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Association of fear of movement and leisure-time physical activity among patients with chronic pain
Petteri Koho, Tage Orenius, Hannu Kautiainen, Maija Haanpää, Timo Pohjolainen, Heikki Hurri
Objective: The aim of this study was to clarify the association of fear of movement and physical activity among patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Methods: The sample comprised 93 patients participating in a multidisciplinary pain management programme. The purpose of the programme was to regain overall functioning by means of physical and functional exercises, education and personal pain ...
Pages: 794-799
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Towards a conceptual description of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Thorsten Meyer, John Melvin, Gerold Stucki
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) is an independent medical specialty focusing on the improvement of functioning. A shared understanding of concepts is of vital importance for integrated action in this field. The aim of the present paper is to provide a conceptual model of PRM, to give background on its development and adoptions, and to explain the choice of terms, phrases, and concepts. ...
Pages: 760-764
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Towards a conceptual description of rehabilitation as a health strategy
Thorsten Meyer, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Jerome Bickenbach, Alarcos Cieza, John Melvin, Gerold Stucki
Objective: A proposal for a conceptual description of rehabilitation was made in 2007 based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. This conceptual description should foster the development of a common understanding of rehabilitation and its professions. The present paper aims to report on the development and current state of the discussions about this conceptual ...
Pages: 765-769
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Upper limb function in adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Bart Bartels , Robert F. Pangalila, Michael P. Bergen, Nicolle A.M. Cobben, Henk J. Stam, Marij E. Roebroeck
Objective: To determine upper limb function and associated factors in adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: A sample of 70 men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (age range 20–43 years). Methods: General motor function and, in particular, upper limb distal motor function, were assessed with the Motor Function Measure. Muscle strength and range of mot ...
Pages: 770-775
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Predicting self-reported recovery one year after major road traffic accident trauma
Hoang -Thy Nhac-Vu, Martine Hours, Pierrette Charnay, Laetitia Chossegros, Dominique Boisson, Jacques Luauté, Etienne Javouhey, Amina Ndiaye, Bernard Laumon
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the self-reported health status of road traffic accident victims and the predictors of self-assessed recovery 1 year after major trauma in a French population. Design: A follow-up study. Methods: The cohort comprised 276 seriously injured victims of road traffic accidents, aged > 16 years from the Rhône administrative department, France. Victim ...
Pages: 776-782
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Poor prognostic factors in complex regional pain syndrome 1: A Delphi survey
Florian Brunner, Mara Nauer, Lucas M. Bachmann
Objective: A major challenge in the management of patients with complex regional pain syndrome 1 is identifying those individuals who are at risk of developing severe problems. Data from large follow-up studies providing empirical evidence are largely lacking. The goal of this study was to obtain an expert-agreed priority list of parameters that are correlated with a poor prognosis. Methods: In a ...
Pages: 783-786
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Changes in gait symmetry, gait velocity and self-reported function following total hip replacement
Caroline Hodt-Billington, Jorunn L. Helbostad, Willemijn Vervaat, Turid Rognsvåg, Rolf Moe-Nilssen
Objective: To investigate the magnitude of change at different time points in measures of gait symmetry, gait velocity and self-reported function following total hip replacement. Design: Longitudinal with test occasions pre-surgery and 3, 6 and 12 months post-surgery. Subjects: Thirty-four patients with hip osteoarthritis (mean age 63 years, standard deviation 11 years). Methods: Subjects walk ...
Pages: 787-793
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Association of fear of movement and leisure-time physical activity among patients with chronic pain
Petteri Koho, Tage Orenius, Hannu Kautiainen, Maija Haanpää, Timo Pohjolainen, Heikki Hurri
Objective: The aim of this study was to clarify the association of fear of movement and physical activity among patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Methods: The sample comprised 93 patients participating in a multidisciplinary pain management programme. The purpose of the programme was to regain overall functioning by means of physical and functional exercises, education and personal pain ...
Pages: 794-799
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Clinical benefits of the addition of lower extremity low-intensity resistance muscle training to early aerobic endurance training intervention in patients with coronary artery disease: A randomized controlled trial
Dominique Hansen, Bert O. Eijnde, Machteld Roelants, Tom Broekmans, Jean-Luc Rummens, Karen Hensen, Annick Daniels, Monique Van Erum, Kim Bonné, Ilse Reyckers, Toon Alders, Jan Berger, Paul Dendale
Objective: Muscle resistance training is often combined with aerobic endurance training during rehabilitation of patients with coronary artery disease. However, the clinical effects of additional lower-extremity low-intensity muscle resistance training during early rehabilitation (within the first month after coronary revascularization) in patients with coronary artery disease remain unclear. Des ...
Pages: 800-807
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Hand-held dynamometry: tester strength is paramount, even in frail populations
Carol A. Stone , Bríd Nolan , Peter G. Lawlor, Rose Anne Kenny
Objective: To determine test-retest and inter-rater reliability of hand-held dynamometry when used to measure knee-­extensor strength in patients with advanced cancer. Subjects: Adults with metastatic or locally advanced cancer recruited from palliative care services to a study of the risk factors for falls. Methods: Consecutive recruits (n = 30) underwent repeat testing after an interval o ...
Pages: 808-811
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Commentary on ”Spasticity or reversible muscle hypertonia?”
Påvel G. Lindberg, Marc A. Maier, Jörgen Borg
Abstract is missing (Commentary)
Pages: 812-812
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Commentary on ”Spasticity or Reversible Muscle Hypertonia?”
Anthony B. Ward
Abstract is missing (Commentary)
Pages: 813-814
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Response to Lindbergs et al.’s and Ward’s commentaries
Abdel Magid O. Bakheit, Klemens Fheodoroff, Franco Molteni
Abstract is missing (commentary)
Pages: 815-815
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