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ORIGINAL REPORT
Determinants of major direct medical cost categories among patients with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, back pain or fibromyalgia undergoing outpatient rehabilitation
Carla Sabariego, Mirjam Brach, Gerold Stucki
Objective: To identify determinants of direct medical costs among patients with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, back pain or fibromyalgia. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: Convenience sample of 410 patients undergoing outpatient rehabilitation. Methods: Resource use was assessed with a self-report retro­spective questionnaire, and direct medical costs were calculated considering ou ...
Pages: 703-708
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Strategies for assessment and outcome measurement in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: An educational review
Ayse A. Küçükdeveci, Alan Tennant, Gunnar Grimby, Franco Franchignoni
The aim of this educational review, which is based upon expert opinion, is to describe to clinicians training in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and research students training to work in the field, the appropriate attributes and standards required for assessment and outcome measurement. “What to assess” is discussed in the context of the conceptual framework provided by the International ...
Pages: 661-672
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Feedback interventions for impaired self-awareness following brain injury: A systematic review
Julia Schmidt, Natasha Lannin, Jennifer Fleming, Tamara Ownsworth
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of self-awareness interventions that involve a component of feedback for adults with brain injury. Design: Systematic review. Data sources: Randomized and non-randomized studies identified by searching CINAHL, Cochrane Systematic Review Database, Embase, Medline, OTSeeker, PsycBITE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, clinical trial registries, and reference lists ...
Pages: 673-680
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Publications of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine physicians concerning musculoskeletal ultrasonography: An overview
Alper Murat Ulaşlı, Murat Kara, Levent Özçakar
Objective: Interest in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasono­graphy in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has increased significantly over recent years. In order to determine to what extent this growing interest among Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine physicians is resulting in publications, we reviewed the trend in publications by physiatrists on musculoskeletal ultrasonography. ...
Pages: 681-683
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Perceived disadvantages caused by low back pain
Kalle Mattila, Mauri Leino, Carita Kemppi, Risto Tuominen
Objective: To evaluate the perceived disadvantages caused by low back pain in work, household chores and leisure-time activities, as expressed by patients themselves. Design and subjects: Structured telephone interviews, carried out among a sample of 39 physician referrals (29 women and 10 men) for non-specific chronic low back pain to University Hospital, Turku, covered how low back pain affecte ...
Pages: 684-688
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Effects of whole body vibration therapy on main outcome measures for chronic non-specific low back pain: A single-blind randomized controlled trial
Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Miguel A. Hernández Mocholí, Jose C. Adsuar , Jose A. Parraca, Inmaculada Muro, Narcis Gusi
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether a 12-week course of low-frequency vibrating board therapy is a feasible therapy for non-specific chronic low back pain, and whether it improves the main outcome measures. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Patients: A total of 50 patients with non-specific low back pain were included. They were randomly assigned to either a vibrating ...
Pages: 689-694
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Feasibility and effects of a physical exercise programme in adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1: A randomized controlled pilot study
Marie Kierkegaard, Karin Harms-Ringdahl, Lars Edström, Lotta Widén Holmqvist, Anna Tollbäck
Objective: To investigate the feasibility and effects of a physical exercise programme on functioning and health-related quality of life in adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1. Design: A randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Thirty-five adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1. Methods: After stratification for level of functioning, study participants were assigned by lot to either a training g ...
Pages: 695-702
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Determinants of major direct medical cost categories among patients with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, back pain or fibromyalgia undergoing outpatient rehabilitation
Carla Sabariego, Mirjam Brach, Gerold Stucki
Objective: To identify determinants of direct medical costs among patients with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, back pain or fibromyalgia. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: Convenience sample of 410 patients undergoing outpatient rehabilitation. Methods: Resource use was assessed with a self-report retro­spective questionnaire, and direct medical costs were calculated considering ou ...
Pages: 703-708
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Speed-dependent treadmill training is effective to improve gait and balance performance in patients with sub-acute stroke
Kelvin W.K. Lau , Margaret K.Y. Mak
Objective: To compare the effects of speed-dependent treadmill training on gait and balance performance in patients with sub-acute stroke. Design: Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Subjects: A total of 26 patients with sub-acute stroke were r­a­n­­d­omly assigned to experimental (n = 13) and control (n = 13) groups. Methods: Subjects in the experimental group underwent ...
Pages: 709-713
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Changes in skills required for using a manual wheelchair after reconstructive hand surgery in tetraplegia
Ann-Sofi Lamberg, Jan Fridén
Objective: The aim of this study was to document prospectively the changes in function that can affect the skills required to use a manual wheelchair after reconstructive hand and arm surgery in individuals with tetraplegia. Design: Case series. The tests were conducted preoperatively and 12 months postoperatively. Patients: Sixteen individuals who underwent a total of 23 grip/elbow extension r ...
Pages: 714-719
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Left-ventricular function and autonomic cardiac adaptations after short-term inpatient cardiac rehabilitation: A prospective clinical trial
Renata G. Mendes, Rodrigo P. Simões, Fernando de Souza Melo Costa, Camila Bianca Falasco Pantoni, Luciana Di Thommazo, Sérgio Luzzi, Othon Amaral-Neto, Aparecida Maria Catai, Ross Arena, Audrey Borghi-Silva
Objective: Cardiac rehabilitation is associated with cardiac autonomic and physiological benefits. However, it is unclear whether baseline left ventricular function (LVF) impacts on training-induced cardiac autonomic adaptations. The aim of this study was to assess the cardiac autonomic adaptations in patients with varying left ventricular function profiles undergoing coronary artery bypass grafti ...
Pages: 720-727
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Using content analysis to link texts on assessment and intervention to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health – version for Children and Youth (ICF-CY)
Nina Klang, Mia Pless, Margareta Adolfsson, Mats Granlund, Eva Björck-Åkesson
Objective: To explore how content analysis can be used together with linking rules to link texts on assessment and intervention to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health – version for children and youth (ICF-CY). Methods: Individual habilitation plans containing texts on assessment and intervention for children with disabilities and their families were linked to ...
Pages: 728-733
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CASE REPORT
Post-polio syndrome, spinal cord injury and statin myopathy: Double trouble or incorrect diagnosis? Two case reports
Lars Werhagen , Kristian Borg
Objective: To discuss the importance of a thorough clinical examination and evaluation of symptoms in upper and lower motor neurone lesions. Design: Case report. Methods: Post-polio outpatient clinic, Danderyds University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. We describe here two patients with a past history of poliomyelitis, who were experiencing increasing muscular weakness. Clinical evaluation led to ...
Pages: 734-735
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
EURO-MUSCULUS-I and -II behind and EURO-MUSCULUS-III ahead
Levent Özçakar, Martine De Muynck, Guy Vanderstraeten
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 736-736
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59th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING ABSTRACTS
Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pages: 741-756
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