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ORIGINAL REPORT
Secondary health conditions and quality of life in persons living with spinal cord injury for at least ten years
Jacinthe J.E. Adriaansen, Laura E. M. Ruijs, Casper F. van Koppenhagen, Floris W.A. van Asbeck, Govert J. Snoek, Dirk van Kuppevelt, Johanna M.A. Visser-Meily, Marcel W.M. Post
Objectives: To describe the prevalence of secondary health conditions among persons with long-term spinal cord injury, and the relationship between these secondary health conditions and quality of life. Design: Multicentre, cross-sectional study. Subjects: Individuals (n = 282) with traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injury for ≥ 10 years, age at injury 18–35 years, ...
Pages: 853-860
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Evidence for peer support in rehabilitation for individuals with acquired brain injury: A systematic review.
Ruth Wobma, Rinske H. M. Nijland , Johannes C.F. Ket, Gert Kwakkel
Objective: To systematically review the literature on evidence for the application of peer support in the rehabilitation of persons with acquired brain injury. Data sources: PubMed, Embase.com, Ebsco/Cinahl, Ebsco/PsycInfo and Wiley/Cochrane Library were searched from inception up to 19 June 2015. Study selection: Randomized controlled trials were included describing participants with acquired b ...
Pages: 837-840
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High- and low-intensity exercise do not improve cognitive function after stroke: A randomized controlled trial
Ada Tang, Janice J. Eng, Andrei V. Krassioukov, Teresa S.M. Tsang, Teresa Liu-Ambrose
Objective: To determine the effects of high versus low-intensity exercise on cognitive function following stroke. Design: Secondary analysis from a randomized controlled trial with blinded assessors. Subjects: 50–80 years old, living in the community, > 1 year post-stroke. Methods: Participants were randomized into a high-intensity Aerobic Exercise or low-intensity non-aerobic Balance/F ...
Pages: 841-846
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Living with the long-term consequences 11-13 years after stroke: A phenomenological study
Anette Erikson, Gunnar Karlsson, Kerstin Tham
To follow up an original research project of persons 11–13 years after stroke, in order to describe and understand the impact of stroke on everyday life experienced during these years. Eleven persons who had had a stroke were interviewed 11–13 years after the original research project. Data were collected and analysed using the empirical phenomenological psychological method. Three main ...
Pages: 847-852
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Secondary health conditions and quality of life in persons living with spinal cord injury for at least ten years
Jacinthe J.E. Adriaansen, Laura E. M. Ruijs, Casper F. van Koppenhagen, Floris W.A. van Asbeck, Govert J. Snoek, Dirk van Kuppevelt, Johanna M.A. Visser-Meily, Marcel W.M. Post
Objectives: To describe the prevalence of secondary health conditions among persons with long-term spinal cord injury, and the relationship between these secondary health conditions and quality of life. Design: Multicentre, cross-sectional study. Subjects: Individuals (n = 282) with traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injury for ≥ 10 years, age at injury 18–35 years, ...
Pages: 853-860
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Life satisfaction in patients with and without spinal cord ischemia after advanced endovascular therapy for extensive aortic disease at mid-term follow-up
Irma Mehmedagic, Stefan Santén, Sophie Jörgensen, Stefan Acosta
Objective: Advanced endovascular aortic repair can be used to treat patients with extensive and complex aortic disease who are at risk of spinal cord ischaemia. The aim of this study was to compare whether life satisfaction differs between patients with and without spinal cord ischaemia at mid-term follow-up. Design: Nested case-control study. Patients: Among patients undergoing advanced endovas ...
Pages: 861-864
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Temporal organization of stride duration variability as a marker of gait instability in Parkinson's disease
Thibault Warlop, Christine Detrembleur, Benjamin Bollens, Gaëtan Stoquart, Frédéric Crevecoeur, Anne Jeanjean, Thierry M. Lejeune
Objective: Gait instability and fall risk are major concerns in Parkinson’s disease. This study shows that the temporal organization of gait variability can represent a marker of gait instability that complements standard assessment of motor deficits in Parkinson’s disease. Methods: Temporal organization (long-range autocorrelation; LRA) of stride duration variability, collected from 20 perso ...
