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Physiotherapy based on the Bobath concept for adults with post-stroke hemiplegia: a review of effectiveness studies.
  • M. Paci
  • Medicine
  • Journal of rehabilitation medicine
  • 2003
Results show no evidence proving the effectiveness of neurodevelopmental treatment or supporting neuro developmental treatment as the optimal type of treatment, but neither do methodological limitations allow for conclusions of non-efficacy. Expand
Motor and functional recovery in patients with post-stroke depression
Results show a negative impact of PSD on the functional recovery process after discharge and not during hospitalisation, indicating PSD is not an influencing factor for motor recovery. Expand
Effectiveness of fingertip light contact in reducing postural sway in older people.
Results indicate that the effectiveness of LT in reducing postural sway may be greater in older than in younger persons, perhaps because in older persons haptic cues from upper extremity might counterbalance sub-clinical sensory loss in the lower extremities. Expand
Glenohumeral subluxation in hemiplegia: An overview.
This review summarizes the recent advances in glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) in hemiplegic patients and analyzes the reliability and validity of clinical evaluation and the effectiveness of differentExpand
Pusher behaviour: A critical review of controversial issues
Findings on controversial issues regarding PB, namely correlation with neglect, neural correlates and underlying mechanisms are critically summarized, and the existence of a multicomponential network reliable for upright posture control is suggested. Expand
Shoulder subluxation after stroke: relationships with pain and motor recovery.
Glenohumeral subluxation is a factor associated with shoulder pain development and with arm motor recovery and should be treated in the acute stage of hemiplegia. Expand
Physiotherapy for pusher behaviour in a patient with post-stroke hemiplegia.
A literature-based physiotherapy treatment for a stroke patient with clear pusher behaviour makes the patient able to use compensatory strategies for functional activities and results were not maintained to the end of the treatment period. Expand
The assessment of subjective visual vertical: comparison of two psychophysical paradigms and age-related performance
V measures obtained with the ADJ and 2AFC methods were comparable, but the latter measures were more resistant to artifacts that might affect the measurement, suggesting the lower sensitivity found in older persons may have an influence on their ability to interact with the environment and may contribute to impairment of postural control. Expand
The Scale for Contraversive Pushing: A Reliability and Validity Study
The results provide support for use of the Scale for Contraversive Pushing based on its reliability and validity using a modified cutoff criterion to make a diagnosis of PB. Expand
Types of article published in physiotherapy journals: a quantitative analysis.
The distribution of different types of article in physiotherapy journals is similar to other disciplines and the improvement of RCTs represents an important move in the right direction for evidence-based physiotherapy research. Expand