Biopsychosocial factors associated with poor health-related quality of life after minor to moderate transport-related injuries: Insights into the Victorian compensable population.
CONCLUSION: Biopsychosocial risk factors were associated with poorer health-related quality of life, regardless of the time since injury. Early assessment of these risk factors and tailored interventions will go some way towards improving outcomes among compensable patients with minor to moderate transport-related injuries. PMID: 31616954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Sex differences in the effects of exercise on cognition post-stroke: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Females living with stroke may demonstrate a greater response to exercise on selective attention and conflict resolution compared with males with stroke. These findings suggest that there may be sex-specific effects of exercise on cognitive function in individuals with stroke. PMID: 31608416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 16, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Burnout among specialists and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Emerging evidence positions physicians in PMandR among the most likely to experience burnout. Although there is limited literature regarding PMandR specialists and trainees, the available evidence suggests that more than half of physicians in PMandR experience burnout. PMID: 31608964 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 16, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Development and application of implementation tools for rehabilitation guidelines.
CONCLUSION: It is feasible for a guideline producer to systematically include GItools into rehabilitation guidelines. This implementation project was an example of a successful collaboration between a guideline producer and a healthcare organization. PMID: 31583419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on pain, stiffness and physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is beneficial for improving physical function despite having no advantage in treating pain and stiffness. Further randomized controlled trials are needed to confirm these findings and determine the optimal parameters and treatment regimen for pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. PMID: 31583420 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Are there effective interventions for reducing the use of prescribed opioids in adults with chronic non-cancer pain? - A Cochrane Review summary with commentary.
Authors: Arienti C Abstract PMID: 31580469 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions.
Authors: Smania N Abstract PMID: 31580470 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Prevalence of disability in Morocco: Results from a large-scale national survey.
Authors: Hajjioui A, Abda N, Guenouni R, Nejjari C, Fourtassi M Abstract OBJECTIVE: Disability is considered a global health problem, with an increasing number of persons with disabilities. Up-to-date and good-quality data on disability are essential to policymakers in order to establish tailored programmes for persons with disabilities based on the specific needs of each category. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of disability in the adult Moroccan population, and its distribution according to socio-demographic characteristics and geographical regions. METHODS: A national survey was cond...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 2, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Relationship between pre-stroke physical activity and symptoms of post-stroke anxiety and depression: An observational study.
CONCLUSION: In this group of patients with mild symptoms of emotional distress, it seems that pre-stroke physical activity might be protective against post-stroke depression, but not anxiety. Many patients with mild-to-moderate stroke report being equally active before and after the stroke. PMID: 31565752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 2, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Pain catastrophizing predicts dropout of patients from an interdisciplinary chronic pain management programme: A prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION: Patients with chronic pain who catastrophize were more prone to dropout from this chronic pain management programme. However, due to the exploratory nature of this study no firm conclusions can be drawn about the predictive value of the E-CSM of Self-Regulation for dropout. PMID: 31544215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 24, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of physiotherapy on regaining independent walking in patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness: A cohort study.
Authors: Thomas S, Mehrholz J, Bodechtel U, Elsner B Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe physiotherapeutic interventions used in the post-acute inpatient rehabilitation of chronic critically ill patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness, and to determine the influence of such interventions on patients' ability to walk. METHODS: Chronic critically ill patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness who were in post-acute and rehabilitation units were included in a cohort study. During post-acute rehabilitation, the patients' functional status at baseline, all daily physiotherapeutic inte...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 24, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of belt electrode skeletal muscle electrical stimulation on reducing the rate of muscle volume loss in critically ill patients: A randomized controlled trial.
This study examined the efficacy of belt electrode skeletal muscle electrical stimulation on reducing loss of muscle volume in critically ill patients. METHODS: Intensive care unit patients were randomly assigned to control and electrical muscle stimulation groups. In both groups early rehabilitation was administered from day 2 of admission to the intensive care unit. In the electrical muscle stimulation group belt electrode skeletal muscle electrical stimulation was administered. Femoral muscle volume was evaluated with computed tomography on days 1 and 10 in both groups. RESULTS: From a total of 220 patients admi...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 24, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Unaltered low nerve growth factor and high brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in plasma from patients with fibromyalgia after a 15-week progressive resistance exercise.
Authors: Jablochkova A, Bäckryd E, Kosek E, Mannerkorpi K, Ernberg M, Gerdle B, Ghafouri B Abstract BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of fibromyalgia includes central and peripheral factors. Neurotrophins, such as nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor, are involved in peripheral and central nervous system development of pain and hyperalgesia. Few studies have examined circulating nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in fibromyalgia or have investigated whether exercise interventions affect the levels of these peptides. OBJECTIVES: To compare plasma levels of nerve gro...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 24, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Incorporating evidence-based rehabilitation into clinical practice guidelines.
