Content - Volume 36, Issue 6

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Editorial: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2005
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Pages: 241-0
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Questionnaire for usability evaluation of orthopaedic shoes: construction and reliability in patients with degenerative disorders of the foot
Michiel J. A. Jannink A1, Jaap de Vries A2, Roy E. Stewart A3, Johan W. Groothoff A3, Gustaaf J. Lankhorst A4
Objective: To develop a self-report questionnaire for patients with degenerative disorders of the foot to evaluate the usability of their orthopaedic shoes, and to assess the reproducibility and responsiveness of the instrument. Design: Development of the Questionnaire for Usability Evaluation of orthopaedic shoes was based on a literature search, structured expert interviews and a ranking procedu ...
Pages: 242-248
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Influence of foot pain on walking ability ofdiabetic patieNTS
Primoz Novak A1, Helena Burger A1, Crt Marincek A1, Duska Meh A1
Objective: To assess foot pain and its correlation with walking ability in diabetic patients. Subjects: Two groups of type 2 diabetic patients (30 with symptomatic neuropathy and 30 without symptomatic neuropathy) and 30 healthy volunteers were studied. Methods: Pain was assessed by the pain sub-scale of the Foot Function Index. Internal consistency for the pain sub-scale was tested. Walking abili ...
Pages: 249-252
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Physical exercise and health education for neck and shoulder complaints among sedentary workers
Jau-Yih Tsauo A1, Hsin-Yi Lee A2, Jin-Huei Hsu A3, Chao-Ying Chen A1, Chiou-Jong Chen A3
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of 3 different health promotion exercise programs for work-related shoulder and neck pain. Design: Comparative study design. Subjects: A total of 178 employees were recruited and grouped. Methods: Those in the "Self-exercise group" (n = 56) were given a lecture about the exercise program and then performed the program by themselves during their office break. ...
Pages: 253-257
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Unilateral neglect: further validation of the baking tray task
Peter Appelros A1 A2, Gunnel M. Karlsson A1, Annika Thorwalls A3, Kerstin Tham A2, Ingegerd Nydevik A2 A3
Objective: The Baking Tray Task is a comprehensible, simple-to-perform test for use in assessing unilateral neglect. The aim of this study was to validate further its use with stroke patients. Methods: The Baking Tray Task was compared with 2 versions of the Behaviour Inattention Test and a test for personal neglect. A total of 270 patients were subjected to a 3-item version of the Behaviour Inatt ...
Pages: 258-261
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Individual or group rehabilitaion for people with low back pain: a comparative study with 6-month follow-up
Matti Nykänen A1 and Katri Koivisto A1
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of group rehabilitation and individually dosed rehabilitation in treating chronic low back pain. Design: Institutional rehabilitation intervention in 2 non-randomized groups with a 6-month post-intervention follow-up. Subjects: Persons with chronic low back pain: 64 group-rehabilitated and 66 individually rehabilitated. Methods: The rehabilitation period for ...
Pages: 262-266
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Cross-cultural adaption of the manniche questionnaire for german-speaking low back pain patients
Martin J. Nuhr A1, Richard Crevenna A1, Michael Quittan A1, Alexandra Auterith A2, Günther F. Wiesinger A1, Thomas Brockow A3, Peter Nuhr A4, Veronika Fialka-Moser A1, Andrew Haig A5, Gerold Ebenbichler A1
Objective: To develop and validate a cross-cultural version of the Manniche Low Back Pain Rating Scale (MRS) for use in German-speaking low back pain patients. Background: Clinical intervention research in back pain would be enormously facilitated if a small number of relevant, patient-centred questionnaires became internationally used. MRS seems to be particularly suitable for cross-cultural adap ...
Pages: 267-272
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Long-term outcome of muscle strength in ulnar and median nerve injury: comparing manual muscle strength testing, grip and pinch strength dynamometers and a new intrinsic muscle strength dynamometer
Ton A. R. Schreuders A1, Marij E. Roebroeck A1, Jean-Bart Jaquet A2, Steven E. R. Hovius A2, Henk J. Stam A1
Objective: To compare the outcome of muscle strength with manual muscle strength testing grip and pinch strength measurements and a dynamometer which allows for measurements of the intrinsic muscles of the hand in isolation (the Rotterdam Intrinsic Hand Myometer, RIHM). Methods: Thirty-four patients more than 2 years after ulnar and/or median nerve injury. Muscle strength was evaluated using manua ...
Pages: 273-278
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Efficacy and feasibility of a combination of body awareness therapy and qigong in patients with fibromyalgia: a pilot study
Kaisa Mannerkorpi A1 and Maudh Arndorw A2
Objective: To evaluate the effects of body awareness therapy combined with qigong for patients with fibromyalgia. Design: A controlled randomized pilot study. Subjects: Thirty-six female patients with fibromyalgia were randomized to either qigong plus body awareness therapy (n = 19) or a control group (n = 17). Methods: The programme was conducted once a week over a period of 3 months. The outcome ...
Pages: 279-281
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