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International Calendar
Niels Kren Veien, Grete Laurberg
Page: 49
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REHABILITATION RESEARCH AFTER YEAR 2000 - A REVIEW FROM A PANEL DISCUSSION
Gunnar Grimby, Jan Ekholm
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Pages: 50-51
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BOOK REVIEWS
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Pages: 52-0
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EFFECTS OF MUSCLE STRENGTHENING AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONING TRAINING ON TEMPORAL, KINEMATIC AND KINETIC VARIABLES DURING GAIT IN CHRONIC STROKE SURVIVORS
Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Sylvie Nadeau, Ian McBride, Sandra Jean Olney
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a combined program of muscle strengthening and physical conditioning on gait performance in subjects with chronic stroke, using a single group pre- and post-test design. Thirteen subjects were recruited for the 10-week program (3 days/week), which consisted of warm-up, aerobic exercises, lower extremity muscle strengthening and cool-down. Dat ...
Pages: 53-60
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AN INITIAL INVESTIGATION OF THE RELIABILITY OF THE RIVERMEAD EXTENDED ADL INDEX IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH NEUROLOGICAL IMPAIRMENT
Philippe Rossier, Derick T. Wade, Margaret Murphy
The objective of this study was to establish the reliability and sensitivity of both postal and interviewer-administrated versions of the Rivermead Extended Activities of Daily Living (READL) index, which assesses six domestic activities and six community activities. Sixty patients with stable neurological impairment were recruited. In one group (n = 40), every patient was assessed face-to- ...
Pages: 61-70
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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCCESSFUL VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION IN A SWEDISH RURAL AREA
Sven-Uno Marnetoft, John Selander, Alf Bergroth, Jan Ekholm
The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with a positive outcome of vocational rehabilitation, and to identify groups that have been successfully rehabilitated in a Swedish rural area. In this study vocational rehabilitation is defined as medical multidisciplinary, psychological, social and occupational activities aiming to re-establish, among sick or injured people with prev ...
Pages: 71-78
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CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY AFTER CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT SURGERY - A COMPARISON OF THREE DIFFERENT DEEP BREATHING TECHNIQUES
Elisabeth Westerdahl, Birgitta Lindmark, Stig-Olof Almgren, Arne Tenling
The effectiveness of three deep breathing techniques was evaluated in 98 male patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery in a randomized trial. The techniques examined were deep breathing with a blow bottle-device, an inspiratory resistance-positive expiratory pressure mask (IR-PEP) and performed with no mechanical device. Pulmonary function and roentgenological changes were evaluated. Fo ...
Pages: 79-84
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TORQUE VARIATIONS DURING REPEATED PASSIVE ISOKINETIC KNEE MOVEMENTS IN PERSONS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Godelieve Nuyens, Willy De Weerdt, P Ketelaer, A Spaepen, Filie Staes
The purposes of this study were to investigate the effect of movement repetitions on resistive torque during passive isokinetic dynamometry of the knee and to determine the role of electromyographic activity in the stretched muscles on the torque measurements. Ten persons with multiple sclerosis and hypertonia of the knee muscles were compared with 10 healthy age- and gender-matched control subjec ...
Pages: 85-89
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ANKLE DORSIFLEXOR MUSCLE PERFORMANCE IN HEALTHY YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN: RELIABILITY OF ECCENTRIC PEAK TORQUE AND WORK MEASUREMENTS
Anna Maria Holmbäck, Michelle M. Porter, David Downham, Jan Lexell
The aims of this study were: (i) to assess the test-retest intrarater reliability of eccentric ankle dorsiflexor muscle performance in young healthy men and women using the Biodex dynamometer; and (ii) to examine different statistical indices for the interpretation of reliability. Thirty men and women (age 22.5 - 2.5 years, mean - S.D ...
Pages: 90-96
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