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A bio metric based approach for using captcha - to enhance accessibility for the visually impaired.

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M Noorjahan

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 15:1-4. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

a Department of Computer Science , J.B.A.S. College for Women , Chennai , India.

Aim: To propose a system for convenience in using CAPTCHA by the Visually Impaired person.

Method: To make this access secure CAPTCHA ("Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") was invented. This form of CAPTCHA requires that the user type the letters of a distorted image, sometimes with the addition of an obscured sequence of letters or digits that appears on the screen. Read More

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February 2019

Influence of low income on return to participation following stroke.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 14:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

d Faculty of Social Sciences , University of Ottawa , Ottawa , ON , Canada.

Purpose: Low income is known to influence participation post stroke, but the process by which this occurs is poorly understood.

Methods: A qualitative multiple case study approach, focusing on the experience of returning to participation in personal projects among eight low-income francophone stroke survivors living in eastern Ontario (Canada). Data included semi-structured interviews with the stroke survivors and with their care partners, participant observations, assessment measures, and chart reviews. Read More

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February 2019

Accommodating to a troubled life - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients' experiences and perceptions of self-image during the course of rehabilitation.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 14:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

a Institute of Regional Health University of Southern Denmark , Odense , Denmark.

Background: To tailor future rehabilitation programmes for patients with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, there is a need for more in-depth knowledge about what is essential to these patients and how they perceive their self-image while participating in rehabilitation. Therefore, this study aims to explore patients' experiences and perception of self-image during pulmonary rehabilitation.

Methods: Twenty-one patients were followed by participant observations during standard rehabilitation complicity supplemented with final individual interviews. Read More

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February 2019

Documentation of everyday life and health care following gastrostomy tube placement in children: a content analysis of medical records.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 14:1-11. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

d Department of Research and Development , Region Halland , Halmstad , Sweden.

Background: Everyday routines play a vital role in child functioning and development. This study explored health professionals' documentation of everyday life and health care during the first year following gastrostomy tube placement in children and the content of intervention goals.

Methods: The medical records of 39 children (median age 38 months, min-max: 15-192) in one region of Sweden were analysed. Read More

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February 2019

A comparison of patients managed in specialist versus non-specialist inpatient rehabilitation units in Australia.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 14:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

c Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre , Wollongong , Australia.

Aim: To compare the rehabilitation of patients with brain and spinal cord injury in specialist rehabilitation units and non-specialist rehabilitation units in Australia over a 10-year period.

Method: A retrospective cohort study design was used. Epidemiological descriptive analysis was used to examine inpatient rehabilitation data held in the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre Registry Database at four discrete time points: 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Read More

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February 2019

Test-retest reliability of the special interest group on amputation medicine/Dutch working group on amputations and prosthetics mobility scale, in persons wearing a prosthesis after a lower-limb amputation.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 14:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

c Department of Rehabilitation Medicine , University Medical Centre of Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands.

Purpose: To assess the test-retest reliability of the Special Interest Group on Amputation Medicine Mobility Scale/Dutch Working Group on Amputations and Prosthetics, better known as SIGAM/WAP mobility scale, in persons with a lower-limb amputation.

Method: Longitudinal study at the outpatient departments of a rehabilitation center and a university medical center. Persons with a lower-limb amputation, wearing a prosthesis, were assessed at the end of their multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment twice, with a 3-week interval, by the same practitioner. Read More

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February 2019

Scleroderma patient perspectives on social support from close social relationships.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 14:1-11. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

a Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital , Montreal , Canada.

Purpose: People with rare diseases must cope with many physical and psychological challenges; an endeavor that can be difficult to carry out without external support. The purpose of this study was to understand how patients with scleroderma perceive the social support they need and receive from close relationships to better manage their disease.

Method: Four focus groups with patients (N = 19) were conducted. Read More

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February 2019

Comparison of immediate effects of sling-based manual therapy on specific spine levels in subjects with neck pain and forward head posture: a randomized clinical trial.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 13:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

c Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Medical Science , Daejeon University , Republic of Korea.

Purpose: Forward head posture is identified as the flexion of the lower cervical spine along with the extension of the upper cervical spine, with an overall increase in the cervical curve. This study aimed to compare the immediate effect of upper-cervical level and cervicothoracic junction level manual therapy on head posture, cervical range of motion and muscle activity of the subjects with forward head posture.

