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UNLABELLED Kang BS, Shin HI, Bang MS. Effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the hand motor cortical area on central pain after spinal cord injury. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the analgesic effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) applied on the hand motor cortical area in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) who have(More)
BACKGROUND It is suggested that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can produce lasting changes in corticospinal excitability and can potentially be used for the treatment of neuropathic pain. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying the effects of tDCS are unknown. OBJECTIVE We investigated the underlying neural mechanisms of tDCS for(More)
OBJECTIVES To provide a Korean translation of the International Spinal Cord Injury Basic Pain Data Set (ISCIBPDS) and evaluate the interrater reliability of the translated version. SETTING Survey of community-dwelling people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in South Korea. METHODS The initial translation was performed by two translators with an in-depth(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of the ICF for initial comprehensive evaluation of early post-acute spinal cord injury. METHOD A comprehensive evaluation of 62 early post-acute spinal cord injury (SCI) patients was conducted by rehabilitation team members, such as physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, medical(More)
Neuropathic pain is one of the major problems of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), which remains refractory to treatment despite a variety of therapeutic approach. Multimodal neuroimaging could provide complementary information for brain mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain, which could be based on development of more effective treatment strategies.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the characteristics of community-dwelling spinal cord injury (SCI) persons with obesity, including diet, socioeconomic factors, weight reduction method, and frequency of body weight and abdominal circumference measurements. METHODS We developed a questionnaire based on 'the Fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination(More)
Persons with disabilities use more health care services due to ill health and face higher health care expenses and burden. This study explored the incidence of catastrophic health expenditures of households with persons with disabilities compared to that of those without such persons. We used the Korean Health Panel (KHP) dataset for the years 2010 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the length of hospital stay (LOS) after stroke using the database of the Korean Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service. METHODS We matched the data of patients admitted for ischemic stroke onset within 7 days in the Departments of Neurology of 12 hospitals to the data from the database of the Korean Health Insurance Review &(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the Motor Impairment Scale (MIS) of the Korean long-term care insurance (LTCI) system by comparing with the service time offered for aiding activities of daily living (ADL) and the ADL score. METHODS A total of 407 elderly subjects without dementia who had used LTCI services were included in this study. Spearman correlations and(More)
PURPOSE To develop a patient self-completed questionnaire from the items of the Brief Core Set Questionnaire for Breast Cancer (BCSQ-BC) and to investigate the prevalence of specific dysfunctions throughout the course of cancer and treatments. METHODS From January 2010 to February 2011, 96 breast cancer patients were evaluated with BCSQ-BC developed for(More)
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