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

Vision-related symptoms after acquired brain injury: Association with mental fatigue, anxiety and depression.
CONCLUSION: Vision rehabilitation may be a tool for mitigating fatigue after acquired brain injury. PMID: 31165172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 7, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Physical activity recommendations for patients with heart failure based on sex: A qualitative interview study.
DISCUSSION: Healthcare providers had clear opinions regarding the existence of sex differences that might affect patients' care. Several differences were identified in male and female heart failure patients in terms of physical activity. There seems to be a conflict between fear of discriminating and the value of personalizing care. PMID: 31161225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 5, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Closeness and life satisfaction six years after stroke for patients and spouses.
CONCLUSION: For the vast majority of people who have had a stroke and their spouses, long-term satisfaction with aspects of "Closeness" decline. The results suggest a need to develop, evaluate and implement programmes that support satisfaction with the different aspects of "Closeness". PMID: 31123757 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 29, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Pain correlates with social integration in individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury: A cross-sectional survey.
Authors: Dawu W, Chao H, Kaiting L, Lan S, Xiaohua P, Dingqun B Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship between pain and social integration following spinal cord injury using comprehensive evaluation of pain-related clinical characteristics and different aspects of social integration. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 318 participants with American Spinal Cord Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) Grades A, B, C or D and> 3 months post-injury. METHODS: All participants completed the survey relating to demographics, pain characteristics, and the Craig Handic...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 29, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Emerging evidence for accelerated aging cardiovascular disease in individuals with cerebral palsy.
CONCLUSION: Individuals with cerebral palsy experience significant changes in non-traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease over 4 years, in the face of no changes in traditional risk factors. Compared with findings in the literature from the general population, these risk factors progress at a faster rate and at a younger age in individuals with cerebral palsy. PMID: 31120542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Development and validity of an innovative test to assess guideline-consistent clinical reasoning by physical therapists in stroke rehabilitation.
Authors: Otterman NM, Maas M, Schiemanck SK, Vab der Wees P, Kwakkel G Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity of a script concordance test to assess guideline-consistent clinical reasoning by physical therapists in stroke rehabilitation, and to identify critical features of physical therapists specializing in stroke rehabilitation. METHODS: A script concordance test was developed according to current standards. Four subgroups of physical therapists (those specializing in neurology, those focusing on neurology or geriatrics, other, and non-specialized undergraduate students) were asked to complete the test...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Association between metabolic syndrome and knee osteoarthritis: A cross-sectional Nationwide survey study.
Authors: Lee BJ, Yang S, Kwon S, Choi KH, Kim W Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of metabolic syndrome with the development of knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional nationwide survey study. SUBJECTS: Data obtained from the 2010-2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHODS: Subjects aged 50 years or older were included. Knee osteoarthritis (≥grade 2 Kellgren-Lawrence) and severe knee osteoarthritis (≥grade 3 Kellgren-Lawrence) were evaluated based on radiological findings. Medical information and demographic data were obtained from survey records. Mu...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of different levels of exercise on telomere length: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Compared with inactive individuals, telomere lengths were longer in active subjects, regardless of the intensity of exercise. PMID: 31093683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Concurrent validity and reliability of a low-cost gait analysis system for assessment of spatiotemporal gait parameters.
Authors: van Bloemendaal M, Beelen A, Kleissen RFM, Geurts AC, Nollet F, Bus SA Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the concurrent validity and reliability of a low-cost spatiotemporal gait analysis system for clinical use in rehabilitation medicine. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Thirty-three healthy adults. METHODS: The spatiotemporal gait analysis system consists of a video camera placed perpendicular to a 10-m walkway and calibrated for spatial reference. The conditions evaluated in this study were: barefoot walking at comfortable and slow speed; toe and shod walking using a stationary camera...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 12, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Chronic pian in intensive care unit surviviors: incidence, characteristics and side-effects up to one-year post-discharge.
CONCLUSION: Chronic pain is associated with morbidity in intensive care unit survivors. Pain interference, but not pain intensity, improved significantly in the first year after discharge. Further multi-centre research is required to elucidate the chronic pain experience. PMID: 31032523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comments on: Dose electromyographic biofeedback improve exercise effects in hemiplegic patients? A pilot randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Akter R, Ahmed S, Chatterjee S PMID: 31011753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects of tai chi on physiology, balance and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Zhou Z, Zhou R, Zhu Y, Li K, Luo Y, Zhang Z, Luan R Abstract OBJECTIVE: To systematically synthesize and critically evaluate evidence on the effectiveness of tai chi for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. DATA SOURCES: Seven electronic databases (Wan Fang, SinoMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP, PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library) were systematically searched from their inception to March 2018. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of tai chi on individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus were eligible. DATA EXTRACTION: Biomedical outcomes (...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Functional effects of botulinum toxin type A in the hip adductors and subsequent stretching in patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia.
