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Measurement and Evaluation of Outcomes in Rehabilitation
Gunnar Grimby A1, Jan Ekholm A1, Anne Fisher A1, Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen A1
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Pages: 1-2
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PERCEPTIONS OF PARTICIPATION AND PREDICTORS OF PERCEIVED PROBLEMS WITH PARTICIPATION IN PERSONS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY
Maria Larsson Lund A1 A2, Anders Nordlund A2, Louise Nygård A3, Jan Lexell A2 A4 A5, Birgitta Bernspång A1
Objective: To describe how persons with spinal cord injury perceived their participation in life situations and to determine the relationship between their participation and perceived problems therewith. The purpose was also to evaluate the influence of age, sex, level of injury, time since injury, marital status and access to social support on perceived problems with participation. Desi ...
Pages: 3-8
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RELATIONS BETWEEN COPING STRATEGIES AND HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH SPINAL CORD LESION
Magnus L. Elfström A1, Anna Rydén A1, Margareta Kreuter A1 A2 A3, Charles Taft A1, Marianne Sullivan A1
Objective: Although the use of appropriate coping strategies has been suggested to be a key factor in determining successful adjustment to severe physical illness/disability, little systematic support for this link has been found. We investigated relationships between spinal cord lesion-related coping strategies and health-related quality of life when studying for sociodemographic, disabili ...
Pages: 9-16
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FACTORS DETERMINING JOB RETENTION AND RETURN TO WORK FOR DISABLED EMPLOYEES: A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY OF OPINIONS OF DISABLED PEOPLE'S ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UK
Shirley Sirvastava A1 and Anne M. Chamberlain A2
Objectives: To determine the views of organizations of and for disabled people in order to inform the writing of the British Society of Research Medicines policy document "Vocational Rehabilitation - The Way Forward". Patients/Organizations: A single mailing was sent to 98 disability organizations within the UK. Design: A semi-structured postal questionnaire focused on factors ...
Pages: 17-22
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CROSS-CULTURAL VALIDITY OF FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE ITEMS IN STROKE: A STUDY USING RASCH ANALYSIS
Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson A1, Gunnar Grimby A1, Haim Ring A2, Luigi Tesio A3, Gemma Lawton A4, Anita Slade A4, Massimo Penta A5, Maria Tripolski A2, Fin Biering-Sørensen A6, Jane Carter A7, Crt Marincek A8, Suzanne Phillips A7, Anna Simone A3, Alan Tennant A4
Objective: To analyse cross-cultural validity of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) in patients with stroke using the Rasch model. Settings: Thirty-one rehabilitation facilities within 6 different countries in Europe. Participants: A total of 2546 in-patients at admission, median age 63 years. Methods: Data from the FIM™ were evaluated with the Rasch model, ...
Pages: 23-31
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CONTROLLED STUDY OF NEUROPROSTHETIC FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION IN SUB-ACUTE POST-STROKE REHABILITATION
Haim Ring A1 and Nechama Rosenthal A1
Objective: Assess the effects of daily neuroprosthetic (NESS Handmaster™) functional electrical stimulation in sub-acute stroke. Design: Controlled study, patients clinically stratified to 2 groups; no active finger movement (10), and partial active finger movements (12), and then randomized to control and neuroprosthesis gr ...
Pages: 32-36
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DEVELOPMENT OF THE HOME AND COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT (HACE) INSTRUMENT
Julie J. Keysor A1, Alan M. Jette A2, Stephen M. Haley A2
Objective: To develop and pilot test the Home and Community Environment instrument (HACE), a self-report measure designed to characterize factors in a person's home and community environment that may influence level of participation. Design: A cross-sectional survey. Subjects: Sixty-two adults recruited from community organizations and an outpatient rehabilitation center. M ...
Pages: 37-44
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CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE OUTCOMES DURING PUBLICLY-FUNDED INPATIENT STROKE REHABILITATION BASED ON A CASE-MIX GROUP CLASSIFICATION MODEL
Dany Gagnon A1, Sylvie Nadeau A2, Vincent Tam A1
Objectives: To determine efficiency and efficacy of publicly-funded inpatient stroke rehabilitation based on a Case-Mix Group Classification Model, and to analyse the usefulness of this decisional aid in the refinement of rehabilitation services delivery needed to optimize accessibility to inpatient rehabilitation services for individuals with stroke in a publicly-funded healthcare system. ...
Pages: 45-52
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S100 AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AFTER MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Catharina Nygren de Boussard A1, Anders Lundin A1, Daniel Karlstedt A1, Gunnar Edman A2, Aniko Bartfai A3, Jörgen Borg A4
Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the proteins S100B and S100A1B and symptoms and signs of cognitive impairment for 3 months after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Methods: Serum concentrations of S100A1B and S100B were examined in a prospective cohort study of patients with MTBI and a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 14 or 15. Cognitive performan ...
Pages: 53-57
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COMPARISON OF SELF-MANAGEMENT METHODS FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Dalia Veitiene A1 and Marija Tamulaitiene A1
Objective: To determine and compare self-management methods used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and to determine which methods patients consider most effective. Methods: Patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis were questioned about self-management methods and asked to indicate the most effective ones. Results: Twenty-seven patients with osteoarthriti ...
Pages: 58-60
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COMMENTS ON THE TASK FORCE REPORT ON MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE SUPPLEMENT 43
Michelle McKerral A1 A2 A3, Fanny Guérin A1 A2, Stephan Kennepohl A1 A4, Aysha Dominique A1, Wormser Honoré A1, Geneviève Léveillé A1, Nicole Brière A1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 61-62
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RESPONSE TO MCKERRAL ET AL.'S LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Linda Carroll A1, Lena Holm A2, Jörgen Borg A3, David Cassidy A1 A2 A4, Hans von Holst A5, Paul Peloso A6
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 62-0
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