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International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306619/reliability-and-validity-study-of-a-turkish-version-of-the-fatigue-severity-scale-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Erhan A Ozturk, Bilge Gonenli Kocer, Ibrahim Gundogdu, Ebru Umay, Fatma Aytul Cakci
The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients for use in clinical settings. A consecutive 106 patients with PD were included in the study. The Turkish version of FSS was analyzed for reliability (internal consistency and reproducibility) and validity (convergent and discriminant). The Turkish version of FSS yielded an acceptable internal consistency (Cronbach's α=0.960 and corrected item-total correlations: 0...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225537/laryngeal-sensitivity-testing-in-youth-with-exercise-inducible-laryngeal-obstruction
#2
Irena Hočevar-Boltežar, Uroš Krivec, Maja Šereg-Bahar
Exercise-inducible laryngeal obstruction (EILO) has been recognized as a not rare respiratory problem in youth practicing sports. The aim of the study was to test the mechanosensitivity of the larynx, and to identify the factors affecting it in a group of youth with proven EILO. Laryngeal sensory testing was performed in 54 adolescents and young adults with EILO. Laryngeal mucosal alterations were assessed according to the Reflux Finding Score (RFS). The data concerning diseases possibly affecting the upper airway, findings of previously performed flexible videolaryngoscopy during exercise, and RFS score were compared between the participants with laryngeal hyposensitivity and those with normal sensitivity...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225536/reliability-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-spinal-cord-injury-spasticity-evaluation-tool
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Pinar Akpinar, Arzu Atici, Kubra N Kurt, Feyza U Ozkan, Ilknur Aktas, Duygu G Kulcu
The Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool is a 7-day recall self-reported questionnaire that assesses the problematic and useful effects of spasticity on daily life in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). We aimed to determine the reliability and cross-cultural validation of the Turkish translation of the Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool (SCI-SETT). After translation and back translation of the Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool, 66 patients between the ages of 18 and 88 years with SCI, American Spinal Injury Association impairment scale grades from A to D with spasticity, and at least 6 months after injury were assessed...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225535/treatment-diary-for-botulinum-toxin-spasticity-treatment-a-pilot-study
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Bo Biering-Sørensen, Helle K Iversen, Inge M S Frederiksen, Jeanet R Vilhelmsen, Fin Biering-Sørensen
The aim of this study is to develop a treatment diary for patients receiving spasticity treatment including botulinum toxin injection and physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy. The diary focuses on problems triggered by skeletal muscle overactivity; agreed goals for treatment and the patient's self-evaluation of achievement on the Goal Attainment Scale; which skeletal muscles were injected; physiotherapists' and occupational therapists' evaluation of the patients' achievement of objectives on the Goal Attainment Scale; and proposals for optimization of treatment and changing goals...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196011/determining-the-benefits-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-functional-upper-limb-movement-in-chronic-stroke
#5
Jodie L Marquez, Alexander C Conley, Frini Karayanidis, James Miller, Jim Lagopoulos, Mark W Parsons
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been proposed as a tool to enhance stroke rehabilitation; however, evidence to support its use is lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of anodal and cathodal tDCS on upper limb function in chronic stroke patients. Twenty five participants were allocated to receive 20 min of 1 mA of anodal, cathodal or sham cortical stimulation in a random, counterbalanced order. Patients and assessors were blinded to the intervention at each time point...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177943/usefulness-of-the-prediction-method-based-on-a-logarithmic-model-for-functional-recovery-in-stroke-patients-in-case-of-using-the-motor-functional-independence-measure-score
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Yosuke Kimura, Minoru Yamada, Koji Hamanaka, Naoki Tanaka, Yasushi Muroh
Predicting functional recovery is important for the rehabilitation of stroke patients. This study aimed to examine the predictive validity of motor items of Functional Independence Measure (motor-FIM) using the prediction method based on a logarithmic model. This prospective observational cohort study included 111 patients with subacute stroke (mean age: 67.0±13.8 years). The motor-FIM score was assessed at admission, 1 month after admission, and at discharge. We calculated the predictive value of motor-FIM scores at discharge using a logarithmic model, which used only motor-FIM scores at admission and 1 month after admission...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146008/effect-of-surface-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-labial-and-lingual-muscles-in-healthy-volunteers
#7
Mohammed F Safi, Wilhelmina Wright-Harp, Jay R Lucker, Joan C Payne
