Content - Volume 31, Issue 4
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The aim of this study was to investigate joint mobility, segmental and general spinal mobility and their interrelationship in 607 women working as homecare personnel. Joint mobility (mainly periph- eral) was estimated using the âBeightonâ score. Spinal posture and mobility were measured by Debrunnerâs kyphometer. Passive segmental mobility and pain provocation were estimated manuall ...
Fifty patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (FEV1 ` 50% pred.) were randomized to a rehabilitation group and a control group. The rehabilitation group took part in an individualized multidisciplinary, outpatient 12-month rehabilitation programme. Exercise training was intensive during the first 6 weeks and was then gradually replaced by an individual home-training programme an ...
The purpose of our study was to assess physical and emotional factors in heart transplant patients. A prospective design was used to compare patientsâ physical symptoms, emotional complaints, and restrictions at admission to the waiting list, immediately after, and 1 and 5 years after heart transplantation. Thirty-three patients were included (30 male, 3 female) in the study. Their mean age a ...
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a three-month exercise program on the perception of quality of life in patients with severe chronic heart failure. In a randomized controlled setting, 27 patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 18.1 8.0% were entered into the study. The training group performed aerobic exercises for three hours/week while the control grou ...
The purposes of this study were: (i) to determine the testâretest reliability of isokinetic ankle dorsiflexor strength measurements in young healthy adults using the Biodex dynamometer, and (ii) to examine several statistical measures for the interpretation of reliability. Thirty men and women (mean age 23 3 years) performed three maximal concentric contractions at 30Â°/s, 60Â° ...
The SÃ¸dring Motor Evaluation of Stroke patients is an instrument for physiotherapists to evaluate motor function and activities in stroke patients. The rating reflects quality as well as quantity of the patientâs unassisted performance within three domains: leg, arm and gross function. The inter-rater reliability of the method was studied in a sample of 30 patients admitted to a stroke reh ...
The aim of this study was to evaluate physical performance in individuals with late effects of polio; specifically, to evaluate the effects of reduced muscle strength in the lower limbs. Thirty-two individuals seen at the polio clinic at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Go ̈ teborg, Sweden, participated in the study. Each subject performed a bicycle exercise test in which peak oxygen uptake a ...
The locked-in syndrome is character- ized by quadriplegia, preserved consciousness and inability to respond to the outside world. In recent years, the repetitive execution of identical movements has been demonstrated to be crucial for the recovery of arm and hand function in stroke patients. The present study aimed at investigating the efficiency of repetitive training in a patient suffering from ...