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The Neck Disability Index (NDI) is a widely used questionnaire in the assessment of disability of neck patients. The aim of this study was to translate the NDI according to established guidelines into German (NDI-G) and to test the psychometric properties. Patients with acute (ACU) and chronic neck pain (CHR) and a healthy control group (HCG) completed the(More)
BACKGROUND Additional tasks that are assumed to disturb standing postural control can be divided in added motor or added cognitive tasks. It is unknown which type of task causes the most disturbances of postural control in elderly. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether the dual tasking disturbance of postural control in elderly is(More)
OBJECTIVE Information about recurrence and prognostic factors is important for patients and practitioners to set realistic expectations about the chances of full recovery and to reduce patient anxiety and uncertainty. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess recurrence and prognostic factors for neck pain in a chiropractic patient population at 1(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of a forceplate postural balance protocol in a group of elderly fallers and non-fallers. The measurements were tested in single and dual-task conditions, with and without vision. METHODS 37 elderly (mean age 73 +/- 6 years) community-dwellers were included in this study. All were tested(More)
Background: Performance of additional tasks disturbs postural control in elderly. It is unknown, however, how postural control is affected in elderly fallers and non-fallers in a reduced sensory situation. Objective: To compare differences between single and dual tasking in three test conditions; (1) no-vision, (2) under reduced somatosensory information(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine whether force plate variables in single- and dual-task situations are able to predict the risk of multiple falls in a community-dwelling elderly population. Two hundred and seventy elderly persons (225 females, 45 males; age, 73+/-7 years) performed balance assessment with and without vision. Seven force plate(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of calcium/vitamin D supplements with a combination of calcium/vitamin D supplements and exercise/protein on risk of falling and postural balance. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING University hospital physiotherapy department. SUBJECTS Twenty-four independently living elderly females aged 65 years and older with(More)
OBJECTIVE The Lysholm score and the Tegner activity scale are widely used for assessing knee function and activity level after knee ligament injuries. This study aimed to asses validity and reliability of the German versions of the Lysholm score (Lysholm-G) and the Tegner activity scale (Tegner-G) in patients after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS(More)
The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to determine whether the maximal width of the base of support (BSW) measure is able to predict the risk of multiple falls in community-dwelling women. Thirty-eight community-dwelling women (mean age of 72 ± 8 years old) participated. Falls were prospectively recorded during the following year. Overall, 29(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this observational, prospective cohort study were to: assess the patients' and therapists' perception of change after physiotherapy in an orthopedic hospital's outpatient clinic; relate these retrospective assessments to a serial assessment of pain; and study the influence of patient characteristics on the perceived change. METHODS(More)