No advantage of plaster casting following carpal tunnel release: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSION: Following carpal tunnel release no benefits were found in using plaster casting, compared with elastic bandaging. Among these patients there was more discomfort during plaster casting compared with elastic bandaging; therefore plaster casting is not recommended following this type of surgery. PMID: 33443290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Return-to-work self-efficacy after occupational rehabilitation for musculoskeletal and common mental health disorders: Secondary outcomes of a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: Receiving an added workplace intervention did not increase return-to-work self-efficacy more than standard inpatient occupational rehabilitation alone. High scores and a positive development in return-to-work self-efficacy were associated with higher work participation. This suggests that return-to-work self-efficacy could be an important factor to consider in the return-to-work process. PMID: 33393638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - January 6, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation of post-Covid - 19 syndrome - once again a call for action!
Authors: Borg K, Stam HJ PMID: 33385238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - January 3, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Dose-related effects of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Zhang YF, Liu Y, Chou SW, Weng H Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the dose-related effects of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy on pain alleviation in knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: With the use of a 2 × 2 factorial randomized controlled design, 89 patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis were assigned to 1 of 4 treatment groups, which varied in terms of shock intensity (0.12 mJ/mm2, lower density, or 0.24 mJ/mm2, higher density) and shock number (2,000 impulses or 4,000 impulses), or to a placebo control. Each group received 4 sessions of radial extracorporeal shock wave ther...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Optimal duration of stretching exercise in patients with chronic myofascial pain syndrome: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Mansoori SS, Moustafa IM, Ahbouch A, Harrison DE Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of variable durations of stretching on neural function, pain, and algometric pressure in patients with chronic myofascial pain syndrome. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. PATIENTS: A total of 100 participants diagnosed with chronic myofascial pain syndrome were randomly assigned to a control group or 1 of 3 intervention groups. METHODS: The 3 experimental groups received different durations of cervical spine stretching: 15, 30 or 60 s. The control group did not stretch. Primary outcome measures include...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of a comprehensive eRehabilitation intervention alongside conventional stroke rehabilitation on disability and health-related quality of life: A pre-post comparison.
Authors: Brouns B, Bodegom-Vos LV, Kloet AJ, Tamminga SJ, Volker G, Berger MAM, Fiocco M, Goossens PH, Vlieland TP, Meesters JJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect on disability and quality of life, of conventional rehabilitation (control group) with individualized, tailored eRehabilitation intervention alongside conventional rehabilitation (Fast@home; intervention group), for people with stroke. METHODS: Pre-post design. The intervention comprised cognitive (Braingymmer®) and physical (Telerevalidatie®/Physitrack®) exercises, activity-tracking (Activ8®) and psycho-education. Assessments w...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects of virtual reality-based neck-specific sensorimotor training in patients with chronic neck pain, compared with general sensorimotor training and a standard rehabilitation programme: A randomized controlled pilot trial.
Authors: Nusser M, Knapp S, Kramer M, Krischak G Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of neck-specific sensorimotor training using a virtual reality device compared with 2 standard rehabilitation programmes: with, and without general sensorimotor training, in patients with non-traumatic chronic neck pain. DESIGN: Pilot randomized control study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 51 participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: 1: control group; 2: sensorimotor group; 3: virtual reality group. All 3 groups received the clinic's standard rehabilitation programme. Group 2 also received "gener...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Reflections of the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine on the first global estimates of the need for rehabilitation and the implications for physical and rehabilitation medicine.
Authors: Stucki G, Bickenbach J, Kiekens C, Negrini S, Stam HJ PMID: 33337501 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 20, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Feasibility and reliability of a web-based smartphone application for joint position measurement.
CONCLUSION: Results from the 3 phas-es of this study indicate a high degree of reliability and validity of the applications compared with the industry standards, with no clinically significant deviations. Thus, this technology could be used in a clinical setting. However, further clinical research, focussing on joint motions with greater than a single degree of freedom, is required before the use of such applications for joint position measurement in clinical practice. PMID: 33337502 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 20, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Laying the foundation for a Core Set of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for community-dwelling elderly adults in primary care: the patient-perspective identified in a qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Categories from all ICF chapters were identified, demonstrating the complexity and multidimensionality of the ageing process, with a special emphasis on the component Activities and Participation. This qualitative study provides a list of relevant categories from the perspective of community-dwelling elderly people, which will be used to develop a Core Set for older primary care patients. PMID: 33319915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Prevalence of discomplete sensorimotor spinal cord injury as evidenced by neurophysiological methods: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Evidence of discomplete spinal cord injury can be demonstrated using standard neurophysiological techniques in a substantial subset of individuals with clinically complete spinal cord injury. This study adds to the evidence base indicating the potential of various modes of cross-lesional sensorimotor functional restoration in some cases of chronic clinically complete spinal cord injury. PMID: 33284352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation setting during and after Covid-19: An overview on recommendations.
