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REVIEW ARTICLE
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation in persons with multiple trauma: A systematic review
Reem Al Hanna, Bhasker Amatya, Eduardo L. Cofré Lizama, Mary P. Galea, Fary Khan
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of multidisciplinary rehabilitation in improving functional and psychological outcomes in person with multiple trauma. Date sources: A comprehensive literature review was conducted using medical and health science electronic databases up to February 2019. Data extraction: Two independent reviewers selected studies, extracted data and assessed study quali ...
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Cross-diagnostic scale-banking using rasch analysis: Developing a common reference metric for generic and health condition-specific scales in people with rheumatoid arthritis and stroke
Birgit Prodinger, Ayşe A. Küçükdeveci , Sehim Kutlay, Atilla H. Elhan, Svend Kreiner, Alan Tennant
Objectives: To develop a common reference metric of functioning, incorporating generic and health condition-specific disability instruments, and to test whether this reference metric is invariant across 2 health conditions. Design: Psychometric study using secondary data analysis. Firstly, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Linking Rules were used to exa ...
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Potential cost savings for selected non-pharmacological treatment strategies for patients with Alzheimers disease in Finland
Ari Rosenvall, Lauri Sääksvuori, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Ismo Linnosmaa, Antti Malmivaara
Objective: To compare the costs and monetary benefits of non-pharmacological interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s disease in real-world settings. Methods: A systematic review was performed to determine the most effective treatment strategies for being able to stay at home for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Care-management, family support, and multidisciplinary rehabilitation were i ...
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Determinants of physical activity in young wheelchair-user with spina bifida
Manon A. T. Bloemen , Tim Takken, Janke F. de Groot , Cas L.J.J Kruitwagen, Rosanne A. Rooks, Rita H.J.G. van den Berg-Emons, Frank J.G. Backx
Objective: To explore associations between physical activity and peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak), age, sex, and Hoffer classification in young wheelchair-users with spina bifida. Design: Exploratory study. Subjects: Dutch children (age 5–19 years) with spina bifida who use a manual wheelchair. Methods: For the dependent variable physical activity, data from 2 physical activity monitors were anal ...
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Effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy: A systematic review
Mitchell Simpson, Tania Pizzari, Tim Cook, Stuart Wildman, Jeremy Lewis
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy. Data sources: Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Register of Clinical Trials, PEDro and SPORTDiscus from inception to March 2018, and accompanying reference lists. Peer-reviewed randomized clinical trials of non-surgical interventions for adults with rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy wer ...
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Effects of exercise training on physical activity in heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy devices or implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Hidetoshi Yanagi, Harumi Konishi, Saori Yamada, Kazufumi Kitagaki, Michio Nakanishi, Taku Harada, Masahiro Kohzuki
Objective: This study elucidated the effects of exercise training on physical activity, 6-min walk distance, and all-cause hospitalization rates in patients with chronic heart failure, and evaluated factors contributing to changes in physical activity. Design: Prospective cohort observational study. Patients and methods: Patients (n =62) who completed an exercise training programme after impla ...
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Strategies for learning glossopharyngeal breathing in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A feasibility case series
Koshiro Haruyama, Yosuke Yamaha, Miyuki Ito, Tomoyoshi Otsuka, Michiyuki Kawakami
Objective: To propose alternative learning strategies for glossopharyngeal breathing in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and healthy men. Design: A feasibility study with small case series. Subjects: Five boys with DMD and 7 male physical therapists as healthy controls who had not learned glossopharyngeal breathing. Methods: Participants were instructed in a glossopharyngeal brea ...
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Self-directed, home-based, upper limb practice in stroke patients: A systematic review
Yih Wong, Louise Ada, Rongrong Wang, Grethe Månum, Birgitta Langhammer
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of self-administered, home-based, upper limb practice in improving upper limb activity after stroke. To compare structured home-based practice vs non-structured home-based practice. Methods: Databases were searched for randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials using a pre-defined search strategy. Data were extracted from 15 studies involving 788 ...
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Predicting admission to post-acute inpatient rehabilitation in patients with acute stroke in Taiwan
Feng-Hang Chang , Yen-Nung Lin, Tsan-Hon Liou, Jui-chi Lin, Cheng-Hsun Yang, Hsien-Lin Cheng
Objective: To identify predictors of admission to post-acute inpatient rehabilitation settings following acute care for stroke survivors in Taiwan. Design: Prospective observation study. Participants: Stroke survivors (n = 558) admitted to acute care wards for inpatient rehabilitation (62% male; mean age 60.0 ± 12.2 years). Methods: The primary outcome was whether survivors were admitt ...
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Impact of post-radiotherapy exercise on women with breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Qian Shen, Hongchun Yang
Objective: To determine the effect of post-radiotherapy exercise on quality of life, fatigue, pain, depression, and other outcomes for women with breast cancer. Methods: Medline, Embase, Scopus, and Cochrane electronic databases were searched (up to August 2019) for relevant studies. Studies were included if they were randomized controlled trials of the effect of post-radiotherapy exercise on the ...
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Predicting admission to post-acute inpatient rehabilitation in patients with acute stroke in Taiwan
Feng-Hang Chang , Yen-Nung Lin, Tsan-Hon Liou, Jui-chi Lin, Cheng-Hsun Yang, Hsien-Lin Cheng
Objective: To identify predictors of admission to post-acute inpatient rehabilitation settings follow-ing acute care for stroke survivors in Taiwan. Design: Prospective observation study. Participants: Stroke survivors (n = 558) admitted to acute care wards for inpatient rehabilitation (62% male; mean age 60.0 ± 12.2 years). Methods: The primary outcome was whether survivors were admit ...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
ON THE STRUCTURAL VALIDITY OF BESTEST, MINI-BESTEST AND BRIEF-BESTEST
Franco Franchignoni, Andrea Giordano
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Effect of treating elbow flexor spasticity with botulinum toxin injection and adjunctive casting on hemiparetic gait parameters: A prospective case series
Supun Kotteduwa Jayawarden, Ryan Sandarage, Jordan Farag, Carl Ganzert, Paul Winston, Patricia Mills, Rajiv Reebye
Objective: To investigate changes in hemiparetic gait parameters after treatment of elbow flexor spasticity with botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) injection and adjunctive casting. Design: Prospective case series. Subjects: Ten participants with spasticity secondary to acquired brain injury (8 stroke, 2 traumatic brain injury). Interventions: Participants received BoNT injections for their spastic el ...
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Personalized predictions of treatment outcome in patients with post-stroke depressive symptoms
Johanne C.C. Rauwenhoff, Suzanne C. Bronswijk, Frenk Peeters, Yvonne Bol, Alexander C. H. Geurts, Caroline M. van Heugten
Objective: Post-stroke depressive symptoms have a vast individual and societal impact. However, research into interventions for such symptoms show contradictory results; it is unclear what works for which patients. In addition, clinical prediction tools are lacking. This study aimed to develop a prognostic index model for treatment outcome in patients with post-stroke depressive symptoms. Methods ...
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