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Multiple component analysis of attention early after complicated mild traumatic brain injury: a pilot study
Yehuan Wu, Yu Zhang, Ya Wang, Yi Zhang
Objective: To analyse disorders and components of attention in patients with complicated [AQ16] mild traumatic brain injury. This information is needed to enable clinical workers to evaluate and provide training for attention deficits in patients with mild traumatic brain injury. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: In-patient and community recruitment. Participants: In-patients with m ...
Levels of physical activity in acute stroke patients treated at a stroke unit: A prospective, observational study in Sweden
Eric Chen, Adam Viktorisson, Anna Danielsson, Annie Palstam, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: A prospective, observational study to describe levels of physical activity in patients with stroke on day 2 and day 5 or 6 after admission to a comprehensive stroke unit in Sweden. Methods: The study was performed at the stroke unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital during a period of 4 months between 2017 and 2018. Consecutive patients with stroke were observed for 1 min every 10 mi ...
A "Neuromuscular Look" to sarcopenia: Is it a movement disorder?
Murat Kara, Levent Özçakar, Bayram Kaymak, Ayşe Merve Ata, Walter Frontera
Objective: Impairment of physical function is the main determinant of morbidity/mortality in sarcopenia and frailty. Physical function tests are performed by the movement around the joints, and skeletal muscles are the main generators of the forces required to perform these functional tasks. However, the central nervous system, which initiates and coordinates muscle movements, controls the magnitu ...
Olle Höök Lectureship 2019: The changing world of stroke rehabilitation
Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
The paper presents a summary of the Olle Höök lecture, which was presented at the Baltic North-Sea Forum in Oslo, Sweden, in October 2019. The paper aims to provide a worldwide picture of stroke, developments in this field, and the evolution of stroke rehabilitation. It sets out the background to, evidence for, and content of the comprehensive stroke unit. The paper also describes some rehabilit ...
Developing an ICF Core Set for adults with cerebral palsy: A Global expert survey on relevant functions and contextual factors
Chonnanid Limsakul, Suzie Noten, Melissa Selb, Henk J. Stam, Wilma M.A. van der Slot, Marij E. Roebroeck
Objective: To identify areas of functioning in adults with cerebral palsy that are considered relevant by experts, in order to develop an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for adults with cerebral palsy. Participants: Experts from various professional backgrounds worldwide who had experience working with adults with cerebral palsy for ≥2 years and ...
Level of physical activity is positively correlated with perceived impact on life 12 months after stroke: A cross-sectional study
Peta Cook, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen, Hanna C. Persson
Objectives: To examine the relationship between, and impact of, level of physical activity and perceived impact on life at 12 months post-stroke. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: A total of 73 participants with first-time stroke included in the Stroke Arm Longitudinal study at the University of Gothenburg (SALGOT study), Sweden. Methods: Perceived impact of stroke was assessed with the ...
Site and size of lesion predict post-stroke spasticity: A retrospective magnetic resonance imaging study
Songjin Ri, Anatol Kivi, Peter P. Urban, Thomas Wolf, Jörg Wissel
Objective: Clinical parameters for prediction of post-stroke spasticity are well established. This report introduces 2 brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters (infarct volume and topographic distribution) as post-stroke spasticity predictors. Methods: Topographic and volumetric data from brain MRI for 98 patients with ischaemic stroke with spasticity, prevalent within the first 5 days a ...
Comparison of self-reported vs observational clinical measures of improvement in upper limb capacity in patients after stroke
Eline C. C. van Lieshout, Johanna M.A. Visser-Meily, Rinske H. M. Nijland , Rick M. Dijkhuizen, Gert Kwakkel
Objective: Recovery of the paretic arm post-stroke can be assessed using observational and self-reported measures. The aim of this study was to determine whether the correspondence (match) or non-correspondence (mismatch) between observational and self-reported improvements in upper limb capacity are significantly different at 0–3 months compared with 3–6 months post-stroke. Methods: A total ...
What is a return to work after stroke? 12-month outcomes in a feasibility trial
Kathryn Radford, Mary I. Grant, Emma J Sinclair, Jade Kettlewell, Connor Watkin
Objective: Stroke is the greatest cause of disability in adults. A quarter of strokes affect people of working age, yet under half return to work after stroke. There has been little investigation into what constitutes “return to work” following stroke. The aim of this study is to describe the work metrics of stroke survivor participants in a feasibility randomized controlled trial of an early ...