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The aim of this commentary is to discuss from a rehabilitation perspective the published Cochrane Review (1) by Voet NBM et al., under the direct supervision of Cochrane Neuromuscular Group. This Cochrane Corner is produced in agreement with the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine by Cochrane Rehabilitation.
Objective: To determine which sections of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) distinguish levels of post-stroke functional walking status and to establish their cut-off scores.
Design: A retrospective cross-sectional study.
Subjects and methods: The BESTest was administered to 87 stroke patients who were able to walk without physical assistance upon discharge from the hospital. Subject ...
Objective: To determine the effects of the leucine metabolite β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) on strength, muscle mass, and contractile material in muscle wasting induced by onabotulinumtoxin type-A (BoNT-A) injection into the quadriceps femoris muscles of New Zealand white rabbits.
Methods: A total of 21, female rabbits were divided into 3 groups (n=7, each). Group 1 (Control) received intram ...
Objective: To describe adaptations in the provision of rehabilitation services proposed by scientific and professional rehabilitation organizations to avoid interruptions to patients rehabilitation process and delays in starting rehabilitation in patients with COVID-19.
Methods: A narrative review approach was used to identify the recommendations of scientific and professional organizations in ...
Objective: To assess the occurrence of self-reported fatigue among men and women who have returned to work after stroke, and the association between 2 fatigue rating scales.
Design: A cross-sectional study.
Subjects: A total of 91 adults (58 men/33 women, mean age 53 years) with mild to moderate disability.
Methods: Questionnaires were posted to participants approximately one year after stroke. ...
Objectives: To explore: (i) relationships between power wheelchair performance, confidence, mobility and the severity of user’s cognitive impairment; (ii) relationships between cognitive functioning and power wheelchair performance, confidence and mobility; and (iii) how cognitive scores influence power wheelchair performance, confidence and mobility.
Design: Cross-sectional exploratory study. ...
Background and objective: Individuals with spina bifida often have cognitive impairments leading to dif-ficulties in education and daily activities. The aims of this study were to explore cognitive impairments in adults with spina bifida and to consider associations between impairments, educational outcome and per-formance of daily activities, comparing individuals with and without intellectual di ...
Objective: To determine the incidence of physical inactivity and factors prior to stroke and in acute stroke that are associated with physical inactivity 1 year after stroke
Design: Prospective longitudinal cohort
Patients: A total of 190 consecutively included individuals with acute stroke
Methods: A follow-up questionnaire, relating to physical activity level using the Saltin-Grimby Physical ...
Objective: To test whether the presence of N30 somatosensory evoked potentials, generated from the supplementary motor area and premotor cortex, correlate with post-stroke spasticity, motor deficits, or motor recovery stage.
Design: A cross-sectional study.
Patients: A total of 43 patients with stroke hospitalized at Maoming People’s Hospital, Maoming, China.
Methods: Forty-three stroke patie ...