An Interdisciplinary Journal
NeuroRehabilitation, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, publishes manuscripts focused on scientifically based, practical information relevant to all aspects of neurologic rehabilitation. We publish unsolicited papers detailing original work/research that covers the full life span and range of neurological disabilities including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disease and other neurological disorders. We also publish thematically organized issues that focus on specific clinical disorders, types of therapy and age groups. Proposals for thematic issues and suggestions for issue editors are welcomed. Readers are encouraged to submit original research which includes experimental investigations or case reports. Reviews of rehabilitation literature will be published as well. Manuscripts are given blind, peer review, and authors are provided with timely, constructive feedback. Publication decisions will be made based on relevance to practice, quality of methodology, and synthesis of findings with existing literature.
Nathan D. Zasler
Concussion Care Centre of Virginia Ltd. / Tree of Life Services
3721 Westerre Parkway
Suite B, Richmond, VA 23233, USA
Tel.: +1 804 346 1803
Fax: +1 804 346 1956
Dr. Zasler is CEO & Medical Director, Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, Ltd., as well as, CEO & Medical Director, Tree of Life Services, Inc. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and fellowship trained in brain injury. He is an adjunct Professor, VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Richmond, Virginia and an adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia where he also serves on the UVA Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Zasler is also an adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Psychology, Institute for Neurobehavioral Studies, Touro College, New York, NY. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, and a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Zasler has published and lectured extensively on TBI related neuromedical issues including PTHA and is internationally recognized for his work in brain injury medicine. He has published over 150 peer reviewed articles, 50 book chapters and six books, as well as given over 700 neuromedical and associated talks. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the International Brain Injury Association. He is active in local, national and international organizations dealing with acquired brain injury and neurodisability, serving in numerous consultant and board member roles. He serves on numerous journal editorial boards and is co-editor of two peer reviewed international scientific journals: Brain Injury and NeuroRehabilitation. Dr. Zasler is a busy practicing clinician who is involved with community based neurorehabilitation, chronic pain management and international health care consultation, both clinical and medicolegal.
Jeffrey S. Kreutzer
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center
West Hospital, Room 3-102, 1200 East Broad Street, VCU P.O. Box 980542 Richmond, VA 23298-0542, USA
Tel.: +1 804 828 9055
Fax: +1 804 828 2378
Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM is the Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. A clinician and clinical researcher, he has more than 25 years of post-doctoral clinical care and brain injury research experience. Much of his research has focused on neurobehavioral outcomes, emotional well-being, vocational outcomes, and family response to TBI. He has more 150 peer-reviewed journal publications, a dozen published books, and more than 400 conference presentations. His most recent publication is the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, a 4 volume, 2800 page, major reference work (Springer: New York). He has been elected to fellow status in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, American Psychological Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. A recipient of numerous awards for his work, Dr. Kreutzer was the 2010 winner of the Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Neuropsychology Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
Melissa Oliver, MS, OTR/L
1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond, VA 23249, USA
Tel.: +1 804 675 5000 ext. 2134
Melissa Oliver, Managing Editor, is an Occupational Therapist and the Assistive Technology Program Coordinator at McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. She works assisting active duty personnel and veterans with various diagnosis transition back into their life roles. Ms. Oliver received a baccalaureate degree in Psychology and Business Administration from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She spent 5 years of clinical experience in mental health occupational therapy where she developed a wellness program for acute rehabilitation, home evaluation as part of discharge protocol and developed a sensory program for the geriatric populations. She furthered her clinical skills in working with adults with brain injury in community brain injury program before working within the VA Medical Center system. Ms. Oliver has served in a variety of elected positions in Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE), the National Occupational Therapy Honor Society, including Treasurer for 2 1/2 years and currently as President. Ms. Oliver has served as the Managing Editor of NeuroRehabilitation, an Interdisciplinary Journal for the past several years.
Fatima College of Health Sciences
United Arab Emirates
Tel.: +971 2 507 8765
Fax: +971 2 401 8243
Dr. Muhammed Al-Jarrah is associate professor of physical therapy. He is currently the chairman of Physical Therapy Department at Institute of Applied Technology (IAT), Fatimah College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dr. Al-Jarrah graduated from The University of Kansas Medical Center, USA in 2006. He is American Board Certified in Physical Therapy. Over the last three years Dr. Al-Jarrah published more than 15 papers in well recognized journals. His research interests have focused on rehabilitation of Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and cerebral palsy. He is currently leading international grants in The Middle East to develop new approaches in the fields of cerebral palsy and stroke rehabilitation.
