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One-Year All-Cause Mortality After Stroke: A Prediction Model
Conclusion: When using readily available data, a simple index that stratifies stroke patients at hospital discharge according to low, moderate, high, and highest likelihood of all-cause 1-year mortality is feasible and can inform the postdischarge planning process, depending on level of risk.
Source: PM and R - November 11, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Barbara E. Bates, Dawei Xie, Pui L. Kwong, Jibby E. Kurichi, Diane Cowper Ripley, Margaret G. Stineman Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Gait Disturbances in Patients With Stroke
Poststroke hemiplegic gait is a mixture of deviations and compensatory motion dictated by residual functions, and thus each patient must be examined and his/her unique gait pattern identified and documented. Quantitative 3-dimensional gait analysis is the best way to understand the complex multifactorial gait dysfunction in hemiparetic patients. The goals of the present work are to (1) review the temporospatial, kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic deviations from normal gait that commonly occur after stroke and are of clinical significance, along with the most likely causes of these deviations, and (2) differentiate ...
Source: PM and R - January 21, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Birol Balaban, Fatih Tok Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

Using an Ankle-Foot Orthosis improves Aerobic Capacity in Subacute Hemiparetic Stroke Patients
To investigate aerobic capacity with and without an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) in subacute hemiparetic stroke patients.
Source: PM and R - August 15, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chul Woong Hyun, Bo Ryun Kim, Eun Young Han, Sun Mi Kim Source Type: research

Balance and Stability–Focused Exercise Program Improves Stability and Balance in Patients After Acute Stroke in a Resource-poor Setting
To compare the effect of a balance and stability–focused outpatient community-based rehabilitation and a regular physiotherapy program on balance, stability, and perceptions of improvement after acute stroke.
Source: PM and R - June 26, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Threethambal Puckree, Pooveshni Naidoo Source Type: research

Therapeutic Synergism in the Treatment of Post-stroke Arm Paresis Utilizing Botulinum Toxin, Robotic Therapy, and Constraint-induced Movement Therapy
Botulinum toxin type A (BtxA) injection, constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT), and robotic therapy (RT) each represent promising approaches to enhance arm motor recovery after stroke. To provide more effective treatment for a 50-year-old man with severe left spastic hemiparesis, we attempted to facilitate CIMT with adaptive approaches to extend the wrist and fingers using RT for 10 consecutive weeks after BtxA injection. This combined treatment resulted in substantial improvements in arm function and the amount of arm use in activities of daily living, and may be effective for stroke patients with severe arm paresis.
Source: PM and R - May 28, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Takashi Takebayashi, Satoru Amano, Keisuke Hanada, Atsushi Umeji, Kayoko Takahashi, Tetsuo Koyama, Kazuhisa Domen Source Type: research

Is Motor-Imagery Brain-Computer Interface Feasible in Stroke Rehabilitation?
In the past 3 decades, interest has increased in brain-computer interface (BCI) technology as a tool for assisting, augmenting, and rehabilitating sensorimotor functions in clinical populations. Initially designed as an assistive device for partial or total body impairments, BCI systems have since been explored as a possible adjuvant therapy in the rehabilitation of patients who have had a stroke. In particular, BCI systems incorporating a robotic manipulanda to passively manipulate affected limbs have been studied.
Source: PM and R - January 14, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Wei-Peng Teo, Effie Chew Source Type: research

Severity of Spatial Neglect During Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Predicts Community Mobility After Stroke
To examine whether stroke survivors with more severe spatial neglect during their acute inpatient rehabilitation had poorer mobility after returning to their communities.
Source: PM and R - January 13, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Mooyeon Oh-Park, Cynthia Hung, Peii Chen, A.M. Barrett Source Type: research

Post-Stroke Spasticity: Predictors of Early Development and Considerations for Therapeutic Intervention
The complexities of post-stroke spasticity (PSS), and the resultant difficulties in treating the disability, present a significant challenge to patients, stroke rehabilitation teams, and caregivers. Reducing the severity of spasticity and its long-term complications may be facilitated by early intervention, making identification of stroke patients at high risk for developing spasticity essential. Factors that predict which patients are at risk for the development of PSS are identified.
Source: PM and R - August 26, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jörg Wissel, Molly Verrier, David M. Simpson, David Charles, Pia Guinto, Spyros Papapetropoulos, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen Source Type: research

