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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30968942/functional-effects-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-in-the-hip-adductors-and-subsequent-stretching-in-patients-with-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia
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Bas J H van Lith, Jasper den den Boer, Bart P C van de Warrenburg, Vivian Weerdesteyn, Alexander C Geurts
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the functional effects of bilateral botulinum toxin A treatment and subsequent stretching of spastic hip adductors on gait and reactive lateral stepping responses in patients with pure hereditary spastic paraplegia. DESIGN: Explorative pre-post intervention study. PATIENTS: Twenty-five patients with pure hereditary spastic paraplegia. METHODS: Patients were treated with bilateral botulinum toxin A injections in the hip adductors and performed daily self-administered stretching exercises for 16 weeks...
April 10, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30968941/effects-of-tai-chi-on-physiology-balance-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zonglei Zhou, Ruzhen Zhou, Yan Zhu, Kunpeng Li, Yun Luo, Zengqiao Zhang, Rongsheng Luan
OBJECTIVE: To systematically synthesize and critically evaluate evidence on the effectiveness of tai chi for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. DATA SOURCES: Seven electronic databases (Wan Fang, SinoMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP, PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library) were systematically searched from their inception to March 2018. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of tai chi on individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus were eligible...
April 10, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30964543/comorbidity-has-no-impact-on-unplanned-discharge-or-functional-gains-in-persons-with-dysvascular-amputation
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Raymond Cheng, Sean Smith, Claire Z Kalpakjian
OBJECTIVE: To examine how factors associated with infection, organ failure, poor wound healing, or indices of chronic vascular disease are associated with unplanned transfers and functional gains during inpatient rehabilitation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit at an academic medical centre. PATIENTS: A total of 118 patients with new, dysvascular, lower-extremity, amputation participating in inpatient rehabilitation...
April 9, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30951177/comparison-of-accelerometer-based-arm-leg-and-trunk-activity-at-weekdays-and-weekends-during-subacute-inpatient-rehabilitation-after-stroke
#4
Margit Alt Murphy, Sofi Andersson, Anna Danielsson, Jan Wipenmyr, Fredrik Ohlsson
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 accelerometers were used on the trunk, wrists and ankles during 2 48-h sessions at weekdays and over a weekend...
April 2, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30938448/sexual-health-policies-in-stroke-rehabilitation-a-multi-national-study
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Jannike K Vikan, Marie I Nilsson, Tamara Bushnik, Wanying Deng, Khamis Elessi, Yael Frost-Bareket, Elena Kovregina, Jeries Shahwan, Hildegun Snekkevik, Elisabet Åkesson, Johan K Stanghelle, Kerstin S Fugl-Meyer
OBJECTIVE: To identify and explore sexual health policies at specialized stroke rehabilitation centres in relation to the perspectives of healthcare personnel concerning sexual health. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Nine specialized rehabilitation centres representing 7 countries, and healthcare personnel (n = 323) working with stroke rehabilitation at the 9 centres were included in the study. METHODS: Two structured questionnaires were used: (i) an organizational-audit on sexual health policies; (ii) an anonymous web-questionnaire assessing the perspectives of healthcare personnel concerning sexual health...
April 2, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30931484/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
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Albert M Joensen, Pia T Dinesen, Lotte T Svendsen, Tina K Hoejbjerg, Annette Fjerbaek, Jane Andreasen, Maria B Sottrup, Soren Lundbye-Christensen, Henrik Vadmann, Sam Riahi
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 months participants completed 5 different quality of life questionnaires (AF-QoL-18, AFEQT, PHQ-9, GAD-7 and EQ-5D), and physical exercise tests...
April 1, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30931483/switching-from-onabotulinumtoxina-to-abobotulinumtoxina-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-treated-for-spasticity-a-retrospective-safety-and-efficacy-evaluation
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Nigar Dursun, Melike Akarsu, Tugba Gokbel, Merve Akyuz, Cagla Karacan, Erbil Dursun
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether switching from onabotulinumtoxinA to abobotulinumtoxinA in children with cerebral palsy is safe and whether therapeutic efficacy is maintained. METHODS: This retrospective observational study of routine care included 118 children with cerebral palsy (mean age 81.4 months (standard deviation; SD 38.9)) who had switched from onabotulinumtoxinA to abobotulinumtoxinA injections into their lower extremities due to a change in hospital policy...