CONCLUSION: The level of evidence criteria used for rehabilitative interventions were the same as for symptomatic or curative interventions. Evidence showing the effectiveness of rehabilitation increased substantially during the project. PMID: 31544951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 24, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Kinesio taping in treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Sheng Y, Duan Z, Qu Q, Chen W, Yu B Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect comparison of kinesio taping on chronic non-specific low back pain with that of other general physical therapies. METHODS: Relevant studies published up to 31 July 2018 were searched in electronic databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Science Direct, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), Cochrane Library, Wanfang Data, Vip Data and China National Knowledge Infrastructure). The quality of included studies was assessed using a risk of bias assessment tool, as recommended by the Cochrane Collaboration. Data from visual analogue...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 24, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects on walking of simultaneous upper/lower limb abobotulinumtoxina injections in patients with stroke or brain injury with spastic hemiparesis.
CONCLUSION: Simultaneous lower and upper limb abobotulinumtoxinA treatment does not hamper improvement in walking speed compared with lower limb treatment alone. Thus, physicians may split the 1,500 U abobotulinumtoxinA dose as needed to best treat patients with spastic paresis. PMID: 31529136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of over-ground robotic locomotor training in improving walking performance, cardiovascular demands, secondary complications and user-satisfaction in individuals with spinal cord injuries: a systematic review.
Authors: Shackleton C, Evans R, Shamley D, West S, Albertus Y Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of over-ground robotic locomotor training in individuals with spinal cord injuries with regard to walking performance, cardiovascular demands, secondary health complications and user-satisfaction. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Cochrane, Web of Science, Scopus, EBSCOhost and Engineering Village. STUDY SELECTION: Trials in which robotic locomotor training was used for a minimum of 3 participants with spinal cord injury. DATA EXTRACTION: Independent extraction of data by 2 reviewers using a pre-establis...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

For which patients does attendance at a preoperative educational class decrease length of stay following hip and knee replacement?
Authors: Sisak K, Darch R, Burgess LC, Middleton RG, Wainwright TW Abstract OBJECTIVE: To establish whether attendance at an education class prior to total hip or knee replacement surgery as part of an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway could decrease length of hospital stay. METHODS: A single-site, retrospective cohort study comparing length of stay in hospital for patients who attended and did not attend an education class prior to hip or knee replacement surgery. Patients were stratified into 3 groups according to the predicted likelihood of an extended inpatient hospital stay using the Risk Assessment ...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects of game-based chin-tuck against resistance exercise vs head-lift exercise in patients with dysphagia after stroke: An assessor-blind, randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Game-based chin-tuck against resistance exercise not only has a similar effect to head-lift exercise on swallowing function of patients with dysphagia, but is also a less strict and more enjoyable and interesting method. PMID: 31515567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Joint replacement rehabilitation and the role of funding source.
CONCLUSION: Factors already known to impact on joint replacement outcomes were associated with funding source in this cohort. Socio-economic differences and inequities between private and public systems exist consistent with limited available prior research. In this cross-sectional study, no clinically significant differences in outcomes between the groups were identified. Prospective research will help to clarify whether funding source directly affects joint replacement rehabilitation outcomes. PMID: 31501907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 12, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Evidence-based rehabilitation therapy following surgery for (peri-)articular fractures: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: This review reveals a paucity of explicitly formulated protocols focussing on post-surgical rehabilitation of common (peri-)articular fractures targeting patient-centred care at all ICF levels. There is a need for more scientific evidence on which to base protocols regarding common (peri-)articular fracture rehabilitation. PMID: 31495902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Evidence-based rehabilitation therapy following surgery for (peri-)articular fractures: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: This review reveals a paucity of explicitly formulated protocols focussing on post-surgical rehabilitation of common (peri-)articular fractures targeting patient-centred care at all ICF levels. There is a need for more scientific evidence on which to base protocols regarding common (peri-)articular fracture rehabilitation. PMID: 31485591 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 7, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Evidence-based rehabilitation therapy following surgery for (peri-)articular fractures: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: This review reveals a paucity of explicitly formulated protocols focussing on post-surgical rehabilitation of common (peri-)articular fractures targeting patient-centred care at all ICF levels. There is a need for more scientific evidence on which to base protocols regarding common (peri-)articular fracture rehabilitation. PMID: 31489437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 7, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Risk factors for rotator cuff tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Leong HT, Fu SC, He X, Oh JH, Yamamoto N, Yung SHP Abstract OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify risk and associated factors for symptomatic rotator cuff tendinopathy. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL and Scopus were searched from inception to June 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Participants presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of rotator cuff tendinopathy/tendinosis/tendinitis, shoulder impingement syndrome, or subacromial bursitis diagnosed by clinical tests and/or conventional imaging. DATA EXTRACTION: Screening, quality assessment and data extraction were car...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 7, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Evidence-based rehabilitation therapy following surgery for (peri-)articular fractures: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: This review reveals a paucity of explicitly formulated protocols focussing on post-surgical rehabilitation of common (peri-)articular fractures targeting patient-centred care at all ICF levels. There is a need for more scientific evidence on which to base protocols regarding common (peri-)articular fracture rehabilitation. PMID: 31489958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 7, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Self-perceived impact of stroke: A longitudinal comparison between one and five years post-stroke.