Nemours Children's Health System
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803, USA
Tel.: +1 (302) 651-4993
Fax: +1 (302) 651-4055
Dr. Alexander graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed a combined residency in Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine at Ohio State University. He is boarded in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and suboarded in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Alexander is currently Chief of Rehabilitation at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware and past president of Medical Society of Delaware, Past President of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and a Professor of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation
Enghelab Ave, Pitch-e-shemiran, Tehran-Iran
Tel.: +98 21 77533939
Fax: +98 21 77727009
Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, PhD, is Professor of Physiotherapy at School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). He is currently involved in teaching on various courses at both the under and post-graduate levels. In 2010 Professor Ansari was awarded the Hakim Jorjani Award of outstanding mentoring and teaching by TUMS. He has also been supervisor at both the MSc and PhD levels. Professor Ansari has been the reviewer for International WCPT Congress, an Editorial Board Member and regular or Ad hoc reviewer for various international journals. He has published more than 70 articles on physiotherapy and rehabilitation medicine in high quality journals. In 2011 Professor Ansari was awarded as the outstanding researcher in 17th Razi Research Festival on Medical Sciences by Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Areas of expertise and special interests are Neurological Rehabilitation, Spasticity, Applied Clinical Research, Electrophysical Agents, and Outcomes Research.
J.C. Arango Lasprilla
University of Deusto, Ikerbasque Research
Avenida de las Universidades 24
48007, Bilbao, Spain
Tel.: +34 94 413 90 00 (ext. 3261)
Dr. Juan Carlos Arango is currently Ikerbasque Research professor at the University of Deusto, in Bilbao, Spain. He has received national and international recognitions for his work in the area of brain injury, cultural issues and rehabilitation. Dr. Arango has published more than 130 articles and book chapters. He is well-known both in the US and abroad in his areas of expertise, and has been a guest editor of six special issues in prominent rehabilitation journals. Dr. Arango enjoys teaching and has lectured at more than 40 different universities across the globe.
3425 S. Clarkson Street
Englewood, CO 80113, USA
Tel.: +1 303-789-8000
Lester Butt, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is the Director of the Department of Psychology. He received his doctoral training at The George Washington University (M.Phil. 1970 and Ph.D. 1973) in Clinical Psychology through a National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship. Dr. Butt did his internship and post-doctoral fellowship within the HarvardUniversity Medical School system from 1972-1974. He has worked in the field of Rehabilitation Psychology since beginning at CraigHospital in 1977 and has served as the Director of Psychology since 1987. Dr. Butt is a Diplomate of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychologists, American Board of Professional Psychology, and serves as Vice-President and President-Elect within their Board of Directors. Additionally, he is a three-time Past President of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers (AASCIPSW) and served on its Board of Directors for ten years. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association divisions of Rehabilitation Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Trauma. Dr. Butt has served as a Panel Member for the Consortium of Spinal Cord Medicine, Clinical Practice and Consumer Guidelines for Depression and Individuals with Ventilator Dependency. He is the recipient of the Clinical Performance and Essie Morgan Awards from AASCIPSW. In 2007, he was given the Lifetime Award of Practitioner Excellence by the American Psychological Association’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine
1201 East Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 2398, USA
Tel.: +1 (804) 828-9788
Fax: +1 (804) 828-7628
David Cifu, MD is Chairman and Herman J. Flax, MD Professor of the Department of PM&R at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in Richmond,Virginia and National Director of the PM&R program office for the department of Veterans Affairs. He is also the Chief of PM&R Services of the VCU Health System and Executive Director of the VCU Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering (VCU-CERSE) – a $16 million/year, interdisciplinary research consortium with 65+ research faculty focused on improving knowledge translation and clinical care for individuals with acute and chronic disability. Dr. Cifu graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine 6-Year Medical Program in 1986 and then completed his Internship and Residency (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) at the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston,Tx) in 1990. He served on faculty at Baylor in the Departments of PM&R and Restorative Neurology until 1991, and joined VCU/Medical College of Virginia. Since 1992, he has been funded on 27 research grants in the field of Neurologic Rehabilitation, and is PI or Co-PI on 5 current research grants, including the NIDRR TBI Model Systems, the NIH TBI Network Sites projects, and three Department of Defense TBI and PTSD projects. In his 20 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered over 400 regional, national and international lectures, and published more than 250 articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He is also a Past President of theAmericanAcademy of PM&R. He has recently co-authored the patient and family focused self-help book “Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome: A Six-Step Mission to Health”.
Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital
Pediatric Development and Rehabilitation
2801 North Gantenbein Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
Tel.: +1 503/413-4505
Fax: +1 503/413-4719
Janice Cockrell, M.D., graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and completed postdoctoral training at Medical College of Virginia, Children’s Hospital of Richmond, VA, Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Memorial Hospital. She served as the Medical Director of Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Program from 1992 through 2010 and continues on as a staff physician. She is also Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Pediatrics at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Her areas of expertise include: pediatric traumatic brain injury, spasticity management, bowel management in children with disabilities, management of complex feeding disorders in infants and children and management of children with spinal cord injuries. Dr. Cockrell enjoys gardening and is an honorary professor of Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, China, where she has assisted in the establishment of a pediatric rehabilitation program.
University of Connecticut, Communication Sciences Department
Storrs, CT 06269
Tel.: +1 860-486-4900
Carl Coelho, PhD is a speech-language pathologist who has worked clinically and conducted research in the area of acquired brain injury for over 30 years. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters. Coelho is currently Professor and Head of the Communication Sciences Department at the University of Connecticut. He was also an Associate Investigator on the Vietnam Head Injury Study. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Past President of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences.
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001, USA
Tel.: +1 (330) 672-7768
Fax: +1 (330) 672-2644
Robert G. Frank became Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kent State University in July 2007. Dr. Frank is the former dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, where he also served as a professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Dr. Frank’s first appointment was at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he established the Division of Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology. In 2011, Dr. Frank was appointed by the United States Department of Defense to the Defense Health Board, a federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Defense. Dr. Frank holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is past president of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow in Rehabilitation Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Health Psychology. He formerly chaired the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, the Legislative Committee of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and American Psychological Association’s Committee on Professional Continuing Education (1997) and its Board of Educational Affairs (2000). Dr. Frank’s scholarship focuses on two areas: psychological adjustment to catastrophic injury and health policy.
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Campus Box 8111, 660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Tel.: +1 314-658-3887
Fax: +1 314-747-8177
Dr. Katz is Clinical Professor of Neurology (PM&R) at Washington University, St. Louis, and was the former Vice President of Medical Affairs and Medical Director of the SSM Rehabilitation Institute before starting his own private practice. He was a contributor, reviewer, and section editor of the 5th and 6th editions of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. He is the author of over 110 scientific publications related to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, electrophysiology, and spastic hypertonia. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
University of Oxford
Wellington Square, OX1 2JD Oxford, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 1865 270000
Fax: +44 1865 270708
Professor Kennedy is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford, and Trust Head of Clinical Psychology based at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He has published over 100 scientific papers for peer reviewed journals, and written and edited a number of books on clinical health psychology and physical disability. He is founding Chair of both the Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (UK) and the European Spinal Psychologists Association. In 2002 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, and in 2005 he was awarded a visiting Fellowship to Australia by the New South Wales, Ministry of Science and Medical Research. He is an enthusiastic scientist practitioner who enjoys the interplay between service provision, research and training. In 2009 he was given the Chairman’s Award (Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust) as part of the National Spinal Injuries Centre CARF team. In 2011 he was awarded the Guttmann prize by the Deutschprachige Medizinische Gesellschaft für Paralegie (DMPG – German speaking society of paraplegia).
University of Seville
Calle San Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla, Spain
Tel.: +34 954 551000
José León-Carrión is professor of Neuropsychology, director of Post-graduate Program in Neuropsychology at the University of Seville, Spain and responsible for the design of the rehabilitation programs at the Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation (C.RE.CER.), an interdisciplinary center for neurorehabilitation. He is currently vice-chairman of the IBIA executive committee and member of the World Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology and the European Brain Injury Society. He serves as a reviewer and consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Program and world-wide. Special focus of research is minimally conscious state.
