The Relationship Between Hopelessness and Sexual Problems in Spinal Cord Injury

This study aims to determine the sexual problems of the patients with spinal cord injury and to analyze the relationship between these problems and the hopelessness levels of the patients. This descriptive cross-sectional study, which employed a mixed method (qualitative and quantitative) was conducted on 53 inpatients at a physical therapy and rehabilitation hospital in Turkey. Questionnaire on Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics, Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale, Beck Hopelessness Scale and Semi-Structured Interview Form on Sexuality and Hopelessness were used for data collection. Statements of the participants on sexuality and hopelessness were grouped under five themes: perception of sexuality, factors increasing sexual satisfaction, sexual problems, future expectations and expectations from health personnel. Sexual problems and hopelessness levels of female participants were higher (p 
Source: Sexuality and Disability - Category: Disability Source Type: research

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This study was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of TLNS plus targeted physical therapy (PT) in people with a chronic balance deficit after mild ‐to‐moderate traumatic brain injury (mmTBI).Materials and MethodsThis international, multicenter, randomized study enrolled 122 participants with a chronic balance deficit who had undergone PT following an mmTBI and had plateaued in recovery. Randomized participants received PT plus either high ‐frequency pulse (HFP;n = 59) or low ‐frequency pulse (LFP;n = 63) TLNS. The primary efficacy and safety endpoints were the proportion of sensory organization test (SOT) re...
Source: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Design Source Type: news
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Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin type A versus baclofen in spasticity. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 336 patients who had spasticity caused by spinal cord injury were enrolled in a randomized (in 1: 1: 1: ratio) for placebo, controlled trial. Patients had received baclofen (BA group, n=112), local intramuscular injection of 500 U Botulinum toxin type A (BTI group, n=112), or physical therapies alone (placebo group, n=112). Modified Ashworth scale (mAS) score, disability assessment scale (DAS) score, modified medical research council (mMRC) score, the Barthel Index (BI)...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Mobile Health diabetes Education future games gamification gc3 Innovation Medicine Personalized medicine technology wearable wearables Source Type: blogs
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Better Health - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Health Tips Opinion Cancer Rehab Oncology Physiatry PM&R Rehabilitating From Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine Source Type: blogs
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