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ORIGINAL REPORT
Comparison of conventional therapy, intensive therapy and modified constraint-induced movement therapy to improve upper extremity function after stroke
Qiang Wang, Jing-Li Zhao, Qi-xiu Zhu, Jiang Li, Ping-Ping Meng
Objective: To compare the effects of 4 weeks of intervention using conventional rehabilitation, intensive conventional rehabilitation and modified constraint-induced movement therapy on the hemiplegic upper extremity in stroke patients. Methods: Thirty stroke patients (mean age: 63.3, standard deviation 9.63 years; mean time since stroke: 11.33, standard deviation 8.29 weeks) were randomly divide ...
Pages: 619-625
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Circuit class therapy for improving mobility after stroke: A systematic review.
Coralie English, Susan L. Hillier
Objective: To examine the effectiveness of group circuit class therapy for improving the mobility of adults after stroke. Design: Cochrane systematic review. Methods: A comprehensive search strategy was used to find randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials of adults post-stroke receiving circuit class therapy. Two authors independently selected trials for inclusion, assessed the method ...
Pages: 565-571
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Do patient-reported outcome measures in hip and knee arthroplasty rehabilitation have robust measurement attributes? A systematic review
Maria Jenelyn Alviar, John Olver, Caroline Brand, Joanne Tropea, Thomas Hale, Marinis Pirpiris, Fary Khan
Objective: The aim of this study was to systematically review and compare the measurement attributes of multidimensional, patient-reported outcome measures used in hip and knee arthroplasty rehabilitation. Methods: A search of PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Registry, SCOPUS and PEDro databases up to December 2009 identified the validation studies. The quality of the measurement properties were ...
Pages: 572-583
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Participation and health-related quality of life of Dutch children and adolescents with congenital lower limb deficiencies
Anka Michielsen, Iris van Wijk, Marjolijn Ketelaar
Objectives: To describe participation and health-related quality of life of Dutch children and adolescents with congenital lower limb deficiencies in comparison with typically developing children, and to explore differences between various degrees of limb loss and between parental reports and self-reports on health-related quality of life. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: Participation wa ...
Pages: 584-589
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Measuring patterns of disability using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in the post-acute stroke rehabilitation setting
Nika Goljar, Helena Burger, Gaj Vidmar, Matilde Leonardi, Črt Marinček
Objective: To determine whether the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model is adequate for assessing disability patterns in stroke survivors in the sub-acute rehabilitation setting in terms of potential changes in functional profiles over time. Methods: Functional profiles of 197 stroke patients were assessed using the ICF Checklist and the Functional Indep ...
Pages: 590-601
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Development of a new scale for perceived self-efficacy in manual wheeled mobility: A pilot study
Osnat Fliess-Douer, Lucas H.V. van der Woude, Yves Vanlandewijck
Objective: To study the psychometric qualities of a perceived self-efficacy in wheeled mobility scale. Design: Questionnaires. Subjects: Forty-seven wheelchair basketball players with spinal cord injury (elite n = 25, recreational n = 22, from 6 different countries). Method: Based on the literature, and expert’s and wheelchair user’s comments, a new Self-Efficacy ...
Pages: 602-608
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Participation after acquired brain injury: Clinical and psychometric considerations of the Sydney Psychosocial Reintegration Scale (SPRS)
Robyn L. Tate, Grahame Simpson , Cheryl Soo, Amanda Lane-Brown
Objective: To examine the psychometric qualities and develop the clinical utility of the Sydney Psychosocial Reintegration Scale (SPRS) as a measure of participation in people with traumatic brain injury. Design: Data generated from previous prospective studies. Subjects/patients: Convenience samples of healthy community-based volunteers (n = 105) and people with severe brain injury (n ...
Pages: 609-618
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Comparison of conventional therapy, intensive therapy and modified constraint-induced movement therapy to improve upper extremity function after stroke
Qiang Wang, Jing-Li Zhao, Qi-xiu Zhu, Jiang Li, Ping-Ping Meng
Objective: To compare the effects of 4 weeks of intervention using conventional rehabilitation, intensive conventional rehabilitation and modified constraint-induced movement therapy on the hemiplegic upper extremity in stroke patients. Methods: Thirty stroke patients (mean age: 63.3, standard deviation 9.63 years; mean time since stroke: 11.33, standard deviation 8.29 weeks) were randomly divide ...
Pages: 619-625
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Performance of prioritized activities is not correlated with functional factors after grip reconstruction in tetraplegia
Johanna Wangdell, Jan Fridén
Objective: To investigate the correlation between perceived performance in prioritized activities and physical conditions related to grip reconstruction. Design: Retrospective clinical outcome study. Patients: Forty-seven individuals with tetraplegia were included in the study. Each participant underwent tendon transfer surgery in the hand between November 2002 and April 2009 and had a complete ...
Pages: 626-630
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Cross-cultural validity of a naturalistic observational assessment of children’s hand skills: A study using Rasch analysis
Chi-Wen Chien, Ted Brown , Rachael McDonald
Objective: To investigate cross-cultural validity of a newly developed Assessment of Children’s Hand Skills (ACHS) in children with and without disabilities. Subjects: One group of 138 Australian children and 134 Taiwanese children, age range 2−12 years (a total of 149 typically developing children and 123 children with disabilities). Methods: Rasch model analysis was used to evaluat ...
Pages: 631-637
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Outcomes of high- and low-intensity rehabilitation programme for persons in chronic phase after Guillain-Barré syndrome: A randomized controlled trial
Fary Khan, Julie F. Pallant, Bhasker Amatya, Louisa Ng, Alexandra Gorelik , Caroline Brand
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of a high- vs low-­intensity multidisciplinary ambulatory rehabilitation programme over 12 months for persons in the chronic phase after Guillain-Barré syndrome (pwGBS) in an Australian community cohort. Method: A total of 79 pwGBS, recruited from a tertiary hospital, were randomized to a treatment group (n = 40) for an individualized high-in ...
Pages: 638-646
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Intervention and societal costs of residential community reintegration for patients with acquired brain injury: A cost-analysis of the Brain Integration Programme
Caroline van Heugten, Gert J. Geurtsen, R. Elze Derksen, Juan D. Martina, Alexander C.H. Geurts, Silvia M.A.A. Evers
Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the intervention costs of a residential community reintegration programme for patients with acquired brain injury and to compare the societal costs before and after treatment. Methods: A cost-analysis was performed identifying costs of healthcare, informal care, and productivity losses. The costs in the year before the Brain Integration Progra ...
Pages: 647-652
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CASE REPORT
Novel application of lower body positive-pressure in the rehabilitation of an individual with multiple lower extremity fractures
Judit Takacs, Jeff R.S. Leiter, Jason D. Peeler
Objective: Lower extremity fractures, if not treated appropriately, can increase the risk of morbidity. Partial weight-bearing after surgical repair is recommended; however, current methods of partial weight-bearing may cause excessive loads through the lower extremity. A new rehabilitation tool that uses lower body positive-pressure is described, that may allow partial weight-bearing while preven ...
Pages: 653-656
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