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Can the ICF be used as a rehabilitation outcome measure? A study looking at the inter- and intra-rater reliability of ICF categories derived from an ADL assessment tool
Friedbert Kohler, Carol Connolly, Aroha Sakaria, Kimberly Stendara , Mark Buhagiar , Mohammad Mojaddidi
Purpose: The categories of the International Classification of Functioning , Disability and Health (ICF) could potentially be used as components of outcome measures. Literature demonstrating the psychometric properties of ICF categories is limited. Objective: Determine the agreement and reliability of ICF activities of daily living category scores and compare these to agreement and reliability o ...
Pages: 881-887
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Effects of repetitive trascranial magnetic stimulation on repetitive facilitation exercises of the hemiplegic hand in chronic stroke patients
Seiji Etoh, Tomokazu Noma, Keiko Ikeda, Yuiko Jonoshita, Atsuko Ogata, Shuji Matsumoto, Megumi Shimodozono, Kazumi Kawahira
Objective: To investigate whether multiple sessions of 1-Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) facilitates the effect of repetitive facilitation exercises on hemiplegic upper-limb function in chronic stroke patients. Design: Randomized double-blinded crossover study. Patients: Eighteen patients with hemiplegia of the upper limb. Methods: Patients were assigned to 2 groups: a ...
Pages: 843-847
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Variation and achievement of ambulatory activity among patients with chronic stroke
Sanne W.T. Frazer, Willem E.H. Hellebrand, Noël L.W. Keijsers
Objectives: To measure the variation in activity parameters in patients with stroke over several days, and to assess whether patients with chronic stroke differ from each other in their achievement of ambulatory activity level. Design: Descriptive study. Methods: A total of 14 patients with chronic stroke wore 2 tri-axial accelerometers in their pockets for 7 consecutive days. The mean and st ...
Pages: 848-853
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Brisk walking can promote functional recovery in chronic stroke patients
Charles Sèbiyo Batcho, Gaëtan Stoquart, Jean-Louis Thonnard
Objective: To determine whether regular brisk walking can promote functional recovery in community-dwelling stroke patients. Patients: A total of 44 chronic stroke patients, recruited in Belgium and Benin, respectively European high-income and African low-income countries. Methods: This longitudinal, single-cohort, observational study with 1 intervention period and 4 time-points of assessments ...
Pages: 854-859
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Gait characteristics of persons with incomplete spinal cord injury in shallow water
Dielise D. Iucksch, Vera L. Israel, Danieli I. R. Ribas, Elisangela F. Manffra
Objective: To describe the kinematic gait characteristics of individuals with incomplete chronic spinal cord injury in a water environment and to compare these characteristics with those of healthy individuals. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Nineteen adults divided into 2 groups: individuals (n = 9) with incomplete chronic spinal cord injury (> 1 year), American Spin ...
Pages: 860-865
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Cardiovascular disease risk in adults with spastic bilateral cerebral palsy
Wilma M.A. van der Slot, Marij E. Roebroeck, Channah Nieuwenhuijsen, Michael P. Bergen, Henk J. Stam, Alex Burdorf, Rita J. G. van den Berg-Emons
Objective: To explore: (i) cardiovascular disease risk factors and the 10-year clustered risk of a fatal cardiovascular event in adults with spastic bilateral cerebral palsy; and (ii) relationships between the 10-year risk and body fat, aerobic fitness and physical activity. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Forty-three adults with spastic bilateral cerebral palsy without severe cognitiv ...
Pages: 866-872
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Rasch analysis of the WHOQOL-BREF in post polio syndrome
Ian M. Pomeroy , Alan Tennant, Carolyn A. Young
Objective: The World Health Organisation quality of life abbreviated scale (WHOQOL-BREF) was developed as a measure of quality of life across 4 separate health domains; physical health, psychological, social relationships and environment. This study evaluated the validity of the WHOQOL-BREF in post-polio syndrome by testing it for fit against the Rasch model. Results: The scale was posted to 319 ...
