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Effect of vestibular rehabilitation on change in health-related quality of life in patients with dizziness and balance problems after traumatic brain injury: A randomized controlled trial
Helene L. Søberg, Nada Andelic, Birgitta Langhammer, Anne-Lise Tamber, Kari A. Bruusgaard, Ingerid Kleffelgaard
Objective: Secondary analysis, testing the effect on change in health-related quality of life of group-based vestibular rehabilitation in patients with mild-moderate traumatic brain injury, dizziness and -balance problems. Design: A single-blind randomized controlled trial. Subjects: A total of 65 patients aged 16–60 years with a Rivermead Post-concussion Symptoms Questionnaire dizziness score ...
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A Nationwide pilot project to develop rehabilitation services for patients with cardiovascular diseases
Marina Bubnova, David Aronov, Olga Barbarash, Nadezhda Lyamina, Svetlana Pomeshkina, Galina Chumakova, on behalf of the Pilot Project Research Group
Objective: To measure progress towards introducing a 3-phase rehabilitation programme, based on the multidisciplinary approach, for patients with cardiovascular diseases. Methods: Seventeen hospital and outpatient medical centres from 13 regions of the Pilot Project. Baseline questionnaires assessed the involvement of multidisciplinary teams, staffing, and the equipment in healthcare facilities. ...
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Drop-out from chronic pain treatment programmes: Is randomization justified in biopsychosocial approaches?
Aminata Bicego, Justine Monseur, Floriane Rousseaux, Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville, Nicole Malaise, Irène Salamun, Alain Collinet, Anne-Sophie Nyssen, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse
Objective: To identify profiles of patients who are at risk of dropping out from biopsychosocial approaches to chronic pain management. Patients: A total of 575 patients were included in the study. Of these, 203 were randomized into 4 treat-ment groups: self-hypnosis/self-care; music/self-care; self-care; and psychoeducation/cognitive behavioural therapy. The remaining 372 patients were not rando ...
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Effects of muscle strengthening and cardiovascular fitness activities for poliomyelitis survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Akhilesh Kumar Ramachandran, Stephen P. J. Goodman, Michael J. Jackson, Timothy J.H. Lathlean
Objective: To evaluate and assess the effectiveness of muscle strengthening and cardiovascular interventions in improving outcomes in poliomyelitis (polio) survivors. Data sources: A systematic literature search was conducted in Medline, PubMed, CINAHL, PsychINFO, Web of Science, and Google Scholar for experimental and observational studies. Study selection and extraction: Screening, data-extrac ...
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Assessment of rehabilitation needs in patients after COVID-19: Development of the COVID-19-rehabilitation needs survey
Christina Lemhöfer, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Jörg Schiller, Dana Loudovici-Krug, Norman Best, Andrea Bökel, Christian Sturm
Objective: COVID-19 can result in a broad spectrum of dysfunctions, some of which may persist for long periods, requiring long-term rehabilitation. A comprehensive screening tool is therefore necessary to identify these needs. To date, no data exist on satisfaction with medical and therapeutic interventions for COVID-19 in terms of quality and quantity. The aim of this study is to develop a survey ...
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Safety and efficacy of mesotherapy in musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials with meta-analysis
Lorenzo Faetani, Daniele Ghizzoni, Antonio Ammendolia, Cosimo Costantino
Objectives: To conduct a systematic review of randomized controlled trials about the safety (number and severity of adverse events) and efficacy (pain reduction and functional improvement) of mesotherapy in musculoskeletal disorders, and to compare them with other therapeutic options, in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) statement. Met ...
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Effect of vestibular rehabilitation on change in health-related quality of life in patients with dizziness and balance problems after traumatic brain injury: A randomized controlled trial
Helene L. Søberg, Nada Andelic, Birgitta Langhammer, Anne-Lise Tamber, Kari A. Bruusgaard, Ingerid Kleffelgaard
Objective: Secondary analysis, testing the effect on change in health-related quality of life of group-based vestibular rehabilitation in patients with mild-moderate traumatic brain injury, dizziness and -balance problems. Design: A single-blind randomized controlled trial. Subjects: A total of 65 patients aged 16–60 years with a Rivermead Post-concussion Symptoms Questionnaire dizziness score ...
