Test-retest reliability of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition for youth with Prader-Willi syndrome
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Melanie Y. Lam, Daniela A. Rubin, Elizabeth White, Andrea T. Duran, Debra J. Rose (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Review of pelvic and perineal neuromuscular fatigue: evaluation and impact on therapeutic strategies
ConclusionPelvic floor fatigue is not evaluated enough on a routine basis, and the assessment is heterogeneous. A better knowledge of pelvic floor fatigue by standardized routine evaluation could lead to targeted therapeutic strategies. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cognitive, emotional, and neural benefits of musical leisure activities in aging and neurological rehabilitation: A critical review
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2017Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Teppo SärkämöAbstractMusic has the capacity to engage auditory, cognitive, motor, and emotional functions across cortical and subcortical brain regions and is relatively preserved in aging and dementia. Thus, music is a promising tool in the rehabilitation of aging-related neurological illnesses, such as stroke and Alzheimer disease. As the population ages and the incidence and prevalence of these illnesses rapidly increases, music-based interventions that are enjoyable and effective in the everyd...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Boosting syntax training with temporally regular musical primes in children with cochlear implants
ConclusionsThe findings extend the previously observed beneficial short-term effects of regular musical primes in the laboratory to long-term training effects. Results suggest that the musical primes improved the processing of the syntactic training material, thus enhancing the training effects on grammatical processing as well as phonological processing and sequencing of speech signals. The findings can be interpreted within the dynamic attending theory (postulating the modulation of attention over time) and associated oscillatory brain activity. Furthermore, the findings encourage the use of rhythmic structures (even in ...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cueing for people with Parkinson's disease with freezing of gait: A narrative review of the state-of-the-art and novel perspectives
Publication date: Available online 7 September 2017Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Pieter Ginis, Evelien Nackaerts, Alice Nieuwboer, Elke HeremansAbstractFreezing, which manifests during gait and other movements, is an incapacitating motor symptom experienced by many patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). In rehabilitation, auditory and visual cueing methods are commonly applied to evoke a more goal-directed type of motor control and, as such, reduce freezing severity in patients with PD. In this narrative review, we summarize the current evidence regarding the effects of external cueing i...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Non-pharmacological interventions for spasticity in adults: An overview of systematic reviews
ConclusionsDespite the available range of non-pharmacological interventions for spasticity, there is lack of high-quality evidence for many modalities. Further research is needed to judge the effect with appropriate study designs, timing and intensity of modalities, and associate costs of these interventions. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Influence of non-contextual auditory stimuli on navigation in a virtual reality context involving executive functions among patients after stroke
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Mélanie Cogné, Marie-Hélène Violleau, Evelyne Klinger, Pierre-Alain JosephAbstractBackgroundTopographical disorientation is frequent among patients after a stroke and can be well explored with virtual environments (VEs). VEs also allow for the addition of stimuli. A previous study did not find any effect of non-contextual auditory stimuli on navigational performance in the virtual action planning-supermarket (VAP-S) simulating a medium-sized 3D supermarket. However, the perceptual o...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Give music therapy a chance in post-stroke rehabilitation
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Marie Orantin, Alain Yelnik, Marylène Jousse, Maryse Guillemette, Anna Bernard, Leila Tlili, Victorine Quintaine (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cognitive assessment in patients with multiple sclerosis: From neuropsychological batteries to ecological tools
ConclusionRecent efforts have been made to detect and characterize cognitive deficits in PwMS. Some IPS and episodic memory NP tests have been validated in MS and should be proposed to patients in the clinical setting. Besides NP tests, ecological tools are becoming important for detecting cognitive dysfunction in everyday-like conditions. Further research is needed to validate relevant tools for monitoring cognition in MS and the ability to detect clinically meaningful change in longitudinal studies. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Spasticity or periodic limb movements? Lessons from a not-uncommon case report
Publication date: Available online 7 March 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Jonathan Levy, Thibaud Lansaman, Flavie Frémondière, Anne-Laure Ferrapie, Avigaelle Sher, Mickael Dinomais, Djamel Bensmail (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Predicting the oxygen cost of walking in hemiparetic stroke patients
ConclusionCwfree was strongly correlated with Sfree, which allowed for the development of a valid Cwfree prediction model. A practitioner could estimate the energy expenditure of walking for a patient without using an indirect calorimeter. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Secondary prevention of chronic musculoskeletal pain: A systematic review of clinical trials
ConclusionsA stratified approach seems effective in reducing long-term disability in patients with musculoskeletal pain. However, more research is necessary to confirm these results. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Decrease in post-stroke spasticity and shoulder pain prevalence over the last 15 years
