Jaap Swanenburg

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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 The aim of his study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Expanded Timed Get-up-and-Go (ETGUG) test in patients with bilateral vestibular loss (BVL). METHODS 21 BVL patients (58 ± 14 years) were recruited and measured twice by two raters. After a one hour break ETGUG was repeated by the first rater. 21 age matched controls (CON;(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)
BACKGROUND Gait function may be impaired in patients with vestibular disorders, making gait assessment in the clinical setting relevant for this patient population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the discriminant validity of a gait assessment protocol between patients with vestibular disorders and healthy participants. Furthermore, test re-test(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)
BACKGROUND Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal condition with a point prevalence of around 15% in males and 23% in females that often presents in physiotherapy practice. Physical therapy and/or manipulation therapy is generally the first management option for patients with mechanical neck pain. Physical therapists treat mechanical neck pain with a number(More)
The aim of this study was to test the reliability and validity of a preferred-standing test for measuring the risk of falling. The preferred-standing position of elderly fallers and non-fallers and healthy young adults was measured. The maximal BSW was measured. The absolute and relative reliability and discriminant validity were assessed. The expanded(More)
BACKGROUND Decreased scapulothoracic motion has been associated with various pathologies of the shoulder. Reliable and simple assessment methods of scapular mobility are, however lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interrater reliability of four clinical tests to assess scapulothoracic motion in patients with a slightly restricted shoulder(More)
Introduction: Osteoporosis is a growing healthcare problem in societies with aging populations and DXA is increasingly important to evaluate patients at risk and measure effects of osteoporosis treatment. In Switzerland, as in most Western countries, growing expense of public healthcare forces public authorities to take cost-saving action. The restriction(More)