Content - Volume 52, Issue 10
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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of non--surgical interventions for rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy.
Data sources: Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Register of Clinical Trials, PEDro and SPORTDiscus from inception to March 2018, and accompanying reference lists. Peer-reviewed randomized clinical trials of non-surgical interventions for adults with rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy we ...
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of self-administered, home-based, upper limb practice in improving upper limb activity after stroke. To compare structured home-based practice vs non-structured home-based practice.
Methods: Databases were searched for randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials using a pre-defined search strategy. Data were extracted from 15 studies involving 788 ...
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Objective: A better understanding of factors influencing breathing weakness in stroke survivors would help in planning rehabilitation therapies. The main objective of this study was to determine whether the location of cerebral infarct is associated with breathing weakness in patients with subacute stroke.
Design: Cross-sectional analysis of a prospective cohort.
Patients: Consecutive patients a ...
Objective: To explore associations between physical activity and peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak), age, sex, and Hoffer classification in young wheelchair-users with spina bifida.
Design: Exploratory study.
Subjects: Fifty-three dutch children (age 5–19 years) with spina bifida who use a manual wheelchair.
Methods: For the dependent variable physical activity, data from 2 physical activity monito ...
Objective: To evaluate the effects of introducing the practice of targeting a discharge date for patients admitted to an inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit on process and patient outcomes.
Design: Comparison of retrospective (control group n = 69) and prospective (experimental group n = 60) patients.
Methods: Rehabilitation professionals assessed both groups at admission and discharge ...
To determine the effect of post-radiotherapy exercise on quality of life, fatigue, pain, depression, and other outcomes for women with breast cancer.
Medline, Embase, Scopus, and Cochrane electronic databases were searched (up to August 2019) for relevant studies. Studies were included if they were randomized controlled trials of the effect of post-radiotherapy exercise on the above outcomes in w ...
Objective: This study elucidated the effects of exercise training on physical activity, 6-min walk distance, and all-cause hospitalization rates in patients with chronic heart failure, and evaluated factors contributing to changes in physical activity.
Design: Prospective cohort observational study.
Patients and methods: Patients (n =62) who completed an exercise training programme after impla ...
Objective: To investigate changes in hemiparetic gait parameters after treatment of elbow flexor spasticity with botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) injection and adjunctive casting.
Design: Prospective case series.
Subjects: Ten participants with spasticity secondary to acquired brain injury (8 stroke, 2 traumatic brain injury).
Interventions: Participants received BoNT injections for their spastic el ...
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of multidisciplinary rehabilitation in improving functional and psychological outcomes in person with multiple trauma.
Date sources: A comprehensive literature review was conducted using medical and health science electronic databases up to February 2019.
Data extraction: Two independent reviewers selected studies, extracted data and assessed study quali ...
Objectives: To develop a common reference metric of functioning, incorporating generic and health condition-specific disability instruments, and to test whether this reference metric is invariant across 2 health conditions.
Design: Psychometric study using secondary data analysis. Firstly, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Linking Rules were used to exa ...