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Comments on: Dose electromyographic biofeedback improve exercise effects in hemiplegic patients? A pilot randomized controlled trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Neurological Disorders, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, , 133203 Ambala, India.

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Functional effects of botulinum toxin type A in the hip adductors and subsequent stretching in patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Rehabilitation, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Center, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, 6541GX Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2556DOI Listing
April 2019
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Effects of tai chi on physiology, balance and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Sichuan University West China School of Public Health, 610041 Chengdu, China.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2555DOI Listing
April 2019
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Comorbidity has no impact on unplanned discharge or functional gains in persons with dysvascular amputation.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Physical Medicine and Rehabiltation, Medical Center Arlington, , 76015 Arlington, USA.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2554DOI Listing
April 2019
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Comparison of accelerometer-based arm, leg and trunk activity at weekdays and weekends during subacute inpatient rehabilitation after stroke.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

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

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2553DOI Listing
April 2019
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Sexual health policies in stroke rehabilitation: A multi-national study.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Research, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, , 1450 Nesoddtangen, Norway.

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. Read More

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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.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, , Aalborg, Denmark.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2551DOI Listing
April 2019
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Switching from onabotulinumtoxina to abobotulinumtoxina in children with cerebral palsy treated for spasticity: A retrospective safety and efficacy evaluation.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kocaeli University School of Medicine, 41320 Kocaeli, Turkey.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2550DOI Listing
April 2019
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Letter To The Editor Contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation improves wrist dorsiflexion in patients with early-phase stroke: A randomized controlled trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Maharishi Markendeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, , 133207 Ambala, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2549DOI Listing

Developing interventions to address sexuality after stroke: findings from a four-panel modified Delphi study.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Faculty of Health Sciences , The University of Sydney, , 2141 Sydney, Australia.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2548DOI Listing

Robot-assisted locomotor training did not improve walking function in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injured: A randomized clinical trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Health and Care, Arctic University of Norway,, North Norway Rehabilitation Center, University of Tromsø, 9011 Tromsø, Norway.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2547DOI Listing
March 2019
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Role of rehabilitation in chronic stress induced exhaustion disorder: a narrative review.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd Hospital, , 18371 Stockholm, Sweden.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2545DOI Listing

Assessment for incipient hospital-acquired deconditioning in acute hospital settings: A systematic literature review.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences , Flinders University, , 5042 Adelaide, Australia.

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.

Study Selection: Papers reporting psychometric properties of assessment instruments to detect change in body function and structure, relevant to hospital-acquired deconditioning were selected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2546DOI Listing
March 2019
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Development of grip strength during the first year after stroke.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):248-256

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Trondheim University Hospital, Vådanveien 39, NO-7071 Trondheim, Norway.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2530DOI Listing
April 2019
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Return to work after interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation: One- and two-year follow-up based on the Swedish Quality Registry for Pain rehabilitation.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):281-289

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Lund University Hospital, SE-221 85 Lund, Sweden.

Objectives: To investigate: (i) changes in sick-leave benefits from 1 year prior to multimodal rehabilitation to 1 and 2 years after rehabilitation; (ii) sex differences in sick leave; and (iii) the impact of policy changes on sick leave.

Methods: All patients undergoing multimodal rehabilitation registered in a national pain database for 2007-11 (n = 7,297) were linked to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency database. Sick leave was analysed in 3-month periods: T0: 1 year before rehabilitation; T1: before start; T2: 1 year after; and T3: 2 years after rehabilitation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2544DOI Listing
April 2019
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The Functional Independence Measure 18-item version can be reported as a unidimensional interval-scaled metric: Internal construct validity revisited.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):193-200

Rehabilitation Services and Care Unit, Swiss Paraplegic Research, , 6207 Nottwil, Switzerland.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2525DOI Listing

Estimating nutrition intake status of community-dwelling elderly people requiring care in disaster settings: A preliminary cross-sectional survey.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):312-316

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Ichikawa City Rehabilitation Hospital, Ichikawa city, Japan.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2542DOI Listing
April 2019
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Effectiveness of healthcare interventions using objective feedback on physical activity: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):151-159

Rehabilitation Medicine, ErasmusMC, , 3000CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of health-care interventions promoting physical activity, which use objective feedback on physical activity delivered using wearable activity monitors as part of the intervention. Intervention groups are compared with control groups receiving usual care or interventions without objective feedback.

