Heleen  Beckerman

Scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and other publications

I. Clinical Epidemiology in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine

1. Multiple Sclerosis

The effectiveness of Aerobic Training, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Energy Conservation Management in treating MS-related fatigue: the design of the TREFAMS-ACE programme. Trials 2013;14: 250.

The first 10 years with Multiple Sclerosis: the longitudinal course of daily functioning. J Rehab Med 2013;45:68-75.

Self-reported fatigue and energy cost during walking are not related in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2012;93:889-895.

Community walking can be assessed using a 10 metre timed walk test. Multiple Sclerosis Journal 2011;17(8):980-990.

Physical activity behavior of people with Multiple Sclerosis: understanding how they can become more physically active. Phys Ther 2010; 90: 1001-1013.

Physical and cognitive functioning after 3 years can be predicted using information from the diagnostic process in recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2009;90(9):1478-88.

Long-term effect of comorbidity on the course of physical functioning in patients after stroke and with multiple sclerosis. J Rehab Med 2009; 41(5):322-332.

Utilization of health care by patients with multiple sclerosis is based on professional and patient-defined health needs. Mult Scler 2008;14:1269-1279.

Vitality, perceived social support and disease activity determine the performance of social roles in recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis: A longitudinal analysis. J Rehab Med 2008; 40(2):151-157.

Cross-diagnostic validity of the SF-36 physical functioning scale in patients with stroke, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A study using Rasch analysis. J Rehabil Med 2007;39(2):163-169.

The usefulness of evaluative outcome measures in patients with multiple sclerosis. Brain 2006;129:2648- 2659.

The initial course of daily functioning in multiple sclerosis: a three year follow up study. Multiple Sclerosis 2005;11(6):713-718.

2. Stroke

Exercise Therapy
Forced use of the upper extremity in chronic stroke patients: results from a single-blind randomized clinical trial. Stroke 1999: 30: 2369-2375.

Exercise therapy for arm function in stroke patients: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Clin Rehabil 2001; 15: 20-31.

Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain
Effect of triamcinolone acetonide injections on hemiplegic shoulder pain: a randomized clinical trial. Stroke 2000; 31: 2396-2401.

Risk factors for hemiplegic shoulder pain: a systematic review. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2002; 14: 223-33.

Treating patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain. Literature review. Am J Phys Med Rehab 2002; 81(2): 150-160.

Measuring subluxation of the hemiplegic shoulder: reliability of a method. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 2001; 15(3): 249-254.

Treatment of hemiplegic pain in the Netherlands: results of a national survey. Clin Rehabil 2000; 14(1): 20-27.

Spasticity and Orthotics
Walking ability of stroke patients: efficacy of tibial nerve blocking and a polypropylene ankle-foot orthosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1996; 77: 1144-1151.

The efficacy of thermocoagulation of the tibial nerve and a polypropylene ankle-foot orthosis on spasticity of the leg in stroke patients. Results of a randomized clinical trial. Clin Rehabil 1996; 10: 112-120.

The effects of phenol nerve and muscle blocks in treating spasticity: review of the literature. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 1996; 8: 111-124.

3. Rehabilitation Medicine

Aspects of activities and participation of 7-8 year-old children with an obstetric brachial plexus injury. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology 2011;15(4):345-352.

The effect of shoe lacing on plantar pressure distribution and in-shoe displacement of the foot in healthy participants. Gait & Posture 2011;33(3):396-400.

Strong relationships between disease activity, foot-related impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2010;28(6):905-911.

Indications and effects of botulinum toxin A for obstetric brachial plexus injury: a systematic literature review. Dev Med Child Neurol 2010;52(6):517-28.

Physical activity level and related factors in adolescents with cerebral palsy. Pediatric Exercise Science 2008; 20(1): 95-106.

The value of the Rehabilitation Activities Profile (RAP) as a quality sub-system in rehabilitation medicine. Disabil Rehabil 2004; 26: 387-400.

Development and implementation of the Rehabilitation Activities Profile for children: impact on the rehabilitation team. Clin Rehabil 2002; 16(4): 441-453.

Functional recovery after cardiac rehabilitation. Clin Rehabil 2002; 16(3): 338-342.

Randomized trial of 4-aminopyridine in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. J Neurol 2001; 248: 665-671.

The effects of knee-ankle foot orthoses in the treatment of Duchenne musclar dystrophy: review of the literature. Clin Rehabil 2000; 14(4): 343-359.

The effectiveness of vibratory stimulation in anejaculatory men with spinal cord injury. Review article. Paraplegia 1993; 31: 689-699.

