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Adult Spasticity International Registry Study: methodology and baseline patient, health care provider, and caregiver characteristics.
CONCLUSION: The data collected in this study will guide the development of administration strategies to optimize the effectiveness of onabotulinumtoxinA in the management of spasticity of various underlying aetiologies. PMID: 28805237 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Perceived impact of stroke six years after onset, and changes in impact between one and six years.
CONCLUSION: The long-term perceived impact of stroke highlights the importance of appropriate rehabilitation interventions within several areas to reduce the long-term negative impact in everyday life. PMID: 28792583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Reproducibility of clinician-friendly physical performance measures in individuals with obesity.
CONCLUSION: The clinician-friendly performance-based tests for individuals with obesity considered in this study appear legitimate for discriminative purposes, such as in cross-sectional studies. However, for longi-tudinal assessments (evaluative purposes), some measures should be used with greater caution due to limited agreement. Careful consideration should be given to the evaluation of physical performance in people with obesity, particularly in the context of conservative or surgical treatment for weight loss. PMID: 28792584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Centrally mediated late motor recovery after Botulinum toxin injection: Case reports and a review of current evidence.
CONCLUSION: Additional research is required to further elucidate these hypotheses, as well as providing specific dosing specifications, patient selection criteria and the interplay with other therapeutic modalities necessary to promote late motor recovery. PMID: 28792585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Experiences of falls and strategies to manage the consequences of falls in persons with late effects of polio: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Experiences of falls greatly affect persons with late effects of polio in daily life. To reduce falls and fall-related consequences both problem-focused and emotion-focused strategies are used. In order to increase daily functioning, these findings should be included in a multifaceted falls management programme. PMID: 28792586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Electromyographic bridge for promoting the recovery of hand movements in subacute stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: In the present group of subacute stroke patients, the results favour EMGB over cyclic NMES for augmenting the recovery of volitional wrist and finger motion. PMID: 28792587 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Bio-psychosocial factors are associated with pain intensity, physical functioning, and ability to work in female healthcare personnel with recurrent low back pain.
Authors: Taulaniemi A, Kuusinen L, Tokola K, Kankaanpää M, Suni JH Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations of various bio-psychosocial factors with bodily pain, physical func-tioning, and ability to work in low back pain. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: A total of 219 female healthcare workers with recurrent non-specific low back pain. METHODS: Associations between several physical and psychosocial factors and: (i) bodily pain, (ii) physical functioning and (iii) ability to work were studied. Variables with statistically significant associations (p 
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms among older adults with long-term spinal cord injury: Associations with secondary health conditions, sense of coherence, coping strategies and physical activity.
CONCLUSION: Older adults with long-term spinal cord injury report a low presence of probable depression. Mental health may be supported through rehabilitation that strengthens the ability to understand and confront life stressors, promotes acceptance of the injury, provides pain management and encourages participation in leisure-time physical activity. PMID: 28762446 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 3, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Assessment of upper limb spasticity in stroke patients using the robotic device REAplan.
Authors: Dehem S, Gilliaux M, Lejeune T, Detrembleur C, Galinski D, Sapin J, Vanderwegen M, Stoquart G Abstract OBJECTIVE:  To assess the capacity of the robotic device REAplan to measure overall upper limb peak resistance force, as a reflection of upper limb spasticity. METHODS:  Twelve patients with chronic stroke presenting upper limb spasticity were recruited to the study. Patients underwent musculocutaneous motor nerve block to reduce the spasticity of elbow flexor muscles. Each patient was assessed before and after the motor nerve block. Overall the REAplan measured upper limb resistance force. ...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 2, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Prevalence of sarcopenia and its association with dysphagia in cancer patients who require rehabilitation.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of sarcopaenia in cancer patients who require rehabilitation is very high. The power of this study was too low to observe a significant association between sarcopaenia and dysphagia. PMID: 28665444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 2, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Medical rehabilitation in disaster relief: towards a new perspective.
