Edith H . C . Cup

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PURPOSE To construct a questionnaire to measure skills in which notably both hands are active, which is suitable for patients with a disease of one or both hands and to research its response stability and possible improvements. METHOD Using the Dutch elaboration of the ICIDH and then experts in a Delphi round, the questionnaire was constructed.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Occupational therapy (OT) is an important aspect of stroke rehabilitation. The objective of this study was to determine from the available literature whether OT interventions improve outcome for stroke patients. METHODS An extensive search in MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED, and SCISEARCH was performed. Studies with controlled and(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize and critically appraise the available evidence on exercise therapy and other types of physical therapies for patients with neuromuscular diseases (NMD). DATA SOURCES Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE (Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine), and(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop recommendations regarding outcome measures and topics to be addressed in rehabilitation for persons with neuralgic amyotrophy (NA), this study explored which functions and activities are related to persisting pain in NA and which questionnaires best capture these factors. DESIGN A questionnaire-based survey from 2 cross-sectional(More)
OBJECTIVE To synthesize patients' views on the impact of stroke on their roles and self. DATA SOURCES PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO, and Cochrane searched from inception to September 2010, using a combination of relevant Medical Subject Headings and free-text terms. This search was supplemented by reference tracking. STUDY SELECTION Qualitative(More)
PURPOSE Self-management has become an important concept in stroke rehabilitation; however, the way that people post-stroke reflect on the concept of self-management has not yet been studied. This qualitative study explored the reflections of persons post-stroke on self-management, readiness and needs in self-management support. METHODS Focus group(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore consultation reports for patient and employment characteristics and recommendations on employment regarding patients with neuromuscular diseases (NMDs). DESIGN Retrospective study of multidisciplinary reports. SETTING An outpatient neuromuscular clinic at a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Reports (N=102) of patients with NMDs.(More)
PURPOSE Self-management has become an important concept in stroke rehabilitation. This study explored allied healthcare professionals' (AHPs) perceptions and beliefs regarding the self-management of stroke survivors and their knowledge and skills regarding stroke self-management interventions. METHOD Four focus group interviews were conducted with 27(More)
PURPOSE Reasons for referral of patients with chronic, slowly progressive neuromuscular disorders (NMD) to occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT) and speech therapy (ST) are often unclear. One-off consultations by OT, PT and ST can help patients and physicians to decide if therapy is needed. We present a construct for a questionnaire, the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To report the predictive validity of the perceived limitations in activities and need questionnaire (PLAN-Q), a screening instrument to support neurologists to select patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMD) for referral for a one-off consultation by occupational therapist (OT), physical therapist (PT) and speech therapist (ST). (More)