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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334274/an-overview-of-robotic-mechanical-devices-for-post-stroke-thumb-rehabilitation
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Marian Suarez-Escobar, Elizabeth Rendon-Velez
PURPOSE: This article aims to clarify the current state-of-the-art of robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation as well as the anatomical characteristics and motions of the thumb that are crucial for the development of any device that aims to support its motion. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation. Specific electronic databases and well-defined search terms and inclusion/exclusion criteria were used for such purpose...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290505/hand-therapists-attitudes-environmental-supports-and-self-efficacy-regarding-intimate-partner-violence-in-their-practice
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Marudan Sivagurunathan, Tara Packham, Lindsay Dimopoulos, Robyn Murray, Kim Madden, Joy C MacDermid
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional. INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) may involve physical, psychological, or sexual abuse. Although hand injuries are reported as common sequelae of IPV, there is limited attention to this issue in hand therapy research reports or practice recommendations. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The primary aim is to describe the attitudes and beliefs of hand therapists (HTs) about IPV issues. METHODS: A sample of 189 HT completed a standardized survey investigating perceptions regarding issues pertaining to IPV...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208020/mapping-upper-limb-motor-performance-after-stroke-a-novel-method-with-utility-for-individualized-motor-training
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Orna Rosenthal, Alan M Wing, Jeremy L Wyatt, David Punt, R Chris Miall
BACKGROUND: Chronic upper limb motor impairment is a common outcome of stroke. Therapeutic training can reduce motor impairment. Recently, a growing interest in evaluating motor training provided by robotic assistive devices has emerged. Robot-assisted therapy is attractive because it provides a means of increasing practice intensity without increasing the workload of physical therapists. However, movements practised through robotic assistive devices are commonly pre-defined and fixed across individuals...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204293/validity-reliability-and-feasibility-of-commercially-available-activity-trackers-in-physical-therapy-for-people-with-a-chronic-disease-a-study-protocol-of-a-mixed-methods-research
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Emmylou Beekman, Susy M Braun, Darcy Ummels, Kim van Vijven, Albine Moser, Anna J Beurskens
Background: For older people and people with a chronic disease, physical activity provides health benefits. Patients and healthcare professionals can use commercially available activity trackers to objectively monitor (alterations in) activity levels and patterns and to support physical activity. However, insight in the validity, reliability, and feasibility of these trackers in people with a chronic disease is needed. In this article, a study protocol is described in which the validity, reliability (part A), and feasibility from a patient and therapist's point of view (part B) of commercially available activity trackers in daily life and health care is investigated...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197402/manual-physical-balance-assistance-of-therapists-during-gait-training-of-stroke-survivors-characteristics-and-predicting-the-timing
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Juliet A M Haarman, Erik Maartens, Herman van der Kooij, Jaap H Buurke, Jasper Reenalda, Johan S Rietman
BACKGROUND: During gait training, physical therapists continuously supervise stroke survivors and provide physical support to their pelvis when they judge that the patient is unable to keep his balance. This paper is the first in providing quantitative data about the corrective forces that therapists use during gait training. It is assumed that changes in the acceleration of a patient's COM are a good predictor for therapeutic balance assistance during the training sessions Therefore, this paper provides a method that predicts the timing of therapeutic balance assistance, based on acceleration data of the sacrum...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181262/exercise-manual-therapy-and-postural-re-education-for-uncontrolled-ear-twitching-and-related-impairments-after-whiplash-injury-a-case-report
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Kelsey Flanders, Heather Feldner
Background and Purpose: Whiplash Associated Disorders and the interventions used to remediate them are well documented in physical therapy literature. However, specific interventions for spasms of the neck musculature that also involve constant ear twitching have yet to be addressed. The purpose of this case report is twofold. First, to describe comprehensive physical therapy management and outcomes for a subject with uncontrolled ear twitching and related musculoskeletal impairments, and second, to discuss the physical therapist's approach to evidence-based care when faced with a paucity of literature addressing physical therapy interventions for subjects with uncontrolled ear twitching...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158955/correlation-of-self-reported-outcome-measures-and-the-selective-functional-movement-assessment-sfma-an-exploration-of-validity
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Mark Riebel, Michael Crowell, Jeffrey Dolbeer, Eliza Szymanek, Don Goss
Background/Purpose: The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a clinical model used to assist diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders by identifying dysfunctions in movement patterns. Based on the premise that addressing movement dysfunction is associated with an improvement in patient outcomes, the validity of the SFMA would be strengthened by observed improvement in self-reported function being associated with change in movement patterns. The purpose of this study was to explore the validity of the SFMA by determining if a correlation exists between a change in self-reported outcome measures and attributes of the assessment...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146660/changing-physical-activity-behaviour-for-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial-istep-ms
