Can communication training for parents of young children with movement disorders improve the communication between children and parents? A Cochrane Review summary with commentary.
CONCLUSIONS: High quality adequately powered trials of parent-mediate communication interventions for children with communication impairments arising from non-progressive motor disorders should be encouraged. PMID: 32065806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 20, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Rehabilitation health professionals' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care: The results of an online survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Spirituality is considered to play an important role after traumatic injury, but most staff do not feel well equipped to provide spiritual care. Training in spiritual care for rehabilitation professionals is warranted. PMID: 32039867 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Cognitive impairment, clinical symptoms and functional disability in patients emerging from the minimally conscious state.
CONCLUSIONS: Emergence from MCS is associated with an acute confusional state and severe disability. This finding may inform the lower boundary of confusion as well as approach to treatment and caregiver education. PMID: 32039868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the arabic activities-specific balance confidence scale in people with multiple sclerosis: reliability, validity, and minimal detectable change.
Authors: Alghwiri AA, Khalil H, Al-Sharman A, El-Salem K Abstract BACKGROUND: Balance and gait impairments are common disorders in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale (ABC) is one of the important measures of balance confidence that can be used in people with MS. The Arabic version of the ABC was developed and validated in other than MS population. OBJECTIVE: To examine the psychometric properties of the Arabic Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale (A-ABC) among patients with MS. METHODS: A multicenter, reliability design was used to administer the A-...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effect of motor imagery combined with physical practice on upper limb rehabilitation in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that the MI training, combined with the physical practice program used in this study, was effective in improving upper limb function in children with HCP. PMID: 32039870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

The effect of combined scalp acupuncture and cognitive training in patients with stroke on cognitive and motor functions.
CONCLUSIONS: Combined scalp acupuncture and cognitive training can efficiently enhance cognitive and motor functions in patients with stroke during the recovery stage, which may be a more effective rehabilitation treatment after stroke than routine therapy and rehabilitation training alone. PMID: 32039871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Do spirituality, resilience and hope mediate outcomes among family caregivers after traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury? A structural equation modelling approach.
CONCLUSIONS: This study contributes to better targeting strength-based family interventions. PMID: 32039872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Spirituality and resilience among family  caregivers of survivors of stroke: A scoping review.
CONCLUSIONS: Spirituality and resilience following stroke are essential factors in caregiver adjustment following stroke. Further research with a focus on causality and the link between spirituality, resilience and adjustment in this population is needed. PMID: 32039873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Parkinson's disease and spirituality.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared to non-neurological patients with similar disability, Parkinson's' disease is not associated with a decline in religious faith or spirituality. Declining mobility and cognition in Parkinson's disease does not lead to diminished religiosity. PMID: 32039874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Neuronavigated 1  Hz rTMS of the left angular gyrus combined with visuospatial therapy in post-stroke neglect.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study did not confirm efficacy of 1 Hz rTMS on the angular gyrus as an adjuvant method to visual scanning training in patients with VSN in the subacute stroke. PMID: 32039875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of multi-session intermittent theta burst stimulation on central neuropathic pain: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Multi-session iTBS was associated with a significant decrease in neuropathic pain, indicating its effectiveness as a treatment for patients with central neuropathic pain. PMID: 32039876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

The effect of adding trunk restraint to task-oriented training in improving on function in patients with stroke: a  systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Adding trunk restraint to task-oriented training may improve function in patients with subacute stroke. PMID: 32039877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Religion, spirituality and neurorehabilitation.
Authors: Dein S PMID: 32039878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Executive functions, self-awareness and quality of life in chronic moderate-to-severe TBI.
CONCLUSIONS: The long-term effects of TBI on EF, SA and QOL seem to support the role of EF and SA on QOL, and therefore, the need for personalized interventions in improving recovery outcome. PMID: 32007965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - February 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Assessing and addressing footwear needs in  Parkinson's disease-design thinking in neurology.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study is the first attempt to use a survey to quantify the challenges and preferences reported by PD patients in regard to their usage of footwear. Inspired by our findings, the study team designed a novel dress shoe prototype that may address some of the difficulties and concerns gathered through our survey. PMID: 31884494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - January 1, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effectiveness of focal muscle vibration on hemiplegic upper extremity spasticity in individuals with stroke: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The FMV may an efficient intervention in reducing upper extremity spasticity in the stroke population. The efficient treatment protocol and dosage remain unclear. Additional randomized controlled trials are strongly needed to study the effects of FMV on spasticity in individuals with stroke. PMID: 31868686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Communicative and swallowing disorders in anoxic patients: A retrospective studyon clinical outcomes and performance measures.
