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Mission, vision and current development of Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Gunnar Grimby
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 ...
Pages: 853-855
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Vocational rehabilitation: An educational review
M. Anne Chamberlain, Veronika Fialka Moser, Kristina Schüldt Ekholm, Rory J. O’Connor, Malvina Herceg, Jan Ekholm
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 influen ...
Pages: 856-869
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Effects of physiotherapy in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: A systematic review of the literature
Thilo O. Kromer, Ulrike G. Tautenhahn, Rob A. de Bie, J. Bart Staal, Caroline H.G. Bastiaenen
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 p ...
Pages: 870-880
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Perceived barriers to and facilitators of physical activity in young adults with childhood-onset physical disabilities
Laurien M. Buffart, Tessa Westendor, Rita J.G. van den Berg-Emons, Henk J. Stam, Marij E. Roebroeck
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 ...
Pages: 881-885
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Test-retest and alternate forms reliability of the assisting hand assessment
Marie Holmefur, Pauline Aarts, Brian Hoare, and Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm
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. ...
Pages: 886-891
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Frailty and incidence of activities of daily living disability among older Mexican Americans
Soham Al Snih, James E. Graham, Laura A. Ray, Rafael Samper-Ternent, Kyriakos S. Markides, Kenneth J. Ottenbacher
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 ...
Pages: 892-897
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Validity of electrical stimulus magnitude matching in chronic pain
Ann L. Persson , Sofia Westermark, Daniel Merrick, Bengt H. Sjölund
Pages: 898-903
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Factors related to fatigue in women and men with early rheumatoid arthritis: The Swedish TIRA study
Ingrid Thyberg, Örjan Dahlström, Mikael Thyberg
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. ...
Pages: 904-912
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Development and reproducibility of a short questionnaire to measure use and usability of custom-made orthopaedic shoes
Jaap J. van Netten, Juha M. Hijmans, Michael J.A. Jannink, Jan H.B. Geertzen, Klaas Postema
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 ...
Pages: 913-918
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Three-year cost analysis of function-centred versus pain-centred inpatient rehabilitation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain
Stefan Bachmann, Simon Wieser, Peter Oesch, Sara Schmidhauser, Otto Knüsel, Jan Kool
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 ...
Pages: 919-923
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Effect of 12-week Tai Chi Chuan exercise on peripheral nerve modulation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Jen-Wen Hung, Chia-Wei Liou, Pei-Wen Wang, Shu-Hui Yeh, Li-Wei Lin, Sing-Kai Lo, Fu-Mian Tsai
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. ...
Pages: 924-929
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Prediction of depressive symptoms up to three years post-stroke
Vera Schepers, Marcel Post, Anne Visser-Meily, Ingrid van de Port, Mimouna Akhmouch, Eline Lindeman
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 ...
Pages: 930-935
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Participation: A comparative analysis of multiple rehabilitation stakeholders’ perspectives
Susan Magasi, Joy Hammel, Allen Heinemann, Gale Whiteneck, Jennifer Bogner
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†...
Pages: 936-944
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