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Outcome Measures in Rehabilitation
Gunnar Grimby
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Pages: 249-250
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Evaluation of individual and group changes in social outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: a long-term follow-up study
Elisabeth Svensson and Jan-Erik Starmark
Sixty-three patients operated on for an acute aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage were evaluated comprehensively over 5 years. The level of social outcome was assessed by a Swedish eight-point version of the Glasgow Outcome Scale (S-GOS) at 0, 3, 6, 12, 24 and 60 months after discharge from a neurosurgical department. Stepwise comparisons of long-term changes in common to the group of patients wer ...
Pages: 251-259
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A randomised controlled trial to determine the effect of intensity of therapy upon length of stay in a neurological rehabilitation setting
Anita Slade , Alan Tennant , M. Anne Chamberlain
A randomised single-blind controlled trial was designed to determine whether intensity of therapy (physiotherapy and occupational therapy) shortened length of stay for patients in a rehabilitation unit. Patients were under 65, primarily with stroke, but also with other conditions such as traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis. The experimental group were timetabled to receive 67% more ther ...
Pages: 260-266
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Trunk control test as a functional predictor in stroke patients
E. Duarte , E. Marco , J. M. Muniesa , R. Belmonte , P. Diaz , M. Tejero , F. Escalada
The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively the Trunk Control Test (TCT) correlation at admission to rehabilitation with length of stay, functional independence measure (FIM), gait velocity, walking distance and balance measured at discharge in 28 hemiparetic patients. FIM and TCT were registered on admission. Outcome measures at discharge were: FIM, gait velocity, walking distance and ...
Pages: 267-272
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Reliability of indices of neuromuscular leg performance in end-stage renal failure
N. P. Gleeson , P. F. Naish , J. E. Wilcock , T. H. Mercer
The purpose of this study was to examine the day-to-day reproducibility and single measurement reliability of peak force, time to half peak force and rate of force development indices of knee extension neuromuscular performance in patients with end-stage renal failure. Eleven self-selected patients (6 men, 5 women) receiving maintenance dialysis (dialysis history 67 ± 42.8 month) completed 3 in ...
Pages: 273-277
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Ankle dorsiflexion delay can predict falls in the elderly
Gilles Kemoun , Philippe Thoumie , Dominique Boisson , Jean Daniel Guieu
The aim of this study was to investigate the kinematic and kinetic characteristics of walking in healthy non-faller elderly in order to develop predictive parameters for falls. A 1-year prospective trial was completed on a walking circuit with two integrated force platforms and an optoelectronic system for three-dimensional movement analysis. Gait was investigated in 54 volunteers who were healthy ...
Pages: 278-283
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Validity and reliability of a modified version of the neck disability index
Birgitta Helmerson Ackelman and Urban Lindgren
The Neck Disability Index was tested for validity and reliability. Fifty-nine Swedish patients (28 men, 31 women) were included. Twenty patients were in the acute phase after a neck sprain, 19 had chronic neck pain and 20 had no neck pain but had other musculoskeletal symptoms. On 5 occasions, the patients completed the Neck Disability Index, the Disability Rating Index, the MOS 36-item short-form ...
Pages: 284-287
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Base of support is not wider in chronic ataxic and unsteady patients
Brigitta Seidel and David E. Krebs
"Wide-based gait" is considered indicative of imbalance. No quantitative gait analyses, however, have related base of support to steadiness during gait. To determine whether patients with cerebellar or vestibular disorders had a wider base of support than matched healthy individuals, we analyzed 102 balance-impaired patients and healthy subjects during free and paced gait. Kinematic data were coll ...
Pages: 288-292
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Pages: 292-0
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