Introductory paragraph.
Authors: PMID: 33153298 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparing the effects of no intervention with therapeutic exercise, and exercise with additional Kinesio tape in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. A three-arm randomized controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate if adding Kinesio tape to therapeutic exercise is an effective treatment to improve clinical outcomes compared to therapeutic exercise alone and no intervention, in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. DESIGN: Three-arm randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient setting. SUBJECTS: One hundred and twenty patients (mean (SD): age 37.8 (5.4)) with shoulder impingement syndrome. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly assigned to eight-weeks therapeutic exercise alone, therapeutic exercise with Kinesio tape, and control group. MAIN MEASURES: Pain w...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 6, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Letafatkar A, Rabiei P, Kazempour S, Alaei-Parapari S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Measurement properties of step tests for exercise capacity in COPD: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The general level of evidence of the measurement properties of the step tests is "low" to "very low" for assessing exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which can limit their application in clinical practice. The six-minute Stepper Test is currently the most appropriate step test available. PMID: 33155491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 6, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Vilarinho R, Caneiras C, Montes AM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Letter to the editor concerning the article: Scapular exercise combined with cognitive functional therapy is more effective at reducing chronic neck pain and kinesiophobia than scapular exercise alone: A randomized controlled trial.
PMID: 33143436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Castro J, Lunkes LC, Menezes M, Meziat-Filho N Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Surgery is no more effective than conservative treatment for Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: There is moderate-quality evidence that surgical treatment is not superior to conservative treatment for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome in the short term, and there is low-quality evidence that it is not superior in the medium term. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapy, level 1a. REGISTRATION NUMBER: PROSPERO CRD42019134118. PMID: 33143438 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bastos RM, de Carvalho Júnior JG, da Silva SAM, Campos SF, Rosa MV, de Moraes Prianti B Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials assessing the impact of Baduanjin exercise on cognition and memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment.
This study included 16 randomized controlled trials (1054 participants) from China that used Chinese versions of standardized tests. Most studies had no significant bias, and only one study had a high risk of bias in the random allocation category. Compared with conventional therapy alone, Baduanjin plus conventional therapy significantly improved the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Mini-Mental State Examination scores after 6 months of treatment (P 
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yu L, Liu F, Nie P, Shen C, Chen J, Yao L Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Stroke impairment categories: A new way to classify the effects of stroke based on stroke-related impairments.
CONCLUSIONS: A classification system of seven Stroke Impairment Categories has been presented. PMID: 33131321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 1, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gittins M, Lugo-Palacios D, Vail A, Bowen A, Paley L, Bray B, Tyson S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Addition of aerobic training to conventional rehabilitation after hip fracture: a randomized, controlled, pilot feasibility study.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility and safety of aerobic training with an arm crank ergometer and its effectiveness in improving functional capacity and gait in patients with recent hip fracture. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded pilot study, with intention-to-treat analysis. SETTING: Inpatients, rehabilitation department. SUBJECTS: 40 patients with hip fracture surgically treated. INTERVENTIONS: Training group performed aerobic exercise with an arm crank ergometer (15 sessions, 30 minutes/day) at an intensity of 64% to 76% of maximum heart rate, in addition...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 1, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Corna S, Arcolin I, Giardini M, Bellotti L, Godi M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Response Letter to the Editor.
PMID: 33131330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 1, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Javdaneh N, Letafatkar A, Shojaedin S, Hadadnezhad M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Impact of anti-gravity treadmill rehabilitation therapy on the clinical outcomes after fixation of lower limb fractures: A randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: No significant difference was noted in patient-reported outcomes between the two groups. Significant differences in muscular atrophy of the thigh were observed six weeks after operation. PMID: 33106057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 27, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Henkelmann R, Palke L, Schneider S, Müller D, Karich B, Mende M, Josten C, Böhme J Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effectiveness of pain coping skills training on pain, physical function, and psychological outcomes in patients with osteoarthritis: A systemic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Our results supported the effectiveness and safety of pain coping skills training for managing osteoarthritis in pain, function, and psychological aspects. Besides, exercise could not add benefits when combined with pain coping skills training. PMID: 33103915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 26, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Wang L, Zhang L, Yang L, Cheng-Qi H Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Clinical effectiveness of peroneal nerve functional electrical stimulation in chronic stroke patients with hemiplegia (PLEASURE): A multicentre, prospective, randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The improvement in gait ability and body functions were equivalent with or without the use of the device. PMID: 33103916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 26, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hachisuka K, Ochi M, Kikuchi T, Saeki S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

An investigation into the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of Spinal Cord Independence Measure III (SCIM III).
