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ORIGINAL REPORT
Is gait speed a valid measure to predict community ambulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease?
Roy G. Elbers, Erwin E. H. van Wegen, John Verhoef, Gert Kwakkel
Objective: To investigate the predictive value of gait speed for community walking in Parkinson’s disease and to develop a multivariate prediction model for community walking. Design: Data from baseline assessments in a randomized clinical trial were used. Subjects: A total of 153 patients with Parkinson’s disease were included. Methods: Community walking was evaluated using the mobility d ...
Pages: 370-375
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Multidisciplinary care for stroke patients living in the community: A systematic review
Manon Fens, Tom Vluggen, Jolanda C.M. van Haastregt, Jeanine A. Verbunt, George H. Beusmans, Caroline M. van Heugten
Objective: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of multidisciplinary care for stroke patients living in the community. Data sources: Databases PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library from January 1980 until July 2012. Study selection: Randomized controlled trials focused on multidisciplinary interventions for stroke patients li ...
Pages: 321-330
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Applying the Comprehensive International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Sets for stroke framework to stroke survivors living in the community
Markku Paanalahti, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson, Anton Arndt, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: The aims of this study were to explore the perspective of functioning in community-dwelling people with prior stroke and to confirm, if possible, the Comprehensive International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Comprehensive Core Set for stroke. Methods: Qualitative interviews were analysed (using the content analysis method and established ICF linking rules) ...
Pages: 331-340
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Communication activity in stroke patients with aphasia
Jean-Michel Mazaux, Tiphaine Lagadec, Mathieu Panchoa de Sèze, Drissa Zongo, Julien Asselineau, Emmanuelle Douce, Joel Trias, Marie-France Delair, Bénédicte Darrigrand
Objective: To study communication disability in stroke patients with aphasia. Patients and methods: Prospective, multicentric cohort study of patients with aphasia, consecutively included after a first stroke, and examined 1 year later at home. Assessment included a stroke severity scale, the Barthel Index, the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination, a communication questionnaire, and the Aphasia ...
Pages: 341-346
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Exercise self-efficacy in persons with spinal cord injury: Psychometric properties of the Dutch translation of the Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale
Carla F.J. Nooijen, Marcel W.M Post, Dorien C.M. Spijkerman, Michael P. Bergen, Henk J. Stam, Rita J.G. van den Berg-Emons
Objective: To assess the reliability and validity of the Dutch version of the Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (ESES) in persons with spinal cord injury. This is the first independent study of ESES psychometric properties, and the first report on ESES test–retest reliability. Subjects/patients: A total of 53 Dutch persons with spinal cord injury. Methods: Subjects completed the Dutch ESES twice, ...
Pages: 347-350
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Linking the Klein-Bell Activities of Daily Living Scale to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Annika Dahlgren, Åsa Sand, Åsa Larsson , Ann-Katrin Karlsson, Lisbeth Claesson
Objective: The main objective of this study was to link the Klein-Bell Activities of Daily Living (KB) Scale to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), in order to validate the KB Scale content-wise. Design: A qualitative approach was used with directed content analysis. Methods: Concepts in the KB Scale items were linked to ICF categories according to est ...
Pages: 351-357
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Functional effects of robotic-assisted locomotor treadmill thearapy in children with cerebral palsy
Mariusz Drużbicki , Wojciech Rusek, Slawomir Snela, Joanna Dudek, Magdalena Szczepanik, Ewelina Zak, Jacek Durmala, Anna Czernuszenko, Marcin Bonikowski , Grzegorz Sobota
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess gait in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy rehabilitated with the use of Lokomat active orthosis. Design: A randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Fifty-two children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Methods: Temporospatial parameters of gait and selected kinematic parameters were assessed. Children from the study group used active orth ...
Pages: 358-363
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Quantification of gait kinematics and walking ability of people with multiple sclerosis who are new users of functional electrical stimulation
Sasha M. Scott, Marietta L. van der Linden, Julie E. Hooper, Paula Cowan, Thomas H. Mercer
Objective: To assess whether the application of Functional Electrical Stimulation improves gait kinematics and walking ability in people with multiple sclerosis who experience foot drop. Design: Acute open labelled comparative observation trial. Participants: Twelve people (3 females, 9 males, EDSS 2–4) with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (47.8 years (standard deviation 6.6)) who were ...
