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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness and cost of physical therapy (PT) or occupational therapy (OT) in patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). DESIGN Prospective randomized controlled trial, with 1 year follow-up. SETTING Two university hospitals. PATIENTS One hundred thirty-five patients who had been suffering from RSD of one upper(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An active strategy was developed for the implementation of the clinical guidelines on physical therapy for patients with low back pain. The effect of this strategy on patients' physical functioning, coping strategy, and beliefs regarding their low back pain was studied. SUBJECTS One hundred thirteen primary care physical therapists(More)
PURPOSE To construct a questionnaire to measure skills in which notably both hands are active, which is suitable for patients with a disease of one or both hands and to research its response stability and possible improvements. METHOD Using the Dutch elaboration of the ICIDH and then experts in a Delphi round, the questionnaire was constructed.(More)
Cognitive-behavioral factors are considered important in the development of chronic disability and pain in patients with low back pain. In a prospective cohort study of 277 patients undergoing surgery for lumbosacral radicular syndrome, the predictive value of preoperatively measured cognitive-behavioral factors (fear of movement/(re)injury, passive pain(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip or knee. METHODS A randomized single blind, clinical trial was conducted in a primary care setting. Patients with hip or knee OA by American College of Rheumatology criteria were selected. Two intervention groups were compared. Both groups received(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect on the process of care of an active strategy to implement clinical guidelines on physiotherapy for low back pain. DESIGN A cluster randomised controlled trial comparing an active strategy with standard dissemination. SETTING Primary care physiotherapy practices. PARTICIPANTS 113 physiotherapists were randomly(More)
There is evidence for the efficacy of allied health care in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, barriers exist that hamper implementation of evidence into daily practice. We conducted a survey to investigate: (1) to what extent PD patients currently utilize allied health care for relevant problems in the core areas of allied health care and (2) the level of(More)
There are no adequate comparative studies on physical therapy (PT) versus occupational therapy (OT) in patients with complex regional pain syndrome I (CRPS I). Therefore, we conducted a prospective randomised clinical trial to assess their effectiveness. The outcomes regarding reducing pain and normalising active range of motion (AROM) are discussed.(More)
We present a systematic review of prospective cohort studies. Our aim was to assess prognostic factors associated with functional recovery of patients with whiplash injuries. The failure of some patients to recover following whiplash injury has been linked to a number of prognostic factors. However, there is some inconsistency in the literature and there(More)
The transition from acute to chronic low back pain (LBP) is influenced by many interacting factors. Pain-related fear, as measured by the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK) and the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ), is one of these factors. The objectives of this study were to investigate, in a population with acute LBP, the reliability of TSK(More)