Is multidisciplinary rehabilitation for low back pain effective in patients above 65 years? An observational cohort study with 12-month follow-up
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06553-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: In contrast to the broad evidence for the effectiveness of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients of working age, little is known about the benefit in patients aged ≥ 65 years.AIM: To quantify the short-term and 12-month effects of a 3-week CLBP specific MBR program in patients ≥ 65 years of age; to compare the effects in patients ≥ 65 years of age to the effects in younger patients.DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study.SETTING: Outpat...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stephan Proetzel Martin B Weigl Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of Six-Spot Step Test (SSST) in stroke survivors
This study adopted an experimental design.SETTING: University-affiliated neurorehabilitation laboratory.POPULATION: A total of 50 study participants, including 25 chronic stroke survivors and 25 healthy older adults, were recruited from the community.METHODS: The SSST was administered to the stroke survivors twice (day 1 & 2) with a 1-week interval. The Fugl-Meyer assessment for the lower extremities (FMA-LE), the Berg Balance scale (BBS), the limit of stability (LOS) test, the Timed Up & Go test (TUG test), and the Chinese version of the Community Integration Measures (CIM-C) were assessed on day 1 by random order...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tai Wa Liu Shamay S Ng Ka-Yuen Cheung Ming-Yeung Cheung Ryan N Hung Man-Fai Lam Adrian T Wong Cynthia Y Lai Mimi M Tse Source Type: research

Robot-assisted arm therapy in neurological health conditions: rationale and methodology for the evidence synthesis in the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference
CONCLUSIONS: This paper summarizes the methodological approaches used by the WG2.2 of the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference to define the effectiveness of RAT in the management of patients with neurological health conditions.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: WG2.2 synthesis might help clinicians, researchers, and all rehabilitation stakeholders to address the use of RAT in the Individualized Rehabilitation Plan, to guide the allocation of resources and define clinical protocols and indications for the management of patients with different neurological health conditions.PMID:34128606 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07011-8 (...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesca Gimigliano Angela Palomba Chiara Arienti Giovanni Morone Luca Perrero Michela Agostini Irene Aprile Matteo Paci Emanuela Casanova Dario Marino Giuseppe LA Rosa Federica Bressi Silvia Sterzi Daniele Giansanti Alberto Battistini Sandra Miccinilli Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and COVID-19: update of the rapid living systematic review by Cochrane Rehabilitation Field as of April 30th, 2021
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34128607 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesco Negrini Alessandro de Sire Elisa Andrenelli Stefano G Lazzarini Michele Patrini Maria Gabriella Ceravolo International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER action Source Type: research

Is multidisciplinary rehabilitation for low back pain effective in patients above 65 years? An observational cohort study with 12-month follow-up
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06553-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: In contrast to the broad evidence for the effectiveness of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients of working age, little is known about the benefit in patients aged ≥ 65 years.AIM: To quantify the short-term and 12-month effects of a 3-week CLBP specific MBR program in patients ≥ 65 years of age; to compare the effects in patients ≥ 65 years of age to the effects in younger patients.DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study.SETTING: Outpat...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stephan Proetzel Martin B Weigl Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of Six-Spot Step Test (SSST) in stroke survivors
This study adopted an experimental design.SETTING: University-affiliated neurorehabilitation laboratory.POPULATION: A total of 50 study participants, including 25 chronic stroke survivors and 25 healthy older adults, were recruited from the community.METHODS: The SSST was administered to the stroke survivors twice (day 1 & 2) with a 1-week interval. The Fugl-Meyer assessment for the lower extremities (FMA-LE), the Berg Balance scale (BBS), the limit of stability (LOS) test, the Timed Up & Go test (TUG test), and the Chinese version of the Community Integration Measures (CIM-C) were assessed on day 1 by random order...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tai Wa Liu Shamay S Ng Ka-Yuen Cheung Ming-Yeung Cheung Ryan N Hung Man-Fai Lam Adrian T Wong Cynthia Y Lai Mimi M Tse Source Type: research

