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Physical therapy in Huntington’s disease–toward objective assessments?
Background and Purpose: Physical therapy is recommended for the treatment of Huntington’s disease, but reliable studies investigating its efficacy are almost non-existent. This may in part be due to the lack of suitable outcome measures. Therefore, we investigated the applicability of novel quantitative and objective assessments of motor dysfunction in the evaluation of physical therapy […]
The effects of a long-term care walking program on balance, falls and well-being
Background: The effects of a regular and graduated walking program as a stand-alone intervention for individuals in long-term care are unclear. Exercise and fall prevention programs typically studied in long-term care settings tend to involve more than one exercise mode, such as a combination of balance, aerobic, strengthening, and flexibility exercises; and, measures do not […]
Nursing home resident outcomes from the Res-Care intervention
Objectives: To test the effectiveness of a restorative care (Res-Care) intervention on function, muscle strength, contractures, and quality of life of nursing home residents, with secondary aims focused on strengthening self-efficacy and outcome expectations.; Design: A randomized controlled repeated-measure design was used, and generalized estimating equations were used to evaluate status at baseline and 4 […]
Mobility training after hip fracture: a randomised controlled trial
Objective: to compare the effects of two different exercise programmes after hip fracture.; Design: assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial.; Setting: hospital rehabilitation units, with continued intervention at home.; Subjects: 160 people with surgical fixation for hip fracture transferred to inpatient rehabilitation.; Method: in addition to other rehabilitation strategies, the intervention group received a higher dose (60 […]