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Ai Qing Song QS School of Information Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, No. 122 Luoshi Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan, 430070, Hubei, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
Low limb rehabilitation training is recognized as a very effective technique to facilitate body recovery. To make rehabilitation more efficient, we need to monitor the whole progress and detect how well the patient improves. The physician could make an optimal treatment plan according to the patient's improvement only when the ...
Davey Linda L Griffith University, - - 2014
Despite the ubiquity of theatre projects in prisons there has been little (published) discussion of the application of theatre to the theories of criminology or rehabilitation of offenders, and scant examination of the potential for criminological theories to inform theatre practice in criminal justice settings. This article seeks to address ...
Nathenson Paul A PA Integrative Health and Community Services, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, - - 2014
Our objectives in this article are to provide background and practical applications of the implementation of the new wellness standards developed by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The focus of rehabilitation in the stroke population ideally extends beyond maximizing functioning and prevention of further debilitation, by addressing ...
Christ Oliver O Institute Humans in Complex Systems, School of Applied Psychology, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwester Switzerland, 4600 Olten, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
This review introduces theoretical aspects of the rubber hand illusion (RHI) and virtual hand illusion (VHI), and discusses their possible clinical applications. It also presents technical improvements regarding the realization of the RHI and VHI and their relation to rehabilitation issues. There is presently little evidence describing the value of ...
James David D Southwest Pathology Services, Taunton, - - 2014
There is a requirement for accredited laboratories to participate in external quality assessment (EQA) schemes, but there is wide variation in understanding as to what is required by the laboratories and scheme providers in fulfilling this. This is not helped by a diversity of language used in connection with EQA; ...
Stourac Tracy - - 2014
A scorecard can provide much more than periodic measurements; it can actually serve as the 'hub' of a programme. By taking a strategic look at what one is trying to accomplish, using consistent messaging, following a flexible but defined process and creating an actionable report for the senior leadership, a ...
Sansam Kate K Academic Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, Level D, Martin Wing, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3EX, United Kingdom. - - 2014
Objective: Decision making within amputee rehabilitation includes the assessment of whether a patient is suitable for a prosthesis and if so, what components to provide. This study seeks to increase understanding about clinicians' perspectives on what factors influence these decisions. Method: One-to-one semi-structured interviews were completed with 23 experienced clinicians ...
Dunne Simon S School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University , Dublin , Ireland - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To explore the goal-related strategies employed by people following lower limb amputation using a framework based on the dual-process model of adaptive self-regulation. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 individuals with a lower limb amputation. Results: Theoretical thematic analysis identified four broad assimilative/goal pursuit strategies; internal resource ...
Dasgupta Rajib R Center of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Correspondence to: Dr Rajib Dasgupta, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, JNU, New Delhi 110 067, India. - - 2014
Madhya Pradesh has made remarkable progress in facility based management of severe acute malnutrition, and has developed a model that is being replicated in many states. India has uniquely high prevalence of both stunting and wasting, implying that both severe acute malnutrition and severe chronic malnutrition co-exist. This study sought ...
Cimolin Veronica V Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Instrumented 3D-gait analysis (3D-GA) is an important method used to obtain information that is crucial for establishing the level of functional limitation due to pathology, observing its evolution over time and evaluating rehabilitative intervention effects. However, a typical 3D-GA evaluation produces a vast amount of data, and despite its objectivity, ...
Limond J J a CoRaL Psychology Ltd , Glasgow , - - 2014
The need for post-acute neurorehabilitation after childhood acquired brain injury is increasingly recognized but recent reviews highlight the limited evidence-base and lack of a neuropsychological treatment model. Evidence from different fields was reviewed to inform the development of a pediatric neurocognitive interventions (PNI) model. The review included literature from child ...
Rezaeian Mohsen M Department of Social Medicine, Occupational Environmental Research Center, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran. - - 2014
Self-immolation is a fatal and devastating method of committing suicide used around the world. The chief aim of the present article is to look at the trend of indexed papers in PubMed covering different aspects of self-immolation. PubMed search engine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) was searched by using six keywords i.e. "self-immolation", "self-inflicted ...
