Disability and Rehabilitation (DISABIL REHABIL )

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Disability and Rehabilitation is an international, multidisciplinary journal which seeks to encourage a better understanding of all aspects of disability, and to promote the rehabilitation process. The journal publishes review articles, experimental and clinical research papers, case studies, clinical commentaries, reports on rehabilitation in practice, rehabilitation engineering and major book reviews, spanning a range of issues including the severity and magnitude of disability, clinical medicine including gerontology, psychosocial adjustment, social policy issues, vocational and educational training, and rehabilitation engineering. Occasional special issues on specific themes of interest to the journalís readership are published.

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  • Disability and Rehabilitation 08/2014; 36(16):1315-1319.
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: To test the feasibility and acceptability of an implementation intention strategy (if-then plans) increasingly used in health psychology to bridge the goal intention–action gap in rehabilitation with people with neurological conditions who are experiencing difficulties with mobility. Methods: Twenty people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and stroke, randomised to an experimental and control group, set up to three mobility related goals with a physiotherapist. The experimental group also formulated if-then plans for every goal. Data collection: Focus groups and interviews with participants and therapists; Patient Activation Measure (PAM), 10-m walk test, Rivermead Mobility Index, self-efficacy, subjective health status, quality of life. Results: Qualitative data highlighted one main theme: Rehabilitation in context, encapsulating the usefulness of the if-then strategy in thinking about the patient in the context of complexity, the usefulness of home-based rehabilitation, and the perceived need for a few more sessions. Changes in walking speed were in the expected direction for both groups; PAM scores improved over 3 months in both groups. Conclusion: If-then plans were feasible and acceptable in bridging the goal intention–action gap in rehabilitation with people with MS and stroke, who are experiencing difficulties with mobility. This approach can now be adapted and trialled further in a definitive study. ä Implications for Rehabilitation Goal planning in rehabilitation necessitates specific strategies that help people engage in goal-related tasks. If-then plans aim to support people to deal more effectively with self-regulatory problems that might undermine goal striving and have been found to be effective in health promotion and health behaviour change. This feasibility study with people with a stroke and multiple sclerosis has demonstrated that if-then plans are feasible and acceptable to patients and physiotherapists in supporting goal-directed behaviour.
    Disability and Rehabilitation 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose. The author analyses some theoretical presuppositions of the Universal Design approach. She shows that it is based on two paradoxes: 1/ it reduces diversity to the “universal”, 2/ it depends on an asymmetrical view of abilities and disabilities. The author suggests a way of changing this concept in order to take into account uniqueness and diversity, in order to allow the shaping of abilities. Method. The data are taken from an ethnographical survey carried out between 2007 and 2009 made up of in-depth interviews with wheelchair users and their families. The interviews were analysed inductively using the Nvivo© programme. Results. The mobility of people in wheelchairs, and their capacity to act, are linked to their particular experience and are the result of a process of adjustment and arrangement. This process involves specific and varied resources and leads to changes in the individuals, in their dis/abilites, but also in their perceptions. Conclusions. This analysis leads to a change in the question of policy. This question is no longer “how to include diversity using the definition of “universal””, but “how to bring out and articulate this diversity, so as to vary the qualities of persons and the world in which they live”.
    Disability and Rehabilitation 07/2014; (early online).
  • Disability and Rehabilitation 09/2013; Early online.
  • Disability and Rehabilitation 01/2013;
  • Disability and Rehabilitation 01/2013; Accepted.
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    ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: To better delineate intervention programs, knowledge of the factors that are associated with physical fitness in stroke survivors is crucial. This study aimed to predict cardiorespiratory fitness based on standardized measures along the several dimensions of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model at several time intervals in the first year after stroke. METHODS: Forty patients were assessed at 3, 6 and 12 months poststroke. A symptom-limited graded cycle ergometer test was used to assess cardiorespiratory fitness. Outcome variables were VO(2) peak and the Oxygen Uptake Efficiency Slope (OUES). Impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, personal and environmental factors were assessed to determine predictive factors. RESULTS: Explained variance at 3, 6 and 12 months poststroke was 39%, 55% and 91% for VO(2) peak and 55%, 63% and 79% for OUES. A strong association between knee muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness was found at each measurement time, explaining up to 72 % of the variance in fitness. At 12 months poststroke, functional mobility, body mass index (BMI) and emotional status also contributed to explain variance. CONCLUSIONS: Knee muscle strength was found to be a very strong predictor of cardiorespiratory fitness during the first year after stroke and functional mobility became important at 12 months poststroke
    Disability and Rehabilitation 03/2012; 34(12):1835-42.
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    ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: This study aimed to quantify physical activity one year post-stroke--by means of a multifaceted approach combining absolute, relative, and self-reported measures of physical activity (PA)--and to investigate their mutual associations. The determinants of PA were explored. METHOD: Daily PA was measured in 16 mildly disabled stroke patients (median RMA-GF score of 12 (IQR = 10-12.5)) using a heart rate monitor, a pedometer, the Baecke Physical Activity Questionnaire and the Physical Activity Scale for individuals with physical disabilities. Potential determinants were age, gender, functional mobility, peak exercise capacity, mood, participation and hours of daylight. RESULTS: On average, stroke participants had a good baseline level of activity (44 +/- 39 min/day spent moderate active, 6428 +/- 4117 steps/day), but only three (19%) performed more than 10,000 steps/day, required for health benefits. Functional mobility, cardiorespiratory fitness, mood and participation were related to the total daily steps, but not to the time spent in moderate intense activities. Discrepancies between absolute (frequency and duration) and relative (intensity) measures of PA exist regarding the achieved quantity and its potential determinants. CONCLUSIONS: It is not only important to be active, but to be active enough to improve health. Health recommendation for stroke survivors to perform moderate intense PA needs to be translated into a pedometer-based step goal
    Disability and Rehabilitation 01/2012; 34:574-80.
  • Disability and Rehabilitation 01/2011; 33:2416-2424.
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose.To explore how therapy in a home and day hospital setting impacts on rehabilitation processes and outcomes from the perspective of the patients, their significant others and their treating occupational therapists. Method.Fourteen participants with severe traumatic brain injury received a one-to-one, goal-directed, client-centred outpatient occupational therapy programme (a) in their home for 6 weeks and (b) in a day hospital clinic for 6 weeks. The experience of rehabilitation in both settings was explored using semi-structured interviews with the participants, their significant others and their treating occupational therapists. Results.Participants and their significant others described the two environments as disparate with home-based therapy perceived as more relaxing, normal, satisfying and effective. The approach to therapy at home was commonly described as 'real-life' whereas the therapy approach in day hospital was characterised as 'simulation of real life tasks' and 'remedial exercises'. Participants' experience of therapy relationships at home was characterised as 'friendship', in which the therapist was a 'visitor', whereas in the hospital, participants were characterised as 'patients' and therapists as 'bosses' and 'teachers'. Conclusion.The experience of home-based therapy was perceived as more convenient, positive and preferred by patients and their family members. Therapists described more therapeutic benefits and the ability to work more effectively on activity and participation level goals in the client's real-life environment. Yes Yes
    Disability and Rehabilitation 01/2011; 33(13-14):1203-1214.
  • Disability and Rehabilitation 01/2011; 33(8):675-683.
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  • Disability and Rehabilitation 06/2010;

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