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Objective: To determine the effect of crossed-education, using task-related training on a tilt table, on upper extremity function and grip strength in subjects with post-stroke hemiplegia.
Design: Double-blind, randomized controlled, pilot study.
Patients: A total of 45 patients between 6 and 12 months post-stroke.
Methods: Subjects were randomly allocated to the control group, or experimental ...
Objective: To explore self-reported health problems and functional goals in community-dwelling individuals with spinal cord injury in Sweden.
Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study that used a survey designed by an experienced peer mentor with spinal cord injury.
Subjects: Community-dwelling individuals with spinal cord injury from Sweden.
Methods: The survey was distributed online by the ...
Objective: To examine environmental barriers, func-tioning, and quality of life in Wenchuan earthquake survivors with spinal cord injury.
Design: Cross-sectional study.
Subjects: Thirty-two adult Wenchuan earthquake survivors with spinal cord injury.
Methods: Data were collected on environmental factors with the Nottwil Environmental Factors Inventory Short Form (NEFI-SF), physical and mental f ...
Background: Fatigue affects 80% of persons with multiple sclerosis and is associated with daily physical functioning. Both fatigue and physical behaviour are multidimensional concepts.
Objective: To study the association between the dimensions of physical behaviour and multiple sclerosis-related fatigue.
Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of 212 persons with multiple sclerosis. Participants were ...
Objective: To explore changes in pain, spasticity, range of motion, activities of daily living, bowel and lower urinary tract function and quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury following robotic exoskeleton gait training.
Design: Prospective, observational, open-label multicentre study.
Methods: Three training sessions per week for 8 weeks using an Ekso™ GT robotic exoskeleto ...
Objective: To update the evidence surrounding the presence of anxiety after stroke.
Data sources: A search was conducted in EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, AMED and CINAHL in May 2015 and repeated in April 2017.
Study selection: Clinical diagnosis of stroke and assessed for anxiety symptoms on a rating scale in the first year after stroke.
Data extraction: One reviewer screened a ...
Objective: To evaluate the test–retest reliability and variability of the Participation domain of the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS Participation) in persons with stroke as it is widely used to assess perceived participation in rehabilitation after stroke.
Design: A test–retest design.
Subjects: Forty-five persons (mean age 65 years) with mild to moderate disability at least 6 months post-stroke. ...
Objective: To investigate the efficacy of exercise interventions and factors associated with changes in work ability for people with chronic whiplash-associated disorders.
Design: Secondary analysis of a single-blind, randomized multi-centre controlled trial.
Setting: Interventions were conducted in Swedish primary care settings.
Patients: A total of 165 individuals with chronic whiplash-associ ...
Objective: To determine whether transcranial direct current stimulation augments the analgesic effect of breathing-controlled electrical stimulation in patients with spinal cord injury who have chronic neuropathic pain.
Design: Sham-controlled, single-blinded, single-centre, cross-over study of 12 participants with incomplete spinal cord injury. The treatment protocol included a 20-min transcrani ...
Objective: To identify contributing factors that can be used to predict which patients with first-ever stroke will return to driving during 1 year after stroke.
Design: Multicentre cohort study.
Subjects: A total of 620 first-ever stroke patients who drove before stroke.
Methods: The Stroke Cohort for Functioning and Rehabilitation is a large, multicentre, prospective cohort study of all patien ...
Objective: To explore the relationship between electrical current and nerve–needle distance for localization of target nerves in peripheral nerve block, and the effects of injection speed, concentration, and injectate volume on alcohol dispersion using an animal model.
Methods: Rabbit tibial nerves were selected for localization. Nerve–needle distance was ascertained using a manipulator. The ...
Objective: To evaluate the strength of the evidence for multimodal/multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes (MMRPs) for common pain outcomes.
Data sources: PubMed, PsychInfo, PEDro and Cochrane Library were searched from inception to August 2017.
Study selection: Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials and qualitative systematic reviews of randomized cont ...