2,173 results match your criteria Seating Evaluation and Wheelchair Prescription
J Biomech 2018 Nov 4. Epub 2018 Nov 4.
Syracuse University, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, Syracuse, NY, United States; Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University, Charleston, SC, United States. Electronic address:
Background: Mechanically-assisted crevice corrosion of modular tapers continues to be a concern in total joint replacements. Surgical factors that may affect taper seating mechanics include seating load magnitude and load orientation. Seating mechanics is defined as the seating load versus displacement behavior. Read More
Gerontol Geriatr Med 2018 Jan-Dec;4:2333721418812624. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.
Older adults are underrepresented in research, and a potential barrier to their participation may be the increasing prevalence of vision loss and lack of accommodation for this challenge. Although vision loss may initially pose a challenge to research participation, its effects can be mitigated with early, in-depth planning. For example, recruitment is more inclusive when best practices identified in the literature are used in the preparation of written materials to reduce glare and improve readability and legibility. Read More
Appl Ergon 2019 Feb 21;75:283-287. Epub 2018 Nov 21.
Department of Intermedia Art and Science, School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 169-8555, Japan.
This study aimed to extract information from body pressure distribution, including comfort, participant body size, and seat characteristics by using supervised deep learning, and body pressure characteristics corresponding to sensory evaluation by using unsupervised deep learning. Body pressure data of 18 participants and 19 kinds of car seats were used for the analysis. Sensory evaluation of 9 items concerning cushion characteristics and seat comfort was conducted. Read More
Appl Ergon 2019 Feb 17;75:257-262. Epub 2018 Nov 17.
Ford Motor Company Product Development Center, 20901 Oakwood, Dearborn, MI, 48124, United States. Electronic address:
This study demonstrates how big data analytics can improve automotive seat design practices pertaining to thigh support and cushion length, a consistent customer complaint across the automotive seating industry. The method featured an analysis of survey feedback (complaint and self-reported anthropometry) obtained from 92,258 buyers of new vehicles in the North American market. Driver seat three dimensional scans from 139 vehicles (representing 12 manufacturers) provided metrics related to cushion length allowing for determination of the percentage of an average occupant's thigh supported by an automotive seat cushion in relation to customer complaints. Read More
Assist Technol 2018 Nov 30:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
c Deptartment of Physical Therapy, Sapporo , Hokkaido University of Science , Sapporo , Japan.
The shearing force acting upon the contacting surface of the buttocks while seated in a wheelchair has been linked to the development of pressure ulcers. However, the actual causative factors have not been examined in detail. In an attempt to clarify the nature of this problem, we developed a specific measurement system. Read More
Appl Ergon 2019 Jan 11;74:214-220. Epub 2018 Sep 11.
Nissan Motor Company Limited, Japan.
The concept of introducing movement in automotive seating was investigated. Three seat conditions, a control (no movement) and two movement conditions (fore-aft and cushion-backrest) were compared. Movement was introduced at a fixed speed, slow, smooth and within a small range. Read More
Appl Ergon 2019 Jan 27;74:134-144. Epub 2018 Aug 27.
Human Factors Research Unit, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, England, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
Seat effective amplitude transmissibilities (SEAT values) quantify the influence of seats on discomfort caused by vibration. This study investigated SEAT values with vertical mechanical shocks at low, medium, and high magnitudes (0.5, 1. Read More
Handb Clin Neurol 2018 ;159:261-281
Department of Rehabilitation, School of Health Professions, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
The cerebellum plays an integral role in the control of limb and ocular movements, balance, and walking. Cerebellar disorders may be classified as sporadic or hereditary with clinical presentation varying with the extent and site of cerebellar damage and extracerebellar signs. Deficits in balance and walking reflect the cerebellum's proposed role in coordination, sensory integration, coordinate transformation, motor learning, and adaptation. Read More
Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
We present a simpler and faster way of implanting the Edwards Intuity Elite rapid deployment valve system. Annular sizing and guiding suture placement are performed in the usual manner. After the valve is parachuted down to the annulus, the balloon catheter is detached and a vent catheter is placed through the center hole to maximize exposure of the valve. Read More
J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 2018 Nov 12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.