This study examined the frequency of spasticity and shoulder pain in recent post-stroke patients over time in our physical and rehabilitation medicine department.MethodsThis was a retrospective study of post-stroke inpatients over the last 15 years. Spasticity and shoulder pain prevalence were analyzed, as were demographic, clinical and stroke characteristics.ResultsWe reviewed medical records for 786 patients (506 men); mean age 58.1 years (SD 13.2); 530 (68%) with ischemic stroke and 256 (32.36%) hemorrhagic stroke. After a first increase from 2000 to 2006, the prevalence of disabling spasticity decreased from 2006 to 20...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Validation of French upper limb Erasmus modified Nottingham Sensory Assessment in stroke
This study is a single-center observational cross-sectional study. A French version of the EmNSA for UL was developed by forward-backward translation and cross-cultural adaptation. Fifty stroke patients were recruited to establish concurrent-criterion-related validity, internal consistency, intra- and inter-rater reproducibility with intracorrelation coefficients (ICCs) for reliability and the minimal detectable change with 95% confidence interval (MDC95) for agreement, as well as ceiling and floor effects. Criterion validity was assessed against the Fugl-Meyer Assessment-Sensory (FMA-S) for the UL.ResultsThe median (range...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Test-retest reliability of the Battery for the Assessment of Auditory Sensorimotor and Timing Abilities (BAASTA)
Publication date: Available online 28 April 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Valentin Bégel, Laura Verga, Charles-Etienne Benoit, Sonja A. Kotz, Simone Dalla BellaAbstractPerceptual and sensorimotor timing skills can be thoroughly assessed with the Battery for the Assessment of Auditory Sensorimotor and Timing Abilities (BAASTA). The battery has been used for testing rhythmic skills in healthy adults and patient populations (e.g., with Parkinson disease), showing sensitivity to timing and rhythm deficits. Here we assessed the test-retest reliability of the BAASTA in 20 healthy adu...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome in hands successfully treated with botulinum toxin-A: A case
Publication date: May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 3Author(s): Cyril Orta, Julien Petit, Vincent Gremeaux (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Satisfaction and long-term use of orthopedic shoes in people with chronic stroke
Publication date: May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 3Author(s): M. Kerzoncuf, M. Jaouen, J. Mancini, A. Delarque, L. Bensoussan, J.-M. Viton (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Single-case experimental designs to assess intervention effectiveness in rehabilitation: A practical guide
Publication date: May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 3Author(s): Agata Krasny-Pacini, Jonathan EvansAbstractSingle-case experimental designs (SCED) are experimental designs aiming at testing the effect of an intervention using a small number of patients (typically one to three), using repeated measurements, sequential (± randomized) introduction of an intervention and method-specific data analysis, including visual analysis and specific statistics. The aim of this paper is to familiarise professionals working in different fields of rehabilitation with SCEDs and prov...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Number of raised steps: A tool to assess brief and intense effort involving anaerobic metabolism
Publication date: May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 3Author(s): Davy Laroche, Morgane Mangin, Delphine Besson, Alexandre Naaim, Anaïs Gouteron, Jean-Marie CasillasAbstractBackgroundAlthough the initial anaerobic component of exercise adaptation is unavoidable, no specific functional test is available for use in routine non-sporting practice to evaluate it.ObjectiveTo assess the bioenergetic and biomechanical properties of the Short and Fast Step Test (SFST), which consists of walking up and down a step as many times as possible in 1 minute and to analyse its ability ...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Home-based cycling program tailored to older people with lumbar spinal stenosis: Barriers and facilitators
Publication date: May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 3Author(s): Charlotte Pauwels, Alexandra Roren, Adrien Gautier, Jonathan Linières, François Rannou, Serge Poiraudeau, Christelle NguyenAbstractBackgroundLumbar-flexion-based endurance training, namely cycling, could be effective in reducing pain and improving function and health-related quality of life in older people with chronic low back pain.ObjectivesTo assess barriers and facilitators to home-based cycling in older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).MethodsWe conducted a retrospective mixed-method s...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

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Effect of exercise training on left ventricular mechanics after acute myocardial infarction–an exploratory study
ConclusionIn MI patients who completed CR exercise training, LV twist and twist velocity decreased, whereas these parameters increased in patients who did not exercise. These preliminary data may indicate reverse LV functional remodelling and improved functional reserve. The assessment of LV twist may serve as an indicator of the therapeutic benefit of CR exercise training and should be investigated in larger trials. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Rehabilitation improves walking kinematics in children with a knee varus: Randomized controlled trial
Publication date: May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 3Author(s): Amir Ali Jafarnezhadgero, Mahdi Majlesi, Hojat Etemadi, D.G.E. RobertsonAbstractBackgroundPrevious studies have demonstrated increased medial stresses in knee varus alignment. Selecting a suitable treatment strategy for individuals with knee malalignment should be a priority.ObjectivesWe aimed to investigate the effects of a 16-week corrective exercise continuum (CEC) program on 3-D joint angles of the dominant and non-dominant lower limbs in children with genu varus during walking.MethodsOverall, 28 male children...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Diagnosis, follow-up and management of sleep-disordered breathing in children with osteogenesis imperfecta