Robot-assisted arm therapy in neurological health conditions: rationale and methodology for the evidence synthesis in the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference
CONCLUSIONS: This paper summarizes the methodological approaches used by the WG2.2 of the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference to define the effectiveness of RAT in the management of patients with neurological health conditions.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: WG2.2 synthesis might help clinicians, researchers, and all rehabilitation stakeholders to address the use of RAT in the Individualized Rehabilitation Plan, to guide the allocation of resources and define clinical protocols and indications for the management of patients with different neurological health conditions.PMID:34128606 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07011-8 (...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesca Gimigliano Angela Palomba Chiara Arienti Giovanni Morone Luca Perrero Michela Agostini Irene Aprile Matteo Paci Emanuela Casanova Dario Marino Giuseppe LA Rosa Federica Bressi Silvia Sterzi Daniele Giansanti Alberto Battistini Sandra Miccinilli Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and COVID-19: update of the rapid living systematic review by Cochrane Rehabilitation Field as of April 30th, 2021
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34128607 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesco Negrini Alessandro de Sire Elisa Andrenelli Stefano G Lazzarini Michele Patrini Maria Gabriella Ceravolo International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER action Source Type: research

Is multidisciplinary rehabilitation for low back pain effective in patients above 65 years? An observational cohort study with 12-month follow-up
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06553-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: In contrast to the broad evidence for the effectiveness of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients of working age, little is known about the benefit in patients aged ≥ 65 years.AIM: To quantify the short-term and 12-month effects of a 3-week CLBP specific MBR program in patients ≥ 65 years of age; to compare the effects in patients ≥ 65 years of age to the effects in younger patients.DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study.SETTING: Outpat...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stephan Proetzel Martin B Weigl Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of Six-Spot Step Test (SSST) in stroke survivors
This study adopted an experimental design.SETTING: University-affiliated neurorehabilitation laboratory.POPULATION: A total of 50 study participants, including 25 chronic stroke survivors and 25 healthy older adults, were recruited from the community.METHODS: The SSST was administered to the stroke survivors twice (day 1 & 2) with a 1-week interval. The Fugl-Meyer assessment for the lower extremities (FMA-LE), the Berg Balance scale (BBS), the limit of stability (LOS) test, the Timed Up & Go test (TUG test), and the Chinese version of the Community Integration Measures (CIM-C) were assessed on day 1 by random order...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tai Wa Liu Shamay S Ng Ka-Yuen Cheung Ming-Yeung Cheung Ryan N Hung Man-Fai Lam Adrian T Wong Cynthia Y Lai Mimi M Tse Source Type: research

Robot-assisted arm therapy in neurological health conditions: rationale and methodology for the evidence synthesis in the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference
CONCLUSIONS: This paper summarizes the methodological approaches used by the WG2.2 of the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference to define the effectiveness of RAT in the management of patients with neurological health conditions.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: WG2.2 synthesis might help clinicians, researchers, and all rehabilitation stakeholders to address the use of RAT in the Individualized Rehabilitation Plan, to guide the allocation of resources and define clinical protocols and indications for the management of patients with different neurological health conditions.PMID:34128606 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07011-8 (...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesca Gimigliano Angela Palomba Chiara Arienti Giovanni Morone Luca Perrero Michela Agostini Irene Aprile Matteo Paci Emanuela Casanova Dario Marino Giuseppe LA Rosa Federica Bressi Silvia Sterzi Daniele Giansanti Alberto Battistini Sandra Miccinilli Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and COVID-19: update of the rapid living systematic review by Cochrane Rehabilitation Field as of April 30th, 2021
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34128607 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesco Negrini Alessandro de Sire Elisa Andrenelli Stefano G Lazzarini Michele Patrini Maria Gabriella Ceravolo International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER action Source Type: research