Department of Applied Psychology: Health, Development, Enhancement and Intervention, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Liebiggasse 5, 1010, Wien, Austria; Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090, Wien, Austria. Electronic address:
Background And Objectives: Face-to-face and text-based social support have been shown to attenuate stress responses in past studies. Yet as social interactions increasingly take place online by means of virtual humans, our objective was to examine whether different forms of social support (virtual vs. real) prior to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) would also decrease stress. Read More
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2018 Nov 19:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 19.
a Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology , University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh , PA , USA.
Background: The smartphone app "My Wheelchair Guide" is designed to provide essential information about wheelchair use and service delivery for new wheelchair users. It aims to empower wheelchair users in taking ownership in acquiring appropriate wheelchairs, and guiding them to use their wheelchairs in a safe and effective manner.
Objective: This paper describes the development of the "My Wheelchair Guide" app and the usability evaluation of one of the app sections "Use a Wheelchair". Read More
J Occup Med Toxicol 2018 6;13:34. Epub 2018 Nov 6.
1Institute of Occupational Medicine, Social Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, Building 9A, 60590 Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Background: Effects of playing high stringed bow instruments on the upper body posture have not been analysed so far. The instrument-specific seating position when playing in an orchestra is compared to the habitual seating position.
Methods: Three dimensional back scans were performed in 13 professional violinists and viola players of a radio orchestra (8 f / 5 m). Read More
Perspect Public Health 2018 Nov;138(6):325-328
Public Health England, Leeds, UK.
Objective:: As a local authority we wanted to practically determine the perception of the public to smokefree zones in shopping high streets and other local outdoor public places.
Methods:: A survey was carried out by students on a convenience sample of shoppers on a single busy market day in Barnsley.
Results:: In all, 142 responses were collected; 28% were smokers and 15% e-cigarette users. Read More
J Neuroeng Rehabil 2018 Nov 6;15(1):95. Epub 2018 Nov 6.
School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University, SFU Surrey Campus, 250-13450 102 Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada.
Background: For people who use manual wheelchairs, tips and falls can result in serious injuries including bone fractures, concussions, and traumatic brain injury. We aimed to characterize how wheelchair configuration changes (including on-the-fly adjustments), user variables, and usage conditions affected dynamic tip probability while rolling down a slope and contacting a small block.
Methods: Rigid body dynamic models of a manual wheelchair and test dummy were created using multi-body software (Madymo, TASS International, Livonia, MI), and validated with 189 experiments. Read More
J Prosthet Dent 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.
Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Many implant overdenture attachments accommodate divergent abutments. However, there can be instances where the denture base resin surrounding the abutment may impede seating by binding on the axial surface(s) of the abutment. This article describes the use of a dental surveyor to aid clinicians in determining where the resin denture base might be preventing the seating of overdenture attachments. Read More
Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2018 Sep;49(5):754-758
Department of Health and Social Behavior Science, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.
Objective: To determine the transmission characteristics of infections from a social network perspective in Tibetan school children in Sichuan.
Methods: A cluster sampling strategy was adopted to select two primary schools with high level of infections in the Tibetan agriculture areas of Liangshan prefecture, Sichuan province. All of the students from the selected schools were enrolled in the study. Read More
BMC Public Health 2018 Oct 29;18(1):1208. Epub 2018 Oct 29.
School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, Sydney, NSW, 2751, Australia.
Background: Work-related musculoskeletal problems impact everyday function, working ability, and quality of life. Unaddressed musculoskeletal problems can lead to major injury and loss of function, contributing to participation restrictions, economic loss and the increasing burden of disease worldwide. Medical science laboratory technicians are not immune with reported work-related musculoskeletal problems between 40 and 80%. Read More
J Adv Prosthodont 2018 Oct 22;10(5):340-346. Epub 2018 Oct 22.