CONCLUSION: For COVID-19 patients, an integrated rehabilitative process is recommended, involving a multidisciplinary and multi-professional team providing neuromuscular, cardiac, respiratory, and swallowing interventions, and psychological support, in order to improve patients' quality of life. The intervention of a physician expert in rehabilitation should be taken into consideration, and a dedicated intervention set up after thorough assessment of the patient's clinical condition, in collaboration with all rehabilitation team professionals. PMID: 33284353 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Clinical spasticity assessment using the Modified Tardieu Scale does not reflect joint angular velocity or range of motion during walking: Assessment tool implications.
CONCLUSION: When applied according to the standardized procedure and compared with joint angular velocity during walking, clinicians performed the Modified Tardieu Scale too quickly. PMID: 33284354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Impact of rehabilitation start time on functional outcomes after stroke.
CONCLUSION: Starting post-stroke rehabilitation on the day of admission or second day of hospitalization may be the optimum timing for functional outcomes. However, for haemorrhagic stroke, starting rehabilitation on the second day of hospitalization may be more effective than on the day of admission. PMID: 33284355 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Contribution of the scientific field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine to improvements in health-related rehabilitation at all levels of the healthcare system.
Authors: Nugraha B, Gutenbrunner C Abstract Rehabilitation is an important health strategy that should be implemented at all levels of the healthcare system and at all levels of care. Scientific evidence is vital to strengthen rehabilitation; therefore, research in the scientific field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) should be implemented and linked to all levels of the healthcare system. PRM research can be categorized into 5 areas: (i) biosciences in rehabilitation; (ii) biomedical rehabilitation sciences and engineering; (iii) clinical PRM sciences; (iv) integrative rehabilitation sciences; and (v)...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Experience of physical activity described by patients with heart failure who have received individualized exercise advice: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: The role of study participation, having heart failure, and psychological and environmental factors describe the experiences of physical activity in patients with heart failure who were randomized to a control group, and are important in evaluating and motivating patients' physical activity. PMID: 33225374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of exercise interventions for children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that exercise interventions may have beneficial effects on gait speed and muscle strength, but no significant effect on gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy. PMID: 33225375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Measuring fatigue following acquired brain injury: A validation study of the psychomotor vigilance test.
CONCLUSION: Performance on the Psychomotor Vigilance Test cannot be used as a specific measure for fatigue, but it appears to be a more general measure of severity of symptoms including fatigue, mood, and sleepiness. Therefore, the Psychomotor Vigilance Test may be a useful measure to examine the effects of interventions aimed at reducing these symptoms. PMID: 33205217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Assessing the effectiveness of upper-limb spasticity management using a structured approach to goal-setting and outcome measurement: First cycle results from the Upper Limb International Spasticity-III study.
Authors: Turner-Stokes L, Jacinto J, Fheodoroff K, Brashear A, Maisonobe P, Lysandropoulos A, Ashford S Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe the utility of a structured approach to assessing effectiveness following injection with botulinum toxin-A alongside physical therapies, within the first cycle of the Upper Limb International Spasticity-III (ULIS-III) study. METHODS: ULIS-III (registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT02454803) is a large international, observational, longitudinal study of adults treated for upper-limb spasticity. It introduces novel methods for the structured evaluation of person-centred goal att...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Participation in leisure activities from the perception of children with disabilities and their families in Brazil.
CONCLUSION: For parents and children, most disabling barriers were related to environmental factors, such as products and technology, support, and attitudes. Some different perceptions were observed in the comments from children and parent, such as barriers of the immediate family. Parents showed greater depth in the perception of barriers and facilitators to participation in leisure activities. PMID: 33206199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Employability and intention to apply for rehabilitation in people with back pain: A cross-sectional cohort study.
CONCLUSION: A negative self-reported prognosis of employability is associated with self-reported health restrictions that may determine the need for rehabilitation interventions. A considerable proportion of persons with self-reported health restrictions do not plan to use medical rehabilitation. Perceived social support is an important facilitator of intention to apply for rehabilitation. However, this study needs to be replicated in other populations combining self-reported and administrative data. PMID: 33191436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Variability in patient characteristics and service provision of interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation: A study using  a swedish national quality registry for pain rehabilitation.
CONCLUSION: When interpreting outcome data from registries, aspects other than rehabilitation outcomes must be considered. The interpretation of outcomes from quality registries would be facilitated if data, in addition to assessments and patient-reported outcomes, also includes standardized descriptions of the reporting clinical units. PMID: 33191437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cognitive and emotional symptoms in patients with first-ever mild stroke: The syndrome of hidden impairments.