April 1, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30899962/letter-to-the-editor-contralaterally-controlled-functional-electrical-stimulation-improves-wrist-dorsiflexion-in-patients-with-early-phase-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Satkarjit Kaur Jhandi, Manu Goyal, Anjali Tiwari
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March 22, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30895327/developing-interventions-to-address-sexuality-after-stroke-findings-from-a-four-panel-modified-delphi-study
#9
Margaret McGrath, Sandra Lever, Annie McCluskey, Emma Power
BACKGROUND: Although stroke has a profound impact on sexuality there are limited evidence-based interventions to support rehabilitation professionals in this area. The aim of the current research was to prioritize content areas and approaches to sexual rehabilitation from the perspective of stroke survivors, their partners, stroke rehabilitation clinicians and researchers. METHODS: A 2-step online Delphi method was used to prioritize the content of, and approaches to, sexual rehabilitation with stroke survivors, their partners, stroke rehabilitation clinicians and researchers...
March 21, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30895326/robot-assisted-locomotor-training-did-not-improve-walking-function-in-patients-with-chronic-incomplete-spinal-cord-injured-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anu Piira, Anne M Lannem, Marit Sørensen, Thomas Glott, Raymond Knutsen, Lone Jørgensen, Knut Gjesdal, Nils Hjeltnes, Synnøve F Knutsen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of robot-assisted locomotor training in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. DESIGN: Randomized single-blind controlled clinical trial. SETTING: The intervention site was an outpatient clinic, and pre- and post-evaluations were performed in a rehabilitation hospital. PATIENTS: A total of 24 subjects with American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grades C or D, > 2 years post-injury...
March 21, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30882887/role-of-rehabilitation-in-chronic-stress-induced-exhaustion-disorder-a-narrative-review
#11
Johanna Wallensten, Marie Åsberg, Maria Wiklander, Anna Nager
OBJECTIVE: An increase in numbers of cases of sick leave due to stress have been reported from several European countries during recent decades. Chronic stress-induced exhaustion disorder is associated with physiological and neurobiological perturbations that may contribute to cognitive problems and long-term exhaustion. Rehabilitation of patients with chronic stress-induced exhaustion disorder is therefore challenging. This narrative review summarizes the evidence regarding the effectiveness of different interventions for the rehabilitation of patients with chronic stress-induced exhaustion disorder...
March 18, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30873564/assessment-for-incipient-hospital-acquired-deconditioning-in-acute-hospital-settings-a-systematic-literature-review
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Susan Gordon, Karen A Grimmer, Sarah Barras
OBJECTIVES: To systematically identify literature reporting on assessment instruments relevant for incipient hospital-acquired deconditioning during acute hospital admissions; evaluate their psychometric properties; and identify individual assessment items to form the basis of a comprehensive acute hospital test battery for hospital-acquired deconditioning. DESIGN AND DATA SOURCES: Systematic evidence scan of MEDLINE, CINAHL, PubMed and Google Scholar from database inception to January 2018...
March 15, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30848829/development-of-grip-strength-during-the-first-year-after-stroke
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Roland Stock, Gyrd Thrane, Torunn Askim, Audny Anke, Paul Jarle Mork
OBJECTIVE: To assess recovery of grip strength during the first year post-stroke. DESIGN: Exploratory study on a subsample of patients participating in the Norwegian Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy trial. SUBJECTS: Eleven patients (mean age 59.1 years; 3 women) with mild to moderate stroke were recruited 7-29 days post-stroke. METHODS: An electronic dynamometer (Biometrics Ltd, Gwent, UK, 2006) was used to assess maximum grip force in 5 hand positions, rate of force development and sustainability of grip force...
March 8, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30843083/estimating-nutrition-intake-status-of-community-dwelling-elderly-people-requiring-care-in-disaster-settings-a-preliminary-cross-sectional-survey
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Syoichi Tashiro, Michiyuki Kawakami, Asako Oka, Fumio Liu, Atsuko Nishimura, Chieko Ogawa, Fujio Hagai, Sirou Yamamoto, Masato Yazawa, Meigen Liu
OBJECTIVE: There are a lack of disaster preparedness measures that target populations with dysphagia. In particular, disaster response plans frequently overlook differences in textures between emergency foods and regularly consumed foods. The aim of this study was to estimate the number of community-dwelling elderly care recipients requiring specific food preparations, including the population at risk of aspiration when solely consuming common emergency foods. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study...