ConclusionFor OI children, symptoms suggesting obstructive sleep disorders should be searched for systematically, especially in children with compromised autonomy, high body mass index, trunk deformations, and severe OI type. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Mixed qualitative and quantitative approach for validating an information booklet before total hip arthroplasty
This study sought to validate an information booklet for candidates for hip arthroplasty by using a mixed qualitative and quantitative approach based on a panel of patients and a sample of healthcare professionals.MethodsWe developed a booklet in accordance with the standard methods and then conducted focus groups to collect the opinions of a sample of multidisciplinary experts involved in the care of patients with hip osteoarthritis. The number of focus groups and experts was determined according to the data saturation principle. A panel of patients awaiting hip arthroplasty or those in the immediate post-operative period...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Reproducibility of sub-acromial impingement tests, including a new clinical manoeuver
ConclusionThe Hawkins test and CELR had a balanced profile of reproducibility suitable for clinical practice. We underline the potential interest of CELR, an original manoeuver. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

What is the interest of PMR after massive surgery for lower-limb sarcoma?
Publication date: Available online 8 May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Alban Fouasson-Chailloux, Pierre Menu, Vincent Crenn, Marc Dauty (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Onset, time course and prediction of spasticity after stroke or traumatic brain injury
ConclusionSigns of spasticity can often be noted within the first 4 weeks after brain injury and is more common in the upper than lower extremity. Impaired sensorimotor function is a predictor. These findings highlight the importance to follow up patients with increased risk of developing severe spasticity to be able to start adequate spasticity treatment and prevent the negative consequences of spasticity. Understanding spasticity onset and progression also provides a basis for the development of effective therapies. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Mobility and satisfaction with a microprocessor-controlled knee in moderately active amputees: A multi-centric randomized crossover trial
ConclusionThis study enhances the level of evidence to argue equal opportunity for all individuals with transfemoral amputation or knee disarticulation, regardless of their mobility grade, to be provided with appropriate prostheses. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effect of single-session dual-tDCS before physical therapy on lower-limb performance in sub-acute stroke patients: A randomized sham-controlled crossover study
Publication date: Available online 12 May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Wanalee Klomjai, Benchaporn Aneksan, Anuchai Pheungphrarattanatrai, Thanwarat Chantanachai, Nattha Choowong, Soontaree Bunleukhet, Paradee Auvichayapat, Yongchai Nilanon, Vimonwan HiengkaewAbstractAnodal stimulation increases cortical excitably, whereas cathodal stimulation decreases cortical excitability. Dual transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS; anodal over the lesioned hemisphere, cathodal over the non-lesioned hemisphere) was found to enhance motor learning. The corresponding tDCS-induced changes wer...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Construction and feasibility study of the SOFMER Activity Score (SAS), a new assessment of physical and cognitive activity
ConclusionsThe SAS allows for measuring the level of physical and cognitive activity of a patient hospitalized in an RC. If validation studies for the SAS, exploring its reliability, construct validity or criterion validity, confirm the tool's good metrological qualities, the SAS will allow for a good quantification of the burden of care. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Electrodermal reactivity to emotional stimuli in healthy subjects and patients with disorders of consciousness
ConclusionThe results of this study suggest that electrodermal activity could be a useful marker of emotions induced by music in healthy controls. However, it failed to show any significant difference between conditions in patients with DOC. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Exploring auditory neglect: Anatomo-clinical correlations of auditory extinction
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Isabel Tissieres, Sonia Crottaz-Herbette, Stephanie ClarkeAbstractBackgroundThe key symptoms of auditory neglect include left extinction on tasks of dichotic and/or diotic listening and rightward shift in locating sounds. The anatomical correlates of the latter are relatively well understood, but no systematic studies have examined auditory extinction. Here, we performed a systematic study of anatomo-clinical correlates of extinction by using dichotic and/or diotic listening tasks.MethodsIn total, 20 patients with...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

French guidelines from PERSE, SoFCPRE and SOFMER for the medical and surgical management of pressure ulcers in persons with spinal cord injury
Publication date: Available online 9 June 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): A. Gelis, D. Colin, B. Perrouin-Verbe, X. Deboissezon, D. Bensmail, D. Casanova, P. Rousseau, B. Barrois (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Validation of the Oswestry Disability Index for pain and disability in arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
ConclusionThe ODI is a valid outcome tool for low-back and lower-extremity pain-related disability for patients with AMC. Upper-extremity issues were not addressed by the ODI, which will be further addressed in future research. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

L5-S1 Charcot spine induced by diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in chronic tetraplegia: 2 cases
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Damien Riquier, André Basch, Sophie Jacquin-Courtois, François Cotton, Gilles Rode (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Test–retest reliability of the Bruininks–Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition for youth with Prader–Willi syndrome