CONCLUSIONS: An early multidisciplinary management of communicative-linguistic and swallowing functions is crucial in order to prevent adverse events and to plan a tailored rehabilitation pathway. PMID: 31868687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Prevalence of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in the acute rehabilitation population following traumatic brain injury1.
Authors: Dubiel R, Williams B, Sullivan E, Callender L, Bennett M, Driver S Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) undergoing acute inpatient rehabilitation. SETTING: Inpatient Rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were admitted from November 1st, 2010 through June 30th, 2015 with diagnosis of mild-severe TBI and had serum 25 OH vitamin D levels checked upon admission. 369 out of 845 met inclusion. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. MAIN MEASURES: 25 OH vitamin D, vitamin D treatment. RESULTS: The majority of pa...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Parkinson's family needs and caregiver mental health: A cross-cultural comparison between Mexico and the United States.
Authors: Perrin PB, Henry RS, Donovan EK, Cariello AN, Lageman SK, Villaseñor T, Dzierzewski JM, Arroyo M, Avila J Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Given the growing population of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) worldwide and the growing need for family members to take on a caregiving role, it is critical that cross-cultural differences be examined in order to better meet the needs of PD caregivers. The purpose of this study was to examine the connections between the unmet needs and mental health of PD caregivers differentially in Mexico and the United States. METHODS: In Parkinson's clinics at p...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Impact of motor therapy with dynamic body-weight support on functional independence measures in traumatic brain injury: An exploratory study1.
CONCLUSIONS:Our results suggest DBWS has the potential to allow a greater intensity of therapy during inpatient rehabilitation and yield better outcomes compared to SOC in patients with TBI. PMID: 31868690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

The effect of intensified nonverbal facilitation of swallowing on dysphagia after severe acquired brain injury: A randomised controlled pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: PAS and FOIS are feasible instruments to measure dysphagia. It is possible and valid to measure swallowing frequency and kinematics using electromyography and bioimpedance. The definitive study should have widened inclusion criteria and optimise intervention timing to maintain patient arousal. PMID: 31868691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Neuropsychological profile associated with moyamoya disease: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: MMD significantly impacts cognition and daily functioning in affected patients. This is further exacerbated by additional vascular incidents requiring surgical intervention. While there is a clear growth of research on MMD, limited information is available on the neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric outcomes of the disease process. Neuropsychological data from the current case study is closely examined to provide a unique example of the lateralized neuropsychological profile and deficit pattern in a historically high functioning individual diagnosed with MMD following a stroke. PMID: 31868692 [PubMed - as s...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Correlations between swallowing function and acoustic vowel space in stroke patients with dysarthria.
CONCLUSIONS: VSA and FCR values were correlated with swallowing function and may be helpful in predicting dysphagia severity associated with stroke. PMID: 31868693 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of horse-riding therapy and rhythm-and music based therapy on functional mobility in late phase after stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study supports the efficacy of H-RT in producing immediate gains in gait and functional task performance in the late phase after stroke, whereas the effectiveness of R-MT is less clear. PMID: 31868694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation improves gastroenteric complaints in Parkinson's disease patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Vagal nerve stimulation is well tolerated with no side effects and may be a promising non-invasive therapy option to improve gastroenteric symptoms in Parkinson's disease. PMID: 31868695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Electromyography-guided electrical stimulation therapy for patients with pusher behavior: A case series.
CONCLUSIONS: ES based on EMG activity is therapeutic for PB. PMID: 31868696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Quality of life among men with spinal cord injury in Lebanon: A case control study.
Authors: Sunna T, Elias E, Summaka M, Zein H, Elias C, Nasser Z Abstract BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a permanent disability which negatively affects individuals' health and particularly their quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life (QoL) among Lebanese men with spinal cord injury and to compare it to a healthy control group. METHODS: A case control study was conducted. Fifty-one Lebanese patients with spinal cord injury and 51 age- sex-matched healthy persons were included in the study. RESULTS: Compared to healthy controls, the mean scores of eight domains of SF-36 were si...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Gait kinematics and physical function that most affect intralimb coordination in patients with stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study indicates that improvement in knee movement during the stance phase may improve coordination. PMID: 31868698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Self-perceived functioning and disability after randomized conventional and electromechanically-assisted gait training in subacute stroke: a 6 months follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: This study indicates that EAGT and conventional gait training in the subacute stage after stroke have no differential impact on self-perceived functioning, disability and recovery at 6 months after stroke. Further, the study highlights the importance of interventions targeting ADL and self-care independence during stroke rehabilitation to enhance self-perceived recovery and clinical aspects to be targeted to enhance perceived mobility. PMID: 31868699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Is deep brain stimulation (DBS) a safe and effective treatment for adults with dystonia? - A Cochrane Review summary with commentary.
