Creating a common metric based on existing activities of daily living tools to enable standardized reporting of functioning outcomes achieved during rehabilitation.
CONCLUSION: The ICF-based and interval-scaled common metric enables comparison of patients and clinics functioning outcomes when different activities of daily living tools are used. The common metric can be included in a Standardized Assessment and Reporting System for functioning information in order to enable data aggregation and comparability. PMID: 32719883 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Why Rehabilitation must have priority during and after the COVID-19-pandemic: A position statement of the Global Rehabilitation Alliance.
Authors: Gutenbrunner C, Stokes EK, Dreinhöfer K, Monsbakken J, Clarke S, Côté P, Urseau I, Constantine D, Tardif C, Balakrishna V, Nugraha B Abstract COVID-19 has become a pandemic with strong influence on health systems. In many cases it leads to a disruption of rehabilitation service provision. On the other hand, rehabilitation must be an integral part of COVID-19 management. Rehabilitation for COVID-19 should start from acute and early post-acute care and needs to be continued in the post-acute and long-term rehabilitation phase. Of course, it should follow specific safety protocol. Additional...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Self-rated health determinants in post-stroke individuals.
CONCLUSION: Emotional function was found to be a determinant of self-rated health in post-stroke individuals in the chronic phase and, therefore, must be assessed carefully in order to help provide integral healthcare and improve clinical decision-making. Future studies should investigate whether enhancing emotional function is associated with improvements in self-rated health in post-stroke individuals. PMID: 32719885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Establishing essential cardiopulmonary physiotherapy services in acute care settings in China.
Authors: Zhao LH, Yu HP, Skinner M, Gosselink R, Dean E, Jones AYM PMID: 32720696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitative of COVID-19 patients with acute lower extremity Ischemia and amputation.
CONCLUSION: Coagulation changes related to SARS-CoV-2 may complicate recovery from this devastating disease. The rehabilitation management of amputated patients for COVID-19 acute lower extremity ischaemia is based on a multilevel approach for clinical, functional, nutritional and neuropsychological needs. Based on this limited experience, a dedicated programme for this specific group of patients seems advantageous to warrant the best functional outcome and quality of life. PMID: 32720698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comparison of the structural validity of three Balance Evaluation Systems Test in older adults with femoral or vertebral fracture.
Authors: Miyata K, Hasegawa S, Iwamoto H, Otani T, Kaizu Y, Shinohara T, Usuda S Abstract OBJECTIVE: To clarify and compare the structural validity of 3 Balance Evaluation Systems Tests (BESTest, Mini-BESTest, and Brief-BESTest) in older adults with femoral or vertebral fractures. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Ninety-four older adults (age ≥ 65 years) with femoral or vertebral fractures, who could walk without physical assistance. METHODS: Four BESTest models (BESTest, one-factor Mini-BESTest, four-factor Mini-BESTest, and Brief-BESTest) were examined using confirmatory factor analysis, an...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - July 7, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Early prediction of physical inactivity in 215 individuals 6 months after a mild stroke: The fall study of Gothenburg.
CONCLUSION: In this exploratory study, almost 40% of subjects reported physical inactivity 6 months after an acute mild stroke. Predictors of physical inactivity were physical inactivity before stroke and greater stroke severity, impaired postural control and a higher number of drugs in acute stroke. PMID: 32556341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Self-reported impairments among people with late effects of polio: a Mixed-methods study.
CONCLUSION: Common LEoP-related impairments greatly affected participants' activity and participation. By using both the SIPP scale and face-to-face interviews, an increased understanding of how LEoP-related impairments influence everyday life was achieved. PMID: 32556343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Gait improvement in adults with hemiparesis using a rolling cane: A cross-over trial.
Authors: Deltombe T, Leeuwerck M, Jamart J, Frederick A, Dellicour G Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the changes in gait parameters in adults with hemiparesis using a rolling cane (quadripod cane with small wheels; Wheeleo®) compared with a classical quadripod cane. DESIGN: A prospective, multicentric, cross-over randomized trial. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-two ambulatory adults with hemiparesis. METHODS: Participants were assessed using a quadripod cane and a rolling cane. Outcome measures were changes in: walking speed during a 10-m walk test and a 6-min walk test; frequency of 2-step gait; physiological ...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy compared with botulinum toxin type A injection in treatment of lower extremity spasticity in subjects with cerebral palsy: A randomized, controlled, cross-over study.
CONCLUSION: BTX-A injection is not superior to radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of plantar flexor muscle spasticity in subjects with cerebral palsy. PMID: 32556354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life and cardiac rehabilitation: Does body mass index matter?
CONCLUSION: Health-related quality of life improved during cardiac rehabilitation in patients of all classes of body mass index. Patients classed as overweight showed the greatest improvement. The beneficial effects were maintained during extended follow-up after completion of cardiac rehabilitation. PMID: 32511741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

COVID-19 rehabilitation units are twice as expensive as regular rehabilitation units.
