2,094 results match your criteria International Journal of Rehabilitation Research[Journal]


Backward walking observational training improves gait ability in patients with chronic stroke: randomised controlled pilot study.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School of Gachon University.

Backward walking has a positive effect on gait ability. Action observational training is an effective treatment method for stroke neurological disorders. This randomised comparator-controlled pilot study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of backward walking observational training on the gait ability of chronic stroke patients. Read More

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Home visits by occupational therapists in acute hospital care: a systematic review.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine University Hospital, Mizonokuchi, Japan.

The aim of this review was to determine the utility of home visits by occupational therapists before and after a patient is discharged from an acute care hospital. All relevant published studies were identified by searching the CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence, and WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform databases. Randomized controlled trials were included regardless of sex, age, disease, and duration of acute hospitalization. Read More

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Predictors of functional and motor outcomes following upper limb robot-assisted therapy after stroke.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.

Robot-assisted therapy is an effective treatment for stroke patients and has recently gained popularity. Clinicians and researchers are trying to identify predictors to stratify patients for ensuring better stroke rehabilitation outcomes. However, previous studies have reported controversial results regarding the predictors of upper limb recovery after robot-assisted therapy. Read More

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March 2019
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Associations for tasks requiring single stimulus and working memory with different aspects of gait and posture: an exploratory study.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Physical Therapy.

Evidence suggests that there is a significant relationship between cognition and gait. However, studies have primarily focused on overall cognition when elucidating the relationship with gait. This study aimed to delineate specific aspects of cognition that are related to gait and postural control parameters. Read More

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March 2019
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Three-dimensional path of the body centre of mass during walking in children: an index of neural maturation.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Neurorehabilitation Sciences, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Ospedale San Luca, Milan.

Few studies have investigated the kinematic aspects of the body centre of mass motion, that is, its three-dimensional path during strides and their changes with child development. This study aimed to describe the three-dimensional path of the centre of mass in children while walking in order to disentangle the effect of age from that of absolute forward speed and body size and to define preliminary pediatric normative values. The three-dimensional path of the centre of mass during walking was compared across healthy children 5-6- years (n = 6), 7-8 years (n = 6), 9-10 years (n = 5), and 11-13 years of age (n = 5) and healthy adults (23-48 years, n = 6). Read More

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March 2019
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The effect of low-intensity aerobic training on cognitive functions of severely deconditioned subacute and chronic stroke patients: a randomized, controlled pilot study.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Our objective was to investigate the impact of low-intensity aerobic training on cognitive functions in severely deconditioned subacute and chronic stroke patients. For this purpose, a randomized, controlled pilot study was designed involving subacute and chronic stroke patients. Thirty-seven eligible patients participated in the 4-week-long randomized, controlled pilot study. Read More

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Pharyngeal width and aspiration after stroke.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.

It is important to assess aspiration in stroke patients. The aim of this study was to develop a new additional tool to predict aspiration based on the pharyngeal width at rest in stroke patients with aspiration symptoms. The pharyngeal width was measured at the middle level of the second and third cervical vertebral bodies using a lateral neck roentgenogram in stroke patients and healthy controls. Read More

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March 2019
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Role of motor and cognitive tasks in gait of individuals with mild cognitive impairment.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Department of Physical Therapy.

Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) experience difficulties with memory and task execution. Walking while performing a secondary task could affect gait of individuals with MCI and increase fall risk. The aim of the study was to investigate gait in individuals with MCI performing motor and cognitive secondary tasks. Read More

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February 2019
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Floor and ceiling effects of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 among patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

The aim of this study was to investigate the floor and ceiling effects of 12-item World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS). This was a cross-sectional survey study at a university's physical and rehabilitation medicine outpatient clinic of 1988 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Read More

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February 2019

Cognitive rehabilitation is advantageous in terms of fatigue and independence in pediatric cancer treatment: a randomized-controlled study.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Pediatric Oncology, Faculty of Medicine Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

This study aimed to investigate the effect of task-oriented inpatient cognitive rehabilitation on fatigue perception and independence in daily activities. Forty (22 males, 18 females) children with pediatric cancer were randomized to either study [n=22; 10.81 (1. Read More

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February 2019
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Relation between the amount of daily activity and gait quality in transfemoral amputees.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Institute for Biomechanics.

