Trine Schow, Eike Ines Wehling, Helle K Falkenberg, Anne Norup, Karin Spangsberg Kristensen
OBJECTIVES: To explore current hospital practice in relation to the assessment of vision problems in patients with acquired brain injury. DESIGN: A survey study. SUBJECTS: A total of 143 respondents from hospital settings, with background in occupational therapy and physical therapy, participated in the survey. METHODS: The survey questionnaire, developed collaboratively by Danish and Norwegian research groups, encompassed 22 items categorically covering "Background information", "Clinical experience and current practice", "Vision assessment tools and protocols", and "Assessment barriers"...
May 14, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Tanja Oud, Johannes A Bogaards, Frans Nollet, Merel-Anne Brehm
OBJECTIVE: To assess the preliminary effectiveness of three-dimensional printed orthoses compared with conventionally custom-fabricated orthoses in persons with chronic hand conditions on performance of daily activities, hand function, quality of life, satisfaction, and production time and costs. DESIGN: Interventional feasibility study. SUBJECTS: Chronic hand orthotic users (n = 21). METHODS: Participants received a new three-dimensional printed orthosis according to the same type as their current orthosis, which served as the control condition...
May 14, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Heegoo Kim, Chanmi Lee, Nayeong Kim, Eunhye Chung, HyeongMin Jeon, Seyoung Shin, MinYoung Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the predictive functional factors influencing the acquisition of basic activities of daily living performance abilities during the early stages of stroke rehabilitation using classification and regression analysis trees. METHODS: The clinical data of 289 stroke patients who underwent rehabilitation during hospitalization (164 males; mean age: 62.2 ± 13.9 years) were retrospectively collected and analysed...
May 7, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Anne Norup, Pernille Langer Soendergaard, Mia Moth Wolffbrandt, Fin Biering-Sørensen, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Frederik Lehman Dornonville de la Cour
OBJECTIVE: To investigate (i) psychometric properties of the Danish version of the Caregiver Burden Scale, (ii) predictors of burden in caregivers of persons with stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury, and (iii) severity of caregiver burden, and compare level of severity of burden in caregivers of persons with stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Pooled sample of 122 caregivers...
May 2, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Jiang-Li Zhao, Lian-Dong Ma, Xiang Xiao, Li-Jun Lin, Hao Xie, Shamay S M Ng, Pei-Ming Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the community integration of patients following stroke and determine the predictors of their level of community integration at 1-year follow-up. DESIGN: A multicenter, longitudinal, and observational study. SUBJECTS: Sixty-five inpatients (41 men) with a mean age of 56.9 (standard deviation = 17.0) years, who had their first stroke at least 1 month prior to this study were recruited from 4 rehabilitation inpatient wards in China...
April 25, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Anna Sofia Simula, Antti Malmivaara, Neill Booth, Jaro Karppinen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of classification-based approach for low back pain care in Finnish primary care. DESIGN: A benchmarking controlled trial design was used. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS: Three primary healthcare areas and 654 low back pain patients with or without sciatica. METHODS: Classification-based care (using the STarT Back Tool) was implemented using organizational-, healthcare professional-, and patient-level interventions...
April 20, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Yishuang Zhao, Xiaoling Liao, Hongqiu Gu, Yong Jiang, Yingyu Jiang, Yongjun Wang, Yumei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between acute-phase gait speed and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) at 3 and 12 months post-stroke. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS: 1,475 patients with first-ever ischaemic stroke. METHODS: The patients were divided into 3 groups according to tertiles of gait speed, namely ≤0.8, 0.8-1.1, ≥1.1 m/s. Gait speed was assessed by the 10-m walking test within 2 weeks of hospitalization for acute stroke and before the rehabilitation programme...
April 15, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Chiara-Camilla Derchi, Pietro Arcuri, Angela Comanducci, Antonio Caronni, Chiara Pagliari, Alessandro Viganò, Eleonora Volpato, Jorge Navarro, Pietro Davide Trimarchi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to produce a cross-cultural adaptation in Italian of the Agitated Behavior Scale (ABS), originally developed in English, as the first of two stages that also include cross-cultural validation and allow a clinical scale to be used in the proper setting such as rehabilitation units. METHODS: In order to adapt the ABS scale to a different cultural environment, five consecutive steps were performed: (1) forward translations (n = 8), (2) synthesis of the 8 forward translations to obtain a first shared italian version (ABS_I_trial), (3) back translations (n = 3), (4) creation of an expert committee to evaluate forward and back translations and finally (5) the cognitive debriefing...
April 4, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Daphnée Brun, Olivier Hamel, Emmeline Montané, Marino Scandella, Evelyne Castel-Lacanal, Xavier De Boissezon, Marque Philippe, Gasq David, Camille Cormier
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate functional outcomes of surgery of spastic hip adductor muscles (obturator neurotomy with or without adductor longus tenotomy) in ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients, using preoperatively defined personalized goals. DESIGN: Retrospective observational descriptive study. PATIENTS: Twenty-three patients with adductor spasticity who underwent obturator neurotomy between May 2016 and May 2021 at the Clinique des Cèdres, Cornebarrieu, France, were included...