This study shows that COVID-19 rehabilitation units must be organized following specific clinical and organizational needs. PMID: 32516421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Symptoms of adjustment disorder and smoking predict long-term functional outcome after ankle and lower leg fracture.
CONCLUSION: Smoking and symptoms of adjustment disorder, specifically preoccupations, are associated with functional outcome 1 year post-operation in patients recovering from ankle or lower leg fractures. The results support the notion that differences in functional recovery are attributable to psychological and behavioural factors rather than to fracture type. Psychological, fracture-specific, symptoms play a role in functional recovery rather than general affective symptoms. PMID: 32495846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 6, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Preliminary ICF core set for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in rehabilitation medicine.
CONCLUSION: Using unconventional methods, this study sets out a preliminary ICF Core Set list for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Further studies are required to improve and test this Core Set in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome populations. PMID: 32488281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comparison of functional recovery and outcome at discharge from subacute inpatient rehabilitation in patients with right or left stroke with and without contralateral spatial neglect.
CONCLUSION: Mild neglect did not impair recovery after right or left stroke, but rehabilitants with neglect were more disabled and needed a longer rehabilitation inpatient stay than those without neglect. PMID: 32488283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Clinical and functional differences between right and left stroke with and without contralateral spatial neglect.
CONCLUSION: In left and right stroke rehabilitants with equally mild neglect, those with left stroke had higher stroke severity, cognitive and total disability and dependence level. Neglect severity correlated with right or left stroke severity and functional ability, moderate to severe neglect correlated significantly more with functioning. Neglect severity was independently associated with functional outcome in right stroke. PMID: 32488286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The MAP-Hand: Psychometric properties and differences in activity performance between patients with carpometacarpal osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
CONCLUSION: The MAP-Hand showed satisfactory construct validity and could differentiate between people with CMC1 OA and those with rheumatoid arthritis on item levels. PMID: 32490534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - June 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Abobotulinumtoxina injections in shoulder muscles for adult upper limb spasticity: Results from a phase 4 real-world study and a phase 3 open-label trial.
CONCLUSION: High goal achievement rates for pain reduction and improved active function were observed in patients receiving abobotulinumtoxinA in shoulder muscles. PMID: 32451555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 28, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Long-term clinical outcomes in survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreaks after hospitalisation or ICU admission: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Lung function abnormalities, psychological impairment and reduced exercise capacity were common in SARS and MERS survivors. Clinicians should anticipate and investigate similar long-term outcomes in COVID-19 survivors. PMID: 32449782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 27, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Diagnostic nerve block in prediction of outcome of botulinum toxin treatment for spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: A pilot retrospective observational study.
CONCLUSION: This study confirmed diagnostic nerve block as a valuable screening tool in deciding whether to treat spastic equinovarus with botulinum toxin. However, the results support the evidence that diagnostic nerve block results in a greater reduction in muscle overactivity than does botulinum toxin type A in patients with spastic equinovarus due to stroke. PMID: 32432331 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of radiotherapy to prevent recurrence of heterotopic ossification in patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic head injury: A retrospective case-controlled study.
Authors: Honore T, Bonan I, Salga M, Denormandie P, Labib A, Genet G, Grelier A, Genet F Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate recurrence and early postoperative complications (sepsis) following surgical excision combined with radiotherapy for troublesome hip heterotopic ossification in patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Data relating to patients with spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury who underwent surgical excision of hip heterotopic ossification were retrieved from the BANKHO database. Case patients underwent excision + radi...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Preoperative physical factors that predict stair-climbing ability at one month after total knee arthroplasty.
CONCLUSION: The results show that preoperative balance ability and quadriceps strength in the operated knee could influence postoperative stair-climbing ability at 1 month after total knee arthroplasty. These findings will be useful for developing pre- and post-operative rehabilitation strategies for improving stair-climbing ability in the early stages after total knee arthroplasty. PMID: 32412643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of the long-distance corridor walk among stroke survivors.
CONCLUSION: The LDCW is a reliable clinical measurement tool for the assessment of advanced walking capacity in stroke survivors. PMID: 32412645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Need for comprehensive management of frailty at an individual level: European perspective from the advantage joint action on frailty.
CONCLUSION: Frailty can be effectively prevented and managed with a multidomain intervention strategy based on comprehensive geriatric assessment. PMID: 32399576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Quality of life of adults with chronic spinal cord injury in mainland china: A cross-sectional study.