Methods: A total 22 subjects with chronic neck pain (numeric pain rating scale >3, forward head posture: cranio-vertebral angle <51°) participated in the study and were randomly allocated into the upper-cervical (n = 11) and cervicothoracic junction (n = 11) groups. Read More

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February 2019

Mobility Analysis of AmpuTees (MAAT 4): Classification tree analysis for probability of lower limb prosthesis user functional potential.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 11:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

a Department of Clinical and Scientific Affairs , Hanger Clinic , Austin , TX , USA.

Purpose: To develop a predictive model to inform the probability of lower limb prosthesis users' functional potential for ambulation.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective analysis of a database of outcomes for 2770 lower limb prosthesis users was used to inform a classification and regression tree analysis. Gender, age, height, weight, body mass index adjusted for amputation, amputation level, cause of amputation, comorbid health status and functional mobility score [Prosthetic Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M™)] were entered as potential predictive variables. Read More

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February 2019

Pressure injury prevention needs an engineering solution.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

b Rehabilitation Engineering and Applied Research Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology , Atlanta 30332-0156 , NW , USA.

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February 2019

Determinants of quality of life in the older residents of long-term care facilities using the world health organization international classification of functioning, disability and health framework in Taiwan.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 11:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

c Department of Occupational Therapy and Graduate Institute of Behavioral Sciences , Chang Gung University , Taoyuan , Taiwan.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify determinants within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a conceptual framework regarding the quality of life of older long-term care facility residents.

Methods: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional design was conducted. All participants (n = 210) completed a questionnaire that included the Sheltered Care Environmental Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Short Physical Performance Battery, the Mini-Mental State Examination, the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule, and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale. Read More

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February 2019

A qualitative study of LoveYourBrain Yoga: a group-based yoga with psychoeducation intervention to facilitate community integration for people with traumatic brain injury and their caregivers.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 11:1-10. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

c Department of Psychiatry , Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , Lebanon , NH , USA.

Purpose: To explore participants' experiences in a group-based yoga with psychoeducation intervention designed to facilitate community integration for people with traumatic brain injury and their caregivers.

Materials And Methods: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 13 people with traumatic brain injury and three caregivers who had completed LoveYourBrain Yoga, a 6-session, manualized, group-based yoga intervention that incorporates breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, and psychoeducation. Interviews were analyzed using content analysis. Read More

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February 2019

Rehabilitation needs of youth with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita: Perspectives from key stakeholders.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 11:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

a Clinical Research Department , Shriners Hospital for Children, Canada , Montreal , Canada.

Background: Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita is a term used to describe congenital contractures in at least two body parts with an overall prevalence of 1 in 3000 live births. It is often caused by lack of fetal movement in utero and presents as contractures of varying severity, which may affect the upper and lower extremities, the spine and jaw. Currently, no practice recommendations exist to inform best clinical practice for arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Read More

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February 2019

The American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering Program (ASPIRE).

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 11:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

a Human Engineering Research Laboratories , VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, US Department of Veterans Affairs , Pittsburgh , PA , USA.

Background: American Student Placements and Internships in Rehabilitation Engineering is founded on the principal of sparking the interest in a new generation of rehabilitation engineering scientists to transform the lives of older adults and people with disabilities. Each year a minimum of 10 students were enrolled.

Methods: The internship runs for 10 weeks and activities center on developing excitement about technology and engineering and understanding the principles and processes of conducting rehabilitation engineering research. Read More

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February 2019

Paradoxes in rehabilitation.

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Narinder Kapur

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 11:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

a Research Department of Clinical Psychology , University College London , London , UK.

Paradoxical enhancement and paradoxical recovery of function after brain injury harmonize well with the concept of "ultrabilitation" and its focus on novel forms of flourishing in rehabilitation settings. I consider three sets of paradoxes which may impact on brain injury rehabilitation. Firstly, I consider post-traumatic growth after brain injury and its key determinants. Read More

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February 2019

Psychological approaches for the management of persistent postconcussion symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury: a systematic review.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 11:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

e Library, Queensland University of Technology , Brisbane , Australia.

Background: To evaluate the evidence for psychological treatments for persistent postconcussion symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury. There is scant evidence from limited clinical trials to direct the psychological management of persistent symptoms.

Method: Databases were searched for studies that: (1) included adults (≥ aged 16 years) following injury (from any cause); (2) tested interventions for postconcussion symptoms after the acute injury period (e. Read More

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February 2019
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Item reduction of the patient-rated wrist evaluation using decision tree modelling.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 10:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

a Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery , Erasmus MC , Rotterdam , the Netherlands.