Authors: Amatya B, Galea M, Li J, Khan F Abstract With increasing frequency of natural disasters, there has been greater focus recently on the importance and role of rehabilitation services in disaster management. In past disasters, rehabilitative needs were often neglected, with emphasis on acute response plans focused on saving lives and treating acute injuries. There was a lack of, or inadequate, rehabilitation-inclusive disaster response plans and rehabilitation services in many disaster-prone developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Medical Team (EMT) initiative recognizes rehabilita...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 2, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Nonlinear relationship between isokinetic muscle strength and activity limitations in patients with knee osteoarthritis: Results of the Amsterdam-Osteoarthritis cohort.
CONCLUSION: In patients with knee osteoarthritis, relationships between muscle strength and activity limitations are non-linear. Patients with muscle strength below the described thresholds might benefit more from muscle strength training to reduce limitations in daily activities than would patients with muscle strength above the thresholds. Further research is needed to assess the clinical value of the thresholds determined. PMID: 28661545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Skeletal muscle metabolism after stroke: A comparative study using treadmill and overground walking test.
CONCLUSION: Carbohydrate oxidation accounted for the majority of fuel oxidation at the preferred walking speed in post-stroke individuals. The increased carbohydrate utilization recorded at preferred walking speed may have influenced the physical activity profile. PMID: 28661546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Being a person with disabilities or experiencing disability: Two perspectives on the social response to disability.
Authors: Bickenbach J, Rubinelli S, Stucki G Abstract Disability has a profound impact, both on those who live with it and on society that responds to the needs of people experiencing disability. Society has a primary obligation to respond to the impact of disability. Rehabilitation has an essential role to play here; but its relationship to disability embodies a broader social ambiguity about what it means to experience disability. On the one hand, disability is a mark of a minority group persons with disabilities, which has, historically, been socially disadvantaged. On the other, disability is a matter of how he...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of workplace interventions for shoulder pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Low-grade evidence exists that a workplace exercise programme may reduce the intensity of shoulder pain, and that workstation modifications may reduce the prevalence of shoulder pain. PMID: 28661548 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cognitive behavioural therapy for reducing fatigue in post-polio syndrome and in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy: A comparison.
CONCLUSION: Fatigue-related cognitions in severely fatigued patients with post-polio syndrome are not clearly different from that in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy. Thus, the lack of efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy in post-polio syndrome cannot be attributed to unique cognitive characteristics of this population. PMID: 28657640 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Life satisfaction in spouses of stroke survivors and control subjects: A 7-year follow-up of participants in the Sahlgrenska Academy study on ischaemic stroke.
Authors: Abzhandadze T, Forsberg-Wärleby G, Holmegaard L, Redfors P, Jern C, Blomstrand C, Jood K Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate life satisfaction in spouses of middle-aged stroke survivors from the long-term perspective and to identify factors that explain their life satisfaction. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, case-control study. SUBJECTS: Cohabitant spouses of survivors of ischaemic stroke aged
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Are job strain and sleep disturbances prognostic factors for low-back pain?A cohort study of a general population of working age in Sweden.
Authors: Rasmussen-Barr E, Grooten WJA, Hallqvist J, Holm LW, Skillgate E Abstract The aim of this study was to determine whether job strain, i.e. a combination of job demands and decision latitude (job control), and sleep disturbances among persons with occasional low-back pain are prognostic factors for developing troublesome low-back pain; and to determine whether sleep disturbances modify the potential association between job strain and troublesome low-back pain. A population-based cohort from the Stockholm Public Health Cohort surveys in 2006 and 2010 (= 25,167) included individuals with occasional low-...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Principles of Assessment of Rehabilitation Services in Health Systems: Learning from experiences.
CONCLUSION: The implementation of RSAT in different missions has shown that the principles are working well and that RSAT is feasible and helpful. Further field testing is important and the development of an internationally agreed tool should be promoted. PMID: 28657643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Communication in children and adolescents after acquired brain injury: An exploratory study.
