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The relationship between quality of life, health and care transition: an empirical comparison in an older post-acute population
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2012-06-15)
Background: The aim of this study was to explore, via empirical comparison, the relationship between quality of life, as measured by the ICECAP-O capability index (a new instrument designed to measure and value quality of ...
Stroke Epidemiology in an Australian Rural Cohort (SEARCH)
Background Stroke rates in Australia and New Zealand have been declining since 1990 but all studies have been completed in large urban centers. Aim We report the first Australasian stroke incidence study in a rural ...
Promoting Activity in Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Accelerometry
(Public Library of Science, 2016-08-26)
Background Low activity levels in inpatient rehabilitation are associated with adverse outcomes. The study aimed to test whether activity levels can be increased by the provision of monitored activity data to patients and ...
Using audit and feedback to increase clinician adherence to clinical practice guidelines in brain injury rehabilitation: A before and after study
(Public LIbrary of Science, 2019-03-13)
Objective This study evaluated whether frequent (fortnightly) audit and feedback cycles over a sustained period of time (>12 months) increased clinician adherence to recommended guidelines in acquired brain injury ...
Rehabilitation environments: Service users’ perspective
Design of rehabilitation environments is usually “expert” driven with little consideration given to the perceptions of service users, especially patients and informal carers. There is a need to engage with consumers of ...
A systematic review of measures of adherence to physical exercise recommendations in people with stroke
Objective: To review methods for measuring adherence to exercise or physical activity practice recommendations in the stroke population and evaluate measurement properties of identified tools. Data sources: Two ...
How Widely are Supportive and Flexible Food Service Systems and Mealtime Interventions Used for People in Residential Care Facilities? A Comparison of Dementia-Specific and Nonspecific Facilities
While improved mealtime practices can reduce agitation, improve quality of life, and increase food intake for people in aged care, the degree of implementation of these strategies is unknown. This study describes food ...
Should we provide outreach rehabilitation to very old people living in Nursing Care Facilities after a hip fracture? A randomised controlled trial
(Oxford Academic, 2019-02-22)
To determine whether a 4-week postoperative rehabilitation program delivered in Nursing Care Facilities (NCFs) would improve quality of life and mobility compared with receiving usual care.
Anabolic steroids for rehabilitation after hip fracture in older people
(Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014-10-06)
Background Hip fracture occurs predominantly in older people, many of whom are frail and undernourished. After hip fracture surgery and rehabilitation, most patients experience a decline in mobility and function. Anabolic ...
Interventions for treating psoriatic arthritis (Review)
(Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2000-07-24)
Background It has been estimated that arthritis occurs in 5‐7% of those with psoriasis. Relatively few clinical trials of treatment are available for psoriatic arthritis and data presentation in these trials is far from ...