sen F Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the validity and reliability of a Chinese version of Spinal Cord Independence Measure III (SCIM III) in individuals with spinal cord injury. DESIGN: Study on psychometric properties. SETTING: An inpatient rehabilitation facility in China. SUBJECTS: 102 participants with spinal cord injury. Mean (SD) age was 48.8 (15.6) years; tetraplegia/paraplegia ratio was 50/52; median time post injury was 2 months. INTERVENTION: SCIM III was translated into Chinese. Chinese versions of Barthel Index and SCIM III were filled out for each participant by Rater 1....
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 26, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Xing H, Liu N, Biering-Sørensen F Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effectiveness of diacutaneous fibrolysis on pain, range of motion and functionality in musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Diacutaneous fibrolysis is an effective treatment, when combined with conventional physiotheraphy, reducing pain immediately after treatment and long term follow-up and improving function in both, short and long term in musculoskeletal disorders. PMID: 33103930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 26, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cadellans-Arróniz A, Llurda-Almuzara L, Campos-Laredo B, Cabanas-Valdés R, Garcia-Sutil A, López-de-Celis C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Efficacy of microcurrent therapy for treatment of acute knee pain: A randomized double-blinded controlled clinical trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We would like to determine whether electrotherapy, specifically microcurrent therapy, increases function and decreases pain in people who have acute knee pain. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. SETTING: University laboratory and patient home. SUBJECTS: A total of 52 subjects (35 females and 17 males) with acute knee pain. INTERVENTION: Treatment group (n = 26) wore the active microcurrent therapy device at home for 3 hours per day for 4 weeks and the control group (n = 26) wore the placebo for 3&t...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 23, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lawson D, Lee KH, Kang HB, Yang N, Llewellyn T, Takamatsu S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Kinesio taping does not improve ankle functional or performance in people with or without ankle injuries: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Current evidence does not support or encourage the use of Kinesio taping applied to the ankle for improvements in functional performance, regardless the population. PMID: 33081510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 20, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nunes GS, Feldkircher JM, Tessarin BM, Bender PU, da Luz CM, de Noronha M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

"Short- and mid-term effects of adding upper cervical manual therapy to a conventional physical therapy program in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain. Randomized controlled clinical trial."
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with no treatment, both forms of mobilization were associated with reduced disability at three weeks, and UCTM remained better than control at 15 weeks; there were no significant differences between the two mobilization groups. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This study was registered in Clinicaltrials.gov (NCT02832232). PMID: 33076707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: González-Rueda V, López-de-Celis C, Bueno-Gracia E, Rodríguez-Sanz J, Pérez-Bellmunt A, Barra-López ME, Hidalgo García C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of kinesio taping on hemiplegic shoulder pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of kinesio taping for the management of hemiplegic shoulder pain. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, CENTRAL, CNKI, Wan Fang databases and the grey literature research were searched from inception to July 2020. METHODS: We considered randomized controlled trials in English or Chinese that used kinesio taping for the treatment of hemiplegic shoulder pain. Two reviewers independently screened the articles, scored the methodological quality using the PEDro scale, assessed risk of bias using the Cochrane's risk of bias to...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 16, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Deng P, Zhao Z, Zhang S, Xiao T, Li Y Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A smartphone application to facilitate adherence to home-based exercise after flexor tendon repair: A randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The smartphone application used in this study did not improve adherence, self-efficacy or range of motion compared to standard rehabilitation for flexor tendon injuries. Further research regarding smartphone applications is needed. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: I. Randomised controlled trial. PMID: 33040590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Svingen J, Rosengren J, Turesson C, Arner M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

High-intensity functional exercise in older adults with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: High-intensity functional exercise is generally safe and is recommended for older individuals with mild or moderate dementia to provide benefits in motor performance and daily functioning. PMID: 33040592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yeh SW, Lin LF, Chen HC, Huang LK, Hu CJ, Tam KW, Kuan YC, Hong CH Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of an integrated multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: Long-term follow up of a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The integrated programme was not more effective in reducing long-term disability in patients with chronic low back pain than the existing programme. PMID: 33040598 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Schmidt AM, Laurberg TB, Moll LT, Schiøttz-Christensen B, Maribo T Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A comparative evaluation of telehealth and direct assessment when screening for spasticity in residents of two long-term care facilities.