Lund University, Department of Health Sciences
SE-22100, Lund, Sweden
Tel.: +46 (0)46 222 0000
Fax: +46 (0)46 222 4720
Jan Lexell MD, PhD is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Chair in the Department of Health Sciences at Lund University, Lund and Medical Director and Consultant in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. Professor Lexell is board certified (Sweden) in neurology and rehabilitation medicine. Currently he is scientific secretary of the Swedish Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chairman of the Medical Committee in The Swedish Sports Organization for the disabled and Chief Medical Officer for Swedish Paralympic Committee (NPC Sweden), and serves on the Board of Governors in the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA). He also serves on the editorial board of several of the major rehabilitation medicine scientific journals and is currently Senior Editor of PM&R (The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation), the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).
Monash University, Department of Medicine
Richmond, Victoria 3800
Tel.: +61 3 9905 4301
Fax: +61 3 9905 4302
John Olver, MB,BS, M.D.(Melb), FAFRM (RACP),Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, is Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Monash University. He is Director of Rehabilitation at Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne, Australia, where he is also Manager of the Epworth Rehabilitation Acquired Brain Injury Programme. In 2008 he was appointed as Chairman of the Clinical Institute of Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Pain Management at Epworth HealthCare and in 2009 was appointed to the Victor Smorgon Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine, Epworth HealthCare and Monash University. He is Director of the Epworth-Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Research Unit, the medical research arm of Epworth HealthCare Rehabilitation. Professor Olver’s main research interest and a focus of publication concerns the outcomes following traumatic brain injury, through an ongoing prospective long term outcome study conducted at Epworth Rehabilitation and now in its 25th year. His doctoral thesis on balance deficits following traumatic brain injury was presented in 2000. He is on the editorial boards of one national and two international medical journals, is past-President of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, a member of theAmericanAcademy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the President’s Cabinet of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Professor Olver is on the Council of the World Neurological Rehabilitation Federation (WFNR) and Convenor of the 2012 Melbourne WFNR Scientific Conference Committee.
Monash University, School of Psychology and Psychiatry
Richmond, Victoria 3800
Tel.: +61 3 9905 4301
Fax: +61 3 9905 4302
Jennie Ponsford, BA (Hons), MA (Clin Neuropsych), PhD, MAPsS, is a Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Research Degrees in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University, Director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre at Epworth Hospital and Associate Director (Rehabilitation) of the National Trauma Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. She has spent the past 30 years engaged in clinical work and research with individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), conducting research investigating outcomes following mild, moderate and severe TBI, factors predicting outcome, including genetic, age and injury-related factors, and rehabilitative interventions to improve outcome, as well as studies focusing specifically on fatigue and sleep changes, psychiatric and substance use following TBI, and has also pioneered the development of specialized TBI rehabilitation programs. She has published over 110 journal articles and book chapters on these subjects, as well as two books on the management of traumatic brain injury. She directs a doctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at Monash University. Professor Ponsford is President-Elect of the International Neuropsychological Society, Past-President of the International Association for the Study of Traumatic Brain Injury and the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, is also currently on the Executive of the International Brain Injury Association. She serves on the Editorial Board of several journals, including the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Brain Injury, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Brain Impairment and NeuroRehabilitation.
Univesity at Buffalo, Department of Psychiatry
G96 Farber Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Tel.: +1 (716) 829-2300
Dr. Willer received his PhD in Psychology from York University (Canada) in 1975. Since this time he has been a Professor of the medical school of the State University of New York at Buffalo. His research interests have focused on psychological and social issues associated with traumatic brain injury. He authored the Community Integration Questionnaire, which is internationally recognized for assessment of participation. Dr. Willer was lead author of the first return to play guidelines after concussion adopted by the International Olympics Association. He currently heads a team of researchers examining emotional regulation following brain injury.
Sun Yat-Sen University, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
No. 135, Xingang Xi Road
Guangzhou, 510275, P.R. China
Tiebin YAN, M.D., Ph.D, Professor & Head of the department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Gunagzhou, China.