Fang Juan J Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf, - - 2014
In order to promote gait restoration in patients who cannot maintain an upright position in the early post-injury phase, a Gait Orthosis for Early Rehabilitation was proposed for supine stepping. Although supine stepping can generate lower-limb joint trajectories which are close to normal gait, the inter-segmental dynamics of supine stepping ...
Dijkers Marcel P MP Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Electronic address: - - 2014
This article introduces the Archives supplement presenting a conceptual framework for the creation of a rehabilitation treatment taxonomy (RTT). It describes the key theoretical and empirical articles and their role, and the commentaries that were solicited. More importantly, based on feedback received to date, it sketches what the RTT is ...
Fasoli Susan E SE Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI; Brown University, Providence, RI. Electronic address: - - 2014
Clinician feedback and thought processes about treatment classification and description will aid development of the rehabilitation treatment taxonomy (RTT) presented in this supplement. Here, we discuss comparisons between the proposed RTT and an inductive practice-based evidence (PBE) model used to describe rehabilitation treatments. Interviews with clinicians well versed with PBE ...
Hart Tessa T Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Elkins Park, PA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Rehabilitation is in need of an organized system or taxonomy for classifying treatments to aid in research, practice, training, and interdisciplinary communication. In this article, we describe a work-in-progress effort to create a rehabilitation treatment taxonomy (RTT) for classifying rehabilitation interventions by the underlying treatment theories that explain their effects. ...
Hoenig Helen H Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham, NC; and Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Electronic address: - - 2014
This article uses a historical framework to review the rehabilitation treatment taxonomy (RTT). The needs and challenges in creating a comprehensive classification system for rehabilitation treatments are identified based on review of (1) the development of other biological classification systems and (2) the historical foundations for rehabilitation and related theoretical ...
Qi Yongbin - - 2014
In this paper, a new method for measuring and monitoring human body joint angles, which uses wearable ultrawideband (UWB) transceivers mounted on body segments, is proposed and investigated. The model is based on providing a high ranging accuracy (intersensor distance) between a pair of transceivers placed on the adjacent segments ...
Ma Irene Wy IW Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Canada ; W21C, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, T2N 4N1 Calgary, AB - - 2014
Central venous catheterization is a complex procedural skill. This study evaluates existing published tools on this procedure and systematically summarizes key competencies for the assessment of this technical skill. Using a previously published meta-analysis search strategy, we conducted a systematic review of published assessment tools using the electronic databases PubMed, ...
Salazar Antonio J AJ INESC Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Porto, Portugal Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, - - 2014
Background: An increasingly aging society and consequently rising number of patients with poststroke-related neurological dysfunctions are forcing the rehabilitation field to adapt to ever-growing demands. Although clinical reasoning within rehabilitation is dependent on patient movement performance analysis, current strategies for monitoring rehabilitation progress are based on subjective time-consuming assessment scales, ...
Lahtinen Marjaana M CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Marjaana Lahtinen, Chief Specialist, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, marjaana.lahtinen@ttl.fi; +358 - - 2014
The aim of this article is to describe a set of participatory methods that we have either developed or modified for developing future work and service environments to better suit renewable rehabilitation processes. We discuss the methods in a larger framework of change process model and participatory design. Rehabilitation organizations ...
Nogueira Samuel L SL Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, SP 13566-590, Brazil. - - 2014
In this paper, we deal with Markov Jump Linear Systems-based filtering applied to robotic rehabilitation. The angular positions of an impedance-controlled exoskeleton, designed to help stroke and spinal cord injured patients during walking rehabilitation, are estimated. Standard position estimate approaches adopt Kalman filters (KF) to improve the performance of inertial ...
Hole E E Department of Physiotherapy, University of Birmingham, 52 Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, - - 2014
Background and Purpose. Patient experience is increasingly being recognised as a key health outcome due to its positive correlation with quality of life and treatment compliance. The aim of this study was to create a model of how patient's experiences of rehabilitation after stroke influence their outcome. Methods. A metaethnography ...
Steins Dax D Movement Science Group, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. - - 2014
Integrating rehabilitation services through wearable systems has the potential to accurately assess the type, intensity, duration, and quality of movement necessary for procuring key outcome measures. This review aims to explore wearable accelerometry-based technology (ABT) capable of assessing mobility-related functional activities intended for rehabilitation purposes in community settings for neurological ...
