Charles Sèbiyo Batcho

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OBJECTIVES To develop a fitness index unlinked to resting heart rate and suitable for clinical use, and to obtain reference values of this new index for healthy subjects. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS A volunteer sample of healthy subjects (N=100; 50 men; age range, 20-70y) randomly recruited from the general(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether regular brisk walking can promote functional recovery in community-dwelling stroke patients. PATIENTS A total of 44 chronic stroke patients, recruited in Belgium and Benin, respectively European high-income and African low-income countries. METHODS This longitudinal, single-cohort, observational study with 1 intervention(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study describes the development of a Rasch-built scale measuring activity limitations in stroke patients, named ACTIVLIM-Stroke. METHOD This new Rasch-built measure was constructed based on stroke patients' perceptions of difficulty in performing daily activities. Patients were recruited from inpatient and outpatient(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of the ACTIVLIM-Stroke questionnaire in detecting changes in functional status of stroke patients. METHOD Sixty-eight Benin and Belgian stroke patients participated in this 2-month longitudinal study, involving baseline and follow-up assessments. Outcome measures combined ACTIVLIM-Stroke questionnaire,(More)
OBJECTIVE ABILHAND is a Rasch-built questionnaire that measures manual ability in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. This study aimed to examine the test-retest reliability and the responsiveness of ABILHAND in RA patients. METHODS Eighty-eight patients underwent 3 evaluations: the first evaluation was at baseline (time 1), the second was 2 weeks later(More)
OBJECTIVES Several ABILHAND Rasch-built manual ability scales were previously developed for chronic stroke (CS), cerebral palsy (CP), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic sclerosis (SSc) and neuromuscular disorders (NMD). The present study aimed to explore the applicability of a generic manual ability scale unbiased by diagnosis and to study the nature of(More)
When subjects learn a novel motor task, several sources of feedback (proprioceptive, visual or auditory) contribute to the performance. Over the past few years, several studies have investigated the role of visual feedback in motor learning, yet evidence remains conflicting. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the role of online visual(More)
OBJECTIVE Stroke is a major public health problem in developing countries. However, few studies have quantified the functional recovery of stroke patients in sub-Saharan Africa. This study examined the functional recovery of stroke patients in the Republic of Benin. METHODS A total of 68 patients with acute stroke were recruited from hospitals and health(More)
This study aims to investigate the clinimetric properties of ACTIVLIM, a measure of activity limitations, when it is used in daily practice in a large nationwide representative cohort of patients with neuromuscular diseases. A cohort of 2986 patients was assessed at least once over 2 years in 6 national neuromuscular diseases reference centers. Successive(More)
OBJECTIVE To calibrate and validate the Benin version of ABILOCO, a Rasch-built scale developed to assess locomotion ability in stroke patients. DESIGN Prospective study and questionnaire development. SETTING Rehabilitation centers. PARTICIPANTS Stroke patients (N=230; mean age ± SD, 51.1±11.6 y; 64.3% men). INTERVENTION Not applicable. MAIN(More)