School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Purpose: In this study, the shear bond strengths (SBS) of luting cements to fixed superstructure metal surfaces under various seating forces were investigated.
Materials And Methods: Seven different cements [Polycarboxylate (PCC), Glass-Ionomer (GIC), Zinc phospahate (ZPC), Self-adhesive resin (RXU), Resin (C&B), and Temporary cements ((RXT) and (TCS))] were bonded to a total number of 224 square blocks (5×5×3 mm) made of one pure metal [Titanium (CP Ti) and two metal alloys [Gold-Platinum (Au-Pt) and Cobalt-Chrome (Co-Cr)] under 10 N and 50 N seating forces. SBS values were determined and data were analyzed with 3-way ANOVA. Read More
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 2018 Aug;31(7):704-717
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin, Ireland.
Purpose: Assessing performance and quality in healthcare organisations is moving from focussing solely on clinical care measurement to considering the patient experience as critical. Much patient experience research is quantitative and survey based. The purpose of this paper is to report a qualitative study gathering in-depth data in an emergency department (ED). Read More
Microvasc Res 2019 Jan 12;121:71-81. Epub 2018 Oct 12.
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Department of Radiation Physics, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
Objectives: Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) has seen limited use in the study of perfusion dynamics such as vasomotion. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a prolonged seated position on perfusion dynamics in the nail bed using LSCI.
Methods: Perfusion was recorded in digits II to IV bilaterally for 20 min during two separate sessions in ten healthy volunteers. Read More
Asian J Neurosurg 2018 Jul-Sep;13(3):817-821
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA), a fetal carotid-basilar anastomosis, is the most common embryological vascular remnant persisting into adult age. However, reported cases associated with cerebral aneurysms are rare. A 33-year-old female presented with an extremely rare PPTA-basilar artery (PPTA-BA) aneurysm manifesting as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Read More
Occup Ther Health Care 2018 Sep 28:1-2. Epub 2018 Sep 28.
a School of Health Sciences, Stockton University.
Proc Inst Mech Eng H 2018 Sep;232(9):862-870
1 Stryker Orthopaedics, Mahwah, NJ, USA.
Assembly of a femoral head onto the stem remains non-standardized. The literature shows altering mechanical conditions during seating affects taper strength and lower assembly load may increase fretting corrosion during cyclic tests. This suggests overall performance may be affected by head assembly method. Read More
JBJS Essent Surg Tech 2017 Sep 27;7(3):e28. Epub 2017 Sep 27.
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Introduction: Three-dimensional (3D) templating of the glenoid in anatomic shoulder arthroplasty allows for more accurate planning and more optimal positioning of the glenoid component than 2-dimensional computed tomography (2D CT) scans through an improved understanding of both the pathologic and the premorbid glenoid joint line, version, and inclination in reference to an idealized calculated glenoid position.
Indications & Contraindications:
Step 1 Obtain A Ct Scan With 3d Reconstruction And Define Glenoid Version And Inclination: Obtain a CT scan of the entire scapula and proximal part of the humerus with slices of ≤1 mm and a 3D reconstruction with subtraction of the humeral head, and identify the scapular and glenoid planes to define the pathologic version and inclination, which can be done in any commercially available software program while following these basic principles (Video 1).
Step 2 Define Premorbid Glenoid Morphology: Carefully evaluate for the presence of the native glenoid, noting its version and inclination, and be careful to distinguish the true native glenoid from osteophytes (Video 2). Read More
FEBS Open Bio 2018 Sep 21;8(9):1368-1378. Epub 2018 Aug 21.
Department of Biosciences and Chemistry Sheffield Hallam University UK.
