Saleh Al-Oraibi

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PURPOSE To determine the smallest significant change in mechanical efficiency (MEnet) measured by a stair-climbing test. METHODS Duplicate stair-climbing tests (T1 and T2), with more than a 30-minute rest between, were performed by 51 children with diplegic cerebral palsy (CP) at levels II and III of Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of implementing constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in Jordan, a country with a different culture to that of the western world where CIMT has previously been investigated. METHOD Twenty children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP) were randomised to either CIMT or neurodevelopmental(More)
BACKGROUND Severe knee contractures that develop soon after muscle imbalance may not improve with stretching exercises and splinting. An alternative treatment is serial casting, which has been used to promote increased range of motion. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of using serial casting and passive stretching(More)
We examined the efficacy of modified constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy (HABIT) in a special education preschool/kindergarten in Israel. Twelve children (1.5-7 years) with congenital hemiplegic cerebral palsy were randomized to receive modified CIMT (n = 6) or HABIT (n = 6). Occupational and physical(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this case report is to describe for the first time, the use of serial casting in the management of knee joint flexion contracture for a young child with spina bifida. [Case Description] The child was 6 years old, and had L3-L4 spina bifida level lesion with quadriceps muscle strength grade 3 +. The child had previously received(More)
PURPOSE The main purpose of this study was to explore factors influencing job satisfaction and dissatisfaction among Jordanian occupational therapists. METHODS Ours was an explorative qualitative study involving the use of structured open-ended written questions. Participants were asked to answer in narrative their perception about the factors behind(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the recent campaigns to eliminate smoking, the rates are still increasing world-wide. Exposure to passive smoking (PS) is associated with morbidity and mortality from awful diseases. Although many college students smoke, little is known about their exposure to PS, common places and sources of exposures in Saudi Arabia. AIM The aim of(More)
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