CONCLUSION: Telehealth may provide a useful, efficient method of identifying residents of long-term care facilities that likely need referral for spasticity evaluation. PMID: 33040604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Harper KA, Butler EC, Hacker ML, Naik A, Eoff BR, Phibbs FT, Isaacs DA, Gallion SJ, Thomas EP, Scott JL, Ploucher S, Meystedt JC, McLeod ME, Charles PD Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Orthotic treatment for stage I and II posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (flat foot): A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of orthotic treatment may be effective in reducing pain in the early stages of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Further research is needed into individualised orthotic treatment and high-intensity monitored exercise programmes. PMID: 33040609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gómez-Jurado I, Juárez-Jiménez JM, Munuera-Martínez PV Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Can the early use of botulinum toxin in post stroke spasticity reduce contracture development? A randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: BoNTA reduced spasticity and contractures after stroke and effects lasted for approximately 12-weeks. BoNTA reduced the need for concomitant contracture treatment and did not interfere with recovery of arm function. TRIAL REGISTRATION: EudraCT (2010-021257-39) and ClinicalTrials.gov-Identifier: NCT01882556. PMID: 33040610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lindsay C, Ispoglou S, Helliwell B, Hicklin D, Sturman S, Pandyan A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Measurement properties of translated versions of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Overall evidence suggests the SPADI is valid, reliable and responsive in translated form but less than half the measurement properties tested were of adequate quality. Further testing is required in many languages particularly in; test-retest reliability, measurement error and construct validity. PMID: 33025826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 7, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kc S, Sharma S, Ginn KA, Reed D Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Robot-assisted training after proximal humeral fracture: A randomised controlled multicentre intervention trial.
CONCLUSION: The additional robot-assisted therapy was safe, acceptable but showed no improvement in functional shoulder outcome compared to usual therapy only. PMID: 33016132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kröger I, Nerz C, Schwickert L, Schölch S, Müßig JA, Studier-Fischer S, Nolte PC, Becker C, Augat P Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Introductory paragraph.
Authors: PMID: 32869667 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 3, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Introductory paragraph.
Authors: PMID: 32744077 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor re: Ahmadi, A., Tohidast, S. A., Mansuri, B., Kamali, M., & Krishnan, G. Acceptability, reliability, and validity of the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 (SAQOL-39) across languages: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 2017;31:1201-1214.
Letter to the Editor re: Ahmadi, A., Tohidast, S. A., Mansuri, B., Kamali, M., & Krishnan, G. Acceptability, reliability, and validity of the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 (SAQOL-39) across languages: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 2017;31:1201-1214. Clin Rehabil. 2020 Aug 04;:269215520945661 Authors: Hilari K PMID: 32748629 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 3, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hilari K Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the performance of the activities of daily living and attention function after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We aimed to interrogate the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on the performance in activities of daily living (ADL) and attention function after stroke. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation hospital. SUBJECTS: We randomized 62 stroke patients with attention dysfunction who were randomly assigned into two groups, and two dropped out from each group. The TMS group (n = 29) and a sham group (n = 29), whose mean (SD) was 58.12 (6.72) years. A total of 33 (56.9%) patients had right hemisphere lesion while ...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 3, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Liu Y, Yin M, Luo J, Huang L, Zhang S, Pan C, Hu X Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Introductory paragraph.