CONCLUSION: Bilateral botulinum toxin A treatment and subsequent stretching of the hip adductors may improve gait and reactive lateral stepping in patients with pure hereditary spastic paraplegia. PMID: 30968942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comorbidity has no impact on unplanned discharge or functional gains in persons with dysvascular amputation.
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that the presence of comorbidities in a population of dysvascular amputees participating in inpatient rehabilitation did not increase the risk of unplanned transfers or affect FIM gains. PMID: 30964543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comparison of accelerometer-based arm, leg and trunk activity at weekdays and weekends during subacute inpatient rehabilitation after stroke.
Authors: Alt Murphy M, Andersson S, Danielsson A, Wipenmyr J, Ohlsson F Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are differences in arm, leg and trunk activity measured by acceleration between weekdays and weekends in people undergoing rehabilitation in the subacute stage after stroke. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PATIENTS: Twenty-eight individuals with stroke (mean age 55.4 years; severe to mild impairment) and 10 healthy controls. METHODS: A set of 5 3-axial accelerometers were used on the trunk, wrists and ankles during 2 48-h sessions at weekdays and over a weekend. Day-time acceleration raw...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Sexual health policies in stroke rehabilitation: A multi-national study.
CONCLUSION: A lack of sexual health policy represents a barrier to evidence-based practice in stroke rehabilitation. Such protocols need to be implemented in standard care in order to meet the sexual rehabilitation needs of stroke patients and partners. PMID: 30938448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Switching from onabotulinumtoxina to abobotulinumtoxina in children with cerebral palsy treated for spasticity: A retrospective safety and efficacy evaluation.
CONCLUSION: In children with cerebral palsy, switching from onabotulinumtoxinA to abobotulinumtoxinA is safe and generally well-tolerated and therapeutic efficacy is maintained. PMID: 30931483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of patient education and physical training on quality of life and physical exercise capacity in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation: A randomized study.
CONCLUSION: Education and physical training may have a short-term (but no long-term) beneficial effect on quality of life and physical exercise capacity in patients with atrial fibrillation. PMID: 30931484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Robot-assisted locomotor training did not improve walking function in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injured: A randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: Late-onset robot-assisted locomotor training did not re-establish independent walking function. A modest, but non-significant, effect was seen on muscle strength and balance. However, significant between-group differences were found only in postural control in the control group. PMID: 30895326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 23, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Developing interventions to address sexuality after stroke: findings from a four-panel modified Delphi study.
CONCLUSION: This study presents opinions from stroke survivors, partners of stroke survivors, clinicians and researchers. The information about content, timing and mode of delivery will be used to develop and evaluate a comprehensive sexuality rehabilitation programme. PMID: 30895327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 23, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Letter To The Editor Contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation improves wrist dorsiflexion in patients with early-phase stroke: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Jhandi SK, Goyal M, Tiwari A PMID: 30899962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 23, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Role of rehabilitation in chronic stress induced exhaustion disorder: a narrative review.
CONCLUSION: In summary, the few studies of high-quality that examine interventions for rehabilitation of chronic stress-induced exhaustion disorder show only marginal effects. Thus, it is important to prevent the onset of chronic stress-induced exhaustion disorder. PMID: 30882887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Assessment for incipient hospital-acquired deconditioning in acute hospital settings: A systematic literature review.
CONCLUSION: These assessment items provide the basis of a multifaceted evidence-based test battery to comprehensively and repeatedly assess acute hospital inpatient function for incipient hospital-acquired deconditioning. PMID: 30873564 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Return to work after interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation: One- and two-years follow-up based on the Swedish Quality Registry for pain rehabilitation.
Authors: Rivano-Fischer M, Persson EB, Stålnacke BM, Schult ML, Löfgren M Abstract OBJECTIVES: To investigate: (i) changes in sick-leave benefits from 1 year prior to multimodal rehabilitation to 1 and 2 years after rehabilitation; (ii) sex differences in sick leave; and (iii) the impact of policy changes on sick leave. METHODS: All patients undergoing multimodal rehabilitation registered in a national pain database for 2007-11 (n = 7,297) were linked to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency database. Sick leave was analysed in 3-month periods: T0: 1 year before rehabilitation; T1: before...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Development of grip strength during the first year after stroke.
