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PRESSURE ALGOMETRY IN HEALTHY SUBJECTS: INTER-EXAMINER VARIABILITY
Fabio Antonaci, Trond Sand and Guilherme A. Lucas
The purpose of this study was to estimate inter-examiner reliability of head and neck algometry. Pain perception thresholds were assessed with a mechani- cal pressure algometer in 21 healthy individuals. Thresh- olds were assessed at 13 symmetrical points on each side of the head and neck, at the deltoid muscle and at the median finger. The pressure range of the instrument proved insufficient to s ...
Pages: 3-8
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POSTURAL ASYMMETRY REDUCTION BY VESTIBULAR CALORIC STIMULATION IN LEFT HEMIPARETIC PATIENTS
Gilles Rode, Caroline Tiliket, Philippe Charlopain, Dominique Boisson
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of caloric vestibular stimulation on the postural sway characteristics of hemiparetic patients. Two groups of 15 hemiparetic patients each (right and left) were compared to a group of 15 control subjects. Hemiplegic patients were selected for the study if they showed ability to stand without external support for at least 30 seconds. Posturog ...
Pages: 9-14
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AN EVALUATION OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY INTERVENTION GOVERNED BY FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE (FIMSM) IN INCONTINENT STROKE PATIENTS
Barbro Wikander, Peter Ekelund and Ian Milsom
Patients with acute hemispheric stroke and ensuing urinary incontinence were randomly allocated to a ward using conventional methods of rehabilitation (n 13) or to a ward practicing rehabi- litation governed by Functional Independence Measure (FIM) (n 21). All patients were assessed on admission and on discharge using the Katz activities of daily living (ADL) index, the psychological general well- ...
Pages: 15-21
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LIFE SATISFACTION OF PERSONS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY COMPARED TO A POPULATION GROUP
Marcel W. M. Post, Alphons J. Van Dijk, Floris W. A. Van Asbeck and August J. P. Schrijvers
Life satisfaction is thought to be the subjective part of quality of life, i.e. the feelings of the persons concerned about their functioning and circumstances. In this study, life satisfaction of spinal cordinjured persons living in the community is compared to life satisfaction of a population group. Respondents were a nationwide sample of 318 persons with spinal cord injury (response 60%) and 5 ...
Pages: 23-30
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INTERDISCIPLINARY REHABILITATION OF HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS
Gunilla Nordström-Björverud and Ulrich Moritz
At Lund University Hospital a coopera- tion project started in 1989 between the Rehabilitation Clinic and the Occupational Health Service Unit for the rehabilitation of 34 hospital employees with musculo- skeletal problems and a median sick-listing time of 6 months, treated as day-patients by an interdisciplinary team. Evaluation instruments used were the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), Pain Draw ...
Pages: 31-37
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THE ROLE OF ANKLE PLANTAR FLEXOR MUSCLE WORK DURING WALKING
Marjan Meinders, Andrew Gitter and Joseph M. Czerniecki
Impaired ankle plantar flexor (APF) function is a frequent cause of gait limitations, but the role of the APF in the forward propulsion of the body remains controversial. To better understand both the direct and indirect effects of the APF during push-off and through advancement of the leg, mechanical work and inverse dynamic analyses were performed on 8 normal subjects during level walking. Durin ...
Pages: 39-46
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REPEATED MAXIMUM RECIPROCAL KNEE MOVEMENTS IN PATIENTS WITH MINIMAL OVERT SYMPTOMS AFTER ISCHAEMIC STROKE: AN EVALUATION OF MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE AND EMG
B. Lindström, B. Gerdle and L. Forsgren
The ability to perform reciprocal knee flexions and knee extensions was investigated in patients with minimal or no overt motor symptoms after stroke. Ten patients and 22 controls performed 10 maximal reciprocal knee extensions and knee flexions without intervening rest period using an isokinetic dynam- ometer (Cybex II). P eak tor que (P T ; Nm), signal amplitude (RMS) and mean frequency (fmean) ...
Pages: 47-54
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THE PROCESS OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FOR EMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE ON SICK-LEAVE: EMPLOYED PEOPLE VS UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN STOCKHOLM COMPARED WITH CIRCUMSTANCES IN RURAL JÄMTLAND, SWEDEN
John Selander, Sven-Uno Marnetoft, Alf Bergroth and Jan Ekholm
The likelihood that a period of sick-leave will result in a temporary disability pension is about three times greater for unemployed people than for those with jobs. The aim of this study was 1) to compare the vocational rehabilitation of the employed with the rehabilitation of the unemployed in the city of Stock- holm and 2) to compare the results with previous results from rural Ja ̈mtland. ...
Pages: 55-60
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