Gait variability is often associated with reduced coordination and increased instability during walking. Especially for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, variability in gait might be associated with the level of daily activity. Therefore, this study examines kinematic variability during walking and the association with daily activity in patients with transfemoral amputation. Read More

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February 2019
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The effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with traditional dysphagia therapy on poststroke dysphagia: a pilot double-blinded randomized-controlled trial.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation.

Dysphagia following stroke is common and can lead to severe complications such as aspiration pneumonia, but there is inconclusive evidence on how poststroke dysphagia should be treated. This study aimed to investigate the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) combined with the traditional dysphagia therapy on the swallowing function in patients with poststroke dysphagia. In this pilot double-blind randomized clinical trial, 18 patients with poststroke dysphagia were allocated randomly to three groups: (i) traditional dysphagia therapy, (ii) rTMS, and (iii) combined intervention. Read More

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January 2019
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Conclusiveness of Cochrane Reviews in physiotherapy: a systematic search and analytical review.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine.

Numerous Cochrane Reviews (CRs) in the field of physiotherapy have been published, but their conclusiveness has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview and describe the conclusiveness of evidence from CRs regarding physiotherapy. We conducted a systematic search using the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Library from 2008 through 2017 in the field of physiotherapy, the Physical Rehabilitation Evidence Database, and the CRs list on the Cochrane Rehabilitation website. Read More

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January 2019
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Smartphone applications validated for joint angle measurement: a systematic review.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):11-19

Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Pavia.

Mobile health apps are growing constantly in number and popularity. Some mobile apps are used for clinical assessment, and consequently need to be verified and validated appropriately, along with the mobile platform, to ensure their safe and effective operation. We review the current literature on available smartphone goniometric apps validated for joint angle measurement and their main psychometric characteristics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MRR.0000000000000332DOI Listing
March 2019
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Slow versus traditional strength training in obese female participants: preliminary results.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Rehabilitation Unit and Research Lab in Biomechanics and Rehabilitation, S Giuseppe Hospital, Piancavallo.

The aim of this study was to provide comparative data on a slow versus a traditional supervised resistance training in an obese female population. Forty obese female patients admitted to our rehabilitation hospital were assigned randomly to a slow training group (ST group; mean age: 47.44 years, mean BMI: 38. Read More

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December 2018
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Speed and temporal adaptations during nonmotorized treadmill walking in Parkinson disease and nondisabled individuals.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Few studies have explored the potential of gait analysis and training in nonmotorized treadmill (NMT) in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. We investigated (a) the walking strategy adopted by patients with PD on NMT and (b) how balance may influence spatiotemporal gait parameters. We enrolled 12 patients with PD of modified Hoehn and Yahr stage 2-3 and 13 nondisabled individuals as controls. Read More

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December 2018
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The effect of task-oriented electromyography-triggered electrical stimulation of the paretic wrist extensors on upper limb motor function early after stroke: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):74-81

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Health Science, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

The combined effect of task-oriented motor training and electromyography (EMG)-triggered electrical stimulation (ES) has been examined in chronic stroke, but there are no published reports in patients with early stroke. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the short-term and long-term effects of task-oriented EMG-triggered ES on upper limb motor function in acute/subacute stroke. Twenty-seven patients with stroke within the first 3 months after stroke onset were randomly allocated to an experimental group and a control group. Read More

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March 2019
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Development of a simplified Cold Intolerance Symptom Severity questionnaire in patients with peripheral nerve injury.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):63-67

Bioengineering Unit, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, IRCCS, Veruno, Italy.