Is multidisciplinary rehabilitation for low back pain effective in patients above 65 years? An observational cohort study with 12-month follow-up
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06553-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: In contrast to the broad evidence for the effectiveness of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients of working age, little is known about the benefit in patients aged ≥ 65 years.AIM: To quantify the short-term and 12-month effects of a 3-week CLBP specific MBR program in patients ≥ 65 years of age; to compare the effects in patients ≥ 65 years of age to the effects in younger patients.DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study.SETTING: Outpat...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stephan Proetzel Martin B Weigl Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of Six-Spot Step Test (SSST) in stroke survivors
This study adopted an experimental design.SETTING: University-affiliated neurorehabilitation laboratory.POPULATION: A total of 50 study participants, including 25 chronic stroke survivors and 25 healthy older adults, were recruited from the community.METHODS: The SSST was administered to the stroke survivors twice (day 1 & 2) with a 1-week interval. The Fugl-Meyer assessment for the lower extremities (FMA-LE), the Berg Balance scale (BBS), the limit of stability (LOS) test, the Timed Up & Go test (TUG test), and the Chinese version of the Community Integration Measures (CIM-C) were assessed on day 1 by random order...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tai Wa Liu Shamay S Ng Ka-Yuen Cheung Ming-Yeung Cheung Ryan N Hung Man-Fai Lam Adrian T Wong Cynthia Y Lai Mimi M Tse Source Type: research

Robot-assisted arm therapy in neurological health conditions: rationale and methodology for the evidence synthesis in the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference
CONCLUSIONS: This paper summarizes the methodological approaches used by the WG2.2 of the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference to define the effectiveness of RAT in the management of patients with neurological health conditions.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: WG2.2 synthesis might help clinicians, researchers, and all rehabilitation stakeholders to address the use of RAT in the Individualized Rehabilitation Plan, to guide the allocation of resources and define clinical protocols and indications for the management of patients with different neurological health conditions.PMID:34128606 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07011-8 (...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesca Gimigliano Angela Palomba Chiara Arienti Giovanni Morone Luca Perrero Michela Agostini Irene Aprile Matteo Paci Emanuela Casanova Dario Marino Giuseppe LA Rosa Federica Bressi Silvia Sterzi Daniele Giansanti Alberto Battistini Sandra Miccinilli Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and COVID-19: update of the rapid living systematic review by Cochrane Rehabilitation Field as of April 30th, 2021
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34128607 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesco Negrini Alessandro de Sire Elisa Andrenelli Stefano G Lazzarini Michele Patrini Maria Gabriella Ceravolo International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER action Source Type: research

Is multidisciplinary rehabilitation for low back pain effective in patients above 65 years? An observational cohort study with 12-month follow-up
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06553-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: In contrast to the broad evidence for the effectiveness of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients of working age, little is known about the benefit in patients aged ≥ 65 years.AIM: To quantify the short-term and 12-month effects of a 3-week CLBP specific MBR program in patients ≥ 65 years of age; to compare the effects in patients ≥ 65 years of age to the effects in younger patients.DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study.SETTING: Outpat...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stephan Proetzel Martin B Weigl Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of Six-Spot Step Test (SSST) in stroke survivors
This study adopted an experimental design.SETTING: University-affiliated neurorehabilitation laboratory.POPULATION: A total of 50 study participants, including 25 chronic stroke survivors and 25 healthy older adults, were recruited from the community.METHODS: The SSST was administered to the stroke survivors twice (day 1 & 2) with a 1-week interval. The Fugl-Meyer assessment for the lower extremities (FMA-LE), the Berg Balance scale (BBS), the limit of stability (LOS) test, the Timed Up & Go test (TUG test), and the Chinese version of the Community Integration Measures (CIM-C) were assessed on day 1 by random order...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tai Wa Liu Shamay S Ng Ka-Yuen Cheung Ming-Yeung Cheung Ryan N Hung Man-Fai Lam Adrian T Wong Cynthia Y Lai Mimi M Tse Source Type: research

