Summary: Restoration of human functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from disease or injury.

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  1. ncbi Systematic reviews on rehabilitation interventions
    Helen H Handoll
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:875. 2006
  2. ncbi Management of Adult Stroke Rehabilitation Care: a clinical practice guideline
    Pamela W Duncan
    Stroke 36:e100-43. 2005
  3. ncbi Activity-promoting gaming systems in exercise and rehabilitation
    Matthew J D Taylor
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Science, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, UK
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:1171-86. 2011
  4. ncbi Accelerometers in rehabilitation medicine for older adults
    K M Culhane
    Biomedical Electronics Laboratory, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Age Ageing 34:556-60. 2005
  5. pmc The use of fiber Bragg grating sensors in biomechanics and rehabilitation applications: the state-of-the-art and ongoing research topics
    Ebrahim Al-Fakih
    Center for Applied Biomechanics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Sensors (Basel) 12:12890-926. 2012
  6. ncbi A critical review of the concept of patient motivation in the literature on physical rehabilitation
    N Maclean
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Guy s King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 50:495-506. 2000
  7. ncbi Preference heterogeneity and choice of cardiac rehabilitation program: results from a discrete choice experiment
    Trine Kjaer
    Health Economics, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Winsløwsvej 9B, 1, 5000 Odense C, Denmark
    Health Policy 85:124-32. 2008
  8. doi Efficacy of perceptive rehabilitation in the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain through a new tool: a randomized clinical study
    Giovanni Morone
    Movement and Brain Laboratory, Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
    Clin Rehabil 26:339-50. 2012
  9. doi Developing and evaluating prediction models in rehabilitation populations
    Ronald T Seel
    Crawford Research Institute and Brain Injury Program, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:S138-53. 2012
  10. doi Taking a lesson from patients' recovery strategies to optimize training during robot-aided rehabilitation
    Roberto Colombo
    Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Service of Rehabilitation Engineering, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 20:276-85. 2012

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  1. ncbi Systematic reviews on rehabilitation interventions
    Helen H Handoll
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:875. 2006
  2. ncbi Management of Adult Stroke Rehabilitation Care: a clinical practice guideline
    Pamela W Duncan
    Stroke 36:e100-43. 2005
  3. ncbi Activity-promoting gaming systems in exercise and rehabilitation
    Matthew J D Taylor
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Science, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, UK
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:1171-86. 2011
    Commercial activity-promoting gaming systems provide a potentially attractive means to facilitate exercise and rehabilitation. The Nintendo Wii, Sony EyeToy, Dance Dance Revolution, and Xbox Kinect are examples of gaming systems that use ..
  4. ncbi Accelerometers in rehabilitation medicine for older adults
    K M Culhane
    Biomedical Electronics Laboratory, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Age Ageing 34:556-60. 2005
    ..Accelerometers have many potential uses in monitoring of patients in rehabilitation. They provide an added objective and quantitative dimension to gait analysis when combined with clinical ..
  5. pmc The use of fiber Bragg grating sensors in biomechanics and rehabilitation applications: the state-of-the-art and ongoing research topics
    Ebrahim Al-Fakih
    Center for Applied Biomechanics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Sensors (Basel) 12:12890-926. 2012
    ..fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) are becoming increasingly attractive for sensing applications in biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering due to their advantageous properties like small size, light weight, biocompatibility, chemical ..
  6. ncbi A critical review of the concept of patient motivation in the literature on physical rehabilitation
    N Maclean
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Guy s King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 50:495-506. 2000
    b>Rehabilitation professionals have long suspected that a patient's motivation plays an important role in determining the outcome of therapy, despite the lack of a clear definition of the phenomenon...
  7. ncbi Preference heterogeneity and choice of cardiac rehabilitation program: results from a discrete choice experiment
    Trine Kjaer
    Health Economics, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Winsløwsvej 9B, 1, 5000 Odense C, Denmark
    Health Policy 85:124-32. 2008
    This paper focuses on the elicitation of patients' preferences for cardiac rehabilitation activities from a discrete choice experiment using a mixed model...
  8. doi Efficacy of perceptive rehabilitation in the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain through a new tool: a randomized clinical study
    Giovanni Morone
    Movement and Brain Laboratory, Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
    Clin Rehabil 26:339-50. 2012
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of a perceptive rehabilitative approach, based on a new device, with regard to pain and disability in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain...
  9. doi Developing and evaluating prediction models in rehabilitation populations
    Ronald T Seel
    Crawford Research Institute and Brain Injury Program, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:S138-53. 2012
    This article presents a 3-part framework for developing and evaluating prediction models in rehabilitation populations...
  10. doi Taking a lesson from patients' recovery strategies to optimize training during robot-aided rehabilitation
    Roberto Colombo
    Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Service of Rehabilitation Engineering, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 20:276-85. 2012
    ..This study presents a Progressive Task Regulation algorithm implemented in a robot for upper limb rehabilitation. It evaluates the patient's performance during training through the computation of robot-measured parameters, ..
  11. pmc Strategies for stroke rehabilitation
    Bruce H Dobkin
    Neurologic Rehabilitation and Research Program, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, USA
    Lancet Neurol 3:528-36. 2004
    b>Rehabilitation after hemiplegic stroke has typically relied on the training of patients in compensatory strategies. The translation of neuroscientific research into care has led to new approaches and renewed promise for better outcomes...
  12. pmc ICU-acquired weakness: what is preventing its rehabilitation in critically ill patients?
    Christie M Lee
    Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med 10:115. 2012
    ..The purpose of this article is to briefly review the diagnosis, risk factors, and management of ICUAW, and to discuss some of the barriers and novel treatments to improve outcomes for our ICU survivors...
  13. pmc A study protocol of a randomised controlled trial incorporating a health economic analysis to investigate if additional allied health services for rehabilitation reduce length of stay without compromising patient outcomes
    Nicholas F Taylor
    Eastern Health, 5 Arnold Street, Box Hill, Victoria, 3128, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:308. 2010
    ..Preliminary information suggests additional Saturday rehabilitation services could reduce the time a patient stays in hospital by three days...
  14. ncbi Effects of intensity of rehabilitation after stroke. A research synthesis
    G Kwakkel
    Department of Physical Therapy, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Stroke 28:1550-6. 1997
    ..performed to (1) critically review controlled studies evaluating effects of different intensities of stroke rehabilitation in terms of disabilities and impairments and (2) quantify patterns by calculating summary effect sizes...
  15. ncbi Qualitative methodology for rehabilitation research
    Ann Ohman
    Epidemiology and Public Health Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 37:273-80. 2005 discussions or participant observations, in order to gain a deeper understanding of health, illness and rehabilitation. It can be used in combination with quantitative studies, but also as a research method of its own...
