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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339335/description-of-movement-quality-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-a-qualitative-study-as-a-first-step-to-a-practical-definition
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Margriet J H van Dijk, Nienke T A Smorenburg, Bart Visser, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Yvonne F Heerkens
PURPOSE: As a first step to formulate a practical definition for movement quality (MQ), this study aims to explore how Dutch allied health care professionals (AHCPs) describe MQ of daily life activities in patients with low back pain (LBP). METHODS: In this qualitative cross-sectional digital survey study, Dutch AHCPs (n = 91) described MQ in open text (n = 91) and with three keywords (n = 90). After exploratory qualitative content analysis, the ICF linking rules (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) were applied to classify MQ descriptions and keywords...
March 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334849/icf-specific-dnmt3b-dysfunction-interferes-with-intragenic-regulation-of-mrna-transcription-and-alternative-splicing
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Sole Gatto, Miriam Gagliardi, Monica Franzese, Sylwia Leppert, Mariarosaria Papa, Marco Cammisa, Giacomo Grillo, Guillame Velasco, Claire Francastel, Shir Toubiana, Maurizio D'Esposito, Claudia Angelini, Maria R Matarazzo
Hypomorphic mutations in DNA-methyltransferase DNMT3B cause majority of the rare disorder Immunodeficiency, Centromere instability and Facial anomalies syndrome cases (ICF1). By unspecified mechanisms, mutant-DNMT3B interferes with lymphoid-specific pathways resulting in immune response defects. Interestingly, recent findings report that DNMT3B shapes intragenic CpG-methylation of highly-transcribed genes. However, how the DNMT3B-dependent epigenetic network modulates transcription and whether ICF1-specific mutations impair this process remains unknown...
March 9, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330717/changes-in-motor-cortex-excitability-for-the-trained-and-non-trained-hand-after-long-term-unilateral-motor-training
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Matthias Grothe, Karla Doppl, Charlotte Roth, Sybille Roschka, Thomas Platz, Martin Lotze
Repetitive unilateral upper limb motor training does not only affect behavior but also increases excitability of the contralateral primary motor cortex (M1). The behavioral gain is partially transferred to the non-trained side. Changes in M1 intracortical facilitation (ICF) might as well be observed for both hand sides. We measured ICF of both left and right abductor pollicis brevis muscles (APB) before and after a two-week period of arm ability training (AAT) of the left hand in 13 strongly right handed healthy volunteers...
March 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320348/methods-for-conceptualising-visual-ability-as-a-measurable-construct-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Belinda Deramore Denver, Margareta Adolfsson, Elspeth Froude, Peter Rosenbaum, Christine Imms
BACKGROUND: Vision influences functioning and disability of children with cerebral palsy, so there is a growing need for psychometrically robust tools to advance assessment of children's vision abilities in clinical practice and research. Vision is a complex construct, and in the absence of clarity about this construct it is challenging to know whether valid, reliable measures exist. This study reports a method for conceptualising 'visual ability' as a measurable construct. METHODS: Using the items from 19 assessment tools previously identified in a systematic review, this study used a two-phase process: first, deductive content analysis linked items to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Child and Youth version (ICF-CY), and second, vision-specific 'Activity'-level items were explored using inductive thematic analysis...
March 21, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320257/academic-stress-disrupts-cortical-plasticity-in-graduate-students
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Carmen Concerto, Dhaval Patel, Carmenrita Infortuna, Eileen Chusid, Maria R Muscatello, Antonio Bruno, Rocco Zoccali, Eugenio Aguglia, Fortunato Battaglia
Medical education is a time of high stress and anxiety for many graduate students in medical professions. In this study, we sought to investigate the effect of academic stress on cortical excitability and plasticity by using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). We tested two groups (n = 13 each) of healthy graduate medical students (mean age 33.7 ± 3.8 SE). One group was tested during a final exam week (High-stress group) while the other group was tested after a break, during a week without exams (Low-stress group)...
March 20, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318009/the-efficacy-of-interventions-to-increase-physical-activity-participation-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sarah Reedman, Roslyn N Boyd, Leanne Sakzewski
AIM: To determine efficacy of therapy and behaviour change interventions to increase the level of participation in leisure-time physical activities (LTPAs) and habitual physical activity in children and young people with cerebral palsy. METHOD: Five databases were systematically searched. Included studies were randomized or comparison designs. Methodological quality was assessed with a modified Downs and Black Scale. Quantitative analysis was performed using RevMan 5...
