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OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) in a group of female athletes and to explore its impact on their lives. METHODS In total, 106 female athletics, basketball, and indoor football athletes were recruited. Data were collected through a questionnaire and a focus group and analyzed via Pearson's χ(2) test, 2-way analysis of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this paper was to identify and synthesise existing evidence on lower limb muscle co-contraction (MCo) during walking in subjects with stroke. METHODS An electronic literature search on Web of Science, PubMed and B-on was conducted. Studies from 1999 to 2012 which analysed lower limb MCo during walking in subjects with stroke, were(More)
BACKGROUND 'Treatment burden', defined as both the workload and impact of treatment regimens on function and well-being, has been associated with poor adherence and unfavourable outcomes. Previous research focused on treatment workload but our understanding of treatment impact is limited. This research aimed to systematically review qualitative research to(More)
PURPOSE To review the methodologies used to assess muscle co-contraction (MCo) with surface electromyography (sEMG) during gait in people with neurological impairment. METHODS The Scopus (1995-2013), Web of Science (1970-2013), PubMed (1948-2013) and B-on (1999-2013) databases were searched. Articles were included when sEMG was used to assess MCo during(More)
BACKGROUND Involving family as part of the patient's rehabilitation plan of care might enhance the management of COPD. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a family-based pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program on patients and family members' coping strategies to manage COPD. METHODS Family dyads (patient and family member) were(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a core component of the management of patients with moderate-to-very-severe COPD. However, as impairments in quadriceps muscle strength and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are already present in patients with mild COPD, there is a need to investigate whether PR could also be beneficial to these patients.(More)
AIM This systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive description of the methodologies used in home telemonitoring interventions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to explore patients' adherence and satisfaction with the use of telemonitoring systems. METHODS A literature search was performed from June to August and updated until(More)
Involving institutionalized people with dementia in their routines may be challenging, particularly in advanced stages of the disease. Motor and multisensory stimulation may help to maintain or improve residents' remaining abilities such as communication and self-care. This study examines the effects of a motor and multisensory-based approach on the(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to document the content of the EASY-Care Standard questionnaire to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and present its ICF Core Set. METHOD The EASY-Care was linked to the ICF by two trained health professionals according to the established linking rules. The agreement between the health(More)