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Objective: Rehabilitation services play an important role in optimizing functional ability and societal integration for people with disabilities. The Madagascar Rehabilitation Programme (2011–2013) resulted from a global training partnership and led to 8 doctors achieving a university diploma in rehabilitation medicine. This paper describes a 2014 evaluation of the programme methods, results and ...
Objective: To determine whether there are differences in exercise-associated changes in cognitive func-tion between males and females living with stroke.
Design: Secondary analysis of data from a prospective assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial.
Participants: Fifty participants (50–80 years, > 1 year post-stroke, able to walk ≥ 5 m).
Methods: Participants were allocated into a ...
Objective: Burnout, a state of emotional exhaustion related to work or patient-care activities, is prevalent in all stages of medical training and clinical practice. The syndrome has serious consequences, including medical errors, poorer quality of care, substance abuse, and suicide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of burnout in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) special ...
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of classical pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Methods: The databases PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library were searched for relevant studies. Randomized controlled trials comparing classical pulsed electromagnetic field with placebo for patients with knee osteoarthritis were included. Data for primary out ...
Objective: Rehabilitation is often neglected in clinical practice guidelines, even when there is evidence for its effectiveness. The Current Rehabilitation development project, documented in this article, aimed to develop processes and structures to incorporate evidence and good practice on rehabilitation and functional capacity into the Finnish national Current Care Guidelines.
Design: Descripti ...
Objective: To describe a project to develop guideline implementation tools (GItools) for rehabilitation guidelines, and a collaboration between a guideline producer and a healthcare organization to implement guidelines into care pathways.
Design: Descriptive case study.
Methods: A national guideline organization in Finland launched a 3-year project in 2015 to implement rehabilitation recommenda ...