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Prevalence of discomplete sensorimotor spinal cord injury as evidenced by neurophysiological methods: A cross-sectional study
Carl Wahlgren, Richard Levi, Salvador Amezcua, Oumie Thorell, Magnus Thordstein
Objectives: To assess the prevalence of residual trans-lesion connectivity in persons with chronic clinically complete spinal cord injury (discompleteness) by neurophysiological methods. Participants: A total of 23 adults with chronic sensorimotor complete spinal cord injury, identified through regional registries. Methods: Diagnosis of clinically complete spinal cord injury was verified by sta ...
Contribution of the scientific field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine to improvements in health-related rehabilitation at all levels of the healthcare system
Boya Nugraha, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Rehabilitation is an important health strategy that should be implemented at all levels of the healthcare system and at all levels of care. Scientific evidence is vital to strengthen rehabilitation; therefore, research in the scientific field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) should be implemented and linked to all levels of the healthcare system. PRM research can be categorized into 5 ...
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: Meta-analysis. Methods: Systematic searches of the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases for randomized controlled trials involving exercise interventions for children with c ...
Experience of physical activity described by patients with heart failure who have received individualized exercise advice: A qualitative study
Leonie Klompstra, Maria Liljeroos, Tiny Jaarsma, Anna Strömberg
Objective: To describe the experience of physical activity in patients with heart failure who were randomized to a control group in which they received exercise advice and motivational support. Design: A qualitative descriptive interview study, using qualitative content analysis. Patients: Fifteen patients with heart failure. Methods: Interviews with members of the control group in a physical a ...
Participation in leisure activities from the perception of children with disabilities and their families in Brazil
Janice Souza Marques, Isabelly Cristina Rodrigues Regalado, Élida Rayanne Viana Pinheiro Galvão, Haryelle Náryma Confessor Ferreira, Egmar Longo, Ana Raquel Rodrigues Lindquist
Objective: To understand the perception of children with disabilities and their families regarding factors that interfere with participation in leisure activities in Brazil. Methods: This qualitative study included 14 focus groups, involving a total of 80 participants (40 children with disabilities and 40 family members). Discussions were recorded and transcribed. Coding was based on the Interna ...
Sustained efficacy of incobotulinumtoxinA in upper-limb post-stroke spasticity: A post hoc analysis
Petr Kaňovský, Elie P. Elovic, Michael C. Munin, Angelika Hanschmann, Irena Pulte , Michael Althaus, Reinhard Hiersemenzel, Christina Marciniak
Objective: This post hoc analysis assessed the impact of repeated incobotulinumtoxinA injections on muscle tone, disability, and caregiver burden in adults with upper-limb post-stroke spasticity. Design: Data from the double-blind, placebo-controlled main period and 3 open-label extension cycles of 2 Phase 3, randomized, multicentre trials were pooled. Methods: Subjects received incobotulinumtox ...
A team approach to applying the international classification of functioning, disability and health rehabilitation set in clinical evaluation
Malan Zhang, Yun Zhang, Yun Xiang, Ziling Lin, Wei Shen, Yingmin Wang, Liyin Wang, Jiani Yu, Tiebin Yan
Objective: To develop a team approach to applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Rehabilitation Set (ICF-RS) in clinical evaluation. Design: A Delphi study. Subjects: Experts from rehabilitation institutions in China including physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Methods: A 2-round Delphi survey and expert panel discussion wer ...
A practical guide to optimising the benefits of post-stroke spasticity interventions with botulinum toxin-A: an international group consensus
Gerard E. Francisco, Alexander Balbert, Ganesh Bavikatte, Djamel Bensmail, Stefano Carda, Thierry Deltombe, Nathalie Draulans, Steven Escaldi, Raphael Gross, Jorge Jacinto, Nicholas Ketchum, Franco Molteni, Susana Moraleda Perez, Michael W. O’Dell, Rajiv Reebye, Patrik Säterö, Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Heather Walker, Jörg Wissel
This consensus paper is derived from a meeting of an international group of 19 neurological rehabilitation specialists with a combined experience of more than 250 years (range 4–25 years; average 14.1 years) in treating post-stroke spasticity with botulinum toxin A. The group undertook critical assessments of some recurring practical challenges, not yet addressed in guidelines, through an extens ...
Tolerability and psychological effects of a multimodal day-care rehabilitation programme for persons with Huntington's Disease
Karin Ringqvist, Kristian Borg, Marika C. Möller
Objective: To determine whether the psychological benefits of intense, inpatient, multimodal rehabil-itation for persons with Huntington’s disease (HD), as found in earlier studies, also apply in a shorter, day-care setting. Design: Prospective, non-randomized cohort study. Subjects: Twenty patients attending a group-based 8-week (3 days/week) rehabilitation programme aimed at persons in early ...