Revalidatiegeneeskundig onderzoek bij chronisch zieken: overzichtsstudie 1985-1993. Beckerman H, Bennekom CAM van, Jelles F, Lankhorst GJ. NCCZ-reeks Zorg, opvang en begeleiding van chronisch zieken. Zoetermeer, Nationale Commissie Chronisch Zieken, 1994.

Een overzicht van revalidatiegeneeskundig onderzoek in Nederland bij chronisch zieken. In: Spreeuwenberg C, Bos GAM van den, Boom FM van den, Driessen S, Velde RA te (eds). Met het oog op autonomie. Zorg, opvang en begeleiding van chronisch zieken. Assen: van Gorcum, 1995. ISBN 90-232-2993-2.

4. Clinimetrics

Minimally important change determined by a visual method integrating an anchor-based and a distribution-based approach. Quality of Life Research 2007; 16(1): 131- 42.

Minimal changes in health status questionnaires: distinction between minimally detectable change and minimally important change. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006; 4: 54. (5 pages)

Dimensional structure of the SF-36 in neurological patients. J Clin Epidemiol 2006; 59(5): 541-543.

Differential item functioning of the Functional Independence Measure in higher performing neurological patients. J Rehabil Med 2005;37(6):346-352.

Smallest Real Difference, a link between reproducibility and responsiveness. Quality of Life Research 2001; 10: 571-578.

How to measure comorbidity: a critical review of available methods. J Clin Epidemiol 2003; 56: 221-9.

Clinimetric properties of the Motor Activitiy Log for the assessment of arm use in hemiparetic patients. Stroke 2004; 35: 1410-4.

Improving the Action Research Arm test: a unidimensional hierarchical scale. Clin Rehabil 2002; 16: 646-653.

The intra- and interrater reliability of the Action Research Arm test: a practical test of upper extremity function in patients with stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2001; 82: 14-9.

The responsiveness of the Action Research Arm test and the Fugl-Meyer Assessment Scale in chronic stroke patients. J Rehab Med 2001; 33: 110-113.

A criterion for stability of the motor function of the lower extremity in stroke patients using the Fugl-Meyer Assessment Scale. Scand J Rehabil Med 1996; 28: 3-7.

Concurrente validiteit van armfunctietesten bij CVA patiënten: De Action Research Arm Test, de Nine-Hole-Peg Test en de Motricity Index. Ned Tijdschr Fysiotherapie 2001; 111(5): 110-115.

5. Methodology

Definition of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Rehabil 2005; 19: 345-346. (Letter to the Editor)

Definition of clinical differences. J Rheumatology 2006; 33(2): 434. (Letter to the Editor)

Het 'single case design' in de fysiotherapie. Mogelijkheden en beperkingen. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fysiotherapie 1991; 101(6): 131-6.

II. Clinical Epidemiology in the field of Physiotherapy

The efficacy of physiotherapy for musculoskeletal disorders: what can we learn from research? British Journal of General Practice 1993; 43: 73-77.

The efficacy of physiotherapy for musculoskeletal disorders. Overview of the current state of knowledge. European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1993; 3(6): 236-241.

The efficacy of laser therapy for musculoskeletal and skin disorders. Phys Ther 1992; 72 (7): 483-491.

Physiotherapy exercises and back pain: a blinded review. British Medical Journal 1991; 302: 1572-6.

Laser therapy in musculoskeletal and skin disorders: a systematic review. In: Gezondheidsraad. De effectiviteit van fysische therapie. Elektrotherapie, lasertherapie, ultrageluidbehandeling. Den Haag: Gezondheidsraad, 1999 (publicatie nr 1999/20).

Effectiviteit van fysiotherapie: een literatuuronderzoek. Beckerman H, Bouter L (eds). Maastricht: Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, 1991.

Effectiviteit van fysiotherapie; samenvatting van 9 meta-analyses. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde 1992; 136(22): 1058-1061.

Oefentherapie bij rugklachten: een geblindeerd literatuuronderzoek. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fysiotherapie 1991; 101(10): 229-234.

De effectiviteit van fysiotherapie bij schouderklachten: een op methodologische criteria gebaseerde geblindeerde review van gerandomiseerd patiëntgebonden onderzoek. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fysiotherapie 1992; 102(2): 38-46.

De effectiviteit van ultrageluid bij aandoeningen aan het bewegingsapparaat: een op methodologische criteria gebaseerde geblindeerde review van gerandomiseerd patiëntgebonden onderzoek. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fysiotherapie 1991; 101(7/8): 169-77.

De effectiviteit van lasertherapie bij aandoeningen van het bewegingsapparaat en de huid: een meta-analyse van patiëntgebonden gerandomiseerd onderzoek. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fysiotherapie 1990; 100 (12): 306-16.

Dosis en effect van lasertherapie: overzicht van beschikbare therapeutische experimenten. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fysiotherapie