  16. doi Religiousness affects mental health, pain and quality of life in older people in an outpatient rehabilitation setting
    Giancarlo Lucchetti
    São Paulo Medical Spiritist Association, Brazil and Service of Geriatrics, Santa Casa of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Rehabil Med 43:316-22. 2011
    To evaluate the relationship between religiousness and mental health, hospitalization, pain, disability and quality of life in older adults from an outpatient rehabilitation setting in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  17. doi Is physical rehabilitation for older people in long-term care effective? Findings from a systematic review
    Anne Forster
    Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, University of Leeds, Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 6RJ, UK
    Age Ageing 39:169-75. 2010
    to determine the effects of physical rehabilitation for older people resident in long-term care.
  18. ncbi Physical activity and exercise recommendations for stroke survivors: an American Heart Association scientific statement from the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Subcommittee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention; the Council on Cardiovascula
    Neil F Gordon
    Stroke 35:1230-40. 2004
  19. ncbi Reconsidering the motor recovery plateau in stroke rehabilitation
    Stephen J Page
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, and Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Graduate Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1377-81. 2004
    Termination of motor rehabilitation is often recommended as patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA) become more chronic and/or when they fail to respond positively to motor rehabilitation (commonly termed a "plateau")...
  20. pmc Clinical practice. Rehabilitation after stroke
    Bruce H Dobkin
    Department of Neurology, the Neurologic Rehabilitation and Research Program, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1677-84. 2005
  21. ncbi Can individualized rehabilitation improve functional independence in elderly patients with COPD?
    Louise Sewell
    Institute for Lung Health, Department of Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Surgery, Occupational Therapist Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Group, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom
    Chest 128:1194-200. 2005
    The aims of this study were to establish whether pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves domestic function and daily activity levels in COPD and whether individually targeted exercise is more effective than general exercise.
  22. doi Physical rehabilitation for older people in long-term care
    Tom Crocker
    Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Bradford, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD004294. 2013
    ..Physical rehabilitation is beneficial in older people, but relatively little is known about effects on long-term care residents...
  23. pmc Development and feasibility of a smartphone, ECG and GPS based system for remotely monitoring exercise in cardiac rehabilitation
    Charles Worringham
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e14669. 2011
    Despite its efficacy and cost-effectiveness, exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is undertaken by less than one-third of clinically eligible cardiac patients in every country for which data is available...
  24. doi Reference trajectory generation for rehabilitation robots: complementary limb motion estimation
    Heike Vallery
    Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 17:23-30. 2009
    For gait rehabilitation robots, an important question is how to ensure stable gait, while avoiding any interaction forces between robot and human in case the patient walks correctly...
  25. doi Pulmonary rehabilitation in the United Kingdom
    Am Yohannes
    Department of Health Professions, Manchester Metropolitan University, Elizabeth Gaskell Campus, UK
    Chron Respir Dis 8:193-9. 2011
    We audited the UK provision of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the quality of the programmes provided against national standards...
  26. ncbi Use of time by stroke patients: a comparison of four European rehabilitation centers
    Liesbet De Wit
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Stroke 36:1977-83. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to identify differences in the use of time by stroke patients in 4 rehabilitation centers in 4 European countries.
  27. doi Survey of the reporting characteristics of systematic reviews in rehabilitation
    Silvia Gianola
    S Gianola, PT, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IRCCS, Orthopedic Institute Galeazzi, Via R Galeazzi, 4 20161 Milan, Italy
    Phys Ther 93:1456-66. 2013 (SRs) have become increasingly important for informing clinical practice; however, little is known about the reporting characteristics and the quality of the SRs relevant to the practice of rehabilitation health professionals.
  28. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of early supported discharge and continued rehabilitation at home after stroke: five-year follow-up of patient outcome
    Ann Mari Thorsén
    Division of Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Stroke 36:297-303. 2005
    The optimal organization of rehabilitation services after discharge from a stroke unit has not been determined...
  29. ncbi Goal setting in neurological rehabilitation: patients' perspectives
    R C Holliday
    Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 29:389-94. 2007
    Goal setting has been described as the core skill of rehabilitation professionals, but there is little information about patients understanding of goal setting...
  30. pmc Biofeedback in rehabilitation
    Oonagh M Giggins
    CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 10:60. 2013
    This paper reviews the literature relating to the biofeedback used in physical rehabilitation. The biofeedback methods used in rehabilitation are based on biomechanical measurements and measurements of the physiological systems of the ..
  31. doi Function after spinal treatment, exercise, and rehabilitation: cost-effectiveness analysis based on a randomized controlled trial
    Stephen Morris
    Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:1807-14. 2011
    ..Cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a factorial randomized controlled trial...
  32. ncbi Length and clinical effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation in outpatients with chronic airway obstruction
    Giuseppina Rossi
    Fondazione Villa Pineta, and University of Modena Reggio Emilia, Division of Pneumology and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Pavullo MO, Italy
    Chest 127:105-9. 2005
    To assess the clinical effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) after 10 or 20 consecutive sessions in outpatients with chronic airway obstruction (CAO).
  33. doi Effect of viewing angle on arm reaching while standing in a virtual environment: potential for virtual rehabilitation
    K I Ustinova
    Department of Physical Therapy, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 133:180-90. 2010
    ..These results can be used in designing virtual reality games, in ergonomic design, teleoperation training, and in designing virtual rehabilitation programs that re-train functional movement in vulnerable individuals.
  34. doi Left-hand somatosensory stimulation combined with visual scanning training in rehabilitation for post-stroke hemineglect: a randomised, double-blind study
    Katarzyna Polanowska
    2nd Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 19:364-82. 2009
    ..Their visuo-spatial neglect was assessed twice, prior to the rehabilitation programme and on its completion, using cancellation tests and a letter-reading task...
  35. doi Individual finger synchronized robot-assisted hand rehabilitation in subacute to chronic stroke: a prospective randomized clinical trial of efficacy
    Chang Ho Hwang
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Republic of Korea
    Clin Rehabil 26:696-704. 2012
    To evaluate individual finger synchronized robot-assisted hand rehabilitation in stroke patients.
  36. ncbi Using SBAR to communicate falls risk and management in inter-professional rehabilitation teams
    Angie Andreoli
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto Rehab, Toronto, Ontario
    Healthc Q 13:94-101. 2010
    ..the adapted Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) tool for use on two inter-professional rehabilitation teams for the specific priority issue of falls prevention and management...
  37. ncbi Measuring quality of life in chronic illness: the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy measurement system
    David Cella
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:S10-7. 2002
    ..Future directions in HRQOL assessment include test equating, item banking, and computerized adaptive testing...