Using an Ankle-Foot Orthosis improves Aerobic Capacity in Subacute Hemiparetic Stroke Patients
To investigate aerobic capacity with and without an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) in subacute hemiparetic stroke patients.
Source: PM and R - August 15, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chul Woong Hyun, Bo Ryun Kim, Eun Young Han, Sun Mi Kim Source Type: research

Balance and Stability–Focused Exercise Program Improves Stability and Balance in Patients After Acute Stroke in a Resource-poor Setting
To compare the effect of a balance and stability–focused outpatient community-based rehabilitation and a regular physiotherapy program on balance, stability, and perceptions of improvement after acute stroke.
Source: PM and R - June 26, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Threethambal Puckree, Pooveshni Naidoo Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Therapeutic Synergism in the Treatment of Post-stroke Arm Paresis Utilizing Botulinum Toxin, Robotic Therapy, and Constraint-induced Movement Therapy
Botulinum toxin type A (BtxA) injection, constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT), and robotic therapy (RT) each represent promising approaches to enhance arm motor recovery after stroke. To provide more effective treatment for a 50-year-old man with severe left spastic hemiparesis, we attempted to facilitate CIMT with adaptive approaches to extend the wrist and fingers using RT for 10 consecutive weeks after BtxA injection. This combined treatment resulted in substantial improvements in arm function and the amount of arm use in activities of daily living, and may be effective for stroke patients with severe arm paresis.
Source: PM and R - May 28, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Takashi Takebayashi, Satoru Amano, Keisuke Hanada, Atsushi Umeji, Kayoko Takahashi, Tetsuo Koyama, Kazuhisa Domen Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

Use of an Ankle-Foot Orthosis Improves Aerobic Capacity in Subacute Hemiparetic Stroke Patients
To investigate aerobic capacity with and without an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) in subacute hemiparetic stroke patients.
Source: PM and R - August 15, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chul Woong Hyun, Bo Ryun Kim, Eun Young Han, Sun Mi Kim Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Managing upper extremity clonus with intramuscular botulinum toxin-A injections in a patient post-stroke
Spasticity and clonus are common clinical signs of upper motor neuron lesions post-stroke. Intramuscular botulinum toxin-A injections have been shown to reduce spasticity and improve quality of life. Upper extremity clonus can have a significant impact upon activities of daily living and can pose challenges to comfort, self-care, hygiene, and appearance. Although less common than in ankle, it is important to understand how upper extremity clonus management may be beneficial to patients presenting with this finding.
Source: PM and R - October 31, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Adam Kassam, Chetan P. Phadke, Farooq Ismail, Chris Boulias Source Type: research

Evaluating the use of Siebens-Domain-Management-Model during inpatient-rehabilitation to increase functional independence and discharge rate to home in stroke patients
Evaluating the use of Siebens-Domain-Management-Model (SDMM) during stroke inpatient rehabilitation (IR) to increase functional independence and discharge to home.
Source: PM and R - October 31, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: David S. Kushner, Kenneth M. Peters, Doug Johnson-Greene Source Type: research

Evaluating Use of the Siebens Domain Management Model During Inpatient Rehabilitation to Increase Functional Independence and Discharge Rate to Home in Stroke Patients
To evaluate use of the Siebens Domain Management Model (SDMM) during stroke inpatient rehabilitation (IR) to increase functional independence and rate of discharge to home.
Source: PM and R - October 31, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: David S. Kushner, Kenneth M. Peters, Doug Johnson-Greene Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) as an early predictor of post-stroke dysphagia
Despite the availability of multiple comprehensive screening methods to detect dysphagia during acute stroke care, consensus is lacking as to best practice. Our prior study demonstrated favorable sensitivity of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) compared to a bedside 3-sip test. However, the FIM is challenging to administer during acute stroke care. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is routinely administered in the emergency department.
Source: PM and R - December 31, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Rebecca D. Jeyaseelan, Mary M. Vargo, John Chae Source Type: research

