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REVIEW ARTICLE
Course and predictors of pain and physical functioning in patients with hip osteoarthritis: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Mariëtte de Rooij, Marike van der Leeden, Martijn W. Heymans, Jasmijn F.M. Holla, Arja Häkkinen, Willem F. Lems, Leo D. Roorda, Cindy Veenhof, Diana C. Sanchez-Ramirez, Henrica C.W. de Vet, Joost Dekker
Objective: To systematically summarize the literature on: (i) the course of pain and physical functioning; and (ii) predictors of deterioration of pain and physical functioning in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. Methods: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, PsychINFO and SPORTDiscus up to July 2015. Meta-analyses and qualitative data syntheses were performed. Re ...
Pages: 245-252
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Course and predictors of pain and physical functioning in patients with hip osteoarthritis: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Mariëtte de Rooij, Marike van der Leeden, Martijn W. Heymans, Jasmijn F.M. Holla, Arja Häkkinen, Willem F. Lems, Leo D. Roorda, Cindy Veenhof, Diana C. Sanchez-Ramirez, Henrica C.W. de Vet, Joost Dekker
Objective: To systematically summarize the literature on: (i) the course of pain and physical functioning; and (ii) predictors of deterioration of pain and physical functioning in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. Methods: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, PsychINFO and SPORTDiscus up to July 2015. Meta-analyses and qualitative data syntheses were performed. Re ...
Pages: 245-252
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SPECIAL REPORT
Clinical excellence in physical medicine and rehabilitation: Examples from the published literature
Alexis Coslick, Richard D. Zorowitz, Scott M. Wright
Objective: Advancements in medical knowledge and technology are enabling people to live longer with chronic medical conditions, and creating a need for physiatrists to help maintain and restore function. Clinical excellence in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is not well documented in the literature. The aim of this paper is to provide examples of clinical excellence in PM&R as they rel ...
Pages: 253-258
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients Scores as a predictor of stroke patient ambulation at discharge from the rehabilitation ward
Yen-Chang Huang, Wei-Te Wang, Tsan-Hon Liou, Chun-De Liao, Li-Fong Lin, Shih-Wei Huang
Objective: The Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (PASS) is used to assess static and dynamic balance of stroke patients. PASS has demonstrated good measurement pro-perties for reliability and validity, but its predictive effect for ambulation in stroke patients has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of PASS for ambulation in patients wi ...
Pages: 259-264
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Rater experience influences reliability and validity of the brief International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health Core Set for Stroke
Shanjia Chen, Jing Tao, Qian Tao, Yunhua Fang, Xiaoxuan Zhou, Hongxia Chen, Zhuoming Chen, Jia Huang, Lidian Chen, Chetwyn C. H Chan
Objective: To investigate how clinical experience and access to patient information regarding functional capability influence inter-rater reliability and validity of the Brief International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health Core Set for Stroke (ICF) assessment. Methods: Study 1 involved expert (clinical experience > 5 years) and novice (clinical experience < 2 yea ...
Pages: 265-272
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Return to work after stroke: The KOSCO Study
Won Hyuk Chang, Min Kyun Sohn, Jongmin Lee, Deog Young Kim, Sam-Gyu Lee, Yong-Il Shin, Gyung-Jae Oh, Yang-Soo Lee, Min Cheol Joo, Eun Young Han, Jeong Hyun Kim, Yun-Hee Kim
Objective: To investigate the return to work status of patients with first-ever stroke with functional independence 6 months post-stroke. Design: Prospective cohort study Participants: Nine hundred and thirty-three patients with functional independence at 6 months after stroke onset. Methods: A complete post-enumeration survey was performed through a review of the medical records for first admi ...
Pages: 273-279
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Upright activity within the first week after stroke is associated with better functional outcome and health-related quality of life: A Norwegian multi-site study
Anne Hokstad, Bent Indredavik, Julie Bernhardt, Birgitta Langhammer, Mari Gunnes, Christine Lundemo, Martina Reiten Bovim, Torunn Askim
Objective: To assess the amount of early upright activity of patients managed in Norwegian stroke units and its association with functional outcome and health-related quality of life 3 months later. Design: A prospective observational multi-centre study. Subjects: A total of 390 acute stroke patients, mean age 76.8 years, 48.1% men, less than14 days post-stroke, recruited from 11 Norwegian stro ...
Pages: 280-286
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Practice variation in the structure of stroke rehabilitation in four rehabilitation centres in the Netherlands
Iris F. Groeneveld, Jorit J.L. Meesters, Henk J. Arwert, Nienke Roux-Otter, Gerard M. Ribbers, Coen A.M. van Bennekom, Paulien H. Goossens, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland
Objective: To describe practice variation in the structure of stroke rehabilitation in 4 specialized multidisciplinary rehabilitation centres in the Netherlands. Design and methods: A multidisciplinary expert group formulated a set of 23 elements concerning the structure of inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation, categorized into 4 domains: admission-related (n = 7), treatment ...
Pages: 287-292
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Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and low-level laser therapy on neuromuscular parameters and health status in elderly women with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized trial
Mônica de Oliveira Melo, Klauber Dalcero Pompeo, Bruno Manfredini Baroni, Marco Aurélio Vaz
Objective: To determine the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and low-level laser therapy on neuromuscular parameters and health status in elderly subjects with knee osteoarthritis. Design: A randomized evaluator-blinded clinical trial. Subjects: Forty-five elderly women with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: Subjects were randomized into 1 of the following 3 intervention groups: elec ...
Pages: 293-299
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Effects of aerobic interval training on measures of anxiety, depression and quality of life in patients with ischaemic heart failure and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: A prospective non-randomized trial
Kjetil Isaksen, Peter Scott Munk, Rune Giske, Alf Inge Larsen
Objective: To evaluate the short- and long-term effects of aerobic interval training on quality of life and on symptoms of anxiety and depression among patients with ischaemic heart failure and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Design: Prospective, non-randomized controlled study. Subjects: Patients with ischaemic heart failure and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, willing to u ...
Pages: 300-306
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Interaction effects of in-hospital rehabilitation and the use of community-based services after hospital discharge on patients’ subsequent functional abilities
Hidetoshi Shibuta, Takeru Abe, Hidekazu Miyamoto, Akihito Hagihara
Background: Patients’ functional abilities after hospital discharge are influenced by rehabilitation during their hospital stay and their use of community-based services after hospital discharge. This study examined the interaction between rehabilitation during hospital stay, the use of community-based rehabilitation and non-rehabilitation services and their influence on patients’ subsequent f ...
Pages: 307-315
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Whole-body vibration therapy in intensive care patients: A feasibility and safety study
Tobias Boeselt, Christoph Nell, Katahrina Kehr, Angélique Holland, Marc Dresel, Timm Greulich, Björn Tackenberg, Klaus Kenn, Johannes Boeder, Benjamin Klapdor, Andreas Kirschbaum, Claus Vogelmeier, Peter Alter, Rembert Koczulla
Background: Admission to the intensive care unit is associated with sustained loss of muscle mass, reduced quality of life and increased mortality. Early rehabilitation measures may counteract this process. New approaches to rehabilitation while the patient remains in bed are whole-body vibration alone and whole-body vibration with a dumbbell. The aims of this study are to determine the safety of ...
Pages: 316-321
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