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Jennifer M Ryan, Jennifer Fortune, Andrea Stennett, Cherry Kilbride, Nana Anokye, Christina Victor, Wendy Hendrie, Mohamed Abdul, Lorraine DeSouza, Grace Lavelle, Debbie Brewin, Lee David, Meriel Norris
INTRODUCTION: Although physical activity may reduce disease burden, fatigue and disability, and improve quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), many people with MS are physically inactive and spend significant time in sedentary behaviour. Behaviour change interventions may assist people with MS to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour. However, few studies have investigated their effectiveness using objective measures of physical activity, particularly in the long term...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077909/prevalence-and-risk-of-inappropriate-sexual-behavior-of-patients-toward-physical-therapist-clinicians-and-students-in-the-united-states
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Jill S Boissonnault, ZiƔdee Cambier, Scott J Hetzel, Margaret M Plack
Background: For health care providers in the United States, the risk for nonfatal violence in the workplace is 16 times greater than that for other workers. Inappropriate patient sexual behavior (IPSB) is directed at clinicians, staff, or other patients and may include leering, sexual remarks, deliberate touching, indecent exposure, and sexual assault. Inappropriate patient sexual behavior may adversely affect clinicians, the organization, or patients themselves. Few IPSB risk factors for physical therapists have been confirmed...
November 1, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060739/feasibility-of-using-the-rapael-smart-glove-in-upper-limb-physical-therapy-for-patients-after-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hee-Tae Jung, Hwan Kim, Jugyeong Jeong, Bomin Jeon, Taekeong Ryu, Yangsoo Kim
We aim to assess the feasibility of using the RAPAEL Smart Glove as an assistive tool for therapists in clinical rehabilitation therapy settings and to investigate if it can be used to improve the motor recovery rate of stroke survivors. Our randomized controlled study involved 13 post-stroke inpatients. An experimental treatment consisted of one 30-minute game-assisted therapy and one 30-minute conventional therapy per day while the control treatment consisted of two 30-minute conventional therapies. Each therapy block consisted of 15 days over a period of 3 weeks...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060719/development-and-assessment-of-a-novel-ankle-rehabilitation-system-for-stroke-survivors
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Beom-Chan Lee, Dae-Hee Kim, Younsun Son, Kap-Ho Seo, Sung Ho Park, Dongyual Yoo, Alberto Fung
Spasticity after stroke is a common occurrence and requires treatment with rehabilitative regimens (e.g., stretching exercise). Unfortunately, many challenges (e.g., cost, limited availability of physical therapists, limited access to clinical facilities, etc.) can restrict participation in these rehabilitation regimens. Assistive technologies using robotic systems have been developed to provide an alternative to assist with rehabilitative exercises. However, existing assistive technologies are rarely available in clinical settings due to technical limitations (e...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053448/the-effects-of-coding-schemes-on-vibrotactile-biofeedback-for-dynamic-balance-training-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-healthy-elderly-individuals
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Beom-Chan Lee, Alberto Fung, Timothy A Thrasher
A coding scheme for earlier versions of vibrotactile biofeedback systems for balance-related applications was primarily binary in nature, either off or on at a given threshold (range of postural tilt), making it unable to convey information about error magnitude. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of two coding schemes (binary vs. continuous) for vibrotactile biofeedback during dynamic weight-shifting exercises that are common physical therapists' recommended balance exercises used in clinical settings...
October 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978488/icu-team-composition-and-its-association-with-abcde-implementation-in-a-quality-collaborative
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Deena Kelly Costa, Thomas S Valley, Melissa A Miller, Milisa Manojlovich, Sam R Watson, Phyllis McLellan, Corine Pope, Robert C Hyzy, Theodore J Iwashyna
PURPOSE: Awakening, Breathing Coordination, Delirium, and Early Mobility bundle (ABCDE) should involve an interprofessional team, yet no studies describe what team composition supports implementation. MATERIALS & METHODS: We administered a survey at MHA Keystone Center ICU 2015 workshop. We measured team composition by the frequency of nurse, respiratory therapist, physician, physical therapist, nurse practitioner/physician assistant or nursing assistant involvement in 1) spontaneous awakening trials (SATs), 2) spontaneous breathing trials, 3) delirium and 4) early mobility...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959710/bilateral-control-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-and-robotics-based-telerehabilitation
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Naji Alibeji, Brad E Dicianno, Nitin Sharma
Currently a telerehabilitation system includes a therapist and a patient where the therapist interacts with the patient, typically via a verbal and visual communication, for assessment and supervision of rehabilitation interventions. This mechanism often fails to provide physical assistance, which is a modus operandi during physical therapy or occupational therapy. Incorporating an actuation modality such as functional electrical stimulation (FES) or a robot at the patient's end that can be controlled by a therapist remotely, to provide therapy or to assess and measure rehabilitation outcomes can significantly transform current telerehabilitation technology...