Authors: PMID: 32686998 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A neuropsychologically-based intervention with increased follow-up support for employed women with multiple sclerosis: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: In-person feedback and care-coordinator calls were feasible and acceptable additions to a neuropsychological intervention and may serve to increase recommendation adherence. Given high drop-out rate, particularly prior to testing, future research may explore avenues to improve completion rates and maximize benefits of such interventions. PMID: 32686487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stimmel MB, Cohen JN, Schneider SJ, Portnoy JG, Seng EK, Foley FW Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Rasch analysis of the anterior knee pain scale in adolescents with patellofemoral pain.
CONCLUSION: The Anterior Knee Pain Scale does not meet interval-level measurement criteria and should be considered ordinal level data. PMID: 32674606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 16, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Selhorst M, Fernandez-Fernandez A, Cheng MS Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Scapular exercise combined with cognitive functional therapy is more effective at reducing chronic neck pain and kinesiophobia than scapular exercise alone: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: A group-based multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme including scapular exercise plus cognitive functional therapy was superior to group-based scapular exercise alone for improving pain intensity, kinesiophobia and muscle activation in participants with chronic neck pain. PMID: 32660261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 12, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Javdaneh N, Letafatkar A, Shojaedin S, Hadadnezhad M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Resistance Training Impact on Mobility, Muscle Strength and Lean Mass in Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION: A three-month resistance training improved the mobility of patients with pancreatic cancer-induced cachexia. Muscle strength and lean body mass also improved. PMID: 32660264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 12, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kamel FH, Basha MA, Alsharidah AS, Salama AB Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Dual-task training on gait, motor symptoms, and balance in patients with Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Dual-task training was effective in improving gait performance, motor symptoms and balance in patients with Parkinson's disease relative to other forms of training or non-intervention. PMID: 32660265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 12, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Li Z, Wang T, Liu H, Jiang Y, Wang Z, Zhuang J Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Do the commonly used standard questionnaires measure what is of concern to patients with low back pain?
CONCLUSION: This study shows that not all fields considered important by patients to their function are being evaluated, and emotional and contextual factors should be included in clinical assessments in order to fully understand patient need. PMID: 32646318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 9, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Calmon Almeida V, da Silva Junior WM, de Camargo OK, de Santana Filho VJ, Oliveira GU, Santana MS, de Farias Neto JP Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Efficacy of high-intensity laser therapy on arthropathy of the hands in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a double-blinded, randomized controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) on arthropathy of the hands in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. DESIGN: A double-blinded randomized, controlled study. SETTING: Outpatient setting. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty patients, 30-50-years-old, suffering from arthropathy of the hands were randomly assigned either into the experimental group, received HILT plus the routine physical therapy program or the control group, received sham HILT plus the same routine physical therapy program. INTERVENTION: All treatment interventions were applied at a freque...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 7, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Abdel-Aal NM, Ali KM, Eladl HM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Does cycling induced by functional electrical stimulation enhance motor recovery in the subacute phase after stroke? A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of cycling with functional electrical stimulation on walking, muscle power and tone, balance and activities of daily living in subacute stroke survivors. DATA SOURCES: Ten electronic databases were searched from inception to February 2020. REVIEW METHODS: Inclusion criteria were: subacute stroke survivors (
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ambrosini E, Parati M, Ferriero G, Pedrocchi A, Ferrante S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Introductory paragraph.