Robot-assisted arm therapy in neurological health conditions: rationale and methodology for the evidence synthesis in the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference
CONCLUSIONS: This paper summarizes the methodological approaches used by the WG2.2 of the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference to define the effectiveness of RAT in the management of patients with neurological health conditions.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: WG2.2 synthesis might help clinicians, researchers, and all rehabilitation stakeholders to address the use of RAT in the Individualized Rehabilitation Plan, to guide the allocation of resources and define clinical protocols and indications for the management of patients with different neurological health conditions.PMID:34128606 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07011-8 (...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesca Gimigliano Angela Palomba Chiara Arienti Giovanni Morone Luca Perrero Michela Agostini Irene Aprile Matteo Paci Emanuela Casanova Dario Marino Giuseppe LA Rosa Federica Bressi Silvia Sterzi Daniele Giansanti Alberto Battistini Sandra Miccinilli Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and COVID-19: update of the rapid living systematic review by Cochrane Rehabilitation Field as of April 30th, 2021
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34128607 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesco Negrini Alessandro de Sire Elisa Andrenelli Stefano G Lazzarini Michele Patrini Maria Gabriella Ceravolo International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER action Source Type: research

Is multidisciplinary rehabilitation for low back pain effective in patients above 65 years? An observational cohort study with 12-month follow-up
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06553-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: In contrast to the broad evidence for the effectiveness of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients of working age, little is known about the benefit in patients aged ≥ 65 years.AIM: To quantify the short-term and 12-month effects of a 3-week CLBP specific MBR program in patients ≥ 65 years of age; to compare the effects in patients ≥ 65 years of age to the effects in younger patients.DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study.SETTING: Outpat...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stephan Proetzel Martin B Weigl Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of Six-Spot Step Test (SSST) in stroke survivors
This study adopted an experimental design.SETTING: University-affiliated neurorehabilitation laboratory.POPULATION: A total of 50 study participants, including 25 chronic stroke survivors and 25 healthy older adults, were recruited from the community.METHODS: The SSST was administered to the stroke survivors twice (day 1 & 2) with a 1-week interval. The Fugl-Meyer assessment for the lower extremities (FMA-LE), the Berg Balance scale (BBS), the limit of stability (LOS) test, the Timed Up & Go test (TUG test), and the Chinese version of the Community Integration Measures (CIM-C) were assessed on day 1 by random order...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tai Wa Liu Shamay S Ng Ka-Yuen Cheung Ming-Yeung Cheung Ryan N Hung Man-Fai Lam Adrian T Wong Cynthia Y Lai Mimi M Tse Source Type: research

Robot-assisted arm therapy in neurological health conditions: rationale and methodology for the evidence synthesis in the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference
CONCLUSIONS: This paper summarizes the methodological approaches used by the WG2.2 of the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference to define the effectiveness of RAT in the management of patients with neurological health conditions.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: WG2.2 synthesis might help clinicians, researchers, and all rehabilitation stakeholders to address the use of RAT in the Individualized Rehabilitation Plan, to guide the allocation of resources and define clinical protocols and indications for the management of patients with different neurological health conditions.PMID:34128606 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07011-8 (...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesca Gimigliano Angela Palomba Chiara Arienti Giovanni Morone Luca Perrero Michela Agostini Irene Aprile Matteo Paci Emanuela Casanova Dario Marino Giuseppe LA Rosa Federica Bressi Silvia Sterzi Daniele Giansanti Alberto Battistini Sandra Miccinilli Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and COVID-19: update of the rapid living systematic review by Cochrane Rehabilitation Field as of April 30th, 2021
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34128607 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.07125-2 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesco Negrini Alessandro de Sire Elisa Andrenelli Stefano G Lazzarini Michele Patrini Maria Gabriella Ceravolo International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER action Source Type: research