Understanding how students interact and learn within the lecture theatre environment is central to successful learning outcomes. Previous studies into the use of the lecture theatre teaching space have found that students sit in specific locations due to a range of factors; these include being noticed, addressing anxiety or an ability to focus. This study further explores the personal and social factors at play within students' lecture theatre seating choice and the resulting effects on attainment. Read More
Hong Kong J Occup Ther 2018 Jun 21;31(1):14-21. Epub 2018 Mar 21.
Shinshu University, Japan.
Objective: Home safety assessment and intervention is a key component in the management of fall risk in elderly people. However, a standardised assessment for home safety has not yet been established in Japan. We developed a Japanese version of the Westmead Home Safety Assessment by partially modifying the original version according to house structures and lifestyles in Japan and examined its inter-rater reliability and content validity. Read More
Acta Neurochir Suppl 2018;129:25-31
Department of Neurosurgery, San Salvatore City Hospital, L'Aquila, Italy.
Giant intracranial aneurysms (GIAs) and very large intracranial aneurysms (VLAs) have a poor natural history because of a high incidence of bleeding and strokes. These lesions always represent a great challenge for neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists because of some peculiar intrinsic features such as size, angioarchitecture, wide neck, mass effect, intraluminal thrombosis, atherosclerotic changes, involvement of branches and perforators, and a frequent need to perform revascularization procedures. The results of a cumulative surgical series of 75 VLAs and GIAs are reported. Read More
Knee 2018 Dec 24;25(6):1231-1237. Epub 2018 Aug 24.
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Background: Cementless fixation is an alternative to cemented unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR), with several advantages over cementation. This study reports the ten-year survival and seven-year clinical outcome of cementless Oxford unicompartmental knee replacement (OUKR).
Methods: This prospective study describes the clinical outcome and survival of the first 1000 consecutive cementless medial OUKRs implanted at two centres for recommended indications. Read More
CBE Life Sci Educ 2018 Sep;17(3):es10
Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC 20002.
Scientists are shaped by their unique life experiences and bring these perspectives to their research. Diversity in life and cultural experiences among scientists, therefore, broadens research directions and, ultimately, scientific discoveries. Deaf individuals, for example, have successfully contributed their unique perspectives to scientific inquiry. Read More
Occup Environ Med 2018 Oct 20;75(10):689-695. Epub 2018 Aug 20.
College of Medicine, Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Objective: Office environments have been causally linked to workplace-related illnesses and stress, yet little is known about how office workstation type is linked to objective metrics of physical activity and stress. We aimed to explore these associations among office workers in US federal office buildings.
Methods: We conducted a wearable, sensor-based, observational study of 231 workers in four office buildings. Read More
Environ Int 2018 Nov 10;120:262-278. Epub 2018 Aug 10.
Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
Air pollution exposure to in-pram babies poses a serious threat to their early childhood development, necessitating a need for effective mitigation measures. We reviewed the scientific and grey literature on in-pram babies and their personal exposure to traffic generated air pollutants such as particulate matter ≤10 μm (PM), ≤2.5 μm (PM), ≤0. Read More
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2018 Aug 10. Epub 2018 Aug 10.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Electronic address:
Objective: To evaluate whether medial knee support (MKS) in seating systems aggravates hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy (CP).
Design: Retrospective chart review.
Setting: Rehabilitation department of tertiary university hospital. Read More
Appl Ergon 2018 Nov 7;73:7-12. Epub 2018 Jun 7.
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Landbergstraat 15, 2628 CE Delft, The Netherlands.
Sitting still for extended periods of time can lead to physical discomfort and even serious health risks. Due to safety regulations, reducing passenger' sitting time in aircrafts is not feasible. This paper presents the results of a laboratory study, in where an interactive airplane seat was compared with a current economy class seat. Read More
J Am Geriatr Soc 2018 Sep 10;66(9):1752-1759. Epub 2018 Aug 10.
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of wheelchair assessment and configuration on pressure injury incidence, mobility, and functioning in a wheelchair.
Design: Randomized controlled trial with participants individually randomized into intervention and control groups.
