We previously demonstrated that using rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) to accentuate the beat and increase the tempo of music immediately increased walking distance and distracted from pain in patients with claudication. We hypothesized that it would be feasible to tailor a home-based walking exercise program using rhythm-controlled RAS-enhanced music, ...
Objectives: To examine the differences in serum leptin levels and other relevant factors between male
methamphetamine (METH) abusers during early abstinence and healthy controls. Methods: Fifty-five male METH
abusers less than 2 weeks after quitting and 50 male healthy controls were enrolled. Abstinence was confirmed
by daily negative urine drug screening ...
In this secondary analysis of data from the OPTICARE trial, we compared the effects of two
behavioral interventions integrated into cardiac rehabilitation to standard rehabilitation with regard to
functional capacity, fatigue, and participation in society.
This is a randomized controlled trial.
This study was conducted in a ...
Sleep disturbances in TBI population can have negative consequences on physical, psychological and cognitive recovery. While polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard for evaluating sleep disorders, actigraphy has been widely used to screen for sleep-wake disorders, especially ones that change longitudinally. In a small sample of TBI patients (n=50, ...
We compared walking in hospital and on discharge from in-patient geriatric rehabilitation. Method: Participants included 28 adults (22 women) with a mean age of 85.4 (SD 6.8) years, ambulating independently with planned discharge to the community. Steps per day, short and long walking bouts, and cadence (steps per minute) were measured using an ...
Background: The immediate postoperative prosthesis has been purported to allow early mobilization with potential physical and psychologic benefits to patients. This study used accelerometers and validated questionnaires to prospectively examine activity level and quality of life data for patients receiving an immediate postoperative prosthesis after transtibial amputation.
Methods: A total ...