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REVIEW ARTICLE
Efficacy of workplace interventions for shoulder pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Veronique Lowry, Ariel Desjardins-Charbonneau, Jean-Sébastien Roy, Clermont E. Dionne, Pierre Frémont , Joy C. MacDermid, François Desmeules
Objective: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of workplace-based interventions to prevent or treat shoulder pain. Data sources: A systematic review of 4 databases was performed up to January 2016. Study selection: Randomized controlled trials were included if the intervention under study was a workplace-based intervention performed to ...
Pages: 529-542
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Efficacy of workplace interventions for shoulder pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Veronique Lowry, Ariel Desjardins-Charbonneau, Jean-Sébastien Roy, Clermont E. Dionne, Pierre Frémont , Joy C. MacDermid, François Desmeules
Objective: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of workplace-based interventions to prevent or treat shoulder pain. Data sources: A systematic review of 4 databases was performed up to January 2016. Study selection: Randomized controlled trials were included if the intervention under study was a workplace-based intervention performed to ...
Pages: 529-542
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SPECIAL REPORT
Being a person with disabilities or experiencing disability: Two perspectives on the social response to disability
Jerome Bickenbach, Sara Rubinelli, Gerold Stucki
Disability has a profound impact, both on those who live with it and on society that responds to the needs of people experiencing disability. Society has a primary obligation to respond to the impact of disability. Rehabilitation has an essential role to play here; but its relationship to disability embodies a broader social ambiguity about what it means to experience disability. On the one hand, ...
Pages: 543-549
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Life satisfaction in spouses of stroke survivors and control subjects: A 7-year follow-up of participants in the Sahlgrenska Academy study on ischaemic stroke
Tamar Abzhandadze, Gunilla Forsberg-Wärleby, Lukas Holmegaard, Petra Redfors, Christina Jern, Christian Blomstrand, Katarina Jood
Objective: To investigate life satisfaction in spouses of middle-aged stroke survivors from the long-term perspective and to identify factors that explain their life satisfaction. Design: Cross-sectional, case-control study. Subjects: Cohabitant spouses of survivors of ischaemic stroke aged < 70 years at stroke onset (n = 248) and spouses of controls (n = 246). Met ...
Pages: 550-557
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Skeletal muscle metabolism after stroke: A comparative study using treadmill and overground walking test
Ana Paula C. Loureiro, Birgitta Langhammer, Terje Gjøvaag, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Luiz César Guarita-Souza
Objective: The primary aim of this study was to investigate muscle metabolism in stroke survivors through measurements of the respiratory exchange ratio and rates of fat and carbohydrate oxidation in relation to total energy expenditure at preferred walking speed during treadmill and overground walking. The secondary objective was to investigate whether the energy source used during walking infl ...
Pages: 558-564
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Assessment of upper limb spasticity in stroke patients using the robotic device REAplan
Stéphanie Dehem , Maxime Gilliaux, Thierry Lejeune, Christine Detrembleur, Daniel Galinski, Julien Sapin, Martin Vanderwegen, Gaëtan Stoquart
Objective: To assess the capacity of the robotic device REAplan to measure overall upper limb peak resistance force, as a reflection of upper limb spasticity. Methods: Twelve patients with chronic stroke presenting upper limb spasticity were recruited to the study. Patients underwent musculocutaneous motor nerve block to reduce the spasticity of elbow flexor muscles. Each patient was assess ...
Pages: 565-571
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Communication in children and adolescents after acquired brain injury: An exploratory study
Åsa Fyrberg, Göran Horneman, Jakob Åsberg Johnels, Gunilla Thunberg, Elisabeth Ahlsén
Objective: The usability of the Communicative Effectiveness Index (CETI) in adolescents with acquired brain injury was investigated and compared with linguistic, cognitive and brain injury data. Design: A prospective, longitudinal, between-group design. Subjects: Thirty participants were divided into 2 subgroups: CETI+ and CETI− groups. Methods: Parental CETI ratings of daily communicati ...
Pages: 572-578
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Post-traumatic changes in energy expenditure and body composition in patients with acute spinal cord injury
Peter Felleiter, Joerg Krebs, Yvonne Haeberli, Wilma Schmid, Stefanie Tesini, Claudio Perret
Study design: Prospective cohort study. Objective: To investigate the changes in resting energy expenditure and body composition over time in a cohort of patients with spinal cord injury during acute treatment, rehabilitation, and 2 years after the end of rehabilitation. Methods: Adult patients admitted for acute treatment and rehabilitation after traumatic spinal cord injury were recruited. Mea ...
Pages: 579-584
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Cognitive behavioural therapy for reducing fatigue in post-polio syndrome and in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy: A comparison
Fieke S. Koopman, Merel A. Brehm, Anita Beelen, Nicole Voet, Gijs Bleijenberg, Alexander Geurts, Frans Nollet
Background: Cognitive behavioural therapy does not reduce fatigue in post-polio syndrome, but is effective in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy. This difference in efficacy might be explained by a different role of cognitions in these conditions. Objective: To compare fatigue-related cognitions between patients with post-polio syndrome and facio-scapulohumeral dystrophy. Subjects: Patients with pos ...
Pages: 585-590
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Are job strain and sleep disturbances prognostic factors for low-back pain? A cohort study of a general population of working age in Sweden
Eva Rasmussen-Barr, Wilhelmus J.A. Grooten, Johan Hallqvist, Lena W. Holm, Eva Skillgate
The aim of this study was to determine whether job strain, i.e. a combination of job demands and decision latitude (job control), and sleep disturbances among persons with occasional low-back pain are prognostic factors for developing troublesome low-back pain; and to determine whether sleep disturbances modify the potential association between job strain and troublesome low-back pain. A populat ...
Pages: 591-597
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Nonlinear relationship between isokinetic muscle strength and activity limitations in patients with knee osteoarthritis: Results of the Amsterdam-Osteoarthritis cohort
Lisa M. Edelaar, Jaap H. van Dieën , Martin van der Esch, Leo D. Roorda, Joost Dekker, Willem F. Lems, Marike van der Leeden
Objective: To investigate whether relationships between upper leg muscle strength and activity limitations are non-linear in patients with knee osteoarthritis, and, if so, to determine muscle strength thresholds for limitations in daily activities. Design: Baseline data were used for 562 patients with knee osteoarthritis in the Amsterdam-Osteoarthritis cohort. Upper leg muscle strength (Nm/kg) wa ...
Pages: 598-605
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