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ORIGINAL REPORT
Prognosis and course of work-participation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: A 12-month follow-up cohort study
Karin Verkerk, Pim A.J. Luijsterburg, Annelies Pool-Goudzwaard, Martijn W. Heymans, Inge Ronchetti, Harald S. Miedema, Bart W. Koes
Objective: To investigate the clinical course of, and prognostic factors for, work-participation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. Methods: A total of 1,608 patients with chronic non-specific low back pain received a multidisciplinary therapy and were evaluated at baseline and 2-, 5- and 12-month follow-ups. Recovery was defined as absolute recovery if the patient worked 90% o ...
Pages: 854-859
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Home-based supervised exercise versus hospital-based supervised exercise or unsupervised walk advice as treatment for intermittent claudication: A systematic review
Maria Bäck, Lennart Jivegård, Anna Johansson, Joakim Nordanstig, Therese Svanberg, Ulla Wikberg Adania, Petteri Sjögren
Objective: To evaluate the effects of home-based supervised exercise vs hospital-based supervised exercise, and the effects of home-based supervised exercise vs unsupervised “go home and walk advice” on daily life and corridor-walking capacity, health-related quality of life and patient-reported functional walking capacity in patients with intermittent claudication. Data sources: Systematic l ...
Pages: 801-808
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SPECIAL REPORT
ISPRM discussion paper: Proposing dimensions for an International Classification System for Service Organization in Health-related Rehabilitation
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Jerome Bickenbach, Carlotte Kiekens, Thorsten Meyer, Dimitrios Skempes, Boya Nugraha, Matthias Bethge, Gerold Stucki
Objective: Rehabilitation is 1 of 4 main health strategies. The World Report on Disability identifies deficits in rehabilitation care for people with disabilities as an important barrier to full inclusion in society or to achieve optimal functioning. In order to overcome such deficits, to close gaps in national and/or regional rehabilitation systems, and to develop appropriate rehabilitation servi ...
Pages: 809-815
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Norwegian constraint-induced therapy multisite trial: Adherence to treatment protocol applied early after stroke
Roland Stock, Gyrd Thrane, Torunn Askim, Gunn Karlsen, Eli Langørgen, Anne Erichsen, Ragna Gjone, Audny Anke
Objective: To investigate to what degree patients adhered to a modified constraint-induced movement therapy protocol, and to explore factors associated with the results. Design: Prospective follow-up of the intervention arm in a randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Twenty-four patients within 28 days after stroke. Methods: The protocol specified 180 min of treatment/day for 10 days. Therapy ...
Pages: 816-823
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Responsiveness to sensory cues using the Timed Up and Go test in patients with Parkinson’s disease: A prospective cohort study
Matteo Cioni, Oriana Amata, Maria Rosaria Seminara, Pietro Marano, Filippo Palermo, Viviana Corallo, Luigia Brugliera
Objective: To test the effectiveness of the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test to define responsiveness to auditory and visual cues in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Methods: Consecutive patients > 50 years old were enrolled if they were classified as stage 1–3 of the Hoehn and Yahr scale; scored ≤ 45 on part III of the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale; > 2 ...
Pages: 824-829
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Capturing step counts at slow walking speeds in older adults: Comparison of ankle and waist placement of measuring device
Lisa A. Simpson, Janice J. Eng, Tara D. Klassen , Shannon B. Lim , Dennis R. Louie , Beena Parappilly, Brodie M. Sakakibara, Dominik Zbogar
Objective: It is important for older adults to be physically active, but many older adults walk slowly. This study examined the accuracy of a commercially available step-count device (Fitbit One) at slow speeds and compared the accuracy of the device when worn at the ankle and waist in older adults. Methods: The Fitbit One was placed at the ankle and waist of participants (n=42; mean age 73 years ...
Pages: 830-835
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Rasch analysis of the Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire to measure disability related to chronic neck pain
Tommaso Geri, Daniele Piscitelli , Roberto Meroni , Francesca Bonetti , Giuseppe Giovannico , Roberto Traversi , Marco Testa
Objective: To determine the psychometric properties of the Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire in patients with chronic neck pain, using Rasch analysis. Methods: A sample of 161 subjects with chronic neck pain was assessed with the Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire. Before performing Rasch analysis, we examined the structure of the scale with factor analysis. The goodness-of-fit of the data to the model, ...
Pages: 836-843
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Development of a patient-reported outcome: The Neck OutcOme Score (NOOS) – Content and construct validity
Tina Juul, Karen Søgaard, Ewa M. Roos, Aileen M. Davis
Objective: To develop a patient-reported outcome evaluating the impact of neck pain. The results of item generation and reduction and subscale structure in support of the content and construct validity of the measure are reported. Methods: Items were generated from the literature and through focus groups including patients with neck pain and healthcare professionals, respectively. Item reduction ...
Pages: 844-853
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Prognosis and course of work-participation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: A 12-month follow-up cohort study
Karin Verkerk, Pim A.J. Luijsterburg, Annelies Pool-Goudzwaard, Martijn W. Heymans, Inge Ronchetti, Harald S. Miedema, Bart W. Koes
Objective: To investigate the clinical course of, and prognostic factors for, work-participation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. Methods: A total of 1,608 patients with chronic non-specific low back pain received a multidisciplinary therapy and were evaluated at baseline and 2-, 5- and 12-month follow-ups. Recovery was defined as absolute recovery if the patient worked 90% o ...
Pages: 854-859
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Relevance of cognition to health-related quality of life in good-outcome survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Marte Ørbo , Per M. Aslaksen , Kristina Larsby, Christoph Schäfer, Pål M. Tande , Torgil R. Vangberg, Audny Anke
Objective: For survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with good outcomes, it is not known whether and how health-related quality of life is affected by the cognitive impairments frequently observed in these patients. This study explores how neuropsychological tests of memory, exe-cutive and psychomotor functioning relate to the physical and mental aspects of health-related quality of l ...
Pages: 860-866
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Health-related quality of life of fracture victims four years after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake
Qiang Gao, Aaron Leung, Jan D. Reinhardt , Fuming Zhang, Qiu Liang , Baoyu Chen, Wei Meng , Winson Lee, Hongchen He
Objective: To investigate health-related quality of life and its relationship with functional status and other related factors in victims with fractures 4 years after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Design: A cross-sectional survey with a multi-stage random sampling method. Setting: Five hospitals from the areas most severely affected by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Subjects: Victims with fracture ...
Pages: 867-872
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Effectiveness of a night positioning programme on ankle range of motion in patients after hemiparesis: A prospective randomized controlled pilot study
Lauren DeMeyer, Marcie Brown, Ashley Adams
Objective: To investigate the effect of night positioning on ankle motion in patients after stroke or brain injury. Design: Prospective randomized controlled pilot study with 3 groups: bivalve cast; pressure-relieving ankle–foot orthosis; and control. Subjects/patients: Adults (n = 46) in inpatient rehabilitation with lower extremity paresis following stroke or brain injury. Metho ...
Pages: 873-877
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BOOK REVIEW
Book Review
Anne Chamberlain
No abstract available.
Pages: 880-0
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