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Predictive factors of future participation in rehabilitation in the working population:The Finnish public sector study
Mikhail Saltychev, Katri Laimi, Tuula Oksanen, Jaana Pentti, Marianna Virtanen, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera
Objective: To examine factors that predict the probability of an employee being granted in-patient multidisciplinary rehabilitation to sustain worklife participation. Design: A prospective cohort study. Subjects: A total of 49,264 public sector employees. Methods: Baseline characteristics were measured from survey responses and registers. Two types of rehabilitation were identified: early (for ...
Pages: 404-410
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Do patient-reported outcome measures used in assessing outcomes in rehabilitation after hip and knee arthroplasty capture issues relevant to patients? Results of a systematic review and ICF linking process
Maria Jenelyn Alviar, John Olver, Caroline Brand, Thomas Hale, Fary Khan
Objective: To compare the contents of patient-reported instruments used in hip and knee arthroplasty rehabilitation with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Methods: A search of PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Registry, SCOPUS and PEDro identified patient-reported outcome instruments. The meaningful concepts extracted from the instruments were linked to ...
Pages: 374-381
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Physical and mental components of health-related quality of life and musculoskeletal pain sites over seven years in adults with spastic cerebral palsy
Arve Opheim, Reidun Jahnsen, Elisabeth Olsson, Johan K. Stanghelle
Objective: To analyse the number of musculoskeletal pain sites in adults with spastic cerebral palsy, to correlate these with physical and mental components of health-related quality of life, and to describe changes in pain site prevalence over 7 years and the factors improving or worsening the pain. Design: Seven-year follow-up of a national survey of adults with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). ...
Pages: 382-387
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Perceived participation and autonomy: Aspects of functioning and contextual factors predicting participation after stroke
Mandana Fallahpour, Kerstin Tham, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Hans Jonsson
Objective: To describe perceived participation and autonomy among a sample of persons with stroke in Iran and to identify different aspects of functioning and contextual factors predicting participation after stroke. Design: A cross-sectional study. Subjects: A total of 102 persons, between 27 and 75 years of age, diagnosed with first-ever stroke. Methods: Participants were assessed for differ ...
Pages: 388-397
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Is activity loss predictive for development of upper limb oedema after stroke?
Nick Gebruers, Steven Truijen, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Peter Paul De Deyn
Objective: To investigate the disuse hypothesis as an explanation for upper limb oedema in patients with stroke. Design: Longitudinal observational study. Patients: Patients with acute hemiparetic stroke were recruited from 2006 to 2009 (n = 139). Methods: Patients wore 2 uni-axial accelerometers, 1 on each wrist, for 2 periods of 48 h with a 1-week interval. Activity performed by th ...
Pages: 398-403
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Predictive factors of future participation in rehabilitation in the working population:The Finnish public sector study
Mikhail Saltychev, Katri Laimi, Tuula Oksanen, Jaana Pentti, Marianna Virtanen, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera
Objective: To examine factors that predict the probability of an employee being granted in-patient multidisciplinary rehabilitation to sustain worklife participation. Design: A prospective cohort study. Subjects: A total of 49,264 public sector employees. Methods: Baseline characteristics were measured from survey responses and registers. Two types of rehabilitation were identified: early (for ...
Pages: 404-410
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Validation of outcome measurement instruments used in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation intervention for patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis: Linking of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, construct validity and responsiveness to change
Sofia Hagel, Elisabet Lindqvist, Ingemar F. Petersson, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Ann Bremander
Objective: To determine the validity of 15 standardized instruments frequently used to measure the outcome of chronic arthritis treatment. Methods: Analyses were performed on data collected at a rehabilitation programme (n = 216). The outcome measures evaluated were health-related quality of life, global health, pain, physical function and aerobic capacity. The instrument items were li ...