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may have potential as a treatment for muscle weakness as it may improve strength when applied to the orofacial muscles. However, before incorporating this procedure into clinical practice, research is needed to investigate its effects on lingual and facial muscles of speech and mastication. The aim of this study was to determine what effect(s) submental and labial NMES would have on lingual and labial muscle strength in healthy participants. Fourteen healthy adults (27-49 years old) were assigned to two groups (treatment and control)...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146007/effect-of-isokinetic-training-on-muscle-strength-and-postural-balance-in-children-with-down-s-syndrome
#8
Mohamed A Eid, Sobhy M Aly, Mohamed A Huneif, Dina K Ismail
Children with Down's syndrome (DS) often have greater postural sway and delay in motor development. Muscle weakness and hypotonia, particularly of the lower extremities, are theorized to impair their overall physical health and ability to perform daily activities. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of isokinetic training on muscle strength and postural balance in children with DS. Thirty-one children with DS ranging in age from 9 to 12 years were assigned randomly into two groups...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125436/psychosocial-difficulties-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Silvia Schiavolin, Alberto Raggi, Rui Quintas, Milda Cerniauskaite, Ambra M Giovannetti, Venusia Covelli, Luigi Romito, Antonio E Elia, Francesco Carella, Paola Soliveri, Matilde Leonardi
The aim of this study was to report the most frequent psychosocial difficulties (PSDs) in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), to explore the relationship between PSDs, disability and quality of life (QoL), and to address the predictors of PSDs. Patients with PD were interviewed using a protocol composed of a questionnaire investigating PSDs (PARADISE 24), QoL, disability, comorbidity, and social support questionnaires, scales on resilience, personality traits, and empathy in physician. Most frequent PSDs were reported...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125435/efficacy-of-mesotherapy-using-drugs-versus-normal-saline-solution-in-chronic-spinal-pain-a-retrospective-study
#10
Paola E Ferrara, Gianpaolo Ronconi, Rossella Viscito, Romina Pascuzzo, Eugenia Rosulescu, Concetta Ljoka, Loredana Maggi, Giorgio Ferriero, Calogero Foti
Mesotherapy, or intradermal therapy, is a therapeutic approach that is gaining popularity, but there is still a significant lack of information on its mechanisms of action or the pharmacokinetics of the therapeutic regimens. This retrospective study on 220 records compared the short-term and long-term effects of mesotherapy using a mixture of drugs versus normal saline solution in the treatment of patients with chronic spinal pain (CSP). At the end of treatment, outcome measures showed a significant improvement (P<0...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106617/determinants-of-health-knowledge-and-health-perceptions-from-the-perspective-of-health-related-education-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
#11
Piotr Tederko, Tomasz Krasuski, Marek Krasuski, Alicja Długołęcka, Beata Tarnacka
Appropriate health knowledge (HK) and health perceptions (HP) of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) are linked to health-related behaviors, compliance, the involvement of caregivers and efficacy of prophylaxis, and management of secondary conditions. The significance of factors determining the efficacy of educational interventions in patients with SCI is underestimated. This systematic literature review aims at identification of determinants of HK and HP among patients with SCI. We identified 16 papers with quantitative HK and HP measurements conclusive in the identification of HK and HP determinants in individuals with SCI...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099186/poststroke-depression-risk-factors-and-potential-effects-on-functional-recovery
#12
Ozgur Z Karaahmet, Eda Gurcay, Ozlem C Avluk, Ebru K Umay, Ibrahim Gundogdu, Oznur Ecerkale, Aytul Cakci
The factors that may cause poststroke depression were investigated in the literature focusing on lesion localization, age, stroke severity, and impairments in physical and cognitive function. The aim of this study was to examine the risk factors influencing the development of poststroke depression and to determine the effect of depression on the patients' functional improvement after rehabilitation. Patients in the first 6-month period after stroke who were hospitalized in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic were included in this study...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059944/reliability-precision-and-clinically-important-change-of-the-nine-hole-peg-test-in-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis
#13
Mario Hervault, Julia M Balto, Elizabeth A Hubbard, Robert W Motl
This study evaluated the reliability, precision, and clinically important change of the Nine-Hole Peg Test (9-HPT) over a 1-week period. Sixty-nine patients with multiple sclerosis completed the 9-HPT on two occasions 1 week apart. Test-retest reliability was based on intraclass correlation coefficient, and precision was based on standard error of measurement and coefficient of variation. Clinically important change was based on the minimal detectable change. Intraclass correlation coefficients exceed 0.90 for all 9-HPT metrics...