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) as An Early Predictor of Poststroke Dysphagia
Despite the availability of multiple, comprehensive screening methods to detect dysphagia during acute stroke care, consensus is lacking as to the best practice. Our previous study demonstrated favorable sensitivity of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) compared with a bedside 3-sip test. However, the FIM is challenging to administer during acute stroke care. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is administered routinely in the emergency department.
Source: PM and R - December 31, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Rebecca D. Jeyaseelan, Mary M. Vargo, John Chae Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Development and Validation of Prognostic Indices for Recovery of Physical Functioning Following Stroke: Part 2
To develop a prognostic index for achievement of modified independence (Functional Independence Measure grade VI) following completion of either comprehensive or consultative rehabilitation after stroke.
Source: PM and R - January 26, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Barbara E. Bates, Dawei Xie, Pui L. Kwong, Jibby E. Kurichi, Diane Cowper Ripley, Claire Davenport, W. Bruce Vogel, Margaret G. Stineman Source Type: research

Development and Validation of Prognostic Indices for Recovery of Physical Functioning Following Stroke: Part 1
To develop a prognostic index using Functional Independence Measure grades and stages, enabling clinicians to determine the likelihood of achieving a level of minimum assistance with physical functioning following stroke. Grades define varying levels of physical function and stages define varying levels of cognitive functioning.
Source: PM and R - January 26, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Barbara E. Bates, Dawei Xie, Pui L. Kwong, Jibby E. Kurichi, Diane Cowper Ripley, Claire Davenport, W. Bruce Vogel, Margaret G. Stineman Source Type: research

Use of the Berg Balance Scale to predict independent gait after stroke: A study of an inpatient population in Japan
To examine whether the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) on admission and changes in it after one month predict the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) walking level 6 or 7 (modified independent and independent gait respectively) after 3 months and to determine the optimal BBS cut-off score for predicting independent gait among inpatients with first stroke in a rehabilitation facility.
Source: PM and R - January 26, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hyuma Makizako, Norihito Kabe, Asami Takano, Kanako Isobe Source Type: research

Strategy Training During Inpatient Rehabilitation May Prevent Apathy Symptoms After Acute Stroke
Apathy, or lack of motivation for goal-directed activities, contributes to reduced engagement in and benefit from rehabilitation, impeding recovery from stroke.
Source: PM and R - February 7, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Elizabeth R. Skidmore, Ellen M. Whyte, Meryl A. Butters, Lauren Terhorst, Charles F. Reynolds Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Development and Validation of Prognostic Indices for Recovery of Physical Functioning Following Stroke: Part 1
To develop a prognostic index using Functional Independence Measure grades and stages that would enable clinicians to determine the likelihood of achieving a level of minimum assistance with physical functioning after a stroke. Grades define varying levels of physical function, and stages define varying levels of cognitive functioning.
Source: PM and R - January 26, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Barbara E. Bates, Dawei Xie, Pui L. Kwong, Jibby E. Kurichi, Diane Cowper Ripley, Claire Davenport, W. Bruce Vogel, Margaret G. Stineman Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Prevention of Genu Recurvatum in Post Stroke Patients Using a Hinged Soft Knee Orthosis
To evaluate the effect of a hinged soft knee orthosis on the gait pattern and symmetry of chronic post-stroke patients with knee hyperextension.
Source: PM and R - April 14, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sigal Portnoy, Asaf Frechtel, Eitan Raveh, Isabella Schwartz Source Type: research

Effects of Attentional Loadings on Gait Performance prior to Turning in Stroke Survivors
Attentional loadings have significant impacts on turning performance in individuals with stroke. Improper gait modification prior to turning may contribute to falls after stroke. Therefore, examination of the changes in temporal-spatial gait parameters prior to turning may reveal important deficits in gait control when stroke survivors are challenged by dual-tasking.
Source: PM and R - May 12, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Haidzir Manaf, Maria Justine, Hui-Ting Goh Source Type: research

Assessment of Spasticity With Sonoelastography Following Stroke: A Feasibility Study
To investigate the feasibility of sonoelastography to show muscle stiffness in post-stroke spasticity, and the relationship between sonoelastography findings and muscle architecture features and clinical spasticity scores in the spastic gastrocnemius.
Source: PM and R - May 29, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Serdar Kesikburun, Evren Yaşar, Emre Adıgüzel, Ümüt Güzelküçük, Rıdvan Alaca, Arif Kenan Tan Source Type: research

