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Creating a common metric based on existing activities of daily living tools to enable standardized reporting of functioning outcomes achieved during rehabilitation
Roxanne Maritz, Alan Tennant, Carolina Fellinghauer, Gerold Stucki, Birgit Prodinger
Objective: Many different assessment tools are used to assess functioning in rehabilitation; this limits the comparability and aggregation of respective data. The aim of this study was to outline the development of an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)-based interval-scaled common metric for 2 assessment tools assessing activities of daily living: the Function ...
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Self-rated health determinants in post-stroke individuals
Érika de Freitas Araújo, Ramon Távora Viana, Camila Ferreira da Cruz, Sherindan Ayessa Ferreira de Brito, Maria Teresa Ferreira Reis, Christina Danielli Coelho Faria
Objective: To investigate whether variables of function and disability, which have potential to be modified by rehabilitation, are determinants of self-rated health in post-stroke individuals in the chronic phase. Design: Cross-sectional exploratory study. Methods: The dependent variable was self-rated health. The independent variables were organized according to the International Classificati ...
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Speech-language pathologists’ role in the multi-disciplinary management and rehabilitation of patients with covid-19
Bijoyaa Mohapatra, Ranjini Mohan
Respiratory and neurological complications in patients in various stages of COVID-19 emphasize the role of speech-language pathologists in the assessment and management of swallowing and communication deficits in these patients. The speech-language pathologist works within a multidisciplinary team to identify these deficits, and aims to improve swallowing, nutrition, hydration, speech, and quality ...
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Symptoms of adjustment disorder and smoking predict long-term functional outcome after ankle and lower leg fracture
Sabine Weimert, Sebastian Kuhn, Pol M. Rommens, Manfred E. Beutel, Iris C. Reiner
Objective: To examine the psychological, social, behavioural and injury-related factors impacting functional outcome in patients with ankle or lower limb fracture 1 year post-operation. Methods: In this prospective study 66 patients with ankle or lower leg fracture were recruited and followed up 1 year post-operation. Possible associations between predictors and functional outcome were explored b ...
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Health-related quality of life and cardiac rehabilitation: Does body mass index matter?
Iris den Uijl, Nienke ter Hoeve, Madoka Sunamura, Henk J. Stam, Mattie J. Lenzen, Victor J. van den Berg, Eric Boersma, Rita J.G. van den Berg-Emons
Objective: To investigate the correlation between body mass index class and changes in health-related quality of life in patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation. Design: Prospective cohort study. Patients: A total of 503 patients with acute coronary syndrome. Methods: Data from the OPTICARE trial were used, in which health-related quality of life was measured with the MacNew Heart Dise ...
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Self-reported impairments among people with late effects of polio: a Mixed-methods study
Catharina Sjödahl Hammarlund, Jan Lexell, Christina Brogårdh
Objective: To determine how much people with late effects of polio (LEoP) are bothered by various impairments and their influence on everyday life. Design: A mixed-methods design. Subjects/patients: Seven women and 7 men (mean age 70 years) with LEoP. Methods: Self-reported Impairments in Persons with late effects of Polio (SIPP) scale and face-to-face interviews. In SIPP, the participants rate ...
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Gait improvement in adults with hemiparesis using a rolling cane: A cross-over trial
Thierry Deltombe, Mie Leeuwerck, Jacques Jamart, Anne Frederick, Geoffroy Dellicour
Objective: To assess the changes in gait parameters in adults with hemiparesis using a rolling cane (quadripod cane with small wheels; Wheeleo®) compared with a classical quadripod cane. Design: A prospective, multicentric, cross-over randomized trial. Participants: Thirty-two ambulatory adults with hemiparesis. Methods: Participants were assessed using a quadripod cane and a rolling cane. Out ...
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Comparison of the structural validity of three Balance Evaluation Systems Test in older adults with femoral or vertebral fracture
Kazuhiro Miyata, Satoshi Hasegawa, Hiroki Iwamoto, Tomohiro Otani, Yoichi Kaizu, Tomoyuki Shinohara, Shigeru Usuda
Objective: To clarify and compare the structural validity of 3 Balance Evaluation Systems Tests (BESTest, Mini-BESTest, and Brief-BESTest) in older adults with femoral or vertebral fractures. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Ninety-four older adults (age ≥65 years) with femoral or vertebral fractures, who could walk without physical assistance. Methods: Four BESTest models (BESTest, ...
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Bengt H. Sjölund
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Rehabilitative of COVID-19 patients with acute lower extremity Ischemia and amputation
Luigia Brugliera, Alfio Spina, Paola Castellazzi, Paolo Cimino, Pietro Arcuri, Maria Grazia Deriu, Chiara Zanetta, Sara Monica Angelone, Jody Filippo Capitanio, Federica Alemanno, Carlo Meloni, Giuseppe DAngelo, Elise Houdayer, Jubin Abutalebi, Pietro Mortini, Sandro Iannaccone
Objective: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and rehabilitation management of patients who undergo amputation for COVID-19-associated coagulopathy. Methods: Clinical and laboratory data for 3 patients were analysed and their rehabilitative management discussed. Results: The medical records of 3 patients who had undergone amputation due to acute lower extremity ischaemia and who were prov ...
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Why Rehabilitation must not be neglected during and after the COVID19-pandemic: A position statement of the Global Rehabilitation Alliance
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Emma K. Stokes, Karsten Dreinhöfer, Jan Monsbakken, Stephanie Clarke, Pierre Côté, Isabelle Urseau, David Constantine, Claude Tardif, Venkatesh Balakrishna, Boya Nugraha
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