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Pages: 97-0
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EARLY REHABILITATION AFTER SEVERE BRAIN INJURY: A FRENCH PERSPECTIVE
J. M. Mazaux, M. De Sèze, P. A. Joseph, M. Barat
Severely brain-injured patients often suffer from disabilities and psycho-social handicaps. Early rehabilitation aims at improving their motor and functional recovery while preventing or treating complications as soon as possible. In this review we look at some issues encountered in early rehabilitation. We illustrate our discussion with data from 876 French traumatic brain injury patients admitte ...
Pages: 99-109
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THE RESPONSIVENESS OF THE ACTION RESEARCH ARM TEST AND THE FUGL-MEYER ASSESSMENT SCALE IN CHRONIC STROKE PATIENTS
Johanna H. van der Lee, Heleen Beckerman, Gustaaf J. Lankhorst, Lex M. Bouter
The responsiveness of the Action Research Arm (ARA) test and the upper extremity motor section of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) scale were compared in a cohort of 22 chronic stroke patients undergoing intensive forced use treatment aimed at improvement of upper extremity function. The cohort consisted of 13 men and 9 women, median age 58.5 years, median time since stroke 3.6 years. Responsivenes ...
Pages: 110-113
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GAIT IMPROVEMENT IN UNILATERAL TRANSFEMORAL AMPUTEES BY A COMBINED PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOTHERAPEUTIC TREATMENT
Catharina Sjödahl, Gun-Britt Jarnlo, Björn M. Persson
A conscious therapeutic approach was used combining methods in physiotherapy with psychological awareness to re-educate nine transfemoral amputees during 10 months in outdoor environments. All were rehabilitated trauma or tumour cases, mean age 33 years, and had worn their prostheses for more than 18 months. The method aimed at integrating the prosthesis in normal movements and increasing body awa ...
Pages: 114-118
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DISTRESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE IN PEOPLE WITH POLIOMYELITIS SEQUELAE
Anna-Lisa Thorén-Jönsson, Marita Hedberg, Gunnar Grimby
The prevalence of distress in aspects of perceived health and its relation to involvement of poliomyelitis sequelae were studied with the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) in 113 outpatients (mean age 57 years). The leisure and employment situation was also recorded. Most distress was found in the NHP dimensions physical mobility, pain and energy, and least distress in social isolation. Most health- ...
Pages: 119-127
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ASSESSMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN BEHAVIOUR: RELIABILITY OF THE METHOD AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH PERCEIVED DISABILITY, PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT AND FUNCTION
Petteri Koho, Sarita Aho, Paul Watson, Heikki Hurri
The aim of the present study was to develop a reliable assessment of pain behaviour performed during the execution of a range of functional assessment measures. For the initial reliability study 18 subjects (consecutive referrals) were assessed. Subjects were observed and videotaped during a variety of physical tasks and demonstrations of pain behaviour were recorded; the videotapes were scored by ...
Pages: 128-132
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THE INFLUENCE OF THE VIEWING ANGLE ON NECK-LOAD DURING WORK WITH VIDEO DISPLAY UNITS
Helene Fries Svensson, Ola K. Svensson
Ergonomic measures have been found to reduce load-related trouble from the neck-and-shoulders during visual display unit (VDU) work. An important question is the height at which the screen should be placed to give the lowest possible load. Should it be placed at eye-level or below? The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there was any difference in external loading moments of force ...
Pages: 133-136
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MEASURES OF ORDER CONSISTENCY BETWEEN PAIRED ORDINAL DATA: APPLICATION TO THE FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE AND SUNNAAS INDEX OF ADL
Lisbeth Claesson, Elisabeth Svensson
The aim was to evaluate the inter-item consistency between corresponding items in Measure (FIM) and Sunnaas index of ADL (SI) by means of a statistical approach that takes account of the nonmetric properties of ordinal data. The ADL dependence in 204 stroke patients was assessed by interview 3 months after the onset of stroke. The result showed that the inter-item consistency between the FIM and S ...
Pages: 137-144
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