Content - Volume 34, Issue 3

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Satisfaction with hospital rehabilitation: Is it related to life satisfaction, functional status, age or education?
Franco Franchignoni , Marcella Ottonello , Emilio Benevolo , Luigi Tesio
Satisfaction with care, functional and cognitive status, life satisfaction, anxiety, and sociodemographic variables were correlated in 55 in-patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit after hip or knee surgery. The study aimed at investigating whether, as an index of care quality, patient satisfaction can be considered as a distinct domain or instead is subsidiary to other patient characteristics. ...
Pages: 105-108
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Comparison of lumbar range of movement and lumbar lordosis in back pain patients and matched controls
Joseph K.-F. Ng , Carolyn A. Richardson , Vaughan Kippers , Mohamad Parnianpour
Inconclusive findings have been shown in previous studies comparing lumbar range of movement (LROM) and lumbar lordosis between back pain patients and healthy subjects. In these studies, confounding variables such as age, gender, height, obesity, and pain level were usually not well controlled. The present study aimed to compare LROM and lumbar lordosis between back pain patients and matched contr ...
Pages: 109-113
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The Quebec classification and a new Swedish classification for whiplash-associated disorders in relation to life satisfaction in patients at high risk of chronic functional impairment and disability
Artur Tenenbaum , Marcelo Rivano-Fischer , Carsten Tjell , Micael Edblom , Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen
Unlike the Quebec classification system, which is based primarily on pathoanatomy, a new Swedish classification system is based on the site of functional impairment and disability. A prospective study was performed on 85 patients with whiplash-associated disorders grade II according to the Quebec classification. The patients were examined 3-36 months following trauma. A team of professionals with ...
Pages: 114-118
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Effects of a multiprofessional rehabilitation programme for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome
Monika Gustafsson , Jan Ekholm , Lisbet Broman
The present study sought to evaluate the efficacy of a 12-week multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme mainly emphasizing physiotherapy, for patients with either fibromyalgia syndrome or chronic, widespread pain. Forty-three non-randomized female patients with fibromyalgia syndrome or chronic, widespread pain were assigned to the programme or served as waiting-list controls. The outcome was ass ...
Pages: 119-127
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Spouses of first-ever stroke victims: sense of coherence in the first phase after stroke
Gunilla Forsberg-Wärleby , Anders Möller , Christian Blomstrand
According to Antonovsky, the individual's sense of coherence is assumed to be crucial in coping with stressful life events. The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between the sense of coherence of the spouses of stroke victims, the objective severity of the stroke and the spouses' perception of life satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and cognitive image of life in the fut ...
Pages: 128-133
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Mild versus severe fatigue in polio survivors: Special characteristics
Anne-Kristine Schanke , Johan K. Stanghelle , Stein Andersson , Arve Opheim , Vegard Strøm , Anne-Kristin Solbakk
In studies conducted on polio survivors with late effects of poliomyelitis, new fatigue is frequently reported. The main purpose of the present study was to examine the characteristics of polio survivors reporting severe fatigue versus those reporting mild or no fatigue. From a survey among 276 representative Norwegian polio survivors, we recruited all patients with mild/no fatigue and those with ...
Pages: 134-140
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Proprioception in poor- and well-functioning anterior cruciate ligament deficient patients
T. Ø. Jensen , T. Fischer-Rasmussen , M. Kjaer , S. P. Magnusson
The aim of this study was to examine proprioception with and without muscle tension and knee function in two groups of chronic (> 1 year post-injury) patients with deficient anterior cruciate ligaments with distinctly different functioning levels. The well (WF) and poor functioning (PF) group was defined as those with a Tegner/Lysholm score equal to or greater than 6/95 (WF, n = 7), and equal t ...
Pages: 141-149
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International Calendar
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