Anita Vētra

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In the current population we observe a rise of chronic health problems often with multiple characteristics. This results in a growing number of people who are experiencing long-term disabilities or difficulties in functioning because of disability. These conditions require a complex response over an extended period of time, that involves coordinated inputs(More)
OBJECTIVES Inpatient rehabilitation is a commonly used complex intervention to improve a person's independence after stroke. Evaluation and comparison of the effects of routine clinical practice could provide a contribution towards optimization of stroke care. The aim of this study is to describe results of inpatient rehabilitation as a complex intervention(More)
Better knowledge of clinical epidemiology and course of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (ASAH) is essential for dedicated planning of the need for services. The aim of the study was to obtain a picture of epidemiology and clinical course of ASAH in Riga City (the capital of Latvia). A retrospective population-based study included residents of Riga City(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE An understanding of the needs of families of preschool children with cerebral palsy (CP) is of essential importance if efficient and cost-effective services are to be provided to them. The aims of this study were to identify the most frequently expressed needs of families with preschool children with CP; differences in the amount(More)
The unique mechanics of the fully upright human spine as important progression factor of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is suggested by warrior authors [1]. Mechanisms leading to progression of scoliotic curve are described as vicious circle [2]. Spine loading during walking increases dynamically and should influence alignment of spine. Recent(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate how functional, social and personal factors are associated with self-perceived level of disability in the chronic phase of stroke in a Latvian stroke population. The consequences of stroke can vary greatly and often leads to long-term disability that, according to the WHO definitions, depends on the interaction between the person(More)
Background Improvement of patients quality of life is one of the main goals in the treatment of AIS. There are well known instruments to estimate the treatment outcomes for patients with AIS, such as SRS questionnaires. Although widely used with patients with AIS, there are still some important aspects of QOL less covered in those instruments. The(More)
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