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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944700/participation-restrictions-among-adolescents-and-adults-with-neonatal-brachial-plexus-palsy-the-patient-perspective
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Menno van der Holst, Jeroen Groot, Duco Steenbeek, Willem Pondaag, Rob Ghh Nelissen, Thea Pm Vliet Vlieland
PURPOSE: To examine the impact of neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) on societal participation of adolescents and adults. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among patients with NBPP, aged ≥16 years, who had visited our NBPP clinic. Patients completed questions on the influence of NBPP on their choices regarding education/work and their work-performance, the Impact on Participation/Autonomy questionnaire and the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation (USER-P)...
September 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944249/return-to-play-following-shoulder-stabilization-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marc N Ialenti, Jeffrey D Mulvihill, Max Feinstein, Alan L Zhang, Brian T Feeley
BACKGROUND: Anterior shoulder instability can be a disabling condition for the young athlete; however, the best surgical treatment remains controversial. Traditionally, anterior shoulder instability was treated with open stabilization. More recently, arthroscopic repair of the Bankart injury with suture anchor fixation has become an accepted technique. HYPOTHESIS: No systematic reviews have compared the rate of return to play following arthroscopic Bankart repair with suture anchor fixation with the Bristow-Latarjet procedure and open stabilization...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940883/development-of-a-battery-of-tests-to-measure-attitudes-and-intended-behaviours-of-dental-students-towards-people-with-disability-or-those-in-marginalised-groups
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D Faulks, A Dougall, G Ting, T Ari, J Nunn, C Friedman, J John, B Daly, V Roger-Leroi, J T Newton
INTRODUCTION: Recommended curricula in Special Care Dentistry (SCD) outline learning objectives that include the domain of attitudes and behaviours, but these are notoriously difficult to measure. The aims of this study were (i) to develop a test battery comprising adapted and new scales to evaluate values, attitudes and intentions of dental students towards people with disability and people in marginalised groups and (ii) to determine reliability (interitem consistency) and validity of the scales within the test battery...
September 22, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938884/do-virtual-patients-prepare-medical-students-for-the-real-world-development-and-application-of-a-framework-to-compare-a-virtual-patient-collection-with-population-data
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M Urresti-Gundlach, D Tolks, C Kiessling, M Wagner-Menghin, A Härtl, I Hege
BACKGROUND: An important aspect of virtual patients (VPs), which are interactive computer-based patient scenarios, is authenticity. This includes design aspects, but also how a VP collection represents a patient population and how a patient is presented in a VP scenario. Therefore, our aim was to analyze VP scenarios integrated into the combined internal medicine and surgery curriculum at the University of Munich (LMU) and compare the results with data from the population in Germany. METHOD: We developed a coding framework with four main categories: patient data, patient representation, diagnoses, and setting...
September 22, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937789/identifying-dyslexia-risk-in-student-athletes-a-preliminary-protocol-for-concussion-management
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Rebecca Wiseheart, Robin Wellington
Learning disability (LD) has been identified as a potential risk factor for protracted recovery from a sport-related concussion, yet students with LD are rarely included in concussion research. Here, we draw special attention to dyslexia, a common but often underdiagnosed LD. Reading and learning problems commonly associated with dyslexia are often masked by protective factors, such as high verbal ability or general intelligence. Hence, high-achieving individuals with dyslexia may not be identified as being in a high-risk category...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936422/forgotten-excluded-or-included-students-with-disabilities-a-case-study-at-the-university-of-mauritius
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Sameerchand Pudaruth, Rajendra P Gunputh, Upasana G Singh
BACKGROUND: Students with disabilities in the tertiary education sector are more than a just a phenomenon, they are a reality. In general, little attention is devoted to their needs despite the fact that they need more care and attention. OBJECTIVES: This paper, through a case study at the University of Mauritius, sought to answer some pertinent questions regarding students with disabilities. Does the University of Mauritius have sufficient facilities to support these students? Are students aware of existing facilities? What additional structures need to be put in place so that students with any form of disability are neither victimised, nor their education undermined? Are there any local laws about students with disabilities in higher education? METHOD: To answer these questions and others, an online questionnaire was sent to 500 students and the responses were then analysed and discussed...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936420/wheelchair-users-access-and-exclusion-in-south-african-higher-education
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Desire Chiwandire, Louise Vincent
