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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327631/the-association-between-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-adult-traumatic-brain-injury-concussion-a-scoping-review
#1
Zechen Ma, Mark T Bayley, Laure Perrier, Priya Dhir, Lana Dépatie, Paul Comper, Lesley Ruttan, Christine Lay, Sarah E P Munce
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences are significant risk factors for physical and mental illnesses in adulthood. Traumatic brain injury/concussion is a challenging condition where pre-injury factors may affect recovery. The association between childhood adversity and traumatic brain injury/concussion has not been previously reviewed. The research question addressed is: What is known from the existing literature about the association between adverse childhood experiences and traumatic brain injury/concussion in adults? METHODS: All original studies of any type published in English since 2007 on adverse childhood experiences and traumatic brain injury/concussion outcomes were included...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327608/pregnancy-outcomes-of-women-with-spina-bifida
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Nathalie Auger, Laura Arbour, Mireille E Schnitzer, Jessica Healy-Profitós, Geneviève Nadeau, William D Fraser
PURPOSE: To assess the pregnancy outcomes of women with spina bifida. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed a population-based cohort of 397 pregnant women with spina bifida and 1,083,211 without spina bifida who delivered infants in hospitals in Quebec, Canada, 1989-2013. Outcomes included maternal and infant morbidity and mortality at delivery. We used log-binomial regression models to estimate prevalence ratios (PR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association of maternal spina bifida with pregnancy outcomes, accounting for maternal characteristics...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327605/does-change-in-isolated-lumbar-extensor-muscle-function-correlate-with-good-clinical-outcome-a-secondary-analysis-of-data-on-change-in-isolated-lumbar-extension-strength-pain-and-disability-in-chronic-low-back-pain
#3
James Steele, James Fisher, Craig Perrin, Rebecca Conway, Stewart Bruce-Low, Dave Smith
PURPOSE: Secondary analysis of data from studies utilising isolated lumbar extension exercise interventions for correlations among changes in isolated lumbar extension strength, pain, and disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Studies reporting isolated lumbar extension strength changes were examined for inclusion criteria including: (1) participants with chronic low back pain, (2) intervention ≥ four weeks including isolated lumbar extension exercise, (3) outcome measures including isolated lumbar extension strength, pain (Visual Analogue Scale), and disability (Oswestry Disability Index)...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327599/motor-skills-cognition-and-work-performance-of-people-with-severe-mental-illness
#4
Lena Lipskaya-Velikovsky, Dikla Elgerisi, Adam Easterbrook, Navah Z Ratzon
PURPOSE: Employment offers many benefits to people with mental illness, yet their employment rate is much lower than that of the general population. We investigated the effect of work-related motor skills, neurocognition, and job attitudes on the work performance of people with mental illness, comparing those working in sheltered workshops, with controls working in similar jobs. METHODS: Twenty-nine adults with severe mental illness and 27 controls matched by gender and age were enrolled into the study using convenience sampling...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327598/sensitivity-to-change-of-mobility-measures-in-musculoskeletal-conditions-on-lower-extremities-in-outpatient-rehabilitation-settings
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Esther Navarro-Pujalte, Mariano Gacto-Sánchez, Joaquina Montilla-Herrador, Pilar Escolar-Reina, María Ángeles Franco-Sierra, Francesc Medina-Mirapeix
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study. OBJECTIVE: To examine the sensitivity of the Mobility Activities Measure for lower extremities and to compare it to the sensitivity of the Physical Functioning Scale (PF-10) and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) at week 4 and week 8 post-hospitalization in outpatient rehabilitation settings. BACKGROUND: Mobility Activities Measure is a set of short mobility measures to track outpatient rehabilitation progress: its scales have shown good properties but its sensitivity to change has not been reported...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327593/the-impact-of-age-and-gender-on-the-icf-based-assessment-of-chronic-low-back-pain
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Elisabeth Fehrmann, Simone Kotulla, Linda Fischer, Thomas Kienbacher, Kerstin Tuechler, Patrick Mair, Gerold Ebenbichler, Birgit Paul
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of age and gender on the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)-based assessment for chronic low back pain. METHODS: Two hundred forty-four chronic low back pain patients (52% female) with a mean age of 49 years (SD =17.64) were interviewed with the comprehensive ICF core set for activities and participation, and environmental factors. After conducting explorative factor analysis, the impact of age and gender on the different factors was analyzed using analyzes of variances...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322812/adjustment-to-finger-amputation-and-silicone-finger-prosthesis-use
#7
Zala Kuret, Helena Burger, Gaj Vidmar, Tomaz Maver
PURPOSE: Finger amputations are the most common amputations of upper limbs. They influence hand function, general functioning and quality of life. One of the possibilities for rehabilitation after finger amputation is fitting a silicone finger prosthesis. We wanted to evaluate the adjustment to amputation and prosthesis use in patients after finger amputation. METHODS: We included 42 patients with partial or complete single or multiple finger amputation of one hand who visited the outpatient clinic for prosthetics and orthotics at our institute and received a silicone prosthesis...
