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Factors associated with persistent post-concussion symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury in adults
Jennifer Ponsford, Sylvia Nguyen, Marina Downing, Marije Bosch, Joanne E. McKenzie, Simon Turner, Marisa Chau, Duncan Mortimer, Russell L. Gruen, Jonathan Knott, Sally Green
Objectives: Debate regarding factors associated with persistent symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury continues. Nested within a trial aiming to change practice in emergency department management of mild traumatic brain injury, this study investigated the nature of persistent symptoms, work/study outcomes, anxiety and quality of life and factors associated with persistent symptoms followi ...
Pages: 32-39
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Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine now only digital
Henk Stam and Kristian Borg
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Page: 1
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Predictors of dropout in interdisciplinary chronic pain management programmes: A systematic review
Janke Oosterhaven, Harriet Wittink, Jurgen Mollema, Cas Kruitwagen, Walter Devillé
Objective: Systematic review to identify predictors for dropout during interdisciplinary pain management programmes. Data sources: PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, and SPORTDiscus were searched from inception to 22 June 2017. Study selection: Screening, data-extraction and quality assessment was carried out independently by 2 researchers. Data synthesis: Eight studies with low methodological q ...
Pages: 2-10
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Effect of long-term use of ankle-foot orthoses on tibialis anterior muscle electromyography in patients with sub-acute stroke: A randomized controlled trial
Corien Nikamp, Jaap Buurke, Leendert Schaake, Job van der Palen, Johan Rietman, Hermie Hermens
Objective: To determine: (i) whether the use of ankle-foot orthoses over a period of 26 weeks affects tibialis anterior muscle activity; (ii) whether the timing of provision of ankle-foot orthoses (early or delayed) affects the results; (iii) whether the provision of ankle-foot orthoses affects tibialis anterior muscle activity within a single measurement. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Su ...
Pages: 11-17
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Psychological factors after stroke: Are they stable over time?
Melloney L.M. Wijenberg, Caroline M. van Heugten, Maria L. van Mierlo, Johanna M.A. Visser-Meily, Marcel W.M. Post
Objective: Psychological factors influence stroke outcomes, such as participation and quality of life. Although important for clinical practice, not much is known about the temporal stability of these factors. This study explored whether psychological factors are stable post-stroke. Methods: Prospective longitudinal cohort study. The following psychological factors were assessed using self-repor ...
Pages: 18-25
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Impact of unilateral spatial neglect with or without other cognitive impairments on independent gait recovery in stroke survivors
Yosuke Kimura, Minoru Yamada, Daisuke Ishiyama, Naohito Nishio, Yota Kunieda, Shingo Koyama, Atsushi Sato, Yuhei Otobe, Shunsuke Ohji, Mizue Suzuki, Hideyuki Ogawa, Daisuke Ito, Takeo Ichikawa, Koji Hamanaka, Naoki Tanaka, Yasushi Muroh
Objective: To investigate the impact of unilateral spatial neglect with or without other cognitive impairments on recovery of independent gait in stroke survivors. Design: A prospective cohort study. Subjects: Ninety-four stroke survivors in an inpatient rehabilitation ward. Methods: The presence of unilateral spatial neglect was assessed by the visuospatial perception score of the Stroke Impai ...
Pages: 26-31
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Factors associated with persistent post-concussion symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury in adults
Jennifer Ponsford, Sylvia Nguyen, Marina Downing, Marije Bosch, Joanne E. McKenzie, Simon Turner, Marisa Chau, Duncan Mortimer, Russell L. Gruen, Jonathan Knott, Sally Green
Objectives: Debate regarding factors associated with persistent symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury continues. Nested within a trial aiming to change practice in emergency department management of mild traumatic brain injury, this study investigated the nature of persistent symptoms, work/study outcomes, anxiety and quality of life and factors associated with persistent symptoms followi ...
Pages: 32-39
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Utility of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule and the World Health Organization minimal generic set of domains of functioning and health in spinal cord injury
Sinikka Tarvonen-Schröder, Anne Kaljonen, Katri Laimi
Objective: To compare easy-to-use International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)-based measures of functioning with the level and severity of spinal cord injury. Methods: Cross-sectional study. Patients (n = 142) and their significant others completed the 12-item World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) questionnaire. A physician at the u ...
Pages: 40-46
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Paediatric cerebral palsy prevalence and high-risk factors in Henan province, Central China
Junying Yuan, Jun Wang, Jieqiong Ma, Dengna Zhu, Zhenhuan Zhang, Jianan Li
Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of, and risk factors for, cerebral palsy in Henan province, China. Methods: The prevalence of cerebral palsy in children aged 0–6 years between September 2011 and September 2012 was investigated using a stratified-clustered-random sampling method. An age-, sex- , and residence-matched control group of typically developing children was recruited. Univariate ...
Pages: 47-53
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Inter- and intra-rater variability of testing velocity when assessing lower limb spasticity
Megan Banky, Ross A. Clark , Yong-Hao Pua, Benjamin F. Mentiplay, John H. Olver, Gavin Williams
Objective: To establish the variability of fast testing velocity and joint range of motion and position when assessing lower-limb spasticity in individuals following neurological injury. Design: Observational study of people with lower-limb spasticity. Subjects: Patients with an upper motor neurone lesion (n = 35) and clinicians experienced in spasticity assessment (n = 34) were included ...
Pages: 54-60
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Therapeutic and economic effects of multimodal back exercise: A controlled multicentre study
Gerhard Müller, Manuela Pfinder, Michael Clement, Andreas Kaiserauer, Guido Deis, Timm Waber, Stefanie Rieger, Dana Schwarz, Monika Heinzel-Gutenbrunner, Michael Straif, Klaus Bös, Thomas Kohlmann
To compare the cost-effectiveness of a multimodal back exercise programme for non-specific back pain with that of standard treatment. Medical costs were measured in euros (EUR) and effectiveness was measured using Graded Chronic Pain Status (GCPS). A controlled multicentre study (39 sites) with a 6-month intervention phase and follow-up at 6, 12 and 18 months. The study included 1,829 particip ...
Pages: 61-70
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Usefulness of an unstable board balance test to accurately identify community-dwelling elderly individuals with a history of falls
Kazunori Akizuki , Yuki Echizenya, Tatsuya Kaneno, Yukari Ohashi
Objective: To determine the usefulness of an un-stable board balance test in identifying a fall history among high-functioning community-dwelling elderly individuals. Design: Case-control study. Subjects: Sixty-one community-dwelling elderly aged ≥ 65 years and having the capacity to walk independently without an assistive device. Methods: Subjects completed 3 balance performance tests: the ...
Pages: 71-76
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