Anthony H. Lequerica

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OBJECTIVE To develop a prediction rule for acutely identifying patients at risk for extended rehabilitation length of stay (LOS) after traumatic brain injury (TBI) by using demographic and injury characteristics. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems. PARTICIPANTS Sample of TBI survivors (N=7284) with injuries(More)
A study was conducted to examine the relationship between subjective and objective measures of mental imagery control. Eighty college undergraduates completed a battery of imagery tests and self-report measures to examine whether questionnaires that purport to measure imagery control or dynamic imagery ability (imagery of movement) would show a stronger(More)
A major goal of physical medicine and rehabilitation is the recovery of function after an injury or the underlying medical condition that has caused impairment in one's daily functioning. The rehabilitation process involves a complex interplay of many factors that influence how well a person benefits from medical rehabilitation. There is burgeoning evidence(More)
PURPOSE This article describes the use of the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a conceptual framework for processing and analyzing the narratives of 50 community-dwelling women with a spinal cord injury. The women were participants in a federally-funded study of stress and coping(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the interrelations of neuropsychological tests and rating scales with in vivo behavioral observation of impulsive behavior, accounting for the mode of expression (verbal or motor). DESIGN Cross-sectional, correlational. SETTING An urban, inpatient rehabilitation facility in the Midwestern United States. PARTICIPANTS Forty patients(More)
PURPOSE The study is performed to examine the impressions of physical and occupational therapists on therapeutic engagement among their patients. Engagement in this context was defined as a patient's deliberate effort to work toward recovery by participating fully in their rehabilitation therapies. METHOD Using a survey approach, physical and occupational(More)
OBJECTIVE To objectively evaluate the effect of ankle foot orthotics (AFOs) on functional ambulation in individuals with hemiplegia secondary to stroke using quantifiable outcome measures. DESIGN With-without repeated measures design. SETTING Rehabilitation research center. PARTICIPANTS Eighteen adults with stroke-related hemiplegia 6 months using a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of insomnia and posttraumatic brain injury (TBI) fatigue (PTBIF) in individuals with moderate to severe TBI, to explore the relationship between PTBIF and insomnia and their association with outcomes. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Five National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research TBI Model(More)
This study investigated relationships among depressive symptoms, cognitive initiation, and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) in 128 older African American medical rehabilitation patients. Participants were administered the Geriatric Depression Scale and measures of cognitive initiation Initiation/Perseveration subtest of the Dementia Rating(More)
The effect of pyridoxine (Vitamin B-6) on dreaming was investigated in a placebo, double-blind study to examine various claims that Vitamin B-6 increases dream vividness or the ability to recall dreams. 12 college students participated in all three treatment conditions, each of which involved ingesting either 100 mg B-6, 250 mg B-6, or a placebo prior to(More)