Data Sources: PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE and Cochrane Library were searched to identify randomized controlled trials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2522DOI Listing

Anatomical landmarks for tibial nerve motor branches in the management of spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: an ultrasonographic study.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences,, University of Verona, IT-37134 Verona, Italy.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2543DOI Listing
March 2019
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Effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for reducing oedema: A systematic review.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):237-243

Orthopaedic Research Institute, Bournemouth University, BH8 8EB Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2529DOI Listing
April 2019
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Clinical characteristics and physical functioning in persons hospitalized following the Norwegian terror attacks in July 2011: A follow up study.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):225-233

Department of Research, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, NO-14555 Nesoddtangen, Norway.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2521DOI Listing

Comparing memory group training and computerized cognitive training for improving memory function following stroke: A phase II randomized controlled trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

School of Psychological Sciences, Monash Unviersity, , Clayton, Australia.

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. Read More

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February 2019
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Predictors of chronic pain intensity, spread, and sensitivity in the general population: A two-year follow-up study from the SWEPAIN cohort.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):183-192

Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, and Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, 581 85 Linköping, Sweden.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2519DOI Listing
March 2019
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Factors affecting outcome in participation one year after stroke: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):160-166

Division of Occupational Therapy , Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 14183 HUDDINGE, Sweden.

Objective: To explore the importance of client characteristics (age, sex, stroke severity and participation before stroke), rehabilitation context (in-patient or client's home) and approach (enhanced client-centeredness or not) on participation in every-day life after stroke.

Methods: A secondary analysis of data on 237 participants from a previous randomized controlled trial evaluating an enhanced client-centred intervention after stroke. Plausible associations between client characteristics, context and rehabilitation approach, and a positive outcome regarding participation were explored. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2523DOI Listing
March 2019
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Finger soaking enhances effects of light touch on reducing body sway in children with developmental coordination disorder.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):217-224

Physical Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, , 802 Kaohsiung, Taiwan ROC.

Objectives: To compare sensitivity to light touch in children with developmental coordination disorder and those with typical development. Also, to investigate how changes/increases in sensitivity to light touch influence the effects of light fingertip touch on reducing body sway in both groups, while controlling for the confounding effects of arm configuration.

Methods: Twenty-six children with developmental coordination disorder and 26 typically developing children were enrolled in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2524DOI Listing
March 2019
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Touch on predefined areas on the forearm can be associated with specific fingers: Towards a new principle for sensory feedback in hand prostheses.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):209-216

Department of Translational Medicine, Hand Surgery, Lund University, 20205 Malmö, Sweden.

Objective: Currently available hand prostheses lack sensory feedback. A "phantom hand map", a referred sensation, on the skin of the residual arm is a possible target to provide amputees with non-invasive somatotopically matched sensory feedback. How-ever, not all amputees experience a phantom hand map. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2518DOI Listing
March 2019
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Exploring social participation in young adults with cerebral palsy.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):167-174

Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institute, , 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden.

Objectives: To describe social outcomes for young adults with cerebral palsy, and to explore associations of social outcomes with their classification levels within the Gross Motor Function, Manual Ability and Communication Function Classification Systems, and with the presence of intellectual disability.

Design: A cross-sectional study with a population-based inclusion approach at a neuropaediatric referral centre in Sweden.

Subjects: Sixty-one young adults with cerebral palsy, age 20-22 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2517DOI Listing
March 2019
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Health, functioning and accessibility among spinal cord injury population in Finland: Protocol for the FinSCI study.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):273-280

Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland.

Background And Purpose: The purpose of the Finnish Spinal Cord Injury Study (FinSCI) is to identify factors related to the health and functioning of people with spinal cord injury, their challenges with accessibility, and how such factors are interconnected. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is used as a structured framework in the study.

Design: Protocol of mixed methods study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2539DOI Listing

Concordance between the Awareness Questionnaire and Self-Awareness of Deficits Interview for identifying impaired self-awareness in individuals with traumatic brain injury in the community.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

, School of Psychology, Griffith University, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia.

Objective: To investigate concordance between the Awareness Questionnaire (AQ) and Self-Awareness of Deficits Interview (SADI) for identifying impaired self-awareness in the community after traumatic brain injury.

Design: A retrospective file audit was conducted to retrieve data on the AQ and SADI for participants with traumatic brain injury involved in previous studies on community-based outcomes. Concordance between the AQ and SADI was examined using receiver operating characteristic curves for different scores on each measure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2537DOI Listing
February 2019
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Safety and efficacy of recovery-promoting drugs for motor function after stroke: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, , 4811 Townsville, Australia.

Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of drug interventions to promote motor recovery post-stroke.

Data Sources: CENTRAL, CINAHL, Embase, MEDLINE, SCOPUS and Web of Science.