Conclusion: Specific complex CETI items provided unique information that is not easily measured by linguistics and cognitive tests for use with the acquired brain injury group. Parental evaluations of communication skills were well reflected in language and verbal IQ test results. Left hemisphere injury was associated with poorer communication outcome. PMID: 28657644 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Post-traumatic changes in energy expenditure and body composition in patients with acute spinal cord injury.
Authors: Felleiter P, Krebs J, Haeberli Y, Schmid W, Tesini S, Perret C Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes in resting energy expenditure and body composition over time in a cohort of patients with spinal cord injury during acute treatment, rehabilitation, and 2 years after the end of rehabilitation. METHODS: Adult patients admitted for acute treatment and rehabilitation after traumatic spinal cord injury were recruited. Measurements of resting energy expenditure and body composition were scheduled at 2, 6, 10 and 14 weeks after spinal cord injury, at the e...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Neuronavigated high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for chronic post-stroke dysphagia: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSION: This study indicates that 5 Hz rTMS applied over the tongue area of the motor cortex is not effective for improving swallowing function in individuals with chronic post-stroke dysphagia. Possible explanations for these non-significant results are dis cussed. Future studies should explore the potential of the current protocol in conjunction with conventional dysphagia therapy. PMID: 28612077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 16, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Factors related to successful return to work following multidisciplinary rehabilitation.
CONCLUSION: A structured multidisciplinary intervention programme provides a positive outcome in terms of returning to work. Related factors have various impacts on successful return to work. PMID: 28617522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 16, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Robotic devices and brain-machine interfaces for hand rehabilitation post-stroke.
CONCLUSION: This review provides novel insights into the use of robotics in physiotherapy practice, and may help system designers to develop new devices. PMID: 28597018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 11, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy severely fatigued multiple sclerosis patients: A waiting list controlled study.
Authors: Hoogerwerf AEW, Bol Y, Lobbestael J, Hupperts R, van Heugten CM Abstract BACKGROUND: Fatigue is the most common symptom in multiple sclerosis. Evidence-based treatment options are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To study the feasibility and potential effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in severely fatigued multiple sclerosis patients. METHODS: Non-randomized pilot study with a wai-ting list control period including 59 multiple sclerosis patients with severe fatigue. PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURE: fatigue severity subscale of the Checklist Individual Strength-20. Secondary measures: Hospital Anxie...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 11, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Chronic pain, depression and quality of life in individuals with spinal cord injury: Mediating role of participation.
CONCLUSION: Unrestricted or satisfactory participation was found to be a crucial resource for individuals living less than 10 years with a more severe spinal cord injury, since it represents buffering potential for the negative effects of chronic pain on mental health and quality of life. PMID: 28597908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 11, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Low to moderate relationships between gait and postural responses in Parkinson disease.
Authors: Sutter EN, Seidler KJ, Duncan RP, Earhart GM, McNeely ME Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between spatiotemporal parameters of forward and backward gait and quality of compensatory stepping responses in forward and backward directions in people with Parkinson's disease with and without freezing of gait. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. SUBJECTS: A total of 111 individuals with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Forward and backward gait velocity and step length were evaluated using a GAITRite walkway. Forward and backward postural responses were evaluated using item...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 30, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Practice patterns for spasticity management with phenol neurolysis.
CONCLUSION: Phenol neurolysis is currently used to reduce spasticity for various functional goals, including preventing contractures and improving gait. Depending on the pattern of spasticity displayed, numerous peripheral nerves in the upper and lower extremities can be targeted for treatment with phenol neurolysis. Further research into its role in spasticity management, including studies exploring its cost-effectiveness and pharmacological and side-effects compared with other treatment options are needed. PMID: 28537343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Evaluation of the topic lists used in two world Congresses (2015 and 2016) in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
CONCLUSION: A more comprehensive list of topics has been developed, not only for topic list announcements, but also for the structuring and classification of abstracts for future international, regional or national PRM congresses. PMID: 28537344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Epidemiological study of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Eastern China.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in this region was slightly higher. Medical resources should be considered for children with lower body mass index and high risk of scoliotic progression. Measurement with a scoliometer would be suitable for mild-to-moderate scoliotic deformities, while alternative methods should be developed for those with severe deformities or higher body mass index. PMID: 28537345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary spasticity management clinic outcomes using the Goal Attainment Scale: A retrospective chart review.