The aim of this study was to analyse the Cold Intolerance Symptom Severity (CISS) questionnaire in its Italian validated version, using Rasch analysis, to gain insights for a possible refinement of the questionnaire. The CISS was administered to a convenience sample of 96 consecutively recruited outpatients with upper limb peripheral nerve injury. Data were analysed using Rasch analysis. Read More

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March 2019
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Relationship between body image and physical functioning following rehabilitation for lower-limb amputation.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):85-88

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

The aim of the present study was to evaluate change in body image and the association between body image at discharge and mobility 4 months after rehabilitation. A prospective cohort comprising adults older than or equal to 50 years of age undergoing rehabilitation for first major lower-limb amputation at an inpatient prosthetic rehabilitation program were assessed at discharge and 4 months after rehabilitation. Paired t-tests compared total Amputee Body Image Scale (ABIS), gait velocity, and L-test scores between discharge (T1) and 4 months (T2). Read More

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March 2019
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Postural control skills, proprioception, and risk of fall in long-term survivor patients treated with knee rotationplasty.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):68-73

3rd Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Clinic prevalently Oncologic, IRCCS - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy.

Knee A1 rotationplasty is a particular type of limb salvage surgery alternative to hip disarticulation and high transfemoral amputation for skeletally immature children with bone cancers in the distal femur. Notwithstanding optimal functional outcomes, long-term survivor patients often report frequent falls, and a sense of instability during gait, particularly on uneven terrain. This study aimed to assess the postural control, the proprioception, and the risk of fall in these patients, which have not been explored before. Read More

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March 2019
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Joint and soft-tissue injections in rehabilitation inpatients taking direct oral anticoagulants.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Providence Healthcare.

The risk for complications associated with joint and soft-tissue injections in patients taking direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) is not fully understood. In this retrospective evaluation of 445 inpatients in a rehabilitation hospital who received corticosteroid injections, complications were compared in patients on DOACs with those who were not. After a review of all injections, no adverse events of significant bleeding (intra-articular or extra-articular) were observed. Read More

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November 2018
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Cost-effectiveness of a high-intensity rapid access outpatient stroke rehabilitation program.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):56-62

Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

A common strategy to improve cost-effectiveness in healthcare is to offer outpatient care instead of in-hospital care. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute developed an outpatient high-intensity fast-track (FT) stroke rehabilitation program aimed at discharging inpatient stroke rehabilitation patients earlier or bypassing inpatient rehabilitation altogether. This cost-effectiveness analysis compares FT rehabilitation within 1 week of discharge with no FT in a single healthcare payer system. Read More

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March 2019
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Stroke survivor activity during subacute inpatient rehabilitation: how active are patients?

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):82-84

Department of Physiotherapy, Barwon Health, Victoria.

Being active following stroke is recommended, but inactivity is common. The current study aimed to observe stroke survivors physical, social and cognitive activities in a large regional inpatient rehabilitation centre. Patients were observed over 8 separate days at 10-min intervals between 8 a. Read More

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March 2019
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Rhythmic robotic training enhances motor skills of both rhythmic and discrete upper-limb movements after stroke: a longitudinal pilot study.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):46-55

Institute of Mechanics, Materials, and Civil Engineering, and Louvain Bionics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve.

Discrete and rhythmic movements are two fundamental motor primitives being, at least partially, controlled by separate neural circuitries. After a stroke, both primitives may be impaired in the upper limb. Currently, intensive functional movement therapy is recommended after stroke, but it is mainly composed of discrete movements. Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of capacitive and resistive electric transfer therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

UOC di Riabilitazione e Medicina Fisica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli.

Capacitive and resistive electric transfer (CRET), an endogenous diathermy treatment, has been demonstrated to reduce pain and improve quality of life in numerous orthopedic degenerative and inflammatory problems but not in knee osteoarthritis (KOA). The aim of this prospective randomized controlled trial was to evaluate whether a 2-week program of CRET can reduce pain, stiffness and functional limitations in KOA compared with a sham treatment. Patients with KOA were randomly assigned to a study group (n=31) or a control one (n=22). Read More

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October 2018
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Combining Russian stimulation with isometric exercise improves strength, balance, and mobility in older people with falls syndrome.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):41-45

Rehabilitation Department.