March 6, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30843081/anatomical-landmarks-for-tibial-nerve-motor-branches-in-the-management-of-spastic-equinovarus-foot-after-stroke-an-ultrasonographic-study
#15
Alessandro Picelli, Elena Chemello, Elisabetta Verzini, Federico Ferrari, Annalisa Brugnera, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Leopold Saltuari, Angela Modenese, Nicola Smania
OBJECTIVE: To identify the anatomical landmarks of tibial motor nerve branches to the gastrocnemii, soleus and tibialis posterior muscles for selective motor nerve blocks in the management of spastic equinovarus foot. DESIGN: Observational study. PATIENTS: Twenty-five chronic stroke patients with spastic equinovarus foot. METHODS: Motor nerve branches to the gastrocnemii, soleus and tibialis posterior muscles were tracked in the affected leg, using ultrasonography, and located in the space (vertical, horizontal and deep) according to the position of the fibular head (proximal/distal) and a virtual line from the middle of the popliteal fossa to the Achilles tendon insertion (medial/lateral)...
March 6, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30843597/the-functional-independence-measure-18-item-version-can-be-reported-as-a-unidimensional-interval-scaled-metric-internal-construct-validity-revisited
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Roxanne Maritz, Alan Tennant, Carolina Fellinghauer, Gerold Stucki, Birgit Prodinger
OBJECTIVE: Since the 1990s the Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) was believed to measure 2 different constructs, represented by its motor and cognitive subscales. The practice of reporting FIM™ total scores, together with recent developments in the understanding of the influence of locally dependent items on fit to the Rasch model, raises the question of whether the FIM™ 18-item version can be reported as a unidimensional interval-scaled metric. DESIGN: Rasch analysis of the FIM™ using testlet approaches to accommodate local response dependency...
March 5, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30834452/effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-reducing-oedema-a-systematic-review
#17
Louise C Burgess, Tikki Immins, Ian Swain, Thomas W Wainwright
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to assess the clinical impact of neuromuscular electrical stimulation as a treatment modality for patients with oedema. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION: PubMed was searched up to July 2018 for randomized and non-randomized clinical trials comparing neuromuscular electrical stimulation vs no stimulation following the formation of oedema. A modified Downs and Black checklist was used to evaluate the quality of the evidence...
March 5, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30816422/clinical-characteristics-and-physical-functioning-in-persons-hospitalized-following-the-norwegian-terror-attacks-in-july-2011-a-follow-up-study
#18
Grethe Månum, Marianne Løvstad, Kristin Wisløff-Aase, Johan Ræder, Anne-Kristine Schanke, Ingar Larsen, Grete Dyb, Øivind Ekeberg, Johan K Stanghelle
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical characteristics and physical functioning in persons hospitalized after 2 terror attacks in Norway in 2011. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study with retrospective acute medical data. SUBJECTS: Surviving persons hospitalized with physical injuries. METHODS: Medical and psychological assessments 3-4 years after injury, with data on injury type and severity collected from medical records. RESULTS: A total of 30 out of 43 potential subjects participated (19 women, 11 men; age range 17-71 years (median 23 years))...
February 28, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30815708/comparing-memory-group-training-and-computerized-cognitive-training-for-improving-memory-function-following-stroke-a-phase-ii-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Toni D Withiel, Dana Wong, Jennifer L Ponsford, Dominique A Cadilhac, Peter New, Tijana Mihaljcic, Renerus J Stolwyk
OBJECTIVES: Memory deficits are common after stroke, yet remain a high unmet need within the community. The aim of this phase II randomized controlled trial was to determine whether group compensatory or computerized cognitive training approaches were effective in rehabilitating memory following stroke. METHODS: A parallel, 3-group, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was used to compare the effectiveness of a compensatory memory skills group with restorative computerized training on functional goal attainment...
February 28, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30815707/predictors-of-chronic-pain-intensity-spread-and-sensitivity-in-the-general-population-a-two-year-follow-up-study-from-the-swepain-cohort
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Britt Larsson, Elena Dragioti, Anna Grimby-Ekman, Björn Gerdle, Jonas Björk
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the intensity, spread and sensitivity of chronic pain can be predicted using demographic features, socioeconomic conditions and comorbidities. DESIGN: A longitudinal study design was employed. Data was collected at baseline and at 2-year follow-up. SETTING: General population in south-eastern Sweden. SUBJECTS: A representative stratified random sample of 34,000 individuals, between 18 and 85 years of age, selected from a sampling frame of 404,661 individuals based on the Swedish Total Population Register...
February 28, 2019: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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