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Replication and construct validation of the Barrow Neurological Institute screen for higher cerebral function with a Swedish population
Vera Denvall , Sölve Elmståhl , George P. Prigatano
A Swedish translation of the Barrow Neurological Institute Screen for Higher Cerebral Functions was administered to 52 normal control subjects and 36 patients with welldocumented brain dysfunction. Findings replicated those reported in American samples. Level of performance was strikingly similar between Swedish controls and American controls, especially in individuals between 15 and 39 years. Swe ...
Pages: 153-157
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Awareness of deficits in stroke rehabilitation
Adina Hartman-Maeir , Nachum Soroker , Haim Ring , Noomi Katz
The aim of this study was to evaluate the awareness of deficit profiles of stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation, and examine the impact of unawareness on rehabilitation functional outcomes. Sixty first-event stroke patients, 36 after right hemisphere damage and 24 after left hemispheric damage were included. The Awareness Interview was administered at admission to rehabilitation, and patients ...
Pages: 158-164
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Long-term pain conditions after a stroke
Marita Widar , Lars Samuelsson , Susanne Karlsson-Tivenius , Gerd Ahlström
The aim of this study was to classify and describe the characteristics of different long-term pain conditions after a stroke by clinical examination and pain assessment using the Pain-O-Meter and a Pain questionnaire. Pain was classified as central post-stroke pain (n = 15), nociceptive pain (n = 18), and tension-type headache (n = 10). In 65%, pain onset was within 1-6 months ...
Pages: 165-170
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External power output changes during prolonged cycling with electrical stimulation
D. Theisen , C. Fornusek , J. Raymond , G. M. Davis
This study analysed external power output and physiologic responses in 5 individuals with paraplegia during 40 minutes of electrical stimulation leg cycle exercise. Cycling was performed on a motor-driven isokinetic ergometer that enabled precise determinations of power output. Electrical stimulation was increased to 120-140 mA within the first 5 minutes and remained constant thereafter. Power out ...
Pages: 171-175
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Clinical tests on impairment level related to low back pain: A study of test reliability
Eva Horneij , Bertil Hemborg , Birgitta Johnsson , Charlotte Ekdahl
The objectives of the study were, in a working population, to standardize and evaluate a set of clinical tests on impairment level related to the low back with reference to intraand inter-rater reliability. The study was undertaken in two steps. In step 1, 15 tests were examined for inter-rater reliability by three pairs of physiotherapists and for intrarater reliability by one physiotherapist. In ...
Pages: 176-182
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A randomized clinical trial comparing general exercise, McKenzie treatment and a control group in patients with neck pain
Görel Kjellman and Birgitta Öberg
Seventy-seven patients with neck pain in the primary health care were included in a prospective, randomized clinical trial and randomly assigned to general exercise, McKenzie treatment, or a control group. Seventy patients completed the treatment; response rate 93% at 12-month follow-up. All three groups showed significant improvement regarding the main outcomes, pain intensity and Neck Disability ...
Pages: 183-190
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Group training in a pool causes ripples on the water: Experiences by persons with late effects of polio
Carin Willén and Marianne Hansson Scherman
The purpose of the present qualitative study was to describe how persons with late effects of polio experienced dynamic exercise in water in a group. Semi-structured interviews with 15 participants were carried out and analysed according to the phenomenographic approach. The results showed great variation in the way the participants experienced the group training. Fourteen different categories app ...
Pages: 191-197
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