Alice Nieuwboer

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Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Cueing training in the home improves gait-related mobility in Parkinson's disease: the RESCUE trial
    A Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 78:134-40. 2007
  2. pmc V-TIME: a treadmill training program augmented by virtual reality to decrease fall risk in older adults: study design of a randomized controlled trial
    Anat Mirelman
    Department of Neurology, Laboratory for Gait Analysis and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    BMC Neurol 13:15. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Cueing for freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease: a rehabilitation perspective
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Mov Disord 23:S475-81. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Upper limb movement interruptions are correlated to freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
    Eur J Neurosci 29:1422-30. 2009
  5. doi request reprint The challenge of evaluating freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease
    A Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Neurosurg 22:S16-8. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Does freezing in Parkinson's disease change limb coordination? A kinematic analysis
    Nieuwboer Alice
    Dept of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    J Neurol 254:1268-77. 2007
  7. doi request reprint The short-term effects of different cueing modalities on turn speed in people with Parkinson's disease
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23:831-6. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Reliability of the new freezing of gait questionnaire: agreement between patients with Parkinson's disease and their carers
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Gait Posture 30:459-63. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Motor learning in Parkinson's disease: limitations and potential for rehabilitation
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 15:S53-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Abnormalities and cue dependence of rhythmical upper-limb movements in Parkinson patients with freezing of gait
    Sarah Vercruysse
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:636-45. 2012

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Publications41

  1. pmc Cueing training in the home improves gait-related mobility in Parkinson's disease: the RESCUE trial
    A Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 78:134-40. 2007
    ..The Rehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease: Strategies for Cueing (RESCUE) trial investigated the effects of a home physiotherapy programme based on rhythmical cueing on gait and gait-related activity...
  2. pmc V-TIME: a treadmill training program augmented by virtual reality to decrease fall risk in older adults: study design of a randomized controlled trial
    Anat Mirelman
    Department of Neurology, Laboratory for Gait Analysis and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    BMC Neurol 13:15. 2013
    ..The proposed randomized controlled trial will evaluate the effects of treadmill training augmented with virtual reality on fall risk...
  3. doi request reprint Cueing for freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease: a rehabilitation perspective
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Mov Disord 23:S475-81. 2008
    ..Especially when attention is overloaded, the therapeutic window and the practical applicability of cueing seem more limited. These aspects need to be incorporated in the development of future cueing programs designed to alleviate FOG...
  4. doi request reprint Upper limb movement interruptions are correlated to freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
    Eur J Neurosci 29:1422-30. 2009
    ..Further study into upper limb movement breakdown is warranted to understand the parallel deficits that lead up to FOG...
  5. doi request reprint The challenge of evaluating freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease
    A Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Neurosurg 22:S16-8. 2008
    ..To ensure valid and reliable measurement of FOG, a combined methodology is recommended relying on tests of complex gait during the off-period together with a FOG-questionnaire, addressing severity and impact of freezing on daily life...
  6. ncbi request reprint Does freezing in Parkinson's disease change limb coordination? A kinematic analysis
    Nieuwboer Alice
    Dept of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    J Neurol 254:1268-77. 2007
    ..The side of the body where gait terminated before freezing was in most cases the side of symptom-dominance, but not consistently so...
  7. doi request reprint The short-term effects of different cueing modalities on turn speed in people with Parkinson's disease
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23:831-6. 2009
    ..Turning has been associated with instability, falls, and freezing in people with Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  8. doi request reprint Reliability of the new freezing of gait questionnaire: agreement between patients with Parkinson's disease and their carers
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Gait Posture 30:459-63. 2009
    ..87]). We conclude that the NFOG-Q is a reliable tool to detect and evaluate the impact and severity of FOG. Adding a video does not add to the sensitivity and specificity of FOG detection but influences the estimation of FOG severity...
  9. doi request reprint Motor learning in Parkinson's disease: limitations and potential for rehabilitation
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 15:S53-8. 2009
    ..Even so, the limitations of reduced flexibility, efficiency and increased context-specificity of motor learning in PD need to be taken into account...
  10. doi request reprint Abnormalities and cue dependence of rhythmical upper-limb movements in Parkinson patients with freezing of gait
    Sarah Vercruysse
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:636-45. 2012
    ..Freezing of gait (FOG) is a significant clinical problem in Parkinson disease (PD). Similar freezing-like episodes occur during finger movements, but little is known about ongoing motor problems during repetitive hand movements...
