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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901119/inter-and-intra-rater-reliability-of-the-modified-ashworth-scale-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ana-Belén Meseguer-Henarejos, Julio Sánchez-Meca, José-Antonio López-Pina, Ricardo Carles-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: The Modified Ashworth Scale is the most widely clinical scale used to measure the increase of muscle tone. Reliability is not an immutable property of a scale and can vary as a function of the variability and composition of the sample to which it is administered. The best method to examine how the reliability of a test scores varies is by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of the reliability coefficients obtained in different applications of the test with the data at hand...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901118/randomized-controlled-trial-of-maximal-strength-training-vs-standard-rehabilitation-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Vigdis S Husby, Olav A Foss, Otto S Husby, Siri B Winther
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) alleviates pain, but muscle strength and function is reduced for a long period postoperatively. AIM: To investigate whether maximal strength training (MST) is more effective in improving muscle strength than standard rehabilitation (SR) after TKA. DESIGN: A randomized, controlled study. SETTING: Community physical therapy centers and University hospital research department. POPULATION: Forty-one adults <75 years with primary, unilateral osteoarthritis of the knee scheduled for TKA...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895673/the-effect-of-interferential-current-therapy-on-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-sham-controlled-study
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Tuba Nazligul, Pinar Akpinar, Ilknur Aktas, Feyza Unlu Ozkan, Hulya Cagliyan Hartevioglu
BACKGROUND: Although interferential current (IFC) is a common electrotherapeutic modality used to treat musculoskeletal pain, there is not any randomized controlled trial investigating its clinical efficacy in subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). AIM: Investigation of effectiveness of IFC treatment in patients with SAIS. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study. SETTING: Physical medicine and rehabilitation outpatient clinic...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884562/%C3%A3-mpsq-short-score-and-determinants-of-chronic-pain-cross-sectional-results-from-a-middle-aged-birth-cohort
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Olli Ruokolainen, Juha Auvinen, Steven J Linton, Sauli Herrala, Pasi Eskola, Markus Paananen, Raija Korpelainen, Jaro Karppinen
BACKGROUND: The Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (ÖMPSQ) was developed to identify patients at risk of developing work disability due to pain. So far, neither the ÖMPSQ nor its short version (ÖMSPQ-short) have been tested in population-based samples. AIM: We examined the associations between several well-known determinants for chronic pain and ÖMPSQ-short score. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: All measurements and tests were made at the University of Oulu...
September 7, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870059/publication-trends-of-study-protocols-in-rehabilitation
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Tiago S Jesus, Heather L Colquhoun
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence points for the need to publish study protocols in the health field. AIM: To observe whether the growing interest in publishing study protocols in the broader health field has been translated into increased publications of rehabilitation study protocols. DESIGN: Observational study using publication data and its indexation in PubMed. SETTING: Not applicable. POPULATION: Not applicable...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870058/technologically-advanced-assessment-of-upper-limb-spasticity-a-pilot-study
#6
Federico Posteraro, Simona Crea, Stefano Mazzoleni, Mihai Berteanu, Ileana Ciobanu, Nicola Vitiello, Marco Cempini, Sabata Gervasio, Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a muscle disorder associated with upper motor neuron syndrome occurring in neurological disorders, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and others. It influences the patient's rehabilitation, interfering with function, limiting independence, causing pain and producing secondary impairments, such as contractures or other complications. Due to the heterogeneity of clinical signs of spasticity, there is no agreement on the most appropriate assessment and measurement modality for the evaluation of treatment outcomes...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849897/physical-and-rehabilitation-medicine-practice-in-offices-of-general-practitioners-family-doctors-in-croatia-controversies-and-resolution
#7
Tonko Vlak, Sasa Moslavac
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849896/co-contraction-around-the-knee-and-the-ankle-joints-during-post-stroke-gait
#8
Hiba Souissi, Raphael Zory, Jonathan Bredin, Nicolas Roche, Pauline Gerus
BACKGROUND: Impairments resulting from hemiparetic stroke lead to persistent difficulties with walking. Abnormal co-contraction patterns of lower limb muscles might be a compensatory mechanism to deal with its resulting gait impairments. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess muscle co-contraction obtained from muscle moments in chronic hemiparetic patients presenting a stiff-knee gait during walking. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Clinical movement analysis laboratory in a health center and a community hospital...
