Translation and Cultural Adaptation of SF Qualiveen Questionnaire in Greek.
CONCLUSIONS: This Greek version of the SF Qualiveen was tested following wellestablished guidelines on measurement properties and showed good validity and reliability. It is reproducible, reliable, and valid for the Greek population. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: This Greek version of the SF Qualiveen can be used as a tool to evaluate the impact of NLUTD on QoL in Greek-speaking patients with MS and SCI in research and clinical practice. PMID: 33179476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 12, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Konstantinidis C, Tzitzika M, Daoultzis KC, Samarinas M, Giannitsas K, Athanasopoulos A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Influence of systemic infection and comorbidities on rehabilitation outcomes in severe acquired brain injury.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Severe infectious complications are a frequent problem in patients with disability due to a severe acquired brain injury. Previous studies reported that the rehabilitation outcome is significantly lower in patients colonized or infected. However, these results could be influenced by comorbidities of those patients admitted in rehabilitation hospital with a lower functional status. AIM: To explore the influence of systemic infection, in particular concerning multi-drug resistant bacteria and analyze the role of comorbidities, as a risk factor for the development of systemic infection, on r...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bellaviti G, Balsamo F, Iosa M, Vella D, Pistarini C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

SWEAT ² study: effectiveness of trunk training on muscle activity after stroke. A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Trunk training improves selective control and endurance of trunk musculature after sub-acute stroke. PMID: 33165310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Van Criekinge T, Saeys W, Hallemans A, Herssens N, Lafosse C, Van Laere K, Dereymaeker L, Van Tichelt E, De Hertogh W, Truijen S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Attrition, missing data, compliance, and related biases in randomized controlled trials of rehabilitation interventions: towards improving reporting and conduct.
CONCLUSIONS: Although many items have been described by existing tools and the CONSORT statement (and its extensions) that deal with attrition, missing data, compliance, and related biases, several gaps in reporting were identified. It is crucial that future research investigate a core set of items to be used in the field of rehabilitation to facilitate the reporting as well as the conduct of RCTs. PMID: 33165311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Armijo-Olivo S, Machalicek W, De Oliveira-Souza AI, Dennett L, Ballenberger N Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Influence of attrition, missing data, compliance, and related biases and analyses strategies on treatment effects in randomized controlled trials in rehabilitation: a methodological review.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that attrition, missing data, compliance, and related biases have an influence in treatment effect estimates in rehabilitation trials. Therefore, these results should be taken into consideration when designing, conducting and reporting trials in the rehabilitation field. PMID: 33165312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Armijo-Olivo S, Machalicek W, Dennett L, Ballenberger N Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Psycho-social impact of social distancing and isolation due to the COVID-19 containment measures on patients with physical disabilities.
Abstract BACKGROUND: While the Covid-19 pandemic was spreading worldwide, the Italian government stated lockdown, with a drastic reorganization in of healthcare systems. The psychological and social effects of the pandemic and to the restrictions of freedom could have had a detrimental impact on people with physical disabilities, for whom well-being depends strongly on their social environment. AIM: Our main aim was to describe the overall impact of the pandemic on mental health, social condition and illness perception among patients with disabilities, to provide early interventions for this particularly vuln...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Dalise S, Tramonti F, Armienti E, Niccolini V, Caniglia Tenaglia M, Chisari C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Development of a new patient-reported outcome measure assessing activities and participation in people with lumbar spinal stenosis: the cochin spinal stenosis 19-item questionnaire.
CONCLUSIONS: CSS-19 is a new patient-reported outcome measure assessing activities and participation in people with LSS. Its construction prioritized patients' perspectives at all stages. Its content and construct validities are good. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Instruments able to capture specific needs of people with LSS in terms of activities and participation are lacking. PMID: 33111510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 28, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Masi C, Couraud G, Daste C, Jouffriault J, Poiraudeau S, Lefevre-Colau MM, Rannou F, Nguyen C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal applications of infrared thermography on back and neck syndromes: systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The number of high-quality studies of the role of infrared thermography in patients with back and neck syndromes remains limited. More than a diagnostic tool, thermography can be an objective tool for monitoring the effectiveness of treatment by identifying deviations from a healthy state. PMID: 33111511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 28, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Albuquerque NF, Lopes BS Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Does an undetected obstructive sleep apnea influence the natural course and success of cardiac rehabilitation after cardiac surgery?