Effect of gait training using Hybrid Assistive Limb on gait ability and the risk for overwork weakness in the lower limb muscles in patients with neuromuscular diseases: a proof-of-concept study
CONCLUSIONS: HAL gait training with the practical setting as this study improved gait ability in patients with progressive neuromuscular disease and did not damage skeletal muscle, as indicated by no significant change in serum level of muscle enzymes.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Robot assisted gait training could be safely applied to the patients with neuromuscular diseases, as one of the effective rehabilitation programs to improve gait ability.PMID:34105918 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06387-5 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Masakazu Kogawa Kazutomo Miura Kazuhiro Yasuda Yasuyuki Ishibashi Eiichi Tsuda Source Type: research

Sunnybrook Facial Grading System reliability in subacute stroke patients
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 9. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06629-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: A lack of evidence on the reliability limits the utility of the Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (SFGS) in individuals affected by stroke both in clinical and research settings.AIM: To examine the test-retest reliability and the inter-rater reliability of the SFGS in patients affected by subacute stroke.DESIGN: A repeated-assessments design (fifteen days apart) was used to examine the test-retest reliability of the SFGS.SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit.POPULATION: Thirty-two inpatients with subacute stro...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marco Tramontano Giovanni Morone Federica M LA Greca Valeria Marchegiani Angela Palomba Marco Iosa Giulia Musto Marilia Simonelli Source Type: research

Motor coordination and grip strength assessed after the break and in various positions of the upper limb in patients after stroke in relation to healthy subjects. An observational study
CONCLUSIONS: A stable position of the upper extremity can improve motor coordination and grip strength during stroke rehabilitation.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Placing subjects in a supine position and stabilizing their affected upper limb may help restore motor coordination of the hand and wrist following stroke.PMID:34105920 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06739-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Anna Olczak Source Type: research

Motor effects of movement representation techniques and crosseducation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: MRT and CE training have been shown to have a significant impact on the improvement of various motor variables and on physical maintenance in general.PMID:34105921 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06893-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ferran Cuenca-Mart ínez Santiago Angulo-D íaz-Parreño Xos é Feijóo-Rubio Marta M Fern ández-Solís Jos é V León-Hernández Roy LA Touche Luis Suso-Mart í Source Type: research

Effect of gait training using Hybrid Assistive Limb on gait ability and the risk for overwork weakness in the lower limb muscles in patients with neuromuscular diseases: a proof-of-concept study
CONCLUSIONS: HAL gait training with the practical setting as this study improved gait ability in patients with progressive neuromuscular disease and did not damage skeletal muscle, as indicated by no significant change in serum level of muscle enzymes.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Robot assisted gait training could be safely applied to the patients with neuromuscular diseases, as one of the effective rehabilitation programs to improve gait ability.PMID:34105918 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06387-5 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Masakazu Kogawa Kazutomo Miura Kazuhiro Yasuda Yasuyuki Ishibashi Eiichi Tsuda Source Type: research

Sunnybrook Facial Grading System reliability in subacute stroke patients
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 9. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06629-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: A lack of evidence on the reliability limits the utility of the Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (SFGS) in individuals affected by stroke both in clinical and research settings.AIM: To examine the test-retest reliability and the inter-rater reliability of the SFGS in patients affected by subacute stroke.DESIGN: A repeated-assessments design (fifteen days apart) was used to examine the test-retest reliability of the SFGS.SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit.POPULATION: Thirty-two inpatients with subacute stro...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marco Tramontano Giovanni Morone Federica M LA Greca Valeria Marchegiani Angela Palomba Marco Iosa Giulia Musto Marilia Simonelli Source Type: research

