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Visual Field Dependence Is Associated with Reduced Postural Sway, Dizziness and Falls in Older People Attending a Falls Clinic.
Moving visual fields can have strong destabilising effects on balance, particularly when visually perceived motion does not correspond to postural movements. This study investigated relationships between visual field ...
‘Massive potential’ or ‘safety risk’? Health worker views on telehealth in the care of older people and implications for successful normalization
(BioMed Central, 2016-10-12)
Background Telehealth technologies, which enable delivery of healthcare services at distance, offer promise for responding to the challenges created by an ageing population. However, successful implementation of telehealth ...
The chaotic journey: Recovering from hip fracture in a nursing home
Feasibility study of an integrated stroke self-management programme: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2016)
Objectives To test the feasibility of conducting a controlled trial into the effectiveness of a self-management programme integrated into stroke rehabilitation. Design A feasibility cluster-randomised design was ...
Lower-limb amputee rehabilitation in Australia: analysis of a national data set 2004-10
(CSIRO Publishing, 2012-11)
Objective: Examine demographics, clinical characteristics and rehabilitation outcomes of lower-limb amputees using the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) database. Methods: Lower-limb amputee rehabilitation ...
Evaluating the effects of variation in clinical practice: a risk adjusted cost-effectiveness (RAC-E) analysis of acute stroke services
(BioMed Central, 2012-08)
Background Methods for the cost-effectiveness analysis of health technologies are now well established, but such methods may also have a useful role in the context of evaluating the effects of variation in applied clinical ...
Use of an Activity Monitor and GPS Device to Assess Community Activity and Participation in Transtibial Amputees
This study characterized measures of community activity and participation of transtibial amputees based on combined data from separate accelerometer and GPS devices. The relationship between community activity and participation ...
Suprascapular nerve block for shoulder pain in the first year after stroke: a randomized controlled trial
(American Heart Association, 2013-11)
Background and Purpose: Shoulder pain is a common complication after stroke which can impede participation in rehabilitation and has been associated with poorer outcomes. Evidence based treatments for hemiplegic shoulder ...
Validity, reliability and ease of use of the disabilities of arm, shoulder and hand questionnaire in adults following stroke
(Informa UK Ltd, trading as Taylor & Francis Group, 2016-10-21)
Purpose: The Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is a patient reported outcome measure for evaluating upper limb function in people with musculoskeletal conditions. While the DASH has good psychometric ...
Evidence-based occupational therapy for people with dementia and their families: What clinical practice guidelines tell us and implications for practice
Background: The first evidence based Clinical Practice Guidelines and Principles of Care for People with Dementia in Australia have been released. The Guidelines detail a number of important evidence based recommendations ...