Pages: 873-880
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Can the ICF be used as a rehabilitation outcome measure? A study looking at the inter- and intra-rater reliability of ICF categories derived from an ADL assessment tool
Friedbert Kohler, Carol Connolly, Aroha Sakaria, Kimberly Stendara , Mark Buhagiar , Mohammad Mojaddidi
Purpose: The categories of the International Classification of Functioning , Disability and Health (ICF) could potentially be used as components of outcome measures. Literature demonstrating the psychometric properties of ICF categories is limited. Objective: Determine the agreement and reliability of ICF activities of daily living category scores and compare these to agreement and reliability o ...
Pages: 881-887
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Goal-setting in multidisciplinary team care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: An international multi-center evaluation of the contents using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a reference
Jorit Meesters, Sofia Hagel, Mari Klokkerud, Inger Stovgaard, Ann Bremander, Margreth Grotle, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Ingemar F. Petersson, Kåre Birger Hagen, Winke Pont, Thea Vliet Vlieland
Objective: To make a cross-cultural comparison of the contents of rehabilitation goals of patients admitted for rehabilitation and to compare the contents with the comprehensive International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for rheumatoid arthritis, by linking their contents to the ICF. Patients: A random sample of 80 patients with rheumatoid arthritis was retr ...
Pages: 888-899
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Is there a difference in the pattern of muscle activity when performing neck exercises with a guild board versus a pulley?
Anneli Peolsson, Michael Peolsson, Gwendolen Jull, Shaun O´Leary
Objective: Guild boards and pulleys are apparatus commonly used to train cervical muscle function for their purported benefit in facilitating activity of the deeper muscle layers, although this effect has not been substantiated. The objective of this study was to compare the activity of the different layers of cervical muscles when performing exercise with these 2 types of apparatus. Subjects: A ...
Pages: 900-905
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Influence of vestibular rehabilitation on neck pain and cervical range of motion among patients with whiplash-associated disorder: A randomized controlled trial
Eva Ekvall Hansson, Liselott Persson, Eva Maj Malmström
Objective: To describe how vestibular rehabilitation influences pain and range of motion among patients with whiplash-associated disorder and dizziness, and to describe whether pain or range of motion correlated with balance performance or self-perceived dizziness handicap. Subjects: A total of 29 patients, 20 women and 9 men, age range 22–76 years. Methods: Patients with whiplash-associated d ...
Pages: 906-910
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Post-operative rehabilitation for surgically resected non-small cell lung cancer patients: Serial pulmonary functional analysis
Silvia Sterzi, Alfredo Cesario, Giacomo Cusumano, Valentina Dall’Armi, Luisa Maria Lapenna, Vittorio Cardaci, Pierluigi Novellis, Filippo Lococo, Giuseppe Maria Corbo, Stefano Cafarotti, Stefano Margaritora, Pierluigi Granone
Introduction: Post-operative pulmonary rehabilitation in patients who have undergone surgery for lung cancer is a subject of open debate. Clinical practice in this setting is based on the results of observational trials, such as the one described here. Prospective randomized controlled trials have been registered and recruitment is ongoing. Methods: From 2005 to 2008, 110 patients with surgical n ...
Pages: 911-915
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Pulmonary rehabilitation in clinical routine: A follow-up study
Bodil Bjørnshave Noe, Jens Korsgaard, Chris Jensen , Claus Vinther Nielsen
Objective: The effect of rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been well-documented in randomized controlled trials. Evidence-based guidelines support rehabilitation programmes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but knowledge of their outcome in clinical practice is limited. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of a clinical routine rehabilitation programm ...
Pages: 916-923
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Gait characteristics and influence of fatigue during the 6-minute walk test in patients with post-polio syndrome
Katarina Skough Vreede, Jan Henriksson, Kristian Borg, Marketta Henriksson
Objective: To evaluate gait in patients with post-polio syndrome, using the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) combined with three-dimensional kinematic analysis. Design: Descriptive study. Subjects: Eighteen patients and 11 healthy controls. Methods: Kinematic data were obtained during a 6MWT by a Vicon motion capture system. Distance, heart rate, leg tiredness, dyspnoea and exertion were also recorded ...
Pages: 924-928
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Abstracts of the 3rd Baltic and North Sea Conference on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Baltic and North Sea Forum on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Pages: 933-986
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