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SHOULDER PAIN IN HEMIPLEGIA REVISITED: CONTRIBUTION OF FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION AND OTHER THERAPIES
Hubert Vuagnat A1 and Alex Chantraine A2
Objectives: Post-stroke shoulder pain is probably the most frequent complication in hemiplegia and has repercussions on motor rehabilitation and the psychological equilibrium of the patient. The strategies for prevention and treatment are presented. Aetiology: Among the various factors contributing to the occurrence of shoulder pain in hemiplegia, some are related to the joint, such as lesion of t ...
Pages: 49-56
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DORSAL WRIST JOINT PAIN IN TETRAPLEGIC PATIENTS DURING AND AFTER REHABILITATION
Yukihiro Hara A1
In a study of 42 tetraplegic patients, physiological, neurological, electrophysiological and radiological examinations were made in 11 patients with complete tetraplegia who had wrist pain after rehabilitation. Pain relief produced by a selective, posterior interosseous nerve lidocaine block indicated distal posterior interosseous nerve syndrome. This syndrome can sometimes be treated conservative ...
Pages: 57-61
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OPTIMAL STIMULATION DURATION OF TENS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIC KNEE PAIN
Gladys L. Y. Cheing A1, Amy Y. Y. Tsui A1, Sing Kai Lo A1, Christina W. Y. Hui-Chan A1
Objective: This study examined the optimal stimulation duration of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for relieving osteoarthritic knee pain and the duration (as measured by half-life) of post-stimulation analgesia. Subjects: Thirty-eight patients received either: (i) 20 minutes (TENS20); (ii) 40 minutes (TENS40); (iii) 60 minutes (TENS60) of TENS; ...
Pages: 62-68
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PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE TESTS FOR PEOPLE WITH LONG-TERM SPINAL PAIN: ASPECTS OF CONSTRUCT VALIDITY
Therese Ljungquist A1, Irene B. Jensen A2, Åke Nygren A2, Karin Harms-Ringdahl A3
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the construct validity of 6 physical performance tests that had already been shown to have acceptable repeatability. Design: Data were collected in a randomized controlled multi-centre study. Subjects: 126 women and 105 men sick-listed for spinal pain carried out the tests and provided personal and background data at inclusion in the study. Metho ...
Pages: 69-75
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WALKING ABILITY AND ACTIVITY LEVEL AFTER HIP FRACTURE IN THE ELDERLY - A FOLLOW-UP
Annika Hellzén Ingemarsson A1, Kerstin Frändin A2, Dan Mellstro A2, Margareta Möller A3
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate which variables can predict walking ability and activity level 1 year after hip fracture and to describe changes over time regarding functional capacity. Subjects: One hundred and fifty-seven patients (111 women, 46 men), mean age 80.9 (SD 9.5) years, operated on for hip fracture, and able to participate either fully or to some extent in perf ...
Pages: 76-83
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LIFE SATISFACTION IN 18- TO 64-YEAR-OLD SWEDES: IN RELATION TO EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT SITUATION, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Roland Melin A1, Kerstin S. Fugl-Meyer A1, Axel R. Fugl-Meyer A1
Objective: The aim of this study is to relate different socio-demographic, health and physical activity parameters to levels of satisfaction with life as a whole and with 10 specific domains of life. Design: Data on socio-demographic items were sampled, using strictly structured interviews, while a checklist (LiSat-11) was used for self-reported levels of life satisfaction. Subjects: A nationally ...
Pages: 84-90
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INFLUENCE OF WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMMES ON WALKING SPEED AND RELATIVE OXYGEN COST (%VO2MAX) IN OBESE WOMEN DURING WALKING
Ulla Evers Larsson A1 and Eva Mattsson A1
Objective: The objective was to investigate effects of dieted weight reduction on walking ability in obese women. Methods: Fifty-seven obese women 44.1 3 10.7 years, body mass index 37.1 3 3.4 kg3m32 performed an indoor walking test. Speed, oxygen consumption and heart rate were measured, perceived exertion and pain graded and oxygen cost calculated. Maximum oxygen uptake (VO2Pages: 91-97
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USE OF BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A IN MANAGEMENT OF ADULT SPASTICITY - A EUROPEAN CONSENSUS STATEMENT
Anthony B. Ward A1, Miguel Aguilar A2, Zegers De Beyl A3, Susanne Gedin A4, Petr Kanovsky A5, Franco Molteni A6, Jörg Wissel A7, Anton Yakovleff A8
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Pages: 98-99
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR HOW DO WE DEFINE MULTIDISCIPLINARY REHABILITATION?
Jan-Rickard Norrefalk, M.D. A1
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Pages: 100-101
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BOOK REVIEW
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Page: 102
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