Authors: PMID: 32597293 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Efficacy of an innovative smartphone application for office workers with chronic non-specific low back pain: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a newly developed evidence-based low back pain (LBP) management smartphone application. DESIGN: A double-blinded randomized controlled trial where participants randomly assigned to either an experimental group (EG) or a control group (CG). SETTING: Governmental and private institutions. PARTICIPANTS: About 40 office workers, aged 30 to 55 years, had pain due to non-specific LBP > 3 on Visual Analogue Scale, and with pain chronicity > 3 months. INTERVENTIONS: The EG received full version of the applic...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Almhdawi KA, Obeidat DS, Kanaan SF, Oteir AO, Mansour ZM, Alrabbaei H Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effects of small-needle-knife therapy on pain and mobility from knee osteoarthritis: a pilot randomized-controlled study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of small needle-knife therapy in people with painful knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Pilot randomised, controlled trial. SETTING: Rehabilitation hospital. SUBJECTS: In-patients with osteo-arthritis of the knee. INTERVENTIONS: Either 1 to 3 small needle-knife treatments over seven days or oral Celecoxib. All patients stayed in hospital three weeks, receiving the same mobility-focused rehabilitation. MEASURES: Oxford Knee Score (OKS), gait speed and kinematics were recorded at baseline, at three weeks (discharge) and at three-months (OKS only). With...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zhu J, Zheng Z, Liu Y, Lawrie S, Esser P, Izadi H, Dawes H, Xia Z, Wang C, Xiong Y, Ma X, Wade DT Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Sleep problems worsen health-related quality of life and participation during the first 12  months of stroke rehabilitation.
CONCLUSION: Self-reported poor sleep adversely effects post-stroke functional recovery. PMID: 32602376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Fulk G, Duncan P, Klingman KJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparative effects of combined physical therapy with Kinesio taping and physical therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Compared with PT alone, PT combined with KT provided better therapeutic effect regarding pain reduction and functional improvement in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The additional pain reduction and functional improvement could last at least six weeks after initial treatments. PMID: 32597199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 27, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lin CH, Lee M, Lu KY, Chang CH, Huang SS, Chen CM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effectiveness of four types of bandages and kinesio-tape for treating breast-cancer-related lymphoedema: a randomized, single-blind, clinical trial.
This study showed significant differences between the bandage groups in absolute value of excess volume (P 
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 23, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Torres-Lacomba M, Navarro-Brazález B, Prieto-Gómez V, Ferrandez JC, Bouchet JY, Romay-Barrero H Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of trigger point dry needling on lateral epicondylalgia of musculoskeletal origin: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Low to moderate evidence suggests a positive effect of dry needling for pain, pain-related disability, pressure pain sensitivity and strength at short-term in patients with lateral epicondylalgia of musculoskeletal origin. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapy, level 1a. REGISTRATION NUMBER: OSF Registry - https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/ZY3E8. PMID: 32576044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Navarro-Santana MJ, Sanchez-Infante J, Gómez-Chiguano GF, Cleland JA, López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Plaza-Manzano G Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of two different types of ankle-foot orthoses on gait outcomes in patients with subacute stroke: a randomized crossover trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify whether patients in the subacute stage of stroke, with foot drop, would have better gait outcomes when using a double-adjustable AFO (DA AFO) or a posterior leaf spring AFO (PLS AFO) at baseline without practice and to determine whether one week of practice would significantly change gait outcomes with either of the AFOs. DESIGN: Within-subject 2 × 2 repeated measures design. SETTING: Postacute and outpatient rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty individuals with mean age of 57 years (SD: 12.0 years) with subacute stroke. INTERVENTIONS: Participa...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Karakkattil PS, Trudelle-Jackson E, Medley A, Swank C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effectiveness of progressive and resisted and non-progressive or non-resisted exercise in rotator cuff related shoulder pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: There is uncertain clinical benefit for all outcomes with progressive and resisted exercise and no significant benefit with non-progressive and non-resisted exercise, versus no treatment or placebo at>6 weeks to 6 months. Findings are low certainty and should be interpreted with caution. PMID: 32571081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Naunton J, Street G, Littlewood C, Haines T, Malliaras P Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A study of the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Nociception Coma Scale-Revised.
CONCLUSION: The Chinese version of Nociception Coma Scale-Revised has good reliability and validity data for assessing responses to pain in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness. PMID: 32571099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Wang J, Di H, Hua W, Cheng L, Xia Z, Hu Z, Huang W, Chatelle C, Laureys S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Efficacy of shortwave diathermy in ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow: a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: Application of shortwave diathermy to patients with ulnar nerve neuropathy at the elbow was not associated with any difference in outcome. PMID: 32567357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bilgin Badur N, Unlu Ozkan F, Aktas I Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research