This study investigated the impact of an undetected OSA on the results of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in patients after CS. DESIGN: Observational study over a period of 3 months following CS. SETTING: Inpatient CR after CS or cardiac interventions. POPULATION: CS cohort referred to a CR program to an inpatient rehabilitation clinic in Switzerland. METHODS: In this prospective observational study 256 patients were screened for OSA at the entry of CR via a level III screening device (ApneaLink AirTM). They were stratified into two groups: Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI)> 15 or 15/h was found in 133 patients...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 28, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Spielmanns M, Pantev S, Turk A, Barthelmes J, Schindler M, Hermann M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Localized muscle vibration in the treatment of motor impairment and spasticity in post-stroke patients: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: LMV may be a feasible and safe tool to be integrated into traditional and conventional neurorehabilitation programs for post-stroke patients to reduce spasticity. Analysis of the available clinical trials do not allow us to indicate vibration therapy as effective in functional motor recovery, despite some studies showed encouraging results. Further studies, with larger size of homogeneous patients and with a shared methodology are needed to produce more reliable data especially on the lower limb. PMID: 33111513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 28, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Avvantaggiato C, Casale R, Cinone N, Facciorusso S, Turitto A, Stuppiello L, Picelli A, Ranieri M, Intiso D, Fiore P, Ciritella C, Santamato A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of a proprioceptive exercise program in patients with nonspecific neck pain. A randomized controlled trial.
uente JM, Inglés M, Marques-Sule E Abstract BACKGROUND: Nonspecific neck pain is associated with chronic pain, disability, reduced cervical mobility, postural control disorders and impaired proprioceptive control. AIM: To compare the effectiveness of two therapeutic exercise programs (i.e. cervical proprioception and cervical mobility) in reducing pain and disability in individuals with nonspecific neck pain. We further aimed to compare the effectiveness of the two treatments in improving pressure pain threshold, cervical range of motion and head repositioning accuracy. DESIGN: Randomized controll...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 13, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Espí-López GV, Aguilar-Rodríguez M, Zarzoso M, Serra-AÑÓ P, Martínez de la Fuente JM, Inglés M, Marques-Sule E Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Examination of independent predictors of discharge disposition in acute phase hospitalized heart failure patients undergoing phase I cardiac rehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggested that KES and SPPB on hospital admission may contributed to early detection of the patients who are difficult to return home. Additionally, there is a possibility that CR goal setting of BI ≥80 points is effective to home discharge in acute phase hospitalized HF patients. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: This study may contribute to early detection of the patients who are predicted to be difficult to return home and to appropriate rehabilitation goals setting. PMID: 33047945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 13, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yokota J, Takahashi R, Matsukawa Y, Mtsushima K Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Current evidence from the Randomised Controlled Trials Rehabilitation Checklist (RCTRACK) reporting guideline project.
