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

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489669/rasch-validation-and-comparison-of-slovenian-croatian-and-italian-versions-of-the-mini-bestest-in-patients-with-subacute-stroke
#1
Nika Goljar, Andrea Giordano, Tea Schnurrer Luke Vrbanić, Marko Rudolf, Ivanka Banicek-Sosa, Caterina Albensi, Helena Burger, Franco Franchignoni
We aimed to verify by Rasch analysis whether the Mini-BESTest, a balance measure, confirms its main psychometric properties in patients with subacute stroke undergoing rehabilitation in three different countries (Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy), and to examine the stability of item hierarchy and difficulty across the three national versions through a differential item functioning analysis. We investigated 159 patients with subacute stroke consecutively admitted to three rehabilitation facilities after screening for an intensive, tailored rehabilitation program...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574860/crouch-gait-can-be-an-effective-form-of-forced-use-no-constraint-exercise-for-the-paretic-lower-limb-in-stroke
#2
Luigi Tesio, Viviana Rota, Chiara Malloggi, Luigia Brugliera, Luigi Catino
In hemiplegic gait the paretic lower limb provides less muscle power and shows a briefer stance compared with the unaffected limb. Yet, a longer stance and a higher power can be obtained from the paretic lower limb if gait speed is increased. This supports the existence of a 'learned non-use' phenomenon, similar to that underlying some asymmetric impairments of the motion of the eyes and of the upper limbs. Crouch gait (CG) (bent-hip bent-knee, about 30° minimum knee flexion) might be an effective form of 'forced-use' treatment of the paretic lower limb...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562474/responsiveness-of-the-functioning-and-disability-parts-of-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-core-sets-in-postacute-stroke-patients
#3
Shoji Kinoshita, Masahiro Abo, Takatsugu Okamoto, Wataru Kakuda, Kohei Miyamura, Ikuo Kimura
To study the responsiveness of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) core set with respect to human functioning and disability in stroke patients. Postacute stroke patients who were admitted to the convalescent rehabilitation wards were included in this observational cohort study. The comprehensive ICF core set for neurological conditions for postacute care and the ICF rehabilitation set were evaluated at admission and discharge using five-grade qualifiers. Extension indexes were calculated for entire two ICF core sets...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542112/effects-of-vestibular-rehabilitation-on-gait-performance-in-poststroke-patients-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Tsubasa Mitsutake, Maiko Sakamoto, Kozo Ueta, Shinichiro Oka, Etsuo Horikawa
The effects of vestibular rehabilitation on poststroke patients are unknown. This study aimed to investigate whether or not vestibular rehabilitation would improve both the vestibulo-ocular reflex and gait performance of patients with poststroke hemiparesis. Twenty-eight patients with stroke were assigned randomly to either an experimental group (N=14) or a control group (N=14). The experimental group performed the conventional physical therapy for 40 min and vestibular rehabilitation for 20 min, as a 60 min session, during the first 3 weeks and then completed only the conventional intervention for 60 min for the following 3 weeks...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445326/acceptance-in-chronic-neck-pain-associations-with-disability-and-fear-avoidance-beliefs
#5
Dave P Thompson, Steve R Woby
Chronic neck pain can result in significant levels of disability. Physiotherapy treatments often aim to modify cognitive factors and this approach benefits some, but not all, patients. Research from other pain conditions suggests that acceptance may be related to disability; however, it is unclear whether these associations exist in patients with neck pain. Moreover, it is unclear to what extent other cognitive factors are related to acceptance. Feasibly, if these factors are related, existing treatments may already be indirectly modifying acceptance...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430704/functional-effects-of-treadmill-based-gait-training-at-faster-speeds-in-stroke-survivors-a-prospective-single-group-study
#6
Roghayeh Mohammadi, Navid Ershad, Marziyeh Rezayinejad, Elham Fatemi, Chetan P Phadke
To examine the functional effects of walking retraining at faster than self-selected speed (SSS). Ten individuals with chronic stroke participated in a 4-week training over a treadmill at walking speeds 40% faster than SSS, three times per week, 30 min/session. Outcome measures assessed before, after, and 2 months after the end of intervention were the Timed Up and Go, the 6-Minute Walk, the 10-Meter Walk test, the Modified Ashworth Scale, SSS, and fastest comfortable speed. After 4 weeks of training, all outcome measures showed clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements (P<0...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410336/improved-oxygen-uptake-efficiency-slope-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-after-early-phase-i-cardiac-rehabilitation