Authors: Chang F, Xie H, Zhang Q, Sun M, Yang Y, Chen G, Wang H, Li C, Lu J Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of life of patients with chronic spinal cord injury in mainland China. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: A total of 247 adults ≥ 1 year post-SCI in mainland China. METHODS: The WHOQOL-BREF and WHOQOL-DIS module were used to assess quality of life. Anxiety/depression was measured using the Zung Self-Rating Anxiety/Depression Scale. Quality of life was compared with that of reference populations from China, Korea, etc. Multivariate linear regression was conducted to dete...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

High-intensity arm resistance training does not lead to better outcomes than low-intensity resistance training in patients after subacute stroke: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study did not show differential effects on any outcome of 2 forms of arm resistance training in patients with subacute stroke. PMID: 32378726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Vision and strategy for healthcare: Competence is a necessity.
Authors: Malmivaara A Abstract Well-designed, evidence-based vision and strategy are fundamental requirements for successful healthcare. This paper reviews previous comprehensive healthcare strategies (Institute of Medicine statement, Value-based healthcare, and Triple aim strategy) published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presents an alternative proposal for healthcare vision and strategy. The proposed strategy includes, as prerequisites, competence of staff, healthcare leaders and leaders of health policy, and a well-functioning healthcare system. It is necessary to optimize the financing, reimbursemen...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 2, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Beyond acute care: Why collaborative self-management should be an essential part of rehabilitation pathways for COVID-19 patients.
Authors: Wainwright TW, Low M PMID: 32350542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - May 2, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects of Tai Chi on essential hypertension and related risk Factors: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Tai chi is an effective physical exercise in treating essential hypertension compared with control interventions. Different training durations and styles have different effects. Further randomized controlled trials are needed into the use of tai chi for the treatment and prevention of essential hypertension and other related chronic diseases. PMID: 32338292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 28, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The Real Impact Factor of Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (JRM) and JRM Clinical Communications (JRM-CC).
Authors: Stam H, Borg K, Andersson A PMID: 32329516 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 25, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of power, work and muscle activation during weight-stack and iso-inertial flywheel resistance exercise in young adults with cerebral palsy.
Authors: von Walden F, Hjalmarsson E, Reimeringer M, Kvist O, Raffalt PC, Pontén E, Fernandez-Gonzalo R Abstract INTRODUCTION: The development of efficient resistance exercise protocols to counteract muscle dysfunction in cerebral palsy is warranted. Whether individuals with cerebral palsy are able to perform iso-inertial resistance (flywheel) exercise in a comparable manner to typically developed subjects has never been experimentally tested. DESIGN: A comparative, controlled study. SUBJECTS: Eight young ambulatory adults with cerebral palsy (mean age 19 years; Gross Motor Function Classification Sy...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Developing an ICF Core Set for adults with cerebral palsy: A Global expert survey of relevant functions and contextual factors.
CONCLUSION: The broad diversity of ICF categories reported by the experts emphasize the known heterogeneity of cerebral palsy and the variety of func-tioning in adulthood. They also reported on many environmental factors, illustrating the importance of person-environment interactions. These findings provide information about relevant issues for use in developing an ICF Core Set for adults with cerebral palsy. PMID: 32313963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Exercise for low back pain: A bibliometric analysis of global research from 1980 to 2018.
CONCLUSION: Overall, studies on exercise for low back pain have increased in number in the last 4 decades. This historical overview of research into exercise interventions for low back pain will be a useful basis for further research into potential collaborators, focus issues, and research frontiers. PMID: 32296852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Olle H öök Lectureship 2019: The changing world of stroke rehabilitation.
Olle Höök Lectureship 2019: The changing world of stroke rehabilitation. J Rehabil Med. 2020 Apr 16;: Authors: Sunnerhagen KS Abstract The paper presents a summary of the Olle Höök lecture, which was presented at the Baltic North-Sea Forum in Oslo, Sweden, in October 2019. The paper aims to provide a worldwide picture of stroke, developments in this field, and the evolution of stroke rehabilitation. It sets out the background to, evidence for, and content of the comprehensive stroke unit. The paper also describes some rehabilitation techniques based on neurophysiology, the use of ro...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Are non-invasive brain stimulation techniques effective in the treatment of chronic pain? - A Cochrane Review Summary with commentary.
Authors: Cecchi F Abstract Missing (Cochrane Corner). PMID: 32300814 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The role of botulinum toxin in multimodal treatment of spasticity in ambulatory children with spastic Cerebral Palsy: extensive evaluation of a cost-effectiveness trial.
CONCLUSION: Despite the unambiguous findings from the Space Bop study, several factors hindered acceptance of the results. Awareness of these factors is important when performing rehabilitation research and disseminating and implementing research findings. PMID: 32301499 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Covid - 19 and Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Authors: Borg K, Stam H PMID: 32286673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients.
Authors: Brugliera L, Spina A, Castellazzi P, Cimino P, Tettamanti A, Houdayer E, Arcuri P, Alemanno F, Mortini P, Iannaccone S PMID: 32286674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Covid-19 and Post Intensive Care Syndrome: A Call for Action.