Background: The aim of this study is to assess the viability of a decision tree version of an often used questionnaire to measure wrist pain and disability, the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation.

Methods: Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation scores were collected from a cohort of 10394 patients who are part of a routine outcome measurement system. A decision tree version of the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) was created. Read More

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February 2019

Traumatic injury survivors' perceptions of their future: a longitudinal qualitative study.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 10:1-11. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

a School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine , Monash University , Melbourne , Victoria , Australia.

Aim: Persistent disability following traumatic injuries can disrupt future plans and create uncertainty about how to mitigate future impacts. It is unknown how or whether perceptions of the future change in the years after injury. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore trauma survivors' perceptions of their future over time. Read More

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February 2019

How do health and social care professionals in England and Wales assess mental capacity? A literature review.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 10:1-12. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

b School of Health and Related Research , University of Sheffield , Sheffield , UK.

Purpose: To review evidence describing how health and social care professionals in England and Wales assess mental capacity, in order to identify ways to improve practice.

Methods: A systematised literature review was completed. Electronic databases of published medical, health and social care research and gray literature were searched. Read More

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Symptom severity and quality of life in patients with concurrent neck pain and dizziness.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 10:1-4. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

a Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Vestibular Disorders, Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery , Haukeland University Hospital , Bergen , Norway.

Purpose: There is little knowledge on how neck pain impacts dizzy patients, and if different diagnoses of dizziness associate with neck pain. The aim was to examine differences in dizziness severity, quality of life and demographics in dizzy patients with and without neck pain. Additionally, we examined if neck pain was associated with a non-vestibular or vestibular diagnosis. Read More

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February 2019

Fitness coordinators' and fitness instructors' perspectives on implementing a task-oriented community exercise program within a healthcare-recreation partnership for people with balance and mobility limitations: a qualitative study.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 10:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

a Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine , University of Toronto , Toronto , ON , Canada.

Background: Healthcare organizations are partnering with recreation organizations to support the delivery of community-based exercise programs for people with balance and mobility limitations. The value and impact of support strategies provided by healthcare organizations, however, have not been examined.

Objective: Study objectives were to explore fitness coordinators' and fitness instructors' experiences with implementing a task-oriented community-based exercise program for people with balance and mobility limitations within the context of a healthcare-recreation partnership. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1570357DOI Listing
February 2019

"Now I am a techie too" - parental perceptions of using mobile technology for communication by children with complex communication needs in the Global South.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 8:1-12. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

c Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation , Colombo , Sri Lanka.

Purpose: Parental perceptions are key to the uptake of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices for their children with complex communication needs. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of parents in a resource poor Global South country on the use of mobile technology as AAC devices.

Materials And Methods: Sixteen participants (11 female; 5 male) were included in the study. Read More

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February 2019
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Can clinical assessment differentiate partial thickness rotator cuff tears from full thickness rotator cuff tears? A secondary analysis.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 8:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

a Department of Physical Therapy , University of Alberta , Edmonton , Canada.

Purpose: Shoulder pain causes significant disability, with rotator cuff disease as a common diagnosis. Differentially diagnosing partial tears of the rotator cuff tendons is difficult despite use of imaging and clinical examination. Our objective was to determine if a clinical assessment framework could discriminate between patients with partial and full thickness tears. Read More

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February 2019

External relative to internal attentional focus enhances motor performance and learning in visually impaired individuals.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 8:1-10. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

c School of Physical Education , Federal University of Pelotas , Pelotas , RS , Brazil.

Background: Research has demonstrated the advantages of an external relative to internal focus of attention for enhancing motor performance and learning across diverse tasks, contexts and populations. However, research has yet to examine whether this finding holds true for individuals who have a major visual impairment in discrete and locomotion-based continuous motor tasks.

Methods: In experiment 1, twenty-four visually impaired participants were asked to kick a soccer ball with their dominant foot to a target 7 meters away. Read More

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February 2019

Identifying and validating housing adaptation client profiles - a mixed methods study.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 7:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

b Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine , Lund University , Lund , Sweden.

Purpose: An increasing number of people will live with disabilities in their homes and consequently, the need for home-based interventions will increase. Housing adaptations (HAs) are modifications to the physical home environment with the purpose to enhance independence for a heterogeneous group of people. Increasing the knowledge of the characteristics of HA clients by exploring their heterogeneity, could facilitate the planning of interventions and allocation of resources. Read More

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February 2019
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Rehabilitation culture and its impact on technology: unpacking practical conditions for ultrabilitation.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 7:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

a Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit , Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal , Montréal , Canada.