One of the main causes of falls in older people is muscle strength loss associated with aging. Russian stimulation can improve muscle strength in healthy individuals, but the effect has never been tested in older individuals with falls syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of Russian stimulation plus isometric exercise to improve muscular strength, balance, and mobility in older people with falls syndrome. Read More

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March 2019
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Limping on split-belt treadmills implies opposite kinematic and dynamic lower limb asymmetries.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):304-315

Department of Neurorehabilitation Sciences, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Ospedale San Luca, Milano, Italy.

Walking on a split-belt treadmill (each of the two belts running at a different speed) has been proposed as an experimental paradigm to investigate the flexibility of the neural control of gait and as a form of therapeutic exercise. However, the scarcity of dynamic investigations challenges the validity of the available findings. The aim of the present study was to investigate the dynamic asymmetries of lower limbs of healthy adults during adaptation to gait on a split-belt treadmill. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6250259PMC
December 2018
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Phonemic fluency improved after inhibitory transcranial magnetic stimulation in a case of chronic aphasia.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):92-95

Laboratory of Research of Neuromotor Rehabilitation.

Twenty-six months after a left hemispheric ischemic stroke an aphasic patient showed a significant improvement in verbal fluency following ten daily sessions of inhibitory 1 Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the right cortex homologous to the Broca's area.No improvement was observed for other linguistic functions or for executive ones. Results confirm the segregation of neural circuitries subtending phonemic and semantic fluency and suggest a selective usefulness of the repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6382039PMC
March 2019
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Manual function of the unaffected upper extremity can affect functional outcome after stroke.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):26-30

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea.

Traditionally, motor deficits of ipsilesional side, generally considered as the unaffected side, have been investigated less and the influence of the impairment is unknown. To evaluate the association between the manual function test (MFT) of nonparetic limb and poststroke functional outcome. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 71 hemiplegic patients with stroke. Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of functional electrical stimulation-cycling on shoulder pain and subluxation in patients with acute-subacute stroke: a pilot study.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):36-40

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dişkapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital.

Functional electrical stimulation (FES)-cycling is a technique used to provide voluntary muscle contraction during a functional task. The aims were primarily to determine the effects of FES-cycling on shoulder pain and subluxation, and secondarily to evaluate the improvement of upper extremity motor function in patients with acute-subacute stroke patient. In this prospective trial, 21 patients with acute-subacute stroke, randomly assigned into the FES-cycling group or the standard rehabilitation program (control group). Read More

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March 2019
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Reliability and validity of the shortened Singapore versions of the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):297-303

School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Upper limb deficits are common sequelae after a stroke and negatively affect daily living and quality of life. The use of outcome measures to evaluate upper limb function is essential to assess sensorimotor recovery and to determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to estimate the construct validity and inter-rater reliability of three shortened versions of the Singapore version of the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI-SG) comprising seven, eight, and nine test items. Read More

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December 2018
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Noninvasive neuromodulation techniques for the management of phantom limb pain: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):1-10

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Neuromodulation techniques work by modulating pain perception by inducing changes in polarity of the neuronal membrane and thereby cortical excitability. The aim of this review is to evaluate the efficiency and safety of noninvasive neuromodulation techniques for phantom limb pain (PLP). A systematic literature search in the PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases was performed to identify studies investigating the effects of noninvasive neuromodulation for PLP. Read More

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March 2019
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Turkish adaptation of Parkinson fatigue scale and investigating its psychometric properties.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):20-25

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common chronic degenerative diseases of the nervous system. In PD, nonmotor symptoms are seen as frequently as motor symptoms. Fatigue can occur in all stages of PD and leads to significant disabilities. Read More

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March 2019
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Clinical study of combined mirror and extracorporeal shock wave therapy on upper limb spasticity in poststroke patients.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):31-35

Department of Rehabilitation, the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Mirror therapy is a simple, inexpensive, and patient-oriented method that has been shown to reduce phantom sensations and pain caused by amputation and improve range of motion, speed, and accuracy of arm movement and function. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a new, reversible, and noninvasive method for the treatment of spasticity after stroke. To investigate the therapeutic effect of the combination of mirror and extracorporeal shock wave therapy on upper limb spasticity in poststroke patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6382037PMC
March 2019
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Multistage neurorehabilitation of an adolescent with severe anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: a case report.