Study Selection: Published human randomized controlled trials in which the primary intervention was a drug administered to promote motor recovery post-stroke, vs placebo. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2536DOI Listing
February 2019
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Updates and comments on: Influence of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on spasticity, balance, and walking speed in stroke patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):317-318

Laboratory of Neurorehabilitation Technologies, Fondazione Ospedale San Camillo IRCCS, 30126 Venice, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2538DOI Listing

Changes in fear-avoidance beliefs and work participation after occupational rehabilitation for musculoskeletal- and common mental disorders: secondary outcomes of two randomized clinical trials.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):175-182

Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Objectives: To assess: (i) whether changes in the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) were greater for multicomponent inpatient rehabilitation vs outpatient cognitive behavioural therapy, and (ii) whether baseline scores and changes (pre- to post-intervention) in FABQ were associated with future work-participation.

Methods: Individuals sick-listed for 2-12 months were randomized to inpatient multicomponent rehabilitation (3.5 weeks or 4+4 days) or outpatient cognitive behavioural therapy (6 sessions/6 weeks). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2520DOI Listing

Spastic co-contraction, rather that spasticity, is associated with impaired active function in adults with acquired brain injury: A pilot study.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):307-311

ToNIC, Toulouse NeuroImaging Center, Université de Toulouse, Inserm, UPS, France.

Objective: To elucidate the adverse consequences of spasticity and spastic co-contraction of elbow flexors on motor impairment and upper limb functional limitation.

Design: A pilot case-controlled prospective observational study.

Subjects: Ten brain-injured adults, and 10 healthy controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2528DOI Listing
April 2019
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Life after ultrasound: Are we speaking the same (or a new) language in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine?

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):234-235

Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2527DOI Listing

Evaluation of a short assessment for upper extremity activity capacity early after stroke.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):257-263

Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, 41345 Gothenburg, Sweden.

Objective: To explore the concurrent validity, responsiveness, and floor- and ceiling-effects of the 2 items of Action Research Arm Test (ARAT-2) in comparison with the original ARAT and the Fugl-Meyer Assessment for Upper Extremity (FMA-UE) during the first 4 weeks post-stroke.

Design: A prospective longitudinal cohort study.

Subjects: A non-selected cohort of 117 adults with first-ever stroke and impaired upper extremity function. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2534DOI Listing

A European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine Academic Debate: Describing Experienced Health on the Basis of the WHO's Model of Functioning (ICF) or on the Theory of Social Productivity.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):244-247

Department of Development and Regeneration / Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, KU Leuven University of leuven - University Hospitals Leuven, BE-3000 Leuven, Belgium.

The first Academic Debate was held within the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine (EARM) in Budapest in 2016. The question debated was: is it possible to provide a theory neutral framework to describe the lived experience of health or is there an appropriate theory to understand what constitute the most relevant factors in health (and well-being). First the link between the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and rehabilitation as a key health strategy was explained. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2533DOI Listing

Quantifying upper extremity performance with and without assistance of a soft-robotic glove in elderly patients: A kinematic analysis.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):298-306

Roessingh Research and Development, , 7522 AH Enschede, The Netherlands.

Objective: To explore the direct influence of a soft-robotic glove on movement duration and movement execution in elderly people with decreased hand function during a reach-and-grasp task.

Design: Cross-sectional study.

Patients: Eight subjects, aged 55+ years, with decreased hand function. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2535DOI Listing

A protocol for permissive weight-bearing during allied health therapy in surgically treated fractures of the pelvis and lower extremities.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):290-297

Adelante, Centre of Expertise in Rehabilitation and Audiology, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands.

Objective: To optimize rapid clinical recovery and restoration of function and functionality, permissive weight-bearing has been designed as a new aftercare mobilization regimen, within the upper boundary of the therapeutic bandwidth, yet safe enough to avoid overloading. The aim of the present paper is to describe a comprehensive protocol for permissive weight-bearing during allied health therapy and to report on the time to full weight-bearing, as well as the number of complications, in patients with surgically treated fractures of the pelvis and lower extremities undergoing permissive weight-bearing.

Patients And Methods: This study included surgically treated trauma patients with (peri)- or intra-articular fractures of the pelvis and lower extremities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2532DOI Listing

Impact of pituitary dysfunction on cognitive and global outcome after traumatic brain injury and aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):264-272

Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Objective: To explore associations between pituitary dysfunction and clinical outcome at 12 months after traumatic brain injury and aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Methods: Prospective cohort study of 82 patients with traumatic brain injury and 45 with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, included at one neurointensive care unit. Baseline data comprised age, sex, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score, S100B and pupil light reactions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2531DOI Listing
April 2019
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Contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation improves wrist dorsiflexion and upper limb function in patients with early-phase stroke: A randomized controlled trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb;51(2):103-108

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 610041 Chengdu, China.

Objectives: To investigate the effectiveness of contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation (CCFES) on the recovery of active wrist dorsiflexion and upper limb function in patients with early-phase stroke (<15 days post-stroke).

