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This study investigated energy expenditure and obstacle course negotiation between the C-leg and various non-microprocessor control (NMC) prosthetic knees and compared a quality of life survey (SF-36v2) of use of the C-leg to national norms. Thirteen subjects with unilateral limb loss (12 with trans-femoral and one with a knee disarticulation amputation)(More)
OBJECTIVE to examine the effects of the Informatics for Diabetes Education and Telemedicine (IDEATel) telemedicine intervention and pedometer use on physical activity (PA) and impairment in older adults with diabetes. DESIGN randomised clinical trial. Subjects ethnically diverse medically underserved Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes (n= 1,650). (More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the types and influences of health behavior goals self-selected by post hospitalized cardiac patients. METHODS Subjects participated in a trial assessing the effectiveness of a health behavior change program. RESULTS Nearly 95% of smokers and 89.7% of patients with elevated weights selected a smoking and/or dietary modification(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The importance of physical performance measures and their influence on predicting future disability has been suggested; however, the association between resilience and physical performance measures in older women needs further study. The purpose of this research study was to investigate the resilience level in a convenience sample of(More)
<italic>Determining the effectiveness of parallelization requires performance data about elapsed process time and total CPU time. Furthermore, it is desirable not to have to run a parallel application in a stand-alone environment in order to obtain the profile. This paper describes the CONVEX performance analyzer,</italic> CXpa, <italic>with the capability(More)
Little research has been published concerning the differences between health oriented and ethically oriented vegetarians. The present study compared differences in conviction, nutrition knowledge, dietary restriction, and duration of adherence to vegetarianism between the two groups. Subjects completed an online survey and were grouped by original reason(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective longitudinal cohort. OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical characteristics of patients with low back pain according to physician referral source, and to identify associations between referral source and discharge functional status, as well as number of physical therapy visits. BACKGROUND Little is known about associations(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of medical records. OBJECTIVES To describe characteristics of patients with lumbar spine dysfunction, and to compare functional outcome and number of visits to physical therapy according to type of physician referral. BACKGROUND The type of referral, characterized as prescriptive or open, has been associated with the(More)