Casamassima Filippo F Micrel Lab, DEI, University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. - - 2014
In this paper, a system for gait training and rehabilitation for Parkinson's disease (PD) patients in a daily life setting is presented. It is based on a wearable architecture aimed at the provision of real-time auditory feedback. Recent studies have, in fact, shown that PD patients can receive benefit from ...
Luthi François F Department for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Clinique romande de réadaptation suvacare, Sion, Switzerland; Institut de Recherche en Réadaptation, Clinique romande de réadaptation suvacare, Sion, Switzerland; Hôpital Orthopédique, Département de l'Appareil Locomoteur, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, - - 2014
Workers with persistent disabilities after orthopaedic trauma may need occupational rehabilitation. Despite various risk profiles for non-return-to-work (non-RTW), there is no available predictive model. Moreover, injured workers may have various origins (immigrant workers), which may either affect their return to work or their eligibility for research purposes. The aim of ...
Gerrard Paul P Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital , Wellesley, MA , - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: This manuscript seeks to explain why applications of item response theory (IRT) and factor analytic methods provide evidence of validity, and why for the same reasons that they provide evidence of validity, they can advance substantive knowledge. Methods: A narrative review of the psychometrics literature and disability literature ...
King Gillian - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: The aim was to examine the leisure activity setting experiences of two groups of youth with severe disabilities - those with complex continuing care (CCC) needs and those who have little functional speech and communicate using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Method: Twelve youth took part in a ...
Boughton David A - - 2013
A strategy for recovering endangered species during climate change is to restore ecosystem processes that moderate effects of climate shifts. In mid-latitudes, storm patterns may shift their intensity, duration, and frequency. These shifts threaten flooding in human communities and reduce migration windows (conditions suitable for migration after a storm) for ...
Mohamed Kasim K Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Room 8, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, 600116. - - 2013
The purpose of this article was to compare the accuracy of a new impression technique, the triple-layer impression technique (TLIT), with the conventional impression technique (CIT) to fabricate an auricular prosthesis. Fifteen male subjects (aged 22-45 yr) were selected. Ten markings were made on the subject's ear (super aurale [sa], ...
Liu Hsin-Yi - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Powered seating functions (PSFs) provide powered wheelchair users an independent means to adjust posture dynamically. To facilitate the best use of PSFs in daily living, we conducted this structured interview study to develop a preliminary user guide to provide "take-home" information to powered wheelchair users. Method: An internally ...
Scholten Lisa - - 2013
To overcome the difficulties of strategic asset management of water distribution networks, a pipe failure and a rehabilitation model are combined to predict the long-term performance of rehabilitation strategies. Bayesian parameter estimation is performed to calibrate the failure and replacement model based on a prior distribution inferred from three large ...
Borton David - - 2013
Decades of technological developments have populated the field of neuroprosthetics with myriad replacement strategies, neuromodulation therapies, and rehabilitation procedures to improve the quality of life for individuals with neuromotor disorders. Despite the few but impressive clinical successes, and multiple breakthroughs in animal models, neuroprosthetic technologies remain mainly confined to sophisticated ...
Gaunaurd Ignacio A - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the possible relationship between factors modifiable by rehabilitation interventions (rehabilitation factors), other factors related to lower-limb loss (other factors), and high-level mobility as measured by the Comprehensive High-Level Activity Mobility Predictor (CHAMP) in servicemembers (SMs) with traumatic lower-limb loss. One-hundred eighteen male ...
MadoĊ„ski R - - 2013
The paper presents an application of a special case of an Active Disturbance Rejection Controller (ADRC) in governing a proper realization of basic limb rehabilitation trainings. The experimental study is performed on a model of a flexible joint manipulator, whose behavior resembles a real robotic rehabilitation device. The multidimensional character ...
Kulon Janusz - - 2013
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to present the design and implementation of a novel rule-based algorithm for the classification of sitting postures in the sagittal plane. The research focused on individuals with severe musculoskeletal problems and, thus, specific requirements for posture and pressure management. Clients' body shapes were ...
