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Nijs:

ME/CVS-patiŽnten

houden staande positie

met gewichten in de hand

minder lang vol.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Volgens een recente studie van Jo Nijs, Greta Moorkens en collega's in JRRD zijn ME/CVS-patiŽn-

ten minder lang in staat lang rechtop te staan met twee gewichten in gestrekte armen voor zich.

 

Deze test lijkt me een goede aanvulling op de testen om invaliditeit te objectiveren (klik hier).

De vraag blijft natuurlijk wat de rol van orthostatische intolerantie en wat de rol van spierzwakte is.

 

Uiteraard kan ook deze beperking volgens de auteurs via (graduele) revalidatie opgelost worden...

 

 


 

 

Timed loaded standing in female chronic fatigue syndrome compared with other populations.

J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(1):21-30. doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2014.03.0086.

Eyskens JB, Nijs J, DíAoŻt K, Sand A, Wouters K, Moorkens G.

 

 

 

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS),

like patients with osteoporosis,

have similar difficulties in standing and sitting.

 

The aim of the study was

to compare combined trunk and arm endurance

among women with CFS (n = 72),

women with osteoporosis (n = 30),

nondisabled women (n = 55), and

wwomen from non-industrialized countries (n= 58)

using the timed loaded standing (TLS) test.

 

TLS measures how long a person can

hold a 1 kg dumbbell in each hand in front of him or her with straight arms.

 

TLS was higher in the industrialized nondisabled population

than in the non-industrialized study population (p < 0.001) and

in patients with osteoporosis (p = 0.002).

 

TLS was lower in patients with CFS than in nondisabled controls (p < 0.001).

 

After adjusting for age, body height, and weight,

combined trunk and arm endurance was even lower in CFS

than in osteoporotic patients more than 25 yr old (p < 0.001).

 

In CFS, TLS was lower than in the non-industrialized group (p = 0.02).

 

Since only women were studied,

external validity of the results is limited to adult female patients with CFS.

 

TLS revealed a specific biomechanical weakness in CFS patients

that can be taken into account from the onset of a rehabilitation program.

 

We propose that influencing the quality, rather than the quantity, of movement

could be used in the rehabilitation.

 

 

Key words:

 

chronic fatigue syndrome, deformation, endurance, graded exercise/exposure therapy, movement,

non-industrialized population, osteoporosis, physical performance, timed loaded standing, trunk.

 

 

 

 

http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/2015/521/jrrd-2014-03-0086.html

http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/2015/521/pdf/jrrd-2014-03-0086.pdf

http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.03.0086