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ORIGINAL REPORT
Validation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Sets for traumatic brain injury from Australian community patient perspectives
Pearl Chung, Fary Khan, Rodney Judson
Objective: To examine the validity of the Comprehensive and Brief International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for Traumatic Brain Injury for patients with traumatic brain injury living in the community in Australia. Design: Qualitative methodology using focus groups and individual interviews. Patients: Community-dwelling adult persons with traumatic brain i ...
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Participation and quality of life in persons living with spinal cord injury in Norway
Annette Halvorsen, Kristine Pape, Marcel W.M. Post, Fin Biering-Sørensen, Steinar Mikalsen, Anders Nupen Hansen, Aslak Steinsbekk
Objectives: To describe the association between sociodemographic and spinal cord injury characteristics, of people living with spinal cord injury, and participation and quality of life, and to study the association between participation and quality of life in this group of people. Design: Persons registered in the Norwegian Spinal Cord Injury Registry after post-acute rehabilitation between 2011 ...
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effectiveness and safety of cervical catheter tip placement in intrathecal baclofen treatment of spasticity: A systematic review
Nora W. Jacobs, Ellen M. Maas, Marjolein Brusse-Keizer, Hans J.S. Rietman
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of intrathecal baclofen treatment of spasticity, administered via a cervical catheter tip. Design: A review of PubMed and the Cochrane Library up to September 2020. No restriction in study design. Two reviewers independently evaluated eligibility, extracted data and evaluated risk of bias. Studies were included in which patients were treated wi ...
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Development of a supervised exercise programme for immigrant women: Feasibility study of a practical intervention in a physiotherapy setting
Stephanie Heinecke Thulstrup, Stine Petersen, Lars Morsø
Background: While Denmark is facing growing inequality between Danish women and immigrant women in relation to exercise and health, research on interventions and targeted exercise programmes is limited. This study aimed to test the feasibility of a physiotherapeutic supervised exercise programme for immigrant women. Methods: Inspired by improvement research a programme was developed in cooperatio ...
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Methodological aspects of using a wearable eye-tracker to support diagnostic clinical evaluation of prolonged disorders of consciousness
Jan Johansson, Kristina Franzon, Alison K. Godbolt, Marika C. Möller
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of using a wearable eye-tracker when assessing patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness using the Coma Recovery Scale Revised (CRS-R), focusing on technical challenges. Design: A methodological investigation with descriptive and analytical elements. Subjects: Four patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness were recruited from the rehabilit ...
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Reliability and validity of a standardised ultrasound examination protocol to quantify vastus lateralis muscle
Theresa Maria Betz, Michaela Wehrstein, Fabian Preisner, Martin Bendszus, Birgit Friedmann-Bette
Objective: To evaluate the reliability and validity of a standardized ultrasound examination protocol for measuring vastus lateralis muscle size. Design: Prospective cohort study. Subjects: Sixteen staff members of the university hospital of Heidelberg. Methods: Muscle thickness, cross-sectional area and subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness were measured at 3 standardized sites on the right a ...
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Measurements of the centre of pressure of individual legs reveal new characteristics of reduced anticipatory postural adjustments during gait initiation in patients with post-stroke hemiplegia
Ryo Onuma, Tadashi Masuda, Fumihiko Hoshi, Tadamitsu Matsuda, Tomoko Sakai, Atsushi Okawa, Tetsuya Jinno
Objectives: To determine whether individual measurements of the centre of pressure for the stance and stepping legs can reveal new characteristics of reduced anticipatory postural adjustments during gait initiation in post-stroke hemiplegic patients. Methods: Subjects included 30 stroke patients and 10 healthy age-matched controls. The acceleration of the trunk, and the centre of pressure of each ...
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