BACKGROUND: South Africa's Constitution guarantees everyone, including persons with disabilities, the right to education. A variety of laws are in place obliging higher education institutions to provide appropriate physical access to education sites for all. In practice, however, many buildings remain inaccessible to people with physical disabilities. OBJECTIVES: To describe what measures South African universities are taking to make their built environments more accessible to students with diverse types of disabilities, and to assess the adequacy of such measures...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936413/discriminatory-validity-of-the-aspects-of-wheelchair-mobility-test-as-demonstrated-by-a-comparison-of-four-wheelchair-types-designed-for-use-in-low-resource-areas
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Karen L Rispin, Elisa Hamm, Joy Wee
BACKGROUND: Comparative effectiveness research on wheelchairs available in low-resource areas is needed to enable effective use of limited funds. Mobility on commonly encountered rolling environments is a key aspect of function. High variation in capacity among wheelchair users can mask changes in mobility because of wheelchair design. A repeated measures protocol in which the participants use one type of wheelchair and then another minimises the impact of individual variation. OBJECTIVES: The Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test (AWMT) was designed to be used in repeated measures studies in low-resource areas...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936361/relationships-between-eye-movements-during-sentence-reading-comprehension-word-spelling-and-reading-and-dti-and-fmri-connectivity-in-students-with-and-without-dysgraphia-or-dyslexia
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Kevin Yagle, Todd Richards, Katie Askren, Zoe Mestre, Scott Beers, Robert Abbott, William Nagy, Peter Boord, Virginia Berninger
While eye movements were recorded and brains scanned, 29 children with and without specific learning disabilities (SLDs) decided if sentences they read (half with only correctly spelled words and half with homonym foils) were meaningful. Significant main effects were found for diagnostic groups (non-SLD control, dysgraphia control, and dyslexia) in total fixation (dwell) time, total number of fixations, and total regressions in during saccades; the dyslexia group had longer and more fixations and made more regressions in during saccades than either control group...
January 2017: Journal of Systems and Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933956/relationship-between-reading-and-long-term-storage-and-retrieval-glr-in-college-students
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Maria Jesus Avitia, Alan S Kaufman, Melissa Bray, James C Kaufman
The purpose of this study was to (a) identify the relationship between specific types of reading ability, different forms of learning, and long-term memory and retrieval (Glr); and then (b) to determine the degree to which self-assessed reading ability and a Glr measure could predict objective reading ability. College students were administered three different reading assessments from the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Second Edition (KTEA-II): word reading, reading comprehension, and nonsense word decoding...
September 21, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932158/the-burden-perceived-by-informal-caregivers-of-the-elderly-in-saudi-arabia
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Sulaiman A Alshammari, Abdullah A Alzahrani, Khaled A Alabduljabbar, Abdulaziz A Aldaghri, Yazeed A Alhusainy, Mohammed A Khan, Rakan A Alshuwaier, Ismail N Kariz
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to discover the characteristics of informal caregivers of elderly patients; to determine the socioeconomic, psychological, and physical consequences facing informal caregivers; and to measure their burdens and needs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional survey of informal caregivers of elderly patients. Participants were recruited from different hospitals and primary care clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
September 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931311/validating-the-unicef-washington-group-child-functioning-module-for-fijian-schools-to-identify-seeing-hearing-and-walking-difficulties
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Beth Sprunt, Monsurul Hoq, Umesh Sharma, Manjula Marella
PURPOSE: This study investigated the seeing, hearing and walking questions of the UNICEF/Washington Group Child Functioning Module and the inter-rater reliability between teachers and parents as proxy respondents. METHODS: Cross-sectional diagnostic accuracy study, two-gate design with representative sampling, comparing Module responses to reference standard assessments for 472 primary aged students in Fiji. Receiver operating characteristic curves were constructed to determine the area under the curve and optimal cut-off points...
September 20, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926849/-a-nationwide-survey-of-undergraduate-training-in-orthopaedics-and-trauma-surgery
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Miriam Ruesseler, Susanne Froehlich, Sigrid Ruesseler, Julian Zabel, Jasmina Sterz, Udo Obertacke
Background Musculoskeletal conditions are the most frequent cause of long-term pain and disability. Scientifically funded, structured training would be highly desirable for all medical students and of great economic relevance for the health care system. The present article portrays the status quo of undergraduate training in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, with a comparison to the status quo of 2008. Material and Methods A 51-item questionnaire was sent to all heads of the departments of orthopaedics or trauma surgery at the 37 medical faculties in Germany...