CONCLUSIONS: High quality studies are needed to verify DBS effects in dystonia; more types of dystonia and other control interventions also need to be addressed. PMID: 31868700 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effectiveness of the rehabilitation interventions for people with multiple sclerosis - A Cochrane Review summary with commentary.
Authors: Amatya B, Khan F, Galea M Abstract The aim of this commentary is to discuss the rehabilitation perspective in the recently published Cochrane Review "Rehabilitation for people with multiple sclerosis: an overview of Cochrane Reviews" by Amatya, Khan & Galea11The abstract/plain language summary of this Cochrane Review is taken from a Cochrane Review previously published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 1, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012732 (see www.cochranelibrary.com for information). Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of concomitant neuromuscular electrical stimulation during repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation before repetitive facilitation exercise on the hemiparetic hand.
CONCLUSIONS: NMES combined with rTMS might facilitate, at least in part, the beneficial effects of RFE on motor function and spasticity of the affected upper limb. PMID: 31796693 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Associations between walking speed and participation, according to walking status in individuals with chronic stroke.
Authors: Faria-Fortini I, Polese JC, Faria CDCM, Teixeira-Salmela LF Abstract BACKGROUNDReduced walking speed (WS) may lead to restrictions in participation of individuals with stroke, however, the relationships between WS and participation still need to better clarified.OBJECTIVETo evaluate the relationships between WS and participation and compare the levels of participation of individuals with chronic stroke, who were stratified according to their walking status.METHODSOne-hundred and five individuals with stroke (58±12 years; 61 men) participated. WS was measured by the 10-meter walking test and reported...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Efficacy of the Spanish modified Story Memory Technique in Mexicans with multiple sclerosis: A pilot randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The Spanish mSMT showed preliminary efficacy in improving learning deficits in Mexicans with MS, and such improvements may extend to other domains. PMID: 31796695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Basic smartphone-aided communication and leisure for people with extensive neuro-motor impairment and absence of speech.
CONCLUSIONS: The smartphone-based technology package seems to be a useful tool to support basic communication and leisure in individuals like those involved in this study. PMID: 31796696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Trajectories of neuropsychological functioning in Mexican children with traumatic brain injury over the first year after injury.
CONCLUSIONS: Cognitive deficits are common during the first-year after pediatric TBI. Thus, it is imperative to implement early rehabilitation programs to mitigate the consequences of these problems in the social, academic, and family reintegration of these children. PMID: 31796697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Measuring subjective organization in monozygotic twins discordant for traumatic brain injury: A case report.
CONCLUSION: The quantitative analysis of SO can provide clinicians with valuable information concerning a patient's recall performance. This study illustrates practical issues that may influence a clinician's choice of these techniques. PMID: 31796698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Does collaboration with an intimate partner support memory performance? An exploratory case series of people with epilepsy or acquired brain injury.
CONCLUSION: This exploratory case series contributes to the sparse literature on memory collaboration in people with neurological conditions. Our findings suggest that there are different styles of collaboration that can both help and hinder memory performance. PMID: 31796699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

The effect of balance training with Tetra-ataxiometric posturography on balance function in patients with parkinsonism.
CONCLUSIONS: For patients with parkinsonism, Tetrax biofeedback balance training had a positive effect on balance function. PMID: 31796700 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Remotely supervised transcranial direct current stimulation: A feasibility study for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Preliminary findings suggest that the RS-tDCS protocol is safe and feasible in individuals with ALS. Our protocol serves as a model for future long-term studies to evaluate the clinical and neurophysiological effects of tDCS using a telerehabilitation protocol in ALS. PMID: 31796701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Accessible exercise equipment and individuals with multiple sclerosis: Aerobic demands and preferences.
