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Changes in life habits affected by mild stroke and their association with depressive symptoms
Joanie Rozon, Annie Rochette
Objectives: To examine changes in sleep, driving, employment, relationships and leisure in the first year after a mild stroke and explore the association between the presence of depressive symptoms and improvement in participation 6 months later. Methods: Social participation (LIFE-H 3.1) and depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory-II) were measured in the first month (T0), 6 months and 1 ...
Pages: 495-501
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Assessment methods and prevalence of cognitive dysfunction in patients with low-grade glioma: A systematic review
Ellen M.P. van Loon, Majanka H. Heijenbrok-Kal, Wouter S. van Loon, Martin J. van den Bent , Arnaud J. P. E Vincent, Inge de Koning , Gerard M. Ribbers
Objective: To systematically review the literature for studies on cognitive functioning in patients with low-grade glioma to evaluate assessment methods and prevalence of cognitive dysfunction. Data sources: A search was made in PubMed, Embase, and PsycINFO for articles published between January 2002 and June 2012 using cognition, memory, attention, executive functioning, and low-grade glioma as ...
Pages: 481-488
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Floor transfer test for assessing people with chronic stroke
Shamay S. M. Ng, Shirley S.M. Fong , Carrie W.L. Chan , Fiona M.C. Fung , Peter K.W. Pang, Nancy N.L. Tsang , Carson L.H. Yeung, Patrick W.H. Kwong , Mimi M.Y. Tse , Eric W.C. Tam
Objective: To investigate: (i) intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the Timed Floor Transfer Test (FTT); (ii) validity of FTT times with stroke-specific impairments and functional mobility; and (iii) cut-off time that best discriminates people with stroke from healthy older adults. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: University-based rehabilitation laboratory. Subjects: F ...
Pages: 489-494
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Changes in life habits affected by mild stroke and their association with depressive symptoms
Joanie Rozon, Annie Rochette
Objectives: To examine changes in sleep, driving, employment, relationships and leisure in the first year after a mild stroke and explore the association between the presence of depressive symptoms and improvement in participation 6 months later. Methods: Social participation (LIFE-H 3.1) and depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory-II) were measured in the first month (T0), 6 months and 1 ...
Pages: 495-501
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Measurement properties of the lower extremity motor coordination test in individuals with stroke
Kênia Kiefer Parreiras de Menezes , Aline Alvim Scianni , Iza Faria-Fortini , Patrick Roberto Avelino , Christina D.C.M. Faria, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela
Objectives: To evaluate the construct validity, inter- and intra-rater reliabilities, best scoring method and testing methods (direct vs video observations), and to determine the smallest real difference (SRD) and standard error of the measurement (SEM) of the lower Extremity Motor Coordination Test (LEMOCOT). Design: Methodological study. Subjects: Thirty-six stroke subjects. Methods: Outcome ...
Pages: 502-507
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Participation in everyday life and life satisfaction in persons with stroke and their caregivers 3–6 months after onset
Aileen L. Bergström, Lena von Koch, Magnus Andersson, Kerstin Tham, Gunilla Eriksson
Objective: To explore and describe persons with stroke and their caregivers’ restrictions in participation in everyday occupations, i.e. occupational gaps, 3–6 months post-stroke, in relation to life satisfaction, combined life satisfaction, care-giver burden, perceived impact of stroke, and activities of daily living. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Persons with stroke and t ...
Pages: 508-515
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Early post-stroke period: A privileged time for sensory re-weighting?
Isabelle V. Bonan, Florence Gaillard , Sophie Tasseel Ponche , Adelaïde Marquer, Pierre P. Vidal, Alain P. Yelnik
Background: Shortly after stroke, patients exhibit excessive sensitivity to visual, proprioceptive and vestibular perturbations regarding balance control. Objective: To evaluate the stability of this perceptual behaviour after stroke and test the relationships between sensory sensitivity and balance. Methods: Thirty subjects following a hemispheric stroke (mean age 54.7 (standard deviation (SD ...