CONCLUSION: Hidden impairments are common after first-ever mild stroke in younger patients. Stroke physicians should screen for hidden impairments using appropriate tools. PMID: 33145603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Functional changes in the lower extremity after non-immersive virtual reality and physiotherapy following stroke.
CONCLUSION: Virtual reality therapy combined with conventional physiotherapy can contribute to functional improvement in the subacute and chronic phases after stroke. PMID: 33145604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Corrigendum to Fear of movement in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation: A validation study.
Authors: Keessen P, den Uijl I, Visser B, van den Berg-Emons H, Latour CHM, Sunamura M, Jorstad HT, Ter Riet G, Reimer WJ, Kraaijgenhagen RA, Ter Hoeve N PMID: 33130905 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - November 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Living situation of family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injury.
CONCLUSION: Family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injury are self-reliant to cope with their situation, but report discontent with public support services. The healthcare system could provide alternative support measures, such as direct financial compensation. PMID: 33119123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 31, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Sustained efficacy of incobotulinumtoxinA in upper-limb post-stroke spasticity: A post hoc analysis.
CONCLUSION: IncobotulinumtoxinA conferred sustained improvements in muscle tone, disability, and caregiver burden in subjects with upper-limb post-stroke spasticity. PMID: 33112408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Factors affecting length of stay in hospital of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury in china.
CONCLUSION: Analysis of data for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury, spanning a recent period of 10 years in China, shows that close attention should be paid to those patients with osteoporosis, spasticity, complete injury, injury caused by object striking or motor vehicle collision, patients with single status, or who are in the age range 15-29 years. Active measures should be taken to reduce length of stay in patients with complications, such as urinary tract infection, respiratory infection, or neuropathic pain. PMID: 33112409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Prevalence of analgesic use in patients with chronic pain referred to a multidisciplinary pain centre and its correlation with patient-reported outcome measures: A cross-sectional, registry-based study.
CONCLUSION: Longitudinal studies are warranted (e.g. on the clinical effect of tapering), as are studies that can better explain the medication variability in patients with complex chronic pain. PMID: 33094824 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 25, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of awareness of being monitored on wearing time and wearing of orthopaedic footwear.
CONCLUSION: Awareness of being monitored increases wearing time and wearing of orthopaedic footwear. PMID: 33094825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 25, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Transition from inpatient rehabilitation to the home environment in cognitively impaired older persons after hip fracture.
CONCLUSION: While significant improvements in physical performance indicate a high potential for further enhancements in the majority of participants following inpatient rehabilitation, a considerable subgroup dropped out, partly indicating a negative trajectory in this vulnerable patient group. Sustained physical training or promotion of activity at home may further support rehabilitation in patients with hip/pelvic fracture and cognitive impairment. PMID: 33074336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

A practical guide to optimising the benefits of post-stroke spasticity interventions with botulinum toxin-A: an international group consensus.
Authors: Francisco GE, Balbert A, Bavikatte G, Bensmail D, Carda S, Deltombe T, Draulans N, Escaldi S, Gross R, Jacinto J, Ketchum N, Molteni F, Moraleda S, O'Dell MW, Reebye R, Säterö P, Verduzco-Gutierrez M, Walker H, Wissel J Abstract This consensus paper is derived from a meeting of an international group of 19 neurological rehabilitation specialists with a combined experience of more than 250 years (range 4-25 years; average 14.1 years) in treating post-stroke spasticity with botulinum toxin A. The group undertook critical assessments of some recurring practical challenges, not yet addressed in guide...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Commentary on: Outcomes of amputation due to long-standing therapy-resistant complex regional pain syndrome type I.
Authors: Russo M, Georgius P, Volschenk W, Santarelli D PMID: 33073853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

A team approach to applying the international classification of functioning, disability and health rehabilitation set in clinical evaluation.
CONCLUSION: Such a team evaluation approach could facilitate implementation of the ICF-RS in clinical settings and provide a more convenient assessment tool for professionals. PMID: 33073854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Use of virtual reality-based training in different fields of rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Use of specialized virtual reality and gaming virtual reality can be advantageous for treatment of the upper extremity, but not for hand dexterity and gait. Specialized virtual reality can improve balance. PMID: 33073855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Book Review: Pain Care Essentials and Innovations.