CONCLUSION: The perceived impact of stroke becomes more prominent with time, even for persons with mild-to-moderate stroke. This study highlights the need for long-term support for persons with stroke. PMID: 31478056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Need for structured healthcare organization and support for return to work after stroke in Sweden: Experiences of stroke survivors.
CONCLUSION: Tailored rehabilitation content and a structured stepwise return-to-work process facilitated return to work. Insufficient structure within the healthcare system and lack of support in daily life were perceived barriers to return to work, and need to be improved. These aspects should be considered in the return-to-work process after stroke. PMID: 31468058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 31, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Preoperative high-intensity interval training is effective and safe in deconditioned patients with lung cancer: A randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: Short-term high-intensity interval training is feasible in deconditioned patients and increases cardio-respiratory fitness and walking capacity. PMID: 31468059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 31, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comparison of measurement properties of three shortened versions of the balance evaluation systems test (bestest) in people with subacute stroke.
CONCLUSION: All short-form BESTests demonstrated excellent intra-rater and inter-rater reliability (intraclass correlation coef´Čücient (ICC) = 0.95-0.99) and excellent concurrent validity (r = 0.93-0.96). Unlike the Brief-BESTest and Mini-BESTest, the S-BESTest and BESTest had no significant floor/ceiling effects (
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Intra- and inter-rater reliability of Fugl-Meyer Assessment of Upper Extremity in stroke.
CONCLUSION: The FMA-UE is reliable both within and between raters in patients with stroke in the early subacute phase. A wider international use of FMA-UE will allow comparison of stroke recovery between regions and countries and thereby potentially improve the quality of care and rehabilitation in persons with stroke worldwide. PMID: 31448807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

A physical activity intervention to prevent cognitive decline after stroke: Secondary results from the Life After Stroke study, an 18-month randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion: No clinically relevant effects on cognitive or emotional function were found of individualized regular coaching for physical activity and exercise. However, increased adherence to the intervention was associated with improved cognitive function. PMID: 31440765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 24, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for adults with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders: A pilot study.
Authors: Suo DM, Liu LL, Jia K, Zhang LJ, Li LM, Wang J, Qi Y, Liu HJ, Wan CX, Yang L Abstract OBJECTIVE: To provide detailed data on the effects of multidisciplinary rehabilitation for patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder with moderate to severe disability. DESIGN: A pilot randomized control study. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS: A total of 39 patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder were randomized into intervention or control groups. METHODS: The intervention group received multidisciplinary rehabilitation 5 times/week for 4 weeks in a hospital, and the patients were guided to continue...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 18, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Factors associated with willingness to use eRehabilitation after stroke: A cross-sectional study among patients, informal caregivers and healthcare professionals.
CONCLUSION: There are differences between patients/informal caregivers and healthcare professionals, but, for all respondents, the perceived benefits of the use of eRehabilitation facilitate their willingness to use eRehabilitation. Further research is needed to determine the benefits of such programmes, and enable all users to be informed about the potential benefits and how to use eRehabilitation. PMID: 31414140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of a dialogue-based intervention on psychosocial well-being 6 months after stroke in Norway: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Psychosocial well-being improved during the first 6 months after stroke in both arms of the trial, but no statistically significant benefit of the dialogue-based intervention was found compared with usual care. PMID: 31411337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of adding lay-tutors to the educational part of a back school programme for patients with subacute, non-specific low back pain: A randomized controlled clinical trial with a two-year follow-up.
CONCLUSION: No short- or long-term effect was found of adding a lay-tutor to the educational sessions of a back school programme for patients with subacute low back pain with regards to functional activity, back pain, leg pain or general health. The main limitations are that the potential effect of including lay-tutors in the educational part of a back school programme as an intervention in itself has to be tested, and the programme has to be tested as a complete protocol. Also, no specific testing has been performed to confirm the ideal number of sessions in the programme. These issues should be addressed in another setti...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Can in-reach multidisciplinary rehabilitation in the acute ward improve outcomes for critical care survivors? A pilot randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Wu J, Vratsistas-Curto A, Shiner CT, Faux SG, Harris I, Poulos CJ Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of in-reach rehabilitation for critical care survivors following discharge from the intensive care unit. To determine whether additional in-reach rehabilitation reduces hospital length-of-stay and improves outcomes in critical care survivors, compared with usual therapy. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 66 consecutively-admitted critical care survivors with an intensive care unit stay ≥ 5 days were enrolled in the study. Of these, 62 were included in the analyses. METHODS: Pilot random...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) and the WHO Minimal Generic Set of Domains of Functioning and Health versus Conventional Instruments in subacute stroke.
