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Neck pain is common in rheumatological practice. Assessment of outcome is difficult without objective measures. A neck pain questionnaire using nine five-part sections has been devised to overcome this problem. Forty-four rheumatology out-patients with neck pain were studied. Questionnaires were completed on days 0 and 3-5, and at 1 and 3 months. There was(More)
BACKGROUND Joint replacements are common procedures and treatment of choice for those with intractable joint pain and disability arising from arthropathy of the hip or knee. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation is considered integral to the outcome of joint replacement. OBJECTIVES To assess the evidence for effectiveness of multidisciplinary rehabilitation on(More)
PURPOSE To explore possible candidates for a common outcome measure for brain injury rehabilitation in younger adults. METHOD Patients recovering from brain injury pass through several different stages of rehabilitation, illustrated by the 'Slinky model'. Outcome measures used to assess progress must not only meet scientific criteria for validity and(More)
BACKGROUND Multidisciplinary rehabilitation (MD) is an important component of symptomatic and supportive treatment for Multiple sclerosis (MS), but evidence base for its effectiveness is yet to be established. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of organized MD rehabilitation in adults with MS. To explore rehabilitation approaches that are effective in(More)
AIMS To use data generated from an integrated care pathway (ICP) to describe the characteristics of patients presenting with depression in a brain injury rehabilitation programme and to assess their response to treatment with sertraline. SETTING A regional rehabilitation unit providing inpatient rehabilitation for young patients (16-65) with severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare goal attainment scaling (GAS) and standardized measures in evaluation of person-centred outcomes in neurorehabilitation. DESIGN A prospective cohort analysis from a tertiary inpatient neuro-rehabilitation service for younger adults with complex neurological disability. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS Consecutive patients (n = 164) admitted for(More)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a complex and poorly-understood condition characterized by: (a) pain and altered sensation; (b) motor disturbance and soft tissue change; (c) vasomotor and autonomic changes; and (d) psychosocial disturbance. Neurological symptoms typically do not conform to any particular pattern of nerve damage. Many different names(More)
OBJECTIVE As their differential needs are unknown and to inform service planning, this study (a) examined experiences of caring for adults with acquired brain injury (ABI) and (b) compared these with carers of adults with dementia. DESIGN Cross-sectional postal survey. ABI carer experiences were compared with those of a previously studied group of(More)
This article reports a parallel survey of consultants working in the fields of neurology, rehabilitation and palliative medicine, and explores the interface between the three specialties in providing services for people with long-term neurological conditions. There was general agreement with respect to the core contributions offered by each specialty.(More)
Long-term neurological conditions (LTNCs) comprise a diverse set of conditions resulting from injury or disease of the nervous system that will affect an individual for life. Some 10 million people in the UK are living with a neurological condition which has a significant impact on their lives, and they make up 19% of hospital admissions. These guidelines(More)