Content - Volume 19, Issue 2
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The possibility of predicting the effect of training on the walking tolerance in intermittent claudication has been studied. After three months of supervised training in 54 patients, the maximal walking distance (MWD) increased by 67% and the painfree walking distance (PFD) by 91%. The analysis of the relation between tested background variables and the effect of training showed covariation only i ...
Eleven aphasia patients and seven family members participated in a five-day residential course led by a speech pathologist, a psychologist and a neurologist. The aim of the course was to give the aphasics and their relatives information on the etiology, treatment possibilities and prognosis of aphasia; work on personal and interpersonal problems through psychological counseling; improve language f ...
The effects of a standardized audiovisual educational programme for myocardial infarction (MI) patients have been evaluated in 4 hospital departments using a time-sequential quasi-experimental design. Compared with controls, patients offered the educational programme were more knowledgeable and had less fear-provoking beliefs about the MI, expressed more optimistic expectations about future physic ...
To determine the effect of transcutaneous electrical stimulation on the rabbit joint, we studied skin and intraarticular temperatures and pressure both before and following the stimulation in nine rabbits. An elevation in skin temperature by a mean of 0.6 degrees C (p less than 0.05) and increase in intraarticular temperature by a mean of 0.8 degrees C (p less than 0.01) was noted following the el ...
Forty patients with spinal cord injuries in the thoracolumbar region were studied. Clinical and experimental data support the conservative approach. In some patients acute stabilisation is needed and in a few patients operative decompression may be considered. Promising experimental non-invasive techniques to improve recovery are presented, but there are no convincing clinical results so far. The ...
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects on the levels on neck and shoulder muscular activity of ergonomic aids used to support or suspend the arm in different sitting postures, both with and without movement of the arm-hand. Ten skilled women workers performed a standardized simulated work cycle similar to assembling printed circuit boards, in different sitting postures with and without ...
Rehabilitation in patients with bilateral high above elbow amputation presents a considerable prosthetic problem. A patient with high upper arm amputations after a high-voltage injury is presented. He was successfully fitted with multifunctional myoelectric hand prostheses. The problems in rehabilitation of adult bilateral arm amputees are discussed and the value of fitting these patients with ele ...
Mobility and kyphosis of the thoracic spine were correlated with lung function in 185 men and 87 women not suffering from respiratory disease. Curvatures of the spine were measured goniometrically with inclinometers and a compass, and lung function by spirometry. Vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in 1 sec had significant positive correlations only with forward and lateral flexion. The st ...