Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen

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OBJECTIVE To study if computerized working memory (WM) training, in the sub-acute phase after acquired brain injury, in patients with impaired WM, improves WM, cognition and psychological health. RESEARCH DESIGN A randomized study (n = 47) with an intervention group (IG) and a control group (CG), mean age 47.7 years. The WAIS-III NI, Digit span,(More)
This article represents the update of the European Stroke Initiative Recommendations for Stroke Management. These guidelines cover both ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attacks, which are now considered to be a single entity. The article covers referral and emergency management, Stroke Unit service, diagnostics, primary and secondary prevention,(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional kinematic analysis provides quantitative and qualitative assessment of upper-limb motion and is used as an outcome measure to evaluate impaired movement after stroke. The number of kinematic variables used, however, is diverse, and models for upper-extremity motion analysis vary. OBJECTIVE The authors aim to identify a set of(More)
BACKGROUND Development of reliable and objective evaluation methods is required, particularly for natural and goal-oriented upper-extremity tasks. Three-dimensional imaging measurement techniques have turned out to be a powerful tool for a quantitative and qualitative assessment of multijoint movements. The purpose of this study was to develop and test a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether training in a virtual environment with a haptic device will improve motor function in the left hemiparetic arm of a stroke subject. DESIGN Single case, A-B-A design. SETTING University hospital research laboratory. PARTICIPANT A man in his late fifties (right handed), with a right-hemisphere lesion that caused a(More)
BACKGROUND Kinematic movement analysis is increasingly used as an outcome measure in evaluation of upper extremity function after stroke. Little is known, however, about what observed longitudinal changes in kinematics mean in the context of an individual's functioning. In this study, the responsiveness and expected change in kinematic measures associated(More)
BACKGROUND Kinematic analysis is a powerful method for an objective assessment of movements and is increasingly used as an outcome measure after stroke. Little is known about how the actual movement performance measured with kinematics is related to the common traditional assessment scales. The aim of this study was to determine the relationships between(More)
The purpose of this study is to assess short- and long-distance walking performance in indoor and outdoor environments of slow and fast walkers' subjects living in the community in the later stage post-stroke. Thirty-six subjects with at least 6 months post-stroke were included and divided into two groups based on their walking speed in the clinical(More)
PURPOSE To describe cognitive function, activities of daily living (ADL), housing and return to work after cardiac arrest (CA) and examine the prognostic value of early assessments. METHOD Two years after CA 22 persons were assessed with the Barrow Neurological Screen for Higher Cerebral Functions (BNIS) and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM). Data(More)