Main research areas: neurorehabiltation including stroke TBI, SCI periphery nerve injury and musculoskeletal disorders such as neck and should pain, low back pain.
Member, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
President, Rehabilitation Therapy of Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
Vice-President, Chinese Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
President, Guangdong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
Associated Chief-in-Editors, Chinese Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation
Chief editor in 20 books in Chinese, 1st or correspondence author in over 100 papers in Chinese 11 in English Journals.
Yonsei University, Department of Physical Therapy
Bakwoon Kwan RM#233, Yonsei Dae-Kil, Wonju City 220-710
Kangwon-Do, Republic of Korea
Tel.: +82 (0)33-760-2476
Fax: +82 (0)33-760-2496
Dr. Joshua You is a professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, Director of Sports & Fitness Center for Children with Disabilities, Director of Health, Wellness, & Prevention in Movement Impairments Across the Life Span, and Director of Robotics and Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation as well as, Research Director, P&S Mechanics, Inc. He is board certified in Physical Therapy and specialized in Neurorehabilitation, Neuroimaging, and Sports Physical Therapy and Fitness. He has recently been awarded “President’s Awards for Research Excellence” at Yonsei University. He has demonstrated a consistent record of publication, with more than 50 publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters and 3 books, as well as given over 50 physical therapy presentations and associated talks. His research is published in diverse venues and includes work in neurorehabilitation, neuroimaging, clinical neuro-engineering, robotics, virtual reality, biomechanics, motor control, and sports movement control. Dr. You has been recognized for his expertise at the national/international level, serving in numerous consultant and numerous journal editorial boards including Physical Therapy Korea, Associate Editor of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NeuroRehabilitation. He was an Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the International Academy of Physical Therapy Research (JIAPTR). He serves Ad hoc reviewer for Stroke and Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. He was a member of Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Currently, Dr. You involved on innovative clinical neurorehabilitation research on neural substrates and plasticity underpinning novel therapeutic effects of robotic locomotor training system (WALKBOT) in adult stroke and children with cerebral palsy (CP) or robotic horse in children with CP, which has advanced clinical applications beyond the conventional neurorehabilitation techniques.
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Anderson, A. K., Christoff, K., Panitz, D., De Rosa, E., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2003). Neural correlates of the automatic processing of threat facial signals. Journal of Neuroscience, 23, 5627–5633.
Armony, J. L., & Dolan, R. J. (2002). Modulation of spatial attention by fear-conditioned stimuli: An event-related fMRI study.Neuropsychologia, 40, 817–826.
Beck, A. T., Epstein, N., Brown, G., & Steer, R. A. (1988). An inventory for measuring clinical anxiety: Psychometric properties. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56,893–897.
Calvo, M. G., & Lang, P. J. (2004). Gaze patterns when looking at emotional pictures: Motivationally biased attention. Motivation and Emotion, 28, 221–243.
Carretie, L., Hinojosa, J. A., Martin-Loeches, M., Mecado, F., & Tapia, M. (2004). Automatic attention to emotional stimuli: Neural correlates.Human Brain Mapping, 22, 290–299.
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Special Issue of NeuroRehabilitation Investigates the Effectiveness of Treatment for Individuals with Brain Injury or Stroke
20 Jul 2016 - In the current issue of NeuroRehabilitation leading researchers explore the effectiveness of several neurorehabilitation treatments for individuals with brain injury or stroke. A number of published articles have covered the issue of efficacy of neurorehabilitation, but only a few have discussed the issue of effectiveness. ...
23 Jun 2016 - IOS Press has announced that its journal Impact Factors continue to increase, according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) released by Thomson Reuters © 2016. ...
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Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Benefits Neurorehabilitation Research and Patient Care
25 Feb 2015 - Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) has increased significantly over the last decade. The current issue of NeuroRehabilitation features a series of insightful articles that provide examples of how the ICF can be successfully implemented in clinical practice and research related to neurorehabilitation, ultimately benefiting patient care....
02 Jul 2014 - Individuals with brain injury and their families often struggle to accept the associated personality changes. The behavior of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) is typically associated with problems such as aggression, agitation, non-compliance, and depression. Treatment goals often focus on changing the individual’s behavior, frequently using consequence-based procedures or medication. In the current issue of NeuroRehabilitation leading researchers challenge this approach and recommend moving emphasis from dysfunction to competence. ...
