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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355293/bladder-irrigation-with-chlorhexidine-reduces-bacteriuria-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Madeleine Wikström, Richard Levi, Wolfram Antepohl
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether bladder irrigation with chlorhexidine: (i) can reduce bacteriuria, and (ii) is a practically feasible option in subjects with spinal cord injury practicing intermittent self-catheterization. DESIGN: A prospective, non-controlled, open, multi-centre study. METHODS: Fifty patients with spinal cord injury, practicing intermittent self-catheterization, with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections were screened for bacteriuria at follow-up visits to 4 spinal cord injury centres in Sweden...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355292/effectiveness-of-ultrasound-guided-vs-direct-approach-corticosteroid-injections-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Po-Cheng Chen, Lin-Yi Wang, Ya-Ping Pong, Yi-Jung Hsin, Mei-Yun Liaw, Chia-Wei Chiang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of ultrasound-guided vs direct approach corticosteroid injection in patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: A double-blind randomized controlled study. Wrists affected by carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to the ultrasound-guided (n = 22 wrists) or direct approach injection group (n = 17 wrists) before receiving 1 ml Betamethasone. Outcome measures were physical findings and electrodiagnostic parameters assessed at 1, 3 and 6 months after injection...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313873/the-value-of-incorporating-personally-relevant-stimuli-into-consciousness-assessment-with-the-coma-recovery-scale-revised-a-pilot-study
#3
Jonas Stenberg, Alison K Godbolt, Marika C Möller
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether the use of personally relevant stimuli, for some tasks in the Coma Recovery Scale - Revised (CRS-R), generates more responses in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness compared with neutral stimuli. DESIGN: Multiple single-case design. SUBJECTS: Three patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness recruited from an inpatient department at a regional brain injury rehabilitation clinic in Stockholm, Sweden...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313872/validation-of-the-early-functional-abilities-scale-an-assessment-of-four-dimensions-in-early-recovery-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#4
Ingrid Poulsen, Svend Kreiner, Aase W Engberg
OBJECTIVE: The Early Functional Abilities scale assesses the restoration of brain function after brain injury, based on 4 dimensions. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the validity, objectivity, reliability and measurement precision of the Early Functional Abilities scale by Rasch model item analysis. A secondary objective was to examine the relationship between the Early Functional Abilities scale and the Functional Independence Measurement™, in order to establish the criterion validity of the Early Functional Abilities scale and to compare the sensitivity of measurements using the 2 instruments...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313871/standing-postural-reaction-to-visual-and-proprioceptive-stimulation-in-chronic-acquired-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
#5
Clement P Provost, Sophie Tasseel-Ponche, Pierre Lozeron, Giulia Piccinini, Victorine Quintaine, Bertrand Arnulf, Nathalie Kubis, Alain P Yelnik
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the weight of visual and proprioceptive inputs, measured indirectly in standing position control, in patients with chronic acquired demyelinating polyneuropathy (CADP). DESIGN: Prospective case study. SUBJECTS: Twenty-five patients with CADP and 25 healthy controls. METHODS: Posture was recorded on a double force platform. Stimulations were optokinetic (60°/s) for visual input and vibration (50 Hz) for proprioceptive input...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313870/aerobic-capacity-explains-physical-functioning-and-participation-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-related-fatigue
#6
Emma Rosalie Driehuis, Lizanne Eva van den Akker, Vincent de Groot, Heleen Beckerman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether aerobic capacity explains the level of self-reported physical activity, physical functioning, and participation and autonomy in daily living in persons with multiple sclerosis-related fatigue. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. PATIENTS: Sixty-two participants with multiple sclerosis-related fatigue. METHODS: Aerobic capacity was measured with a leg ergometer and was expressed as maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max, in ml/kg/min)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29271981/sensory-impairments-and-wrist-fractures-a-case-control-study
#7
Bergthora Baldursdottir, Hannes Petersen, Palmi V Jonsson, Brynjolfur Mogensen, Susan L Whitney, Alfons Ramel, Ella K Kristinsdóttir