August 29, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849895/effectiveness-of-subgroup-specific-pain-rehabilitation-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-patients-with-chronic-back-pain
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Martin L Verra, Felix Angst, Roberto Brioschi, Susanne Lehmann, Thomas Benz, André Aeschlimann, Rob A DE Bie, J Bart Staal
BACKGROUND: Prospective classification of patients with nonspecific chronic back pain into homogeneous subgroups might be an important objective in order to tailor interventions and improve treatment outcomes. AIM: This study investigated the effect of a subgroup-specific pain rehabilitation program based on the Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) Classification System compared to standard care. DESIGN: Single blinded, parallel group, pragmatic randomized controlled trial...
August 29, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849634/simultaneous-bilateral-anterior-superior-iliac-spine-avulsion-fracture-a-challenge-to-rehabilitation
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Pedro V Teixeira, Vera A Ermida, Maria C Pais Carvalho, Mário J Vaz, Nélson F Albuquerque, Jorge Caldas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750504/does-myofascial-and-trigger-point-treatment-reduce-pain-and-analgesic-intake-in-patients-undergoing-onabotulinumtoxina-injection-due-to-chronic-intractable-migraine-a-pilot-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marialuisa Gandolfi, Christian Geroin, Nicola Valè, Fabio Marchioretto, Andrea Turrina, Eleonora Dimitrova, Stefano Tamburin, Anna Serina, Paola Castellazzi, Andrea Meschieri, François Ricard, Leopold Saltuari, Alessandro Picelli, Nicola Smania
BACKGROUND: Chronic migraine is a disabling disorder associated with myofascial and trigger point disorders in the neck. Pharmacological management is the first line of treatment; however, rehabilitation procedures aimed at lessening symptoms of myofascial and trigger point disorders may add value in the management of headache symptoms. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of myofascial and trigger point treatment in chronic migraine patients receiving prophylactic treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718273/3d-quantitative-evaluation-of-spine-proprioceptive-perception-motor-control-through-instinctive-self-correction-manoeuvre-in-healthy-young-subjects-posture-an-observational-study
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Moreno D'Amico, Edyta Kinel, Piero Roncoletta
BACKGROUND: Conservative treatment in spine deformities and spine related disorders is mainly based on proper individual proprioceptive and motor control training. For these reasons, conservative treatment involves the stimulation of individual capability of perceiving/reducing deformities, blocks and/or improper spine posture by voluntary control. The literature describes that habitually adopted relaxed postures often exacerbate low back pain. Typically, youths can be referred to therapeutic programs aimed at improving the quality of body posture along with fostering the awareness of the importance of correct posture...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714659/are-patients-referred-to-rehabilitation-diagnosed-accurately
#13
Piotr Tederko, Marek Krasuski, Izabella Nyka, Jerzy Mycielski, Beata Tarnacka
BACKGROUND: An accurate diagnosis of the leading health condition and comorbidities is a prerequisite for safe and effective rehabilitation. The problem of diagnostic errors in physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) has not been addressed sufficiently. The responsibility of a referring physician is to determine indications and contraindications for rehabilitation. AIM: To assess the rate of and risk factors for inaccurate referral diagnoses (RD) in patients referred to a rehabilitation facility...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714658/the-effect-of-progressive-shoulder-neck-exercise-on-cervical-muscle-functions-of-middle-aged-and-senior-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
I Hsien Lin, Kwang H Chang, Tsan H Liou, Chih M Tsou, Yi C Huang
BACKGROUNDː Although neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder, there is no consensus on suitable exercise methods for middle-aged and senior patients with chronic neck pain. Therefore, this study investigated the effectiveness of a 6-week shoulder-neck exercise intervention program on cervical muscle function improvement in ≥45-year old patients with chronic neck pain. AIM: To evaluated the effects of progressive shoulder-neck exercise on cervical muscle functions of middle-aged and senior patients with chronic neck pain...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714657/women-with-late-whiplash-syndrome-have-greatly-reduced-load-bearing-of-the-cervical-spine-in-vivo-biomechanical-cross-sectional-lateral-radiographic-study
