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Pages: 145-0
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DISABILITIES IN CHILDREN WITH DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY: A PROFILE
K. P. Sivaraman Nair, Anisya Vasanth, M Gourie-Devi, Arun B. Taly, S Rao, N Gayathri, T Murali
Proper assessment of disabilities is essential for rehabilitation of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The aim of this study was to identify and quantify the disabilities in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and correlate them with impairment. Thirty-one patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy of age four years and above were studied. The motor functions were evaluated using tot ...
Pages: 147-149
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FRACTURE RISK IN PATIENTS WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY AND SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY
Peter Vestergaard, Henning Glerup, Birgit F. Steffensen, Lars Rejnmark, Jes Rahbek, Leif Mosekilde
We aimed at studying fracture risk in patients with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker's muscular dystrophy (BEMD), and spinal muscular atrophy type II and III (SMA II and III). A self-administered questionnaire was mailed to 293 patients with DMD, BEMD, SMA II or SMA III of which 229 returned the questionnaire. Each respondent was compared with an age- and gender-matched control subject. ...
Pages: 150-155
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COMPARISON OF TWO PHYSICAL EXERCISE PROGRAMS FOR THE EARLY INTERVENTION OF PAIN IN THE NECK, SHOULDERS AND LOWER BACK IN FEMALE HOSPITAL STAFF
L. M. Oldervoll, M. Rø, J-A. Zwart, S. Svebak
The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of increased aerobic capacity versus muscle strength rehabilitation of female hospital staff with long-lasting musculoskeletal back pain. Seventy-nine women agreed to participate in the intervention study. After a medical examination, 65 individuals were assigned to one of three balanced groups: Endurance training (aerobic capacity promoting t ...
Pages: 156-161
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EFFECTS ON PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE AND PAIN FROM THREE DYNAMIC TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN WITH WORK-RELATED TRAPEZIUS MYALGIA
Christina Ahlgren, Kerstin Waling, Fawzi Kadi, Mats Djupsjöbacka, Lars-Eric Thornell, Gunnevi Sundelin
To compare training programs for women with trapezius myalgia regarding physical performance and pain, 102 women were randomized to strength, endurance, co-ordination and non-training groups. Before and after the intervention, static strength and dynamic muscular endurance in shoulder muscles were measured on a Cybex II dynamometer. Muscle activity in shoulder muscles was monitored via surface EMG ...
Pages: 162-169
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NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES ON NECK, SHOULDER AND LOW BACK PAIN: A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED STUDY AMONG HOME-CARE PERSONNEL
Eva Horneij, Bertil Hemborg, Irene Jensen, Charlotte Ekdahl
The effects of two different prevention programmes on: (1) reported neck, shoulder and back pain, (2) perceived physical exertion at work and perceived work-related psychosocial factors, were evaluated by questionnaires after 12 and 18 months. Female nursing aides and assistant nurses (n = 282) working in the home-care services, were randomly assigned to one of three groups for: (1) individ ...
Pages: 170-176
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THE SPINAL CORD INJURY FUNCTIONAL AMBULATION INVENTORY (SCI-FAI)
Edelle C. Field-Fote, Gerard G. Fluet, Scott D. Schafer, Eric M. Schneider, Robin Smith, Pamela A. Downey, Carla D. Ruhl
The development and testing of an observational gait assessment instrument, the Spinal Cord Injury Functional Ambulation Inventory (SCI-FAI) is described. To assess validity and reliability, 22 subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury were scored by four raters. Raters scored each subject three times, once live (LS) and twice from videotaped records (VS1, VS2). A moderate-good negative correlat ...
Pages: 177-181
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CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTATION OF THE MINNESOTA LIVING WITH HEART FAILURE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR GERMAN-SPEAKING PATIENTS
Michael Quittan, Günther F. Wiesinger, Richard Crevenna, Martin J. Nuhr, Martin Posch, Martin Hülsmann, Dorothe Müller, Richard Pacher, Veronika Fialka-Moser
We performed a cross-cultural adaptation of the "Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire" (LHFQ) for use in German-speaking chronic heart failure patients. The instrument was translated and back translated, pre-tested and reviewed by a committee. The German version was tested in 114 patients with chronic heart failure. Reliability was assessed by a test-retest procedure and Cronbach's co ...
Pages: 182-186
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KEY DIMENSIONS OF CLIENT SATISFACTION WITH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A CROSS-VALIDATION OF A CANADIAN MEASURE IN THE NETHERLANDS
Louise Demers, Roelof Wessels, Rhoda Weiss-Lambrou, Bernadette Ska, Luc P. De Witte
The purpose of this study was to conduct a cross-validation of the bidimensional structure of a satisfaction measure with assistive technology. Data were drawn from a follow-up study of 243 subjects who had been administered the Dutch version of the Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with assistive Technology (QUEST). Ratings related to 12 satisfaction items were analysed. Factor analysis resu ...
Pages: 187-191
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