Int J Rehabil Res 2019 Mar;42(1):89-91

Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children's Medical Institute.

We report on a 15-year-old girl with severe anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis who had initial poor prognostic factors. We delineate the unique challenges faced in the rehabilitation of our patient including sleep disruption and food aversion. After 20 months of hospitalization and intensive rehabilitation, there was a significant improvement in functional abilities and self-care skills. Read More

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March 2019
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Effectiveness of robot-assisted gait training on motor impairments in people with Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):287-296

Department of Systems Medicine.

The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) on motor impairments in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). A computer-based systematic literature search was performed in six databases according to PRISMA guidelines. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed the effects of RAGT on motor impairments in people with PD were included. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison between self-reported and observed locomotion ability scores in patients with stroke: a cross-sectional study.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):358-363

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Laval University.

This study aimed to investigate (i) the validity of self-reported scores of locomotion ability in stroke survivors using the ABILOCO-Benin questionnaire, and (ii) the congruence between online Rasch analysis of the ABILOCO-Benin raw scores and a conversion table set along with the questionnaire development. Thirty-five adult poststroke patients [mean age: 52 (SD: 10) years, 60% men] recruited from the rehabilitation department of National University Hospital of Cotonou (Benin), self-reported their locomotion ability, filling out the ABILOCO-Benin questionnaire [self-reported scores (SRS)]. Afterwards, a physical therapist observed and rated the patients' locomotion ability, while they performed each of the 15 items of the questionnaire [performance-based scores (PBS)]. Read More

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December 2018
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Disability in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis compared with traumatic brain injury using the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 and the International Classification of Functioning minimal generic set.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Sep;41(3):224-229

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku.

We compared the functioning of two neurological patient groups, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), using brief and validated International Classification of Functioning (ICF)-based tools. A 12-item World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) questionnaire was mailed to ALS and TBI patients and their significant others 2 weeks before their appointment at an outpatient clinic of a university hospital. Read More

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September 2018
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A comparison of the usability of a standard and an age-friendly smartphone launcher: experimental evidence from usability testing with older adults.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):337-342

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Age-friendly smartphone launchers are tools designed to enhance smartphone handling among older adults with cognitive and functional limitations. Although evidence exists about the positive effects of age-friendly smartphone launchers on older adults' usability performance in general, little is known about how the design and interface complexity of these launchers affect their interface usability effectiveness and efficiency compared with standard Android smartphone interfaces. Thus, in this study, a randomized crossover experiment involving 50 older smartphone users, aged 60 years and above, was guided by the principles of summative usability testing to assess whether an age-friendly launcher performs better than a standard Android launcher performs and to investigate the relationship between the user interface complexity and usability performance of launchers. Read More

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December 2018
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The baseline speed of 10-m gait predicts ambulatory discharge for hospitalized frail elderly after DOPPO rehabilitation.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):331-336

Divisions of Rehabilitation.

The discharge of elderly patients from hospital on the basis of their independent gait program (DOPPO) is a new rehabilitation strategy for physically frail hospitalized elderly that aims to recover independent gait and to achieve ambulatory discharge. We retrospectively investigated baseline determinants of physical measures associated closely with the 6-min walking distance (6MWD) after DOPPO. Participants were 137 consecutive elderly inpatients, irrespective of the causative disease (mean age: 82±7 years; 76 women), who had a Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) score of less than 12 and low independent walking capacity. Read More

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December 2018
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Therapeutic electrical stimulation and immune status in healthy men.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):349-357

University Rehabilitation Institute.

In physical and rehabilitation medicine, there are few reports on the effects of therapeutic low-frequency electrical stimulation on the immune response of the organism, even though electrical stimulation is used widely in clinical practice and sports medicine. The aim of our study was to examine the possible immunological consequences of moderate transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for quadriceps muscle strengthening in healthy individuals. The study included twelve healthy male adult volunteers (mean age 42 years) without contraindications for electrical stimulation. Read More

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December 2018
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The effects of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation lower-leg taping and treadmill training on mobility in patients with stroke.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):343-348

Applied Kinesiology and Ergonomic Technology Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy, The Graduate School, Yonsei University, Wonju, Republic of Korea.