Effects of Attentional Loadings on Gait Performance Before Turning in Stroke Survivors
Attentional loadings have significant impacts on turning performance in individuals with stroke. Improper gait modification before turning may contribute to falls after stroke. Therefore, examination of the changes in temporal-spatial gait parameters before turning may reveal important deficits in gait control when stroke survivors are challenged by dual-tasking.
Source: PM and R - May 12, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Haidzir Manaf, Maria Justine, Hui-Ting Goh Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Physical activity level among stroke patients hospitalized in a rehabilitation unit
The current literature contains little information about the level of physical activity of hospitalized stroke patients. Improving knowledge in the area could help optimize rehabilitation.
Source: PM and R - June 21, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J. Lacroix, J.-C. Daviet, B. Borel, B. Kammoun, J.-Y. Salle, S. Mandigout Source Type: research

Walking training and functioning among elderly individuals with stroke: results of a prospective cohort study
To determine if 65 to 85-year-old individuals 3-36 months post-stroke can improve functioning and quality of life during walking rehabilitation.
Source: PM and R - July 8, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Auli H. Karttunen, Mauri Kallinen, Sinikka H. Peurala, Arja Häkkinen Source Type: research

Physical Activity Level Among Stroke Patients Hospitalized in a Rehabilitation Unit
The current literature contains little information about the level of physical activity of hospitalized patients who have had a stroke. Improving knowledge in the area could help optimize rehabilitation.
Source: PM and R - June 21, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Justine Lacroix, Jean-Christophe Daviet, Benoit Borel, Benjamin Kammoun, Jean-Yves Salle, Stéphane Mandigout Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Walking Training and Functioning Among Elderly Persons With Stroke: Results of a Prospective Cohort Study
To determine if 65- to 85-year-old persons who had a stroke within the previous 3-36 months can improve functioning and quality of life during walking rehabilitation.
Source: PM and R - July 8, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Auli H. Karttunen, Mauri Kallinen, Sinikka H. Peurala, Arja Häkkinen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

A Medication Combination for the Treatment of Central Post-Stroke Pain (CPSP) via the Adjuvant use of Prednisone with Gabapentin: A Case Report
CPSP is a neuropathic pain syndrome that can occur from pathology of the brain. The case presented is of a female with multiple comorbidities and who was found to have an acute infarct in the left middle and anterior cerebral artery territories. She began to complain of worsening diffuse right upper and lower extremity pain, and central post-stroke pain was diagnosed. First-line agents were contraindicated due to medical comorbidities, and chronic kidney disease only permitted the use of low dose gabapentin.
Source: PM and R - September 23, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Luis Batlle, Ryan Mattie, Robert Irwin Source Type: research

Mirror movements after stroke suggest facilitation from non primary motor cortex: a case report
We present a case of an apparently healthy 54-year-old male presenting MMs in his left (non-dominant) hand. Further evaluation revealed diminished strength and dexterity in left hand, increased spinal excitability, decreased corticospinal excitability, occurrence of ipsilateral motor responses, enlarged cortical motor representation and imaging findings consistent with a previously undiagnosed right-subcortical stroke.
Source: PM and R - October 26, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Antonio Caronni, Luciana Sciumé, Valentina Ferpozzi, Valeria Blasi, Antonella Castellano, Andrea Falini, Laura Perucca, Gabriella Cerri Source Type: research

Mirror Movements After Stroke Suggest Facilitation From Nonprimary Motor Cortex: A Case Presentation
We present a case of an apparently healthy 54-year-old man presenting with MMs in his left (nondominant) hand. Further evaluation revealed diminished strength and dexterity in left hand, increased spinal excitability, decreased corticospinal excitability, occurrence of ipsilateral motor responses, enlarged cortical motor representation, and imaging findings consistent with a previously undiagnosed right-subcortical stroke.
Source: PM and R - October 26, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Antonio Caronni, Luciana Sciumé, Valentina Ferpozzi, Valeria Blasi, Antonella Castellano, Andrea Falini, Laura Perucca, Gabriella Cerri Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

Should This Patient With Ischemic Stroke Receive Fluoxetine?
You admit T.R., a 75-year-old man, to your inpatient rehabilitation unit 10 days after a stroke. He has a medical history of hypertension and type II diabetes. On the day of his admission to the neurology service, he experienced a sudden onset of severe left-sided weakness with a facial droop and slurring of speech. His husband was driving them both to a social event at the time and detoured immediately to the emergency department, where the patient received tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for a large, right middle cerebral artery thrombosis seen on magnetic resonance imaging.
Source: PM and R - December 1, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Heidi Schambra, Brian Im, Michael W. O'Dell Tags: Point/Counterpoint Source Type: research

