Emel Ekşioğlu

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We prospectively examined 100 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to calculate drug compliance rates, characteristics of compliant and non-compliant patients, and changes in compliance over time. Three assessments were obtained over a one-year follow–up. Detailed drug history of RA and for concomitant disease was queried. Sedimentation rate, C-reactive(More)
BACKGROUND DATA AND OBJECTIVE Although previous studies have evaluated the effect of different kinds of physical therapy in subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS), there have been few investigations assessing the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in shoulder disorders. The goal of this prospective randomized study was to assess whether(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, our objectives were to investigate whether patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have a poorer dynamic balance than normal subjects, and to study the relationship between balance and posture. METHODS Seventy patients (57 men, 13 women) with AS and 35 (31 men, 4 women) controls matched for age, weight, height and body mass(More)
The primary objective of this study was to assess the quality of life (QoL) in spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors. Secondary objectives were to determine the effects of various sociodemographic and clinical characteristics on QoL. This cross-sectional study included 54 patients with SCI. The Turkish version of the Short-Form-36 Health Survey was used to(More)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, inflammatory, rheumatological disease affecting primarily the sacroiliac joint and vertebral column, with an etiology that remains obscure. Cytokines are soluble proteins that have specific roles in inflammatory response, arranging the interaction between cells of the immune system both in natural and specific(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Stanger bath on the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM). Fifty women with FM were randomly divided into two groups. The first group (n=25) was treated with amitriptyline, 10 mg/day for 8 weeks, and Stanger bath, 20 min daily for ten sessions. The second group (n=25) only had amitriptyline, 10 mg/day(More)
OBJECT This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of decompressive surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) on a functional and clinical basis. METHODS A prospective analysis and follow-up of 125 consecutive patients with degenerative LSS between 2000 and 2006 were performed. All patients underwent surgery for lumbar stenosis.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of home versus in-hospital exercise (under supervision) programmes on hip strength, gait speed and cadence in patients with total hip arthroplasty at least one year after operation. SETTING Physical therapy and rehabilitation department. SUBJECTS Twenty-six patients who had had a total hip arthroplasty operation 12-24(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the clinical course of patients with acute low back pain (LBP) throughout 12 weeks and to identify the prognostic factors for non-recovery in the short term. METHOD A total of 91 patients with acute LBP (<3 weeks) were included in this study. Baseline assessments including demographic variables, clinical(More)
The study aims to evaluate prospective results of physical therapy interventions and rehabilitation of arthropathic joints in young male hemophilic patients. Given that the effectiveness of the therapy would be higher if therapy is provided at early ages, a series of males aged 18 years or younger were included in the study.The study is a descriptive case(More)