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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327593/the-impact-of-age-and-gender-on-the-icf-based-assessment-of-chronic-low-back-pain
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Elisabeth Fehrmann, Simone Kotulla, Linda Fischer, Thomas Kienbacher, Kerstin Tuechler, Patrick Mair, Gerold Ebenbichler, Birgit Paul
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of age and gender on the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)-based assessment for chronic low back pain. METHODS: Two hundred forty-four chronic low back pain patients (52% female) with a mean age of 49 years (SD =17.64) were interviewed with the comprehensive ICF core set for activities and participation, and environmental factors. After conducting explorative factor analysis, the impact of age and gender on the different factors was analyzed using analyzes of variances...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323524/work-disability-in-soldiers-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-posttraumatic-embitterment-disorder-and-not-event-related-common-mental-disorders
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Beate Muschalla, Heinrich Rau, Gerd Dieter Willmund, Christine Knaevelsrud
OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic mental disorders may occur with different affect qualities. Best known is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a conditioned anxiety reaction with intrusions. Another event-related mental disorder is posttraumatic embitterment (PTED), characterized by affect of embitterment and thoughts of revenge, occurring after an event deeply hurting basic beliefs. Knowing about associated disability is important for treatment and sociomedical decisions. This is the first study to explore work-disability in patients with PTSD, PTED, and not-event-related common mental disorder (CMD)...
January 2018: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320640/syme-amputation-a-systematic-review
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Rudwina Braaksma, Pieter U Dijkstra, Jan H B Geertzen
BACKGROUND: In the decision-making process toward an amputation of the lower extremity, knowledge about patient-related outcomes after amputation and rehabilitation is important. We have not found a systematic review that provides this knowledge for Syme amputation. The aim of this study was to present an overview of outcomes after a Syme amputation grouped according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model, focusing on body structures and functions, activities, and participation...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316201/women-s-situation-specific-strategies-in-managing-participation-restrictions-due-to-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-gender-comparison
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Gunnel Östlund, Mathilda Björk, Ingrid Thyberg, Eva Valtersson, Annette Sverker
INTRODUCTION: The present study explored how women describe their use of situation-specific strategies when managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim was also to compare women's strategies with those of men, and see the extent to which they used the same strategies. METHODS: The data were collected using semi-structured interviews based on the critical incident technique. The sample consisted of women with early rheumatic arthritis (n = 34), and the results were compared with data reported in a previous study on men (n = 25) from the same cohort...
January 9, 2018: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314454/neurophysiological-comparison-among-tonic-high-frequency-and-burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-novel-insights-into-spinal-and-brain-mechanisms-of-action
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Tommaso Bocci, Giuliano De Carolis, Mery Paroli, Davide Barloscio, Laura Parenti, Lara Tollapi, Massimiliano Valeriani, Ferdinando Sartucci
RATIONALE: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an effective option for neuropathic pain treatment. New technological developments, as high-frequency (HF) and theta burst stimulation (TBS), have shown promising results, although putative mechanisms of action still remain debated. METHODS: thirty patients with lower back pain were enrolled and underwent LF, HF, and TBS. Laser evoked potentials (LEPs) were recorded by using a Nd:YAG laser. Amplitudes and latencies of the main two components (N1, N2/P2) were compared among different experimental sessions...
January 4, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302138/are-the-domains-considered-by-icf-comprehensive-enough-to-conceptualize-participation-in-the-patient-with-hand-injuries
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Maryam Farzad, Fereydoun Layeghi, Seyyed Ali Hosseini, Khanke Hamidreza, Ali Asgari
Background  Although participation is a core concept in multiple models of disability, there is no consensus on its definition. Objective  The aim of this study was to extract participation domains based on review of theories, available outcome measures, and interviews with experts and the person with hand injuries to compare with the ICF domains of participation. Methods  A qualitative approach using a deductive content analysis was employed to extend definitions of participation from theories. Later on, inductive qualitative method using semistructured interview with five experts in different fields and 30 patients with different hand injuries was used...
December 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301539/development-of-an-inventory-of-goals-using-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-in-a-population-of-non-ambulatory-children-and-adolescents-with-cerebral-palsy-treated-with-botulinum-toxin-a
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Linda Nguyen, Ronit Mesterman, Jan Willem Gorter
BACKGROUND: In the management of hypertonicity in children with cerebral palsy (CP), goals should be clearly identified in order to evaluate the effectiveness of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) treatment, specifically in non-ambulatory children and adolescents, Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), level IV or V. A retrospective chart review (Mesterman et al., 2013) identified the need for the development of a set of specific and meaningful goals linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for future goal setting and evaluation in this population...
