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Home based computer-assisted upper limb exercise for young children with cerebral palsy: A feasibility study investigating impact on motor control and functional outcome
Andrew Weightman, Nick Preston, Martin Levesley, Raymond Holt, Mark Mon-Williams, Mike Clarke, Alastair J. Cozens, Bipin Bhakta
Objective: We developed a home-based rehabilitation exercise system incorporating a powered joystick linked to a computer game, to enable children with arm paresis to participate in independent home exercise. We investigated the feasibility and impact of using the system in the home setting. Methods: Eighteen children with cerebral palsy (median age 7.5 years, age range 5–16 years) were rec ...
Pages: 359-363
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effects of selective tibial nerve neurotomy as a treatment for adults presenting with spastic equinovarus foot: a systematic review
Benjamin Bollens, Thierry Deltombe, Christine Detrembleur, Thierry Gustin, Gaëtan Stoquart, Thierry M. Lejeune
Objective: Spastic equinovarus foot is a major cause of disability for neurorehabilitation patients, impairing their daily activities, social participation and general quality of life. Selective tibial nerve neurotomy is a neurosurgical treatment for focal spasticity, whose acceptance as treatment for spastic equinovarus foot remains controversial. We performed a systematic review of the literatur ...
Pages: 277-282
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Return to work following road accidents: Factors associated with late work resumption
Emmanuel Fort, Emilie Bouffard, Pierrette Charnay, Marléne Bernard, Dominique Boisson, Bernard Laumon, Martine Hours
Objective: To analyse factors associated with late return to work in road accident victims. Materials and methods: The ESPARR cohort comprises road accident victims monitored over time from initiation of hospital care. A total of 608 ESPARR cohort subjects were working at the time of their accident and answered questionnaires at 6 months and/or 1 year. For each level of overall severity of injur ...
Pages: 283-291
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Properties of the international classification for functioning, disability and health in assessing hand outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Kevin C Chung, Patricia B. Burns, Heidi A. Reichert, David A Fox, Frank D Burke, E.F Shaw Wilgis, Marian Regan, Hyungjin Myra Kim
Objectives: Variables from a study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis were linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for rheumatoid arthritis. The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate the ICF Core Sets for rheumatoid arthritis for assessing the functional outcomes of the rheumatoid hand. Design: Prospective cohort. Subjects: A total o ...
Pages: 292-298
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Arm use in patients with subacute stroke monitored by accelerometry: Association with motor impairment and influence on self-dependence
Gyrd Thrane, Nina Emaus, Torunn Askim, Audny Anke
Objective: To assess the effect of arm motor impairment on actual arm use in the early post-stroke period and explore its association with self-care dependency. Subjects: Thirty-one patients recruited within the 30 first days after stroke. Methods: Motor impairment of the upper extremity was measured with Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment (FMA) and arm use was measured with accelerometry. Arm movemen ...
Pages: 299-304
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Association between change in physical activity and short-term disability progression in multiple sclerosis
Robert W. Motl, Edward McAuley
Objective: This study examined change in physical activity as a behavioral correlate of short-term disability progression in persons with multiple sclerosis over a 6-month period. Design: Panel design. Subjects: The sample included 292 persons with multiple sclerosis. Methods: Participants wore an accelerometer for 7 days as a measure of physical activity and then provided demographics and clin ...
Pages: 305-310
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Differential profiles for patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
Angela Colantonio, Gary Gerber, Mark Bayley, Raisa Deber, Junlang Yin, Hwan Kim
Objective: To profile the demographic, clinical and environmental characteristics of persons with acquired brain injury receiving inpatient rehabilitation services in Canada. Design: This study utilizes data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s National Rehabilitation Reporting System, between April 2001 and March 2006. The data were collected from publicly insured instituti ...
Pages: 311-315
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Religiousness affects mental health, pain and quality of life in older people in an outpatient rehabilitation setting
Giancarlo Lucchetti, Alessandra Granero Lucchetti, Antonio Badan-Neto, Patricia T. Peres, Mario F. P. Peres, Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Cláudio Gomes, Harold G. Koenig
Objectives: To evaluate the relationship between religiousness and mental health, hospitalization, pain, disability and quality of life in older adults from an outpatient rehabilitation setting in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects/patients: A total of 110 patients aged 60 years or older were interviewed during attendance at an outpatient rehabilitation service. Methods: ...