  38. ncbi Rehabilitation of cancer patients - research perspectives
    Christoffer Johansen
    Department of Psychosocial Cancer Research, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Acta Oncol 46:441-5. 2007
    b>Rehabilitation of cancer patients include a broad range of activities aimed at information, counselling, advices on possible change of lifestyle and behaviour, psychological support, social welfare questions, ways of coping with side-..
  39. doi Community-based rehabilitation programme as a model for task-shifting
    Suraya Dawad
    Health Economics and HIV AIDS Research Division HEARD, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4001 South Africa
    Disabil Rehabil 33:1997-2005. 2011
    ..article explores some of the implications of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) initiated community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programme, for HIV-related task-shifting programmes which have been recommended by the World Health ..
  40. doi Goal setting and action planning in the rehabilitation setting: development of a theoretically informed practice framework
    Lesley Scobbie
    Alliance for Self Care Research, University of Stirling and ReACH Team, NHS Forth Valley, UK
    Clin Rehabil 25:468-82. 2011
    Setting and achieving goals is fundamental to rehabilitation practice but has been criticized for being a-theoretical and the key components of replicable goal-setting interventions are not well established.
  41. doi [Success factors of work-related orthopaedic rehabilitation]
    M Bethge
    Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 50:145-51. 2011
    Work-related rehabilitation has for several years been gaining greater importance in orthopaedic rehabilitation...
  42. doi HandTutor™ enhanced hand rehabilitation after stroke--a pilot study
    Eli Carmeli
    Physical Therapy Department, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Physiother Res Int 16:191-200. 2011
    This study assessed the potential therapeutic benefi t of using HandTutor™ in combination with traditional rehabilitation in a post-stroke sub-acute population...
  43. doi [A profile of requirements for the performance of work related medical rehabilitation from the perspective of the statutory pension insurance]
    M Streibelt
    Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund, Abteilung Rehabilitation, Berlin
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 50:160-7. 2011
    Work-related medical rehabilitation (Work MR) is a specific part of medical rehabilitation, which is well-established and broadly investigated...
  44. doi Developing post-disaster physical rehabilitation: role of the World Health Organization Liaison Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation Disaster Relief of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
    James Gosney
    International Rehabilitation Forum Emergency Rehabilitation Work Group, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Rehabil Med 43:965-8. 2011
    This special report presents the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) Liaison Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation Disaster Relief (CRDR) of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) in developing an ..
  45. pmc Engaging the hearts and minds of clinicians in outcome measurement - the UK Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative approach
    Lynne Turner-Stokes
    King s College London School of Medicine, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 34:1871-9. 2012
    This article explores the rationale for choosing the instruments included within the UK Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative (UKROC) data set...
  46. doi Subcutaneous methylnaltrexone for treatment of acute opioid-induced constipation: phase 2 study in rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery
    Lucas Anissian
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 71130 3932, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:67-72. 2012
    ..Methylnaltrexone has been shown to be effective for treating opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in chronic settings, but its effects on acute OIC have not been studied...
  47. pmc Closing the osteoporosis care gap: increased osteoporosis awareness among geriatrics and rehabilitation teams
    Derek A Haaland
    McMaster University, Department of Medicine, Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 9:28. 2009
    ..patients admitted with fragility hip fractures, and to assess differences in these rates since the outset of the multipronged "Fracture? Think Osteoporosis" (FTOP) Program, which includes education of geriatrics and rehabilitation teams.
  48. pmc Standardizing the intensity of upper limb treatment in rehabilitation medicine
    A C Wallace
    UCL Institute of Neurology, Sobell Department, London, UK
    Clin Rehabil 24:471-8. 2010
    ..To describe a treatment protocol for the upper limb that standardizes intensity of therapy input regardless of the severity of presentation...
  49. ncbi The design and implementation of a restorative care model for home care
    D I Baker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Gerontologist 41:257-63. 2001
    ..The increasing demand for geriatric home-based care makes it timely to examine how the existing system can become most effective and efficient in promoting the functional outcomes of older patients...
  50. ncbi Nutritional status and clinical outcomes of older patients in rehabilitation
    S A Neumann
    Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Flinders University, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia
    J Hum Nutr Diet 18:129-36. 2005
    Malnutrition is associated with poor outcomes in older adults and those admitted to rehabilitation may be particularly at risk. Objective To assess the nutritional status and outcomes of older adults in rehabilitation.
  51. doi System-level factors and use of cardiac rehabilitation
    Deborah Gurewich
    Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:380-5. 2008
    ..benefits, only 10% to 20% of eligible candidates in the United States currently use formal cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services...
  52. doi When East meets Wests: community-based rehabilitation in Chinese communities
    Eva Yin Han Chung
    SAHK, Home Based Rehabilitation Service, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Disabil Rehabil 33:697-705. 2011
    Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) has been practiced in mainland China for over three decades...
  53. pmc Challenges and recommendations for placebo controls in randomized trials in physical and rehabilitation medicine: a report of the international placebo symposium working group
    Felipe Fregni
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89:160-72. 2010
    Compared with other specialties, the field of physical and rehabilitation medicine has not received the deserved recognition from clinicians and researchers in the scientific community...
  54. doi Economic evaluation of a geriatric rehabilitation programme: a randomized controlled trial
    Sari Kehusmaa
    Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Research Department, Turku, Finland
    J Rehabil Med 42:949-55. 2010
    Cost-effectiveness of a geriatric rehabilitation programme.
  55. doi New clinical end points in rehabilitation medicine: tools for measuring quality of life
    Richard T Abresch
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 26:483-92. 2009
    Traditional clinical end points in rehabilitation medicine have centered on objective measures of human performance, including quantitative muscle strength testing, functional independence measurements (FIM), and timed motor performance (..
  56. ncbi Wheelchair charity: a useless benevolence in community-based rehabilitation
    Goutam Mukherjee
    Department of Occupation Health, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Calcutta, India
    Disabil Rehabil 27:591-6. 2005
    ..distributed to persons with dysfunctioning lower limbs for independent ambulation in community-based rehabilitation. The purpose of the present study was to survey the fate of the donated WCs and the difficulties encountered ..
  57. ncbi Nutritional screening and perceived health in a group of geriatric rehabilitation patients
    Ulrika Söderhamn
    Division of Nursing Science, Department of Medicine and Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Clin Nurs 16:1997-2006. 2007
    ..using the Nutritional Form For the Elderly and relate the results to perceived health in a group of geriatric rehabilitation patients; and (ii) to compare the screening results and nurses' nutritional notes in the nursing documentation.
  58. ncbi Developing the nurse's role in rehabilitation
    Gary Low
    Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
    Nurs Stand 17:33-8. 2003
    This article reviews literature on developing the role of nurses in rehabilitation. It explains why the nurse's role in rehabilitation should be allowed to develop, and suggests ways that nurses might achieve their potential in this field...