Setting: Nursing home. Read More
Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Aug;53(8):524-528
Center of Digital Dentistry, Faculty of Prosthodontics, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & National Engineering Laboratory for Digital and Material Technology of Stomatology & Research Center of Engineering and Technology for Digital Dentistry of Ministry of Health & Beijing Key Laboratory of Digital Stomatology, Beijing 100081, China.
To analyze the quantitative relationship between the number of layers of laser pulses and the amount of step in ultra-short pulse laser cutting of cortical bone, optimize the robots vertical single stepping parameters, and to explore the feasibility of automatic preparation of dental implant cavity using robot controlling ultra-short pulse laser, in order to lay the foundation for automated dental implant surgery. Eight pig ribs were segmented into to make 16 specimens. Using the robotic surgical system and path planning software independently developed by our group, circular holes with a diameter of 4 mm were cut two-dimensionally in the rib segments to obtain the quantification relationship of the number of laser pulse layers (n) and the depth of two-dimensional (2D) cutting (d). Read More
Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):245-250
Dr. Khawaja Bilal Waheed, Department of Radiology,, King Fahad Military Medical Complex,, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, T: +966138440000 ext: 3222, F:+96613844000-3207, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6340-3139.
Background: Pan-scan (whole-body) computed tomography (CT) has a paramount role in the diagnosis of injuries in road traffic accidents (RTA).
Objective: Identify patterns of injuries on pan-CT scans.
Design: Retrospective medical record review. Read More
Int J Esthet Dent 2018;13(3):318-332
Purpose: To evaluate in vitro the vertical seating of computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) composite resin inlays, onlays, and overlays luted with two different composite resins.
Materials And Methods: Sixty plastic typodont molars were prepared for medium-sized MOD inlays, anatomic onlays, and flat overlays (n = 20); 3-mm thick at the central groove with similar morphology (Cerec biogeneric copy). Restorations were milled using Lava Ultimate blocks, and included standardized hemispherical occlusal concavity for seating measurements with an electromechanic system (force = 30 N). Read More
J Sports Sci 2018 Aug 1:1-10. Epub 2018 Aug 1.
a Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine , Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IdiPaz, CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP) , Madrid , Spain.
Objective: To identify major patterns of physical activity (PA), sedentary behavior (SB) and sleeping (all self-reported), and their association with long-term mortality.
Methods: Cohort of 2,851 individuals aged ≥ 60 from Spain. Mortality was ascertain from 2003 up to July 2013. Read More
Proc Inst Mech Eng H 2018 Sep 1;232(9):843-849. Epub 2018 Aug 1.
1 Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Modular uncemented acetabular components are in common use. Fixation is dependent upon press-fit but the forces necessary to achieve initial stability of the construct at implantation may deform the shell and prevent optimal seating of the polyethylene liner insert. Previous work using single-time point measurements in uncontrolled ambient temperature poorly replicates the native state. Read More
J Arthroplasty 2018 Oct 19;33(10):3220-3225. Epub 2018 Jun 19.
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jo Miller Orthopaedic Lab, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Background: It is critical that a femoral rasp be effective in preparing the proximal femur to accept the size and the geometry of the femoral implant at the time of total hip arthroplasty. Short, tapered femoral stems may be at greater risk because they require the preparation of a short femoral region without any reaming. We undertook a study to determine the effect on implant seating in femora that were prepared by rasping alone with those that were rasped and the canal was washed with saline at the time of cementless THA with a short, tapered femoral implant. Read More
Vision Res 2018 09 20;150:15-23. Epub 2018 Jul 20.
Neurobiology Department & The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel. Electronic address:
Organisms exploit spatiotemporal regularities in the environment to optimize goal attainment. For example, in experimental conditions, repetition of a stimulus at the same position speeds up response time. A recent study reported that this spatial priming occurs even when the eyes move between trials, indicating that the target is encoded in spatiotopic coordinates (Attention, Perception & Psychophysics 78, (2016) 114-132). Read More
J Strength Cond Res 2018 Jul 20. Epub 2018 Jul 20.
