Rosie Stewart

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OBJECTIVE This study provides a descriptive analysis of the factors affecting pressure garment adherence from the perspective of adult patients with burn injuries and occupational therapy clinicians. METHOD Questionnaires were administered to 23 adult patients with burn injuries and 10 occupational therapy clinicians selected from six provincial hospitals(More)
To clarify the issue of pulmonary dysfunction in diabetes mellitus, lung mechanics and CO transfer were investigated in 22 young (mean age 19.5 +/- 5 years) non-smoking, insulin-dependent diabetic patients and an equal number of matched healthy subjects. Mean closing capacity/total lung capacity (CC/TLC) was significantly greater in the diabetic than in the(More)
In this study, we attempted to establish the prevalence and nature of pulmonary dysfunction in a cross section of a diabetic population and the relationship of pulmonary dysfunction to diabetic factors and complications. Forty insulin-dependent diabetic patients, 15 to 60 yr of age, and 40 healthy reference subjects, matched for age, sex, and race, were(More)
  • R I Stewart
  • South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…
  • 1985
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may incur exercise limitation by any one or combination of disturbances in breathing mechanics, oxygen transport, respiratory muscle metabolism or respiratory regulation and sensation. In spite of the increased ventilation demand/capacity ratio in these patients, the relationship between breathing(More)
PURPOSE Despite the growing popularity of the empowerment construct among social scientists, relatively few empowerment studies involving groupwork with people with physical disabilities exist. This article accordingly describes and analyses the organic development of the empowerment process within a spinal cord injury self-help group, set against the(More)
It was postulated that a nutrition-education programme was as effective an adjunct to a diet-based weight-loss programme as an exercise regimen. Forty-five obese female volunteers were placed on the same 5,000 kJ diet and were then assigned to each of three therapy groups: (i) an exercise group, involving three 1-hour exercise sessions per week (15 women);(More)
We present a technique for simulating dynamic field (free-range) exercise, using a novel computer-controlled cycle ergometer. This modified cycle ergometer takes into account the effect of friction and aerodynamic drag forces on a 70-kg cyclist in a racing position. It also affords the ability to select different gear ratios. We have used this technique to(More)
An attempt was made to determine: (i) the prevalence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction among white and coloured schoolchildren in Cape Town; and (ii) the validity of an exercise test for the diagnosis of asthma in the general population. Children (698 white and 494 coloured) were randomly drawn from schools in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Each(More)