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Linking health promotion with physiotherapy for low back pain: A review
Kadija Perreault
Objective: The objectives of this paper are: (i) to present the results of a descriptive literature review highlighting conceptual and practical links between the fields of physiotherapy and health promotion, and (ii) to provide recommendations based on this review of the literature in order to contribute towards the improvement of physiotherapists' interventions with people presenting low back pa ...
Pages: 401-409
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Comprehensive rehabilitation at Beitostølen Healthsports Centre: Influence on mental and physical functioning
Cecilie Røe, Håkon Dalen, Mette Lein, Erik Bautz-Holter
Objective: To characterize the mental and physical functioning of subjects admitted to Beitostølen Healthsports Centre, and evaluate whether functioning was improved during rehabilitation. Material and methods: A total of 228 subjects admitted for rehabilitation completed the Medical Outcome Study Short Form 12 (SF-12) on admission and on discharge after approximately 4 weeks. A total of 174 su ...
Pages: 410-417
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Assessment of motion in the cervico-thoracic spine in patients with subacute whiplash-associated disorders
Lina Bunketorp Käll
Objective: To investigate the distribution of segmental flexion mobility in the cervico-thoracic spine of men and women with whiplash-associated disorders. The study also assesses the relationship between cervical mobility and segmental flexion mobility, and whether hypomobility in C7–T1 is associated with neck pain and weakness in the hands. Finally, the study investigates the impact of fear of ...
Pages: 418-425
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Altered interpretation of neck proprioceptive signals in persons with subclinical recurrent neck pain
Isabelle Paulus, Simon Brumagne
Objective: To evaluate whether subjects with subclinical recurrent neck pain have an altered interpretation of neck proprioceptive signals. Design: A comparative group design. Subjects: Twelve subjects with recurrent neck pain and 12 control subjects. Methods: The shoulder, head, trunk and whole-body position were measured under the following conditions: active and passive elevation and depres ...
Pages: 426-432
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Manual therapy in addition to physiotherapy does not improve clinical or economic outcomes after ankle fracture
Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Anne M Mosley, Marion Haas, Kathryn M Refshauge, Robert D Herbert
Objective: The primary aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding manual therapy to a physiotherapy programme for ankle fracture. Design: Assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial. Participants: Ninety-four adults were recruited within one week of cast removal for isolated ankle fracture. Inclusion criteria were: they were able to weight-bear as tole ...
Pages: 433-439
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Worker's compensation and return-to-work following orthopaedic injury to extremities
Wen-Hsuan Hou, Jau-Yih Tsauo, Ching-Hua Lin, Huey-Wen Liang, Chung-Li Du
Objective: To explore the influence of workers' compensation coverage on injury patterns and return-to-work outcome in orthopaedic injuries of the extremities. Design: Prospective and follow-up study. Subjects: A total of 154 subjects were recruited and 37.7% of the injuries were covered by workers' compensation. Methods: Baseline data were obtained by questionnaire and chart review. The main o ...
Pages: 440-445
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A single home visit by an occupational therapist reduces the risk of falling after hip fracture in elderly women: A quasi-randomized controlled trial
Marco Di Monaco, Fulvia Vallero, Elena De Toma, Lucia De Lauso, Rosa Tappero, Alberto Cavanna
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of a single home visit by an occupational therapist in the reduction of fall risk after hip fracture in elderly women. Design: Quasi-randomized controlled trial. Participants: Ninety-five women aged 60 years or older, living in the community, who sustained a fall-related hip fracture. Methods: The women were allocated alternately to intervention or cont ...
Pages: 446-450
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Specific exercises reduce brace prescription in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A prospective controlled cohort study with worst-case analysis
Stefano Negrini, Fabio Zaina, Michele Romano, Alessandra Negrini, Silvana Parzini
Objective: To compare the effect of Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) exercises with “usual care" rehabilitation programmes in terms of the avoidance of brace prescription and prevention of curve progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Design: Prospective controlled cohort observational study. Patients: Seventy-four consecutive outpatients with adolescent idiopathic sco ...
