Tailored approaches to stroke health education (TASHE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

DiscussionThis is the first randomized trial of a church-placed narrative intervention to improve stroke outcomes in urban Black and Hispanic populations. A film intervention has the potential to make a significant public health impact, as film is a highly scalable and disseminable medium. Since there is at least one church in almost every neighborhood in the USA, churches have the ability and reach to play an important role in the dissemination and translation of stroke prevention programs in minority communities.Trial registrationNCT01909271; July 22, 2013
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Conclusion: In this study, the coastal areas of South Korea carry a higher burden than the national population. Additionally, chronic diseases compose the majority of the health burden in coastal areas. Despite the limitation of data, YLD was the best tool available for evaluating the health outcomes in specific areas, and has the advantage of simplicity and timely analysis.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion Despite a good one-year post-stroke functional outcome, non-motor disabling symptoms are frequent amongst patients returned home and able to be interviewed, contributing to a low level of participation and a poor quality of life. Rehabilitation strategies focused on participation should be developed to break the vicious circle of social isolation and improve quality of life.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The objective of the study was to test the reliability, construct validity, and interpretability of the Brazilian-Portuguese RPSS. Methods: Fifty-one individuals (mean age 62 ± 10.8 years), with acute-to-chronic stroke (range: 1-300 months) were video recorded while performing a reach-to-grasp task of a cone placed both close and far from the individual. Their degree of motor impairment ranged from 4 to 59 points in the Fugl-Meyer scale. Results: Reaching Performance Scale for Stroke showed excellent intra- (ICC2,1 = 1.00) and interrater (ICC2,1 = 0.98-0.99) reliab...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusions: Results from this study revealed complexity in the clinical reasoning process used in physical therapy practice to determine the best walking assistive device for patients with stroke and brain injury during inpatient rehabilitation. Information from this study can inform post-acute physical therapy practice and education, and may reduce device abandonment. Implications for rehabilitation Clinical reasoning (CR) is a complex process in which a clinician must consider multiple factors, which requires non-linear and iterative thinking, and involves many people, making it shared among the patient, caregivers, and...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study provides initial insight into the potential barriers and facilitators needed to develop and implement stroke caregiver programs. Further exploration of these topics can inform caregiver program development and their implementation into stroke systems of care. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION Rehabilitation research needs to demonstrate that caregivers are a unique group in need of support from the health care system. Rehabilitation research needs to contribute to the evidence that caregiver programs can improve patient, caregiver, and health system outcomes. Researchers can enhance caregiver program ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Central neuropathic pain can be difficult to treat and, subsequently, cause a great amount of disability and distress to patients, which limits quality of life. Common etiologies include the following: stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, infection, vasculitis, and malignancy. This case is a description of an 18-yr-old male patient diagnosed with a grade IV diffuse glioma who experienced severe neuropathic pain refractory to first-line treatment options including the following: gabapentinoids, tricyclic antidepressants, and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. The patient remained on high-...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
This article is part of the Special Issue “Seizures &Stroke”
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
By STEVEN MERAHN, MD In 1807, in an effort to spite the British and French for shipping interference (and forced recruitment of American citizens into military service), the United States Congress passed an Embargo Act, effectively shutting down trade with these two countries. Britain and France quickly found other trading partners; the US, then limited in our capacity to sell products outside our borders, was left with a devastated economy and a gaping hole in our face. It took only weeks before Congress passed a loophole; they repealed the act within 15 months of its passing. It was a great lesson in unintended co...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Politics Uncategorized Health care debate Health Care Reform Steven Merahn universal healthcare Source Type: blogs
This article is part of the Special Issue "Seizures &Stroke". PMID: 31427267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Research reveals stroke survivors who completed group aerobic exercise programs similar to cardiac rehabilitation programs significantly improved aerobic endurance and walking ability
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Aerobics Source Type: news
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