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C Hetzel, M Streibelt
Background: Studies about the impact of the labour market on return to work (RTW) after vocational retraining are contradictory. We examined if (1) RTW after vocational retraining depends on regional labour markets and if (2) the regional labour markets variance affects the influence of personal characteristics on RTW. Methods: The data consisted of the scientific use file (completed rehabilitation in the course of health insurance 2002-2009) of the German Federal Pension Insurance (51 626 persons of 7 year cohorts) and regional economic data (412 districts)...
October 2016: Die Rehabilitation
Mourad Aderkichi, Fatma Malek
OBJECTIVE: Orthopedic disorders of IMC walking children associated with other disorders of posture and movement get progressively worse with growth causing major deformations that can impede walking from the age of 2 years. The treatments implemented by physiotherapy, botulinum toxin and multi-site surgery significantly improve the functional prognosis of these children. The goal is to evaluate the fate of children who have not benefited from multi-site surgeries that have benefited from physiotherapy, stretching casts botulinum toxin and tenotomy on one or two sites...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Louise Moody, Janet Saunders, Marjan Leber, Marzena Wójcik-Augustyniak, Marek Szajczyk, Nataša Rebernik
BACKGROUND: The European Disability Strategy (2010-2020) seeks to significantly raise the proportion of people with disabilities working in the open labour market. The ERGO WORK project is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners in six European countries, focused on understanding and tackling barriers to workplace inclusion for workers with disabilities. METHODS: This study sought to explore the perceptions and needs of stakeholders in terms of workplace adaptation to the needs of employees with disabilities...
September 24, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Narges Neyazi, Prof Mohammad Arab, Freshteh Farzianpour, Mahmood Mahmoudi Majdabadi
Evaluation of higher education is an increasing demand for information on academic quality, which contributes to accountability among authorities and affects universities ranking. In educational institutions, the purpose of education is producing knowledgeable students and improving quality of the university system. Among many evaluation models, the CIPP model or Context, Input, Process, Product model is very beneficial and recommendable method to educational evaluation. This is a descriptive study conducted in four selected faculties of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) (Public health, Nursing and Midwifery, Rehabilitation and Allied Medical Sciences), undergraduate educational departments in 2014...
December 2016: Evaluation and Program Planning
H Christiaan Stronks, Ellen B Mitchell, Amy C Nau, Nick Barnes
The BrainPort® V100 Vision Aid is a non-invasive assistive device for the blind based on sensory substitution. The device translates camera images into electrotactile stimuli delivered to the tongue. The BrainPort has recently received the CE mark and FDA approval and it is currently marketed to augment, rather than replace, the traditional assistive technologies such as the white cane or guide dog. Areas covered: In this work, we will review the functional studies performed to date with the BrainPort and we will highlight the critical factors that determine device performance, including the technology behind the BrainPort, the impediments to assessing device performance, and the impact of device training and rehabilitation...
October 5, 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
Hueiming Liu, Richard Lindley, Mohammed Alim, Cynthia Felix, Dorcas B C Gandhi, Shweta J Verma, Deepak Kumar Tugnawat, Anuradha Syrigapu, Ramaprabhu Krishnappa Ramamurthy, Jeyaraj D Pandian, Marion Walker, Anne Forster, Craig S Anderson, Peter Langhorne, Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy, Bindiganavale Ramaswamy Shamanna, Maree L Hackett, Pallab K Maulik, Lisa A Harvey, Stephen Jan
INTRODUCTION: We are undertaking a randomised controlled trial (fAmily led rehabiliTaTion aftEr stroke in INDia, ATTEND) evaluating training a family carer to enable maximal rehabilitation of patients with stroke-related disability; as a potentially affordable, culturally acceptable and effective intervention for use in India. A process evaluation is needed to understand how and why this complex intervention may be effective, and to capture important barriers and facilitators to its implementation...
