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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
Griffiths, Gina G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adults with mild to moderate acquired brain injury (ABI) often pursue post-secondary or professional education after their injuries in order to enter or re-enter the job market. An increasing number of these adults report problems with reading-to-learn. The problem is particularly concerning given the growing population of adult survivors of ABI.…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Postsecondary Education, Reading Difficulties
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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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Kerr, Abigail L.; Cheng, Shao-Ying; Jones, Theresa A. – Journal of Communication Disorders, 2011
Behavioral experience is at work modifying the structure and function of the brain throughout the lifespan, but it has a particularly dramatic influence after brain injury. This review summarizes recent findings on the role of experience in reorganizing the adult damaged brain, with a focus on findings from rodent stroke models of chronic upper…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Injuries, Brain, Adults
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Williams, Susan – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1983
The effects of four neuromuscular disorders (stroke, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and Lou Gehrig's disease) on concommitant visual impairments are considered. Rehabilitation approaches and equipment that help clients cope with the condition are described. (CL)
Descriptors: Adults, Diseases, Equipment, Neurological Impairments
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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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Ward, Carolyn – 1990
This paper describes the second year of a 5-year study of the needs of individuals with disabilities as they relate to consumer products. The study employed focus group research techniques in which group members responded to issues and raised their own concerns regarding general products and equipment specially designed for persons with…
Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Cerebral Palsy, Communication Aids (for Disabled)