Content - Volume 41, Issue 11
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Mission and vision for Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
The mission for Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (JRM) is to be a worldwide forum for research aiming to increase knowledge in evidence-based clinical rehabilitation and for strategic discussions within the field of physical and rehabilitation medicine. Clinical studies on rehabilitation in various patient groups with randomized controll ...
The aim of this review is to describe aspects of vocational rehabilitation relevant for a physician aiming to become a specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM). The review discusses the epidemiology of incapacity for work, the major patient groups in vocational rehabilitation (musculoskeletal and psychiatric diagnoses comprise approximately 50–70% of the patients), the influence ...
Objective: To critically summarize the effectiveness of physiotherapy in patients presenting clinical signs of shoulder impingement syndrome.
Design: Systematic review.
Methods: Randomized controlled trials were searched electronically and manually from 1966 to December 2007. Study quality was independently assessed by 2 reviewers using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale. If pos ...
Objective: To explore the main barriers to and facilitators of physical activity in young adults with childhood-onset physical disabilities.
Design: Qualitative study using focus groups.
Participants: Sixteen persons (12 men and 4 women) aged 22.4 (standard deviation 3.4) years, of whom 50% were wheelchair-dependent, participated in the study. Eight were diagnosed with myelomeningocele, 4 with ...
Objective: The Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) has earlier demonstrated excellent validity and rater reliability. This study aimed to evaluate test-retest reliability of the AHA and alternate forms reliability between Small kids vs School kids AHA and the 2 board games in School kids AHA.
Design: Test-retest and alternate forms reliability was evaluated by repeated testing with 2 weeks interval.
Objective: To examine the association between frailty status and incidence of disability among non-disabled older Mexican Americans.
Design: A 10-year prospective cohort study.
Subjects: A total of 1645 non-institutionalized Mexican Americans aged 67 years and older from the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly (H-EPESE), who reported no limitation in act ...
Objective: To study whether there are differences between women and men with regard to the reported level of fatigue, to explore the strength of the relations between fatigue and disease activity, pain, sleep disturbance, mental health, and activity limitation in early rheumatoid arthritis, and to explore the consistency of such findings.
Design: Analyses and comparisons of cross-sectional data. ...
Objective: To develop a short and easy to use questionnaire to measure use and usability of custom-made orthopaedic shoes, and to investigate its reproducibility.
Design: Development of the questionnaire (Monitor Orthopaedic Shoes) was based on a literature search, expert interviews, 2 expert meetings, and exploration and testing of reproducibility. The questionnaire comprises 2 parts: a pre part ...
Objective: To compare costs of function- and pain-centred inpatient treatment in patients with chronic low back pain over 3 years of follow-up.
Design: Cost analysis of a randomized controlled trial.
Patients: A total of 174 patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to function- or pain-centred inpatient treatment.
Methods: Data on direct and indirect costs were gathered by questio ...
Objective: To examine the effect of tai chi chuan exercise on peripheral nerve modulation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Design: Parallel group comparative study with a pre- and post- design.
Subjects: Twenty-eight participants with diabetes mellitus and 32 healthy adult controls from communities in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Methods: Cheng’s tai chi chuan, 3 times a week for 12 weeks. Fa ...
Objective: To describe the long-term course of depressive symptoms up to 3 years post-stroke and to develop a prediction model for depressive symptoms 1 and 3 years post-stroke.
Design: Longitudinal follow-up study.
Patients: Data were analysed for 131 patients with a first-ever supratentorial stroke admitted for inpatient rehabilitation in the Netherlands
Methods: The Center for Epidemiologic ...
Objective: To examine how participation is conceptualized by different rehabilitation stakeholder groups.
Design: Qualitative case study design.
Subjects: A total of 148 participants from different stakeholder groups in 2 US states and the District of Columbia. Stakeholders included people with disabilities (n = 63), caregivers (n = 28), rehabilitation professionals (n = 32), funde ...