Laura Vogtle

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OBJECTIVE Widely accepted models of disability suggest that actual use of an impaired upper extremity in everyday life frequently deviates from its motor capacity, as measured by laboratory tests. Yet, direct measures of real-world use of an impaired upper extremity are rare in pediatric neurorehabilitation. This paper examines how well the Pediatric Motor(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this work was to examine the concerns of living with recurrent seizures as expressed by older adults with epilepsy (OAE). METHODS Thirty-three community-dwelling adults over the age of 60 (mean age=65, range 60-80) were surveyed as to their concerns living with epilepsy. All patients were being treated for intractable partial epilepsy(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the effects of non-nutritional factors alone on the growth of children with cerebral palsy (CP). 20 children with hemiplegic CP, normal stature and normal triceps skinfold measurements had 16 different anthropometric measures performed on each side of the body (affected vs unaffected). All measures of breadth,(More)
PURPOSE To examine cognitive functioning in community-dwelling older adults with chronic partial epilepsy and demographically matched healthy older adults. METHODS Standardized measures of neurocognitive function were collected as part of an ongoing study investigating health-related quality-of-life issues in older adults with epilepsy. Cognitive tests(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this work was to review the randomized controlled trial (RCT) literature on antiepileptic medication effects on health-related quality of life in seniors with epilepsy. METHODS Studies published from 1998 to June 2002 were identified by searching through Medline and the Cochrane Clinical Trials Register. Pre-1998 RCTs identified by(More)
Little is known about cognitive functioning of older adults with chronic partial epilepsy. We examined cognitive performance of this epilepsy patient group over 2-3 years. Seventeen older adults with epilepsy and 17 healthy older adults were administered measures of overall cognition and verbal memory at baseline and 2-3 years later. At baseline, older(More)
Cancellation tests are used extensively to identify visual search deficiencies in people with neurologic conditions, but little is known about how healthy adults perform on these tests. This study described the performance and types of search strategies used by healthy adults to complete cancellation tests from the Brain Injury Visual Assessment Battery for(More)
PURPOSE To examine the consistency of pain and fatigue and describe pain interference with daily activities in ambulatory (AMB) and non-ambulatory (non-AMB) adults with cerebral palsy (CP) over a 3-month period. METHOD A repeated measures design with 26 participants (12 AMB, 14 non-AMB) acting as their own controls. Pain and fatigue data were collected(More)
This study evaluated changes in occupational therapists' practice behaviors after completion of an online continuing education (CE) program delivered over a hospital Intranet system. The setting was a large rural medical system covering parts of two southeastern states. A convenience sample of 28 occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this exploratory pilot study was to examine the effect of exercise on pain and fatigue in adults with CP. METHOD Twenty-six participants (12 ambulatory, 14 non-ambulatory; 10 males, 16 females; mean age 42.3 ± 11.2 years) enrolled in a study using a repeated measures design including baseline, intervention and follow-up phases of 12(More)