CONCLUSION: The GAS is a useful patient-centred outcome measure that can be practically applied in the clinical setting for a heterogeneous population with diverse goals. Botulinum neurotoxin treatment in this setting was associated with improved goal attainment relating to multiple ICF domains. PMID: 28480944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 10, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Aerobic fitness in adolescents with chronic pain or chronic fatigue: parallels and mechanisms?
Authors: Pianosi PT, Emerling E, Mara KC, Weaver AL, Fischer PR Abstract OBJECTIVE: Chronic fatigue and chronic pain both deter people from participating in exercise, even though exercise is often a key component of treatment. While reasons for this may seem obvious, the extent and mechanism(s) of reduced exercise performance among affected individuals, particularly those with chronic pain, are not well described. We hypothesized that patients with chronic fatigue are more deconditioned than those with chronic pain, due to the nature of their illness or disability. DESIGN: Retrospective chart audit June 2012 to...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 10, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Do clinical assessments, steady-state or daily-life gait characteristics predict falls in ambulatory chronic stroke survivors?
CONCLUSION: Independent of the type of gait assessment, qualitative gait characteristics are better fall predictors than clinical assessments. Clinicians should therefore consider gait analyses as an alternative for identifying fall-prone stroke survivors. PMID: 28475196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 7, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Do postural changes affect balance in patients with ankylosing spondylitis?
CONCLUSION: Ankylosing spondylitis can lead to balance deterioration due to postural changes. PMID: 28475197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 7, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Influence of physician empathy on the outcome of botulinum toxin treatment for upper limb spasticity in patients with chronic stroke: A cohort study.
Authors: Picelli A, Vallies G, Chemello E, Gavras A, Castellazzi P, Meschieri A, Serina A, Gandolfi M, Baricich A, Santamato A, Cisari C, Smania N Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between patient-rated physician empathy and outcome of botulinum toxin treatment for post-stroke upper limb spasticity. DESIGN: Cohort study. SUBJECTS: Twenty chronic stroke patients with upper limb spasticity. METHODS: All patients received incobotulinumtoxinA injection in at least one muscle for each of the following patterns: flexed elbow, flexed wrist and clenched fist. Each treatment was performed by 1 of 5...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 6, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Establishing score equivalence of the Functional Independence Measure motor scale and the Barthel Index, utilising the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and Rasch measurement theory.
CONCLUSION: Having a Rasch interval metric to transform scores between the FIM™ motor scale and Barthel Index is valuable for monitoring functioning, meta-analysis, quality audits and hospital benchmarking. PMID: 28471470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 6, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Pathophysiology, diagnostic work-up and management of balance impairments and falls in patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia.
CONCLUSION: Through diligent history-taking and clinical examination, followed by multidisciplinary treatment tailored to the identified underlying mechanisms, balance capacities can be improved in patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia and at least a proportion of falls can be prevented. PMID: 28471471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 6, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Incidence, aetiology and injury characteristics of traumatic spinal cord injury in Stockholm, Sweden: A prospective, population-based update.
CONCLUSION: The incidence rate appeared to remain stable in Stockholm, Sweden. However, significant changes in injury aetiology and impairment-level post injury were found, compared with the previous study. There remains a need for developing fall-related prevention strategies in rehabilitation settings as well as in population-based programmes. PMID: 28451696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 30, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Assessment and treatment of spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: Guidance from the Mont-Godinne interdisciplinary group.
CONCLUSION: Based on 20 years of interdisciplinary expertise of management of the spastic foot, guidance was established to clarify a complex problem in order to help clinicians treat spastic equinovarus foot. This work should be the first step in a more global international consensus. PMID: 28451697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 30, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Refugee health and rehabilitation: Challenges and response.
