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Closeness and life satisfaction six years after stroke for patients and spouses
Objective: To explore long-term experiences of satisfaction with life in persons with stroke and spouses. Design: This prospective cohort-study collected data on life satisfaction 1 and 6 years after stroke using the Life Satisfaction Checklist; focusing on “Life as a whole” and the domain “Closeness” (“Family life”, “Partner relationship”, “Sexual life”). Open-ended question ...
Aerobic exercise in neuromuscular rehabilitation: A survey of healthcare professionals
Objective: To evaluate the current application of aerobic exercise in adult neuromuscular rehabilitation. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Participants: Dutch rehabilitation specialists and physical therapists in specialized centres for slowly progressive neuromuscular diseases and in primary care. Methods: Participants received a self-designed, web-based, questionnaire, including 27 close-ended ...
Emerging evidence for accelerated aging cardiovascular disease in individuals with cerebral palsy
Objective: To examine longitudinal changes in traditional and non-traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease in individuals with cerebral palsy and to investigate relationships between age, Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and risk of cardiovascular disease. Methods: Individuals with cerebral palsy (n = 28 of 53 eligible participants; GMFCS levels I–V; follow-up m ...
Pain correlates with social integration in individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury: A cross-sectional survey
Objective: To describe the relationship between pain and social integration following spinal cord injury using comprehensive evaluation of pain-related clinical characteristics and different aspects of social integration. Design: A cross-sectional study. Participants: A total of 318 participants with American Spinal Cord Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) Grades A, B, C or D and > 3 mon ...
Accuracy of examination of the long head of the biceps tendon in the clinical setting: A systematic review
Objective: To determine the diagnostic validity of high-resolution ultrasound and orthopaedic special tests in diagnosing long head of the biceps tendon pathologies in patients with shoulder pain. Design: Systematic review with meta-analysis tools. Data sources: MEDLINE, CINAHL and EMBASE. Data extraction: Included studies had to report on the diagnostic validity of orthopaedic special tests ...
Development and validity of an innovative test to assess guideline-consistent clinical reasoning by physical therapists in stroke rehabilitation
Objective: To evaluate the validity of a script concordance test to assess guideline-consistent clinical reasoning by physical therapists in stroke rehabilitation, and to identify critical features of physical therapists specializing in stroke rehabilitation. Methods: A script concordance test was developed according to current standards. Four subgroups of physical therapists (those specializing ...
Concurrent validity and reliability of a low-cost gait analysis system for assessment of spatiotemporal gait parameters
Objective: To determine the concurrent validity and reliability of a low-cost spatiotemporal gait analysis system for clinical use in rehabilitation medicine. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Thirty-three healthy adults. Methods: The spatiotemporal gait analysis system consists of a video camera placed perpendicu-lar to a 10-m walkway and calibrated for spatial reference. The conditions ...
Chronic pain in intensive care unit survivors: incidence, characteristics and side-effects up to one-year post-discharge
Background: Intensive care unit survivors experience significant physical and psychological problems, including chronic pain following discharge. The aim of this study was to observe the incidence, anatomical sites, intensity, and interference of chronic pain in intensive care unit survivors over a 1-year period. In addition, potential predictors of chronic pain were analysed. Methods: Data were ...
Comparison of accelerometer-based arm, leg and trunk activity at weekdays and weekends during subacute inpatient rehabilitation after stroke
Objective: To determine whether there are differences in arm, leg and trunk activity measured by acceleration between weekdays and weekends in people undergoing rehabilitation in the subacute stage after stroke. Design: Cross-sectional study. Patients: Twenty-eight individuals with stroke (mean age 55.4 years; severe to mild impairment) and 10 healthy controls. Methods: A set of 5 3-axial accel ...
Effect of patient education and physical training on quality of life and physical exercise capacity in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation: A randomized study
Objective: To examine the effect of a rehabilitation programme on quality of life and physical capacity in patients with atrial fibrillation. Methods: Patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation were randomized to either a 12-week rehabilitation programme with education and physical training (intervention group) or standard care (control group). At baseline, after 3, 6 and 12 mon ...