Pages: 316-322
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Mild traumatic brain injuries: A 10-year follow-up
Elisabeth Elgmark Andersson, Beate Kärrdahl Bedics, Torbjörn Falkmer
Objective and design: Long-term consequences of mild traumatic brain injuries were investigated based on a 10-year follow-up of patients from a previously-published randomized controlled study of mild traumatic brain injuries. One aim was to describe changes over time after mild traumatic brain injuries in terms of the extent of persisting post-concussion symptoms, life satisfaction, perceived hea ...
Pages: 323-329
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Level of activity and participation in adults with spastic diplegia 17-26 years after selective dorsal rhizotomy
Nelleke G. Langerak, Susan L. Hillier, Peter P. Verkoeijen, Jonathan C. Peter, A. Graham Fieggen, Christopher L. Vaughan
Objective: To evaluate the activity and participation levels of adults with spastic diplegia 17–26 years after selective dorsal rhizotomy; to investigate relationships between subjects’ functioning and age, socio-economic-status, level of satisfaction and their perceptions of the post-operative outcomes. Design: Observational follow-up study. Patients: Thirty-one subjects with spastic ...
Pages: 330-337
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Effects of botulinum toxin A in ambulant adults with spastic cerebral palsy: A randomized double-blind placebo controlled-trial
Grethe Maanum, Reidun Jahnsen, Johan K. Stanghelle, Leiv Sandvik, Anne Keller
Objective: This study aimed to assess short-term effects of botulinum toxin A in ambulant adults with spastic cerebral palsy. Design: A single-centre double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial. Subjects: Patients were recruited through advertisements. Inclusion criteria were: spastic cerebral palsy, age 18–65 years, decreased walking, walking without aids for minimum 20 m, ...
Pages: 338-347
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Clinical tests performed in acute stroke identify the risk of falling during the first year: Postural stroke study in Gothenburg (POSTGOT)*
Carina U. Persson, Per-Olof Hansson, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: To assess the likelihood of clinical tests for postural balance, walking and motor skills, performed during the first week after stroke, identifying the risk of falling. Design: Prospective study. Subjects: Patients with first stroke. Methods: Assessments were carried out during the first week, and the occurrence of falls was recorded 3, 6 and 12 months after stroke onset. The tests ...
Pages: 348-353
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Early rehabilitation management after stroke: What do stroke patients prefer?
Kate Laver , Julie Ratcliffe, Stacey George, Laurence Lester, Ruth Walker, Leonie Burgess, Maria Crotty
Background: Stroke rehabilitation is moving towards more intense therapy models that incorporate technologies such as robotics and computer games. It is unclear how acceptable these changes will be to stroke survivors, as little is known about which aspects of rehabilitation programmes are currently valued. Discrete choice experiments are a potential approach to assessing patient preferences, as t ...
Pages: 354-358
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Home based computer-assisted upper limb exercise for young children with cerebral palsy: A feasibility study investigating impact on motor control and functional outcome
Andrew Weightman, Nick Preston, Martin Levesley, Raymond Holt, Mark Mon-Williams, Mike Clarke, Alastair J. Cozens, Bipin Bhakta
Objective: We developed a home-based rehabilitation exercise system incorporating a powered joystick linked to a computer game, to enable children with arm paresis to participate in independent home exercise. We investigated the feasibility and impact of using the system in the home setting. Methods: Eighteen children with cerebral palsy (median age 7.5 years, age range 5–16 years) were rec ...
Pages: 359-363
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Feasibility of using an In-Home Video Conferencing System in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Nancye M. Peel, Trevor G. Russell, Leonard C. Gray
Objective: This pilot study trialled an in-home videoconferencing system to determine the feasibility of delivering rehabilitation services remotely to aged clients. Methods: Patients approved for community-based transition care were prospectively recruited to trial the eHAB™ video­conferencing system. Staff completed patient logs to record reasons for patient exclusion/inclusion. A staf ...
Pages: 364-366
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Comment on “Restoration of wa lking function in an individual with chronic complete (AIS A) spinal cord injury”
Martina Spiess, Christian Schuld
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 367-368
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Forty years History of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Iran
Gholam Rezza Raissi, Tannaz Ahadi, Bijan Forogh, Farhad Adelmanesh
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 369-369
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