Month: July 2021

The effects of resistance training on children with burns: a meta-analysis by Sha Yang

The aim of this study was to evaluate effectiveness and safety of resistance training (RT). Data were retrieved from Medline, EMBASE, PubMed, CINAHL and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Central) databases from inception to April 2020. Quantitative studies on RT for muscle strength, lean body mass, cardiopulmonary function, metabolism, quality of life, and pain…

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Self-management challenges following hospital discharge for patients with multimorbidity: a longitudinal qualitative study of a motivational interviewing intervention by Carina Brandberg

CONCLUSIONS: Self-management for patients with multimorbidity in the first post-discharge period does not equate to a fixed set of tasks, but varies over the post-discharge period. Self-management challenges include not only the burden of the disease itself, but also that of navigating and understanding the healthcare system. Hence, self-management support post-discharge involves both aiding patients…

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Phase III Trials of Enhanced Versus Usual Care Physical Therapy for Patients at Risk for Poor Outcome Following Knee Arthroplasty: A Perspective on Meaning and a Way Forward by Daniel L Riddle

Physical therapy is routinely delivered to patients after discharge from the hospital following knee arthroplasty (KA). Posthospitalization physical therapy is thought to be beneficial, particularly for those patients most at risk for poor outcome, the subgroup with persistent function-limiting pain despite an apparently successful surgery. Research teams have undertaken 3 large-scale multicenter Phase III randomized…

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Exploring how people with chronic pain understand their pain: a qualitative study by Sam Keen

CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that people understand pain through inconsistent experiential models that may resist attempts at conceptual integration. Participants’ elaborations showed diverse and dissonant conceptualisations, with experiential themes of restricted living; assault on the self; pursuit of understanding pain and abandonment of that pursuit. Responses, although unexpectedly compatible with PNE, suggested that PNE was…

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