CONCLUSION: Despite their brevity, both generic ICF-based tools seemed useful in finding disabilities for patient- and family-centred goal-setting and service-planning after subacute rehabilitation. PMID: 31402390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Ultrasound Imaging for Dummies: Getting oriented among the planes.
Authors: Ricci V, Ahmad A, Özçakar L PMID: 31282979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Increased prevalence of osteoarthritis in adults with cerebral palsy.
The objectives of this study were to compare the prevalence of osteoarthritis between adults with and without cerebral palsy, and to determine how the prevalence of osteoarthritis changes throughout adulthood for each group. DESIGN: Data were extracted from the 2016 Optum Clinformatics® Data Mart, a nationwide database of de-identified US insurance claims, containing medical and pharmacy information on beneficiaries. SUBJECTS: International Classification of Diseases 10th revision (ICD-10) codes were used to identify adults (18+ years) with (n = 7,348) and without (n = 8.7 million) c...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Accuracy of examination of the long head of the biceps tendon in the clinical setting: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: High-resolution ultrasound is reliable to confirm suspected long head of the biceps tendon pathologies. There is insufficient evidence to recommend individual orthopaedic special tests. PMID: 31243466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rasch analysis of the UK Functional Assessment Measure in a sample of patients with traumatic brain injury from the UK national clinical database.
Authors: Turner-Stokes L, Medvedev ON, Siegert RJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the UK Functional Assessment Measure (UK FIM+FAM) fits the Rasch model in patients with complex disability following traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Psychometric evaluation including preliminary exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses followed by Rasch analysis. PARTICIPANTS: A multicentre UK national cohort of 1,956 patients admitted for specialist rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. RESULTS: The suitability of the Partial Credit Model was confirmed by the likelihood-ratio test (χ2 (df86)&th...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Secondary medical complications after traumatic spinal cord injury in Stockholm, Sweden: Towards developing prevention strategies.
CONCLUSION: Although a specialized system for spinal cord injury management is available in Sweden, secondary complications are still common. These findings could be used to inform the development of strategies for prevention of secondary complications. PMID: 31243468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Aerobic exercise in neuromuscular rehabilitation: A survey of healthcare professionals.
CONCLUSION: These results support the necessity for more evidence-based knowledge, in order to develop and implement guidelines on aerobic exercise in adult neuromuscular rehabilitation. PMID: 31243469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comments on: Development of grip strength during the first year after stroke.
Authors: Mishra R PMID: 31233176 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Commentry on: Combined transcranial direct current stimulation and breathing controlled electrical stimulation for the management of neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury.
Authors: Srivastav AK, Sharma N, Khadayat S PMID: 31233179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Common content between quality of life questionnaires for children with cystic fibrosis and the International Classification of Functionality, Disability and Health.
Authors: Gomes DC, Longo E, de Camargo OK, de Sousa Dantas D, Ferreira HN, Regalado ICR, Ribeiro LC, Pereira SA Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify the most common quality of life instruments for children with cystic fibrosis and link the content with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). METHODS: The study was conducted in 2 stages. The first stage involved a review of the literature to select quality of life questionnaires. In the second stage 2 independent reviewers identified questionnaire items and categories corresponding to the ICF, according to approved methodology. T...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Clinical effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for primary frozen shoulder: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Substantial evidence gaps remain for the non-surgical treatment of people with frozen shoulder. PMID: 31233183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Relationships among measures of physical fitness in adult patients with heart failure.
Authors: Chialà O, Vellone E, Klompstra L, Ortali GA, Strömberg A, Jaarsma T Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe the relationships among 3 measures of physical fitness (exercise capacity, muscle function and functional capacity) in patients with heart failure, and to determine whether these measures are influenced by impairment of movement. METHODS: Secondary analysis of baseline data from the Italian subsample (n = 96) of patients with heart failure enrolled in a randomized controlled trial, the HF-Wii study. Exercise capacity was measured with the 6-min walk test, muscle function was me...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Respiratory muscle endurance training with normocapnic hyperpnoea for patients with chronic spinal cord injury: A pilot short-term randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Normocapnic hyperpnoea training may reduce the incidence of respiratory symptoms, improve pulmonary function and quality of life, and reduce depression in patients with chronic spinal cord injury, regardless of their neurological level of injury, even at more than 24 months after injury. PMID: 31198974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Validity, internal consistency and self-rated change of the patient enablement instrument in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
CONCLUSION: The PEI showed fair content validity, construct validity and internal consistency. However, the scale needs further development to improve measurement of change. PMID: 31198975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research