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Current status of rehabilitation medicine in Asia: a report from new millennium Asian Symposium on rehabilitation medicine
Naoichi Chino , Shigenobu Ishigami , Masami Akai , Meigen Liu , Yasutomo Okajima , Junko Koike , Kazushige Kobayashi
With the aim of promoting rehabilitation medicine in Asian countries, where the number of persons with disability occupies a significant proportion in the world, New Millennium Asian Symposium on Rehabilitation Medicine was held in February 2001 in Tokyo, under the sponsorship of the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. Twenty-three guest speakers from 14 Asian countries and regions pa ...
Pages: 1-4
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Improved client participation in the rehabilitation process using a client-centred goal formulation structure
Ewa Wressle , Anne-Marie Eeg-Olofsson , Jan Marcusson , Chris Henriksson
The aim was to evaluate whether the use of a client-centred instrument, the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM), affects the patients' perception of active participation in the rehabilitation process. The study included 155 patients in the experiment group and 55 in the control group, within geriatric, stroke, and home rehabilitation. The COPM was used in the experiment group. A struc ...
Pages: 5-11
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Reorganization of equilibrium and movement control strategies after total knee arthroplasty
J.-M. Viton , L. Atlani , S. Mesure , J. Massion , J.-P. Franceschi , A. Delarque , A. Bardot
This work was aimed at identifying changes in posturomotor control strategies in patients with unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Using kinetic and kinematic data, a previous study had revealed that, during a side step, patients with unilateral knee arthritis showed a shortened monopodal phase and a lengthened postural phase when the affected leg was the supporting one. It was expected that these ...
Pages: 12-19
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Inter-rater reliability and validity of the stroke rehabilitation assessment of movement (STREAM) instrument
Chun-Hou Wang , Ching-Lin Hsieh , May-Hui Dai , Chia-Hui Chen , Yu-Fen Lai
The Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement (STREAM) instrument is used to measure motor and mobility problems in patients who have experienced a stroke. The purposes of the study were to examine the inter-rater reliability, concurrent and convergent validity of the STREAM instrument in stroke patients. Fifty-four stroke patients participated in the study. For the purpose of inter-rater relia ...
Pages: 20-24
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Effects of functional electrical stimulation training for six months on body composition and spasticity in motor complete tetraplegic spinal cord-injured individuals
Camilla Sköld , Lars Lönn , Karin Harms-Ringdahl , Claes Hultling , Richard Levi , Mark Nash , Åke Seiger
The effect of functional electrical stimulation (FES) training on body composition, assessed by computed tomography, and the effect of spasticity, assessed by both objective and subjective measures, are evaluated. Fifteen motor-complete spinal-cord-injured men participated in the study. Eight of the 15 subjects undertook FES cycling 3 times weekly for 6 months. Whole body computed tomography scans ...
Pages: 25-32
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Behaviour-focused pain coping: consistency and convergence to work capability of the Swedish version of The Chronic Pain Coping Inventory
John Ektor-Andersen , Palle Ørbæk , Sven-Olof Isacsson
The aim was to study the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Chronic Pain Coping Inventory. The material consisted of a group of 100 subjects recruited from a large population study. Pain status and the absence of pain-related sick leave during the previous year conditioned inclusion. Another group comprised 160 patients on the long-term sick list and who had been referred to a m ...
Pages: 33-39
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Exercise training in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis: Comparison of three rehabilitation programs
Erasmia Konstantinidou , Georgia Koukouvou , Evangelia Kouidi , Asterios Deligiannis , Achilleas Tourkantonis
Functional capacity of end-stage renal disease patients is dramatically impaired. Although exercise training programs appear to have beneficial morphological, functional and psychosocial effects in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis (HD), the adherence rate is high. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of three modes of exercise training on aerobic capacity and to ide ...
Pages: 40-45
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