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Which Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire? Rasch analysis of four different versions tested in a Norwegian population
Margreth Grotle, Philip Wilkens, Andrew M. Garratt, Inger Scheel, Kjersti Storheim
Background: The Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ) is one of the most frequently used and recommended outcome measures for patients with low back pain. Objective: To examine the fit of data from 4 different versions of the RDQ to a Rasch model in a Norwegian sample of patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis. Methods: Patients with chronic low back p ...
Pages: 670-677
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Exploration of some personal factors with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core sets for stroke
Guna Berzina, Markku Paanalahti, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the influence of personal factors (i.e. age, gender, place of residence and time since onset of stroke) on self-perceived functioning and environmental factors, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for Stroke (extended version) as a framework. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: A tota ...
Pages: 609-615
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Step by step: A proof of concept study of C-Mill gait adaptability training in the chronic phase after stroke
Anita Heeren, Mariëlle van Ooijen, Alexander C.H. Geurts, Brian L. Day , Thomas W.J. Janssen, Peter J. Beek, Melvyn Roerdink, Vivian Weerdesteyn
Objective: To evaluate the concept of C-Mill gait adaptability training. Design: Pre- and post-intervention assessments. Subjects: Sixteen community-dwelling persons in the chronic phase after stroke (mean age 54.8 years). Methods: Participants received 10 sessions (1 h per session, for 5–6 weeks) of gait adaptability training on an instrumented treadmill augmented with visual targets and ob ...
Pages: 616-622
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A new orthosis for subluxed, flaccid shoulder after stroke facilitates gait symmetry: A preliminary study
Stefan Hesse, Christoph Herrmann, Anita Bardeleben, Martin Holzgraefe, Cordula Werner, Insa Wingendorf, Stephen G.B. Kirker
Objective: The aims of this study were: (i) to evaluate the immediate effects on subluxation and gait pattern of a new shoulder orthosis, developed for treatment of painful shoulder syndrome in subacute stroke patients; and (ii) to evaluate patients’ and therapists’ opinions about its fit and benefits after 4 weeks. Methods: A total of 40 subacute in-rehabilitation stroke patients with non-fu ...
Pages: 623-629
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Test-retest and inter-rater reliability of a method to measure wrist and finger spasticity
Johan Gäverth, Maria Sandgren, Påvel G. Lindberg, Hans Forssberg, Ann-Christin Eliasson
Objective: To describe the reliability of an instrument (Neuro- Flexor) designed to be used in the clinic for quantification of the relative contribution of spasticity, elasticity and viscosity to resistance during passive wrist movements. Design: A test-retest and inter-rater reliability study. Subjects: A convenience sample of 34 adults with chronic stroke with spasticity in the hand, and a ...
Pages: 630-636
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Training communication partners of people with severe traumatic brain injury improves everyday conversations: A multicenter single blind clinical trial
Leanne Togher, Skye McDonald, Robyn Tate, Emma Power, Rachael Rietdijk
Objective: To determine effectiveness of communication training for partners of people with severe traumatic brain injury. Design: Three arm non-randomized controlled trial comparing communication partner training (JOINT) with individual treatment (TBI SOLO) and a waitlist control group with 6 month follow-up. Participants: Forty-four outpatients with severe chronic traumatic brain injuries were ...
Pages: 637-645
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Wheelchair exercise capacity in spinal cord injury up to five years after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation
Casper F. van Koppenhagen , Sonja de Groot, Marcel W.M Post, Floris W.A. Van Asbeck, Dorien Spijkerman, Willemijn X.M. Faber, Eline Lindeman, Lucas H. V. van der Woude
Objective: To elucidate the course and determinants of wheelchair exercise capacity in spinal cord injury up to 5 years after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation, and to describe loss to follow-up. Design: Prospective cohort study, with measurements at the start and discharge from inpatient rehabilitation, 1 and 5 years after discharge. Subjects: A total of 225 wheelchair-dependent persons ...
Pages: 646-652
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Costs of caring for adults with long-term neurological conditions
Diana Jackson, Paul McCrone , Lynne Turner-Stokes
Objectives: To estimate and compare the costs of informal and formal care provided to adults with long term neurological conditions and to identify characteristics associated with these costs. Design: Cross-sectional postal questionnaire survey. Participants: Family carers of 282 adults with sudden onset, progressive and stable/intermittent conditions were recruited through UK-wide voluntary or ...
Pages: 653-661
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Identification of relevant International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health categories in patients with shoulder pain: A cross-sectional study
Yngve Roe , Erik Bautz-Holter, Niels Gunnar Juel, Helene Lundgaard Soberg
Objective: To identify the most common problems in patients with shoulder pain, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a reference. Design: A cross-sectional study. Subjects: Outpatients at a hospital with shoulder pain lasting longer than 3 months. Methods: Patients were interviewed with an extended version of the ICF Checklist version 2.1a. Pat ...
Pages: 662-669
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Which Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire? Rasch analysis of four different versions tested in a Norwegian population
Margreth Grotle, Philip Wilkens, Andrew M. Garratt, Inger Scheel, Kjersti Storheim
Background: The Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ) is one of the most frequently used and recommended outcome measures for patients with low back pain. Objective: To examine the fit of data from 4 different versions of the RDQ to a Rasch model in a Norwegian sample of patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis. Methods: Patients with chronic low back p ...
Pages: 670-677
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Changes in body balance and functional performance following whole-body vibration training in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A randomized controlled trial
Borja Sañudo, Luis Carrasco, Moisés de Hoyo, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca , Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco
Objective: To determine whether an 8-week exercise programme supplemented with whole-body vibration improves body balance and dynamic strength in women with fibromyalgia. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Patients: Forty-six participants diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Methods: Participants were randomly assigned to: (i) an exercise training group with whole-body vibration (n = 1 ...
Pages: 678-684
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Usefulness of multiple dimensions of fatigue in fibromyalgia
Anna Ericsson, Tomas Bremell, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
Objectives: To explore in which contexts ratings of multiple dimensions of fatigue are useful in fibromyalgia, and to compare multidimensional fatigue between women with fibromyalgia and healthy women. Design: A cross-sectional study. Subjects and methods: The Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20), comprising 5 subscales of fatigue, was compared with the 1-dimensional subscale of fatigue f ...
Pages: 685-693
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Perception of chronic respiratory impairment in patients’ drawings
Christophe Luthy, Christine Cedraschi, Patrick Pasquina, Christophe Uldry, Noëlle Junod-Perron, Jean-Paul Janssens
Objective: To explore the perception of dyspnoea in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Design: Cross-sectional study using mixed methods. Methods: Thirty-two patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were included. Data collected included 3 health-related quality of life questionnaires (SF-36, St George and Maugeri respiratory questionnaires) and the Hos ...
Pages: 694-700
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Use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in clinical studies in physiatry: The ”stethoscope” is also becoming the ”pen”
Nuray Akkaya, Alper Murat Ulaşlı, Levent Özçakar
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Pages: 701-702
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