Content - Volume 24, Issue 4

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Coverage by four information services of the core journals of rehabilitation and related topics
Roberts D
In this study, three serials databases were used to identify core journals in rehabilitation and related areas. Simple strategies were used to search SERLINE (Serials Online, National Library of Medicine), Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory and SACHET (British Library serials database). Coverage of the journals identified by four secondary information services was then studied. These wer ...
Pages: 167-173
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Measurement of torque of trunk flexors at different velocities
Wessel J, Ford D, van Driesum D
The purpose of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability of recording isometric and isokinetic torque of the trunk flexors and to examine the effect of velocity on the torque curves. Thirty healthy subjects were tested on two occasions for isometric torque of trunk flexion at four angles and eccentric and concentric torque at three velocities. Two subjects repeated these tests in the ...
Pages: 175-180
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Gait in relation to ageing and idiopathic parkinsonism
Bowes SG, Charlett A, Dobbs RJ, Lubel DD, Mehta R, O'Neill CJ, Weller C, Hughes J, Dobbs SM.
Distance/time measures of gait in 105 sufferers from idiopathic Parkinsonism, who were able to walk unaided, and 144 healthy controls were examined systematically. Those sufferers with overt fluctuations in control were assessed during their "therapeutic window". Free walking speed was lower for a given cadence in the sufferers, but reached a plateau whilst cadence could still be increased. Age, c ...
Pages: 181-186
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Blood pressure response to detrusor pressure elevation in patients with a reflex urinary bladder after a cervical or high thoracic spinal cord injury
Thyberg M, Ertzgaard P, Gylling M, Granérus G
In 12 patients with a reflex urinary bladder after a cervical or high thoracic spinal cord injury, blood pressure was measured every 30 s during cystometry. Four consecutive cystometries were performed by means of suprapubical catheters and 50 ml/min filling rate. The aim was to improve the methodological basis for cystometrical studies of paroxysmal hypertension and its treatment. In each cystome ...
Pages: 187-193
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A comparison of different psychosocial questionnaires in patients with myocardial infarction
Wiklund I, Welin C
In a consecutive study of 140 patients investigated one month after myocardial infarction (MI), a battery of American and English questionnaires was used to measure depression, anxiety, sleep problems, health locus of control and perceived health. These measures were compared with a well-documented generic questionnaire, the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), and a similarly well-documented mood sca ...
Pages: 195-202
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Assessment of handicap in chronic dialysis diabetic patients (Uremidiab section study)
Borgel F, Benhamou PY, Zmirou D, Balducci F, Halimi S, Cordonnier D
As part of a large epidemiological study concerning 494 diabetic patients undergoing dialysis throughout France--the so-called Uremidiab section study--we collected data with the aim of describing objective as well as subjective aspects of quality of survival. Questionnaires were completed from medical records and from direct interviews by trained collectors. The data included: (a) medical status ...
Pages: 203-208
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