February 2017: International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932002/the-investigation-of-the-effectiveness-on-the-educational-procedure-development-for-physical-therapist-assistant-in-quang-tri-province-of-vietnam
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JinWon Noh, Min Hee Kim, Ki-Bong Yoo, Eun Joo Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness on the educational procedure development for physical therapist assistant in Quang Tri province of Vietnam. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects consisted of 10 lecturers for the education of physical therapist assistant in Quang Tri medical college. To compare with satisfaction and educational effectiveness according to the participation of educational procedure, the lecturers conducted the survey research. [Results] In the descriptive values of participant satisfaction in educational procedure, most of the scored were higher than 4...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889171/considering-recent-trends-in-healthcare-labor-markets-in-educational-program-planning-in-allied-health
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Surrey M Walton, Kibum Kim, Saul J Weiner
Recent trends in wages and employment should be considered to help inform recruitment and expansion planning for educational programs related to the future healthcare workforce. We present a relatively straightforward method for assessing a broad set of health labor market trends from 2010 to 2014 based on the number employed and wage rates across all healthcare-related occupational categories available from the Occupational Employment Statistics data. To focus more on trends within the healthcare sector, we used the relative wages and employment of the occupations compared to medical doctors...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873833/mouthsticks-a-participatory-approach
#17
Waltraud Ernst, Gerhard Nussbaum, Veronika M Berger, Zoltan Major
Mouthsticks are quite an old kind of assistive technology (AT) but nevertheless they are up to now the Swiss army knives among AT. Unfortunately the popularity of mouthsticks massively decreased during the 1990s with the result that knowledge about how to produce good mouthsticks got lost and that there are hardly any adaptable mouthsticks available on the market. This paper discusses the development of a personalized mouthstick with the involvement of end users - people with severe physical disabilities - and occupational therapists as experts of everyday use...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871024/telemedicine-guided-education-on-secondary-stroke-and-fall-prevention-following-inpatient-rehabilitation-for-texas-patients-with-stroke-and-their-caregivers-a-feasibility-pilot-study
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Mansi M Jhaveri, Ruby Benjamin-Garner, Nahid Rianon, Mark Sherer, Gerard Francisco, Farhaan Vahidy, Kayta Kobayashi, Mary Gaber, Paige Shoemake, Kim Vu, Alyssa Trevino, James Grotta, Sean Savitz
INTRODUCTION: The aftermath of stroke leaves many consequences including cognitive deficits and falls due to imbalance. Stroke survivors and families struggle to navigate the complex healthcare system with little assistance posthospital discharge, often leading to early hospital readmission and worse stroke outcomes. Telemedicine Guided Education on Secondary Stroke and Fall Prevention Following Inpatient Rehabilitation feasibility study examines whether stroke survivors and their caregivers find value in telerehabilitation (TR) home visits that provide individualised care and education by a multidisciplinary team after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation...
September 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817496/lived-experiences-of-muscle-tightness-symptoms-from-patients-perspectives
#19
Rozina Bhimani, Lisa Carney-Anderson
The aims of this study were to understand symptoms of chronic muscle tightness from the patient's perspective and explore symptom management strategies used by them. Muscle tightness, a common symptom, is a challenge to manage in clinical practice because it is commingled with other orthopedic conditions. Nurses may not be aware of the negative impact of tight muscles because this symptom is presumed to be self-limiting; however, if not treated appropriately, muscle tightness can become chronic. The focus of this study is the lived experience of patients with chronic muscle tightness...
October 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813961/identifying-the-effects-of-using-integrated-haptic-feedback-for-gait-rehabilitation-of-stroke-patients
#20
Muhammad Raheel Afzal, Sanghun Pyo, Min-Kyun Oh, Young Sook Park, Jungwon Yoon
This paper evaluates the prospects of using a novel Integrated Haptic Feedback (IHF) system. IHF can provide over-ground gait training regimens for post-stroke ambulatory subjects. IHF system combines the use of a portable cane for kinesthetic feedback and a wearable vibrotactor array for tactile feedback. Continuous somatosensory input is aiforded to the users at the handle of cane; it serves the purpose of balance assurance at higher gait speeds. Besides, restricted use of upper limb for weight-bearing inspires the users to involve the paretic lower limbs more actively...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
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