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ORIGINAL REPORT
Editorial
Pages: 147-147
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CURRENT STATUS OF REHABILITATION, ESPECIALLY IN PATIENTS WITH STROKE, IN JAPAN
Meigen Liu, Naoichi Chino and Hidetoshi Takahashi
The current status of stroke rehabilitation in Japan was reviewed from the perspectives of epidemiology, structures, outcomes and research. Japan is the fastest aging society in the world, facing a rapid increase in its disabled population and ensuing healthcare costs. Although its mortality is decreasing, stroke is the most frequent cause of disability. Traditionally, stroke patients acutely admi ...
Pages: 148-158
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MUSCLE PERFORMANCE IN AN URBAN POPULATION SAMPLE OF 40- TO 79-YEAR-OLD MEN AND WOMEN
Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, Marita Hedberg, Gull-Britt Henning, Åsa Cider and Ulla Svantesson
An urban population sample of 40 to 79-year-old men and women was investigated to evaluate the in􏰤 uence of age and activity level on muscle strength and endurance and to establish a reference material. During the investigation 144 persons were tested bilaterally, except for ankle strength, when only the right side was examined. Isometric muscle strength was determined in the knee extenso ...
Pages: 159-167
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CHANGES IN BALANCE PERFORMANCE IN PHYSICALLY ACTIVE ELDERLY PEOPLE AGED 73–80
Ann-Sofi Gustafson, Lisbeth Noaksson, Ann-Charlotte Grahn Kronhed, Margareta Möller and Claes Möller
In our hospital in 1989 a series of 30 healthy elderly people participated in a study to evaluate the effect of physical training on improving balance. Thereafter, the majority of the people in this group continued with some kind of balance training. Seven years later we followed up 17 of the people who had participated in the original study. We wanted to evaluate the balance performance of these ...
Pages: 168-172
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USE OF HEALTHCARE, IMPACT ON FAMILY CAREGIVERS AND PATIENT SATISFACTION OF REHABILITATION AT HOME AFTER STROKE IN SOUTHWEST STOCKHOLM
Lotta Widén Holmqvist, Lena von Koch and Jesus de Pedro-Cuesta
We previously conducted a randomized controlled trial in which early supported discharge from the Department of Neurology at Huddinge Hospital in southwest Stockholm with continuity of rehabilitation at home (n=41) was compared to routine rehabilitation services (n=40) for moderately disabled selected stroke patients. No statistical signi􏰣 cant differences were found in patient outcome at ...
Pages: 173-179
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FEASIBILITY OF, AND SUCCESS IN ADOPTING A LOW-FAT DIET IN CORONARY PATIENTS
Helena Hämäläinen, Pia Paalosmaa-Puusa, Ritva Seppänen, Merja Rastas1, Lars-Runar Knuts and Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of dietary counselling and the predictability of success in reducing fat intake to less than 20% of total energy in patients with symptomatic coronary heart disease. Forty-seven patients with coronary heart disease attended a 2-week in-house cardiac rehabilitation course with the main emphasis on individual dietary counselling by a nutritionist ...
Pages: 180-186
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VALIDITY OF AMBULATORY ACCELEROMETRY TO QUANTIFY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN HEART FAILURE
Hendrika J. G. van den Berg-Emons, Johannes B. J. Bussmann, Aggie H. M. M. Balk and Henk J. Stam
The purpose was to assess the validity of a novel Activity Monitor to quantify physical activity in congestive heart failure. The Activity Monitor is based on long-term ambu- latory monitoring of signals from body-􏰣 xed accelerometers. Information can be obtained on which mobility-related activity is performed, when, how intense, and for how long. Ten patients performed several functional ...
Pages: 187-192
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