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REVIEW ARTICLE
The evidence-base for basic physical therapy techniques targeting lower limb function in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a conceptual framework
Inge Franki, Kaat Desloovere, Josse De Cat, Hilde Feys, Guy Molenaers , Patrick Calders, Guy Vanderstraeten, Eveline Himpens , Christine Van den Broeck
Objective: This systematic review provides an overview of the effectiveness of basic techniques used in lower limb physical therapy of children with cerebral palsy. It aims to support the development of clinical guidelines for evidence-based physical therapy planning for these children. Data sources and study selection: A literature search in 5 electronic databases extracted literature published ...
Pages: 385-395
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REVIEW ARTICLE
The evidence-base for basic physical therapy techniques targeting lower limb function in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a conceptual framework
Inge Franki, Kaat Desloovere, Josse De Cat, Hilde Feys, Guy Molenaers , Patrick Calders, Guy Vanderstraeten, Eveline Himpens , Christine Van den Broeck
Objective: This systematic review provides an overview of the effectiveness of basic techniques used in lower limb physical therapy of children with cerebral palsy. It aims to support the development of clinical guidelines for evidence-based physical therapy planning for these children. Data sources and study selection: A literature search in 5 electronic databases extracted literature published ...
Pages: 385-395
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REVIEW ARTICLE
The evidence-base for conceptual approaches and additional therapies targeting lower limb function in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review using the ICF as a framework
Inge Franki, Kaat Desloovere, Josse De Cat, Hilde Feys, Guy Molenaers , Patrick Calders, Guy Vanderstraeten, Eveline Himpens , Christine Van den Broeck
Objective: This systematic review provides an overview of the effectiveness of conceptual approaches and additional therapies used in lower limb physical therapy of children with cerebral palsy and supports the development of clinical guidelines. Data sources and study selection: A literature search in 5 electronic databases was performed, extracting literature published between 1995 and 2009. S ...
Pages: 396-405
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SPECIAL REPORT
Development of a framework identifying domains and elements of importance for arthritis rehabilitation
Mari Klokkerud, Kåre Birger Hagen, Ingvild Kjeken, Ann Bremander, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Thea Vliet Vlieland, Margreth Grotle
Background: Rehabilitation is effective and beneficial for patients with arthritis. The lack of a common structure for describing the content of rehabilitation makes it difficult to compare, transfer and implement research evidence into clinical practice. Objective: To develop a framework comprising domains and elements of importance when describing arthritis rehabilitation. Methods: On the basi ...
Pages: 406-413
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SPECIAL REPORT
Meeting the challenges of spinal cord injury care following sudden onset disaster: lessons learned
Anthony S. Burns, Colleen O'Connell, Farooq Rathore
Improved disaster response has led to higher survival rates and an increasing number of injuries in relation to deaths (injury to death ratio). Recent earthquakes, in particular, have led to unprecedented numbers of spinal cord injuries. Meeting the needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries is particularly challenging when disaster strikes a low resource environment. Clinicians who care for s ...
Pages: 414-420
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ORIGINAL REPORT
How did rehabilitation professionals act when faced with the Great East Japan earthquake and disaster? Descriptive epidemiology of disability and an interim report of the relief activities of the ten Rehabilitation-Related Organizations
Meigen Liu, Masahiro Kohzuki, Akinori Hamamura, Makoto Ishikawa, Masami Saitoh, Masaki Kurihara, Kazuto Handa, Haruki Nakamura, Junichi Fukaura, Ryuji Kimura, Takao Ito, Nobuou Matsuzaka
Objective: Inter-organizational coordination is important for rehabilitation disaster relief. The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Disaster was unprecedented, being geographically widespread and multifaceted. Faced with the crisis, rehabilitation professionals established the 10 Rehabilitation-Related Organizations of Rehabilitation Support Service (10-RRO). The objectives of this paper are to ...
Pages: 421-428
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The ScreeLing: Occurrence of linguistic deficits in acute aphasia post-stroke
Hanane El Hachioui, Mieke W.M.E van de Sandt-Koenderman, Diederik W.J. Dippel, Peter J. Koudstaal, Evy G. Visch-Brink
Objective: To investigate the occurrence of semantic, phonological and syntactic deficits in acute aphasia with the ScreeLing after the establishment of its psychometric properties. To examine the relationship between these deficits and: (i) overall aphasia severity; and (ii) quality of Spontaneous Speech. Methods: The reliability and validity of the ScreeLing was established by investigating 14 ...
Pages: 429-435
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Arterial hypertension: A clinically relevant problem in physical medicine and rehabilitation?