Purpose: It has been proposed that rehabilitation practice expand its aims beyond recovery to "ultrabilitation," but only if certain biological, technological, and psychosocial conditions are met. There is thus an opportunity to connect ultrabilitation, as a concept, to adjacent literature on assistive technology and sociotechnical systems.

Method: We draw on insights from sociology of technology and responsible innovation, as well as concrete examples of neural devices and the culture of rehabilitation practice, to further refine our understanding of the conditions of possibility for ultrabilitation. Read More

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February 2019

Barriers and facilitators to students with physical disabilities' participation in academic laboratory spaces.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 7:1-13. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

a Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology , University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh , PA , USA.

Purpose: To provide empirical evidence on learning barriers and facilitators in instructional science and engineering laboratory settings from a national survey on students with physical disabilities (SwD-P).

Methods: A nationwide self-report survey, the Full Participation Science and Engineering Accessibility (FPSEA), was disseminated online via Qualtrics. Approximately 1200 organizations and universities across the United States were contacted through purposive sampling. Read More

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February 2019
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Application of a wearable switch to perform a mouse left click for a child with mix type of cerebral palsy: a single case study.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 7:1-6. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

a Department of Community Health Science, Graduate School of Health Science , Kobe University , Kobe , Japan.

Purpose: Children with cerebral palsy may face difficulties using handheld pointing devices, due to involuntary muscle movements. This study aimed at describing the idea of the new wearable sensor switch and assessing its feasibility as an access solution in a case of mixed-type cerebral palsy.

Methods: The study participant was a 17-year-old male with mixed-type cerebral palsy characterized by chorea-athetotic movements and bilateral spasticity with gross motor function classification system level V. Read More

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February 2019
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A scoping review of powered wheelchair driving tasks and performance-based outcomes.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 7:1-16. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

b Interdisciplinary Research Center in Rehabilitation (CRIR) , Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital , Montreal , Canada.

Introduction: Wheelchairs and scooters promote participation and have positive effects on quality of life. However, powered wheelchairs (PW) use can be challenging and can pose safety concerns. Adequate PW assessment and training is important. Read More

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February 2019
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Development, reliability, and piloting of a wheelchair caster failure inspection tool (C-FIT).

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 7:1-10. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

a Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences , University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh , PA , USA.

Introduction: Wheelchair casters fail frequently in the field causing multiple user consequences and wheelchair breakdowns. To inform caster design improvement, there exists no validated tools that can collect caster failures. This need motivated the development of a user-reported, caster failure inspection tool (C-FIT). Read More

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February 2019
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The empowering value of introducing CST in vocational rehabilitation.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 7:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

a VID Specialized University, Centre of Diaconia and Professional Practice , Oslo , Norway.

Objectives: The topic of this article is the value of introducing compensatory technology in vocational rehabilitation. The study describes the social work-related effort of introducing compensatory technology to job seekers with cognitive disabilities, focusing on the value of the actual introduction and the value that the participants believe this has for their future mastery of working life.

Methods: The data are taken from a two-year ethnographic fieldwork study at two vocational rehabilitation companies. Read More

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February 2019
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Which impairments, activity limitations and personal factors at hospital discharge predict walking activity across the first 6 months poststroke?

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 6:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

a Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences , University of Queensland , Brisbane , Australia.

Purpose: To determine which impairments, activity limitations and personal factors at hospital discharge poststroke predict volume, frequency, and intensity of walking activity 1, 3, and 6 months later.

Materials And Methods: Prospective longitudinal observational study. Thirty-six people with stroke (71 SD 14 years, 69% male) were recruited at hospital discharge and predictors including fatigue, mood, executive function, walking speed, walking endurance, age, prestroke activity, self-efficacy, and perceived stroke recovery and health were collected. Read More

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February 2019
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Outcome indicators in the transitional care of people with spinal cord injury in China: a Delphi survey based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 6:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

f Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong Engineering Technology Research Center for Rehabilitation and Elderly Care, Guangzhou China.

Objective: To identify the categories of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health most suitable as outcome indicators in the transitional care for people with spinal cord injury in China.

