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Hamed, Razan; Tariah, Hashem Abu; Malkawi, Somaya; Holm, Margo B. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012
The Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory 4 (MPAI-4) is a valid and reliable assessment tool to detect clinical impairments in patients with acquired brain injury. The tool is widely used by rehabilitation therapists worldwide, given its good psychometric properties and its availability in several languages. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Semitic Languages, Psychometrics
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Su, Chwen-Yng; Lin, Yueh-Hsien; Wu, Yuh-Yih; Wuang, Yee-Pay – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2013
The present study consisted of two phases: development and psychometric validation of a Chinese version of the Hooper Visual Organization Test (HVOT) using Rasch analysis and the provision of normative data on the basis of a representative sample of the Chinese-speaking population. The HVOT was administered to 1008 healthy adults aged 15-79 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Screening Tests, Visual Measures, Adults
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Clark, M. S.; Smith, D. S. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1998
A study that investigated the satisfaction of 60 Australian stroke survivors with their rehabilitative progress over 12 months found satisfaction with progress improved with time and was influenced by the return to previous lifestyle activities, depression, family functioning, understanding of stroke, and clarity of expectations on admission to…
Descriptors: Adults, Daily Living Skills, Expectation, Family Influence
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Kakuda, Wataru; Abo, Masahiro; Kobayashi, Kazushige; Momosaki, Ryo; Yokoi, Aki; Fukuda, Akiko; Ishikawa, Atsushi; Ito, Hiroshi; Tominaga, Ayumi – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2010
The purpose of the study was to determine the safety and feasibility of a 15-day protocol of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) combined with intensive occupational therapy (OT) on motor function and spasticity in hemiparetic upper limbs in poststroke patients. Fifteen poststroke patients (age at study entry 55 [plus…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Physical Disabilities, Patients, Measures (Individuals)
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Hochstenbach, J.; And Others – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1996
Patients (N=165) under 75 who had suffered a stroke in the past 5 years completed a Sickness Impact Profile. Analysis of results indicated the influence of stroke on everyday functioning. Chronic psychosocial disabilities, independent of the degree of physical disability, were reported in fifty-two percent of the patients. This psychosocial…
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Chronic Illness
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Bohannon, Richard W. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1992
This study attempted to (1) determine whether stroke patients (n=20) can safely increase their walking speed above that of comfortable walking; (2) describe the relationship between comfortable and maximum safe walking speed; and (3) examine correlations between maximum and comfortable speeds and a functional walking score. Subjects were able to…
Descriptors: Adults, Cardiovascular System, Exercise, Exercise Physiology
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Fowler, V.; Carr, J. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1996
Twelve individuals recovering from stroke were given a three-week period of rehabilitative training with or without auditory feedback. The purpose was to investigate weight distribution on the pattern of vertical force through the affected leg during standing up. Results indicated the training improved subjects' strength and muscle control, though…
Descriptors: Adults, Feedback, Muscular Strength, Neurological Impairments
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Lesser, Ruth; And Others – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1986
Language Enrichment Therapy (LET), a program of language stimulation for aphasia developed in Finland, was tested by five British speech therapists with 13 adult stroke victims and their relatives. Results suggested the usefulness of a refined English version of LET as a cooperative tool for speech therapists and volunteer helpers. (JW)
Descriptors: Adults, Aphasia, Expressive Language, Family Involvement