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SPECIAL REPORT
Developing Post-Disaster Physical Rehabilitation: Role of the World Health Organization Liaison Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation Disaster Relief of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
James Gosney, Jan D. Reinhardt , Andrew J. Haig, Jianan Li
This special report presents the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) Liaison Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation Disaster Relief (CRDR) of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) in developing an enhanced physical rehabilitation relief response to large-scale natural disasters. The CRDR has stated that disaster rehabilitation is an emerging subspecialty within ...
Pages: 965-968
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SPECIAL REPORT
Developing Post-Disaster Physical Rehabilitation: Role of the World Health Organization Liaison Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation Disaster Relief of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
James Gosney, Jan D. Reinhardt , Andrew J. Haig, Jianan Li
This special report presents the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) Liaison Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation Disaster Relief (CRDR) of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) in developing an enhanced physical rehabilitation relief response to large-scale natural disasters. The CRDR has stated that disaster rehabilitation is an emerging subspecialty within ...
Pages: 965-968
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Rehabilitation needs assessment in persons with spinal cord injury following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: A pilot study using an ICF-based tool
Alexandra Rauch, Michael Baumberger, Fritz-Gerald Moise, Erik von Elm , Jan Dietrich Reinhardt
Objective: The aim of this pilot study was to describe problems in functioning and associated rehabilitation needs in persons with spinal cord injury after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti by applying a newly developed tool based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Design: Pilot study. Subjects: Eighteen persons with spinal cord injury (11 women, 7 men) ...
Pages: 969-975
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Low heart rate variability is associated with extended pain-related sick leave among employed care-seekers
Jesper Kristiansen, John Ektor-Andersen, Elisabeth Bondesson, Palle Ørbæk, Roger Persson, Anne Helene Garde , Åse Marie Hansen
Objective: To examine the association between autonomic regulation and length of pain-related sick leave in subjects receiving a cognitive behavioural therapy-based return to work intervention. Methods: Sixty-five persons (29 men, 36 women) on pain-related sick leave participated in the study. Electrocardiograms were recorded in the clinic during supine rest, passive head-up tilt, standing, and s ...
Pages: 976-982
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Health-related quality of life in caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury from Guadalajara, Mexico
Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Elizabeth Nicholls, Teresita Villaseñor Cabrera, Alison Drew, Miriam Jimenez-Maldonado, Maria Luisa Martinez-Cortes
Objective: The goal of the present study was to assess the health-related quality of life of a group of family caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury from Guadalajara, Mexico. Patients and methods: Ninety family caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury and 83 healthy controls completed the Short-Form 36, a self-report health-related quality of life measure composed of ...
Pages: 983-986
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Linking cerebral palsy upper limb measures to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Brian Hoare , Christine Imms, Melinda Randall, Leeanne M. Carey
Background: Intervention studies describe outcomes as meas­uring specific domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). However, the same measure may be described by different authors as assessing different domains, resulting in considerable confusion and inconsistent reporting of outcomes. Objective: To systematically link the scored items from the Mel ...
Pages: 987-996
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Internal construct validity of the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire
Marianne Lannsjö, Jörgen Borg, Gunilla Björklund, Jean-Luc af Geijerstam, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson
Objective: To investigate the internal construct validity of the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire (RPQ) by Rasch analysis of data from a national cohort of patients with mild traumatic brain injury. Methods: Data collected at 3 months after mild traumatic brain injury from 2,523 patients were analysed using the partial credit model, describing rating scale structure, local depende ...
Pages: 997-1002
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Responsiveness of four participation measures to changes during and after outpatient rehabilitation
Carlijn H. van der Zee, Albert Kap, Radha Rambaran Mishre, Evert J. Schouten, Marcel W.M. Post
Objective: To assess the responsiveness of 4 participation measures. Design: Longitudinal study with repeated measurements at the start (t1) and at the end (t2) of a multidisciplinary out­patient rehabilitation programme, and at 4 months follow-up (t3). Subjects: Outpatients with different diagnoses (n=395) from 5 rehabilitation centres in The Netherlands. Methods: Measures were the Frenchay ...