Motor coordination and grip strength assessed after the break and in various positions of the upper limb in patients after stroke in relation to healthy. Aan observational study
CONCLUSIONS: A stable position of the upper extremity can improve motor coordination and grip strength during stroke rehabilitation.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Placing subjects in a supine position and stabilizing their affected upper limb may help restore motor coordination of the hand and wrist following stroke.PMID:34105920 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06739-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Anna Olczak Source Type: research

Motor effects of movement representation techniques and crosseducation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: MRT and CE training have been shown to have a significant impact on the improvement of various motor variables and on physical maintenance in general.PMID:34105921 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06893-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ferran Cuenca-Mart ínez Santiago Angulo-D íaz-Parreño Xos é Feijóo-Rubio Marta M Fern ández-Solís Jos é V León-Hernández Roy LA Touche Luis Suso-Mart í Source Type: research

Effect of gait training using Hybrid Assistive Limb on gait ability and the risk for overwork weakness in the lower limb muscles in patients with neuromuscular diseases: a proof-of-concept study
CONCLUSIONS: HAL gait training with the practical setting as this study improved gait ability in patients with progressive neuromuscular disease and did not damage skeletal muscle, as indicated by no significant change in serum level of muscle enzymes.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Robot assisted gait training could be safely applied to the patients with neuromuscular diseases, as one of the effective rehabilitation programs to improve gait ability.PMID:34105918 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06387-5 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Masakazu Kogawa Kazutomo Miura Kazuhiro Yasuda Yasuyuki Ishibashi Eiichi Tsuda Source Type: research

Sunnybrook Facial Grading System reliability in subacute stroke patients
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 9. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06629-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: A lack of evidence on the reliability limits the utility of the Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (SFGS) in individuals affected by stroke both in clinical and research settings.AIM: To examine the test-retest reliability and the inter-rater reliability of the SFGS in patients affected by subacute stroke.DESIGN: A repeated-assessments design (fifteen days apart) was used to examine the test-retest reliability of the SFGS.SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit.POPULATION: Thirty-two inpatients with subacute stro...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marco Tramontano Giovanni Morone Federica M LA Greca Valeria Marchegiani Angela Palomba Marco Iosa Giulia Musto Marilia Simonelli Source Type: research

Motor coordination and grip strength assessed after the break and in various positions of the upper limb in patients after stroke in relation to healthy. Aan observational study
CONCLUSIONS: A stable position of the upper extremity can improve motor coordination and grip strength during stroke rehabilitation.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Placing subjects in a supine position and stabilizing their affected upper limb may help restore motor coordination of the hand and wrist following stroke.PMID:34105920 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06739-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Anna Olczak Source Type: research

Motor effects of movement representation techniques and crosseducation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: MRT and CE training have been shown to have a significant impact on the improvement of various motor variables and on physical maintenance in general.PMID:34105921 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06893-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ferran Cuenca-Mart ínez Santiago Angulo-D íaz-Parreño Xos é Feijóo-Rubio Marta M Fern ández-Solís Jos é V León-Hernández Roy LA Touche Luis Suso-Mart í Source Type: research

Effect of gait training using Hybrid Assistive Limb on gait ability and the risk for overwork weakness in the lower limb muscles in patients with neuromuscular diseases: a proof-of-concept study
CONCLUSIONS: HAL gait training with the practical setting as this study improved gait ability in patients with progressive neuromuscular disease and did not damage skeletal muscle, as indicated by no significant change in serum level of muscle enzymes.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Robot assisted gait training could be safely applied to the patients with neuromuscular diseases, as one of the effective rehabilitation programs to improve gait ability.PMID:34105918 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06387-5 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Masakazu Kogawa Kazutomo Miura Kazuhiro Yasuda Yasuyuki Ishibashi Eiichi Tsuda Source Type: research