January 4, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298480/evaluation-of-the-active-targeting-of-melanin-granules-after-intravenous-injection-of-dendronized-nanoparticles
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Catalina Bordeianu, Audrey Parat, Sébastien Piant, Aurélie Walter, Christine Zbaraszczuk-Affolter, Florent Meyer, Sylvie Begin-Colin, Sébastien Boutry, Robert N Muller, Elodie Jouberton, Jean-Michel Chezal, Bruno Labeille, Elisa Cinotti, Jean-Luc Perrot, Elisabeth Miot-Noirault, Sophie Laurent, Delphine Felder-Flesch
The biodistribution of dendronized iron oxides, NPs10@D1_DOTAGA and melanin-targeting NPs10@D1_ICF_DOTAGA, was studied in vivo using MRI and planar scintigraphy through [177Lu]Lu-radiolabeling. MRI experiments showed high contrast power of both dendronized nanoparticles (DPs) and hepatobiliary and urinary excretions. Little tumor uptake could be highlighted after intravenous injection probably as a consequence of the negatively charged DOTAGA-derivatized shell which reduces the diffusion across the cells' membrane...
January 4, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282701/towards-icf-implementation-in-menopause-healthcare-a-systematic-review-of-icf-application-in-switzerland
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Martina Zangger, Dagmar Poethig, Florian Meissner, Michael von Wolff, Petra Stute
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To present a systematic literature review on the application and degree of implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) across different health conditions and regions in Switzerland in order to develop an ICF classification of the climacteric syndrome in the medium term. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted through Embase and Medline covering the period between 2011 and August 2016...
December 28, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281845/-icf-and-the-term-substantial-disability-in-the-german-bundesteilhabegesetz-bthg
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Wolfgang Wagener
The new law, called "Bundesteilhabegesetz" was rapidly approved by the German legislative institutions in December 2016. It was supposed to be a milestone demonstrating the change from paternalistic care to the right of autonomous participation in all parts of social life. This new law sought to offer new ways, but actually there remains a big space for interpretations in the implementation. The law proposal wanted to claim 5 from the nine areas of life from the ICF. That was not accepted. Until December 2019 there must be found a definition of "substantial disability"...
December 27, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278632/influence-of-the-type-of-plateletpheresis-on-the-value-of-corpuscular-elements-in-the-blood-donors
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Elvedin Landžo, Josip Petrović, Maja Karin, Ivan Tomić, Danijel Pravdić
INTRODUCTION: During the plateletpheresis procedure the number of trombocites in the donor's blood significantly decreases, and the levels of the other components of blood as hematocrit, hemoglobin, and leukocyte diminish as well. Influence of the type of procedure DN-CFCS and SN-ICFS it is one of the factors that affects the decrease of the levels of HCT, Hgb and WBC. In this study, our goal was to see the difference in the value of HCT, Hgb, WBC, and platelets after the plateletfphresis process between DN-CFCS and SN-IFCS on the same cell separator - Fenval AMICUS...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237139/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-colectomy-in-younger-and-older-patients-an-analysis-of-nationwide-readmission-database
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Hemalkumar B Mehta, Byron D Hughes, Eric Sieloff, Sneha O Sura, Yong Shan, Deepak Adhikari, Anthony Senagore
BACKGROUND: Prior studies report safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic colectomy in older patients. The study aimed to examine the impact of laparoscopic colectomy on 30-day readmissions, discharge destination, hospital length of stay, and cost in younger (19-65 years) and older adults (>65 years). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the nationwide readmission database from 2013 to study adults undergoing elective colectomy. The outcomes were 30-day readmissions, discharge destination for the index hospitalization (routine, skilled nursing facility [SNF]/intermediate care facility [ICF], home healthcare), length of stay, and cost...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233002/social-participation-following-a-stroke-an-assessment-in-accordance-with-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health
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Soraia Micaela Silva, João Carlos Ferrari Corrêa, Gabriela Santos Pereira, Fernanda Ishida Corrêa
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate, code and qualify the participation of Brazilian stroke survivors based on the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) and identify predictors of post-stroke participation. METHODS: An exploratory, observational, cross-sectional study was conducted involving 78 individuals with hemiparesis stemming from a stroke. The stroke specific quality of life (SS-QOL) was used to evaluate the participation component of the ICF...