CONCLUSION: Grip strength in the affected hand improved considerably in the first year post-stroke. Patterns of improvement were similar across tests, i.e. rapid during the first weeks, slower until 6 months, and minimal 6-12 months post-stroke. PMID: 30848829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Anatomical landmarks for tibial nerve motor branches in the management of spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: an ultrasonographic study.
CONCLUSION: These findings may help in the identification of tibial motor nerve branches to the gastrocnemii, soleus and tibialis posterior muscles for selective motor nerve blocks in the management of spastic equinovarus foot. PMID: 30843081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 9, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of healthcare interventions using objective feedback on physical activity: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Braakhuis HEM, Berger MAM, Bussmann JBJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of health-care interventions promoting physical activity, which use objective feedback on physical activity delivered using wearable activity monitors as part of the intervention. Intervention groups are compared with control groups receiving usual care or interventions without objective feedback. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE and Cochrane Library were searched to identify randomized controlled trials. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials published after 2007 with (former) healthcare patients...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 9, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Estimating nutrition intake status of community-dwelling elderly people requiring care in disaster settings: A preliminary cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSION: A relatively large portion of community-dwelling elderly people will be at risk of aspiration due to the intake of commonly distributed emergency foods following a disaster. Appropriate preparation based on an assessment of special needs regarding food intake is therefore required when planning for future disasters. PMID: 30843083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 9, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The Functional Independence Measure 18-item version can be reported as a unidimensional interval-scaled metric: Internal construct validity revisited.
CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence that FIM™ total scores represent a unidimensional set of items, supporting their use in clinical practice and outcome reporting when applying the respective transformation table. This provides a basis for standardized reporting of functioning. PMID: 30843597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 9, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for reducing oedema: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The results of this systematic review support the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for ameliorating the abnormal accumulation of interstitial fluid, which is clinically shown as oedema. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is effective in a number of rehabilitation settings and patient groups, for treatment of both upper and lower limb oedema. However, further trials are needed to reinforce these findings. PMID: 30834452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Exploring social participants in young adults with cerebral palsy.
CONCLUSION: In this study young adults with cerebral palsy to a high extent lived in the parental home, and more often without employment, compared with their peers. Many were dependent on parental support, financially, and with activities of daily living. Intellectual disability and communication function were important determinants of social participation. Interventions aimed at alleviating the impact of these particular disabilities should be prioritized. PMID: 30815703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Touch on predefined areas on the forearm can be associated with specific fingers: Towards a new principle for sensory feedback in hand prostheses.
CONCLUSION: It is possible to associate touch on intact skin on the forearm with specific fingers after a structured training period, and the effect persisted after 2 weeks. These results may be of importance for the development of non-invasive sensory feedback systems in hand prostheses. PMID: 30815704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Finger soaking enhances effects of light touch on reducing body sway in children with developmental coordination disorder.
Authors: Chen FC, Li LL, Chu CH, Pan CY, Tsai CL Abstract OBJECTIVES: To compare sensitivity to light touch in children with developmental coordination disorder and those with typical development. Also, to investigate how changes/increases in sensitivity to light touch influence the effects of light fingertip touch on reducing body sway in both groups, while controlling for the confounding effects of arm configuration. METHODS: Twenty-six children with developmental coordination disorder and 26 typically developing children were enrolled in the study. To change/increase sensitivity to light touch, participants ...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Factors affecting outcome in participation one year after stroke: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: In order to increase participation in every-day life for people after stroke it appears to be important to use an enhanced client-centred approach, particularly when working within in-patient rehabilitation and with people with moderate or severe stroke. PMID: 30815706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Predictors of chronic pain intensity, spread, and sensitivity in the general population: A two-year follow-up study from the SWEPAIN cohort.
CONCLUSION: Clinical assessment should focus on several characteristics of pain and include a broad medical screening to capture the overall burden of pain in adults from a longitudinal perspective. PMID: 30815707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comparing memory group training and computerized cognitive training for improving memory function following stroke: A phase II randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Preliminary evidence shows that memory skills groups, but not computerized training, may facilitate achievement of functional memory goals for community dwelling survivors of stroke. These findings require further replication, given the modest sample size, subjective nature of the outcomes and the absence of objective eligibility for inclusion. PMID: 30815708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and physical functioning in persons hospitalized following the Norwegian terror attacks in July 2011: A follow up study.
CONCLUSION: Persons hospitalized following a terror attack experience a broad spectrum of somatic and psychological problems and need long-term physical and psychological follow-up. This study indicates specific needs for rehabilitation after injuries acquired under psychological traumatic circumstances. PMID: 30816422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research