Sunnybrook Facial Grading System reliability in subacute stroke patients
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 9. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06629-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: A lack of evidence on the reliability limits the utility of the Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (SFGS) in individuals affected by stroke both in clinical and research settings.AIM: To examine the test-retest reliability and the inter-rater reliability of the SFGS in patients affected by subacute stroke.DESIGN: A repeated-assessments design (fifteen days apart) was used to examine the test-retest reliability of the SFGS.SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit.POPULATION: Thirty-two inpatients with subacute stro...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marco Tramontano Giovanni Morone Federica M LA Greca Valeria Marchegiani Angela Palomba Marco Iosa Giulia Musto Marilia Simonelli Source Type: research

Motor coordination and grip strength assessed after the break and in various positions of the upper limb in patients after stroke in relation to healthy. Aan observational study
CONCLUSIONS: A stable position of the upper extremity can improve motor coordination and grip strength during stroke rehabilitation.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Placing subjects in a supine position and stabilizing their affected upper limb may help restore motor coordination of the hand and wrist following stroke.PMID:34105920 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06739-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Anna Olczak Source Type: research

Motor effects of movement representation techniques and crosseducation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: MRT and CE training have been shown to have a significant impact on the improvement of various motor variables and on physical maintenance in general.PMID:34105921 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06893-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ferran Cuenca-Mart ínez Santiago Angulo-D íaz-Parreño Xos é Feijóo-Rubio Marta M Fern ández-Solís Jos é V León-Hernández Roy LA Touche Luis Suso-Mart í Source Type: research

Effect of gait training using Hybrid Assistive Limb on gait ability and the risk for overwork weakness in the lower limb muscles in patients with neuromuscular diseases: a proof-of-concept study
CONCLUSIONS: HAL gait training with the practical setting as this study improved gait ability in patients with progressive neuromuscular disease and did not damage skeletal muscle, as indicated by no significant change in serum level of muscle enzymes.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Robot assisted gait training could be safely applied to the patients with neuromuscular diseases, as one of the effective rehabilitation programs to improve gait ability.PMID:34105918 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06387-5 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Masakazu Kogawa Kazutomo Miura Kazuhiro Yasuda Yasuyuki Ishibashi Eiichi Tsuda Source Type: research

Sunnybrook Facial Grading System reliability in subacute stroke patients
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jun 9. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06629-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: A lack of evidence on the reliability limits the utility of the Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (SFGS) in individuals affected by stroke both in clinical and research settings.AIM: To examine the test-retest reliability and the inter-rater reliability of the SFGS in patients affected by subacute stroke.DESIGN: A repeated-assessments design (fifteen days apart) was used to examine the test-retest reliability of the SFGS.SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit.POPULATION: Thirty-two inpatients with subacute stro...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marco Tramontano Giovanni Morone Federica M LA Greca Valeria Marchegiani Angela Palomba Marco Iosa Giulia Musto Marilia Simonelli Source Type: research

Motor coordination and grip strength assessed after the break and in various positions of the upper limb in patients after stroke in relation to healthy. Aan observational study
CONCLUSIONS: A stable position of the upper extremity can improve motor coordination and grip strength during stroke rehabilitation.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Placing subjects in a supine position and stabilizing their affected upper limb may help restore motor coordination of the hand and wrist following stroke.PMID:34105920 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06739-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Anna Olczak Source Type: research

Motor effects of movement representation techniques and crosseducation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: MRT and CE training have been shown to have a significant impact on the improvement of various motor variables and on physical maintenance in general.PMID:34105921 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06893-3 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ferran Cuenca-Mart ínez Santiago Angulo-D íaz-Parreño Xos é Feijóo-Rubio Marta M Fern ández-Solís Jos é V León-Hernández Roy LA Touche Luis Suso-Mart í Source Type: research