CONCLUSION: Strong leadership and effective action from national and international bodies is urgently needed to develop comprehensive rehabilitation-inclusive medical care for refugees. PMID: 28440839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 27, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Professionals' perceptions of factors affecting implementation and continuation of a physical activity promotion programme in rehabilitation: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Professionals perceived a heterogeneous set of factors that facilitate and/or hamper the implementation and continuation of a physical activity promotion programme in rehabilitation. Based on these findings, recommendations were formulated to enhance embedding of physical activity promotion during and after rehabilitation. PMID: 28440840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 27, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: A survey in 70 European neurotrauma centers participating in the CENTER-TBI study.
CONCLUSION: Substantial variation exists in structural and process characteristics of in-hospital acute rehabilitation and referral to post-acute rehabilitation facilities among neurotrauma centres across Europe. PMID: 28440841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 27, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Strengthening health-related rehabilitation services at national levels.
CONCLUSION: This concept is feasible, and leads to concrete recommendations and proposals for projects and a high level of consensus stakeholders. PMID: 28383089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 7, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a structured sexual rehabilitation programme following stroke: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Provision of written information alone appears to be as effective as a 30-min individualized sexual rehabilitation programme in an inpatient setting. Further research is needed regarding longer term outcomes and outpatient settings. PMID: 28350412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 31, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Visual dysfunction is underestimated in patients with acquired brain injury.
CONCLUSION: Visual impairments are common after acquired brain injury, but some patients do not define their problems as vision-related. A structured questionnaire, covering the most common visual symptoms, is helpful for the rehabilitation team to facilitate assessment of visual changes. PMID: 28350414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 31, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Anaerobic exercise testing in rehabilitation: A systematic review of available tests and protocols.
CONCLUSION: When equipment is available a Wingate protocol is advised for assessment of anaerobic capacity in rehabilitation. When equipment is not avail-able a 20-45 s sprint test is a good alternative. Future research should focus on standardized tests and protocols specific to different disability groups. PMID: 28350415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 31, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Lower-limb motor coordination is significantly impaired in ambulatory people with chronic stroke: A cross-sectional study.
Authors: Menezes KK, Nascimento LR, Pinheiro MB, Scianni AA, Faria CD, Avelino PR, Faria-Fortini I, Teixeira-Salmela LF Abstract OBJECTIVES: To establish the deficits of motor coordination of the lower limbs after stroke, in comparison with healthy controls, and to investigate whether the magnitude of the deficits would be influenced by the levels of motor recovery. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Chronic stroke patients and healthy subjects. METHODS: Lower-limb motor coordination of both stroke and healthy volunteers was measured using the Lower Extremity Motor Coordination Test (LEMOCOT). The...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 31, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Pre-surgery exercise and post-operative physical function of people undergoing knee replacement surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Despite a potential for efficacy of exercise-based conditioning, this review highlights the scarcity of robust dose-response evidence to guide the formulation of total knee arthroplasty prehabilitation effectively. PMID: 28352936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 31, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Impact of emotional distress and pain-related fear on patients with chronic pain: Subgroup analysis of patients referred to multimodal rehabilitation.
CONCLUSION: Among patients with chronic pain referred to MMRP there are subgroups with different profiles of distress and pain-related fear, which are relevant to understanding the adaptation to pain and MMRP outcome. This knowledge may help us to select patients and tailor treatment for better results. PMID: 28352937 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 31, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Reliability of the 2- and 6-minute walk tests in neuromuscular diseases.
Authors: Knak KL, Andersen LK, Witting N, Vissing J Abstract OBJECTIVE: The 2- and 6-minute walk tests are used to evaluate walking capacity, but reliability has been sparsely investigated in patients with neuromuscular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the relative and absolute reliability of the 2- and 6-minute walk tests in patients with neuromuscular diseases. DESIGN: Each patient performed a 2- and a 6-minute walk test on 2 test days separated by 1-2 weeks. SUBJECTS: A total of 93 adult patients (mean age 53 years, age range 22-83 years) with 12 different neuromuscular diseases were in...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 31, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research