Methods: A three-round Delphi survey was conducted surveying 37 experts selected through purposive sampling. In the first round, each expert was required to suggest the most useful indicators in the transitional care for spinal cord injury patients. Read More

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February 2019
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What does "engagement" mean in early speech pathology intervention? A qualitative systematised review.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 5:1-14. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

a Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences , The University of Queensland , Brisbane , Australia.

Purpose: This review aimed to provide a qualitative description of family engagement (i.e., involvement and investment) in early speech pathology intervention, as represented in existing early speech pathology intervention literature. Read More

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February 2019
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Reliability and validity of the Canadian-French ecological adaptation of the weighted version of the Melbourne low-vision ADL Index.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 3:1-10. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

a Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille du CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre , Longueuil , Canada.

Background: The Mesure de l'impact de la déficience visuelle dans les activités quotidiennes (MIDVAQ) is the Canadian-French adaptation of the Melbourne Low-Vision ADL Index. It measures performance, personal importance and handicap situation in 16 instrumental activities requiring near vision (standardized material, part A) and in 9 self-care and domestic activities (self-report questionnaire, part B). This study aimed at measuring the MIDVAQ reliability and its relationship with measures of visual functions and functional vision. Read More

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February 2019

Participation, supports, and barriers of Korean children and youth with and without disabilities in the school environment.

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Yunwha Jeong

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 3:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

a Department of Occupational Therapy , Jeonju University , Jeonju , South Korea.

Background: This study compared participation patterns of Korean children with and without disabilities at school and examined perceived environmental supports and barriers to their school participation.

Methods: One hundred eighty four parents of Korean children, aged 5 to 13 years, with and without disabilities completed the Korean Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth. The item-level scores of Korean Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth were compared between children with and without disabilities using Analysis of covariance and Pearson chi-square tests. Read More

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February 2019

Workplace accommodations for adults with autism spectrum disorder: a scoping review.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 3:1-16. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

b CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research and School of Rehabilitation Science , McMaster University , Hamilton , Canada.

Purpose: To identify workplace accommodations that can contribute to obtaining or maintaining employment for adults with autism spectrum disorder in the peer- reviewed literature.

Method: A scoping review of peer-reviewed articles published between January 1987 and March 2018 was performed. Three independent reviewers searched seven databases. Read More

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February 2019
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Being the parent of a child with limb difference who has been provided with an artificial limb: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 2:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

a Faculty of Health & Medicine , Lancaster University , Lancaster , United Kingdom.

Purpose: Rehabilitative care for children with limb difference often includes the provision and use of an artificial (or prosthetic) limb. Of key influence in this process is how parents experience and respond to their child's limb difference and prosthesis use. However, research on this is lacking. Read More

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February 2019
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Adding meaning to physical fitness test results in individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 2:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

a Department of General Practice, Intellectual Disability Medicine , University Medical Center Rotterdam, Erasmus MC , Rotterdam , T he Netherlands.

Purpose: Evaluating physical fitness in individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) is challenging, and a multitude of different versions of tests exist. However, psychometric properties of these tests are mostly unknown, and both researchers as clinical practitioners struggle with selecting appropriate tests for individuals with ID. We aim to present a selection of field tests with satisfactory feasibility, reliability, and validity, and of which reference data are available. Read More

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February 2019
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Development of a new index of strength in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 2:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

a Departamento de Fisioterapia , Universidad de Málaga, Clinimetric group FE-14 Biomedican Research Institute of Malaga (BIMIA) , Malaga , Spain.

Background: Given the increase in the prevalence of muscular strength problems in people with intellectual and developmental disability and the potentially serious consequences for their day-to-day life, there is a need for comprehensive evaluations of strength.

Aims: To design a new index of the muscular strength of people with intellectual and developmental disability using principal components analysis.

Methods And Procedures: The sample consisted of 978 individuals with intellectual and developmental disability, 637 men and 341 women, with a mean age of 34. Read More

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February 2019
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"Acquired brain injury and return to work": the feasibility of a training program for insurance physicians.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 2:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

a Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Research Center for Insurance Medicine, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute , Amsterdam UMC , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.

Purpose: To study the feasibility (limited efficacy, acceptability, and implementation) of a training program for insurance physicians.

Methods: Limited efficacy was evaluated over time (T0-T2) by conducting knowledge question tests using realistic case scenarios, analyzed by non-parametric Friedman and Wilcoxon signed-rank tests. Acceptability was evaluated by asking participants to agree or disagree with statements; for example, the knowledge was "relevant," "useful," or "appropriate. Read More

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February 2019

Stroke survivor attitudes toward, and motivations for, considering experimental stem cell treatments.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 1:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

b Stroke Research Programme, School of Medicine , University of Adelaide, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute , Adelaide , South Australia , Australia.

