Gun-Britt Jarnlo

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BACKGROUND Balance impairment is one of the most distressing symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) even with pharmacological treatment (levodopa). A complementary treatment is high frequency stimulation in the subthalamic nucleus (STN). Whether STN stimulation improves postural control is under debate. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of STN(More)
BACKGROUND In most clubfoot studies, the outcome instruments used are designed to evaluate classification or long-term cross-sectional results. Variables deal mainly with factors on body function/structure level. Wide scorings intervals and total sum scores increase the risk that important changes and information are not detected. Studies of the(More)
BACKGROUND The Clubfoot Assessment Protocol (CAP) is a multi dimensional instrument designed for longitudinal follow up of the clubfoot deformity during growth. Item reliability has shown to be sufficient. In this article the CAP's validity and responsiveness is studied using the Dimeglio classification scoring as a gold standard. METHODS Thirty-two(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether separate physical tests of the lower extremities, that assess movement speed and postural control, were associated with cognitive impairment in older community-dwelling subjects. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In this population-based, cross-sectional, cohort study, the following items were assessed: walking speed, walking 2 × 15 m,(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to explore changes in motor function up to 10 years after selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). METHOD The participants comprised 29 children (20 males, nine females) with bilateral spastic diplegia who were consecutively operated on at a median age of 4 years and 3 months and followed until a median age of 15 years. SDR was(More)
AIM To explore changes in performance in daily activities (self-care and mobility) 10 years after selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). METHOD Twenty-four children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy were followed; the median age at SDR was 4 years 1 month (range 2y 5mo-6y 4mo) and at 10-year follow-up was 14 years 6 months (range 12y 3mo-16y 9mo). The(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this work was to study the performance and reliability of a test of fast alternating forearm movements and its relationship with measures of lower extremity function in older women with dementia. METHODS Fast alternating movements was studied in 26 female patients (mean age 81.7 ± 5.9 years) with dementia and 34 controls (mean(More)
Background: Balance impairment is one of the most distressing symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) even with pharmacological treatment (levodopa). A complementary treatment is high frequency stimulation in the subthalamic nucleus (STN). Whether STN stimulation improves postural control is under debate. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of STN(More)
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