  59. doi Family-centered theory: origins, development, barriers, and supports to implementation in rehabilitation medicine
    Elena L Bamm
    School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1618-24. 2008
    ..The article also provides the foundation, and proposes questions, for future research...
  60. doi Trends in the rehabilitation therapist workforce in underserved areas: 1980-2000
    Richard D Wilson
    Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Medical Center, Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    J Rural Health 25:26-32. 2009
    There is little information about how increases in the rehabilitation therapist workforce have been distributed over the nation. There is evidence that rural areas continue to face a shortage of trained rehabilitation providers...
  61. ncbi Beyond function: predicting participation in a rehabilitation cohort
    Alan M Jette
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:2087-94. 2005
    To monitor participation in a rehabilitation cohort and to identify determinants of change during a 12-month period posthospitalization following the onset of one of several major disabling conditions.
  62. ncbi Rehabilitation medicine summit: building research capacity
    Walter R Frontera
    Harvard Medical School Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 21:1-7. 2006
    The general objective of the "Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity" was to advance and promote research in medical rehabilitation by making recommendations to expand research capacity...
  63. ncbi Child rehabilitation refusal: why it happens and possible strategies to avoid it
    M Chiappedi
    Department of Rehabilitation, Santa Maria alle Fonti Medical Center, Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Salice Terme, Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 45:487-92. 2009
    ..There is limited literature concerning how to prevent this, serving the child's best interest, and the existing is mainly focused on legal implications...
  64. doi Stroke rehabilitation 2009: old chestnuts and new insights
    Lalit Kalra
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Academic Neurosciences Centre, King s College London, London, England
    Stroke 41:e88-90. 2010
    The past year has continued to see growth in stroke rehabilitation literature, ranging from important insights into the basic science of stroke recovery to broader multidisciplinary aspects aimed at improving global quality of life in ..
  65. ncbi A brief review of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
    Karen S G Chua
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 36:31-42. 2007
    This article aims to provide an overview of the epidemiology, medical and rehabilitation issues, current evidence for traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation, recent advances and emerging practices...
  66. ncbi Mental states of adolescents exposed to war in Uganda: finding appropriate methods of rehabilitation
    Kennedy Amone-P'Olak
    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Hanzeplein, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Torture 16:93-107. 2006
    ..Reintegration after war brings with it enormous challenges. One such challenge is to find appropriate methods of rehabilitation during the reintegration process...
  67. pmc Clinical information behavior of rehabilitation therapists: a review of the research on occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists
    Lorie Andrea Kloda
    School of Information Studies, McGill University, McLennan Library Building, 3459 McTavish Street, Montreal, QC H3A 1Y1, Canada
    J Med Libr Assoc 97:194-202. 2009
    The review sought to synthesize existing research relevant to rehabilitation therapists' clinical information behavior and to identify gaps in evidence, particularly in comparison to what is already known about the information behavior of ..
  68. ncbi Predictors of attendance at cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction
    D Lane
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J Psychosom Res 51:497-501. 2001
    The purpose of this study was to determine predictors of attendance at cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction (MI).
  69. doi Relationship between fear of falling and outcomes of an inpatient geriatric rehabilitation population--fear of the fear of falling
    Michael D Denkinger
    Bethesda Geriatric Clinic and Geriatric Competence Center, Zollernring 26, Ulm, Germany
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:664-73. 2010
    To examine the effects of various risk factors on three functional outcomes during rehabilitation.
  70. doi Connecting with clinicians: opportunities to strengthen rehabilitation research
    Louise Demers
    Research Centre of the Montreal Geriatric University Institute, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 31:152-9. 2009
    This article examines the distinctive opportunities and challenges involved in connecting with clinicians to strengthen rehabilitation research.
  71. ncbi Co-operation as a strategy for provision of welfare services--a study of a rehabilitation project in Sweden
    Christina Norman
    Nordic School of Public Health, P O Box 12133, SE 402 42 Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur J Public Health 17:532-6. 2007
    ..This study is describing and analysing the co-operation between agencies involved in a rehabilitation project in Sweden, and discussing such inter-agency co-operation as a strategy for provision of complex ..
  72. doi Characteristics and rehabilitation outcomes among patients with blast and other injuries sustained during the Global War on Terror
    Nina A Sayer
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:163-70. 2008
    To describe characteristics and rehabilitation outcomes among patients who received inpatient rehabilitation for blast and other injuries sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Global War on Terror.
  73. doi A report on disability and rehabilitation medicine in Pakistan: past, present, and future directions
    Farooq A Rathore
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Combined Military Hospital, Panoaqil Cantt, Pakistan
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:161-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this report is to present an overview of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) in Pakistan, covering its origins, current status, and future directions...
  74. doi The practice of physical and rehabilitation medicine in sub-Saharan Africa and Antarctica: a white paper or a black mark?
    Andrew J Haig
    International Rehabilitation Forum, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Rehabil Med 41:401-5. 2009
    The medical specialty of physical and rehabilitation medicine has had a proven impact on people with disabilities and on healthcare systems...
  75. ncbi Medical rehabilitation in Ghana
    M J Tinney
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 29:921-7. 2007
    To explore the current system of medical rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities in a developing country (Ghana) and to identify future needs, opportunities, and barriers.
  76. ncbi Motor rehabilitation and brain plasticity after hemiparetic stroke
    Judith D Schaechter
    MGH MIT HMS, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, 13th Street, Building 149, Room 2301, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Prog Neurobiol 73:61-72. 2004
    This review intends to begin to build a bridge between our understanding of the effect of motor rehabilitation and brain plasticity on recovery after hemiparetic stroke...
  77. ncbi How to assess the reliability of measurements in rehabilitation
    Jan E Lexell
    Department of Rehabilitation, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 84:719-23. 2005
    To evaluate the effects of rehabilitation interventions, we need reliable measurements. The measurements should also be sufficiently sensitive to enable the detection of clinically important changes...
  78. doi Functional electrical stimulation of walking: function, exercise and rehabilitation
    T A Thrasher
    Department of Health and Human Performance, Garrison Room 104, University of Houston, 3855, Holman Street, Houston, TX 77204 6015, USA
    Ann Readapt Med Phys 51:452-60. 2008
  79. doi Current trends in stroke rehabilitation. A review with focus on brain plasticity
    B B Johansson
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Lund University, Sweden
    Acta Neurol Scand 123:147-59. 2011
    Current understanding of brain plasticity has lead to new approaches in ischemic stroke rehabilitation. Stroke units that combine good medical and nursing care with task-oriented intense training in an environment that provides confidence,..