Purpose: Interest in stem cell treatments is increasing among some patient groups, but it is unclear whether this holds true for stroke survivors. This study examined stroke survivor attitudes toward stem cell treatments and identified a number of variables that may increase the likelihood that patients will consider these treatments.

Methods: Adult stroke survivors (N = 183) were recruited (stroke advocacy/support groups, outpatient register) for a cross-sectional study. Read More

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February 2019

Sleep disturbance and recovery during rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 1:1-14. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

a Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit , Homerton University Hospital , London , UK.

Purpose: Sleep disturbance is well recognized following traumatic brain injury, but less is known about the potential effects of this on patients and their recovery. We review the recent literature that investigates the relationship between sleep disturbance in adult patients following a traumatic brain injury and their functioning, disability, and health.

Materials And Methods: The PRISMA statement was used as a guide to report the systematic review. Read More

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February 2019
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The Swedish version of the pelvic girdle questionnaire, cross-cultural adaptation and validation.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 1:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

a Department of Health and Rehabilitation , Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Purpose: The aims of this study were to translate and culturally adapt The Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire to Swedish, and to evaluate the construct and discriminative validity.

Materials And Methods: A translation and cultural adaptation process was performed according to international guidelines. Pilot tests were conducted among 16 women during pregnancy and post-partum. Read More

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February 2019
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Intervention research addressing environmental risk threatening young children with disabilities in developing countries: a systematic review.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 1:1-19. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

a School of Psychology , The University of Adelaide , Adelaide , Australia.

Purpose: Young children living with disabilities in developing countries face a range of environmental risks that may impact upon their development. However, very little research has explored how to provide interventions for, or support to, this group of children and their families. In this systematic review, we examined studies which evaluated interventions aimed at addressing environmental risk factors in developing countries. Read More

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February 2019

"I can do more than I thought I could": exploring the online blogs from the Sailing Sclerosis Oceans of Hope journey.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Feb 1:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

a Faculty of Education , Monash University , Clayton , Australia.

Background: Diagnosis of a chronic, unpredictable, and incurable disease such as multiple sclerosis can have profound effects on emotional wellbeing. The Sailing Sclerosis Foundation provided an opportunity for 94 individuals living with multiple sclerosis from 16 countries to challenge themselves by sailing aboard the Oceans of Hope yacht, as it circumnavigated the globe over a 17-month period in 2014 and 2015. We explored the psychosocial outcomes of this unique journey. Read More

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February 2019

Letter to the editor.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

a University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen , Department of Rehabilitation Medicine , Groningen , the Netherlands.

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February 2019

Cognitive processing following acquired disability for para sport athletes: a serial mediation model.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Jan 31:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

a Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation , The University of Utah , Salt Lake City , UT, USA.

Purpose: To understand the cognitive processing that occurs in relation to a disabling life event among para sport athletes, as well as the role of para sport participation in shaping these cognitions, and subsequent perceptions of posttraumatic growth or distress.

Methods: Participants were 75 para sport athletes with acquired disability. Serial multiple mediation analysis was conducted to identify the various pathways through which posttraumatic growth or distress is experienced. Read More

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January 2019
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CAD/CAE of Jaipur foot for standardized and contemporary manufacturing.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Jan 30:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

d Department of Mechanical Engineering , Colorado State University , Fort Collins , CO , USA.

Objective: Despite immense popularity of Jaipur foot as low cost prosthetic, not much work has been reported on its design for manufacturing standardization. Without manufacturing standardization, it cannot be mass produced using contemporary manufacturing technologies. The objective of this work is to carry out its computer aided design (CAD) followed by computer aided engineering (CAE) based on the material properties obtained from the previous work [ 1 ] of the authors. Read More

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January 2019
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Influence of peer-based rehabilitation interventions for improving mobility and participation among adults with mobility disabilities: a systematic review.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Jan 30:1-12. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

a Département de réadaptation, Faculté de médecine , Université Laval , Québec City , QC , Canada.

Purpose: The prevalence of mobility disability reaches up to 20.5% among older adults. Mobility is a key factor of participation, thus rehabilitation interventions often aim to improve mobility and participation. Read More

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January 2019
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