Pages: 364-369
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Is gait speed a valid measure to predict community ambulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease?
Roy G. Elbers, Erwin E. H. van Wegen, John Verhoef, Gert Kwakkel
Objective: To investigate the predictive value of gait speed for community walking in Parkinson’s disease and to develop a multivariate prediction model for community walking. Design: Data from baseline assessments in a randomized clinical trial were used. Subjects: A total of 153 patients with Parkinson’s disease were included. Methods: Community walking was evaluated using the mobility d ...
Pages: 370-375
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Increased neck muscle activity and impaired balance among females with whiplash-related chronic neck pain: A cross-sectional study
Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Brian Clausen, Inge Ris , Rikke Vikær Jensen , Rasmus Fischer Steffensen, Shadi Samir Chreiteh , Marie Birk Jørgensen , Karen Søgaard
Objective: To investigate neck muscle activity and postural control in patients with whiplash-associated disorder compared with healthy controls. Design: Cross-sectional study with convenience sampling. Subjects: Ten females with whiplash-associated disorder (age 37.7 years (21–58), neck pain > 2 years and Neck Disability Index (NDI) > 10) and 10 healthy female controls (age 35.9 ...
Pages: 376-384
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Malawian prosthetic and orthotic users’ mobility and satisfaction with their lower limb assistive device
Lina Magnusson, Gerd Ahlström, Nerrolyn Ramstrand, Eleonor I. Fransson
Objective: To investigate patients’ mobility and satisfaction with their lower limb prosthetic or orthotic device and related service delivery in Malawi and to compare groups of patients regarding type and level of device and demographics. Methods: Questionnaires were used to collect self-report data from 83 patients. Results: Ninety percent of prostheses or orthoses were in use by patients, ...
Pages: 385-391
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Effectiveness of an interactive virtual telerehabilitation system in patients after total knee arthoplasty: A randomized controlled trial
Mercè Piqueras, Ester Marco, Maria Coll, Ferran Escalada, Alex Ballester, Carme Cinca, Roser Belmonte, Josep M. Muniesa
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of a new interactive virtual telerehabilitation system and a conventional programme following total knee arthroplasty. Design: Randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial. Participants: A total of 142 total knee arthroplasty patients. Methods: Participants were randomly assigned to receive either: (i) conventional out-patient physical therapy; or ...
Pages: 392-396
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Artificial intelligence techniques: An efficient new approach to challenge the assessment of complex clinical fields such as airway clearance techniques in patients with cystic fibrosis?
Titus Slavici, Bogdan Almajan
Objective: To construct an artificial intelligence application to assist untrained physiotherapists in determining the appropriate physiotherapy exercises to improve the quality of life of patients with cystic fibrosis. Subjects: A total of 42 children (21 boys and 21 girls), age range 6–18 years, participated in a clinical survey between 2001 and 2005. Methods: Data collected during the clini ...
Pages: 397-402
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Evaluating the feasibility of Goal Attainment Scaling as a rehabilitation outcome measure for veterans
Virginia J. Lewis , Lisa Dell, Lynda R. Matthews
Objective: The increasing number of veterans with complex health conditions accessing rehabilitation leads to the need for an outcome measure that identifies success in areas beyond return to work. The current study was designed to assess the feasibility of Goal Attainment Scaling as a routine measure of outcomes of rehabilitation. Methods: Fifteen organisations contracted by the Australian Depar ...
Pages: 403-409
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
A comparison of neural mechanisms in mirror therapy and movement observation therapy
Jing Wang, Claire Fritzsch, Johannes Bernarding , Susanne Holtze, Karl-Heinz Mauritz, Maddalena Brunetti, Christian Dohle
Objective: To compare lateralized cerebral activations elicited during self-initiated movement mirroring and observation of movements. Subjects: A total of 15 right-handed healthy subjects, age range 22–56 years. Methods: Functional imaging study comparing movement mirroring with movement observation, in both hands, in an otherwise identical setting. Imaging data were analysed using statistica ...
Pages: 410-413
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The search for guidelines in physical and rehabilitation medecine: ISPRM whistling from Southeast Asia
Marta Imamura, Consuelo Gonzalez-Suarez, Reynaldo Rey-Matias, Bonifacio Rafanan, Levent Özçakar
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 414-414
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