Redefining a minimal assessment protocol for stroke rehabilitation: the new "Protocollo di Minima per l'ICtus" - PMIC2020
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 May 27. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06638-7. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The use of standardized assessment protocols is strongly recommended to identify patient's needs, outcomes, and predictors of response to specific interventions in Stroke rehabilitation. In 2008, the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER) published the minimal protocol for the person with stroke (PMIC), in reference to the International classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.AIM: In 2019, the SIMFER appointed a working group (WG) to provide a revised, updated version in...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesca Cecchi Anna Cassio Susanna Lavezzi Federico Scarponi Giordano Gatta Andrea Montis Chiara Bernucci Marco Franceschini Stefano Bargellesi Stefano Paolucci Mariangela Taricco Source Type: research

Effects of position-triggered electrical stimulation on post-stroke hemiparetic shoulder subluxation
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 May 27. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06639-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Shoulder subluxation is a frequent complication after stroke causing joint instability, shoulder pain, decreased activities of daily living, and impedance to rehabilitation progress. Electrical stimulation (ES) is considered an effective modality to reduce shoulder subluxation in acute stroke. However, few studies have investigated the effect of position-triggered ES, which induces active muscle contraction though accurate motion detection.AIM: To investigate whether position-triggered ES was more effective i...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jun T Hong Tae M Jung Ae R Kim Hyo S Choi Sun M Lee Deog Y Kim Source Type: research

Responsiveness and minimal important change of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale in people with chronic low back pain undergoing multidisciplinary rehabilitation
CONCLUSIONS: The PCS-I showed good ability to detect patient-perceived clinical changes in chronic LBP post-rehabilitation. The MIC values we determined provide a benchmark for assessing individual improvement in this clinical context.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The present study calculated - in a sample of people with chronic LBP - the responsiveness and MIC of the PCS. These values increase confidence in interpreting score changes, enhancing their meaningfulness for both research and clinical contexts.PMID:34042409 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06729-0 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marco Monticone Igor Portoghese Barbara Rocca Andrea Giordano Marcello Campagna Franco Franchignoni Source Type: research

Rehabilitation for lung cancer patients undergoing surgery: results of the PUREAIR randomized trial
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 May 27. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06789-7. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Surgery for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer is proven to be the most effective treatment in early stages, although concerns exist on its negative impact on patients' overall fitness.AIM: To establish whether intensive pulmonary rehabilitation, preoperative and postoperative, improves exercise capacity in patients undergoing lung resection.DESIGN: Single centre, unblinded, designed for superiority, 1:1 randomised controlled trial with two parallel arms.SETTING: S.Maria Nuova Hospital of Reggio Emilia (Italy).POPULA...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sara Tenconi Carlotta Mainini Cristian Rapicetta Luca Braglia Carla Galeone Silvio Cavuto Domenico F Merlo Stefania Costi Massimiliano Paci Stefania Fugazzaro Source Type: research

Turning difficulties after stroke and its relationship with trunk function
CONCLUSIONS: Stroke participants experienced greater difficulty turning towards the paretic side. Trunk flexibility, strength, and control may affect turning performance, especially when turning towards the paretic side, which could explain the occurrence of falls after a turn towards the paretic side.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Stroke patients experience turning difficulties, particularly during turning towards the paretic side. Stroke patients with limited trunk function are more likely to experience turning dysfunction. Clinical therapists should develop effective strategies for enhancing turning ability through imp...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Pei-Jung Liang Valeria J Chiu Yann-Cherng Teng Huei-Ling Chiu Shu-Chun Lee Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of short-wave diathermy treatment for moderate COVID-19 patients: a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled clinical study
CONCLUSIONS: SWD is a valid and reliable adjuvant therapy with a favorable safety profile for moderate COVID-19 patients.CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Clinically relevant information is lacking regarding the efficacy and safety of SWD for patients with COVID-19. This study provides the first evidence that SWD is a promising adjuvant therapy for COVID-19.PMID:34042412 | DOI:10.23736/S1973-9087.21.06892-1 (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Fei Tian Jin Wang Xiao Xi Miao He Chenguang Zhao Feng Feng Hongbin Wang Wei Sun Li Mao Xu Hu Xiaolong Sun Hua Yuan Source Type: research