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Purpose : Return to work (RTW) after stroke is one of the critical issues for both employer and employee. Early RTW is a manifestation of social restoration for the disabled stroke as well as an effective way to reduce social costs related stroke. Method : This paper discusses the medical...
Purpose : In vocational rehabilitation, the selection and tailoring of the work place is tightly bound with the integration or reintegration of people with disabilities into the work environment. Instruments which ease this task are assessment systems as well as information systems of technical...
Purpose : This paper, part 2 of the two-part paper, reviews return-to-work outcomes among individuals with coronary heart disease, who participated in an experimental field study reported in part 1 of the two-part paper. Study results reflected specific job stressors associated with physical and...
Purpose : In the developed countries there is a shift in the rehabilitation strategy from community based services to work site based services for the disabled. Leprosy disabled are more at a disadvantage that many of them have not had the benefit of disability prevention activities and harbour...
Purpose : The purpose of this study was to report normative values of the amplitude of joint wrist motions and grip strength for older age groups. Method : Volunteers, (N = 147) were divided into four age groups, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+ years, with a total of 62 men and 85 women. Maximum...
Purpose/Method : Early diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is essential for its effective treatment and subsequent reduction or prevention of the personal and economic losses associated with it. This paper describes a comparison of vibration threshold testing (VTT) and nerve conduction...
Purpose : Conventional phase II cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes have not resulted in an improvement in returning coronary heart disease (CHD) patients to work in over 35 years. This 4 year field-initiated research, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation...
Purpose : Orthotics attempts to correct imperfections of the human body. These deficiencies can be either congenital or due to injury. Orthotic devices have continuously evolved over the years and range in sophistication from simple joint braces to spinal body jackets. Generic orthoses, such as...
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