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Smallest real difference, a link between reproducibility and responsiveness
The aim of this study is to show the relationship between test-retest reproducibility and responsiveness and to introduce the smallest real difference (SRD) approach, using the sickness impactExpand
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How to measure comorbidity. a critical review of available methods.
The object of this article was to systematically review available methods to measure comorbidity and to assess their validity and reliability. A search was made in Medline and Embase, with theExpand
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The intra- and interrater reliability of the action research arm test: a practical test of upper extremity function in patients with stroke.
OBJECTIVES To determine the intra- and interrater reliability of the Action Research Arm (ARA) test, to assess its ability to detect a minimal clinically important difference (MCID) of 5.7 points,Expand
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Forced use of the upper extremity in chronic stroke patients: results from a single-blind randomized clinical trial.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Of all stroke survivors, 30% to 66% are unable to use their affected arm in performing activities of daily living. Although forced use therapy appears to improve arm functionExpand
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Satisfactory cross cultural equivalence of the Dutch WOMAC in patients with hip osteoarthritis waiting for arthroplasty.
BACKGROUND Cross cultural validity is of vital importance for international comparisons. OBJECTIVE To investigate the validity of international Dutch-English comparisons when using the DutchExpand
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Intensity of leg and arm training after primary middle-cerebral-artery stroke: a randomised trial
BACKGROUND We investigated the effects of different intensities of arm and leg rehabilitation training on the functional recovery of activities of daily living (ADL), walking ability, and dexterityExpand
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Biomechanics and muscular activity during sit-to-stand transfer.
In the present study 10 healthy subjects were measured, performing sit-to-stand transfers in a natural way. Starting position and speed of movement were standardized. Sagittal kinematics, the groundExpand
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The long-term outcome of arm function after stroke: results of a follow-up study.
PURPOSE To assess the long-term motor and functional recovery of arm function after stroke. DESIGN Cohort study. SUBJECTS Fifty-four patients with a first stroke, who underwent inpatientExpand
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Effects of intensity of rehabilitation after stroke. A research synthesis.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A research synthesis was performed to (1) critically review controlled studies evaluating effects of different intensities of stroke rehabilitation in terms of disabilities andExpand
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Predictive factors of work disability in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic literature review.
BACKGROUND Work disability-a common outcome of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-is a societal (for example, financial costs) and individual problem (for example, loss of status, income, social support, andExpand
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