Jude J. Delparte

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OBJECTIVE To assess efficacy of an interdisciplinary pain program adapted for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) and chronic pain. DESIGN Prospective cohort. SETTING University-affiliated rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-two persons with traumatic or nontraumatic SCI and chronic pain of at least 6 months' duration. METHODS Subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain greater insight into the lived experience of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD). DESIGN Qualitative (phenomenologic) interviews and analysis. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS Individuals with SCI and NBD (N=19) residing in the community. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
BACKGROUND The Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury II (WISCI II) is a hierarchical scale that measures improvements in walking following spinal cord injury (SCI). The WISCI II has good face validity, concurrent validity, and reliability following acute SCI; however, psychometric properties need to be determined for chronic SCI. Because prior studies have(More)
BACKGROUND Device tolerability is an important determinant of subject adherence and intervention effectiveness. Although popular in rehabilitation settings, the tolerability of whole-body vibration (WBV) among patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) is unknown. OBJECTIVE To assess feedback from SCI and non-SCI subjects on the usability of passive standing(More)
OBJECTIVES To implement pressure ulcer (PU) prevention best practices in spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation using implementation science frameworks. DESIGN Quality improvement. SETTING SCI Rehabilitation Center. PARTICIPANTS Inpatients admitted January 2012 to July 2013. INTERVENTIONS Implementation of two PU best practices were targeted: (1)(More)
STUDY DESIGN Mixed (environmental scan, qualitative and semiquantitative). OBJECTIVES To develop a customizable patient and family education resource for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING SCI rehabilitation center (Canada). METHODS An environmental scan was conducted and stakeholder input sought to generate a list of potential handouts and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the psychometric properties of the Spinal Cord Injury Pressure Ulcer Scale (SCIPUS) for pressure ulcer (PU) risk assessment during inpatient rehabilitation. DESIGN Prospective cohort. SETTING Tertiary rehabilitation centers. PARTICIPANTS Individuals (N=759) participating in inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation between(More)
Theta-burst magnetic fields (1 microT) designed to mimic electrical stimuli employed in vitro to affect long-term potentiation have been previously shown to impair the acquisition of conditioned fear. In the current study, the authors were interested in investigating whether similar magnetic fields could affect the consolidation of food-induced conditioned(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain greater insight into the experience of support providers who assist and support individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) for the performance of bowel care. DESIGN Qualitative (phenomenological) interviews and analysis. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS Ten support providers of individuals with SCI. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS Themes(More)
1 iDAPT Research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Centre for Research on Safe Driving, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, 5 Brain and(More)
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