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EDITORIAL
Newsletter (July 2020)
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Creating a common metric based on existing activities of daily living tools to enable standardized reporting of functioning outcomes achieved during rehabilitation
Roxanne Maritz, Alan Tennant, Carolina Fellinghauer, Gerold Stucki, Birgit Prodinger
Objective: Many different assessment tools are used to assess functioning in rehabilitation; this limits the comparability and aggregation of respective data. The aim of this study was to outline the development of an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)-based interval-scaled common metric for 2 assessment tools assessing activities of daily living: the Function ...
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Self-reported impairments among people with late effects of polio: a mixed-methods study
Catharina Sjödahl Hammarlund, Jan Lexell, Christina Brogårdh
Objective: To determine how much people with late effects of polio are bothered by various impairments and their influence on everyday life. Design: A mixed-methods design. Subjects/patients: Seven women and 7 men (mean age 70 years) with late effects of polio. Methods: Self-reported Impairments in Persons with late effects of Polio (SIPP) scale and face-to-face interviews. In SIPP, the partici ...
Pages: 1-7
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Health-related quality of life and cardiac rehabilitation: Does body mass index matter?
Iris den Uijl, Nienke ter Hoeve, Madoka Sunamura, Henk J. Stam, Mattie J. Lenzen, Victor J. van den Berg, Eric Boersma, Rita J.G. van den Berg-Emons
Objective: To investigate the relation between body mass index class and changes in health-related quality of life in patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation. Design: Prospective cohort study. Patients: A total of 503 patients with acute coronary syndrome. Methods: Data from the OPTICARE trial were used, in which health-related quality of life was measured with the MacNew Heart Disease ...
Pages: 1-7
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Establishing essential cardiopulmonary physiotherapy services in acute care settings in China
Lucy Hong-mei Zhao, Homer Peng-ming Yu, Margot Skinner, Rik Gosselink, Elizabeth Dean, Alice Y.M. Jones
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SPECIAL REPORT
Why Rehabilitation must have priority during and after the COVID-19-pandemic: A position statement of the Global Rehabilitation Alliance
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Emma K. Stokes, Karsten Dreinhöfer, Jan Monsbakken, Stephanie Clarke, Pierre Côté, Isabelle Urseau, David Constantine, Claude Tardif, Venkatesh Balakrishna, Boya Nugraha
COVID-19 has become a pandemic with strong influence on health systems. In many cases it leads to a disruption of rehabilitation service provision. On the other hand, rehabilitation must be an integral part of COVID-19 management. Rehabilitation for COVID-19 should start from acute and early post-acute care and needs to be continued in the post-acute and long-term rehabilitation phase. Of course, ...
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Self-rated health determinants in post-stroke individuals
Érika de Freitas Araújo, Ramon Távora Viana, Camila Ferreira da Cruz, Sherindan Ayessa Ferreira de Brito, Maria Teresa Ferreira Dos Reis, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria
Objective: To investigate whether variables of function and disability, which have potential to be modified by rehabilitation, are determinants of self-rated health in post-stroke individuals in the chronic phase. Design: Cross-sectional exploratory study. Methods: The dependent variable was self-rated health. The independent variables were organized according to the International Classificati ...
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Comparison of the structural validity of three Balance Evaluation Systems Test in older adults with femoral or vertebral fracture
Kazuhiro Miyata, Satoshi Hasegawa, Hiroki Iwamoto, Tomohiro Otani, Yoichi Kaizu, Tomoyuki Shinohara, Shigeru Usuda
Objective: To clarify and compare the structural validity of 3 Balance Evaluation Systems Tests (BESTest, Mini-BESTest, and Brief-BESTest) in older adults with femoral or vertebral fractures. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Ninety-four older adults (age ?65 years) with femoral or vertebral fractures, who could walk without physical assistance. Methods: Four BESTest models (BESTest, o ...
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Gait improvement in adults with hemiparesis using a rolling cane: A cross-over trial
Thierry Deltombe, Mie Leeuwerck, Jacques Jamart, Anne Frederick, Geoffroy Dellicour
Objective: To assess the changes in gait parameters in adults with hemiparesis using a rolling cane (quadripod cane with small wheels; Wheeleo®) compared with a classical quadripod cane. Design: A prospective, multicentric, cross-over randomized trial. Participants: Thirty-two ambulatory adults with hemiparesis. Methods: Participants were assessed using a quadripod cane and a rolling cane. Out ...
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