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ORIGINAL REPORT
SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS1
Olle Höök
This paper gives a short history of the development of scientific journals. During the last century there has been an increase of 7% a year in the number of scientific journals published, i.e. a doubling of the total number of new journals every 10–15 years. The only way to survive this information flood is to increase the quality of our scientific publications. There is also increasing inter ...
Pages: 3-7
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EFFECTS OF HIGH RESISTANCE TRAINING IN PATIENTS WITH MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY
Anna Tollbäck, Stefan Eriksson, Anna Wredenberg, Göran Jenner, Roberto Vargas, Kristian Borg and Tor Ansved
Nine ambulatory subjects with myotonic dystrophy participated in a supervised 12-week progressive high-resistance training pro- gram. Knee extensor muscles were trained 3 times a week with free weights, 3 􏰁 10 repetitions at 80% of 1RM. One leg was randomly chosen for training and the other served as control. Six patients completed the training program. In the trained leg, 1RM increased f ...
Pages: 9-16
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ASSOCIATION OF NECK PAIN WITH SYMPTOMS OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION IN THE GENERAL ADULT POPULATION
Riccardo Ciancaglini, Marco Testa and Giovanni Radaelli
The association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population was evaluated in a sample of 483 subjects selected from the population living in the municipality of Segrate, northern Italy. Subjects were interviewed by a standard questionnaire about oral conditions, temporomandibular symptomatology and neck pain. Symptoms related to the Helkimo Ana- mnes ...
Pages: 17-22
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EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY AND DEBILITATING BELIEFS DURING HOSPITALIZATION PREDICT FUTURE ADJUSTMENT TO FIRST MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN MEN
Samuel Melamed, Irit Heruti, Shoshana Shiloh, Ziad Zeidan and Daniel David
Research efforts are being made to identify personality and cognitive variables pre- dictive of poor adjustment following myocardial infarction. Sixty-two male patients were examined after a first and uncomplicated myocardial infarc- tion to determine whether dispositional emotional reactivity and debilitating beliefs measured during hospitalization can predict work engagement, social activities i ...
Pages: 23-30
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CONSTRUCT VALIDITY OF THE FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE (FIM): QUESTIONING THE UNIDIMENSIONALITY OF THE SCALE AND THE “VALUE” OF FIM SCORES
Jean-Franc ̧ois Ravaud, Michel Delcey and Alain Yelnik
The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is one of the most widely used disability and dependence assessment instruments in rehabilitation medicine. As for other similar scales, the expression of results as a unique score raises an important question. Is it legitimate to consider the object being measured (functional independence) as a unidimensional entity? The answer is of major practical impor ...
Pages: 31-41
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REORGANIZATION OF EQUILIBRIUM AND MOVEMENT CONTROL STRATEGIES IN PATIENTS WITH KNEE ARTHRITIS
J.-M. Viton1, L. Atlani, S. Mesure1, J.-P. Franceschi, J. Massion, A. Delarque1 and A. Bardot
The purpose of this study was to identify changes in equilibrium and movement control strategies in patients with arthritis of the knee. These strategies were expected to be different from those of healthy subjects because of the impairments caused by knee arthritis. The different phases of a side step were studied in patients with severe knee arthritis using a movement analysis system and force-p ...
Pages: 43-48
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EVALUATION OF GRIP STRENGTH MEASUREMENTS AFTER COLLES’ FRACTURE: A METHODOLOGICAL STUDY
Christel Lagerström, Bengt Nordgren & Claes Olerud
Maximal isometric grip strength during short and sustained contractions was registered in 28 females and five males with displaced Colles’ fracture involving the distal radio-ulnar joint. After reduction the patients were immobilized with plaster cast or with external fixation. The reliability of the measure- ments of the uninjured side was high and stable over a two-year follow-up period. Th ...
Pages: 49-54
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RECOVERY OF ISOMETRIC GRIP STRENGTH AFTER COLLES’ FRACTURE: A PROSPECTIVE TWO-YEAR STUDY
Christel Lagerström, Bengt Nordgren and Hans Rahme
Grip strength during short and sustained maximal voluntary isometric contrac- tions was measured in 28 females and 5 males with displaced Colles’ fracture involving the distal radio-ulnar joint. The patients were randomized into two groups, treated either through immobili- zation with plaster cast or with external fixation. The recovery of isometric grip strength was followed over a two-year ...
Pages: 55-62
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FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE (FIM)
Hugh G. Dickson and Friedbert Ko ̈hler
Pages: 63-64
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