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REVIEW ARTICLE
Improving walking capacity by surgical correction of equinovarus foot deformity in adult patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury: A systematic review
Gerbert J. Renzenbrink, Jaap H. Buurke, Anand V. Nene, Alexander C.H. Geurts, Gert Kwakkel, Johan S. Rietman
Objective: Equinovarus foot deformity following stroke or traumatic brain injury compromises walking capacity, interfering with activities of daily living. In soft-tissue surgery the imbalanced muscles responsible for the deviant position of the ankle and foot are lengthened, released and/or transferred. However, knowledge about the effectiveness of surgical correction is limited. The aim of the p ...
Pages: 614-623
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EDITORIAL
On Becoming Editor-in-Chief
Bengt H. Sjölund
Pages: 613-613
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Improving walking capacity by surgical correction of equinovarus foot deformity in adult patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury: A systematic review
Gerbert J. Renzenbrink, Jaap H. Buurke, Anand V. Nene, Alexander C.H. Geurts, Gert Kwakkel, Johan S. Rietman
Objective: Equinovarus foot deformity following stroke or traumatic brain injury compromises walking capacity, interfering with activities of daily living. In soft-tissue surgery the imbalanced muscles responsible for the deviant position of the ankle and foot are lengthened, released and/or transferred. However, knowledge about the effectiveness of surgical correction is limited. The aim of the p ...
Pages: 614-623
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Incidence of and risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms in the neck and low-back during severe flooding in Bangkok in 2011
Rattaporn Sihawong, Prawit Janwantanakul, Praneet Pensri
Objective: To examine whether the incidences of neck and low-back symptoms were elevated during the severe floods that occurred in Bangkok, Thailand in 2011, and to explore flood-related risk factors for neck and low-back symptoms. Design: Prospective cohort design. Methods: Severe flooding occurred in Bangkok and surrounding neighbourhoods between October and December, 2011. After the flood had ...
Pages: 624-628
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Validity, reliability and responsiveness of a short version of the Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Scale in patients receiving rehabilitation
Hui-fang Chen , Ching-yi Wu, Keh-chung Lin, Ming-wei Li, Hung-wen Yu
Objective: To examine the measurement properties of a short version of the Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Scale (SS-QoL-12). Design: Self-report survey of patients with mild to moderate upper extremity dysfunction. Patients: A total of 126 patients provided 252 observations before and after treatment. Methods: The construct validity and reliability was examined using the Rasch model; the co ...
Pages: 629-636
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Test-retest reliability and validity of the comprehensive activities of daily living measure in patients with stroke
I-Ping Hsueh, Chun-Hou Wang, Tsan-Hon Liou, Chia-Huang Lin, Ching-Lin Hsieh
Objective: To examine the test-retest reliability, convergent validity, and predictive validity of the comprehensive activities of daily living (CADL) measure in patients with stroke. Design: A repeated-assessments design, 10–14 days apart, was used to examine test-retest reliability in 70 patients. In the validity study, a further 168 patients were assessed at 6 months and 1 year after stroke. ...
Pages: 637-641
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Prediction models and development of an easy to use open-access tool for measuring lung function of individuals with motor complete spinal cord injury
Gabi Mueller, Sonja de Groot, Lucas H. van der Woude, Claudio Perret, Franz Michel, Maria T.E. Hopman
Objective: To develop statistical models to predict lung function and respiratory muscle strength from personal and lesion characteristics of individuals with motor complete spinal cord injury. Design: Cross-sectional, multi-centre cohort study. Subjects: A total of 440 individuals with traumatic, motor complete spinal cord injury, time post-injury ≥ 6 months, lesion level C4–T12, ...
Pages: 642-647
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Widespread pain hypersensitivity and facilitated temporal summation of deep tissue pain in whiplash associated disorder: An explorative study of women
Dag Lemming, Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Jan Sörensen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Björn Gerdle
Objective: Widespread deep tissue pain hyperalgesia was evaluated in women with chronic whiplash associated disorder (n = 25) and controls (n = 10) using computerized cuff pressure algometry and hypertonic saline infusion. Methods: A pneumatic double-chamber cuff was placed around: (i) the arm and (ii) the leg. Cuff inflation rate was constant and the pain intensity was r ...