March 20, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314996/development-of-the-aospine-patient-reported-outcome-spine-trauma-aospine-prost-a-universal-disease-specific-outcome-instrument-for-individuals-with-traumatic-spinal-column-injury
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Said Sadiqi, A Mechteld Lehr, Marcel W Post, Marcel F Dvorak, Frank Kandziora, S Rajasekaran, Klaus J Schnake, Alexander R Vaccaro, F Cumhur Oner
PURPOSE: To report on the multi-phase process used in developing the AOSpine Patient Reported Outcome Spine Trauma (AOSpine PROST), as well as the results of its application in a pilot study. METHODS: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) methodology was used as the basis for the development of this tool. Four preparatory studies and a consensus conference were performed, and resulted in the selection of 25 core ICF categories as well as the scale for use...
March 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306316/first-measurements-of-deuterium-tritium-and-deuterium-deuterium-fusion-reaction-yields-in-ignition-scalable-direct-drive-implosions
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C J Forrest, P B Radha, J P Knauer, V Yu Glebov, V N Goncharov, S P Regan, M J Rosenberg, T C Sangster, W T Shmayda, C Stoeckl, M Gatu Johnson
The deuterium-tritium (D-T) and deuterium-deuterium neutron yield ratio in cryogenic inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments is used to examine multifluid effects, traditionally not included in ICF modeling. This ratio has been measured for ignition-scalable direct-drive cryogenic DT implosions at the Omega Laser Facility [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)OPCOB80030-401810.1016/S0030-4018(96)00325-2] using a high-dynamic-range neutron time-of-flight spectrometer. The experimentally inferred yield ratio is consistent with both the calculated values of the nuclear reaction rates and the measured preshot target-fuel composition...
March 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306230/the-evidence-based-rationale-for-physical-therapy-treatment-of-children-adolescents-and-adults-diagnosed-with-joint-hypermobility-syndrome-hypermobile-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
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Raoul H H Engelbert, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Verity Pacey, Inge de Wandele, Sandy Smeenk, Nicoleta Woinarosky, Stephanie Sabo, Mark C Scheper, Leslie Russek, Jane V Simmonds
New insights into the phenotype of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome-hypermobile type (hEDS) have raised many issues in relation to classification, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. Within the multidisciplinary team, physical therapy plays a central role in management of individuals with hypermobility related disorders. However, many physical therapists are not familiar with the diagnostic criteria, prevalence, common clinical presentation, and management. This guideline aims to provide practitioners with the state of the art regarding the assessment and management of children, adolescents, and adults with JHS/hEDS...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300953/language-and-functionality-of-post-stroke-adults-evaluation-based-on-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-icf
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Maria Tereza Maynard Santana, Regina Yu Shon Chun
Purpose: Cerebrovascular accident is an important Public Health problem because of the high rates of mortality and sequelae such as language disorders. The conceptual health changes have led to the incorporation of functional and social aspects in the assessments as proposed by the World Health Organization in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The purpose was to evaluate and classify language aspects, functionality and participation of post-stroke individuals based on the concepts of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and characterize the sociodemographic profile of participants...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295575/definition-and-assessment-of-disability-in-mental-disorders-under-the-perspective-of-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-icf
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Michael Linden
This article provides an overview of definitions and assessment instruments of disability, an important topic in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses, and in expert appraisals in social and forensic medicine. Health problems are manifested not only in symptoms, but also regularly in impairment or disability in everyday life, which is especially true for mental disorders. According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization, disability can be understood as chronic suffering from symptoms of illness, or limitations of executing capacities, or inability to participate in selected areas of life...
March 14, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291801/early-diagnosis-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-mild-dementia-through-basic-and-instrumental-activities-of-daily-living-development-of-a-new-evaluation-tool
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Elise Cornelis, Ellen Gorus, Ingo Beyer, Ivan Bautmans, Patricia De Vriendt
BACKGROUND: Assessment of activities of daily living (ADL) is paramount to determine impairment in everyday functioning and to ensure accurate early diagnosis of neurocognitive disorders. Unfortunately, most common ADL tools are limited in their use in a diagnostic process. This study developed a new evaluation by adopting the items of the Katz Index (basic [b-] ADL) and Lawton Scale (instrumental [i-] ADL), defining them with the terminology of the International Classification of Human Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), adding the scoring system of the ICF, and adding the possibility to identify underlying causes of limitations in ADL...