Pages: 865-871
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The Swedish version of the Acceptance of Chronic Health Conditions Scale for people with multiple sclerosis: Translation, cultural adaptation and psychometric properties
Mia Forslin, Anders Kottorp, Marie Kierkegaard, Sverker Johansson
Objectives: To translate and culturally adapt the Acceptance of Chronic Health Conditions (ACHC) Scale for people with multiple sclerosis into Swedish, and to analyse the psychometric properties of the Swedish version. Subjects: Ten people with multiple sclerosis participated in translation and cultural adaptation of the ACHC Scale; 148 people with multiple sclerosis were included in evaluation o ...
Pages: 872-879
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Effects of early whole-body vibration treatment on knee neuromuscular function and postural control after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A randomized controlled trial
Eugenio Maria Pistone, Luca Laudani, Gianluca Camillieri, Alessandra Di Cagno, Gabriele Tomassi , Andrea Macaluso , Arrigo Giombini
Objective: To assess the effects of adding a whole-body vibration protocol at optimal frequency (WBV-OF) to a traditional rehabilitation programme (TRP) early after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, on maximal strength and balance, in comparison with a traditional rehabilitation programme. Design: A total of 34 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed patients with hamstring-tendon graft ...
Pages: 880-886
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Longer term follow-up on effects of Tailored Physical Activity or Chronic Pain Self-Management Programme on return-to-work: A randomized controlled trial
Lotte Nygaard Andersen, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Thomas Lund Sørensen, Lene Gram Herborg, Kirsten Kaya Roessler , Karen Søgaard
Objective: To evaluate the longer term efficacy of the interventions Tailored Physical Activity (TPA) and Chronic Pain Self-management Program (CPSMP) against a reference group on return-to-work for sick-listed subjects with pain in the back or upper body. Design: A randomized controlled trial. Subjects: A total of 141 sick-listed subjects with pain in the back or upper body. Methods: All part ...
Pages: 887-892
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Age-related test-retest reliability of isometric trunk torque measurements in patiens with chronic low back pain
Thomas Kienbacher , Josef Kollmitzer, Phillipp Anders, Richard Habenicht , Christian Starek, Markus Wolf, Birgit Paul, Patrick Mair, Gerold Ebenbichler
Objective: To investigate the short- and long-term reliability of isometric trunk strength measurements in patients with chronic low back pain in different age groups. Design: Test-retest reliability study. Patients: A total of 210 patients (age groups 18–39, 40–59 and 60–90 years). Methods: Patients performed testing at baseline, 1–2 days (day 2) and 6 weeks. Results: Only the oldes ...
Pages: 893-902
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Prevalence of comorbid depressive symptoms in rehabilitation: A cross-indication, nationwide observational study
Martin Brünger, Karla Spyra
Objective: Patients in rehabilitation with comorbid depressive disorders display increased morbidity, mortality and inability to work. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of comorbid depressive symptoms in rehabilitation. Methods: A total of 6,000 patients were contacted by post at the same time as receiving approval for their medical rehabilitation from German Federal Pension In ...
Pages: 903-908
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
The Scandinavian Stroke Scale is equally as good as The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale in identifying 3-month outcome
Torunn Askim, Julie Bernhardt, Leonid Churilov, Bent Indredavik
Background: The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is the first choice among stroke scales. The Scandinavian Stroke Scale (SSS) is an alternative scale that is easy to apply in the clinic. Aim: To compare the ability of the SSS with that of the NIHSS in identifying patients who are dead or dependent at 3-month follow-up. Methods: A prospective study including patients with acut ...
Pages: 909-912
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Vocational rehabilitation in European physical and rehabilitation medicine training
Mikhail Saltychev, Katri Laimi
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Pages: 913-914
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