Hilary Chatterton

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PURPOSE The survey was undertaken to identify current physiotherapy practice for positioning patients in the first week following stroke. METHOD A postal questionnaire comprised of closed questions, was sent to 674 physiotherapists identified as working with patients in the first week following stroke, who were employed in 155 randomly selected NHS Trusts(More)
AIM To identify effective approaches to recognize diabetes risk and prevent progression to Type 2 diabetes in vulnerable groups, whose diabetes risk may be difficult to identify or manage. METHODS UK-based interventions that assess diabetes risk and/or target known risk factors were identified through four main sources: submissions to two calls for(More)
EMG is the signal widely used in neuromuscular control, biofeedback and measurement applications. Alternative physiological signals are available, but are used relatively infrequently. In the development of assistive devices, such as functional electrical stimulators, it is important to make the device as straightforward to use as possible. This is(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that respiratory function is impaired poststroke. Body position is known to influence respiratory function in normal subjects and those with respiratory pathologies. Its effect on respiratory function after stroke has received little attention. However, one study suggests that some positions used in clinical practice may(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke rehabilitation coordinated by specialist teams and oriented toward functional activities is now common. However, the potential remains for improved outcome, and new methods for improving rehabilitation are being developed. Observation of functional, meaningful activities, via DVD, has been suggested as a technique that may be(More)
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