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Elena Dragioti, Tobias Wiklund, Peter Alföldi, Björn Gerdle
Objective Insomnia is the most commonly diagnosed comorbidity disorder among patients with chronic pain. This circumstance requests brief and valid instruments for screening insomnia in epidemiological studies. The main object of this study was to assess the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Swedish version of the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI). The ISI is a short instrument designed to measure clinical insomnia and one of the most common used scales both in clinical and research practice. However there is no study in Sweden that guarantees neither its factor structure nor its feasibility in chronic pain patients...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Voitto Järvimäki, Lotta Juurikka, Merja Vakkala, Hannu Kautiainen, Maija Haanpää
Background and aim No studies have been published regarding the results of lumbar spine surgery a in population-based setting in Finland. Our objective was to investigate functional capacity and quality of life after lumbar spine surgery in a population-based cohort in Northern Finland, focusing on working-age patients. Methods This was a cross-sectional postal survey. Three questionnaires (a self-made questionnaire, the Oswestry Low Back Disability Questionnaire and the SF-36) were sent the patients aged 18-65 years who had undergone lumbar spine surgery due to disc herniation, instability or spinal stenosis in the Oulu University Hospital between June 2005 and May 2008...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Sayyed-Hadi Sayyed-Hosseinian, Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani, Farshid Bagheri, Niloufar Alavi, Babak Shojaie, Alireza Mousavian
Background: American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Score (AOFAS) is a reliable and reproducible measurement tool which is commonly used for the assessment of foot and ankle conditions. In this study we aimed to translate and assess the psychometric properties of the Persian version of AOFAS questionnaire. Methods: In this study, we enrolled 53 patients with ankle and hindfoot conditions. Our study was conducted according to five staged cross-cultural adaption steps including translation, synthesis, back translation, expert committee review, and pretesting...
May 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Hasan Hodaj, Jean-François Payen, Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
OBJECTIVE: To show that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) delivered at high frequency over the motor cortex can improve patients with chronic pain syndrome even if this procedure does not provide an analgesic response. CASE REPORT: A 77-year-old woman presented with drug-resistant chronic neuropathic pain affecting both lower limbs due to segmental spine compression at T9-T10 level. She underwent an rTMS protocol with an induction phase of 12 rTMS sessions during three weeks and a maintenance phase of 3 additional rTMS sessions for 5 weeks...
June 14, 2018: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
Lodewijk C S Res, Bart Lubberts, Shivesh H Shah, Christopher W DiGiovanni
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) following adverse bleeding events associated with antithrombotic drug therapy. This systematic review assesses the HRQOL of patients who suffered a bleeding event related to antithrombotic drug use. METHODS: Literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library from inception through June 16, 2017. Studies measuring HRQOL after a bleeding event related to antithrombotic drug therapy for primary or secondary prevention of a thromboembolic event were included...
June 14, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
Patrick N Mwangala, Symon M Kariuki, Moses K Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Esther Chongwo, Charles R Newton, Amina Abubakar
Epilepsy is frequently associated with neurocognitive impairments, mental health, and psychosocial problems but these are rarely documented in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to examine the neurocognitive outcomes, depressive symptoms, and psychosocial adjustments of people with epilepsy (PWE) in Kilifi, Kenya. We evaluated the impact of these outcomes on health-related quality of life. Self-report, interviewer-administered measures of depression (Major Depression Inventory) and quality of life (RAND SF-36) were administered to 63 PWE and 83 community controls...
June 12, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Man Zhang, Su-Su Li, Qiao-Mei Xie, Jian-Hua Xu, Xiu-Xiu Sun, Fa-Ming Pan, Sheng-Qian Xu, Sheng-Xiu Liu, Jin-Hui Tao, Shuang Liu, Jing Cai, Pei-Ling Chen, Long Qian, Chun-Huai Wang, Chun-Mei Liang, Hai-Liang Huang, Hai-Feng Pan, Hong Su, Yan-Feng Zou
Although the current glucocorticoids (GCs) treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is effective to a certain extent, the difference in therapeutic effect between patients is still a widespread problem. Some patients can have repeated attacks that greatly diminish their quality of life. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between HSP90AA2 polymorphisms and disease susceptibility, GCs efficacy and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Chinese SLE patients. A case-control study was performed in 470 SLE patients and 470 normal controls...
