Strokes

Does type of disability and participation in rehabilitation affect satisfaction of stroke survivors? Results from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., F.A.O.T.A. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 557–563 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.001 Background Studies show that stroke survivors typically have lower life satisfaction than persons who have not been diagnosed with stroke. Objective To determine if significant differences in life satisfaction exist between stroke survivors with and without functional limitations […]

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Understanding upper extremity home programs and the use of gaming technology for persons after stroke

Elena V. Donoso Brown, Ph.D., Brian J. Dudgeon, Ph.D., Karli Gutman, D.P.T., Chet T. Moritz, Ph.D., Sarah Westcott McCoy, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 507–513 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.007 Background Many persons post-stroke continue to have difficulty using their more involved upper extremity and home programs may be poorly adhered to limiting the amount of practice an […]

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Association of total serum cholesterol with functional outcome following home care rehabilitation in Italian patients with stroke

Maria Concetta Cataldo, M.D., Maria Luisa Calcara, M.D., Giuseppe Caputo, M.D., Caterina Mammina, M.D. Published Online: December 30, 2011 Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 111–116 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.11.003  Abstract Background Stroke is a disabling disease. In elderly populations, stroke is the third leading cause of death and the primary cause of reduction […]

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Yoga and exercise for symptoms of depression and anxiety in people with poststroke disability: a randomized, controlled pilot trial

Chan W, Immink MA, Hillier S.  University of South Australia, Adelaide.  Altern Ther Health Med. 2012 May-Jun;18(3):34-43. CONTEXT: Mood disorders are prevalent in people after stroke, and a disorder’s onset can exacerbate stroke-related disabilities. While evidence supports the mental-health benefits of participation in exercise and yoga, it is unknown whether such benefits extend to a […]

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Evaluation of an ICF-based patient education programme for stroke patients: A randomized, single-blinded, controlled, multicentre trial of the effects on self-efficacy, life satisfaction and functioning

Sabariego C, Barrera AE, Neubert S, Stier-Jarmer M, Bostan C, Cieza A. Br J Health Psychol. 2012 Dec 17. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12013. [Epub ahead of print] Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE), Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. OBJECTIVE:  There is a current need for interventions that provide information to stroke survivors […]

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Effects of art therapy using color on purpose in life in patients with stroke and their caregivers

Kim MK, Kang SD. Yonsei Med J. 2013 Jan 1;54(1):15-20. doi: 10.3349/ymj.2013.54.1.15. SOURCE:  Art Institute, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, Korea.   PURPOSE:  Patients with stroke suffer from physical disabilities, followed by mental instability. Their caregivers also suffer from mental instability. The present study attempted to address the degree and the change of the level of […]

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Correlates of health-related quality of life in African American and Caucasian stroke caregivers

Correlates of health-related quality of life in African American and Caucasian stroke caregivers. Clay OJ, Grant JS, Wadley VG, Perkins MM, Haley WE, Roth DL. Rehabil Psychol. 2013 Feb;58(1):28-35. doi: 10.1037/a0031726. SOURCE: Department of Psychology, University of Alabama-Birmingham, USA. oclay@uab.edu Abstract OBJECTIVE:  Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Family […]

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Impact of nutritional status and dietary quality on stroke: do we need specific recommendations?

Lim H, Choue R. Department of Medical Nutrition, Research Institute of Clinical Nutrition, Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do Seoul, Republic of Korea.  Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 May;67(5):548-54. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2013.30. Epub 2013 Feb 27. Stroke, one of the most prevalent geriatric diseases, is a leading cause of death worldwide […]

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Computer-based assistive technology and changes in daily living after stroke

Lindqvist E, Borell L Karolinska Institutet, NVS, the Department of Occupational Therapy, Fack 23200, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden. eva.k.lindqvist@ki.se Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 Sep;7(5):364-71. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.638036. Epub 2011 Dec 8. The aim of this study was to examine in depth how computer-based assistive technology (AT) for cognitive support influenced the everyday lives of both […]

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Community Integration Research: Stroke Survivors & Driving

Driving and reintegration into the community in patients after stroke. Finestone HM, Guo M, O’Hara P, Greene-Finestone L, Marshall SC, Hunt L, Biggs J, Jessup A.  Candrive Research Program, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C8, Canada. hfinestone@bruyere.org  PM R. 2010 Jun;2(6):497-503. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between driving versus not driving and […]

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