Caroline M van Heugten3
Ingrid M H Brands2
Ieke Winkens2
Sven Z Stapert2
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Motor rehabilitation therapy is commonly employed after strokes, but outcomes are variable and there is little specific information about the changes in brain activity that are associated with improved function. We performed serial functional MRI (fMRI) on a group of seven patients receiving a form of rehabilitation therapy after stroke in order to(More)
INTRODUCTION In the last decade new treatments based on mental imagery have been developed for patients with stroke. Whether this therapy works for patients with neglect is currently unclear. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether patients with a right hemisphere stoke complicated with unilateral neglect were less capable of performing motor imagery as compared(More)
Current medical models assume that all illness is secondary to disease. Revision is needed to explain illnesses without disease and improve organisation of health care Cultural and professional models of illness influence decisions on individual patients and delivery of health care. The biomedical model of illness, which has dominated health care for the(More)
This paper describes the development of and reports on the accuracy of the Rivermead video-based clinical gait analysis method (RIVCAM), a simple and comparatively inexpensive movement recording system, which operates at 50 Hz. The system comprises five basic steps; firstly subjects are recorded using a PAL video camera with white markers affixed to the(More)
BACKGROUND Within a multi-centre randomised controlled trial in three nursing homes, a process evaluation of a mental practice intervention was conducted. The main aims were to determine if the intervention was performed according to the framework and to describe the therapists' and participants' experiences with and opinions on the intervention. METHODS(More)
Gait in stroke patients is often characterised by slower speeds, which may be exacerbated by situations that combine gait with a cognitive task, leading to difficulties with everyday activities. Interaction between cognitive task performance and gait speed may differ according to walking intensity. This study examines the effects of two cognitive tasks on(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this appraisal is to offer guidance to clinicians on applying motor imagery in neurorehabilitation and provide guidance to support this process. METHOD We used evidence from a variety of fields as well as clinical experience with motor imagery to develop guidance for employing motor imagery during neurorehabilitation. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE Aphasia can profoundly affect a person's capacity for social participation. The purpose of this study is to describe how people with aphasia participate socially, and to investigate the factors which are related to social participation. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in 150 people with aphasia using a structured interview format,(More)
Previous studies have shown that walking is not a purely automatic motor task but places demands on sensory and cognitive systems. We set out to investigate whether complex walking tasks, as when walking down a steeper gradient while performing a concurrent cognitive task, would demand gait adaptation beyond those required for walking under low-challenge(More)
The objective of the study was to examine psychometric characteristics of two measures related to mental slowness experienced after stroke: One measure is aimed at performance on tasks, the other is a questionnaire evaluating perceived consequences of mental slowness. A group of 37 stroke patients and 33 matched controls were studied. A subgroup of 10(More)