PMID: 33047946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 13, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Negrini S, Chan L, Ferriero G, Frontera W, Heinemann A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Predictors for long-term curve progression after Boston brace treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The best predictors for a long-term success were good redressement and compliance, unchanged or reduced major curve after one year and short treatment time. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Predictors at baseline and during early treatment can help identifying patients who benefit from bracing. PMID: 33016064 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Steen H, Pripp AH, Lange JE, Brox JI Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

A comparison and synthesis of rehabilitation definitions used by consumers (Google), major Stakeholders (survey) and researchers (Cochrane Systematic Reviews). A terminological analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: According to our findings, any definition of rehabilitation for research purposes should include the identified terms, focusing on the concept of process and considering the main elements of functioning (and function), disability, person, health, optimization and environment. PMID: 33016065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Arienti C, Patrini M, Pollock A, Lazzarini SG, Oral A, Negrini S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Early rehabilitation in a critically ill inpatient with coronavirus disease 2019: a case report.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Survivors of critical coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suffer from severe physical functional disability. Recent reports from several countries suggest that rehabilitative intervention is needed to improve physical functional decline in the challenging situation of COVID-19. CASE REPORT: A 58-year-old woman, previously without gait difficulty, was diagnosed with COVID-19 requiring endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. She also developed stress-induced cardiomyopathy. After management in intensive care unit for 15 days, she could not sit on a bed without back support. Afte...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Beom J, Jung J, Hwang IC, Cho YJ, Kim ES, Kim HB, Lim JY, Song KH Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and COVID-19: the Cochrane Rehabilitation 2020 rapid living systematic review. Update as of August 31st, 2020.
CONCLUSIONS: The scientific literature of August 2020 mainly focused on limitations in functioning of nervous system structure and related functions. Albeit the increased availability of data from analytical studies (both cohort and cross-sectional), there is still a lack of well-.conductedLevel 2 studies, to improve the knowledge on the effects of rehabilitation in COVID-19 patients. PMID: 33000932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: De Sire A, Andrenelli E, Negrini F, Lazzarini SG, Patrini M, Ceravolo MG, International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER action Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Long-term results after brace treatment with pasb in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: In the literature, there are few papers on long-term results after brace treatment and there is no consensus on whether scoliotic curves stop progressing at skeletal maturity. To date the factors that could influence curve behaviour following bracing have not been fully determined. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results and the loss of the scoliotic curve correction in a cohort of patients treated with PASB brace during adolescence and to compare patient outcomes of under and over 30 Cobb degrees 10 years after brace removal. DESIGN: This is an observational controlle...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Aulisa AG, Toniolo RM, Falciglia F, Giordano M, Aulisa L Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Toward a new definition of rehabilitation for research purposes: a comparative analysis of current definitions.
Abstract There is a need for a common, shared definition of rehabilitation to conduct systematic reviews and identify relevant systematic reviews for knowledge translation purposes, which is an important task of Cochrane Rehabilitation. The present paper aims to introduce and compare existing health-related definitions of rehabilitation and to propose core aspects that should characterize a new and workable definition of rehabilitation that is able to serve both as the basis for internal communication and identity work and for external communication. We have conducted a PubMed literature search on current definiti...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Meyer T, Kiekens C, Selb M, Posthumus E, Negrini S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Expert opinions leave space for uncertainty when defining rehabilitation interventions: analysis of difficult decisions regarding categorization of rehabilitation reviews in the Cochrane library.
CONCLUSIONS: The challenges and conflicts identified in this study clearly indicate the need for better operational definition of rehabilitation interventions. This study provides a foundation for future work to check the utility of any new definition of rehabilitation interventions and to improve the trustworthiness of categorization decisions regarding the Cochrane Rehabilitation database. PMID: 32990688 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Levack WM, Rathore FA, Negrini S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

German translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire: cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, the study provides evidence for good reliability and validity for the MSK-HQG. Further studies in different settings and diagnostic subgroups should follow to better understand the psychometric properties of this measure in primary care, rehabilitation and specialist care settings. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The results demonstrate that the MSK-HQG has sufficient psychometric properties for use in musculoskeletal research and practice. However, the SDC should be kept in mind when using the tool for individual patients. The MSK-HQG has the advantage of being a single instrument that can measu...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Karstens S, Christiansen DH, Brinkmann M, Hahm M, Mccray G, Hill JC, Joos S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Assessment of child development in premature babies based on the ICF biopsychosocial model.