Exercise Science Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Finis Terrae (Finis Terrae University), Santiago, Chile.
Peñailillo, L, Aedo, C, Cartagena, M, Contreras, A, Reyes, A, Ramirez-Campillo, R, Earp, JE, and Zbinden-Foncea, H. Effects of eccentric cycling performed at long vs. short muscle lengths on heart rate, rate perceived effort, and muscle damage markers. Read More
Assist Technol 2018 Jul 23:1-8. Epub 2018 Jul 23.
a Department of Clinical Sciences and Institute for the Environment, Health and Society , Brunel University London , Uxbridge , Middlesex , UK.
This article aims to describe the characteristics of those with a primary diagnosis of spinal cord injury (SCI) attending a specialist wheelchair service providing electric powered indoor/outdoor chairs (EPIOCs). This cross-sectional study, with retrospective review of electronic and case note records, explores the complexities of additional clinical features associated with SCI and disability influencing prescription. Data were extracted under three themes; demographics, diagnostic/clinical information and wheelchair factors. Read More
Cogent Eng 2018 2;5(1):1442109. Epub 2018 Mar 2.
School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, 13th Floor Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB, Wales, UK.
This study determined differences in spinal-pelvic kinematics sitting on (i) mat (ii) block and (iii) novel 10º forward inclined wedge (Buttafly) in a same-subject repeated measures cross-over design in 60 healthy individuals (34 females). Repeated measures ANOVA revealed statistically significant differences between sitting conditions and lumbar and pelvic sagittal angles. Both, the inclined wedge and the block seating aids reduced overall flexion, but the inclined wedge had a greater influence in the lumbar region whilst the block induced the greatest change in the pelvis. Read More
Ann Work Expo Health 2018 Oct;62(8):990-999
Environmental and Occupational Health Program, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA.
Full-time vehicle and heavy equipment operators often have a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, especially low back pain (LBP). In occupations requiring vehicles or heavy equipment operation, exposure to whole body vibration (WBV) has been consistently associated with LBP. LBP is the most common cause of work-related disability and continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and lost productivity in the US workforce. Read More
Ann Work Expo Health 2018 Oct;62(8):1000-1011
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
This randomized controlled trial study was conducted to determine whether two different seating interventions would reduce exposure to whole-body vibration (WBV) and improve associated health outcomes. Forty professional truck drivers were randomly assigned to two groups: (i) a control group of 20 drivers who received a new, industry-standard air-suspension seat, and (ii) an intervention group of 20 drivers who received an active-suspension seat. This study collected regional body pain (10-point scale), low back disability [Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)], physical and mental health [the Short Form 12-item Health Survey (SF-12)], and work limitations [Work Limitation Questionnaire (WLQ)] before and 3, 6, and 12 months after the seating intervention. Read More
Gerontologist 2018 07;58(4):730-738
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Center for Aging Studies, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
Purpose: This article explores experiences of older adults attending an Adult Day Service (ADS) center. We focus on semiotics, which is ADS clients' use of symbols to communicate with others and to assert their personal and social identities. We refer to the ADS as a semiosphere-a term that refers to the dense, symbolically mediated interactions among this community. Read More
J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 12;27(3):181-187. Epub 2018 Jun 12.
1 Veterans Drive (151), Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, 55417, USA; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA.
Study Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to assess microclimate characteristics of two versions of a strap-based wheelchair seating system (perforated and solid straps) and to conduct preliminary microclimate comparisons of subjects' current wheelchair seating systems.
Materials And Methods: In this pilot study, the microclimate properties of two variations (solid and perforated) of a strap-based seating system were compared with two commonly used seating systems. Six subjects sat on three different seating systems each for 100-min test periods, while temperature and relative humidity were measured with a single sensor adjacent to the skin-seat interface. Read More