September 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917196/possible-predictors-of-age-at-illness-onset-and-illness-duration-in-a-cohort-study-comparing-younger-adults-and-older-major-affective-patients
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Gianluca Serafini, Xenia Gonda, Fiammetta Monacelli, Matteo Pardini, Maurizio Pompili, Zoltan Rihmer, Mario Amore
BACKGROUND: Major affective conditions are associated with significant disability and psychosocial impairment. Whether specific socio-demographic and clinical characteristics may distinguish subgroups of patients in terms of prognosis and illness trajectories is a matter of debate. METHODS: The sample of this naturalistic cohort study included 675 currently euthymic patients with major affective disorders of which 428 (63.4%) were diagnosed with unipolar and 247 (36...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910655/self-esteem-recognition-based-on-gait-pattern-using-kinect
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Bingli Sun, Zhan Zhang, Xingyun Liu, Bin Hu, Tingshao Zhu
BACKGROUND: Self-esteem is an important aspect of individual's mental health. When subjects are not able to complete self-report questionnaire, behavioral assessment will be a good supplement. In this paper, we propose to use gait data collected by Kinect as an indicator to recognize self-esteem. METHODS: 178 graduate students without disabilities participate in our study. Firstly, all participants complete the 10-item Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSS) to acquire self-esteem score...
September 8, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900320/a-cross-sectional-survey-assessing-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-regarding-oral-cancer-among-private-medical-and-dental-practitioners-in-bhubaneswar-city
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Avinash Jnaneswar, Bala Subramanya Goutham, Jayashree Pathi, Kunal Jha, Vinay Suresan, Gunjan Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Oral cancer is a public health problem giving rise to a great number of disabilities and deaths, but the possibility of survival is astonishingly higher when detected early. Health professionals therefore have an important role and responsibility in the prevention and early detection of oral cancer. They should be in a position to identify all suspicious lesions and to search for specialist opinion as promptly as possible when unsure, while also referring to the most appropriate discipline...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889915/-every-child-that-is-a-foster-child-is-marked-from-the-beginning-the-home-school-communication-experiences-of-foster-parents-of-children-with-disabilities
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Carolyn B Mires, David L Lee, David McNaughton
This study investigated the perceptions of foster parents of children with disabilities concerning their interactions with school personnel. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 7 foster parents of 6 children with disabilities (age range=5-16). A qualitative analysis of the interviews resulted in the identification of five thematic areas, including foster parent perceptions of: (a) the role of the foster parent, (b) the efficacy of the foster parent in helping the child learn, (c) invitations to involvement from the school (d) invitations to involvement from the child, and (e) foster child experiences in the school system...
September 7, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886392/how-do-you-define-body-image-exploring-conceptual-gaps-in-understandings-of-body-image-at-an-exercise-facility
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K Alysse Bailey, Kimberley L Gammage, Cathy van Ingen
The definition of body image has evolved within research; however, less is known about the layperson's understanding of the construct. This study explored how members and student trainees of an exercise facility (designed for older adults, people with physical disability, and those with cardiac complications) defined body image. Nineteen participants completed a one-on-one interview, and seven of those participants took part in six additional focus group meetings. The following main themes were found: stereotypical assumptions about body image (e...
September 5, 2017: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882468/inclusive-design-in-architectural-practice-experiential-learning-of-disability-in-architectural-education
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Kerry Mulligan, Allyson Calder, Hilda Mulligan
BACKGROUND: The built environment can facilitate or impede an individual's ability to participate in society. This is particularly so for people with disability. Architects are well placed to be advocates for design that enhances societal equality. OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study explored architectural design students' perceptions of inclusive design, their reflections resulting from an experiential learning module and the subsequent influence of these on their design practice...
August 31, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882085/psychotherapeutic-and-vocational-interventions-among-young-adults-with-work-disability-due-to-mental-disorders-in-finland
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Pauliina Mattila-Holappa, Matti Joensuu, Kirsi Ahola, Teija Kivekäs, Mika Kivimäki, Aki Koskinen, Marianna Virtanen
Backround: Little is known about treatment and rehabilitation received and planned among young adults with work disability due to a mental disorder. AIMS: To examine the implemented psychotherapeutic and vocational interventions and treatment plans among young adults with work disability due to a mental disorder. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were collected from medical records of young Finnish adults aged 18-34 with a long-term work disability history due to a mental disorder (N = 1163)...
September 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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