  11. doi request reprint External cueing improves motor imagery quality in patients with Parkinson disease
    Elke Heremans
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:27-35. 2012
    ..Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) are often profoundly slow in their performance of physical tasks, as well as in motor imagery (MI). This may limit the implementation and potential benefits of MI practice during rehabilitation...
  12. doi request reprint Validation of a screening battery to predict driving fitness in people with Parkinson's disease
    Hannes Devos
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
    Mov Disord 28:671-4. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to validate that screening battery in a different sample of PD drivers...
  13. doi request reprint Freezing in Parkinson's disease: a spatiotemporal motor disorder beyond gait
    Sarah Vercruysse
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Mov Disord 27:254-63. 2012
    ..These results may shift current thinking on the origins of freezing as being not exclusively a gait failure...
  14. ncbi request reprint Turning in Parkinson's disease patients and controls: the effect of auditory cues
    Anne Marie Willems
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Mov Disord 22:1871-8. 2007
    ..92 to 6.00%, P < 0.05). In summary: Cueing reduced the gait-timing variability during turning, but PwPD maintained a wider arc to turn compared with controls...
  15. doi request reprint Head-pelvis coupling is increased during turning in patients with Parkinson's disease and freezing of gait
    Joke Spildooren
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
    Mov Disord 28:619-25. 2013
    ..These changes may be attributed to delayed preparation for the change in walking direction and, as such, contribute to FOG. © 2013 Movement Disorder Society...
  16. doi request reprint Explaining freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease: motor and cognitive determinants
    Sarah Vercruysse
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Mov Disord 27:1644-51. 2012
    ..Nongait freezing, increased dopaminergic drug dose, cognitive deficits, and falls and balance problems are independent determinants of FOG in people with PD and may play a synergistic role in its manifestation...
  17. doi request reprint Freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease: the impact of dual-tasking and turning
    Joke Spildooren
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    Mov Disord 25:2563-70. 2010
    ..Turning is the most important trigger for freezing of gait (FOG) in Parkinson's disease (PD), and dual-tasking has been suggested to influence FOG as well...
  18. ncbi request reprint Time course of trunk, arm, leg, and functional recovery after ischemic stroke
    Geert Verheyden
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 22:173-9. 2008
    ..Patterns of recovery provide useful information concerning the potential of physical recovery over time and therefore the setting of realistic goals for rehabilitation programs...
  19. ncbi request reprint Validity of the trunk impairment scale as a measure of trunk performance in people with Parkinson's disease
    Geert Verheyden
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1304-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate construct validity of the Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) as a measure of trunk performance in Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  20. doi request reprint Determinants of fitness to drive in Huntington disease
    Hannes Devos
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Belgian Road Safety Institute, Brussels, Belgium
    Neurology 79:1975-82. 2012
    ..To identify the most accurate clinical predictors of fitness to drive (FTDr) in Huntington disease (HD)...
  21. doi request reprint Effect of simulator training on fitness-to-drive after stroke: a 5-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial
    Hannes Devos
    Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:843-50. 2010
    ..No long-term studies have been reported on the effect of training programs on driving after stroke...
  22. ncbi request reprint Trunk performance after stroke and the relationship with balance, gait and functional ability
    Geert Verheyden
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Rehabil 20:451-8. 2006
    ..Subjects: Fifty-one stroke patients, attending a rehabilitation programme, participated in the study...
  23. ncbi request reprint Clinical tools to measure trunk performance after stroke: a systematic review of the literature
    Geert Verheyden
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Rehabil 21:387-94. 2007
    ..To give a systematic review of clinical measurement scales used to assess trunk performance after stroke...
  24. doi request reprint Comparison of the effect of two driving retraining programs on on-road performance after stroke
    Hannes Devos
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Hospital Leuven Campus Pellenberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23:699-705. 2009
    ..Several driving retraining programs have been developed to improve driving skills after stroke. Those programs rely on different rehabilitation concepts...
  25. doi request reprint Driving and off-road impairments underlying failure on road testing in Parkinson's disease
    Hannes Devos
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit KU Leuven University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium National Advanced Driving Simulator, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA Department of Physical Therapy, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia, USA
    Mov Disord 28:1949-56. 2013
    ..These findings point to specific driving and off-road impairments that can be targeted in multimodal rehabilitation programs for drivers with PD. © 2013 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. ..
  26. doi request reprint Freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease: where are we now?
    Elke Heremans
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 13:350. 2013
    ..The finding that FOG reflects a combined motor and cognitive de-automatization deficit, which may not be sufficiently offset by executive control, probably acts as parallel mechanism...