June 15, 2018: Genes & Genomics
Bassel G Diebo, Jared C Tishelman, Samantha Horn, Gregory W Poorman, Cyrus Jalai, Frank A Segreto, Cole A Bortz, Michael C Gerling, Virginie Lafage, Andrew P White, James M Mok, Thomas D Cha, Robert K Eastlack, Kris E Radcliff, Carl B Paulino, Peter G Passias
Optimizing functional outcomes and disability status are essential for effective surgical treatment of cervical spine disorders. Mental impairment is common among patients with cervical spine complaints; yet little is known about the impact of baseline mental status with respect to overall patient-reported outcomes. This was a retrospective analysis of patients with cervical spondylosis with myelopathy(CM) or radiculopathy(CR: cervical disc herniation, stenosis, or spondylosis without myelopathy) at 2-year follow-ups...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Nerylee Ann Watson, Kathryn Ann Dyer, Jonathan David Buckley, Grant David Brinkworth, Alison Mary Coates, Gaynor Parfitt, Peter Ranald Charles Howe, Manny Noakes, Karen Joy Murphy
BACKGROUND: Although higher-protein diets (HP) can assist with weight loss and glycemic control, their effect on psychological wellbeing has not been established. The objective of this study was to compare the effects of a HP and a higher-carbohydrate diet (HC), combined with regular exercise, on psychological wellbeing both during weight loss (WL) and weight maintenance phases (WM). METHODS: In a parallel RCT, 61 adults with T2D (mean ± SD: BMI 34.3 ± 5...
June 15, 2018: Nutrition Journal
C Herren, M Simons, J Bredow, S Oikonomidis, L Westermann, R Sobottke, M J Scheyerer, M Pishnamaz, P Eysel, K Zarghooni, J Franklin, J Siewe
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the radiological and clinical outcomes following lumbar fusion intervention and to compare both, the established posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)-technique and the dynamic hybrid instrumentation ('topping off'). METHODS: In this prospective randomised trial all patients presented with degenerative changes to the lumbar spine (L2-S1) were included and randomised in two groups: patients who underwent the 360°-fusion procedure in PLIF-technique (1, control group) and those patients who underwent fusion surgery with additional hybrid instrumentation (DTO, Zimmer, Inc...
June 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Zahra Mostafavian, Zahra Abbasi Shaye, Arezou Faraj Pour, Golkoo Hosseini
Locus of control is a concept defined based on social learning theory, and focuses on individuals' beliefs regarding factors that influence their health status. Health Locus of Control (HLC) and its relationship with Quality of Life (QOL) in HIV positive patients in local population were studied. This was a cross-sectional study on 80 HIV-positive patients. Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) Scale and Medical Outcome Study Short-Form Health Survey (MOS-SF-36) used to measure patients' HLC and QOL, respectively...
June 2018: Data in Brief
Baptiste Chéhère, Valérie Bougault, Cécile Chenivesse, Jean-Marie Grosbois, Benoit Wallaert
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves performance in the 6-min walk test (6MWT) in a subset of patients with fibrotic idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (f-IIP); however, a large proportion of patients do not respond to PR. AIM: To investigate the effects of a PR program on cardiorespiratory responses during a 6MWT and to identify the characteristics of patients who do not show improved performance after PR. DESIGN: An observational study...
June 14, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Thierry Deltombe, Maxime Gilliaux, François Peret, Mie Leeuwerck, Delphine Wautier, Philippe Hanson, Thierry Gustin
BACKGROUND: Neuro-orthopaedic surgery is recognized as an effective treatment to improve walking capacity in case of spastic equinovarus foot. However, the effect of surgery on the 3 domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) has never been studied. AIM: To assess the efficacy of the neuro-orthopaedic surgery for spastic equinovarus foot after stroke based on a goal-centered approach and on the 3 domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)...
June 14, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Tom E Nightingale, Peter C Rouse, Jean-Philippe Walhin, Dylan Thompson, James L J Bilzon
OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of a home-based exercise intervention on indices of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: This was a randomized controlled trial (HOMEX-SCI; ISRCTN57096451). After baseline laboratory testing and a week of free-living physical activity monitoring, eligible participants were randomly assigned (2:1 allocation ratio) to a home-based moderate-intensity upper-body exercise intervention (INT, n = 13), or a lifestyle maintenance control group (CON, n = 8), for 6 weeks...
