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Potential application of cross-modal stimulation for neurorehabilitation: The relatedness of performance on tasks measuring cognitive processes subserved by similar prefrontal substrates
Tatia M.C. Lee, Bolton K.H. Chau, Kwok-Fai So, Chetwyn C.H. Chan
Objective: Rehabilitating people with prefrontal functional impairment has always been challenging. This study examined whether there are functional relationships between prefrontal processes subserved by similar neural regions. The aim was to shed light on the therapeutic potential of training one function to effect changes in another function, a phenomenon called cross-modal stimulation in neuro ...
Pages: 727-732
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EDITORIAL
A sad message
Gunnar Grimby, Bengt H. Sjölund
Abstract is missing (Editorial)
Pages: 709-709
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Music interventions and physical activity in older adults: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis
Imogen N. Clark, Nicholas F. Taylor, Felicity Baker
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of music interventions in increasing physical activity in older adults. Methods: Searches until March 2011 were conducted through CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMED, AMED, PsychINFO, AUSPORT, PEDro, OTseeker, Expanded Academic ASAP, SPORTDiscus, and The Cochrane Library. Selection criteria included older adults, music interventions, physical activity outc ...
Pages: 710-719
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The diverse constructs use of activities of daily living measures in stroke randomized controlled trials in the years 2005–2009
Ching-Lin Hsieh, Tammy Hoffmann, Louise Gustafsson, Ya-Chen Lee
Objective: To explore construct(s) (ability, capability, actual performance, and/or perceived difficulty) of activities of daily living measures that have been used in randomized controlled trials. Methods: Three databases (Medline, CINAHL, and OTSeeker) were searched. A questionnaire was sent to the author of each eligible study requesting information about the activities of daily living constru ...
Pages: 720-726
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Potential application of cross-modal stimulation for neurorehabilitation: The relatedness of performance on tasks measuring cognitive processes subserved by similar prefrontal substrates
Tatia M.C. Lee, Bolton K.H. Chau, Kwok-Fai So, Chetwyn C.H. Chan
Objective: Rehabilitating people with prefrontal functional impairment has always been challenging. This study examined whether there are functional relationships between prefrontal processes subserved by similar neural regions. The aim was to shed light on the therapeutic potential of training one function to effect changes in another function, a phenomenon called cross-modal stimulation in neuro ...
Pages: 727-732
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Relationship between severity of shoulder subluxation and soft-tissue injury in hemiplegic stroke patients
Shih-Wei Huang, Sen-Yung Liu, Hao-Wei Tang, Ta-Sen Wei, Wei-Te Wang , Chao-Pin Yang
Objective: The aims of this study were: (i) to determine whether the severity of post-hemiplegic shoulder subluxation in stroke patients correlates with soft-tissue injury; and (ii) to determine the shoulder subluxation measurement cut-off points that are indications for further ultrasound examination for soft-tissue injuries in these patients. Design: Cross-sectional study. Patients: A total ...
Pages: 733-739
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Measuring environmental barriers faced by individuals living with stroke: Development and validation of the Chinese version of the Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors
Lin-Rong Liao, Ricky W.K. Lau, Marco Y.C. Pang
Objective: To develop and validate a Chinese version of the Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors. Design: Descriptive case-series. Subjects: A total of 107 individuals with chronic stroke and 56 age-matched healthy subjects. Methods: The English version of the 25-item Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors was translated into Chinese using standardized procedures, and th ...
Pages: 740-746
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The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale, WHODAS II: Reliability and validity in the measurement of activity and participation in a spinal cord injury population
Annelies C. De Wolf , Robyn L. Tate, Natasha A. Lannin, James Middleton, Amanda Lane-Brown, Ian D. Cameron
Objective: To evaluate the reliability and validity of WHODAS II within the spinal cord injury population. Subjects: Sixty-three people with traumatic spinal cord injury. Methods: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale II (WHODAS II), Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique, and Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (MOS SF-36) were administered at ...
Pages: 747-755
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Reliability and validity of a kinematic spine model during active trunk movement in healthy subjects and patients with chronic non-specific low back pain
Benjamin Hidalgo, Maxime Gilliaux, William Poncin, Christine Detrembleur
Objective: To develop a standardized, reliable, valid spine model of active trunk movements that accurately discriminates kinematic patterns of patients with chronic non-specific low back pain from those of healthy subjects. Design: Comparative cohort study. Subjects: Healthy subjects (n = 25) and patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (n = 25) aged 30–65 y ...
Pages: 756-763
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One-year follow-up of two different rehabilitation strategies for patients with chronic pain
Daniel Merrick, Gunnevi Sundelin, Britt-Marie Stålnacke
Objective: To determine outcomes for 2 rehabilitation strategies for patients with chronic pain: a 2-day interdisciplinary team assessment followed by either: (i) a 4-week outpatient multimodal rehabilitation programme, or (ii) a subsequent rehabilitation plan. Methods: After a 2-day interdisciplinary team assessment at our pain rehabilitation clinic 296 consecutive patients were selected to eit ...
Pages: 764-773
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Number and frequency of physiotherapy services for motor vehicle-induced whiplash: Interrogating motor accident insurance data 2006–2009
Karen Grimmer-Somers, Steve Milanese , Saravana Kumar , Carolyn Brennan , Ivan Mifsud
Objective: Whilst prognostic factors for recovery from whiplash associated disorders have been documented, factors related to high physiotherapy use are not well recognized. This study profiles predictors for high use of physiotherapy services from a large dataset from an Australian state insurer for motor vehicle accidents. Method: A dataset of Motor Accident Commission claims in South Australia ...
Pages: 774-780
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Patient recovery expectations in non-chronic non-specific low back pain: A qualitative investigation
Ross A. Iles, Nicholas F. Taylor, Megan Davidson, Paul D. O'Halloran
Objective: Low recovery expectations have been identified as a strong and consistent predictor of poor outcome in non-chronic non-specific low back pain (NSLBP). The aim of this study was to explore how people determine their own recovery expectation during an episode of non-chronic NSLBP. Subjects and methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of people with non-chronic ...
Pages: 781-787
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Multidisciplinary rehabilitation in women following breast cancer treatment: A randomized controlled trial
Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, Julie F. Pallant, Ishani Rajapaksa, Caroline Brand
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary ambulatory rehabilitation programme for women following definitive breast cancer treatment in an Australian community cohort. Methods: Eighty-five women in the community randomized to a treatment group (n = 43) for individualized high-intensity programme, or a control group (n = 42) comprising usual activity. T ...
Pages: 788-794
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CASE REPORT
Effectiveness of Switching Therapy from Complexing Protein-containing Botulinum Toxin Type A to a Formulation with Low Immunogenicity in Spasticity after Stroke: A case report
Andrea Santamato, Maurizio Ranieri, Francesco Panza, Vincenza Frisardi, Maria Francesca Micello, Serena Filoni , Pietro Fiore
Objective: Some patients receiving botulinum toxin type A therapy develop immunological resistance due to the production of neutralizing antibodies against the neurotoxin, thus partially or completely reducing the therapeutic effect. Case report: We report here neurophysiological and clinical findings for a 58-year-old man treated with botulinum toxin type A for spasticity after ischaemic stroke ...
Pages: 795-797
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