Antos Stephen A - - 2013
For rehabilitation and diagnoses, an understanding of patient activities and movements is important. Modern smartphones have built in accelerometers which promise to enable quantifying minute-by-minute what patients do (e.g. walk or sit). Such a capability could inform recommendations of physical activities and improve medical diagnostics. However, a major problem is ...
Bollhöfer Andreas - - 2013
Knowing the baseline level of radioactivity in areas naturally enriched in radionuclides is important in the uranium mining context to assess radiation doses to humans and the environment both during and after mining. This information is particularly useful in rehabilitation planning and developing closure criteria for uranium mines as only ...
Placidi Giuseppe - - 2013
Post-stroke patients and people suffering from hand diseases often need rehabilitation therapy. The recovery of original skills, when possible, is closely related to the frequency, quality, and duration of rehabilitative therapy. Rehabilitation gloves are tools used both to facilitate rehabilitation and to control improvements by an evaluation system. Mechanical gloves ...
Fang Juan - - 2013
Generating a natural foot trajectory is an important objective in robotic systems for rehabilitation of walking. Human walking has pendular properties, so the pendulum model of walking has been used in bipedal robots which produce rhythmic gait patterns. Whether natural foot trajectories can be produced by the pendulum model needs ...
Riesenberg Lee Ann - - 2013
Femoral venous catheterization is a common, invasive procedure, which may lead to serious complications. Validated checklists are central to teaching and assessing procedural skills and may result in improved health care quality. The results of the first step of the validation of a femoral venous catheterization checklist are described. A ...
Guerrero Pertíñez G - - 2013
The incidence of neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders has increased in recent years, and similarly, the number of technological tools facilitating neuropsychological rehabilitation for family members and therapists has also grown. The purpose of this article is to describe some of these tools and indicate the needs they cover. ...
Hunt Anne W - - 2013
Impairments in executive function, self-regulation and attribution individually have been implicated in impairment in goal-directed behaviour, resulting in reduced participation in daily activities by individuals with brain injury. There is minimal literature that explicitly addresses the relationships among these constructs, how these may be affected by brain injury and the ...
Egger C - - 2013
Accurate predictions of future conditions of sewer systems are needed for efficient rehabilitation planning. For this purpose, a range of sewer deterioration models has been proposed which can be improved by calibration with observed sewer condition data. However, if datasets lack historical records, calibration requires a combination of deterioration and ...
Augusti Davide - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate the preference of a patients' population, according to the index of willingness to pay (WTP), against two treatments to restore a single-tooth gap: the implant-supported crown (ISC) and the 3-unit fixed partial denture prosthesis (FPDP) on natural teeth. Willingness to pay values ...
Luu Trieu Phat - - 2013
Robotics is gaining its popularity in gait rehabilitation. Gait pattern planning is important to ensure that the gait patterns induced by robotic systems are tailored to each individual and varying walking speed. Most research groups planned gait patterns for their robotics systems based on Clinical Gait Analysis (CGA) data. The ...
Daker-White Gavin - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To synthesize published qualitative studies concerning the lived experience of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To compare the conceptual features of qualitative studies covering two different time periods. Methods: In 2002, 24 items published 1975-2001 were identified in comprehensive literature searches and assessed by multiple reviewers. In 2010, the first ...
Kim Tae Jin - - 2013
Although inflow/infiltration (I/I) is one of the main factors used to decrease efficiency in sewer capacity and wastewater treatment, due to budget constraints, it is sampled only at the outlet point. Accordingly, the rehabilitation orders of defected sewers are determined for each drainage area without the consideration of I/I in ...
Madden Rosamond H - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To examine the relevance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to CBR monitoring and evaluation by investigating the relationship between the ICF and information in published CBR monitoring and evaluation reports. Method: A three-stage literature search and analysis method was employed. Studies were identified ...
Aminiazar Wahab - - 2013
There is an increasing trend in using robots for medical purposes. One specific area is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is one of the non-drug treatments in community health which means the restoration of the abilities to maximize independence. It is a prolonged work and costly labor. On the other hand, by using ...
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