OBJECTIVES: To investigate vestibular function, foot sensation, postural control and functional abilities, and to evaluate whether these variables are associated with fall-related wrist fracture. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted with 98 subjects, age range 50-75 years, who had sustained a fall-related wrist fracture. Forty-eight sex-, age- and physical activity-matched individuals, with no previous history of wrist fracture, served as controls. Measurements included: head-shake test (HST), tuning fork, biothesiometer, Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments (MF), Sensory Organization Test (SOT), Five-Times-Sit-to-Stand Test (FTSTS), 10-m walk test (10MWT), Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC), and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) scales...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29271470/responding-to-the-world-health-organization-gobal-disability-action-plan-in-ukraine-developing-a-national-disability-health-and-rehabilitation-plan
#8
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Piotr Tederko, Klemen Grabljevec, Boya Nugraha
In order to support the development of a National Disability, Health and Rehabilitation Plan (NDHRP) for Ukraine, a technical consultation was carried out by a Rehabilitation Advisory Team (RAT) of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) in 2015. The consultation was based on assessment of the situation of persons with disabilities and the rehabilitation system in Ukraine. Recommendations for activities and projects to improve rehabilitation services within the healthcare system were developed and proposed...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260837/the-challenges-of-describing-rehabilitation-services-a-discussion-paper
#9
Cecilie Røe, Marit Kirkevold, Nada Andelic, Helene L Soberg, Unni Sveen, Erik Bautz-Holter, Reidun Jahnsen, Marleen R van Walsem, Line Kildal Bragstad, Ellen Gabrielsen Hjelle, Gunvor Klevberg, Per Oretorp, Andreas Habberstad, Jon Hagfors, Randi Væhle, Grace Engen, Christoph Gutenbrunner
To apply the Classification of Service Organization in Rehabilitation (ICSO-R) classification of services to different target groups, include the user perspective, identify missing categories, and propose standardized descriptors for the categories from a Norwegian perspective. Expert-based consensus conferences with user involvement. Health professionals, stakeholders and users. Participants were divided into 5 panels, which applied the ICSO-R to describe the habilitation and rehabilitation services provided to children with cerebral palsy and people with Huntington's disease, acquired brain injuries (traumatic brain injuries and stroke) and painful musculoskeletal conditions...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260836/responsiveness-of-performance-based-outcome-measures-for-mobility-balance-muscle-strength-and-manual-dexterity-in-adults-with-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
#10
Marie Kierkegaard, Émilie Petitclerc, Luc J Hébert, Jean Mathieu, Cynthia Gagnon
OBJECTIVE: To assess changes and responsiveness in outcome measures of mobility, balance, muscle strength and manual dexterity in adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1. DESIGN: A 9-year longitudinal study conducted with 113 patients. METHODS: The responsiveness of the Timed Up and Go test, Berg Balance Scale, quantitative muscle testing, grip and pinch-grip strength, and Purdue Pegboard Test was assessed using criterion and construct approaches...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260234/evaluation-of-a-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-programme-for-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-a-prospective-cohort-study
#11
Wing-Hoi Cheung, Wan-Yiu Shen, David Lok-Kwan Dai, Kin Bong Lee, Tracy Y Zhu, Ronald Man-Yeung Wong, Kwok-Sui Leung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and cost of an 18-month multi-disciplinary Comprehensive Fragility Fracture Management Program (CFFMP) for fragility hip fracture patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PATIENTS: Elderly patients with hip fracture were recruited at their first postoperative follow-up in 2 district hospitals. The intervention group comprised patients from the hospital undergoing CFFMP, and the control group comprised patients from another hospital undergoing conventional care...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260235/external-validation-of-approaches-to-prediction-of-falls-during-hospital-rehabilitation-stays-and-development-of-a-new-simpler-tool
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Angela Vratsistas-Curto, Anne Tiedemann, Daniel Treacy, Stephen R Lord, Cathie Sherrington
OBJECTIVES: To test the external validity of 4 approaches to fall prediction in a rehabilitation setting (Predict_FIRST, Ontario Modified STRATIFY (OMS), physiotherapists' judgement of fall risk (PT_Risk), and falls in the past year (Past_Falls)), and to develop and test the validity of a simpler tool for fall prediction in rehabilitation (Predict_CM2). PARTICIPANTS: A total of 300 consecutively-admitted rehabilitation inpatients. METHODS: Prospective inception cohort study...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29257195/effects-of-telehealth-by-allied-health-professionals-and-nurses-in-rural-and-remote-areas-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Renee Speyer, Deborah Denman, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Yu-Wei Chen, Hans Bogaardt, Jae-Hyun Kim, Dani-Ella Heckathorn, Reinie Cordier
