Anke Scheel-Sailer

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OBJECTIVE To compare the shoulder load during handcycling and wheelchair propulsion under similar conditions of external power in persons with spinal cord injury. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SUBJECTS Eight men with spinal cord injury. METHODS Kinetics and kinematics were measured during handbike and wheelchair propulsion at 25, 35, 45 and 55 W on a(More)
OBJECTIVE Functioning is an important outcome to measure in cohort studies. Clear and operational outcomes are needed to judge the quality of a cohort study. This paper outlines guiding principles for reporting functioning in cohort studies and addresses some outstanding issues. DESIGN Principles of how to standardize reporting of data from a cohort study(More)
STUDY DESIGN This was a prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES The objective was to describe the incidence, prevalence, characteristics of pressure ulcers (PUs) and the association with specific patient characteristics in a consecutive sample of in-patients with a spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING An acute care and rehabilitation clinic specialized in(More)
BACKGROUND Health conditions in people with spinal cord injury are major determinants for disability, reduced well-being, and mortality. However, population-based evidence on the prevalence and treatment of health conditions in people with spinal cord injury is scarce. OBJECTIVE To investigate health conditions in Swiss residents with spinal cord injury,(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical assessment schedule (CLAS) is a core part of the ICF-based implementation of functioning reporting across health conditions and along the continuum of care. AIM The Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section and Board of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS PRM) workshop held in January 2016 aimed to develop and specify a(More)
Background: Traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) has a high personal and socio-economic impact. Effective public health prevention policies that aim to reduce this burden are reliant on contemporary information of the risk and underlying causes of TSCI. This study contextualizes Swiss annual incidence rates within the European context, and provides detailed(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of the spatial orientation of the crank axis on mechanical efficiency, physiological strain and perceived discomfort in submaximal synchronous arm crank ergometry. METHODS Twelve able-bodied individuals performed 12 submaximal exercise bouts of 3 minutes (women: 20 W/25 W; men: 25 W/35 W). The crank axis position was defined(More)
PURPOSE To illustrate how routinely written narrative admission and discharge reports of a rehabilitation program for eight youths with chronic neurological health conditions can be transformed to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. METHODS First, a qualitative content analysis was conducted by building meaningful units(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVES To investigate annual rates and geographic variation of health care utilization in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), and to identify factors associated with health care utilization. SETTING Community setting, entire country of Switzerland. METHODS Annual rates of planned and emergency visits to the(More)
STUDY DESIGN This was a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to identify the care-seeking behavior of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) with respect to the various health care providers and ascertain circumstances that lead to situations where required care was not received. SETTING This study was(More)