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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035068/effects-of-animal-assisted-therapy-on-concentration-and-attention-span-in-patients-with-acquired-brain-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vanya Gocheva, Margret Hund-Georgiadis, Karin Hediger
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported that brain-injured patients frequently suffer from cognitive impairments such as attention and concentration deficits. Numerous rehabilitation clinics offer animal-assisted therapy (AAT) to address these difficulties. The authors' aim was to investigate the immediate effects of AAT on the concentration and attention span of brain-injured patients. METHOD: Nineteen patients with acquired brain injury were included in a randomized, controlled, within-subject trial...
October 16, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983951/development-of-a-cerebral-palsy-follow-up-registry-in-jordan-cpup-jordan
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N A Almasri, M Saleh, S Abu-Dahab, S H Malkawi, E Nordmark
AIMS: This study aims to describe the development of a Cerebral Palsy Follow-up Registry in Jordan (CPUP-Jordan) and to provide a baseline child and parent demographic information, birth history of the child participants, and distribution of the participants based on topographical distribution of cerebral palsy (CP) and functional classification systems. METHODS: The CPUP-Jordan was developed using a similar framework of a follow-up surveillance programme for persons with CP in Sweden (CPUP)...
October 6, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952187/physiotherapists-utilizing-diagnostic-ultrasound-in-shoulder-clinics-how-useful-do-patients-find-immediate-feedback-from-the-scan-as-part-of-the-management-of-their-problem
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Gordon Lumsden, Kerry Lucas-Garner, Sarah Sutherland, Ron Dodenhoff
AIMS: Physiotherapists are beginning to utilize diagnostic ultrasound imaging in upper limb/shoulder clinics. The aim of the present study was to receive feedback on the views of the patients concerning the usefulness of the information obtained immediately from the scan in the management of their problem. METHODS: A questionnaire was offered to all patients attending a physiotherapist-led upper limb/shoulder clinic who underwent ultrasound imaging as part of a shoulder assessment over a 6-month period...
September 27, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939310/several-strategies-for-clinical-partners-and-universities-are-perceived-to-enhance-physiotherapy-student-engagement-in-non-metropolitan-clinical-placements-a-mixed-methods-study
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Alison Francis-Cracknell, Shari Maver, Fiona Kent, Emma Edwards, Ross Iles
QUESTION: What strategies can clinical partners and universities implement to enhance physiotherapy student engagement in non-metropolitan clinical placements? DESIGN: Mixed-method research design combining focus groups and survey. PARTICIPANTS: First-year physiotherapy students from one university at the commencement of their course (n=26); third-year and fourth-year students who had completed a non-metropolitan placement (n=39 survey, n=25 focus group); and clinical educators from three non-metropolitan clinical sites (n=15)...
October 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858422/development-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-basic-amputee-mobility-score-for-use-in-patients-with-a-major-lower-extremity-amputation
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Morten Tange Kristensen, Anni Østergaard Nielsen, Ulla Madsen Topp, Jakob Holmehave-Brandt, Charlotte Falkenberg Petterson, Peter Gebuhr
AIM: To develop and examine the psychometric properties, including responsiveness and interrater reliability, of a new outcome measure for the evaluation of basic mobility activities after a major lower extremity amputation - The Basic Amputee Mobility Score (BAMS). METHODS: The four following essential activities were chosen through consensus meetings with experienced amputee physiotherapists: (i) supine in bed to sitting on the edge of the bed; (ii) bed to wheelchair transfer; (iii) indoor wheelchair mobility; and (iv) get up from a wheelchair to standing on the non-amputated leg...
August 31, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845831/early-rehabilitative-treatment-after-infrainguinal-lower-limb-bypass-surgery
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Ettore Carlisi, Patrick Caspani, Paola Morlino, Maria Teresa Bardoni, Claudio Lisi, Maurizio Bejor, Elena Dalla Toffola
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Functional activity may remain limited in patients affected by critical limb ischemia, despite successful infrainguinal lower limb bypass surgery (ILLBS). The aim of the work was to evaluate the impact of a rehabilitative intervention on postoperative ambulatory status and pain. METHODS: In an observational study, data were collected on 34 patients undergoing ILLBS for critical limb ischemia or end-stage peripheral arterial disease...