CONCLUSIONS: Given the susceptibility of premature newborn neurodevelopment and the magnitude of the biopsychosocial model of the ICF, even at this early stage of life, it was possible to observe the influence of personal factors, body function and structure domains on atypical child development. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The Care for the premature newborn with global look of the Classification of Functioning, disability and health. PMID: 32975397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: da Fonseca Filho GG, Lopes AC, Bezerra RB, de Candido A, Arrais N, Pereira SA, Lindquist AR Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of optokinetic stimulation on weight-bearing shift in standing and sitting positions in stroke patients.
CONCLUSIONS: OKS could induce a significant shift in weight balance in patients with hemiplegia after stroke who are incapable of independent standing, suggesting that the OKS approach can be applied to a broader spectrum of patients, including those with more severe symptoms. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: OKS approach would improve exercise training in the early phase of rehabilitation of patients with hemiplegia after stroke. PMID: 32972091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 20, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Komagata J, Sugiura A, Takamura H, Ohta A, Kitama T Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cochrane rehabilitation communication strategy.
PMID: 32972092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 20, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gimigliano F, Negrini S, Arienti C, Bettinsoli R, Patrini M, Liguori S, Zampolini M, Kiekens C, Cochrane Rehabilitation Comunication Working Area Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cranial nerves impairment in post-acute oropharyngeal dysphagia after COVID-19: a case report.
Abstract BACKGROUND: According to literature, after COVID-19, patients may require rehabilitation care because of different degrees of physical impairments. Neurologic disorders are often described but no specific data about post-acute cranial nerves involvement and possible correlation with dysphagia development are yet available. CASE REPORT: The patient is a 69-year-old man who presented acquired weakness and dysphagia with clinical cranial nerves impairment of lingual, IX, X and XII after SARS-CoV-2 infection, without electrophysiological alterations. He underwent rehabilitation program for two months, wi...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cavalagli A, Peiti G, Conti C, Penati R, Vavassori F, Taveggia G Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Patterns of cognitive-motor dual-task interference post stroke: an observational inpatient study at hospital discharge.
CONCLUSIONS: Cognitive-motor dual-task interference on gait speed is highly prevalent in ambulatory stroke survivors with mild cognitive-linguistic impairments at hospital discharge. Variability in cognitive-task performance under dual-task conditions has implications for the reliability of dual-task assessment after stroke. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Assessment of dual-task walking is feasible as a predischarge evaluation of attention-demanding mobility function after stroke. PMID: 32935952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Feld JA, Plummer P Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Activity limitations and participation restrictions in patients with peripheral facial palsy: a cross-sectional study over a 6-year period.
CONCLUSIONS: Beyond severity, also etiology, time from onset and gender influence disability after facial palsy. These factors should be considered in counselling and planning a patient-tailored multidisciplinary rehabilitative treatment. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Our study highlights the individual and pathology-associated factors related to activity limitations and participation restrictions in patients with peripheral facial palsy. These elements should be considered in the definition of a patient-tailored rehabilitative plan and in the organization of a multidisciplinary care. PMID: 32935953 [PubMed - a...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Pavese C, Cecini M, Caspani P, Monteleone S, Klersy C, Dalla Toffola E Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Brain activity changes following neuroproprioceptive "facilitation, inhibition" physiotherapy in multiple sclerosis: a parallel group randomized comparison of two approaches.
CONCLUSIONS: Neuroproprioceptive "facilitation, inhibition" physiotherapy may enhance brain activity and could involve processes connected with the processing of motion activation. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The study showed that facilitation approach can modulate brain activity. This could be useful for developing of effective physiotherapeutic treatment in MS. PMID: 32935954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Prochazkova M, Tintera J, Spanhelova S, Prokopiusova T, Rydlo J, Pavlikova M, Prochazka A, Rasova K Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Randomized controlled trials in non-pharmacological rehabilitation research: a scoping review of the reporting of sample size calculation, randomization procedure, and statistical analyses.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The RCTs are often considered as the gold standard for clinical trials and researchers argue that the quality of RCT reports should be of the highest standards due to their clinical significance. OBJECTIVES: To review the quality of reporting of the sample size calculation methods, and randomization procedures, and assess whether the statistical analyses correlate as reported in the trials' methods and results sections in non-pharmacological, physiological rehabilitation randomized controlled trials (RCT) interventions. METHODS: A systematic electronic search was conducted in Cochran...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Amiri M, Kumbhare D Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The 3rd Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodology Meeting: "Rehabilitation definition for scientific research purposes".