December 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226604/an-international-qualitative-study-of-functioning-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-using-the-world-health-organization-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-framework
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Soheil Mahdi, Marisa Viljoen, Tamara Yee, Melissa Selb, Nidhi Singhal, Omar Almodayfer, Mats Granlund, Petrus J de Vries, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Sven Bölte
This is the third in a series of four empirical studies designed to develop International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The present study aimed to describe functioning in ASD (as operationalized by the ICF) derived from the perspectives of diagnosed individuals, family members, and professionals. A qualitative study using focus groups and semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 stakeholder groups (N = 90) from Canada, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Sweden...
December 11, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213090/evaluation-of-short-interval-cortical-inhibition-and-intracortical-facilitation-from-the-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Yoshihiro Noda, Mera S Barr, Reza Zomorrodi, Robin F H Cash, Faranak Farzan, Tarek K Rajji, Robert Chen, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Daniel M Blumberger
GABAergic and glutamatergic dysfunction in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) are thought to be the core pathophysiological mechanisms of schizophrenia. Recently, we have established a method to index these functions from the DLPFC using the paired transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) paradigms of short interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) and facilitation (ICF) combined with electroencephalography (EEG). In this study, we aimed to evaluate neurophysiological indicators related to GABAA and glutamate receptor-mediated functions respectively from the DLPFC in patients with schizophrenia using these paradigms, compared to healthy controls...
December 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211170/-environmental-influence-on-physical-disability-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
Filipe Athayde, Eliane Viana Mancuzo, Ricardo de Amorim Corrêa
People with physical disabilities may, in interaction with facilitators and barriers, modify their participation in society. The environment, in the panorama of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), plays a relevant role in health and in the expression of functioning. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the influence of environmental factors on physical disability, based on the theoretical framework of the ICF. A systematic review of the literature was performed based on the recommendations of the following documents: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) and Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology Statement (STROBE)...
November 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211157/social-protection-and-public-policy-for-vulnerable-populations-an-assessment-of-the-continuous-cash-benefit-program-of-welfare-in-brazil
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Cristina Maria Rabelais Duarte, Miguel Abud Marcelino, Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini, Patrícia de Moraes Mello Boccolini
This paper describes the historical development and profile of Continuous Cash Benefit (BPC) applicants, intended for poor elderly and people with disabilities, which, since 2009, uses eligibility criteria based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) of the WHO and is aligned with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The behavior of benefits was determined from the analysis the coefficients of the general and non-judicial grants between 1998 and 2014...
November 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202358/increasing-mediolateral-standing-sway-is-associated-with-increasing-corticospinal-excitability-and-decreasing-m1-inhibition-and-facilitation
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Tulika Nandi, Beth E Fisher, Tibor Hortobágyi, George J Salem
In standing, corticospinal excitability increases and primary motor cortex (M1) inhibition decreases in response to anterior posterior or direction unspecific manipulations that increase task difficulty. However, mediolateral (ML) sway control requires greater active neural involvement. Therefore, the primary purpose of this study was to determine the pattern of change in neural excitability when ML postural task difficulty is manipulated and to test whether the neural excitability is proportional to ML sway magnitude across conditions...
November 28, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202331/using-the-icf-in-transition-research-and-practice-lessons-from-a-scoping-review
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Tram Nguyen, Debra Stewart, Peter Rosenbaum, Sue Baptiste, Olaf Kraus de Camargo, Jan Willem Gorter
BACKGROUND: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and subsequent ICF-CY (child and youth version) recognize the importance of personal and environmental factors in facilitating holistic transition planning and service delivery for youth with chronic health conditions (YCHC). AIMS: The objective of this scoping review is to investigate the degree to which the ICF and ICF-CY have been used in transition research and practice since its initial publication...
January 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194871/are-you-better-a-multi-centre-study-of-patient-defined-recovery-from-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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A Llewellyn, C S McCabe, Y Hibberd, P White, L Davies, J Marinus, R G S M Perez, I Thomassen, F Brunner, C Sontheim, F Birklein, T Schlereth, A Goebel, R Haigh, R Connett, C Maihöfner, L Knudsen, R N Harden, A Zyluk, D Shulman, H Small, F Gobeil, P Moskovitz
BACKGROUND: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) symptoms can significantly differ between patients, fluctuate over time, disappear or persist. This leads to problems in defining recovery and in evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic interventions. OBJECTIVES: To define recovery from the patients' perspective and better understand their priorities for treatment approaches. METHODS: Establishing an international consortium, we used a 2-Round Delphi-based study in eight countries across Europe and North America...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
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