August 23, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840490/usability-of-computerized-lung-auscultation-sound-software-class-for-learning-pulmonary-auscultation
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Ana Machado, Ana Oliveira, Cristina Jácome, Marco Pereira, José Moreira, João Rodrigues, José Aparício, Luis M T Jesus, Alda Marques
The mastering of pulmonary auscultation requires complex acoustic skills. Computer-assisted learning tools (CALTs) have potential to enhance the learning of these skills; however, few have been developed for this purpose and do not integrate all the required features. Thus, this study aimed to assess the usability of a new CALT for learning pulmonary auscultation. Computerized Lung Auscultation-Sound Software (CLASS) usability was assessed by eight physiotherapy students using computer screen recordings, think-aloud reports, and facial expressions...
August 24, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819679/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-is-effective-in-strengthening-the-quadriceps-muscle-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery
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REVIEW
Annette V Hauger, M P Reiman, J M Bjordal, C Sheets, L Ledbetter, A P Goode
PURPOSE: Reduced ability to contract the quadriceps muscles is often found immediately following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery. This can lead to muscle atrophy and decreased function. Application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may be a useful adjunct intervention to ameliorate these deficits following ACL surgery. The purpose of this review was to determine whether NMES in addition to standard physical therapy is superior to standard physical therapy alone in improving quadriceps strength or physical function following ACL surgery...
August 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815562/treadmill-training-and-body-weight-support-for-walking-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Jan Mehrholz, Simone Thomas, Bernhard Elsner
BACKGROUND: Treadmill training, with or without body weight support using a harness, is used in rehabilitation and might help to improve walking after stroke. This is an update of the Cochrane review first published in 2003 and updated in 2005 and 2014. OBJECTIVES: To determine if treadmill training and body weight support, individually or in combination, improve walking ability, quality of life, activities of daily living, dependency or death, and institutionalisation or death, compared with other physiotherapy gait-training interventions after stroke...
August 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802773/active-physiotherapy-interventions-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-the-hospital-and-inpatient-rehabilitation-settings-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kate G Henderson, Jason A Wallis, David A Snowdon
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapy is a routine component of postoperative management following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). As the demand for surgery increases it is vital that postoperative physiotherapy interventions are effective and efficient. OBJECTIVES: Determine the most beneficial active physiotherapy interventions in acute hospital and inpatient rehabilitation for improving pain, activity, range of motion and reducing length of stay for adults who have undergone TKA...
February 1, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791222/an-objective-measurement-of-urinary-continence-recovery-with-pelvic-floor-physiotherapy-following-robotic-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
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Niranjan Jude Sathianathen, Liana Johnson, Damien Bolton, Nathan L Lawrentschuk
BACKGROUND: To assess the impact of structured pelvic floor physiotherapy including repeated standardized measurements in regaining urinary continence in those men who have undergone a robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). METHODS: A retrospective database was created on men who had undergone a RALP while under the care of two senior urological surgeons between January 2013 and July 2016 and then took part in a formal pelvic floor rehabilitation program were included in the study...
July 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729234/mobile-phone-supported-physiotherapy-for-frozen-shoulder-feasibility-assessment-based-on-a-usability-study
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Thomas Stütz, Gerlinde Emsenhuber, Daniela Huber, Michael Domhardt, Martin Tiefengrabner, Gertie Janneke Oostingh, Ulrike Fötschl, Nicholas Matis, Simon Ginzinger
BACKGROUND: Patients with frozen shoulder show limited shoulder mobility often accompanied by pain. Common treatment methods include physiotherapy, pain medication, administration of corticosteroids, and surgical capsulotomy. Frozen shoulder often lasts from months to years and mostly affects persons in the age group of 40 to 70 years. It severely reduces the quality of life and the ability to work. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention that supports patients affected by "stage two" frozen shoulder...
