The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development is the only peer-reviewed, scientifically indexed publication covering all rehabilitation research disciplines: neurology, orthopedics, engineering, audiology, ophthalmology and optometry, outcomes, restorative, prosthetics, geriatrics, psychiatrics, and community reintegration. Formerly the Bulletin of Prosthetics Research, the Journal debuted in 1983 to include cross-disciplinary findings in rehabilitation. For more information on these tips, please contact Judith LaVoie at 410-962-1800 x 229.
Below are select abstracts of articles featured in Volume 39, Issue 3 of the journal. Full-text manuscripts are available, free of charge, online at www.vard.org/pubs/pubs.htm.
Life satisfaction following spinal cord and traumatic brain injury: A comparative study
Compares and contrasts factors associated with life satisfaction between individuals with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Functional disability was the only common predictor of life satisfaction for both groups, as physical disability increased life satisfaction decreased.
A three-dimensional, anatomically detailed foot model: A foundation for a finite-element simulation and means of quantifying foot-bone position
Describes methods to generate an anatomically detailed, three-dimensional reconstruction of a human foot from computerized topographic images. The model, plus the means of quantifying foot shape, provides insight into foot structure and function to improve ulcer-prevention treatment strategies.
Falls in community-dwelling stroke survivors: An accumulated impairments model
Investigates the effect of accumulated impairments on the risk of falling for individuals who have had a stroke. Data revealed that 51 percent of those studied reported a fal
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