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EDITORIAL
2012 - An ISPRM Landmark Year
Marta Imamura, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Jianan Li, Jorge Lains , Walter Frontera, John Olver, Gerold Stucki
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Pages: 417-422
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EDITORIAL
2012 - An ISPRM Landmark Year
Marta Imamura, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Jianan Li, Jorge Lains , Walter Frontera, John Olver, Gerold Stucki
Abstract is missing (Guest Editorial)
Pages: 417-422
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Changes in physical activity and related functional and disability levels in the first six months after stroke: A longitudinal follow-up study
Torunn Askim, Julie Bernhardt, Leonid Churilov, Kristine Rabben Fredriksen, Bent Indredavik
Objective: To investigate how physical activity changes over the first 6 months after stroke, and how activity is related to function. Design: A longitudinal study with an initial assessment within 14 days after stroke (in hospital) and follow-up assessments 1, 3 and 6 months later (in-patient rehabilitation or at home). Subjects: Patients with acute stroke. Methods: An accelerometer with a s ...
Pages: 423-428
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Is navigation ability a problem in mild stroke patients? Insights from self-reported navigation measures
Ineke J.M. van der Ham , Neeltje Kant , Albert Postma , Johanna M. A. Visser-Meily
Objective: The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of navigation problems in patients with mild stroke, using a navigation questionnaire (the Wayfinding Questionnaire; WQ). In addition, the correlations between WQ scores and quality of life measures and neuropsychological test scores were studied. Methods: A sample of 62 patients with mild stroke completed a questionnaire measuring se ...
Pages: 429-433
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Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to describe patient-reported disability in primary brain tumour in an Australian community cohort
Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya
Objective: To describe patient-reported disability in primary brain tumours using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF); and comparison with categories within the core sets for stroke and traumatic brain injury. Method: A prospective community cross-sectional survey (n = 106) following definitive treatment for primary brain tumours. Problems repo ...
Pages: 434-445
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The association of compensation and long-term health status for people with severe traumatic injuries
Frederieke G. Schaafsma, James Middleton, Annelies C. De Wolf, Robyn L. Tate, Ian D. Cameron
Objective: It was hypothesized that, for people with severe traumatic injuries, no association between long term health status and receiving financial compensation would be detected. Design: Two prospective cohort studies. Subjects: A group of people with severe traumatic brain injury (n = 132) and a group of people with traumatic spinal cord injury (n = 58). Methods: He ...
Pages: 446-451
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A population-based study of fall risk factors among people with multiple sclerosis in Stockholm county
Charlotte Ytterberg, Ulrika Einarsson, Lotta Widén Holmqvist, Elizabeth Walker Peterson
Objective: To identify factors associated with increased likelihood of reporting a recent fall among people with multiple sclerosis. This study was exploratory in its intent to examine sense of coherence as a contextual influence on fall risk. The study also sought to confirm that variables previously identified as fall risk factors for people with multiple sclerosis persist when tested in a popul ...
Pages: 452-457
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What’s in the black box of arthritis rehabilitation? A comparison of rehabilitation practice for patients with inflammatory arthritis in Northern Europe
Margreth Grotle, Mari Klokkerud, Ingvild Kjeken, Ann Bremander, Sofia Hagel, Britta Strömbeck , Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Jorit Meesters, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland, Kåre B. Hagen
Background: In evaluating complex interventions, it is a challenge for researchers to provide transparent reporting of the intervention content with sufficient detail and clarity such that effects can be compared across studies or countries. Objective: To describe and compare the content of current rehabilitation for patients with inflammatory arthritis across 4 northern European countries. Pa ...
Pages: 458-466
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The effectiveness of a multidisciplinary foot care program for children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: An exploratory trial
Gordon J. Hendry, Gordon F. Watt , Mhairi Brandon, Lorraine Friel, Debbie E. Turner, Paula K. Lorgelly, Janet Gardner-Medwin, Roger D. Sturrock, James Woodburn
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of multidisciplinary foot-care, and to evaluate the methodological considerations of a trial of multidisciplinary care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Design: Exploratory randomised controlled trial. Subjects/Patients: Children/adolescents with juvenile idio-pathic arthritis and inflammatory joint disease affecting the foot/ankle. Methods: Standard me ...
Pages: 467-476
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Do fibromyalgia patients use active pain management strategies? A cohort study
Jarno Gauffin, Tiina Hankama, Pekka Hannonen, Hannu Kautiainen, Timo Pohjolainen, Maija Haanpää
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the types of pain management strategies used by patients with fibromyalgia. Methods: A total of 158 patients with primary fibromyalgia attended a clinical visit to confirm the diagnosis. They completed 3 questionnaires: (i) a self-made questionnaire, (ii) Beck Depression Inventory IA (BDI IA), and (iii) Finnish version of Fibromyalgia Impact Questio ...
Pages: 477-480
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Mapping patient goals to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): Examining the content validity of the low back pain core sets
Karl S. Bagraith, Julia Hayes , Jenny Strong
Objective: To determine whether the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Low Back Pain Core Sets are sufficient to cover the activity and participation goals that patients prioritize when commencing multidisciplinary rehabilitation. Design: Prospective multi-site cross-sectional questionnaire study. Subjects: Patients with chronic low back pain attending mul ...
Pages: 481-487
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Physiotherapy in patients with clinical signs of shoulder impingement syndrome: A randomized controlled trial
Thilo O. Kromer, Rob A. de Bie, Caroline H.G. Bastiaenen
Objective: To investigate the effect of individualized manual physiotherapy and exercises compared with individualized exercises alone in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Patients with shoulder impingement of more than 4 weeks’ duration. Methods: Patients in the intervention group were treated with individually adapted exercises and e ...
Pages: 488-497
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Effects of postoperative weight-bearing on body composition and bone mineral density after uncemented total hip arthroplasty
Olof Wolf , Per Mattsson, Jan Milbrink, Sune Larsson, Hans Mallmin
Objective: To investigate whether a postoperative weight-bearing regimen affects changes in bone mineral density and body composition after uncemented total hip arthroplasty, and to investigate the changes over a 5-year period after the surgical procedure. Design: Secondary analysis of a previous randomized controlled trial. Methods: A total of 39 patients were randomized to immediate full weigh ...
Pages: 498-503
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Ventilatory strategies in the six-minute walk test in older patients receiving a three-week rehabilitation programme after cardiac surgery through median sternotomy
Raffaele Molino-Lova, Guido Pasquini, Federica Vannetti, Renato Zipoli, Lorenzo Razzolini , Valentina Fabbri, Roberta Frandi , Francesca Cecchi, Francesco Gigliotti, Claudio Macchi
Background: Although the six-minute walk test (6MWT) is widely used in cardiac rehabilitation, little is known about the ventilatory strategies adopted by older patients who have recently undergone median sternotomy, in order to meet the increased metabolic demand in the 6MWT. Methods: Using a portable gas-analyser we assessed the breathing patterns in the 6MWT before and after a 3-week rehabili ...
Pages: 504-509
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