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Research in Rehabilitation Medicine
Gunnar Grimby
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Pages: 241-242
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European Board P&RM News
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Pages: 242-0
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Book Review
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Pages: 243-0
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NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION IN THE COMMUNITY
Michael P. Barnes, Harriet Radermacher
There is increasing pressure on health services around the world to provide more resources and facilities in the community. This is partly as a counterbalance to the increasing cost of hospital services and partly a recognition of the importance of local health facilities. Rehabilitation has generally been a hospital-based specialty and there now needs to be a change of focus, or at least an addit ...
Pages: 244-248
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THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TRUNK FUNCTION AND THE FINDINGS OF TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION AMONG PATIENTS WITH STROKE
Toshiyuki Fujiwara, Shigeru Sonoda, Yasutomo Okajima, Naoichi Chino
In this study, we investigated the relationship between the motor evoked potentials obtained from trunk muscles and the clinical function of trunk muscle. Twenty patients with unilateral hemispheric stroke and 11 healthy adults were examined. The responses of the bilateral external oblique muscles and the erector spinae muscles to the magnetic stimulation of multiple sites over both cortical hemis ...
Pages: 249-255
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A NEURAL NETWORK FOR RECOGNIZING MOVEMENT PATTERNS DURING REPETITIVE SELF-PACED MOVEMENTS OF THE FINGERS IN OPPOSITION TO THE THUMB
Jo Van Vaerenbergh, Ria Vranken, Lucia Briers, Herman Briers
A data glove is a typical input device to control a virtual environment. At the same time it measures movements of wrist and fingers. The purposes of this investigation were to assess the ability of BrainMaker(tm), a neural network, to recognize movement patterns during an opposition task that consisted of repetitive self-paced movements of the fingers in opposition to the thumb. The neural networ ...
Pages: 256-259
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PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN MEN ON A LIVER TRANSPLANTATION WAITING LIST
Guenther F. Wiesinger, Michael Quittan, Karin Zimmermann, Martin Nuhr, Martina Wichlas, Martin Bodingbauer, Reza Asari, Gabriela Berlakovich, Richard Crevenna, Veronika Fialka-Moser, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic
Twenty-six men on a liver transplant waiting list (12 had alcoholic cirrhosis, 8 suffered from posthepatitic cirrhosis, and 6 from cirrhosis of other etiologies) were eligible for this observation. Nineteen subjects underwent exercise testing to determine oxygen uptake at anaerobic threshold. In all patients dynamometry was performed to determine isokinetic muscle strength of knee extensor muscles ...
Pages: 260-265
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THE EFFECT OF A HOME PHYSIOTHERAPY PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Alice Nieuwboer, Willy De Weerdt, René Dom, Mieke Truyen, Luc Janssens, Yvo Kamsma
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a home physiotherapy program for persons with Parkinson's disease. Thirty-three patients took part in the study using a within-subject controlled design. Functional activities including walking and carrying out transfers were measured at home and in the hospital before and after a 6-week baseline period, after 6 weeks home physiotherapy and a ...
Pages: 266-272
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THE USE OF OUTCOME MEASURES IN PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION WITHIN EUROPE
Rachel Haigh, Alan Tennant, Fin Biering-Sørensen, Gunnar Grimby, Crt MarinCek, Suzanne Phillips, Haim Ring, Luigi Tesio, Jean-Louis Thonnard
The aim of the study was to survey the use of outcome measures in rehabilitation within Europe. It was envisaged that this would provide the basis for further studies on the cross-cultural validity of outcome measures. A postal questionnaire was distributed in November 1998 to 866 units providing rehabilitation. In total, 418 questionnaires were returned, corresponding to a response rate of 48%. T ...
Pages: 273-278
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RELIABILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS OF THREE DIFFERENT PAIN ASSESSMENTS
Thomas Lundeberg, Iréne Lund, Lisbeth Dahlin, Elsebet Borg, Carina Gustafsson, Lena Sandin, Annika Rosén, Jan Kowalski, Sven V. Eriksson
The visual analogue scale (VAS) and ordered categorical scales, i.e. numeric rating scales (NRS), are commonly used in the assessment of pain. However, these scales are bounded by fixed endpoints and thus the range of measurement is limited. The disparity in repeated assessments of perceived pain intensity with the VAS, NRS, and electrical stimulation applied as a matching stimulus was studied in ...
Pages: 279-283
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International Calendar
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Pages: 284-0
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