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Life satisfaction in subjects with long-term musculoskeletal pain in relation to pain intensity, pain distribution and coping
Audny Anke, Elin Damsgård, Cecilie Røe
Objective: To investigate levels of life satisfaction in subjects with long-term musculoskeletal pain in relation to pain characteristics and coping. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A total of 232 (42%) respondents answered self--report questionnaires regarding life satisfaction, self-efficacy, sense of coherence, pain distribution and pain intensity at rest and during activity. Resul ...
Pages: 277-285
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Prognostic factors in complex regional pain syndrome 1: A systematic review
Maria Wertli, Lucas M. Bachmann, Shira Schecter Weiner , Florian Brunner
Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to merge and summarize the current evidence about prognostic factors relevant to the course of complex regional pain syndrome 1. Methods: MEDLINE, Embase, PsychINFO, CENTRAL and screened reference lists of included studies were searched for studies of parameters associated with the prognosis of the condition. Studies investigating stroke-related co ...
Pages: 225-231
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Development and validation of an innovative tool for the assessment of biomechanical strategies: The Timed “Up and Go” – Assessment of Biomechanical Strategies (TUG-ABS) for individuals with stroke
Christina D.C.M Faria, Luci F. Teixeira-Salmela, Sylvie Nadeau
Objective: To develop and validate a clinical tool based on the biomechanical strategies exhibited by people with hemiparesis due to stroke during the performance of the Timed “Up and Go” test. Design/methods: The Timed “Up and Go” Assessment of Biomechanical Strategies (TUG-ABS) was developed for subjects with stroke, based on the analyses of 3 sources of information: published evidence ...
Pages: 232-240
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Clinical testing of an innovative tool for the assessment of biomechanical strategies: The Timed ”Up and Go” Assessment of Biomechanical Strategies (TUG-ABS) for individuals with stroke
Christina D.C.M Faria, Luci F. Teixeira-Salmela, Sylvie Nadeau
Objective: To investigate the reliability and construct and criterion-related validities of the Timed “Up and Go” Assessment of Biomechanical Strategies (TUG-ABS), when used with subjects with hemiparesis due to stroke within clinical settings. Design/methods: Construct validity was investigated by the following methods: the known groups, convergence, discriminant analyses, and the opinions ...
Pages: 241-247
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Comparison of respiratory muscle training methods in individuals with motor and sensory complete tetraplegia: A randomized controlled trial
Gabi Mueller, Maria T.E. Hopman, Claudio Perret
Objective: To compare the effects of inspiratory resistance training and isocapnic hyperpnoea vs incentive spirometry (placebo) on respiratory function, voice, thorax mobility and quality of life in individuals with tetraplegia. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Patients/methods: A total of 24 individuals with traumatic, complete tetraplegia (C5–C8, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) ...
Pages: 248-253
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Effect of lower extremity functional electrical stimulation pulsed isometric contractions on arm cycling peak oxygen uptake in spinal cord injured individuals
Berit Brurok, Tom Tørhaug, Trine Karlsen, Gunnar Leivseth, Jan Helgerud, Jan Hoff
Objective: To compare peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) between: (i) functional electrical stimulation lower extremity pulsed isometric muscle contractions combined with arm cycling (FES iso hybrid), (ii) functional electrical stimulation cycling combined with arm cycling (FES hybrid cycling), and (iii) arm cycling exercise (ACE) in individuals with spinal cord injury with level of injury above and bel ...
Pages: 254-259
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A three-week multidisciplinary in-patient rehabilitation programme had positive long-term effects in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: Randomized controlled trial
Ingvild Kjeken, Ingvild Bø, Aud Rønningen, Cristina Spada, Petter Mowinckel, Kåre Birger Hagen, Hanne Dagfinrud
Objective: To evaluate the mean overall effects over a 1-year period of a multidisciplinary in-patient rehabilitation programme for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Design: Observer-blinded, randomized controlled trial, with assessments made after 4 and 12 months. Patients: Forty-six patients received a 3-week in-patient rehabilitation programme and 49 patients received treatment as usual. ...
Pages: 260-267
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Illness beliefs and treatment beliefs as predictors of short-term and medium-term outcome in chronic back pain
Manuela Glattacker, Katja Heyduck, Cornelia Meffert
Objective: Patients’ illness beliefs were shown to be more relevant than other psychosocial factors of influence for predicting outcome in back pain in primary care. The aim of this study was to determine whether illness beliefs and beliefs about rehabilitation are predictors of functioning, pain intensity, and coping with pain after rehabilitation in a population with longstanding chronic back ...
Pages: 268-276
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Life satisfaction in subjects with long-term musculoskeletal pain in relation to pain intensity, pain distribution and coping
Audny Anke, Elin Damsgård, Cecilie Røe
Objective: To investigate levels of life satisfaction in subjects with long-term musculoskeletal pain in relation to pain characteristics and coping. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A total of 232 (42%) respondents answered self--report questionnaires regarding life satisfaction, self-efficacy, sense of coherence, pain distribution and pain intensity at rest and during activity. Resul ...
Pages: 277-285
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Tortured refugees' expectations of a multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation programme: An explorative qualitative study
Ann L. Persson , Gunvor Gard
Background: Refugees have often been exposed to torture in their countries of origin. Rehabilitation of tortured refugees living in Denmark is offered by the specialized Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims in Copenhagen. After an interdisciplinary assessment eligible patients are recommended rehabilitation. Objective: To explore tortured refugees’ expectations of the multidis ...
Pages: 286-292
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Patients’ experience of health three years after structured physiotherapy or surgery for lumbar disc herniation
Gunilla Limbäck Svensson , Gunilla Kjellby Wendt, Roland Thomeé, Ella Danielson
Objective: To describe the experience of health among patients 3 years after treatment with a structured physiotherapy model or surgery for lumbar disc herniation. Design: A qualitative research study. Subjects/patients: Patients were referred to the orthopaedic clinic at Sahlgrenska University Hospital with sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation. Twenty patients who were eligible for surgery w ...
Pages: 293-299
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Physical dose of therapeutic exercises in institutional neck rehabilitation
Niko Wasenius, Teppo Karapalo , Tuulikki Sjögren , Mika Pekkonen , Esko Mälkiä
Objective: To determine the intensity and volume of therapeutic exercises during a standard 13-day inpatient neck rehabilitation course in relation to overall physical activity in rehabilitation and everyday life. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: Subjects (n = 19; 16 women and 3 men; mean age 48.6 years, standard deviation (SD) 6.6) with chronic non-specific neck pain were rec ...
Pages: 300-307
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Health-related quality of life and socioeconomic situation among diastrophic dysplasia patients in Finland
Liisamari Krüger, Timo Pohjolainen, Ilkka Kaitila, Hannu Kautiainen, Marja Arkela-Kautiainen, Heikki Hurri
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to gain a comprehensive view of the quality of life and socio-economic conditions in a more representative sample of patients with diastrophic dysplasia than previously presented. Methods: The study sample comprised 115 patients with diastrophic dysplasia, aged over 18 years. The patients were contacted, and 68 patients (59%) agreed to participate i ...
Pages: 308-313
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Effects of muscular deficiency on postural and gait capacities in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Bastien Guillebastre, Paul Calmels, Patrice Rougier
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between lower limb muscular deficiencies and postural and gait capacities. Design: Observational study. Subjects: A total of 26 patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and 19 health-matched healthy subjects. Methods: Barefoot gait and postural control were analysed using a walking mat and a force platform, respectively. Muscula ...
Pages: 314-317
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