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Melanie Y. Lam, Daniela A. Rubin, Elizabeth White, Andrea T. Duran, Debra J. Rose (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Electromyography analysis and botulinum toxin plan in a pianist with musician's dystonia: A case report
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Danielle Bianchini Rampim, Lilian Braighi Carvalho, Tae Mo Chung (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
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Descriptive pilot study of vividness and temporal equivalence during motor imagery training after quadriplegia
ConclusionThis is the first study reporting improvement in functional equivalence during an MI training program that improved tenodesis grasp in individuals with C6–C7 quadriplegia. We recommend that clinical MI programs focus primarily on vividness and suggest that feedback about movement duration could potentially improve temporal equivalence, which could in turn lead to further improvement in PP. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
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Adding electrical stimulation during standard rehabilitation after stroke to improve motor function. A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionElectrical sensory input can contribute to routine rehabilitation to improve early post-stroke lower-extremity impairment and late motor function, with no change in spasticity. Prolonged periods of sensory stimulation such as TENS combined with activity can have beneficial effects on impairment and function after stroke. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
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Does botulinum toxin treatment improve upper limb active function?
ConclusionBT injections for impairment and passive function are related to improved kinematic parameters; however, the relation between relief of spasticity and improved upper-limb activity has not been established. Possible explanations for the lack of functional effect in studies are first, disability is mainly due to muscle weakness rather than spasticity, so patients with the best underlying motricity may benefit the most from BT injections; second, assessment methods may not be adapted to screen eligible patients; third, most studies’ endpoints were at 4 to 12 weeks after a single injection, but repeated treatme...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Systematic flexion-based approach for patients with radiological signs of lumbar spinal stenosis: Myth or reality? A retrospective study
Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 4Author(s): Christian Longtin, Yannick Busseau, Mathieu Jetté, Gabriel Cabana-Boucher, Christopher Ouellet, Olivier Tri-Thinh Lam, Pierre Allard, Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
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France-Canada: Technology at the heart of rehabilitation sciences
Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 4Author(s): S. Nadeau, F. Michaud, D. Bourbonnais, D. Pérennou (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
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Ready! Set? Let's Train!: Feasibility of an intensive attention training program and its beneficial effect after childhood traumatic brain injury
ConclusionsThese findings indicate positive support for combined process-specific and metacognitive strategy training for attention and executive functions. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
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Use and psychometric properties of the Reintegration to Normal Living Index in rehabilitation: A systematic review
ConclusionDespite the increasing use of RNLI in clinical studies, some aspects of its psychometric properties are still poorly evaluated. In addition to the validity and reliability shown in different studies, further studies are needed to investigate other measurement properties such as responsiveness. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
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A prospective study examining the influence of cardiac rehabilitation on the sedentary time of highly sedentary, physically inactive patients
ConclusionsThese results suggest that the exercise-focus of CR may not reduce sedentary behaviours. Future studies are needed to determine whether sedentary behaviour-specific reduction strategies are more effective than traditional exercise-based strategies and lead to meaningful improvements in clinical outcomes. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cardiorespiratory demand and rate of perceived exertion during overground walking with a robotic exoskeleton in long-term manual wheelchair users with chronic spinal cord injury: A cross-sectional study
ConclusionOverground walking with the robotic exoskeleton over a short distance allowed wheelchair users to achieve a moderate-intensity level of exercise. Hence, an overground locomotor training program with a robotic exoskeleton may have cardiorespiratory health benefits in the population studied. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Changes in transcranial magnetic stimulation outcome measures in response to upper-limb physical training in stroke: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionsThe current evidence encourages the use of TMS outcome measures, especially MEP latency and map area to investigate plastic changes in the brain after upper-limb physical training post-stroke. However, more studies involving rigorous and standardized TMS procedures are needed to validate these observations. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
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Assessment of sexual function in women with neurological disorders: A review
ConclusionDespite high prevalence rates and important clinical implications, sexual dysfunction is not systematically assessed in women presenting various neurological conditions. Several well-validated tools exist for such assessments, which could be used for sexual rehabilitation in these patients. The implementation of systematic assessments of sexual potential is feasible and renewed efforts should be made to do so in clinical practice. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research