  80. doi Interprofessional teamwork in medical rehabilitation: a comparison of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team approach
    Mirjam Körner
    Department of Medical Psychology and Sociology, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Clin Rehabil 24:745-55. 2010
    To compare multi- and interdisciplinary team approaches concerning team process (teamwork) and team effectiveness (team performance and staff satisfaction) in German medical rehabilitation clinics.
  81. ncbi Effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation in restrictive lung disease
    Nizar A Naji
    St Michael s Hospital and St Vincent s University Hospitals, Dublin 4, Ireland
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:237-43. 2006
    Pulmonary rehabilitation is effective in improving exercise endurance and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  82. ncbi Recent advances in the rehabilitation of isolated and combined anterior cruciate ligament injuries
    Kevin E Wilk
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center American Sports Medicine Institute, 1201 11th Ave South Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 34:107-37. 2003
    The rehabilitation process begins immediately following ACL injury, with emphasis on reducing swelling and inflammation; improving motion; regaining quadriceps control; allowing immediate weight-bearing; and restoring full passive knee ..
  83. doi Fall risk-assessment tools compared with clinical judgment: an evaluation in a rehabilitation ward
    Michael Vassallo
    Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Medicine Castle Lane East Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DW, UK
    Age Ageing 37:277-81. 2008
    ..the use of two falls risk-identification tools (Downton and STRATIFY) with clinical judgment (based upon the observation of wandering behaviour) in predicting falls of medically stable patients in a rehabilitation ward for older people.
  84. pmc High-calorie-expenditure exercise: a new approach to cardiac rehabilitation for overweight coronary patients
    Philip A Ades
    Division of Cardiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA
    Circulation 119:2671-8. 2009
    More than 80% of patients entering cardiac rehabilitation (CR) are overweight, and >50% have metabolic syndrome. Current CR exercise protocols result in little weight loss and minimal changes in cardiac risk factors...
  85. ncbi Virtual rehabilitation--benefits and challenges
    G C Burdea
    CAIP Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Methods Inf Med 42:519-23. 2003
    To discuss the advantages and disadvantages of rehabilitation applications of virtual reality.
  86. doi Strategies for rehabilitation professionals to move evidence-based knowledge into practice: a systematic review
    Anita Menon
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Rehabil Med 41:1024-32. 2009
    b>Rehabilitation clinicians need to stay current regarding best practices, especially since adherence to clinical guidelines can significantly improve patient outcomes...
  87. doi Validity of the utrecht scale for evaluation of rehabilitation-participation
    Marcel W M Post
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience and Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht and Rehabilitation Center De Hoogstraat, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 34:478-85. 2012
    ..both objective and subjective participation in adults living in the community and that is feasible for use in rehabilitation practice...
  88. doi Early rehabilitation targeting cognition, behavior, and motor function after lumbar fusion: a randomized controlled trial
    Allan D Abbott
    Department of Physical Therapy, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:848-57. 2010
    ..Open label randomized controlled trial with 3-, 6-, 12-month, and 2- to 3-year follow-up...
  89. ncbi Rehabilitation in HIV/AIDS: development of an expanded conceptual framework
    Catherine Worthington
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:258-71. 2005
    In industrialized countries where HIV infection is becoming a chronic, episodic condition, rehabilitation services have the potential to play an expanded role for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHAs)...
  90. pmc Effectiveness of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services in postacute care: state-of-the-science. A review
    Janet A Prvu Bettger
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1526-34. 2007
    To summarize the efficacy of postacute rehabilitation and to outline future research strategies for increasing knowledge of its effectiveness.
  91. pmc Rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Ghassan F Salman
    University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:213-21. 2003
    To develop a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  92. ncbi The ICF: a proposed framework for comprehensive rehabilitation of individuals who use alaryngeal speech
    Tanya L Eadie
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6G 1H1, Canada
    Am J Speech Lang Pathol 12:189-97. 2003
    ..The ICF provides direction for comprehensive rehabilitation by classifying individual functioning at the levels of (a) body functions and structures and (b) activities ..
  93. ncbi [Development and psychometric testing of a patient questionnaire for medical rehabilitation (IRES-3)]
    B Bührlen
    Fraunhofer Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung, Karlsruhe
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 44:63-74. 2005 well as theoretical considerations have led to the conclusion that the patient questionnaire "Indicators of Rehabilitation Status" (IRES) should be revised in several respects...
  94. ncbi The rehabilitation gaming system: a review
    Mónica S Cameirão
    Laboratory for Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems, Institut Universitari de l Audiovisual IUA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Stud Health Technol Inform 145:65-83. 2009
    ..However, we still have not found rehabilitation approaches that can scale up so as to face this challenge...
  95. ncbi Implicit learning in memory rehabilitation: a meta-analysis on errorless learning and vanishing cues methods
    Roy P C Kessels
    Helmholtz Instituut, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 25:805-14. 2003
    The objective of this study was to present a quantitative review on the treatment effects of memory rehabilitation techniques based on intact implicit learning capacity in amnesic patients, that is, errorless learning and the method of ..
  96. doi Rehabilitation exoskeletal robotics. The promise of an emerging field
    José L Pons
    Bioengineering Group, CSIC, Ctra Campo Real, 28500 Arganda del Rey, Spain
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 29:57-63. 2010
    ..and technological work on exoskeletons began in the early 1960s but have only recently been applied to rehabilitation and functional substitution in patients suffering from motor disorders...
  97. ncbi Does intensive rehabilitation improve the functional outcome of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)? A randomized controlled trial
    X L Zhu
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China
    Brain Inj 21:681-90. 2007
    To evaluate the effects of an increase in the intensity of rehabilitation on the functional outcome of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  98. doi Social-cognitive predictors of physical exercise adherence: three longitudinal studies in rehabilitation
    Ralf Schwarzer
    epartment of Psychology, Free University of Berlin, Germany
    Health Psychol 27:S54-63. 2008
    ..The prediction model was examined in 3 studies with participants who were enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation (Study 1, N = 353; Study 2, N = 114) or orthopedic rehabilitation (Study 3, N = 368).
  99. ncbi Predicting and explaining cardiac rehabilitation attendance
    K M King
    Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 17:291-6. 2001
    ..A variety of factors influence patients' health behaviour; these are patterns of practitioner practice, patient characteristics and availability of resources...
  100. ncbi New advances in the rehabilitation of CNS diseases applying rTMS
    Judit Málly
    Department of Neurorehabilitation, Institute of Neurorehabilitation, Sopron, Hungary
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:165-77. 2007
    ..According to previous research, rTMS may be suitable as an add-on therapy to rehabilitation in CNS diseases.
  101. doi Modern rehabilitation in Italy: the lesson of Father Carlo Gnocchi
    Andrea A Conti
    Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:687-9. 2008

Research Grants88

  1. Exercise training and blood pressure in hypertension: integrated mechanisms
    Noreen F Rossi; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the health of Veterans and achieve our long term goal of providing evidence based programs of exercise and rehabilitation, proof of principle for new cryotechniques for renal denervation that can be used in atherosclerotic renal ..