March 22, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Tom Smejka, Daan Verberne, Jan Schepers, Claire Wolfs, Vera Schepers, Rudolf Ponds, Caroline Van Heugten
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is a common symptom following acquired brain injury although the severity and course differs for many individuals. This longitudinal study aimed to identify latent trajectory classes of fatigue and associated outcomes following mild brain injury. METHODS: 204 adults with mild traumatic brain injury (159; 78%) or minor stroke (45; 22%) were assessed 4 times over 1 year. Subjective measures of fatigue, anxiety, depression, cognitive complaints and societal participation were collected...
March 20, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Marcus Kessner, Jan Mehrholz, Svein Harald Mørkve, Tina Taule
OBJECTIVE: To report on the self-perceived occupational performance of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage and examine the associations between aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage characteristics, socio-demographic factors and self-perceived problems. DESIGN: A single-centre cohort study design was combined with a cross-sectional analysis. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS: All patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage who were capable of performing activities of daily living before discharge from hospital were included...
March 20, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Duy Thanh Nguyen, Massimo Penta, Claire Questienne, Johanne Garbusinski, Chinh Van Nguyen, Chloé Sauvage
OBJECTIVE: To establish reference values for the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and 2-minute walk test (2MWT) distances, to investigate the correlation between these 2 tests, and to establish prediction equations for these distances in healthy populations of Belgium and Vietnam. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The 6MWT and 2MWT were administered to a convenience sample of 239 Belgian and 303 Vietnamese participants between the ages of 18 and 80 years...
March 19, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Sara Brycke, Anna Bråndal, Christina Brogårdh
OBJECTIVE: To investigate (i) to what extent physiotherapists (PTs) working in stroke rehabilitation in various parts of the stroke care chain have implemented interventions according to the national guidelines for stroke (NGS), (ii) facilitating and hindering factors for the implementation, and (iii) differences between various care settings. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: 148 PTs working in stroke rehabilitation in various parts of the care chain in Sweden...
March 19, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Jana Tuijtelaars, Merel-Anne Brehm, Jos W R Twisk, Frans Nollet
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the 2-year course of walking adaptability in persons with late effects of polio. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PATIENTS: A total of 48 persons with late effects of polio (69% female, mean age 63.1 years) with a fall history and/or fear of falling. METHODS: Walking adaptability (i.e. variable target-stepping and reactive obstacle-avoidance) was assessed on an interactive treadmill at baseline, 1 year and 2 years...
March 18, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Manuel Tomás Farinha Caroço, Ana Zão, Júlia Ribeiro, Ana Fialho, Victor Milet, Bruna Meira
OBJECTIVE: Musician's focal hand dystonia is a painless task-specific focal dystonia, which presents with involuntary movements, abnormal postures, and loss of fine motor dexterity. We report here the case of a 63-year-old male, percussionist, with african ethnicity, with musician's focal hand dystonia who was treated with botulinum toxin, and describe the results at 4-weeks follow up. METHODS: Clinical examination and video analysis revealed abnormal flexion of the 3rd finger, followed by flexion of the 4th and 5th fingers while playing the congas...
March 14, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Anna Norlander, Ingrid Lindgren, Christina Brogårdh
OBJECTIVE: To explore the associations between fatigue impact and (a) personal and stroke-related characteristics, (b) functional impairments and (c) work-related factors among individuals who have returned to work after stroke. DESIGN: A cross-sectional exploratory study. SUBJECTS: 87 working stroke survivors. METHODS: This study comprises data from a postal survey targeting work ability and perceived stroke-related consequences 1 year after stroke...
March 14, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Simona Klinkhammer, Annelien A Duits, Janneke Horn, Arjen J C Slooter, Esmée Verwijk, Susanne Van Santen, Johanna M A Visser-Meily, Caroline Van Heugten
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and trajectories of post-COVID-19 neuropsychological symptoms. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal multicentre cohort study. SUBJECTS: A total of 205 patients initially hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). METHODS: Validated questionnaires were administered at 9 months (T1) and 15 months (T2) post-hospital discharge to assess fatigue, cognitive complaints, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress symptoms...
March 12, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Hani Al-Abbadi, Jacqueline E Reznik, Erik Biros, Bruce Paulik, Rob Will, Samuel Gane, Penny Moss, Anthony Wright
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of different dosage parameters of focused-extracorporeal shock wave therapy on pain and physical function in knee osteoarthritis patients with bone marrow lesions. In addition, to investigate pathophysiological changes based on imaging and biomarker measures. METHODS: Using a single-case experimental design, a total of 12 participants were randomly allocated in 4 equal groups of 3 to receive different dosages of focused-extracorporeal shock wave therapy...
March 12, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Daiva Valadkevičienė, Dalius Jatužis, Irena Žukauskaitė, Virginija Danylaitė Karrenbauer, Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Comprehensive International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for multiple sclerosis with regard to the Brief ICF Core Set for multiple sclerosis. DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional single-centre study. SUBJECTS: A total of 151 participants (99 females/52 males, mean age 49 years) referred for work ability assessment. METHODS: Data were collected from clinical recordings and by telephone interview...
March 7, 2024: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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