September 15, 2016: BMJ Open
Hau-Tieng Wu, Gregory F Lewis, Maria I Davila, Ingrid Daubechies, Stephen W Porges
BACKGROUND: With recent advances in sensor and computer technologies, the ability to monitor peripheral pulse activity is no longer limited to the laboratory and clinic. Now inexpensive sensors, which interface with smartphones or other computer-based devices, are expanding into the consumer market. When appropriate algorithms are applied, these new technologies enable ambulatory monitoring of dynamic physiological responses outside the clinic in a variety of applications including monitoring fatigue, health, workload, fitness, and rehabilitation...
October 17, 2016: Methods of Information in Medicine
Alexis B Peterson, R Matthew Gladden, Chris Delcher, Erica Spies, Amanda Garcia-Williams, Yanning Wang, John Halpin, Jon Zibbell, Carolyn Lullo McCarty, Jolene DeFiore-Hyrmer, Mary DiOrio, Bruce A Goldberger
In March and October 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and CDC issued nationwide alerts identifying fentanyl, particularly illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF), as a threat to public health and safety (1,2). IMF is pharmacologically similar to pharmaceutical fentanyl (PF), but is unlawfully produced in clandestine laboratories, obtained via illicit drug markets, and includes fentanyl analogs. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 50-100 times more potent than morphine and approved for the management of surgical/postoperative pain, severe chronic pain, and breakthrough cancer pain...
2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Antônio Padilha L Bó, Lucas O da Fonseca, Ana Carolina C de Sousa
Control systems for human movement based on Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) have shown to provide excellent performance in different experimental setups. Nevertheless, there is still a limited number of such applications available today on worldwide markets, indicating poor performance in real settings, particularly for upper limb rehabilitation and assistance. Based on these premises, in this paper we explore the use of an alternative control strategy based on co-activation of antagonist muscles using FES...
August 8, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
Susanne Saal, Lukas Forschner, Dietmar Kemmann, Jacqueline Zlatosch, Thomas W Kallert
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorders are associated with unemployment. An employment-focused case management (CMRE) has been conceptualised as a specific intervention to help substance use disorder patients return to competitive employment immediately after inpatient rehabilitation. This study investigated the effect of the intervention on return to work of persons with substance use disorders. METHOD: The study was conducted in four German inpatient rehabilitation departments, and included unemployed patients (aged between 18 and 63 years) with a main clinical diagnosis of ICD-10 F10-19 disorders...
2016: BMC Psychiatry
Ralf Smeets, Bernd Stadlinger, Frank Schwarz, Benedicta Beck-Broichsitter, Ole Jung, Clarissa Precht, Frank Kloss, Alexander Gröbe, Max Heiland, Tobias Ebker
Objective. The aim of this paper is to review different surface modifications of dental implants and their effect on osseointegration. Common marketed as well as experimental surface modifications are discussed. Discussion. The major challenge for contemporary dental implantologists is to provide oral rehabilitation to patients with healthy bone conditions asking for rapid loading protocols or to patients with quantitatively or qualitatively compromised bone. These charging conditions require advances in implant surface design...
2016: BioMed Research International
H J R Lenders, T P M Chamuleau, A J Hendriks, R C G M Lauwerier, R S E W Leuven, W C E P Verberk
The collapse of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) stocks throughout North-Western Europe is generally ascribed to large-scale river regulation, water pollution and over-fishing in the 19(th) and 20(th) century. However, other causes have rarely been quantified, especially those acting before the 19(th) century. By analysing historical fishery, market and tax statistics, independently confirmed by archaeozoological records, we demonstrate that populations declined by up to 90% during the transitional period between the Early Middle Ages (c...
2016: Scientific Reports
Vigdis Sveinsdottir, Torill Helene Tveito, Gary R Bond, Astrid Louise Grasdal, Stein Atle Lie, Silje Endresen Reme
BACKGROUND: Early withdrawal or exclusion from the labor market leads to significant personal and societal costs. In Norway, the increasing numbers of young adults receiving disability pension is a growing problem. While a large body of research demonstrates positive effects of Supported Employment (SE) in patients with severe mental illness, no studies have yet investigated the effectiveness of SE in young adults with a range of social and health conditions who are receiving benefits...