Pages: 1003-1009
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Development of a framework to define the functional goals and outcomes of botulinum toxin A spasticity treatment relevant to the child and family living with cerebral palsy using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth
Nick Preston, Mike Clarke, Bipin Bhakta
Objective: To define a sub-set of functional goals and outcomes relevant to children and families living with cerebral palsy following treatment with botulinum toxin type A using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth. Methods: We identified treatment goals and treatment outcomes from medical case records in 2102 assessments of 239 children w ...
Pages: 1010-1015
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Effects of botulinum toxin-A on the muscle architecture of stroke patients: The First Ultrasonographic study
Fatih Tok, Levent Özçakar, İsmail Safaz, Rıdvan Alaca
Objective: The aim of this study was to explore in vivo the effects of botulinum toxin-A treatment on the muscle architecture of patients with stroke, using musculoskeletal ultrasonography. Methods: This prospective clinical trial included 26 adult stroke sufferers with a mean age of 55 years (standard deviation 14). Pennation angles between the fascicle path and the deep aponeurosis of the musc ...
Pages: 1016-1019
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Influence of a concurrent cognitive task on foot pedal reaction time following traumatic, unilateral transtibial amputation
Tim Pauley, Michael Devlin
Objective: To evaluate the influence of a secondary task on foot pedal reaction time, movement time and total response time in patients with transtibial amputation. Design: Controlled trial without randomization. Subjects: Ten patients with transtibial amputation and 13 age-matched controls. Methods: Foot pedal reaction time and movement time were measured for both legs under simple and dual-ta ...
Pages: 1020-1026
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Is outdoor use of the six-minute walk test with a global positioning system in stroke patients’ own neighbourhoods reproducible and valid?
Lotte E.G. Wevers, Gert Kwakkel, Ingrid van de Port
Objective: To examine the reproducibility, responsiveness and concurrent validity of the six-minute walk test (6MWT) when tested outdoors in patients’ own neighbourhoods using a global positioning system (GPS) or a measuring wheel. Methods: A total of 27 chronic stroke patients, discharged to their own homes, were tested twice, within 5 consecutive days. The 6MWT was conducted using a GPS and a ...
Pages: 1027-1031
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Investigating muscle selection for botulinum toxin-A injections in adults with post-stroke upper limb spasticity
Ian J. Baguley, Melissa T. Nott, Lynne Turner-Stokes, Stephen De Graaff, Pesi Katrak, Paul McCrory, Monica de Abadal, Andrew Hughes
Background: Limited empirical information exists regarding botulinum toxin-A injector decision-making practices for adult upper limb post-stroke spasticity. The design of most studies prevents such an assessment, as injection sites and dosage are mandated by researcher protocols. This contrasts to usual injector practices, where individualized decision-making is the standard of care. Design: Sec ...
Pages: 1032-1037
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Effect of intravenous immunoglobulin on pain in patients with post-polio syndrome
Lars Werhagen , Kristian Borg
Objective: Pain is a common symptom that affects quality of life in patients with post-polio syndrome. An increase in cytokine in the cerebrospinal fluid suggests that inflammation is pathophysiologically important in post-polio syndrome. Intravenous immunoglobulin might therefore be a therapeutic option. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of intravenous immunoglobulin treatment on pa ...
Pages: 1038-1040
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The ICF and Florence Nightingale – bringing data to statistical proof
Eva Grill , Martin Müller
Abstract is missing (Commentary)
Pages: 1041-1042
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Response to Letter to the Editor by Shah
Karen Chua
Abstract is missing (Response to letter)
Pages: 1043-1044
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Comment on “Commentary on: Past and present issues in Rasch analysis: The FIM revisited”
Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson, Alan Tennant
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 1045-1046
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