#7
Yun-Jeng Tsai, Min-Hui Li, Chia-Hsin Chen, Sheng-Hui Tuan, Yi-Jen Chen, Ko-Long Lin
A predischarge submaximal exercise test is often recommended after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as part of phase I cardiac rehabilitation. In this study, a submaximal exercise parameter, oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES), was used to monitor the benefit of early mobilization within 48 h after AMI. An early mobilization protocol within 48 h after AMI has been initiated since 1 September 2012 in our center. Patients with onset time of AMI within 1 year before and 1 year after initiation of the early mobilization protocol were recruited for comparisons...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368869/efficacy-of-eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-on-the-phantom-limb-pain-of-patients-with-amputations-within-a-24-month-follow-up
#8
Akbar Rostaminejad, Mohammad Behnammoghadam, Marzieh Rostaminejad, Zargham Behnammoghadam, Somaye Bashti
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) on the phantom limb pain (PLP) of patients with amputations within a 24-month follow-up. This study was a randomized-controlled trial. A total of 60 patients with amputations were selected by a purposive sampling and patients were divided randomly into two experimental and control groups. Samples were assigned through randomized allocation. EMDR therapy was administered individually to the experimental group participants in 12 one-hour sessions over a 1-month period, In each session, the patient completed the Subjective Units of Distress Scale and a pain-rating scale before and after the intervention...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368871/rehabilitation-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-patients-an-observational-study
#9
Primož Novak, Sonja Šmid, Gaj Vidmar
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy resulting in severe impairments of many body structures and functions with consequent limitations of activities and participation. The aim of our study was to evaluate rehabilitation outcome in these patients. Forty-five (20 women, 25 men) with GBS patients who had completed primary comprehensive rehabilitation were included in the study. Medical Research Council Scale for Muscle Strength was used for assessment of lower-limb function...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368870/psychometric-properties-of-the-oswestry-disability-index
#10
Mikhail Saltychev, Ryan Mattie, Zachary McCormick, Esa Bärlund, Katri Laimi
The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) in a large cross-sectional cohort of individuals with chronic low back pain by defining its internal consistency, construct structure and validity, and its ability to differentiate between different degrees of functional limitation. A total of 837 consecutive outpatient patients with low back pain were studied. The internal consistency of ODI was assessed by Cronbach's α, construct structure by exploratory factor analysis, construct validity by confirmatory factor analysis, and discrimination was determined by item response theory analysis...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454124/influence-of-the-rehabilitation-outcome-on-returning-to-drive-after-neurological-impairment
#11
Urša Š Čižman, Gaj Vidmar, Petra Drnovšek
In traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke rehabilitation, the question of reintegration of the driver into traffic is faced very often. Driving is an important domain and for some patients, return to driving represents a crucial event for community inclusion. The aim of our study was to examine the utility of Glasgow Coma Scale within the first 24 h of injury and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) at rehabilitation admission for predicting the return to driving. We included 72 patients after TBI or stroke...
June 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
#12
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...
June 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306619/reliability-and-validity-study-of-a-turkish-version-of-the-fatigue-severity-scale-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients
#13
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/28099186/poststroke-depression-risk-factors-and-potential-effects-on-functional-recovery
#14
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...
March 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
#15
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...
March 2017: 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...
March 2017: 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
#17
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...
March 2017: 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
#18
REVIEW
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...
March 2017: 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
#19
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)...
March 2017: 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
#20
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...
March 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
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