Swallowing Training Combined with Game-Based Biofeedback in Post-Stroke Dysphagia
For patients with dysphagia due to stroke, in addition to compensatory strategies, exercises are utilized to help improve motor function. Biofeedback is utilized in neuromuscular training, and is promising for swallowing training.
Source: PM and R - January 11, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chih-Ming Li, Tyng-Guey Wang, Hsiao-Yu Lee, Hsueh-Pei Wang, Shang-Heng Hsieh, Michelle Chou, Jia-Jin Jason Chen Source Type: research

The Effects of Combination of Robot-Assisted Therapy with Task-Specific or Impairment-Oriented Training on Motor Function and Quality of Life in Chronic Stroke
Robot-assisted therapy (RT) is a promising intervention for stroke rehabilitation. RT hybridized with therapist-mediated therapy (eg, RT plus task-specific or impairment-oriented training) may possibly yield functionally relevant improvements. Comparative study of the different combination regimens is needed.
Source: PM and R - January 21, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chung-shan Hung, Yu-wei Hsieh, Ching-yi Wu, Yi-ting Lin, Keh-chung Lin, Chia-Ling Chen Source Type: research

Feasibility of Using Tetrax Biofeedback Video-games for Balance Training in Patients with Chronic Hemiplegic Stroke
Decreased weight bearing on the affected lower limb and poor weight shifting are common post-stroke. Tetrax™ biofeedback system is a center-of-pressure controlled video-game system designed for patients with balance deficits. Although it is a commercial product, information about the clinical use for patients with stroke is limited.
Source: PM and R - March 8, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jen-Wen Hung, Min-Yuan Yu, Ku-Chou Chang, Hsuei-Chen Lee, Yen-Wei Hsieh, Po-Chih Chen Source Type: research

Test-retest reliability and convergent validity of three manual dexterity measures in persons with chronic stroke
Reduced manual dexterity is common in persons after stroke. Different measures are used to assess manual dexterity but there is a lack of knowledge about their reliability and how they are related.
Source: PM and R - March 10, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Elisabeth Ekstrand, Jan Lexell, Christina Brogårdh Source Type: research

Feasibility of Using Tetrax Biofeedback Video Games for Balance Training in Patients With Chronic Hemiplegic Stroke
Decreased weight bearing on the affected lower limb and poor weight shifting are common after a stroke occurs. The Tetrax biofeedback system is a center-of-pressure controlled video game system designed for patients with balance deficits. Although it is a commercial product, information about its clinical use for patients affected by stroke is limited.
Source: PM and R - March 8, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jen-Wen Hung, Min-Yuan Yu, Ku-Chou Chang, Hsuei-Chen Lee, Yen-Wei Hsieh, Po-Chih Chen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Test−Retest Reliability and Convergent Validity of Three Manual Dexterity Measures in Persons With Chronic Stroke
Decreased manual dexterity is common in persons after stroke. Different measures are used to assess manual dexterity, but a lack of knowledge exists about their reliability and how they are related.
Source: PM and R - March 10, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Elisabeth Ekstrand, Jan Lexell, Christina Brogårdh Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Falls and fear of falling after stroke: a case-control study
Falls are common after stroke with potentially serious consequences. Few investigations have included age-matched controls to directly compare fall characteristics between older adults with and without stroke. Further, fear of falling, a significant psychological consequence of falls, has only been examined to a limited degree as a risk factor for future falls in a stroke population.
Source: PM and R - June 3, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hui-Ting Goh, Mohanasuntharaam Nadarajah, Norhamizan Binti Hamzah, Parimalaganthi Varadan, Maw Pin Tan Source Type: research

Demystifying post-stroke pain: from etiology to treatment
Pain following stroke is commonly reported but often incompletely managed, which prevents optimal recovery. This is in part due to the esoteric nature of post-stroke pain and its limited presence in current discussions of stroke management. The major specific afflictions that affect patients with stroke who develop pain include central post-stroke pain (CPSP), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain associated with spasticity and shoulder subluxation. Each disorder carries its own intricacies that require specific approaches to treatment and understanding.
Source: PM and R - June 15, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Andrew K. Treister, Maya N. Hatch, Steven C. Cramer, Eric Y. Chang Source Type: research

