Jodie Haselkorn

Learn More
BACKGROUND Effective rehabilitative therapies are needed for patients with long-term deficits after stroke. METHODS In this multicenter, randomized, controlled trial involving 127 patients with moderate-to-severe upper-limb impairment 6 months or more after a stroke, we randomly assigned 49 patients to receive intensive robot-assisted therapy, 50 to(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine success and complication rates for lumbar spinal fusion surgery, predictors of good outcomes, and whether fusion improves success rates of laminectomy for specific low back disorders. DATA SOURCES English-language journal articles published from 1966 through April 1991, identified through MEDLINE searching (spinal fusion plus(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is a leading cause of disability. Rehabilitation robotics have been developed to aid in recovery after a stroke. This study determined the additional cost of robot-assisted therapy and tested its cost-effectiveness. METHODS We estimated the intervention costs and tracked participants' healthcare costs. We collected quality of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of an exercise adherence intervention to maintain daily activity, adherence to exercise, and exercise capacity over 1 year after completion of an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program. DESIGN A 2-group, experimental design was used with randomization into intervention and usual care groups. SETTING(More)
The present study explored complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS). We administered self-report questionnaires to 451 veterans who received healthcare from Veterans Health Administration facilities. CAM use among veterans with MS was widespread; 37% of respondents reported current or past use. Roughly 33% of(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish the prevalence of major depressive episode (MDE) in a large sample of veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS); to identify demographic characteristics, aspects of disease presentation, and perceptions of disability associated with greater concurrent risk for MDE; and to examine the relationship between MDE, service utilization, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with overweight and obesity in veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) and to compare the prevalence in this group with gender-specific published rates for the general population of veterans receiving outpatient care at VA medical facilities. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate ongoing adherence to disease modifying therapies (DMT) among individuals with multiple sclerosis and test the utility of the Health Beliefs Model (HBM) to predict adherence. DESIGN Telephone survey completed at baseline with monthly telephone follow-up for 6 months. SETTING Veterans Health Administration. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-nine(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of exercise in a national sample of veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the association of exercise with quality of life, including physical health, mental health, and participation restriction. DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study linking computerized medical records to mailed survey data from 1999. SETTING(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of physostigmine, a cholinergic agonist, on memory loss after traumatic brain injury (TBI), as compared to placebo or scopolamine, a cholinergic antagonist, using a double-blind, placebo-controlled design. Each subject received each active drug and placebo. Neuropsychological measures (Wechsler Memory(More)