March 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289372/improved-quantification-of-cerebral-vein-oxygenation-using-partial-volume-correction
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Phillip G D Ward, Audrey P Fan, Parnesh Raniga, David G Barnes, David L Dowe, Amanda C L Ng, Gary F Egan
Purpose: Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) enables cerebral venous characterization and physiological measurements, such as oxygen extraction fraction (OEF). The exquisite sensitivity of QSM to deoxygenated blood makes it possible to image small veins; however partial volume effects must be addressed for accurate quantification. We present a new method, Iterative Cylindrical Fitting (ICF), to estimate voxel-based partial volume effects for susceptibility maps and use it to improve OEF quantification of small veins with diameters between 1...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288627/a-protocol-for-the-methodological-steps-used-to-evaluate-the-alignment-of-rehabilitation-services-in-the-western-cape-south-africa-with-the-national-rehabilitation-policy
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Gubela Mji, Anthea Rhoda, Sue Statham, Conran Joseph
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation medicine plays an integral part in attainment of optimal functioning after injury or disease. The National Rehabilitation Policy of South Africa (NRP) (2000) highlights the need for access to professional health care services, redistribution and optimal utilisation of resources and research in the field of disability and rehabilitation. The government further ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) (2007), which validate the urgency in advancing the agenda of persons with disabilities...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281282/functional-visual-fields-relationship-of-visual-field-areas-to-self-reported-function
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Hikmat Subhi, Keziah Latham, Joy Myint, Michael D Crossland
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to relate areas of the visual field to functional difficulties to inform the development of a binocular visual field assessment that can reflect the functional consequences of visual field loss. METHODS: Fifty-two participants with peripheral visual field loss undertook binocular assessment of visual fields using the 30-2 and 60-4 SITA Fast programs on the Humphrey Field Analyser, and mean thresholds were derived. Binocular visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and near reading performance were also determined...
March 9, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278300/physical-activity-levels-determine-exercise-induced-changes-in-brain-excitability
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Tea Lulic, Jenin El-Sayes, Hunter J Fassett, Aimee J Nelson
Emerging evidence suggests that regular physical activity can impact cortical function and facilitate plasticity. In the present study, we examined how physical activity levels influence corticospinal excitability and intracortical circuitry in motor cortex following a single session of moderate intensity aerobic exercise. We aimed to determine whether exercise-induced short-term plasticity differed between high versus low physically active individuals. Participants included twenty-eight young, healthy adults divided into two equal groups based on physical activity level determined by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire: low-to-moderate (LOW) and high (HIGH) physical activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268150/-global-analysis-of-the-readability-of-the-informed-consent-forms-used-in-public-hospitals-of-spain
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M I Mariscal-Crespo, M V Coronado-Vázquez, M V Ramirez-Durán
PURPOSE: To analyse the readability of informed consent forms (ICF) used in Public Hospitals throughout Spain, with the aim of checking their function of providing comprehensive information to people who are making any health decision no matter where they are in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive study was performed on a total of 11,339 ICF received from all over Spanish territory, of which 1617 ICF were collected from 4 web pages of Health Portal and the rest (9722) were received through email and/or telephone contact from March 2012 to February 2013...
March 3, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265793/lymphatico-venous-anastomosis-as-treatment-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-prospective-study-on-quality-of-life
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Anouk J M Cornelissen, Melissa Kool, Tiara R Lopez Penha, Xavier H A Keuter, Andrzej A Piatkowski, E Heuts, René R W J van der Hulst, Shan Shan Qiu
PURPOSE: Lymphedema is a chronic and disabling sequel of breast cancer treatment that can be treated by lymphatico-venous anastomosis (LVA). Artificial connections between the venous and lymphatic system are performed supermicrosurgically. This prospective study analyses the effect of LVA on quality of life. METHODS: A prospective study was performed between November 2015 and July 2016 on consecutive patients in the Maastricht University Medical Centre. Quality of life was considered as the primary outcome, and the Lymphedema International Classification of Functioning (Lymph-ICF) questionnaire was used...
March 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257280/applying-the-international-classification-of-functioning-children-and-youth-version-to-pediatric-neuro-oncology
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Thomas Pletschko, Anna Felnhofer, Agathe Schwarzinger, Liesa Weiler, Irene Slavc, Ulrike Leiss
Given the increased survival rates in patients with pediatric central nervous system tumors, late effects such as treatment- and/or illness-related neurologic sequelae as well as neuropsychological deficits and social difficulties have moved into focus in follow-up care. In order to provide personalized treatment recommendations for pediatric brain tumor survivors, it is crucial not only to assess cognitive impairments but also to measure a patient's functional deficiencies, for example, restricted participation in everyday social activities...
January 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244557/goal-setting-instruments-in-geriatric-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review
#20
R van Seben, L Reichardt, S Smorenburg, B Buurman
This systematic review summarizes the psychometric properties of goal-setting instruments that are applied within geriatric rehabilitation. PubMed Medline and Embase were systematically searched for eligible articles. Studies were included if they were conducted in a somatic or neurological rehabilitation setting, included patients aged ≥55 years and provided data on instruments' psychometric properties (validity, reliability, responsiveness), utility and/or feasibility. Eleven studies were included. Seven studies, all conducted by one research group, evaluated Goal-Attainment Scaling (GAS), two studies assessed the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) and one study the Self-Identified Goals Assessment (SIGA), which is based on the COPM...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
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