June 11, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ana Cristina López, Eugenio Cecchetto, Ana Noemí Aguirre, Marina Celeste Ontiveros, Claudia Valentina Roitter, Adelaida Judith Garcia, Jorgelina Bernet, Jorge Alberto Aguirre
El objetivo del estudio fue describir características clínicas, sociodemográficas y hábitos en adultos con diabetes mellitus y estudiar su asociación con la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud. Se seleccionó una muestra de 311 pacientes del Programa de Diabetes de una obra social universitaria, de la provincia de Córdoba. Se analizaron los datos a como proporciones y los componentes físico y mental del cuestionario SF-36® . El 57,4% alcanzó un nivel de instrucción terciario o universitario. La hipertensión arterial fue el factor de riesgo cardiovascular más prevalente (86,8%), seguida por dislipemia (50,6%) y obesidad (46,5%)...
March 23, 2018: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
Wentian Lu, Hynek Pikhart, Amanda Sacker
Purpose of the Study: Few studies have recommended the essential domains of healthy aging and their relevant measurement to assess healthy aging comprehensively. This review is to fill the gap, by conducting a literature review of domains and measures of healthy aging in epidemiological studies. Design and Methods: A literature search was conducted up to March 31, 2017, supplemented by a search of references in all relevant articles in English. We made a final selection of 50 studies across 23 countries or regions...
April 20, 2018: Gerontologist
Richard Lewin, Anna Elander, Jonas Lundberg, Emma Hansson, Andri Thorarinsson, Malin Claudelin, Helena Bladh, Mattias Lidén
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of published, validated questionnaires for evaluating psychosocial morbidity in patients with breast hypertrophy undergoing breast reduction surgery. AIM: To validate the breast evaluation questionnaire (BEQ), originally developed for the assessment of breast augmentation patients, for the assessment of psychosocial morbidity in patients with breast hypertrophy undergoing breast reduction surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Validation study Subjects: Women with macromastia Methods: The validation of the BEQ, adapted to breast reduction, was performed in several steps...
June 13, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Ming-Huei Lee, Huei-Ching Wu, Chien-Ming Tseng, Tsung-Liang Ko, Tang-Jun Weng, Yung-Fu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To assess effectiveness of the video-based m-health system providing videos dictated by physicians for health education and symptom self-management for patients with IC/BPS. METHODS: An m-health system was designed to provide videos for weekly health education and symptom flare self-management. O'Leary-Sant index and VAS scale as well as SF-36 health survey were administrated to evaluate the disease severity and quality of life (QoL), respectively. A total of 60 IC/BPS patients were recruited and randomly assigned to either control group (30 patients) or study group (30 patients) in sequence depending on their orders to visit our urological clinic...
June 10, 2018: Urology
Vered Slonim-Nevo, Orly Sarid, Michael Friger, Doron Schwartz, Ruslan Sergienko, Avihu Pereg, Hillel Vardi, Terri Singer, Elena Chernin, Dan Greenberg, Shmuel Odes
Background: Psychological distress increases morbidity in ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). We examined whether social support is associated with distress and disease activity. Methods : There were 110 UC and 147 CD patients who completed sociodemography, economic status, disease activity (UC: Patient Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index (P-SCCAI), CD: Patient Harvey-Bradshaw Index . (P-HBI), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), Brief Symptom Inventory with Global Severity Index (GSI) of psychological distress, and 2 health-related quality-of-life scales (SF-36 Physical Health and Mental Health, and Short Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (SIBDQ)...
June 8, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Patrícia Moreno Grangeiro, Márcia Uchoa de Rezende, Camilo Partezani Helito, Alessandro Monterroso Felix, Guilherme Pereira Ocampos, Roberto Guarniero
Biapical femoral deformities are challenging to treat. In order to correct concomitant metaphyseal and diaphyseal deformities of the femur, the authors propose a double femoral controlled osteotomy with combined internal fixation, consisting of a Puddu plate and an intramedullary nail. The method was described in two patients. Results were analyzed using a visual analog scale (VAS), the Lysholm score, and SF-36. No complications were found. Complete consolidation of the osteotomies and radiographic alignment correction were achieved...
May 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
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