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CANCER REHABILITATION.
Veronika Fialka-Moser, Richard Crevenna, Marta Korpan, Michael Quittan
Cancer can cause multiple impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. According to individual case findings and needs, rehabilitation treatment is varied. The review mainly focuses on specific problems. Because of functional deficits cancer patients suffer from persistent emotional and social distress and a reduced quality of life (QOL). QOL encompasses at least the four dime ...
Pages: 153-162
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EFFICACY OF DYNAMIC LUMBAR STABILIZATION EXERCISE IN LUMBAR MICRODISCECTOMY
Figen Yílmaz, Adem Yílmaz, Funda Merdol, Demet Parlar, Füsun Sahin, Banu Kuran
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of dynamic lumbar stabilization exercises in patients with lumbar microdiscectomy. Design: A prospective, randomized, controlled study. Subjects: Forty-two patients who were diagnosed as having lumbar disc herniation and had been operated on using the microdiscectomy met ...
Pages: 163-167
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COURSE OF BACK PAIN IN PRIMARY CARE: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF PHYSICAL MEASURES
Paul Enthoven, Elisabeth Skargren, Görel Kjellman, Birgitta Öberg
Objective: To describe physical measures used in patients with back pain when no specific treatment is given, to examine associations between change over time in these measures and changes in pain and back-related disability, and to study the value of physical measures at baseline and at a 4-week follow-up to predict outcome at 12 months. Design: A prosp ...
Pages: 168-173
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RECOVERY AFTER TOTAL HIP JOINT ARTHROPLASTY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS: POSITIVE EFFECT OF UPPER LIMB INTERVAL-TRAINING
Jérôme Maire, Benoit Dugué, Anne-Françoise Faillenet-Maire, Nicolas Tordi, Bernard Parratte, Juhani Smolander, Jean-Denis Rouillon
Objective: To evaluate the influence of an interval training program for the upper limbs on cardiorespiratory fitness and walking ability in elderly patients after total hip joint arthroplasty. Design: A randomized controlled trial. After surgery, control and training groups started general rehabilitation. Training group combined it with an arm-interval ...
Pages: 174-179
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SITTING UP AND TRANSFERRING TO A CHAIR: TWO FUNCTIONAL TESTS FOR PATIENTS WITH STROKE
Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, Belinda Brown, Christine E. Kasper
Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the reliability of two clinical tests of mobility for stroke patients. Design: The study took place in a university hospital with a case control design. Subjects: A sample of convenience including 31 subjects: a group of patients with prior stroke (n = 19); a cont ...
Pages: 180-183
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TRUNK MUSCLES IN PERSONS WITH HEMIPARETIC STROKE EVALUATED WITH COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
Tetsuya Tsuji, Meigen Liu, Kimitaka Hase, Yoshihisa Masakado, Naoichi Chino
Objectives: To analyse side difference in bilateral trunk muscles in patients with hemiparetic stroke, to relate it with impairment and disability variables and to evaluate longitudinal changes. Methods: In a sample of 83 inpatients with hemiparetic stroke undergoing rehabilitation, we measured the cross-sectional area of the paravertebral muscle and thi ...
Pages: 184-188
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TEST-RETEST INTRA-RATER RELIABILITY OF GRIP FORCE IN PATIENTS WITH STROKE
Ann Hammer and Birgitta Lindmark
Objective: Coefficients of repeatability and reproducibility can be guides in differentiating between real changes and measurement error. The aim was to evaluate test-retest intra-rater reliability of a clinical procedure measuring grip force with Grippit(r) in stroke patients, to assess relationship between grip force of the hands and between sustained and peak grip force. < ...
Pages: 189-194
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FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY AFTER CONCOMITANT FRACTURES OF BOTH HIP AND UPPER LIMB IN ELDERLY PEOPLE
Marco Di Monaco, Fulvia Vallero, Roberto Di Monaco, Fulvio Mautino, Alberto Cavanna
Objective: To investigate functional recovery after concomitant fractures of both hip and upper limb in elderly people. Design: Survey study. Setting: Rehabilitation hospital in Italy. Participants: 586 consecutive in-patients with hip fracture. Main outcome measures: Functional recovery w ...
Pages: 195-197
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Pages: 198-0
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Hannu Alaranta
Page: 199
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