Pages: 411-419
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Effect of short-term electrical stimulation before and after botulinum toxin injection
Gianna Santus, Sofia Faletti, Ingrid Bordanzi, Francesco Pirali, Domenico De Grandis
Objective: To compare the effect of electrical stimulation applied before and after botulinum toxin injection. Subjects: Eight healthy subjects. Methods: Both extensor digitorum brevis muscles were injected with low fixed doses of botulinum toxin. Subjects received a 20-min session of electrical stimulation before botulinum toxin injection for the right foot and after the injection for the left ...
Pages: 420-423
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Rollator use adversely impacts on assessment of gait and mobility during geriatric rehabilitation
Michael Schwenk, Marita Schmidt, Matthias Pfisterer, Peter Oster, Klaus Hauer
Objective: To investigate the influence of the use of a rollator walking aid on assessment of gait and mobility. Design: Prospective, longitudinal study. Subjects: Geriatric patients during inpatient rehabilitation (n = 109; mean age 83.1 years). Methods: Assessment at the beginning and prior to discharge from rehabilitation using: gait-analysis (GAITRite®, speed, cadence, stride- ...
Pages: 424-429
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Combined study of transcranial magnetic stimulation and diffusion tensor tractography for prediction of motor outcome in patients with corona radiata infarct.
Yong Hyun Kwon, Su Min Son, Jun Lee, Dai Seok Bai, Sung Ho Jang
Objective: This study compared the usefulness of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), diffusion tensor tracto graphy (DTT), and the combined study of TMS and DTT for prediction of motor outcome in patients with corona radiata infarct. Methods: Fifty-eight patients with complete motor weakness of the affected hand were recruited. TMS and DTT were performed in the early stage (7–28 days) ...
Pages: 430-434
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Unified Balance Scale: An activity-based, bed to community, and aetiology-independent measure of balance calibrated with Rasch analysis
Fabio La Porta, Marco Franceschini, Serena Caselli, Paola Cavallini, Sonia Susassi, Alan Tennant
Objective: To build a new activity-based, “bed to community”, aetiology-independent measure of balance within the neurological rehabilitation setting by merging some existing scales. Methods: Balance scales were selected using a conceptual framework and subsequently administered to a convenience sample of adult patients with balance problems due to different neurological aetiologies. D ...
Pages: 435-444
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Unified Balance Scale: Classic psychometric and clinical properties
Fabio La Porta, Marco Franceschini, Serena Caselli, Sonia Susassi, Paola Cavallini, Alan Tennant
Objective: To evaluate the classic psychometric and clinical profile of the Unified Balance Scale, a novel Rasch-based measure of balance. Methods: The Unified Balance Scale was administered to 219 neurological patients (providing 302 observations) admitted to rehabilitation, together with: Timed Up & Go, 10-meters walking test, Functional Ambulation Classification (FAC), Walking Handicap Scale, ...
Pages: 445-453
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Best candidates for cognitive treatment of illness perceptions in chronic low back pain: Results of a theory-driven predictor study
Petra C. Siemonsma, Ilse Stuvie, Leo D. Roorda, Joke Vollebregt, Gustaaf Lankhorst, Ant T. Lettinga
Objective: The aim of this study was to identify treatment-specific predictors of the effectiveness of a method of evidence-based treatment: cognitive treatment of illness perceptions. This study focuses on what treatment works for whom, whereas most prognostic studies focusing on chronic non-specific low back pain rehabilitation aim to reduce the heterogeneity of the population of patients who ar ...
Pages: 454-460
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Effective rehabilitation of older people in a district rehabilitation centre
Inger Johansen, Morten Lindbaek, Johan K. Stanghelle, Mette Brekke
Objective: To assess the outcome of rehabilitation of older patients in a district rehabilitation centre. Design: Prospective observational study. Patients: A total of 202 patients aged ≥ 65 years rehabilitated at a Norwegian district inpatient rehabilitation centre, referred from district hospital, nursing homes or their own homes. Diagnoses were: stroke, arthrosis, hip fracture and ...
Pages: 461-464
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On making a difference: The case of self-management education and physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Feyuna F.I. Jansma, Ant T. Lettinga
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Pages: 465-466
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