Jittima Saengsuwan

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a major risk factor for stroke. The Berlin Questionnaire (BQ) has been shown to be a valid tool to screen for OSA. The literature has limited data on using the BQ in stroke patients; particularly in Thailand and other developing countries. Here, we aimed to develop a Thai-language Berlin Questionnaire (Thai BQ) and to(More)
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES To investigate reliability, discriminative ability and concurrent validity of three functional tests (including the 10-meter walk test (10MWT), timed up and go test (TUGT) and five times sit-to-stand test (FTSST)) using the Functional Independence Measure Locomotor (FIM-L) scores as a standard criterion. (More)
Research and development in the art of cycling using functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the paralysed leg muscles has been going on for around thirty years. A range of physiological benefits has been observed in clinical studies but an outstanding problem with FES-cycling is that efficiency and power output are very low. The present work had the(More)
This study compared the metabolic efficiency of volitional cycling and functional-electrical-stimulation (FES) cycling within a subject group of able-bodied individuals, with a view to further elucidating the mechanisms underlying the low efficiency of FES cycling. Previous studies estimated the metabolic efficiency of volitional cycling and anaesthetised(More)
STUDY DESIGN A 6-month retrospective study. OBJECTIVES To investigate incidence and factors associated with falls in independent ambulatory patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), and to compare levels of ability in those with and without a history of falls. SETTING A tertiary rehabilitation center and community hospitals. METHODS Seventy-seven(More)
BACKGROUND Heart rate can be used to prescribe exercise intensity for development and maintenance of cardiorespiratory fitness. The aim of this study was to identify the dynamics of heart rate response during moderate-to-vigorous treadmill exercise and to explore parameter dependencies with respect to time, intensity level and step-change direction. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in pain reduction and functional improvement. METHODS 367 primary knee osteoarthritis patients with a pain score of 5 or higher were randomized to receive ibuprofen 1,200 mg/day or C. domestica extracts 1,500 mg/day for 4 weeks. The main outcomes were Western Ontario and McMaster(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors aimed to assess the frequency, characteristics, and risk of seizure-related injuries from traffic accidents, near-drowning, burns, fractures, head and soft tissue injuries. MATERIAL AND METHOD Attending physicians assisted 300 consecutive seizure patients to complete a questionnaire. The types and frequency of injuries were then(More)
Robotics-assisted tilt table (RATT) technology provides body support, cyclical stepping movement and physiological loading. This technology can potentially be used to facilitate the estimation of peak cardiopulmonary performance parameters in patients who have neurological or other problems that may preclude testing on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. The(More)
We evaluated the feasibility of an augmented robotics-assisted tilt table (RATT) for incremental cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and exercise training in dependent-ambulatory stroke patients. Stroke patients (Functional Ambulation Category ≤ 3) underwent familiarization, an incremental exercise test (IET) and a constant load test (CLT) on separate(More)