#15
Eythor Kristjansson, Magnus K Gislason
BACKGROUND: No study has been conducted to ascertain whether the load-bearing capacity of the cervical spine is reduced in vivo in late whiplash syndrome (LWS). AIM: To compare the segmental cervical angular values across C0-C6, between two conditions: without versus with external axial load upon the head in three groups of women. DESIGN: A single-blind, age-Body Mass Index (BMI) matched, radiographic, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Radiographic Department at a University Hospital...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714297/inter-and-intra-rater-reliability-and-minimal-detectable-difference-of-movement-disorder-childhood-rating-scale
#16
Giuseppina Sgandurra, Ilaria Olivieri, Manuela Casarano, Roberta DI Pietro, Valentina Menici, Chiara Velli, Francesca Sini, Simona Lucibello, Domenico M Romeo, Giovanni Cioni, Roberta Battini
BACKGROUND: Movement Disorder-Childhood Rating Scales (MD-CRS) have been designed in two forms (0-3 and 4-18 years) to accurately evaluate various movement disorders in children. AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the MD-CRS reliability when used by clinicians and professionals of rehabilitation after a one-day training on scoring it. DESIGN: This is a measurement-focused study of video-recorded sessions. SETTING: Video session carried out inpatient and outpatient...
July 13, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696084/can-vitamin-d-deficiency-influence-muscle-performance-in-post-menopausal-women-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
#17
Giovanni Iolascon, Giulia Letizia Mauro, Pietro Fiore, Carlo Cisari, Maria Grazia Benedetti, Lorenzo Panella, Alessandro DE Sire, Dario Calafiore, Antimo Moretti, Francesca Gimigliano
BACKGROUND: The presence of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) has been recently demonstrated in human muscle supporting the theory of a role of vitamin D in the proliferation and differentiation of muscle cells. So far only few studies investigated the association between vitamin D and muscle performance in post-menopausal women. AIM: To define the functional impact of vitamin D deficiency. DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective study. SETTING: Five Italian outpatient services of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM)...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681597/evidence-based-position-paper-on-physical-and-rehabilitation-medicine-prm-professional-practice-for-persons-with-obesity-and-related-comorbidities-the-european-prm-position-uems-prm-section
#18
Paolo Capodaglio, Elena Ilieva, Aydan Oral, Carlotte Kiekens, Stefano Negrini, Enrique Varela Donoso, Nicolas Christodoulou
INTRODUCTION: The WHO world health statistics report in 2015 shows that in Europe the overall obesity rate among adults is 21.5% in males and 24.5% in females. Obesity has important consequences for morbidity, disability and quality of life. AIM: The aim of the paper is to improve Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine physicians' professional practice for the rehabilitation of patients with obesity and related comorbidities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature and a Consensus procedure by means of a Delphi method process has been performed involving the delegates of all European countries represented in the UEMS PRM Section...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681596/high-intensity-interval-training-combined-with-resistance-training-improves-physiological-capacities-strength-and-quality-of-life-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-a-pilot-study
#19
Pierre Zaenker, Fabrice Favret, Evelyne Lonsdorfer, Guillaume Muff, Jérôme DE Seze, Marie-Eve Isner-Horobeti
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have shown that mild-to-moderate intensity or resistance exercise training improves physical capacities such as, peak oxygen consumption, maximal tolerated power and strength in multiple sclerosis patients. However, few studies have evaluated the effects of high intensity interval training associated to with resistance training. Only few studies have analysed difference between men and women before and after combined training. Moreover, the evaluation of exercise between ambulatory multiple sclerosis patients without disability (EDSS 0- 3) and patients with disabilities (EDSS 3...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658948/letter-to-the-editor-post-brexit-challenges-and-opportunities-for-rehabilitation-beyond-the-european-union
#20
Pablo Herrero, Sara Pérez-Palomares, Victor Doménech-García
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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