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ORIGINAL REPORT
Long-term outcome after reperfusion-treated stroke
Oscar Mühr, Hanna C. Persson, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: To explore motor function, health-related quality of life and impact on activities of daily living 5 and 6 years after reperfusion treatment in patients with stroke. Methods: A total of 75 patients with first-time stroke received either thrombectomy or thrombolytic treatment at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg during an 18-month period in 2009-2010. Follow-up involved ...
Pages: 316-321
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Anaerobic exercise testing in rehabilitation: A systematic review of available tests and protocols
Leonie A. Krops, Trijntje Albada, Lucas H.V. van der Woude, Juha M. Hijmans, Rienk Dekker
Objective: Anaerobic capacity assessment in rehabilitation has received increasing scientific attention in recent years. However, anaerobic capacity is not tested consistently in clinical rehabilitation practice. This study reviews tests and protocols for anaerobic capacity in adults with various disabilities (spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, cerebral vascular accident, lower-limb amputation(s) ...
Pages: 289-303
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Pre-surgery exercise and post-operative physical function of people undergoing knee replacement surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Maria A. Peer , Robert Rush, Peter D. Gallacher, Nigel Gleeson
Objective: To summarize the evidence regarding the effectiveness and dose-response characteristics of pre-operative exercise programmes on post-operative physical function following total knee arthroplasty. Data sources: CINAHL, Cochrane Library, PubMed, SPORTDiscus and EMBASE. Study selection: Randomized controlled trials were eligible if they provided full description of physiological stress ( ...
Pages: 304-315
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Long-term outcome after reperfusion-treated stroke
Oscar Mühr, Hanna C. Persson, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: To explore motor function, health-related quality of life and impact on activities of daily living 5 and 6 years after reperfusion treatment in patients with stroke. Methods: A total of 75 patients with first-time stroke received either thrombectomy or thrombolytic treatment at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg during an 18-month period in 2009-2010. Follow-up involved ...
Pages: 316-321
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Lower-limb motor coordination is significantly impaired in ambulatory people with chronic stroke: A cross-sectional study
Kênia K.P Menezes , Lucas R. Nascimento, Marina B. Pinheiro, Aline A. Scianni , Christina D.C.M Faria, Patrick R. Avelino , Iza Faria-Fortini , Luci F. Teixeira-Salmela
Objectives: To establish the deficits of motor coordination of the lower limbs after stroke, in comparison with healthy controls, and to investigate whether the magnitude of the deficits would be influenced by the levels of motor recovery. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Chronic stroke patients and healthy subjects. Methods: Lower-limb motor coordination of both stroke and healthy vol ...
Pages: 322-326
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Visual dysfunction is underestimated in patients with acquired brain injury
Märta Berthold-Lindstedt, Jan Ygge, Kristian Borg
Objectives: More than 50% of human cerebral activity is related to vision. Visual impairments are therefore common after acquired brain injury, although they are often overlooked. In order to evaluate the prevalence of visual deficits in our Out-patient Brain Injury Program, a structured screening questionnaire, the Visual Interview, was administered. Methods: A total of 170 patients with acquir ...
Pages: 327-332
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Effectiveness of a structured sexual rehabilitation programme following stroke: A randomized controlled trial
Louisa Ng, Joshua Sansom, Nina Zhang, Bhasker Amatya, Fary Khan
Background: Sexual activity is an integral part of life; it is important to address sexual health after stroke, but this is often poorly done. Objective: To assess the effectiveness of a structured sexual rehabilitation programme compared with written information alone regarding sexual and psychological functioning (anxiety, depression, stress), functional independence and quality of life in an A ...
Pages: 333-340
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Immediate affective responses of gait training in neurological rehabilitation: A randomized crossover trial
Martin Niedermeier, Larissa Ledochowski, Andreas Mayr, Leopold Saltuari, Martin Kopp
Objective: To examine the immediate effects of physical therapy and robotic-assisted gait training on affective responses of gait training in neurological rehabilitation. Design: Randomized crossover trial with blinded observers. Patients: Sixteen patients with neurological disorders (stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis). Methods: All patients underwent 2 sin ...
Pages: 341-346
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Rigid shoulder taping with physiotherapy in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: A randomized controlled trial
Adri T. Apeldoorn, Steven J. Kamper, Joeri Kalter, Dirk L. Knol, Maurits W. van Tulder, Raymond W. Ostelo
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of individualized physiotherapy in combination with rigid taping compared with individualized physiotherapy alone in patients with subacromial pain syndrome. Design: A prospective randomized trial with concealed allocation. Patients: A total of 140 patients between 18 and 65 years of age from primary physiotherapy settings. Methods: The intervention group ...
Pages: 347-353
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Impact of emotional distress and pain-related fear on patients with chronic pain: Subgroup analysis of patients referred to multimodal rehabilitation
Mikael Svanberg, Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Paul Enthoven, Gunilla Brodda-Jansen, Björn Gerdle, Katja Boersma
Objective: Multimodal rehabilitation programmes (MMRP) for chronic pain could be improved by determining which patients do not benefit fully. General distress and pain-related fear may explain variations in the treatment effects of MMRP. Design: Cohort study with a cross-sectional, prospective part. Patients: Chronic musculoskeletal pain patients referred to 2 hospital-based pain rehabilitation ...
Pages: 354-361
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Reliability of the 2- and 6-minute walk tests in neuromuscular diseases
Kirsten Lykke Knak, Linda Kahr Andersen, Nanna Witting, John Vissing
Objective: The 2- and 6-minute walk tests are used to evaluate walking capacity, but reliability has been sparsely investigated in patients with neuromuscular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the relative and absolute reliability of the 2- and 6-minute walk tests in patients with neuromuscular diseases. Design: Each patient performed a 2- and a 6-minute walk test on 2 test days ...
Pages: 362-366
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