  27. pmc Trunk performance after stroke: an eye catching predictor of functional outcome
    Geert Verheyden
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 78:694-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this multicentre study was to examine the predictive validity of the Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) and its subscales when predicting the Barthel Index score at 6 months after stroke...
  28. doi request reprint Motor imagery ability in patients with early- and mid-stage Parkinson disease
    Elke Heremans
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 25:168-77. 2011
    ..Up to now, however, it has been unclear whether this practice method can also be successfully applied in the rehabilitation of patients with Parkinson disease (PD)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of trunk assessment for people with multiple sclerosis
    Geert Verheyden
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Phys Ther 86:66-76. 2006
    ..This study was designed to determine the reliability and validity of scores on items of the trunk assessment of the Melsbroek Disability Scoring Test (MDST) and Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  30. doi request reprint Relearning of writing skills in Parkinson's disease: a literature review on influential factors and optimal strategies
    Evelien Nackaerts
    Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Group, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, B 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:349-57. 2013
    ..Finally, the knowledge on these topics is combined to propose an optimal strategy for relearning of writing skills in PD, a frequently reported motor deficit also known as micrographia...
  31. ncbi request reprint Electromyographic profiles of gait prior to onset of freezing episodes in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Groep T, Belgium
    Brain 127:1650-60. 2004
    ..The observed changes contribute to insufficient forward progression, deceleration and eventually a breakdown of movement...
  32. ncbi request reprint The Trunk Impairment Scale: a new tool to measure motor impairment of the trunk after stroke
    G Verheyden
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Rehabil 18:326-34. 2004
    ..The TIS scores, on a range from 0 to 23, static and dynamic sitting balance as well as trunk co-ordination. It also aims to score the quality of trunk movement and to be a guide for treatment...
  33. ncbi request reprint Discriminant ability of the Trunk Impairment Scale: A comparison between stroke patients and healthy individuals
    G Verheyden
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Disabil Rehabil 27:1023-8. 2005
    ..Further, the variables that had an influence on obtaining a high score on the TIS in healthy subjects were examined...
  34. doi request reprint Screening for fitness to drive after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    H Devos
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Neurology 76:747-56. 2011
    ..To identify the best determinants of fitness to drive after stroke, following a systematic review and meta-analysis...
  35. ncbi request reprint The use of rhythmic auditory cues to influence gait in patients with Parkinson's disease, the differential effect for freezers and non-freezers, an explorative study
    A M Willems
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Disabil Rehabil 28:721-8. 2006
    ..To study the effect of rhythmic auditory cues on gait in Parkinson's disease subjects with and without freezing and in controls...
  36. ncbi request reprint Predictors of fitness to drive in people with Parkinson disease
    H Devos
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tervuursevest 101, BE 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Neurology 69:1434-41. 2007
    ..To develop an efficient clinical screening battery to accurately predict the fitness to drive in people with Parkinson disease (PD)...
  37. ncbi request reprint The effect of a home physiotherapy program for persons with Parkinson's disease
    A Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    J Rehabil Med 33:266-72. 2001
    ..The results support application and development of the treatment concept and highlight that physiotherapy aimed at improving function in Parkinson's disease is best provided in the home situation...
  38. ncbi request reprint Abnormalities of the spatiotemporal characteristics of gait at the onset of freezing in Parkinson's disease
    A Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Mov Disord 16:1066-75. 2001
    ..Results suggest that freezing is caused by a combination of an increasing inability to generate stride length superimposed on a dyscontrol of the cadence of walking...
  39. ncbi request reprint Development of an activity scale for individuals with advanced Parkinson disease: reliability and "on-off" variability
    A Nieuwboer
    Neuromotor Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, University of Leuven, Tervuursevst 101, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Phys Ther 80:1087-96. 2000
    ..SSUBJECTS: Twenty-nine people with Parkinson disease and with disability and considerable disease duration (mean=11.7 years, SD=4.9, range=6-22) took part in the study...
  40. doi request reprint Characterizing freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease: models of an episodic phenomenon
    Alice Nieuwboer
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Mov Disord 28:1509-19. 2013
    ..The depletion of motor and cognitive reserves and an increasingly complex response to levodopa with disease progression will also have an impact on the emergence of FOG episodes...
  41. ncbi request reprint Time use of stroke patients in an intensive rehabilitation unit: a comparison between a Belgian and a Swiss setting
    W De Weerdt
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Disabil Rehabil 22:181-6. 2000
    ..Functional improvement after stroke has been related to the intensity of treatment. The present study was set up to observe how stroke patients spend their time in a rehabilitation unit...