  2. Pituitary dysfunction, behavioral symptoms, and quality of life after blast mTBI
    ..efficient screening procedure that will direct appropriate therapeutic intervention, facilitate recovery and rehabilitation, and improve QoL...
  3. Comparative Resistance Exercise Effects on Knee Osteoarthritis Pain, Functional I
    KEVIN ROBERT VINCENT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The candidate is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Florida...
  4. Use of Interactive Gaming for Enhanced Function after Spinal Cord Injury
    BEATRICE JENNY KIRATLI; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The primary objective of this project is to implement a program of interactive video gaming as a form of rehabilitation exercise and to evaluate its potential for positive therapeutic outcomes in individuals with spinal cord ..
  5. Secondary Muscle Pathology &Metabolic Dysregulation in Adult with Cerebral Palsy
    Mark Peterson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..His career goal is to develop a medical rehabilitation research program for targeting muscle dysfunction and cardiometabolic health among individuals with CP...
  6. Fall risk assessment and prevention in elderly with diabetes using wearable techn
    Bor Rong Chen; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This interdisciplinary project aims to develop an innovative rehabilitation technology for prevention of fall in elderly and more specifically elderl with diabetes by combining wearable sensor ..
  7. Characterizing Ankle Function During Sloped Locomotion For Prosthesis Development
    Alena Grabowski; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..I am committed to improving Veterans'rehabilitation and healthcare through ongoing research, development, and analysis of assistive mechanical devices...
  8. Respiratory motor control and blood pressure regulation after spinal cord injury
    ..Another common impediment to rehabilitation after SCI is respiratory insufficiency due to paresis and paralysis of respiratory muscles...
  9. Leptin function &resistance in midbrain VTA &SN in reward eating &obesity
    YI NONE ZHANG; Fiscal Year: 2013 insights are critically needed to aid in better designs of obesity treatment and facilitate effective rehabilitation for veterans suffering from diverse forms of illnesses directly or indirectly affected by obesity...
  10. Basic Mechanisms in Hearing Loss of Cochlear Origin
    Allen F Ryan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..SNHL and tinnitus also account for more disability compensation in the VA than any other disorder, and rehabilitation costs are high...
  11. Dysfunctional PGC-1alpha expression in skeletal muscle during diabetes
    S Russ Price; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This information could be useful for designing innovative and protein-targeted treatments and rehabilitation therapies of Veterans with DM...
  12. Frontal Lobe Injury and Executive Control of Cognition and Emotion
    Diane Swick; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..biomarkers of brain function - will further our understanding and inform efforts to develop improved cognitive rehabilitation and other therapeutic interventions...
  13. Freeze-Dried Blueberries: Prevention and Rehabilitation Strategies in MS
    Susan O McGuire; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..It may improve or maintain daily function and quality of life in MS patients as well as improve motor function, factors of critical importance to the VA Patient Care Mission. ..
  14. Regenerative Adjuvant Therapy for Stress Urinary Incontinence
    Margot S Damaser; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The only rehabilitation method for the maternal injuries of childbirth is pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises which strengthen the muscles ..
  15. Mechanisms Involved in Age-Related Loss of Muscle Mass and Growth Response
    SUE CAROL BODINE; Fiscal Year: 2012 the Veteran's Administration since a significant number of patients in the system will require rehabilitation to recover skeletal muscle mass following atrophy induced by bed rest, immobilization, or neural trauma...
  16. Pharmacological Management of Delirium
    Malaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2013 prolonged ICU and hospital length of stay, higher mortality rates, poorer functional status, limited rehabilitation, increased institutionalization, and higher health care costs...
  17. Pharmacological Method to Accelerate Bone Fracture Healing
    J PATRICK O apos CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..adults, fractures normally heal without sequelae, though the temporary disability can lead to muscle atrophy, rehabilitation, and lost time from the work place...
  18. RCT of Stress Reduction in the Secondary Prevention of CHD in African Americans
    Robert Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of the present study is to conduct a randomized controlled trial to determine the efficacy of cardiac rehabilitation with and without a structured, standardized, and validated stress reduction component in the secondary ..
  19. Vestibular rehabilitation and dizziness in geriatric patients
    Courtney Hall; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Specific Aim 1: Examine the extent to which vestibular exercises enhance rehabilitation outcomes in older adults with dizziness without vestibular pathology...
  20. Pilot Study: Self Management Groups for Veterans with Dual Sensory Loss
    MITCHEL BRANT TURBIN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..When clinical rehabilitation is up to date Veterans will be randomly assigned to participate either immediately, or after a wait list ..
  21. Muscle viscosity as a protective mechanism for absorbing mechanical shock
    Armen Sarvazyan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The fields of potential applications of such device include general clinical applications;rehabilitation and occupational medicine;sports medicine: assessment of muscle condition and performance in athletes;..
  22. Evaluation of an MRI Biomarker for Meniscal Repair
    Hollis G Potter; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..technique for physicians to objectively and quantitatively assess meniscal healing and to provide accurate rehabilitation protocols and prognostic information for the patient...
  23. CRCNS: Computation-Enabled Adaptive Ventilatory Control System
    Ranu Jung; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The training component will build transdisciplinary expertise in neuroscience, biomechanics, rehabilitation, neuromorphic engineering and neural control systems and will provide trainees with the skills to use ..
  24. A new experimental model of knee joint trauma
    TAMMY L HAUTDONAHUE; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..implementation of this characterized model will encourage translational treatments and interventions, such as rehabilitation therapies or pharmaceutical interventions, which will delay and potentially prevent joint pain, disability, ..
  25. Predicting cell deformation from body level mechanical loads
    Ahmet Erdemir; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..At a lower level, mechanical sensation of cell deformations regulate movement control. Physical rehabilitation and exercise regimens are prescribed to promote tissue healing and/or strengthening through cellular ..
  26. Neurotransplantation and Training to Promote Recovery of Chronic SCI Cats
    Michel A Lemay; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..promote structural and functional regeneration in a large animal with a chronic injury and the potential for rehabilitation training to foster regeneration and functional recovery. There are 2 Specific Aims for this project...
  27. South Carolina Study for Adolescents and Young Adults with Rare Conditions
    SUZANNE W MCDERMOTT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will use linked administrative datasets (such as Medicaid, State Department of Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation) to describe the well-being and service use of the study group...
  28. Robotic Interventions to Enhance Locomotor Stability Following Spinal Cord Injury
    KEITH EDWARD GORDON; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Dr. Gordon has significant research experience in gait rehabilitation of SCI...