Authors: Stam HJ, Stucki G, Bickenbach J Abstract Although we are currently overwhelmed by the astonishing speed of infection of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the daily onslaught of new, and ever-worsening predictions, it is vital that we begin to prepare for the aftershocks of the pandemic. Prominent among this will be the cohort of post-intensive case survivors who have been mechanically ventilated and will like experience short- and medium-term consequences of the experience. The notion that patients surviving intensive care and mechanical ventilation for several weeks can be discharged home without further medical...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Goal attainment scaling outcomes in general inpatient rehabilitation: association with functional independence and perceived goal importance and difficulty.
Authors: Churilov I, Brock K, Churilov JM, Sutton E, Murphy D, MacIsaac RJ, Ekinci EI Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of goal attainment scaling outcomes with change in the Functional Independence Measure, and the association between the perceived importance, difficulty and degree of achievement of individual goals in general inpatient rehabilitation. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 208 participants admitted to inpatient rehabilitation in a metropolitan tertiary referral hospital in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: Participants determined the nature of the goa...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Medical Rehabilitation in Pandemics: Towards a New Perspective.
Authors: Khan F, Amatya B PMID: 32271393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Multiple component analysis of attention early after complicated mild traumatic brain injury: a pilot study.
Authors: Wu Y, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Zhang Y Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyse disorders and components of attention in patients with complicated [AQ16] mild traumatic brain injury. This information is needed to enable clinical workers to evaluate and provide training for attention deficits in patients with mild traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: In-patient and community recruitment. PARTICIPANTS: In-patients with mild traumatic brain injury (n = 44) and community-recruited healthy subjects (n = 45). OUTCOME MEASURES: All participants used a bat...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Treatments targeting muscle mass only would be insufficient unless we address the impairment of neurocognitive functions. It is essential that prescribing life-long exercise is important for healthy aging including the preservation of muscle mass/strength, physical and cognitive functioning, and independent living. PMID: 32253444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Levels of physical activity in acute stroke patients treated at a stroke unit: A prospective, observational study in Sweden.
Authors: Chen E, Viktorisson A, Danielsson A, Palstam A, Sunnerhagen KS Abstract OBJECTIVE: A prospective, observational study to describe levels of physical activity in patients with stroke on day 2 and day 5 or 6 after admission to a comprehensive stroke unit in Sweden. METHODS: The study was performed at the stroke unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital during a period of 4 months between 2017 and 2018. Consecutive patients with stroke were observed for 1 min every 10 min while the multidisciplinary team was at work. The level of physical activity, location and the people present were noted at each time-poi...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Patients self-reported versus objective clinical measures of improvement of upper limb capacity after stroke: Are they matching?
CONCLUSION: The match between observational and self-reported measures of upper limb capacity is not dependent on the timing of assessment post-stroke. Assessment of both observational and self-reported measures may help to recognize possible over- or under-estimation of improvement in upper limb capacity post-stroke. PMID: 32179928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation in warm climate for young adults with inflammatiory arthritis: A 12-month randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Rehabilitation in a warm climate improves physical functioning, but not coping, in young adults with RA. PMID: 32179929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Site and size of lesion predict post-stroke spasticity: A retrospective magnetic resonance imaging study.
This report introduces 2 brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters (infarct volume and topographic distribution) as post-stroke spasticity predictors. METHODS: Topographic and volumetric data from brain MRI for 98 patients with ischaemic stroke with spasticity, prevalent within the first 5 days after stroke and 6 months after stroke, were retrospectively correlated using Chris Rorden's MRIcron software. RESULTS: Lesions within the supply territory of the middle cerebral artery involving the pyramidal tract were more frequently associated with spasticity than without spasticity (30.8% vs 5.1%). Middle cerebr...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up of use of therapy services for patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSION: This study presents a novel model for the long-term probability of use of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy following traumatic brain injury. The use of services was much lower than the expected problem profile of severe traumatic brain injuries, suggesting an insufficient long-term provision of traditional traumatic brain injury rehabilitation services. PMID: 32179933 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Level of physical activity is positively correlted with perceived impact on life 12 months after stroke: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: A positive correlation was found between level of physical activity at 12 months post-stroke and levels of strength, participation and stroke recovery. PMID: 32176309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Impact of whey protein isolate and eccentric training on quadriceps mass and strength in patients with anterior cruciate ligament rupture: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Zhang X, Huang H, Yu Y, Yang J, Liang Z, Chang C Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of combining whey protein isolate supplement with preoperative isokinetic eccentric training on quadriceps mass and strength following anterior cruciate ligament rupture. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: A total of 37 male subjects with anterior cruciate ligament rupture. METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to an isokinetic eccentric training group (n = 19) or an isokinetic eccentric training + whey protein isolate group (n = 18). Both groups received is...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 12, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research