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OBJECTIVE We examined whether cognitive impairments or depressive symptoms impeded improvement in upper limb function in a clinical repetitive task practice program. DESIGN Participants had mild to moderate upper limb impairment after stroke (n = 20). We characterized baseline cognitive function and depressive symptoms using the Repeatable Battery of(More)
Fifty-four children and adolescents (age 8-17) were assessed two years after a clinical intervention trial of cognitive-behavioural vs. non-focused treatment for depression. Eleven (20.4%) subjects fulfilled criteria for depression, while 21 (38.9%) reported significant depressive symptoms during the previous year. Seventeen young people (31.5%) had a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the psychosocial characteristics of homeless children and their parents. METHOD Homeless families were assessed within 2 weeks of admission to seven hostels and were compared with a group of housed families matched for socioeconomic status. Measures included a semistructured interview, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), the(More)
We report a study of collaborative problem solving among 'groups' of two and three people, collaborating face-to-face or supported by high quality videoconference links. Tasks were completed equally well in each condition but more talk was needed to accomplish the task when 3 individuals collaborated either face-to-face or in video-mediated conditions.(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive impairments occur frequently after stroke and contribute to significant disability. Strategy training shows promise but has not been examined in the acute phase of recovery. OBJECTIVE We conducted a single-blind randomized pilot study estimating the effect of strategy training, relative to reflective listening (attention control), for(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the feasibility, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of repetitive task-specific practice for people with unilateral spatial neglect (USN). METHOD People with USN ≥6 mo poststroke participated in a single-group, repeated-measures study. Attendance, total repetitions, and satisfaction indicated feasibility and pain indicated(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the feasibility of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment of the Upper Extremity "keyform," derived from Rasch analysis, as a method for systematically planning and progressing rehabilitation. DESIGN Feasibility study, single group design. SETTING University rehabilitation research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Participants (N=10; mean age,(More)
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