  29. OEF/OIF Veterans with PTSD in Mental Health Residential Treatment Programs
    Eric Slade; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..savings, and services utilization impacts of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health residential rehabilitation treatment services for Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) who ..
  30. Elevated Zinc in Ischemia and reperfusion
    Yang V Li; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..goal of the project is to elucidate novel regulatory mechanisms for neuronal injury and to identify new therapeutic modalities or rehabilitation strategies to prevent or attenuate neurodegenerative disorders after acute brain injury.
  31. Resilience and Adjustment after VA Inpatient Rehabilitation for Traumatic Injury
    Scott McDonald; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..S. military veterans and servicemembers receiving VA inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic injuries...
    CHRISTY LESLIE LUDLOW; Fiscal Year: 2012 cases of dysphagia post stroke in the United States each year, however, most receive limited rehabilitation before being discharged to home or a skilled nursing facility (SNF)...
  33. Telehealth Outreach for Chronic Back Pain
    Joseph H Atkinson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a major rehabilitation problem in the VA: it already affects up to 15% of all those in VA primary care, and its high prevalence in discharged combat veterans is likely ..
  34. Response of aging intrinsic laryngeal muscles to chronic electrical stimulation
    Colleen A McMullen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..More specifically, therapies for certain voice disorders contend to use common principles of skeletal muscle rehabilitation in the hope of increasing muscle mass, strength, and endurance...
  35. Motivational Interviewing and Physical Activity Behavior Change in Arthritis
    Linda Ehrlich-Jones; Fiscal Year: 2012 goal is to become an academically successful faculty member in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with an adjunct appointment in nursing with research support for studies of health promotion interventions ..
  36. Advanced technology for neural interfaces based on microstimulation
    ..advance the design of multisite microstimulating arrays and microstimulation technology for their use in rehabilitation medicine and basic neuroscience, and to advance the development of cochlear nucleus auditory prostheses ..
  37. Mechanisms of diaphragm muscle dysfunction in critical-illness myopathy
    CATHERINE S SASSOON; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..ICU and hospital stay, and increased treatment costs, not only for inpatient care, but also for outpatient rehabilitation. The proposed study will shed light on the mechanisms of early development of critical-illness myopathy, and ..
  38. The Biology of Exercise, Metabolism and Aging
    Andrew P Goldberg; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..well-funded UM investigators studying the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms by which exercise rehabilitation and diet affect cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, cardiac fitness, fat and muscle metabolism, and physical ..
  39. Auditory Cortex Plasticity and Tinnitus
    Brian Allman; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The rationale for this rehabilitation is based on recent studies on hearing-impaired animals and humans which suggest that intramodal cortical ..
  40. Improving Obesity Self-care Among Mentally Ill Veterans
    GINA LATRICE EVANS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..immediate and long-term career goals: My overall career aim is to establish myself as an independent rehabilitation researcher with expertise in weight management among obese Veterans with co-existing mental illnesses...
  41. Tai Chi after Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD: A Randomized Trial
    Gloria Y Yeh; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has been shown to improve symptoms of dyspnea, health-related quality of life, and exercise capacity and ..
  42. A fully integrated assay and platform for detecting Clostridium difficile
    BRUCE D IRVINE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..the health of the patient as well as reduce the risk of spread of CDAD in hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities. Most cases of remission are due to re-infection...
  43. In Silico Model for Acute Lung Injury Prediction and Clinical Trial Design
    Ognjen Gajic; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and morbidity, but also long term decrease in quality of life, and enormous cost of both intensive care and rehabilitation. Very little has been done on the prevention of this devastating hospital complication, largely due to ..
  44. Effectiveness of Therapy via Telemedicine following Cochlear Implants
    Anu Sharma; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Without appropriate aural rehabilitation during this sensitive period, the likelihood of normal speech and language development is reduced...
  45. The Efficacy of Pranayama in COPD
    David A Kaminsky; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Pulmonary rehabilitation is very effective at reducing dyspnea and improving exercise tolerance, but it is not widely available to ..
  46. In Vivo Measures of Vocal Function Response to Environmental Conditions
    MARY JOYCE SANDAGE; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the environmental demands placed on the laryngeal tissue and provide evidence to guide clinical voice rehabilitation and habilitation of effective, safe voice use under realistic environmental conditions...
  47. Tailored telehealth weight management tool to overweight adults with disabilities
    DERSHUNG YANG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The project is based on the extensive research results and expertise in rehabilitation, disability informatics, and health promotion established over the last 15 years with substantial federal ..
  48. Effectiveness of an Automated Walking Program Targeting Veterans with COPD
    Caroline R Richardson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Project Background / Rationale: Individuals with COPD who undergo a facility-based, exercise-focused pulmonary rehabilitation program experience significant improvements in health related quality of life, dyspnea, and exercise tolerance ..
  49. Neural Substrates of Oral Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease
    EMILY KATE PRINE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..this study will 1) determine the differential responses of oral motor and upper extremity function to motor rehabilitation and dopamine replacement therapy and 2) determine the differential effects of motor rehabilitation and ..
  50. High School Student NeuroResearch Program (HSNRP)
    Marlys Hearst Witte; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..neuroengineering, deep brain stimulation, brain cancer, cerebrovascular disease, stroke, and rehabilitation. Based on our ~25-year track record and established access to large diverse pools of disadvantaged Arizona ..
  51. Brain Activation in Humans
    Andrew J Butler; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..provided by applicant): There is a growing need for evidence to support clinical decision making in rehabilitation. Advancements in neuroimaging are essential for the support and refinement of rehabilitative interventions...
  52. Virtual reality system for cancer patients'shoulder pain and psychosocial impact
    Grigore C Burdea; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..METHODS 1) Construct the BrightArm II system by creating a vision-tracked rehabilitation table that tilts to allow assistance/resistance to either arm and can track both arms simultaneously;2) ..
  53. Long Term Effects of Diet and Exercise on Early Diabetic Neuropathy
    Lindsay Zilliox; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..ongoing clinical trial, Improving Neuropathy and Mobility in Subjects with Early Diabetes (INMED), funded by Rehabilitation R&D, will determine in a home based, tailored diet and physical activity program can prevent the ..
  54. Standardized Rehabilitation for ICU Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure
    Peter E Morris; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our published data indicate that Standardized Rehabilitation Therapy, initiated in the ICU, is feasible and safe...
  55. 8th Annual Conference on Head and Neck Cancer
    Eben L Rosenthal; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..trainees, and researchers with an emphasis on how collaborative, multi-disciplinary treatment and rehabilitation can lead to the best oncologic, functional and quality of life outcomes for head and neck cancer patients...
  56. Illness Management and Recovery Program: IMR-Web
    JAMES P O apos HALLORAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..An increasingly important component of these services are intensive, evidence-based rehabilitation interventions that improve illness self-management, functioning, and quality of life...
