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OBJECTIVE Evaluation of a therapy programme for stroke patients with apraxia. The programme is based on teaching patients strategies to compensate for the presence of apraxia. This programme was designed for assessment and treatment by occupational therapists. DESIGN The outcome was studied in a pre-post test design. Measurements were conducted at(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the level of daily functioning and quality of life of patients with hypoxic brain injury after a cardiac arrest and to investigate the predictive value of the duration of coma and post-traumatic amnesia in long-term functioning. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. SETTING A Dutch rehabilitation centre. SUBJECTS Thirty-two(More)
BACKGROUND Information about long-term consequences of cardiac arrest is sparse. Because the survival rate is expected to increase, better knowledge of long-term functioning and quality of survival is essential. OBJECTIVES To determine the level of functioning of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors 1-6 years later, and to evaluate the predictive(More)
The objective of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of different types of intervention programs for caregivers of stroke patients. A systematic search using Medline, PsychINFO, AMED and CINAHL till March 2003 was carried out and 22 studies were identified. Four types of support programs could be studied: providing specialist services,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study factors related to quality of life after a hypoxic period due to cardiac arrest. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SUBJECTS Eighty-eight survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, admitted to a Dutch academic hospital between 2001 and 2006. METHODS Patients received a set of questionnaires at home. The main outcome measures were(More)
Given that the research area of cognitive intervention studies in the aging population is growing rapidly, it is important to review and gauge more recent intervention studies, in order to determine the evidence for the effectiveness of cognitive interventions. The purpose of the present review was to update the recent systematic reviews of Papp et al.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the current evidence on the frequency and nature of cognitive impairments in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. DESIGN Systematic review. DATA SOURCES Pubmed, Embase, PsychInfo and Cinahl (1980-2006). No language restriction was imposed. REVIEW METHODS The following inclusion criteria were used: participants had to be(More)
The internal consistency and the diagnostic value of a test for apraxia in patients having had a stroke are presented. Results indicate that the items of the test form a strong and consistent scale: Cronbach's alpha as well as the results of a Mokken scale analysis present good reliability and good scalability. The diagnostic value of the test was(More)
The goal of the present study was to examine the transfer of the effects of cognitive strategy training for stroke patients with apraxia from trained to non-trained tasks. In strategy training, the occurrence of transfer is expected as the training programme is aimed, not at relearning specific tasks, but at teaching patients new ways to handle the problems(More)
BACKGROUND Survivors of a cardiac arrest frequently have cognitive and emotional problems and their quality of life is at risk. We developed a brief nursing intervention to detect cognitive and emotional problems, provide information and support, promote self-management, and refer them to specialised care if necessary. This study examined its effectiveness.(More)