Pages: 451-455
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Relationship of glenohumeral elevation and 3-dimensional scapular kinematics with disability in patients with shoulder disorders
Fouad Fayad, Agnès Roby-Brami, Vincent Gautheron, Marie-Martine Lefevre-Colau, Sylvain Hanneton, Jacques Fermanian, Serge Poiraudeau, Michel Revel
Objective: To determine variables among glenohumeral elevation and 3-dimensional scapular rotations that are related to shoulder function as assessed by the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand-Disability/Symptom (DASH-D/S) scale. Design: Prospective, cross-sectional study. Patients: Eighty-eight patients with shoulder pain and limited range of motion were included. Methods: Each patient ...
Pages: 456-460
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Barriers to and facilitators of everyday physical activity in persons with a spinal cord injury after discharge from the rehabilitation centre
Maaike Vissers, Rita van den Berg-Emons, Tebbe Sluis, Michael Bergen, Henk Stam, Hans Bussmann
Objective: To determine the most important barriers to and facilitators of the level of everyday physical activity in persons with a spinal cord injury after discharge from the rehabilitation centre. Design: Qualitative study with both cross-sectional and retrospective questions. Subjects: Thirty-two persons with a spinal cord injury. Methods: Semi-structured interview with questions concerni ...
Pages: 461-467
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Quantification of reaction forces during sitting pivot transfers performed by individuals with spinal cord injury
Dany Gagnon, Sylvie Nadeau, Luc Noreau, Patrick Dehail, Denis Gravel
Objectives: To quantify the reaction forces exerted under the hands, feet and buttocks when individuals with spinal cord injury performed sitting pivot transfers. Design: Twelve men with paraplegia completed 3 transfers between seats of the same height (0.5 m high) and 3 transfers to a high target seat (0.6 m high). Results: Greater mean and peak vertical reaction forces were always recorded u ...
Pages: 468-476
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Positive emotion following a stroke
Glenn V. Ostir, Ivonne Berges, Margaret Ottenbacher, James E. Graham , Kenneth J. Ottenbacher
Objective: Interest in exploring the positive emotional health of adults has increased. The current study investigated the positive emotion of adults with stroke at discharge from in-patient medical rehabilitation and 3 months post-discharge. Design: A longitudinal study in which information was collected during in-patient medical rehabilitation stay and 3 months post-discharge. Subjects: The ...
Pages: 477-481
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Kinematics of the contralateral and ipsilateral shoulder: A possible relationship with post-stroke shoulder pain
Martijn Niessen, Thomas Janssen, Carel Meskers , Peter Koppe, Manin Konijnenbelt , DirkJan Veeger
Objective: Post-stroke shoulder pain is a common pheno¬menon in hemiplegia and impedes rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to identify a possible relationship between post-stroke shoulder pain, scapula resting position and shoulder motion. Methods: Shoulder kinematics of 27 patients after stroke (17 men) were compared with 10 healthy age-matched control subjects. Using an electromagnetic ...
Pages: 482-486
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Functional recovery differs between ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke patients
Vera PM Schepers, Marjolijn Ketelaar , Anne JM Visser-Meily, Vincent de Groot, Jos WR Twisk, Eline Lindeman
Objective: To determine whether there is a difference between patients with a cerebral infarction and those with an intracerebral haemorrhage with respect to the development of independence in activities of daily living over the first year post-stroke. Methods: Patients after first-ever stroke who were admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation programme were included. The study had a longitudinal ...
Pages: 487-489
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Publishing in physical and rehabilitation medicine: A European point of view
Franco Franchignoni, Gerold Stucki, Susana Muñoz Lasa, Veronika Fialka-Moser, Guy Vanderstraeten, Michael Quittan, Lajos Kullmann
Pages: 492-494
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