  57. TeleWellness Solutions for Chronic Conditions
    EDMUND FRANK LOPRESTI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Pilot work through the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telerehabilitation resulted in a suite of apps (medication management, urinary ..
  58. Effect of Intense Multi-Modal Training on Bone Mineral Density, Bone Biomarkers,
    Todd Anthony Astorino; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..To slow progression of osteoporosis in this population, various rehabilitation modalities have been used, although their ability to maintain or even increase bone in this population is ..
  59. TBI &Alcohol Abuse: Co-occurring Conditions that Enhance Brain Damage
    Donald M Kuhn; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..society is seen in many forms and includes long-term disability, the challenging courses taken by prolonged rehabilitation, and the expense associated with treatment and recovery...
    Eric C Hartman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We hypothesize that long-term use of the device in a comprehensive motor rehabilitation program may lead to functional improvements in addition to the localized and systemic benefits of exercise...
  61. Development of a Low Cost, Real-time Biofeedback Gait Retraining System
    SAUNDERS WHITTLESEY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..SBIR project is designed to enable the migration of very effective real-time gait biofeedback technology into rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, and other organizations working with impairments or injury...
  62. Sex Hormones and Rat Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strength
    William A Romani; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Annual costs for surgical repair and rehabilitation of ACL injuries are over $850 million in females, alone...
  63. ZeroG: Dynamic Over-Ground Body-Weight Support System
    Joseph Hidler; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Because of this, there has been a big push in rehabilitation centers to move over-ground gait training to the treadmill where body-weight support systems can help minimize ..
  64. Rehabilitation of Stress-Induced Insomnia
    Pingfu Feng; Fiscal Year: 2009
    Feng, Rehabilitation of Stress-Induced Insomnia 1 Abstract The goal of this project is to evaluate and compare how the acute treatment with hypnotics that have different mechanisms would improve sleep and suppress the brain levels of ..
  65. Evaluation of Approaches to Auditory Rehabilitation for Mild TBI
    Gabrielle Saunders; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..applicant): Project Summary/Abstract: The long-term goal of this study is to develop evidence-based auditory rehabilitation for veterans who have normal/near-normal peripheral auditory function and significant complaints of difficulty ..
  66. Exercise-Facilitated NeuroRehabilitation in Diabetic Neuropathy
    EVAN STUBBS; Fiscal Year: 2009 determine the significance of a combined isokinetic strength and aerobic exercise training program on the rehabilitation of peripheral nerve function in type 2 diabetic veterans with neuropathy...
  67. Sensor Network for Monitoring Real-world Arm Activity of Rehabilitation Patients
    Gitendra Uswatte; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..self-reported more-impaired arm use in daily life after brain injury, and is a reliable and valid index of rehabilitation outcome...
  68. The Ear-Brain System: Approaches to the Study and Treatment of Hearing Loss
    Gabrielle Saunders; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..together clinicians and researchers to discuss and learn about clinical issues associated with improvement of rehabilitation for hearing-impaired individuals...
  69. Adaptive High Intensity Electrical Stimulation for Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    Eric Hartman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..shown that neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), used in conjunction with a comprehensive post-surgical rehabilitation program, is a safe and highly effective method for achieving quadriceps strengthening...
  70. VA Low Vision Intervention Trial (LOVIT) II
    Joan Stelmack; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..b>Rehabilitation programs have the potential to restore independence for such people and improve their quality of life...
  71. Arm Motor Rehabilitation, Entertainment and Cognition System for the Elderly
    Grigore C Burdea; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and low-functioning patients post-stroke, being superior to off-the-shelf gaming systems and safer than rehabilitation robots...
  72. Speech Perception Assessment and Training System for Aphasia Rehabilitation
    James D Miller; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..feasibility of a computerized speech perception assessment and training system (SPATS-AR) as a novel aphasia rehabilitation option...
    Patricia Goode; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Four randomized, controlled trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of a clinic-based perioperative rehabilitation program to reduce post- prostatectomy incontinence, including one by the investigators...
  74. Behavioral Multimedia for ACL Reconstructive Surgery
    Britton Brewer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Surgical reconstruction followed by an extended rehabilitation period is commonly recommended for ACL tears...
    John DeLuca; Fiscal Year: 2002
    DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from the Investigator's Abstract): In March 1993, the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research identified "the development of cognitive rehabilitation strategies" in persons with neurological ..
  76. Kaiser Permanente Functional Outcomes System
    M Elizabeth Sandel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Information Technology for Processing Health Care Data and specific Challenge Topic, 10-HD-101: Monitoring Rehabilitation Outcomes Many patients leave the acute care hospital to receive post-acute care (PAC) in another setting such ..
  77. Estrogen Effects on Atrophic Skeletal Muscle
    Marybeth Brown; Fiscal Year: 2009
    In the physical rehabilitation setting, women typically demonstrate lesser return to function than men...
    Robert Johnson; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The rehabilitation after a reconstruction remains an enigma because of the lack of information necessary to develop universally ..
  79. Cognitive Rehabilitation for Substance Abusing Adolescents
    William Fals Stewart; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..What can be done? The empirical literature with adult substance-abusing patients suggests cognitive rehabilitation can improve EF and, in turn, lead to better treatment response and outcomes...
  80. Development of a Hand Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation Following Stroke
    DEREK KAMPER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to design and develop a hand exoskeleton to facilitate rehabilitation following stroke...
  81. NMES for Older Individuals After Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Lynn Snyder Mackler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The recovery of muscle strength and function in disabled elderly individuals is a major challenge in rehabilitation. The etiology of the muscle weakness with injury or age is fully elucidated...
  82. Models and Devices for Coordination Rehabilitation
    Allison Okamura; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..For many neurological disorders, rehabilitation therapy is a main treatment...
    James Mountz; Fiscal Year: 2001
    Heterotopic ossification (HO)occurs within one to three months of spinal cord injury (SCI), and severely limits rehabilitation. HO develops rapidly and is often not recognized until relatively late after trauma and during rehabilitation, ..
  84. MACARM: a novel cable robot for upper limb neurorehabilitation in stroke survivor
    BENJAMIN BACHRACH; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Given these projections, robotic devices designed to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and cost of stroke rehabilitation are likely to become both socially important and commercially viable. Intelligent Automation, Inc...
  85. Virtual Reality Analgesia for Rehabilitation in Children
    Sam Sharar; Fiscal Year: 2003
    One of the most frequent, yet challenging secondary problems experienced by children who require rehabilitation from disabling conditions is pain...
  86. An Internet-Based Evaluation System for Postacute Acquired Brain Injury
    THOMAS F contact MURPHY; Fiscal Year: 2010
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