January 11, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320881/masculinity-and-preventing-falls-insights-from-the-fall-experiences-of-men-aged-70-years-and-over
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J L M Liddle, Meryl Lovarini, Lindy M Clemson, Haeyoung Jang, Stephen R Lord, Catherine Sherrington, Karen Willis
PURPOSE: To explore men's fall experiences through the lens of masculine identities so as to assist health professionals better engage men in fall prevention programs. METHODS: Twenty-five men, aged 70-93 years who had experienced a recent fall, participated in a qualitative semi-structured interview. Men's willingness to engage in fall prevention programs taking account of individual contexts and expressions of masculinity, were conceptualised using constant comparative methods...
January 11, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320877/-i-m-still-me-i-m-still-here-understanding-the-person-s-sense-of-self-in-the-provision-of-self-management-support-for-people-with-progressive-neurological-long-term-conditions
#9
Stefan Tino Kulnik, Lucinda Hollinshead, Fiona Jones
PURPOSE: There is increasing interest in tailoring self-management support, but little detail is available on the relevance and impact of such approaches for people with progressive neurological conditions. The aim of this study was to draw on individuals' experiences to inform the practice of self-management support for these groups. METHOD: Community rehabilitation service users were purposively recruited and took part in in-depth qualitative interviews. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed...
January 11, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320876/-it-s-not-really-worth-my-while-understanding-contextual-factors-contributing-to-decisions-to-participate-in-community-aphasia-groups
#10
Lucette Lanyon, Linda Worrall, Miranda Rose
PURPOSE: Community aphasia groups represent a formalised opportunity for social participation. The potential barriers and facilitators to accessing and maintaining group participation remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to explore environmental and personal factors contributing to community aphasia group participation. METHODS: A framework analysis (FA) was used to analyse the semi-structured interview data from 22 current and past members of community aphasia groups...
January 10, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316811/the-adult-carer-quality-of-life-questionnaire-ac-qol-comparison-with-measures-of-burden-and-well-being-and-italian-validation
#11
Luca Negri, Gianna Piazza, Raffaela D G Sartori, Mario G Cocchi, Antonella Delle Fave
PURPOSE: Family caregivers are essential assets in the rehabilitation process, and their psychophysical health should represent a concern for healthcare services. This study aims to investigate the psychometric properties of the Adult Carer Quality of Life Questionnaire, Italian version, and its convergent-discriminant validity with measures of caring burden, resilience, health, and well-being. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were 591 parents (89.2% females; aged 25-69) of children treated as outpatients in 14 centers of "Istituto Medea - La Nostra Famiglia", an Italian rehabilitation institution...
January 10, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316821/evaluation-of-a-functional-hand-orthosis-combined-with-electrical-stimulation-adjunct-to-arm-hand-rehabilitation-in-subacute-stroke-patients-with-a-severely-to-moderately-affected-hand-function
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Johan Anton Franck, Rob Johannes Elise Marie Smeets, Henk Alexander Maria Seelen
PURPOSE: To investigate the usability and effectiveness of a functional hand orthosis, combined with electrical stimulation adjunct to therapy-as-usual, on functional use of the moderately/severely impaired hand in sub-acute stroke patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single case experiment (A-B-A'-design) involving eight sub-acute stroke patients. The functional hand orthosis and electrical stimulation were used for six weeks, four days/week, 45'/day. OUTCOME MEASURES: Action_Research_Arm_Test, Intrinsic_Motivation_Inventory...
January 9, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316816/augmented-visual-feedback-aided-interventions-for-motor-rehabilitation-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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Elaine Kearney, Sanjana Shellikeri, Rosemary Martino, Yana Yunusova
PURPOSE: A systematic review was performed to (1) evaluate the effectiveness of augmented visual feedback-based treatments for motor rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease, and (2) examine treatment design factors associated with enhanced outcomes following these treatments. METHODS: Eight databases were searched from their start-date up to January 2017 using the key terms Parkinson's Disease and augmented visual feedback. Two independent raters screened the abstracts and full articles for inclusion...