The 3rd Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodology Meeting: "Rehabilitation definition for scientific research purposes". Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 Sep 16;: Authors: Negrini S, Meyer T, Arienti C, Kiekens C, Pollock A, Selb M, Stucki G, 3rd Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodology Meeting participants PMID: 32935957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Negrini S, Meyer T, Arienti C, Kiekens C, Pollock A, Selb M, Stucki G, 3rd Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodology Meeting participants Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Which are the main assessment tools of functional capacity in post-acute COVID-19 patients admitted to Rehabilitation Units?
PMID: 32935958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Curci C, Pisano F, Negrini F, De Sire A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Current rehabilitation definitions do not allow correct classification of cochrane systematic reviews. An overview of cochrane reviews.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results clearly highlight the need for a comprehensive rehabilitation definition that is able to point out what should be included and excluded from rehabilitation interventions. This will consequently inform all of Cochrane Rehabilitation's work and will serve the wider community of research and rehabilitation. PMID: 32935959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Negrini S, Arienti C, Küçükdeveci A, Lazzarini SG, Patrini M, Kiekens C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

A 12-week exercise program improves functional status in post-menopausal osteoporotic women: randomized controlled study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Beside the importance of implementing physical activity in treatment of patients with osteoporosis, the multicomponent exercise program and assessment of its functional outcomes performed by five performance-based measures, have not been explored yet. AIM: The present study evaluated the effect of the 12 weeks exercise program on functional outcomes of postmenopausal patients with densitometric diagnosed osteoporosis. DESIGN: The study was designed as randomised control study. SETTING: Female outpatients with diagnosed postmenopausal osteoporosis were included in the study. ...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Filipović TN, Lazović MP, Backović AN, Filipović AN, Ignjatović AM, Dimitrijević SS, Gopčević KR Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The effects of lower extremity cross-training on gait and balance in stroke patients: a double-blinded randomised controlled trial.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of cross-training on gait and balance in hemiplegic patients when applied to the affected and unaffected lower extremities. DESIGN: Double-blinded randomised controlled trial. SETTING: In-patients attending the rehabilitation treatment room of a single centre. POPULATION: Fifty-two stroke patients were randomly allocated to a control group (n=19), affected side cross-training group (n=15), and unaffected side cross-training group (n=18). METHODS: Patients were administered general neurological physiotherapy for 30 mins, twice daily, 5 days/week for 4 weeks. Th...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Park C, Son H, Yeo B Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Functional capacity assessment in COVID-19 patients.
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Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Rivera-Lillo G, Torres-Castro R, Puppo H, Vilaró J Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and COVID-19: the Cochrane Rehabilitation 2020 rapid living systematic review. Update as of July 31st, 2020.
CONCLUSIONS: The current literature production still focuses more on describing all the possible aspects and complications of the pathology than on interventions or new organization models to deal with it. Albeit evidence on handling COVID-19 from a rehabilitative point of view is improving each month, further studies are still mandatory to report the role of rehabilitation in this scenario. PMID: 32869962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Negrini F, De Sire A, Andrenelli E, Lazzarini SG, Patrini M, Ceravolo MG, International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER action Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The use of lower limb loading ability as an indicator for independence and safety in ambulatory individuals with spinal cord injury.