July 20, 2017: JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725487/expectations-of-persons-with-paraplegia-regarding-their-care-in-india-a-qualitative-study
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Nalina Gupta, Kavitha Raja
STUDY DESIGN: A qualitative study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand expectations of persons with paraplegia in India regarding their care. SETTING: India. METHODS: This study used a qualitative methodology to have a focus group interview of persons with paraplegia in India. Focus group consisted of two to four participants with paraplegia. Adults with level T6 and below, complete injury, duration of at least 6 months post injury and those living in the community were included...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724014/prescription-medication-by-physiotherapists-a-brazilian-view-of-the-united-kingdom-canada-australia-and-new-zealand
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Valton da Silva Costa
Many health systems (HS) have adopted novel models of care which have included non-medical prescription (NMP) by physiotherapists. The aim of this study was to verify in the literature the existence of this practice and its possible benefits. A literature review was carried out through search on Science Direct, PubMed, SciELO, Lilacs and Google Scholar, and in the World Confederation for Physical Therapy and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy websites. In recent decades the United Kingdom adopted the NMP for health professionals, followed by Canada...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719996/efficacy-of-short-term-robot-assisted-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-hand-paralysis-after-stroke-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jorge H Villafañe, Giovanni Taveggia, Silvia Galeri, Luciano Bissolotti, Chiara Mullè, Grace Imperio, Kristin Valdes, Alberto Borboni, Stefano Negrini
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effectiveness of robot-assisted motion and activity in additional to physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) on stroke patients with hand paralysis. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Thirty-two patients, 34.4% female (mean ± SD age: 68.9 ± 11.6 years), with hand paralysis after stroke participated. The experimental group received 30 minutes of passive mobilization of the hand through the robotic device Gloreha (Brescia, Italy), and the control group received an additional 30 minutes of PT and OT for 3 consecutive weeks (3 d/wk) in addition to traditional rehabilitation...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713807/the-development-of-a-postgraduate-orthopaedic-manual-therapy-residency-program-in-nairobi-kenya
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Shala Cunningham, Richard Jackson, Daniel Kangutu Muli, Joni McFelea
INTRODUCTION: There are very few opportunities for long-term, comprehensive postgraduate education in developing countries because of fiscal and human resource constraints. Therefore, physiotherapists have little opportunity following graduation to advance their skills through the improvement of clinical reasoning and treatment planning and application. BACKGROUND: To address the need for sustainable advanced instruction in physiotherapy within the country, a postgraduate Residency program was initiated in Nairobi, Kenya in 2012...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705187/analysis-of-home-based-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-motor-impairment-in-primary-care-a-prospective-observational-study
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Francisco Antonio Vega-Ramírez, Remedios López-Liria, Genoveva Granados-Gámez, Jose Manuel Aguilar-Parra, David Padilla-Góngora
BACKGROUND: The purpose of health and social policies is to encourage older people more longevity, remain free of disability and experience quality of life while living in their homes. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of 473 patients diagnosed with motor impairment in primary care, the objectives of home-based rehabilitation and its functional impact. METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in the Almería Health District...
July 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704621/making-sense-of-low-back-pain-and-pain-related-fear
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Samantha Bunzli, Anne Smith, Robert Schütze, Ivan Lin, Peter O'Sullivan
Synopsis Pain-related fear is implicated in the transition from acute to chronic low back pain and the persistence of disabling low back pain, making it a key target for physical therapy intervention. The current understanding of pain-related fear is that it is a psychopathological problem, whereby people who catastrophize about the meaning of pain become trapped in a vicious cycle of avoidance behavior, pain, and disability, as recognized in the fear-avoidance model. However, there is evidence that pain-related fear can also be seen as a common-sense response to deal with low back pain, for example, when one is told that one's back is vulnerable, degenerating, or damaged...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690390/integrated-care-of-muscular-dystrophies-in-italy-part-1-pharmacological-treatment-and-rehabilitative-interventions
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Luisa Politano, Marianna Scutifero, Melania Patalano, Alessandra Sagliocchi, Antonella Zaccaro, Federica Civati, Erika Brighina, Gianluca Vita, Sonia Messina, Maria Sframeli, Maria Elena Lombardo, Roberta Scalise, Giulia Colia, Maria Catteruccia, Angela Berardinelli, Maria Chiara Motta, Alessandra Gaiani, Claudio Semplicini, Luca Bello, Guja Astrea, Giulia Ricci, Maria Grazia D'Angelo, Giuseppe Vita, Marika Pane, Adele D'Amico, Umberto Balottin, Corrado Angelini, Roberta Battini, Lorenza Magliano
This paper describes the pharmacological therapies and rehabilitative interventions received by 502 patients with Muscular Dystrophies, evaluated in relation to patient's socio-demographic and clinical variables, and geographical areas. Data were collected by the MD-Socio-Demographic and Clinical Schedule (MD-SC-CS) and by the Family Problems Questionnaire (FPQ). The most part of the enrolled patients were in drug treatment. The number of the medications increased in relation to patient's age, disability degree and duration of illness and was higher among patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) compared with Becker (BMD) or Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies (LGMD)...
March 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638570/barriers-in-accessing-care-services-for-physically-disabled-in-a-hospital-setting-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia-cross-sectional-study
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Fatimah MohammedAli Alkawai, Abdullah Saad Alowayyed
Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the significant difficulties in access to health care services experienced by patients with physical disabilities. Method: A cross-sectional study at King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 235 persons with physical disability, from 1 January to 30 June 2014. Results: A total of 88% of the people with disability reported having the need for someone to accompany them. Over 52% were unsatisfied with parking, 49.8% with the waiting area, 51.3% with wheel-chair services, and nearly 45% were unsatisfied with toilet facilities for the physically disabled...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
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