January 9, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307239/experiences-from-intrathecal-baclofen-treatment-based-on-medical-records-and-patient-and-proxy-reported-outcome-a-multicentre-study
#14
Stina Gunnarsson, Siw Alehagen, Dag Lemming, Per Ertzgaard, Shala Ghaderi Berntsson, Kersti Samuelsson
PURPOSE: To investigate patient satisfaction with intrathecal baclofen treatment, complications from the treatment, and the impact of general expectations on treatment outcome in relation to satisfaction. METHODS: A multicentre study with cross-sectional design. Data were collected through questionnaires and patient records. Patients were recruited from six outpatient intrathecal baclofen clinics in Sweden. Eighty-three patients who had been treated with intrathecal baclofen for 1-4 years were included...
January 8, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303008/behavioural-modes-of-adherence-to-inspiratory-muscle-training-in-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-grounded-theory-study
#15
Dorthe Sørensen, Marie Ernst Christensen
PURPOSE: Our aim was to develop a theoretical account of the behavioural pattern of adherence to home-based inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), performed as two daily sessions of 30 breaths with mechanical threshold loading. METHODS: This was a qualitative study based on the classic grounded theory method. We conducted interviews with people living with COPD recruited after completion of 6 weeks of outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program in 2015...
January 5, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303007/active-exercise-interventions-improve-gross-motor-function-of-ambulant-semi-ambulant-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
#16
Georgina Clutterbuck, Megan Auld, Leanne Johnston
PURPOSE: Evaluate effectiveness of active exercise interventions for improving gross motor activity/participation of school-aged, ambulant/semi-ambulant children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: A systematic review was conducted following PRISMA guidelines. Five databases were searched for papers including school-aged children with CP, participating in active, exercise interventions with gross motor outcomes measured at the Activity/Participation level. Interventions with previous systematic reviews were excluded (e...
January 5, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303004/needs-and-unmet-needs-for-rehabilitation-services-a-scoping-review
#17
Kaloyan Kamenov, Jody-Anne Mills, Somnath Chatterji, Alarcos Cieza
BACKGROUND: There is a global demand for rehabilitation services but to date little attention has been paid to rehabilitation as part of the health agenda, especially in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of the scoping review was to get an overview of the needs and unmet needs for rehabilitation services described in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Electronic search was performed in PubMed and REHABDATA for studies published between 2000 and 2017...
January 5, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303003/development-and-content-validity-of-the-behavioral-assessment-screening-tool-bast%C3%AE
#18
Shannon B Juengst, Lauren Terhorst, Brad E Dicianno, Janet P Niemeier, Amy K Wagner
PURPOSE: Develop and establish the content validity of the Behavioral Assessment Screening Tool (BASTβ), a self-reported measure of behavioral and emotional symptoms after traumatic brain injury. METHODS: This was an assessment development study, including two focus groups of individuals with traumatic brain injury (n = 11) and their family members (n = 10) and an expert panel evaluation of content validity by experts in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation (n = 7)...
January 5, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303002/physical-activity-participation-amongst-individuals-with-lower-limb-amputation
#19
Jennifer Langford, Michael P Dillon, Catherine L Granger, Chris Barr
PURPOSE: To examine physical activity participation amongst individuals with lower limb amputation. METHOD: Adults with lower limb amputation were convenience-sampled from a major metropolitan hospital outpatient amputee service and completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. RESULTS: Seventy-two individuals (65% male), mean age 53.6 (SD = 16.8) years, who were 10.8 (SD = 12.6) years post amputation (60% transtibial) participated in the study...
January 5, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295638/postural-asymmetry-in-non-ambulant-adults-with-cerebral-palsy-a-scoping-review
#20
Carlee Holmes, Kim Brock, Prue Morgan
PURPOSE: Non-ambulant adults with cerebral palsy are vulnerable to development of postural asymmetry and associated complications. The primary aim of this scoping review was to identify postural deformities in non-ambulant adults with cerebral palsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Comprehensive searches were undertaken in EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, Cochrane, Psych INFO, and Joanna Briggs (1986-Jan 2017), supplemented by hand searching. Two reviewers independently extracted data using a customised tool focusing on study design, participant characteristics, postural descriptors, measurement tools, and interventions...
January 2, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
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