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A rehabilitation programme focussing on pelvic floor muscle training for persistent lumbopelvic pain after childbirth: A randomized controlled trial
Hui Wang, Xiaolan Feng, Zishu Liu, Yan Liu, Ribo Xiong
Objective: To evaluate the effects of a rehabilitation programme for lumbopelvic pain after childbirth. Methods: Women with lumbopelvic pain 3 months postpartum were included in a randomized controlled trial. Patients in the intervention group (n = 48) received pelvic floor muscle training combined with neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the paraspinal muscles for 12 weeks, while patien ...
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Evidence needs, training demands, and opportunities for knowledge translation in social security and insurance medicine: A European survey
Regina Kunz, Adrian Verbel, Rebecca Weida-Cuignet, Jan L. Hoving, Susanne Weinbrenner, Emilie Friberg, Andreas Klipstein, Christiaan Van Haecht, Ilona Autti-Rämö, Nadine Agosti, Sergio Vargas-Prada, Robert Kneepkens, Gert Lindenger, Wout de Boer, Frederieke G. Schaafsma
Objective: To perform a European survey of the evidence needs and training demands of insurance medicine professionals related to professional tasks and evidence-based practice. Design: International survey. Subjects: Professionals working in insurance medicine. Methods: Experts designed an online questionnaire including 26 questions related to 4 themes: evidence needs; training demands; evidenc ...
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Impact of aerobic exercise on clinical and magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers in persons with multiple sclerosis: An exploratory randomized controlled trial
Lina Savšek, Tamara Stergar, Vojko Strojnik, Alojz Ihan, Aleš Koren, Žiga Špiclin, Saša Šega Jazbec
Background: There is insufficient knowledge about how aerobic exercise impacts the disease process of multiple sclerosis, which is characterized by accumulation of white matter lesions and accelerated brain atrophy. Objective: To examine the effect of aerobic exercise on neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration by magnetic resonance imaging and clinical measures of disease activity and progression ...
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Predictive validity of general work ability assessments in the context of sickness insurance
Christian Ståhl, Nadine Karlsson, Björn Gerdle, Jan Sandqvist
Objective: The activity ability assessment is a Swedish method for assessing general work ability, based on self-reports combined with an examination by specially trained physicians, and, if needed, extended assessments by occupational therapists, physiotherapists and/or psychologists. The aim of this study was to analyse the predictive validity of the activity ability assessment in relation to fu ...
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Effectiveness of exercise interventions for children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Xianrong Liang, Zhujiang Tan, Guojun Yun, Jianguo Cao, Jinggang Wang, Qing Liu, Turong Chen
Objective: The results of previous research into exercise interventions for children with cerebral palsy are inconsistent. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of such exercise interventions. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: Systematic searches of the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases for randomized controlled trials involving exercise interventio ...
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Physical activity with person-centred guidance supported by a digital platform for persons with chronic widespread pain: A randomized controlled trial.
Sofia Juhlin, Anna Bergenheim, Inger Gjertsson, Anette Larsson, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of a person-centred intervention, including advice on physical activity, for improving pain intensity, physical activity, and other health-related outcomes in persons with chronic widespread pain , when delivered with digital eHealth support compared with standard telephone follow-up. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Individuals with chroni ...
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Effects of robot-assisted training on balance function in patients with stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Lu Wang, Yu Zheng, Yini Dang, Meiling Teng, Xintong Zhang, Yihui Cheng, Xiu Zhang, Qiuyu Yu, Aimei Yin, Xiao Lu
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of robot-assisted therapy on balance function in stroke survivors. Data sources: PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases were searched systematically for relevant studies. Study selection: Randomized controlled trials reporting robot-assisted therapy on balance function in patients after stroke were i ...
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Fatigue in relation to long-term participation outcome in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage survivors
Elisabeth Anne de Vries, Wendy Boerboom, Rita H.J.G. van den Berg-Emons, Fop van Kooten, Gerard M. Ribbers, Majanka H. Heijenbrok-Kal
Objective: To examine the association of fatigue with long-term participation in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage survivors. Design: Cohort study, 4 years post-onset. Subjects: A total of 59 patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Methods: Participation performance was assessed with the Sickness Impact Profile-68, participation autonomy and problem experience with the Impact on P ...
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