CONCLUSIONS: The clear and objective data relating to LLLA can be used as a critical indicator for the safe and steady mobility, specifically for ambulatory individuals with SCI. These data can be used as an optimal threshold in rehabilitation training, screening and monitoring of their functional alteration over time in clinical, community, and home-based settings. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The LLLA of at least 79% of the bodyweight could determine the ability of independent walking with a walking device, while an LLLA of at least 94%-95% of the bodyweight could indicate the ability of walking without a walking...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - August 2, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nithiatthawanon T, Amatachaya P, Thaweewannakij T, Manimmanakorn N, Mato L, Amatachaya S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and Covid-19: the Cochrane Rehabilitation 2020 rapid living systematic review.
DISCUSSION: Main issues emerging from the review: it is advised to test for COVID-19 people with neurological disorders presenting with symptom changes; dysphagia is a frequent complication after oro-tracheal intubation in COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU; after discharge, COVID-19 survivors may report persistent restrictive ventilatory deficits regardless of disease severity; there is only sparse and low quality evidence concerning the efficacy of any rehabilitation intervention to promote functional recovery; a substantial increase in resource (staff and equipment) is needed for rehabilitation. PMID: 32705860 [...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 23, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ceravolo MG, Arienti C, De Sire A, Andrenelli E, Negrini F, Lazzarini S, Patrini M, Negrini S, International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER action Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Appropriateness of admission to rehabilitation: definition of a set of criteria and rules through the application of the Delphi method.
CONCLUSIONS: This study represents an attempt to create a worthwhile and reliable tool for a more conscious clinical practice in admission to rehabilitation, based on a set of shared criteria and rules. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: To increase appropriateness of admission to rehabilitation. Improving appropriateness in healthcare delivery must be a primary goal in order to improve healthcare quality, save money and ensure system sustainability. PMID: 32667147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Merlo A, Rodà F, Carnevali D, Principi N, Grimoldi L, Auxilia F, Lombardi F, Maini M, Brianti R, Castaldi S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Very early exercise tailored by using a decisional algorithm helps relieve discomfort in adults in an intensive care unit: an open-label pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: We confirmed the safety and feasibility of very early exercise programs in ICUs. Early exercise tailored by using a decisional algorithm helps relieve the discomfort of ICU patients. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: In everyday practice, the use of decisional algorithms should be encouraged to initiate and standardize early exercise in ICUs. PMID: 32667148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Laurent H, Aubreton S, Vallat A, Pereira B, Souweine B, Constantin JM, Coudeyre E Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Predictive factors of upper limb motor recovery for stroke survivors admitted to a rehabilitation programme.
This study aimed to explore the predictors of upper limb motor recovery in patients with stroke who were admitted to a rehabilitation programme. DESIGN: A retrospective, longitudinal observational study was conducted to evaluate the change in Fugl-Meyer assessment upper extremity score (FMA-UE) at admission and 15 and 30 days after admission. SETTING: A rehabilitation hospital. POPULATION: Patients received rehabilitation training during the study period. METHODS: Demographic information and clinical factors were collected as independent variables. Longitudinal analysis of UE motor recovery measured by ...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Wu J, Zhang J, Bai Z, Chen S, Cai S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Early rehabilitation in post-acute COVID-19 patients: data from an Italian COVID-19 rehabilitation unit and proposal of a treatment protocol. A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, our findings suggest that post-acute COVID-19 patients suffered from dyspnoea and shortness of breath even for minimal activities, with a resulting severe disability, and only a few of them were able to perform 6-MWT with poor results. An early rehabilitation protocol was proposed according to the baseline conditions of the patients. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: This study could provide an accurate description of COVID-19 subacute patients admitted to a Rehabilitation Unit along with a proposal of treatment to help physicians to tailor the best possible rehabilitative treatment. PM...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Curci C, Pisano F, Bonacci E, Camozzi DM, Ceravolo C, Bergonzi R, De Franceschi S, Moro P, Guarnieri R, Ferrillo M, Negrini F, De Sire A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Combination of in-situ collagen injection and rehabilitative treatment in longlasting facial nerve palsy: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of physical rehabilitative procedures with in-situ collagen injections, possibly acting in redirecting the phenomena of reinnervation/reorganization, demonstrated encouraging results in patients affected by long term FP. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: In-situ collagen injection could be a safe option enlarging the 'window of opportunity' to improve the voluntary muscle contraction pattern and general and specific disability referred by patients affected by long standing FP. PMID: 32667151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Micarelli A, Viziano A, Granito I, Antonuccio G, Felicioni A, Loberti M, Carlino P, Micarelli RX, Alessandrini M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The management of a COVID-free inpatient rehabilitation in a large COVID-19 hospital in Milan during the outbreak.
