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Lasting amelioration of spatial neglect by treatment with neck muscle vibration even without concurrent training
Leif Johannsen, Hermann Ackermann, Hans-Otto Karnath
Objective: It has been shown recently that neck muscle vibration in combination with an exploration training leads to lasting amelioration of spatial neglect. The present study evaluated whether vibration of the left posterior neck muscles alone has the potential to induce lasting reduction in spatial neglect. Design: A multiple baseline design was used ...
Pages: 249-253
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Prognosis for patients with neglect and anosognosia with special reference to cognitive impairment
Peter Appelros, Gunnel M. Karlsson, Åke Seiger, Ingegerd Nydevik
Objective: To describe prognosis in patients with unilateral neglect, anosognosia, or both, within a community based stroke cohort. Methods: Patients (n = 377) were evaluated at baseline for the presence of neglect and anosognosia. After 1 year, the level of disability was established in survivors. Predictors for death and dependenc ...
Pages: 254-258
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Associations between lower limb impairments, locomotor capacities and kinematic variables in the frontal plane during walking in adults with chronic stroke
Eva De Bujanda, Sylvie Nadeau, Daniel Bourbonnais, Ruth Dickstein
Objective: The objective was to examine the associations between impairments of the paretic limb, locomotor capacities and kinematic variables in the frontal plane during walking. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Ten community-dwelling individuals with chronic hemiparesis due to a cerebrovascular accident. Met ...
Pages: 259-264
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Use of an integrated care pathway: a third round audit of the management of shoulder pain in neurological conditions
Diana Jackson, Lynne Turner-Stokes, Heather Williams, Rana Das-Gupta
Objectives: To complete a third round audit of management of shoulder pain using an integrated care pathway, to evaluate pro forma documentation and to determine outcome. Subjects and setting: Thirty-four patients with upper limb paresis admitted to a rehabilitation unit during a 22-month period had shoulder pain and were included in the integrated care ...
Pages: 265-270
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Body fat, fitness and level of everyday physical activity in adolescents and young adults with meningomyelocele
Hendrika J. G. van den Berg-Emons, Johannes B. J. Bussmann, Huub J. Meyerink, Marij E. Roebroeck, Henk J. Stam
Objective: Data on body fat and fitness in adolescents and young adults with meningomyelocele are scarce. The aim of this study was to assess body fat and fitness in this patient group. In addition, we explored whether the level of everyday physical activity is related to body fat and fitness. Subjects and methods: Body fat (skinfold thickness), fitness ...
Pages: 271-275
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Explaining labor force status following spinal cord injury: the contribution of psychological variables
Gregory C. Murphy, Amanda E. Young, Douglas J. Brown, Neville J. King
Objective: To investigate the relative influence of demographic, injury and psychological characteristics on the labor force status of people living with spinal cord injury. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Subjects: 459 persons who had experienced a traumatic spinal cord injury. All participants were patients of 1 of 2 specialist sp ...
Pages: 276-283
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On prediction of vocational rehabilitation outcome at a Swedish employability institute
Roland Melin and Axel R. Fugl-Meyer
Objective: The main objective of this investigation was to identify a set of variables usable in early outcome prediction of vocational rehabilitation. Design: On commencement of rehabilitation at an employability institute, data were sampled using structured interviews and checklists. Two years later the subjects were followed up by telephone interviews ...
Pages: 284-289
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