CONCLUSIONS: For individuals with moderate-severity MS, arm-only exercise requires less aerobic demands than combined arm-leg exercise at a moderate intensity. Perceived risks may be greater when exercise requires a transfer, upright positioning, or assistance. PMID: 31796702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Internal consistency and validity of the Jebsen-Taylor hand function test in an Italian population with hemiparesis.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study supports the use of the JTHFT-IT as a measure of hand functionality in post-stroke adults with chronic hemiplegia or hemiparesis. It is an important tool for Italian professionals, and it can be useful both in clinical practice to evaluate improvement after rehabilitation treatments and for research in hand rehabilitation. PMID: 31796703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Somatic symptoms are associated with Insomnia disorder but not Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or Hypersomnolence in traumatic brain injury.
Authors: Johnson KA, Gordon CJ, Grunstein RR Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous studies examining insomnia in populations with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have not distinguished between transient insomnia symptoms and insomnia disorder and associations have been confounded by other highly prevalent sleep disorders post-TBI. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations between affective symptoms and somatoform symptoms in patients with TBI and insomnia, sleep apnoea and hypersomnolence. METHODS: Twenty-four participants from a multidisciplinary brain injury rehabilitation service with TBI were assessed for insomni...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

A cohort study of the association between psychosocial factors and pain in patients with Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychosocial factors are associated with pain early after stroke and SCI. Psychosocial factors are also associated with pain outcomes several months after stroke and SCI. This highlights the importance of psychosocial factors in both of these populations and their relationship with pain outcomes. PMID: 31796705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - December 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Traumatic brain injury and sleep disturbances in combat-exposed service members and veterans: Where to go next?
CONCLUSION: Findings unequivocally establish that sleep disturbances are highly prevalent in SMs and veterans with TBI. However, studies testing the effectiveness of treatments for improving sleep in military groups with TBI have been limited and their results inconsistent. This review highlights a critical opportunity for advancing military medicine through future research aimed at identifying and testing sleep-focused treatments in SMs and veterans with combat-related TBI. PMID: 31707378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - November 12, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Investigation of the relationship between quality of life, activity-participation and environmental factors in adolescents with cerebral palsy.
Authors: Burak M, Kavlak E Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between quality of life, activity-participation and environmental factors in adolescents with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Seventy-five (75) adolescents (M:45, F:30) aged between 14-18 years (mean: 15.52±1.60 yrs) were included in the study. Participants were divided into three groups: Level I, Level II and Level III according to the Gross Motor Function Classification System. Gross Motor Function Classification System, Gross Motor Function Measure, Functional Independence Scale, Manual Ability ...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - September 30, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Impacts of dance on cognition, psychological symptoms and quality of life in Parkinson's disease.
Authors: Kalyani HHN, Sullivan KA, Moyle G, Brauer S, Jeffrey ER, Kerr GK Abstract BACKGROUND: While dance may improve motor features in Parkinson's disease (PD), it is not yet clear if the benefits extend to non-motor features. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether dance classes based on Dance for PD ®, improve cognition, psychological symptoms and Quality of Life (QoL) in PD. METHODS: Participants were allocated to a Dance Group (DG; n = 17) or Control Group (CG: n = 16). Participants had early-stage PD (Hoehn & Yahr: DG = 1.6±0.7, CG = 1.5±0.8) with no cognitive impai...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - September 30, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Do non-pharmacological interventions improve chronic pain in multiple sclerosis? - A Cochrane Review summary with commentary.
Authors: Amatya B, Young J, Khan F Abstract The aim of this commentary is to discuss the rehabilitation perspective in the recently published Cochrane Review "Non-pharmacological interventions for chronic pain in multiple sclerosis" by Amatya, Young & Khan.1, under the direct supervision of Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the CNS group. This Cochrane Corner is produced in agreement with "NeuroRehabilitation" by Cochrane Rehabilitation. PMID: 31498133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - September 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Ultrasound imaging of upper extremity spastic muscle post-stroke and the correlation with function: A pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: An objective method of quantifying spasticity can assist in determining if functional gains made post stroke are due to compensations in movement, or due to physiological changes. Ultrasound imaging may be used as an alternative to the Modified Ashworth score to quantify muscular parameters in spastic muscles post stroke. PMID: 31498134 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - September 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Validation of a robot serious game assessment protocol for upper limb motor impairment in children with cerebral palsy.
CONCLUSIONS: This protocol can be integrated into different serious games in order to continuously configure the game characteristics to a child's performance. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT02543424), 12 August 2015. PMID: 31498135 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - September 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research