OBJECTIVE: To describe telehealth interventions delivered by allied health professionals and nurses in rural and remote areas, and to compare the effects of telehealth interventions with standard face-to-face interventions. DATA SOURCES: CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO and PubMed databases were searched. The content of relevant journals and published articles were also searched. STUDY SELECTION: Studies examining the effectiveness of allied health and nursing telehealth interventions for rural and remote populations were included in descriptive analyses...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209731/kinaesthetic-ability-training-improves-unilateral-neglect-and-functional-outcome-in-patients-with-stroke-a-randomized-control-trial
#14
Sehim Kutlay, Aysun Genç, Haydar Gök, Derya Öztuna, Ayşe A Küçükdeveci
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of kinaesthetic ability training with the Kinesthetic Ability Trainer (KAT) on unilateral neglect and functional outcomes in stroke patients. STUDY DESIGN: An assessor-blinded, randomized controlled, clinical trial. METHODS: A total of 64 stroke patients with unilateral neglect (mean age 61 (standard deviation (SD) 12) years, 60.4% male, mean time since stroke 6.4 (SD 10.4) months, left hemiplegia 92.5%) were randomly assigned to a conventional rehabilitation programme (control group, n = 32) or KAT plus a conventional rehabilitation programme (KAT group, n = 32) for 4 weeks...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206274/predictors-of-return-to-work-in-patients-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#15
Randi Brendbekken, Arild Vaktskjold, Anette Harris, Tone Tangen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive effect of a multidisciplinary intervention programme, pain, work-related factors and health, including anxiety/depression and beliefs, on return-to-work for patients sick-listed due to musculoskeletal pain. DESIGN: A randomized clinical study. METHODS: A total of 284 patients were randomized to either a multidisciplinary intervention programme (n = 141) or to a less resource-demanding brief intervention (n = 143)...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206273/social-relationships-in-rehabilitation-and-their-impact-on-positive-outcomes-among-amputees-with-lower-limb-loss-at-walter-reed-national-military-medical-center
#16
Seth Messinger, Sayeh Bozorghadad, Paul Pasquina
OBJECTIVE: To explore how the social context of the clinic influenced the way former patients with lower limb loss in the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center evaluated their outcomes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional phenomenological-based interviews and observations. PATIENTS: Twenty individuals with lower limb amputation were recruited from a multidisciplinary military treatment programme for patients with lower-extremity traumatic limb-loss injured in Afghanistan or Iraq...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206272/comments-on-influence-of-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-on-spasticity-balance-and-walking-speed-in-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Mohammad Etoom
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December 4, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186637/factors-associated-with-upper-leg-muscle-strength-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-scoping-review
#18
Arjan H de Zwart, Joost Dekker, Willem Lems, Leo D Roorda, Martin van der Esch, Marike van der Leeden
OBJECTIVE: Muscle weakness is common and strongly related to clinical outcome in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis. To date, there is no clear overview of the information on factors associated with muscle strength in knee and hip osteoarthritis. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of current knowledge on factors associated with upper leg muscle strength in this population. DESIGN: The framework of a scoping review was chosen. MEDLINE database was searched systematically up to 22 April 2017...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227525/functional-electrical-stimulation-and-ankle-foot-orthoses-provide-equivalent-therapeutic-effects-on-foot-drop-a-meta-analysis-providing-direction-for-future-research
#19
Sarah Prenton, Kristen L Hollands, Laurence P J Kenney, Pornsuree Onmanee
OBJECTIVE: To compare the randomized controlled trial evidence for therapeutic effects on walking of functional electrical stimulation and ankle foot orthoses for foot drop caused by central nervous system conditions. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, REHABDATA, PEDro, NIHR Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, Scopus and clinicaltrials.gov. STUDY SELECTION: One reviewer screened titles/abstracts...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159418/reliability-and-convergent-validity-of-the-five-step-test-in-people-with-chronic-stroke
#20
Shamay S M Ng, Mimi M Y Tse, Eric W C Tam, Cynthia Y Y Lai
OBJECTIVES: (i) To estimate the intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities of the Five-Step Test (FST), as well as the minimum detectable change in FST completion times in people with stroke. (ii) To estimate the convergent validity of the FST with other measures of stroke-specific impairments. (iii) To identify the best cut-off times for distinguishing FST performance in people with stroke from that of healthy older adults. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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