Pages: 516-522
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Effects of hybrid cycle and handcycle exercise on cardiovascular disease risk factors in people with spinal cord injury: A randomized controlled trial
Arjan J.T. Bakkum , Thomas A.W. Paulson , Nicolette C. Bishop, Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey, Janneke M. Stolwijk-Swüste, Dirk J. van Kuppevelt, Sonja de Groot, Thomas W.J. Janssen
Objective: To examine the effects of a 16-week exercise programme, using either a hybrid cycle or a handcycle, on cardiovascular disease risk factors in people with spinal cord injury. Participants: Nineteen individuals with spinal cord injury ≥ 8 years. Design: Multicentre randomized controlled trial. Both the hybrid cycle group (n = 9) and the handcycle group (n = ...
Pages: 523-530
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Psychological factors and mental health in persons with spinal cord injury: An exploration of change or stability
Christel M.C. van Leeuwen, Yvette Edelaar-Peeters , Claudio Peter , Anne M. Stiggelbout , Marcel W.M. Post
Objectives: To examine the course of mental health and psychological factors over time in persons with a recent spinal cord injury and to determine whether change in psychological factors is associated with change in mental health. Design: Prospective cohort study in the Netherlands with 3 measurement time-points. Subjects: A total of 60 persons with recently acquired spinal cord injury. Metho ...
Pages: 531-537
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Correlates of participation in meaningful activities among people with multiple sclerosis
Matthew A. Plow, Marcia Finlayson, Douglas Gunzler, Allen W. Heinemann
Objective: To explore the associations between impairments, self-management self-efficacy, self-management behaviors, and environmental factors and their role in predicting participation in meaningful activities among people with multiple sclerosis. Design: Online cross-sectional survey. Subjects/patients: Randomly selected individuals (n = 335) from a large multiple sclerosis patien ...
Pages: 538-545
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Factors associated with work ability in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorder grade II-III: A cross-sectional analysis
Louise Agnew, Venerina Johnston, Maria Landén Ludvigsson, Gunnel Peterson, Thomas Overmeer, Gun Johansson, Anneli Peolsson
Objective: To investigate the factors related to self-perceived work ability in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorder grades II–III. Design: Cross-sectional analysis. Patients: A total of 166 working age patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorder. Methods: A comprehensive survey collected data on work ability (using the Work Ability Index); demographic, psychosocial, ...
Pages: 546-551
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Six weeks' aerobic retraining after two weeks' immobilization restores leg lean mass and aerobic capacity but does not fully rehabilitate leg strenght in young and older men
Andreas Vigelsø , Martin Gram , Caroline Wiuff , Jesper L. Andersen, Jørn W. Helge, Flemming Dela
Objective: To determine the effect of aerobic retraining as rehabilitation after short-term leg immobilization on leg strength, leg work capacity, leg lean mass, leg muscle fibre type composition and leg capillary supply, in young and older men. Subjects and design: Seventeen young (23 ± 1 years) and 15 older (68 ± 1 [standard error of the mean; SEM] years) men had o ...
Pages: 552-560
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Beyond function: Using assistive technologies following lower limb loss
Simon Dunne, Laura Coffey, Pamela Gallagher, Deirdre Desmond, Nicola Ryall
Objective: To explore how individuals experience and perceive the use of assistive technologies following lower limb loss. Design: Cross-sectional qualitative interview design. Patients: Thirty individuals with lower limb amputation were recruited from a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programme (26 males and 4 females); comprising individuals with above-knee (n = 16), below-knee ( ...
Pages: 561-568
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Fatigue during and after cardiac rehabilitation
Myrna Elena van Geffen , Nienke ter Hoeve, Madoka Sunamura, Henk J. Stam, Ron T. van Domburg, Rita J.G. van den Berg-Emons
Objective: To estimate fatigue during and after a multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation programme and its association with aerobic capacity. Design: Longitudinal cohort study. Patients: A total of 121 patients with coronary artery disease (79% men), mean age 57 years. Methods: Fatigue was measured with the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) and aerobic capacity with the 6-min walk test (6MWT). FSS ...
Pages: 569-574
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