OnabotulinumtoxinA injection for post-stroke upper-limb spasticity: Guidance for early injectors from a Delphi panel process
OnabotulinumtoxinA reduces muscle hypertonia associated with post-stroke spasticity (PSS). PSS manifests as several common postures.
Source: PM and R - June 23, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: David M. Simpson, Atul T. Patel, Abraham Alfaro, Ziyad Ayyoub, David Charles, Khashayar Dashtipour, Alberto Esquenazi, Glenn D. Graham, John R. McGuire, Ib Odderson Source Type: research

Comparing the Course of Mental Health over the First Year after Stroke with Healthy Controls in Colombia, South America
Stroke is a primary cause of death and disability in upper-middle income countries such as Colombia. Given the lack of comprehensive rehabilitation for stroke patients in Colombia, there is a need to assess longitudinal mental health problems post-stroke in this region.
Source: PM and R - July 9, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Megan Sutter, Laiene Olabarrieta Landa, Amilkar Calderón Chagualá, Helmer Chacón Peralta, Gina Vergara Torres, Paul B. Perrin, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla Source Type: research

Test −Retest Reliability and Convergent Validity of Three Manual Dexterity Measures in Persons With Chronic Stroke
Decreased manual dexterity is common in persons after stroke. Different measures are used to assess manual dexterity, but a lack of knowledge exists about their reliability and how they are related.
Source: PM and R - March 10, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Elisabeth Ekstrand, Jan Lexell, Christina Brog årdh Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Comparing the Course of Mental Health Over the First Year After Stroke With Healthy Controls in Colombia, South America
Stroke is a primary cause of death and disability in upper-middle –income countries such as Colombia. Given the lack of comprehensive rehabilitation for stroke patients in Colombia, there is a need to assess longitudinal mental health problems poststroke in this region.
Source: PM and R - July 9, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Megan Sutter, Laiene Olabarrieta Landa, Amilkar Calder ón Chagualá, Helmer Chacón Peralta, Gina Vergara Torres, Paul B. Perrin, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Falls and Fear of Falling After Stroke: A Case-Control Study
Falls are common after stroke, with potentially serious consequences. Few investigations have included age-matched control participants to directly compare fall characteristics between older adults with and without stroke. Further, fear of falling, a significant psychological consequence of falls, has only been examined to a limited degree as a risk factor for future falls in a stroke population.
Source: PM and R - June 3, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hui-Ting Goh, Mohanasuntharaam Nadarajah, Norhamizan Binti Hamzah, Parimalaganthi Varadan, Maw Pin Tan Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Test −Retest Reliability and Convergent Validity of Three Manual Dexterity Measures in Persons With Chronic Stroke
Decreased manual dexterity is common in persons after stroke. Different measures are used to assess manual dexterity, but a lack of knowledge exists about their reliability and how they are related.
Source: PM and R - March 10, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Elisabeth Ekstrand, Jan Lexell, Christina Brog årdh Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Feasibility of Using Tetrax Biofeedback Video Games for Balance Training in Patients With Chronic Hemiplegic Stroke
Decreased weight bearing on the affected lower limb and poor weight shifting are common after a stroke occurs. The Tetrax biofeedback system is a center-of-pressure controlled video game system designed for patients with balance deficits. Although it is a commercial product, information about its clinical use for patients affected by stroke is limited.
Source: PM and R - March 8, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jen-Wen Hung, Min-Yuan Yu, Ku-Chou Chang, Hsuei-Chen Lee, Yen-Wei Hsieh, Po-Chih Chen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Effects of Combination of Robot-Assisted Therapy With Task-Specific or Impairment-Oriented Training on Motor Function and Quality of Life in Chronic Stroke
Robot-assisted therapy (RT) is a promising intervention for stroke rehabilitation. RT hybridized with therapist-mediated therapy (eg, RT plus task-specific or impairment-oriented training) may possibly yield functionally relevant improvements. A comparative study of the different combination regimens is needed.
Source: PM and R - January 21, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chung-shan Hung, Yu-wei Hsieh, Ching-yi Wu, Yi-ting Lin, Keh-chung Lin, Chia-ling Chen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research