Methods: Patients in the CCFES group were treated with routine rehabilitation combined with CCFES, while those in the conventional neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) group were treated with routine rehabilitation combined with NMES. Time intervals from stroke onset to appearance of wrist dorsiflexion, and from onset of treatment to appearance of wrist dorsiflexion were recorded (in days). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2510DOI Listing
February 2019
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Comparison of short- and mid-term outcomes of Italian- and German-speaking patients after an interdisciplinary pain management programme in Switzerland: A prospective cohort study.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb;51(2):127-135

Rehabilitation clinic "RehaClinic", Bad Zurzach, Switzerland: E-mail:

Objective: To quantify and compare the course of health-related quality of life of immigrant native Italian-speaking and German-speaking patients before and after an interdisciplinary pain programme.

Design: Prospective cohort study with 1-12 month follow-up.

Subjects: Fibromyalgia, generalized widespread pain, and chronic non-specific back pain patients (Italian-speaking n = 96, German-speaking n = 199). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2514DOI Listing
February 2019
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Radial extracorporeal shock wave device appearance does not influence clinical outcomes: A randomized controlled trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Mar;51(3):201-208

Blanquerna School of Health Sciences, Ramon Llull University, 08025 Barcelona, Spain.

Objective: To determine whether the appearance of a radial extracorporeal shock wave device affects clinical outcomes in chronic plantar fasciitis.

Study Design: Randomized controlled parallel assessor-blinded clinical trial.

Material And Methods: A total of 135 patients were assigned to 3 groups: group I, standard radial extracorporeal shock wave device; group II, standard radial extracorporeal shock wave device modified to give a more sophisticated appearance; group III, standard radial extracorporeal shock wave device modified to give a more austere appearance. Read More

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March 2019
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Does electromyographic biofeedback improve exercise effects in hemiplegic patients? A pilot randomized controlled trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb;51(2):109-112

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Uludag University School of Medicine, 16059 Bursa, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this pilot randomized study was to assess the efficacy potential of an electromyo-graphic biofeedback-assisted exercise programme on clinical and functional outcomes of hemiplegic patients in comparison with sham electromyogra-phic biofeedback.

Patients And Methods: Thirty-four patients with hemiplegia were randomized into 2 groups. Both groups participated in an inpatient rehabilitation programme including exercise interventions and ambulation training 5 days a week for 2 weeks. Read More

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February 2019
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Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine now only digital.

Authors:
Henk Stam Borg

J Rehabil Med 2018 Dec;51(1)

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December 2018
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Sex differences in the gait kinematics of patients with Down syndrome: A preliminary report.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb;51(2):144-146

DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy.

Objective: Sex-specific medicine requires understanding of the specific therapeutic needs and patho-physiology of men and women. In these terms, we investigated sex-related differences in the gait kinematics of patients with Down syndrome.

Design: Retrospective observational cohort study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2507DOI Listing
February 2019
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Predictors of dropout in interdisciplinary chronic pain management programmes: A systematic review.

J Rehabil Med 2019 01;51(1):2-10

Research Group Lifestyle and Health, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Objective: Systematic review to identify predictors for dropout during interdisciplinary pain management programmes.

Data Sources: PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, and SPORTDiscus were searched from inception to 22 June 2017.

Study Selection: Screening, data-extraction and quality assessment was carried out independently by 2 researchers. Read More

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January 2019
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Feasibility and effectiveness of repetitive gait training early after stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb;51(2):78-88

Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, University of Antwerp, , 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium.

Background: Pre-clinical evidence suggests a period early after stroke during which the brain is most receptive to rehabilitation, if it is provided as high-dose motor training.

Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of repetitive gait training within the first 3 months post-stroke and the effects on gait-specific outcomes.

Methods: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Rehab Data and PEDro databases were searched systematically. Read More

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February 2019
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Manually assisted body-weight supported locomotor training does not re-establish walking in non-walking subjects with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury: A randomized clinical trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Feb;51(2):113-119

Department of Health and Care, Arctic University of Norway,, North Norway Rehabilitation Center, University of Tromsø, 9011 Tromsø, Norway.

Objective: To assess the effects of manually assisted body-weight supported locomotor training in subjects with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury.

Design: Randomized controlled clinical trial.

Subjects: Twenty subjects with American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grades C or D and > 2 years post-injury. Read More

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February 2019
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Inter- and intra-rater variability of testing velocity when assessing lower limb spasticity.

J Rehabil Med 2019 01;51(1):54-60

Physiotherapy Department, Epworth Healthcare, Australia.

Objective: To establish the variability of fast testing velocity and joint range of motion and position when assessing lower-limb spasticity in individuals following neurological injury.

Design: Observational study of people with lower-limb spasticity.

Subjects: Patients with an upper motor neurone lesion (n = 35) and clinicians experienced in spasticity assessment (n = 34) were included. Read More

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January 2019
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