2016: BMC Public Health
Parvin Pooremamali, Anne-Le Morville, Mona Eklund
Ethnic minorities have particular needs and difficulties in terms of support for meaningful occupations, lack of access to and use of occupation-based rehabilitation services. They are not established in the labour market and are seldom in paid employment. This study aimed to investigate how mentally ill ethnic minority clients experience, feel and think about participation in occupation-based rehabilitation, and potential barriers they might encounter. Nine participants experiencing mental illness and receiving occupation-based rehabilitation were interviewed...
July 12, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Sanela Vrkljan, Zvjezdana Hendija
Health tourism can be generally divided into medical, health spa and wellness tourism. Health spa tourism services are provided in special hospitals for medical rehabilitation and health resorts, and include under medical supervision controlled use of natural healing factors and physical therapy in order to improve and preserve health. There are 13 special hospitals for medical rehabilitation and health resorts in Croatia. Most of them are financed through the state budget and lesser by sale on the market. More than half of their accommodation capacity is offered for sale on the market while the rest is under contract with the Croatian Health Insurance Fund...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
Murray A Rudd, Sheri Andres, Mary Kilfoil
Accounting for non-market economic values of biological diversity is important to fully assess the benefits of environmental policies and regulations. This study used three choice experiments (species-, guild-, and ecosystem-based surveys) in parallel to quantify non-use values for little-known aquatic species at risk in southern Ontario. Mean willingness-to-pay (WTP) ranged from $9.45 to $21.41 per listing status increment under Canada's Species at Risk Act for both named and unnamed little-known species. Given the broad range of valuable ecosystem services likely to accrue to residents from substantial increases in water quality and the rehabilitation of coastal wetlands, the difference in WTP between species- and ecosystem-based surveys seemed implausibly small...
September 2016: Environmental Management
Tom Edwards, Rob Macpherson, Martin Commander, Alan Meaden, Sridevi Kalidindi
This paper describes the need for commissioners and service providers to consider the development of a whole-system approach to providing rehabilitation services for patients with complex psychosis, in the context of the current economic pressures and emergence of a competitive market in this area of mental health. The practical and organisational arrangements for the management of risk with such services are described, taking into account the varying provision of rehabilitation services across the UK and considering how these can be developed against the care clustering system and interfaces with other mental health services...
June 2016: BJPsych Bulletin
Johannes Siegrist, Christine Fekete
BACKGROUND: Theory-based approaches provide explanations of the impact of components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) classification on outcomes such as health and wellbeing. METHODS: Here, one such approach is proposed, focusing on social participation and its association with wellbeing. In addition to elaborating a theoretical approach, a narrative review of research on labour market participation of persons with severe disability, spinal cord injury, is conducted to illustrate the utility of the proposed approach...
June 13, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Chuanpis Boonkerd, Weerawat Limroongreungrat
[Purpose] Elastic therapeutic tape has been widely used for rehabilitation and treatment of sports injuries. Tapes with different elastic properties serve different treatment purposes with inappropriate tension reducing tape effectiveness. Many tapes are available in the market, but studies on tape properties are limited. The aim of this study was to examine the material properties of elastic therapeutic tape. [Subjects and Methods] Brands of elastic therapeutic tape included KinesioTex(®), ATex, Mueller, 3M, and ThaiTape...
April 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Victoria A Wade, Alan D Taylor, Michael R Kidd, Colin Carati
BACKGROUND: This study was a component of the Flinders Telehealth in the Home project, which tested adding home telehealth to existing rehabilitation, palliative care and geriatric outreach services. Due to the known difficulty of transitioning telehealth projects services, a qualitative study was conducted to produce a preferred implementation approach for sustainable and large-scale operations, and a process model that offers practical advice for achieving this goal. METHODS: Initially, semi-structured interviews were conducted with senior clinicians, health service managers and policy makers, and a thematic analysis of the interview transcripts was undertaken to identify the range of options for ongoing operations, plus the factors affecting sustainability...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
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