PMID: 32667152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Dalla Costa D, Giarda F, Sciume' L, Rogliani R, Lumastro R, Ciriolo S, Beretta G Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment for Gluteal Tendinopathy questionnaire in Italian and investigation of the association between tendinopathy-related disability and pain.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment for Gluteal tendinopathy (VISA-G) questionnaire has recently been proposed as a condition specific patient reported outcome measurement tool to assess the tendinopathyrelated disability. AIM: To evaluate the reliability of the Italian version of the VISA-G questionnaire and its construct validity and to investigate the association between tendinopathyrelated disability and pain. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: University laboratory. POPULATION: Gluteal tendinopathy patients (n=38) and healthy controls (n=38). METHODS...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Minetto MA, Busso C, Giannini A, Meiburger K, Massazza G, Maffulli N Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Screening dysphagia risk in 534 older patients undergoing rehabilitation after total joint replacement. A cross-sectional study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Older people affected by severe osteoarthritis could need to undergo total joint replacement, with a consequent hospitalization and rehabilitation. In this post-acute phase, they might suffer from other symptoms, including dysphagia, defined as a dysfunction of the digestive system, characterized by an objective difficulty or a sensation of difficulty in swallowing. It is considered as a very challenging problem in older people and early detection is fundamental for a prompt and effective management. However, up to date, there is a lack of data on dysphagia risk screening in Orthopaedic Rehabi...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: de Sire A, Giachero A, De Santi S, Inglese K, Solaro C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects of Nordic walking on cardiovascular performance and quality of life in coronary artery disease.
CONCLUSIONS: A three-week NW training programme had clinically important effects, above and beyond CCVR, on cardiovascular and functional performance in CAD patients. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Nordic walking is an accessible, safe, and effective low-threshold cardiac rehabilitation exercise training modality that seems to be particularly well-suited for people with limited functional and motivational capacities. PMID: 32573523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nagyova I, Jendrichovsky M, Kucinsky R, Lachytova M, Rus V Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Role of rehabilitation medicine in the COVID-19 pandemic: an Iranian consensus.
PMID: 32558523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Rayegani SM, Raeissadat SA, Fakharian A, Babaee M, Nezamabadi M, Boland Nazar NS, Angooti L Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The use of shoulder orthoses post-stroke: effects on balance and gait. A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: So far no strong evidence is available regarding a potential benefit of wearing an arm sling on balance and gait for stroke patients. However, further research with longer intervention periods, can be useful to determine if stroke patients in the early phases after stroke or with persistent UL paresis might possibly benefit from wearing an arm sling. PMID: 32539311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Van Bladel A, Cambier D, Lefeber N, Oostra K Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Systematic rapid living review on rehabilitation needs due to Covid-19: update to May 31st 2020.
CONCLUSIONS: Nowadays, all patients with disability, regardless of COVID-19 infection, are suffering because of restrictions imposed to rehabilitation service delivery. Neurological involvement is often present during acute and post-acute stage, conveying the risk of a long-lasting disability. Accordingly, careful neurological monitoring should be granted. Although new therapies are under development, the main gap in the available scientific literature is the lack of high-quality primary studies, so experimental studies on the effects of rehabilitation are still warranted. PMID: 32539312 [PubMed - as supplied by publi...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Andrenelli E, Negrini F, De Sire A, Arienti C, Patrini M, Negrini S, Ceravolo MG, and the International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation RECOVER action Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research