Johanna F Geboers

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OBJECTIVES To determine (1) whether use of an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) by patients with ankle dorsiflexor paresis leads to decreased muscle activity, immediately or 6 weeks after AFO use, and (2) whether this decrease (if present) differs between healthy and paretic subjects. DESIGN Cross-sectional and longitudinal randomized case-control study. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate satisfaction with respite care, the well-being of informal caregivers and patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) who receive respite care by day-care activity centers, and factors related to caregiver well-being. DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING Adult day-care activity centers. PARTICIPANTS A sample of(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between ankle dorsiflexor strength and performances on several walking tests and to determine the effect of ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) use on walking tests. The following tests were used: 10-metre walking test (with and without three stairs), a complex walking task (6-minute walk with cognitive loading)(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a difference exists in restoration of strength between patients with a recent paresis of the dorsiflexors of the ankle using an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) and patients without an AFO. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. SETTING Patients from regional hospitals, tested in a rehabilitation research center. PARTICIPANTS(More)
This study was performed in order to determine the loss of strength of the dorsiflexors in healthy persons after immobilization of the ankle, and the ability of these muscles to regain strength. First, isometric ankle dorsiflexion strength was measured in 33 healthy male and 39 female subjects in age categories 20-40 and 40-80 years, in order to obtain(More)
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