04 Feb 2014 - There is a growing need for Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) due to the huge influx of soldiers returning from war zones with brain injuries, athletes with sports-related head injuries, and the growing population with age-related cognitive decline. This special collection of articles in NeuroRehabilitation illustrates the art and science of restoring mental functioning in those who have suffered a debilitating injury or who may otherwise have problems with attention, comprehension, learning, remembering, problem solving, reasoning, and processing....
31 Jan 2014 - Download the 2014 Neuroscience Neurology Brochure here. ...
Traumatic Brain Injury Poses Complex Diagnostic, Management and Treatment Challenges in Older People
07 May 2013 - Each year more than 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The incidence of TBI in older adults poses special diagnostic, management and treatment challenges, say experts in a special collection of papers on TBI in the elderly in NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal....
08 Apr 2013 - Each year more than three million Americans are living with traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition that is associated with physical, cognitive, and emotional problems that often affect their sexuality, and subsequently their marital stability, identity, and self-esteem. Taking an in-depth look at the impact of TBI on sexuality, an investigative team critically reviews fourteen studies representing a collective study sample of nearly 1,500 patients, partners, spouses, control individuals, and rehabilitation professionals to examine brain injury and sexuality. It is published in NeuroRehabilitation: An International Journal....
27 Nov 2012 - Download the 2013 Neuroscience Neurology Brochure here. ...
09 Jul 2012 - In the last ten years, a new understanding of pediatric brain injury and recovery has emerged. Professionals now understand that recovery may be a lifelong process for the child’s entire circle of family, friends, and healthcare providers. The latest efforts to advance medical and rehabilitative services to move children from medical care and rehabilitation to community reintegration are discussed by the leading experts in a recently published special issue of NeuroRehabilitation....
Las diferencias culturales pueden tener un impacto en la rehabilitación neurológica y psiquiátrica en pacientes de habla hispana
13 Mar 2012 - El número de personas con alteraciones neurológicas y psiquiátricas en países hispanohablantes ha aumentado en las últimas dos décadas. Por tal motivo el número monográfico de febrero de la revista NeuroRehabilitation evalúa aquellos factores importantes que se deben tener en consideración a la hora de proporcionar servicios de rehabilitación a estas personas. ...
Cultural Differences May Impact Neurologic and Psychiatric Rehabilitation of Spanish-Speaking Individuals
13 Mar 2012 - The number of people with neurological and psychiatric disorders in Spanish-speaking countries has increased over the past two decades. The February issue of NeuroRehabilitation assesses important factors that should be considered in rehabilitating Spanish-speaking individuals suffering from these disorders. ...
28 Nov 2011 - Over the last 25 years, intensive efforts by physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists have developed integrative rehabilitation regimens that can alleviate balance disorders associated with neurological disease, trauma or weightlessness. A special issue of NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal provides an up-to-date review of the underlying scientific principles and latest clinical advances in the treatment of vestibular problems commonly encountered in neurorehabilitation. The journal is celebrating its 20th anniversary of publication this year. ...
Improving the Quality of Research Reporting in NeuroRehabilitation
NeuroRehabilitation has joined a group of journals who recently committed to improve the consistency and quality of manuscripts submitted and published in the field of disability and rehabilitation. We strongly encourage authors to review and comply with the reporting guidelines relevant to their submissions. We are asking reviewers to evaluate submissions on the basis of their conformity to the guidelines. The table below provides information about guidelines for different study types.
|Randomized controlled trial||CONSORT||www.consort-statement.org|
|Systematic reviews, meta-analyses||PRISMA||www.prisma-statement.org|
If you will be submitting a manuscript to NeuroRehabilitation, please take the opportunity to review the guidelines and organize your submission accordingly. Over the next six months, we will be revising the authors’ instructions and reviewers’ criteria to be more consistent with the reporting guidelines. We hope that you share our enthusiasm in seeing implementation as an important opportunity to advance the field. Thank you for your consideration. Editors-in-Chief Nathan Zasler, M.D. Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, Ph.D.