Authors: Jansen GB PMID: 33073856 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Elastic bands training after triamcinolone acetonide injection in subacromial bursitis: A randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: Progressive resistance training with resistance (elastic) bands has the advantages of extending the benefits of corticosteroid injection and maintaining long-term effects on shoulder function in patients with subacromial bursitis. PMID: 33043381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cerebral infarct site and affected vascular territory as factors in breathing weakness in patients with subacute stroke.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of breathing weakness was very high in stroke patients admitted to a neurorehabilitation ward, being more severe in cortical or cortico-subcortical stroke. PMID: 33043382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Benchmarking length of stay for inpatient stroke rehabilitation without adversely affecting functional outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Benchmarking the length of stay in rehabilitation resulted in reduced bed occupation and system costs without adversely affecting functional and sensorimotor patient outcomes. PMID: 33000174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - October 3, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Tolerability and psychological effects of a multimodal day-care rehabilitation programme for persons with Huntington's Disease.
CONCLUSION: These results indicate that an 8-week multimodal day-care rehabilitation programme can be tolerable, reduce psychiatric symptoms, and improve health-related quality of life for people with HD. A higher sense of coherence seems to promote attendance rates. Further larger studies, including the impact of cognition and disease progression on the treatment effect, are warranted. PMID: 32989469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Response to letter to the editor from Franco Franchignoni and Andrea Giordano.
Authors: Miyata K, Usuda S PMID: 32968817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 26, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Personalized predictions of treatment outcome in patients with post-stroke depressive symptoms.
CONCLUSION: Post-stroke depressive symptoms form a complex and multifactorial problem. Treatment outcome is influenced by the characteristics of the stroke, the patient, and their spouse. The results show that psychological distress is probably no obstacle to attempting to improve participation. The personalized predictions (prognostic index scores) of treatment outcome show promising results, which, after further replication and validation, could aid clinicians with treatment selection. PMID: 32965505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of treating elbow flexor spasticity with botulinum toxin injection and adjunctive casting on hemiparetic gait parameters: A prospective case series.
Authors: Kotteduwa Jayawarden S, Sandarage R, Farag J, Ganzert C, Winston P, Mills P, Reebye R Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in hemiparetic gait parameters after treatment of elbow flexor spasticity with botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) injection and adjunctive casting. DESIGN: Prospective case series. SUBJECTS: Ten participants with spasticity secondary to acquired brain injury (8 stroke, 2 traumatic brain injury). INTERVENTIONS: Participants received BoNT injections for their spastic elbow flexors under ultrasound guidance. Two weeks post-injection, an elbow stretching cast was applied for 1 w...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

On the structural validity of bestest, mini-bestest and brief-bestest.
ON THE STRUCTURAL VALIDITY OF BESTEST, MINI-BESTEST AND BRIEF-BESTEST. J Rehabil Med. 2020 Sep 17;: Authors: Franchignoni F, Giordano A PMID: 32939559 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation in persons with multiple trauma: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The lack of "high-quality" evidence for multidisciplinary rehabilitation in improving outcomes following trauma highlights gaps in the available evidence, signifying the need for more robust studies. PMID: 32940713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Impact of post-radiotherapy exercise on women with breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Post-radiotherapy exercise appears to be tolerated and effective for patients with breast cancer. Clinicians should encourage patients to exercise after radiotherapy for breast cancer, in order to achieve a better prognosis with regards to the factors listed above. Further research is needed to explore which exercise strategies are effective. PMID: 32940714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Predicting admission to post-acute inpatient rehabilitation in patients with acute stroke in Taiwan.
CONCLUSION: Activity Measure Post-Acute Care "6-Clicks" Basic Mobility subscale scores at admission for acute care can predict admission to post-acute inpatient rehabilitation for stroke survivors in Taiwan. This tool can aid clinicians in formulating adequate discharge plans at an early stage, and thus improve the quality of care. PMID: 32924065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cross-diagnostic scale-banking using Rasch analysis: Developing a common reference metric for generic and health condition-specific scales in people with rheumatoid arthritis and stroke.
CONCLUSION: This study provides a transformation table to enable direct comparisons among instruments measuring physical functioning commonly used in rheumatoid arthritis (HAQ) and stroke (FIMTM motor scale), as well as in people with disability in general (WHODAS 2.0). PMID: 32909047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Self-directed, home-based, upper limb practice in stroke patients: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Existing self-administered home-based practice is not more effective than no intervention in improving upper limb activity in chronic, severely disabled stroke survivors. Structured home-based practice is no more effective than non-structured home-based practice. PMID: 32915239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Insights from an interprofessional POST-COVID-19 rehabilitation unit: A speech and language therapy and respiratory medicine perspective.
CONCLUSION: Such a treatment approach can be used to address what is important to patients: to be able to speak with family and friends, eat what they want, and breathe spontaneously. PMID: 32896863 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research