The elastic-taping method of the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) concept is nonexistent. Therefore, our study aimed to investigate the effect of treadmill training (TT) using PNF lower-leg taping (PNFLT) on walking and balance ability in patients with stroke. There were a total of 27 patients: a stroke allocated control group (n=13) and an experimental group (n=14). Read More

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December 2018
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Longitudinal gait assessment in a stiff person syndrome.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):377-379

Department of Neurosciences, IRCCS Bambino Gesù Children Hospital.

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is an autoimmune disorder with multiple clinical presentations, all characterized by generalized or focal muscular stiffness leading to abnormal postures and movements. To date, no standardized treatments are available; also, the outcome measures are mainly clinical based and unstandardized, limiting the reliability of clinical trials. In this case study, we used the eight-camera motion capture system for gait analysis (GA) to outline the gait features and track the clinical evolution of a young patient with SPS receiving a personalized multimodal therapy. Read More

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December 2018
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Feasibility of a targeted strengthening program to improve gait in people with multiple sclerosis: a brief report.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):364-367

Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine.

This study aims to determine feasibility of strengthening muscles that are important contributors to gait for people with multiple sclerosis, yet are not routinely targeted in the literature. An 8-week strengthening intervention targeted ankle plantarflexion, hip abduction, and trunk muscles using a repeated-measures design. Outcomes included satisfaction, adherence, muscle strength, gait speed (timed 25-foot walk), gait endurance (6-min walk test), and self-reported gait-related participation (Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12). Read More

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December 2018
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Walking endurance and perceived symptom severity after a single maximal exercise test in persons with mild disability because of multiple sclerosis.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):316-322

Fit Up Physiotherapy Centre Kontich, Kontich, Belgium.

People with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) are less physically active compared with the general population. This might also be because of the perception of temporary worsening of symptoms during physical activity. Forty-two PwMS with a mild level of disability underwent a maximal exercise test on a bicycle ergometer. Read More

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December 2018
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Is physical rehabilitation effective for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome? A case report.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):373-376

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a type of brain disorder caused by the lack of thiamine, most commonly because of chronic alcohol misuse. It consists of two separate conditions including Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff syndrome. Various levels of cognitive impairments are associated with the severity of the syndrome. Read More

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December 2018
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Game analysis and clinical use of the Xbox-Kinect for stroke rehabilitation.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):323-330

Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

Whole-body movement is required to interact (play) with Microsoft Xbox with the 3D Kinect sensor (Xbox-Kinect) and, therefore, may be suitable for encouraging and practicing movements as part of stroke rehabilitation. We aimed to describe (i) game analysis, (ii) clinical use, and (iii) to characterize the Xbox-Kinect game experience with individuals with chronic stroke. Four therapists played the Xbox-Kinect games and then carried out a games analysis on the basis of the categories suggested by Deutsch. Read More

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December 2018
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The regularity of orthosis use and the reasons for disuse in stroke patients.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Sep;41(3):270-275

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

This is a Retrospective descriptive study. Orthoses and walking aids are used frequently in stroke rehabilitation to facilitate ambulation. The aim was to describe the regularity of orthosis use and the reasons for disuse in stroke after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. Read More

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September 2018
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Mental health assessment in rehabilitation: a descriptive study through an international internet survey.

Int J Rehabil Res 2018 Dec;41(4):368-372

The Social Insurance Institution Kela, Helsinki, Finland.

This cross-sectional study assessed international rehabilitation practitioners' views of mental health assessment (MHA), related specifically to assessment tools and needs in the field. We delivered an anonymous web-based survey capturing rehabilitation practioners' perspectives on MHA practices, assessment tools, and needs through the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in the USA and through national rehabilitation networks in Finland and Norway. Altogether, 355 rehabilitation professionals answered the survey. Read More

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December 2018
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