January 2, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045865/effects-of-aerobic-exercise-on-pain-sensitivity-heart-rate-recovery-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain
#14
Şeyda Öte Karaca, Nesrin Demirsoy, Zafer Günendi
We aimed to investigate the effects of aerobic exercise on pain perception, sensitivity, and health-related quality of life; to assess its effect on parasympathetic tonus by analysis of heart rate recovery; and to examine the effects of parasympathetic tone on pain sensitivity in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Fifty patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain were randomized into two groups: control group (C group) and aerobic exercise group (AE group). Both groups received conventional physical therapy for 2 weeks; the AE group performed submaximal aerobic exercise on a treadmill for 30 min additionally...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030514/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-pain-quality-of-life-and-nerve-conduction-studies-in-women-with-chronic-widespread-pain
#15
Gulseren Akyuz, Canan Sanal-Toprak, Ilker Yagci, Esra Giray, Pinar Kuru-Bektasoglu
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on pain, quality of life, and nerve conduction studies (NCSs) in women with chronic widespread pain (CWP) diagnosed with Vitamin D insufficiency. Thirty-three female participants with CWP and vitamin D insufficiency were included in this open-label trial. They were evaluated by routine NCSs in upper and lower limbs, pain scales, and the Nottingham Health Profile before and 8 weeks after starting vitamin D supplementation therapy...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030515/employment-outcomes-following-spinal-cord-injury-in-taiwan
#16
I-C Huang
It is important to maximize vocational achievement following spinal cord injury. Despite this recognition, unemployment remains a prevalent problem and continues to challenge rehabilitation professionals. This study aimed to examine the employment status and determinants of employability for individuals with spinal cord injury in Taiwan. A cross-sectional survey was conducted. A total of 353 participants aged 18-65 years were recruited from four branches of the Association of People with Spinal Cord Injury...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977465/effectiveness-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-a-meta-analysis
#17
Mikhail Saltychev, Katri Laimi
Even though repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been used for a decade for the treatment of fibromyalgia, evidence of its effectiveness has not been definitely presented. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is evidence of rTMS being effective in decreasing the severity of pain among patients with fibromyalgia. CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, SCOPUS, WEB OF SCIENCE, and relevant references of the identified studies were searched. Randomized controlled studies on adults with fibromyalgia were included...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977464/clinical-utility-of-the-6-min-walk-test-for-patients-with-moderate-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Eiji Kobayashi, Nobuaki Himuro, Mitsuhiko Takahashi
The aim of this study was to test the clinical utility of the 6-min walk test (6MWT) for patients with moderate Parkinson's disease (PD) through a determination of factors related to this test. This was a descriptive, observational study carried out at a General Hospital, in-patients. Twenty-four patients with moderate PD were studied. We used Hoehn and Yahr stage ratings (HY stage), Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scales (UPDRS) motor examination score, 6MWT, Berg Balance scale, Timed 'Up & Go' test (TUG), 10-m walk test (10-m walk speed, 10-m walk steps and cadence), and the energy cost of walking (Ec)...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926618/does-sensory-transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation-prevent-pneumonia-in-the-acute-stage-of-stroke-a-preliminary-study
#19
Satoshi Hamada, Hirofumi Yamaguchi, Hiroyoshi Hara
Acute stroke patients with dysphagia are at risk of developing pulmonary infection, which increases the risk of death. Therefore, optimal management of dysphagia is essential; however, available evidence supporting the effectiveness of dysphagia treatments is limited. Surface electrical stimulation (e-stim) has been developed as a new treatment modality for dysphagia. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of surface sensory e-stim therapy in preventing pulmonary infection in 53 acute stroke patients with dysphagia...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926617/robotic-approaches-for-the-rehabilitation-of-upper-limb-recovery-after-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Chao Zhang, Cecilia W P Li-Tsang, Ricky K C Au
This systematic review with a meta-analysis of studies was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of robotic training (RT) and conventional training (CT) in improving the motor recovery of paretic upper limbs in stroke patients. Numerous electronic databases were searched from January 2000 to May 2016. Finally, 13 randomized-controlled trials fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were included in the three meta-analyses. The first meta-analysis carried out for those studies using RT for stroke patients indicated a significant improvement in the RT groups...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
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