Martin Nuhr, Veronika Fialka-Moser, Mohammad Keilani, Richard Crevenna, Michael M. Hirschl
Objective: Arterial hypertension is the most frequently observed vascular risk factor. Physical and rehabilitative interventions may affect arterial blood pressure. The frequency of hypertensive patients in an outpatient clinic of physical medicine is unknown. Design: Prospective data collection. Patients: Overall, 3,826 patients admitted to the outpatient clinic for physical and rehabilitative ...
Pages: 436-439
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Prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease stratified by body mass index categories in patients with wheelchair-dependent paraplegia after spinal cord injury
Peter Flank, Kerstin Wahman, Richard Levi, Martin Fahlström
Objective: To assess risk factors for cardiovascular disease at different body mass index values in persons with wheelchair-dependent paraplegia after spinal cord injuries. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: A total of 135 individuals, age range 18–79 years, with chronic (≥ 1 year) post-traumatic paraplegia. Methods: Body mass index was stratified into 6 categorical group ...
Pages: 440-443
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Monitoring of spasticity and functional ability in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury with a functional electrical stimulation cycling system
Werner Reichenfelser, Harald Hackl, Josef Hufgard, Josef Kastner, Karin Gstaltner, Margit Gföhler
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the integration of motor function and spasticity assessment of individuals with spinal cord injury into cycling therapy. Methods: Twenty-three participants with incomplete spinal cord injury performed 18 training sessions (standard deviation (SD) 14) on an instrumented tricycle combined with functional electrical stimulation. Each therapy sess ...
Pages: 444-449
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Accuracy of botulinum toxin type A injection into the gastrocnemius muscle of adults with spastic equinus: Manual needle placement and electrical stimulation guidance compared using ultrasonography
Alessandro Picelli, Paola Bonetti, Carla Fontana, Martina Barausse, Francesca Dambruoso, Francesca Gajofatto, Stefano Tamburin, Paolo Girardi, Raffaele Gimigliano, Nicola Smania
Objective: To investigate the accuracy of manual needle placement and electrical stimulation guidance, compared using ultrasonography, for injection of botulinum toxin type A into the gastrocnemius muscle of adults with spastic equinus. Design: Prospective clinical study. Subjects: A total of 81 adults with stroke who were scheduled to receive botulinum toxin type A injection into the gastrocnem ...
Pages: 450-452
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Influence of advanced prosthetic knee joints on perceived performance and everyday life activity level of low-functional persons with a transfemoral amputation or knee disarticulation
Patrick J. R. Theeven, Bea Hemmen, Richard P.J. Geers, Rob J.E.M. Smeets, Peter R.G. Brink, Henk A.M. Seelen
Objective: To assess the effects of two types of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee joints (MPKs) on perceived performance and everyday life activity level. Design: Randomized cross-over trial. Subjects: Thirty persons with a unilateral above-knee amputation or knee disarticulation classified as Medicare Functional Classification Level-2. Methods: Participants were measured in 3 conditio ...
Pages: 454-461
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Validation and reliability of the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly in Chinese population
Shirley P.C. Ngai, Roy T.H. Cheung, Priscillia L. Lam, Joseph K.W. Chiu, Eric Y.H. Fung
Objectives: Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) is a widely used questionnaire in epidemiological studies for assessing the physical activity level of elderly. This study aims to translate and validate PASE in Chinese population. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Chinese elderly aged 65 or above. Methods: The original English version of PASE was translated into Chinese (PASE-C ...
Pages: 462-465
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Should we exclude elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from a long-time ambulatory pulmonary rehabilitation programme?
Jean-Louis Corhay, Delphine Nguyen , Bernard Duysinx , Cédric Graas , Freddy Pirnay , Thierry Bury , Renaud Louis
Objective: To assess the outcomes of a 6-month comprehensive multidisciplinary outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programme in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to age. Design: Prospective cohort study. Patients: A total of 140 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 3–4) admitted to our ...
Pages: 466-472
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Associations of demographic and injury-related factors with return to work among job-injured workers with disabilities in South Korea
Soo Kyung Park
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the associations between the type of return-to-work and demographic and injury-related characteristics among South Korean workers with permanent disabilities due to occupational injury. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Subjects: A total of 13,078 injured workers aged 20–55 years who were legally registered in 2005 as having permanent disabi ...
Pages: 473-476
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Compensation allows recovery of functional independence in people with severe motor impairments following spinal cord injury
Jennifer D. Hastings, Lisa A. Harvey, Joy A. Bruce, Martha F. Somers
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Pages: 477-478
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