Pages: 648-657
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Determinants of satisfaction with individual health in male and female patients with chronic low back pain
Karin Pieber, Katharina Viktoria Stein, Malvina Herceg, Anita Rieder, Veronika Fialka-Moser, Thomas E. Dorner
Objective: To examine health satisfaction and its predictors in subjects with and without chronic low back pain. Subjects: Data for subjects aged 15–64 years were sourced from an Austrian representative population-based nationwide survey including 6,194 men and 6,183 women. Methods: Health satisfaction and its determinants were assessed using the World Health Organization Quality of Life Quest ...
Pages: 658-663
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Impact of multimorbidity on functioning: Evaluating the ICF Core Set approach in an empirical study of people with rheumatic diseases
Gert Jan Wijlhuizen, Rom J.M. Perenboom , Francisca Galindo Garre, Yvonne F. Heerkens, Nico van Meeteren
Objective: Chronic conditions can lead to considerable deterioration in functioning. Several condition-specific Core Sets, selections of categories from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), have been developed to facilitate the rehabilitation process. Considering the increase in patients with more than one specific condition, we evaluated the impact of mult ...
Pages: 664-668
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Employee and work-related predictors for entering rehabilitation: A cohort study of civil servants
Anne Lamminpää, Jaana Kuoppala, Irma Väänänen-Tomppo , Katariina Hinkka
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine how employee well-being, psychosocial factors at work, leadership and perceived occupational health services predict entering rehabilitation as modelled in the Job Well-being Pyramid. Methods: A random population of 967 civil servants participated in a survey on psychosocial factors and health at work in 2000 in Finland. A total of 147 employees ...
Pages: 669-676
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The return to work discussion: A qualitative study of the line manager conversation about return to work and the development of an educational programme
Debbie Cohen, Joanna Allen, Melody Rhydderch, Mansel Aylward
Objective: To investigate the conversation between line manager and employee about return to work to inform the development of an online interactive educational programme for line managers to improve the effectiveness of their discussions. Design: An inductive qualitative approach, using the principles of action research and motivational interviewing were adopted. The results informed the develop ...
Pages: 677-683
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Effects of rehabilitation programmes for patients on long-term sick leave for burnout: A 3-year follow-up of the REST study
Therese Stenlund, Maria Nordin, Lisbeth Slunga Järvholm
Objective: To evaluate the long-term effects of two different rehabilitation programmes for patients on long-term sick leave for burnout. Design: Three-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial with two 1-year group programmes: (A) cognitively oriented behavioural rehabilitation in combination with Qigong; and (B) Qigong alone. Patients: A total of 107 patients with burnout (78 women and ...
Pages: 684-690
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Human coronary collateral recruitment is facilitated by isometric exercise during acute coronary occlusion
Song Lin, Xiao Lu, Shaoliang Chen, Fei Ye, Junjie Zhang, Yulin Ma, Jianan Li
Objective: To determine whether isometric exercise increases collateral flow in remote ischaemic myocardium in acute coronary occlusion models of patients with coronary artery disease. Design: A randomized controlled study. Subjects: Sixty-five patients with 1-vessel coronary artery disease. Methods: Subjects were randomly assigned to either the isometric exercise group or non-exercise group. P ...
Pages: 691-695
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Rehabilitation patients: Undernourished and obese?
Dorijn Hertroijs, Coby Wijnen, Eva Leistra, Marjolein Visser, Ellen van der Heijden, Hinke Kruizenga
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of undernutrition in patients in Dutch rehabilitation centres and to measure the diagnostic accuracy of available screening tools. Methods: This cross-sectional multicentre study was conducted in 11 rehabilitation centres in The Netherlands. Patient’s nutritional status was determined by the amount of weight loss during the last 1, ...
Pages: 696-701
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Sensory feedback from a prosthetic hand based on air-mediated pressure from the hand to the forearm skin
Christian Antfolk, Anders Björkman, Sven-Olof Frank, Fredrik Sebelius, Göran Lundborg, Birgitta Rosen
Objective: Lack of sensory feedback is a drawback in today’s hand prostheses. We present here a non-invasive simple sensory feedback system, which provides the user of a prosthetic hand with sensory feedback on the arm stump. It is mediated by air in a closed loop system connecting silicone pads on the prosthetic hand with pads on the amputation stump. The silicone pads in a “tactile display ...
Pages: 702-707
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Erratum
Pages: 708-708
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