Academic journal article The Journal of Rehabilitation

Editor's Comment

Academic journal article The Journal of Rehabilitation

Editor's Comment

Article excerpt

The spring issue of the Journal has a distinctly applied practice perspective. The first article by Babin and Gross examines a difficult issue in rehabilitation practice; how to evaluate whether a client is malingering or suffering from a conversion (somatoform) disorder. This is a complex, perplexing but crucial issue that the authors examine from an applied practice perspective. The article by Martz, Roessler and Livneh investigated a potentially important question related to the psychosocial rehabilitation of individuals with diabetes; do short-term psychological reactions to insulin reactions predict long-term adaptations to the disease. Some parallels were identified. While Tourette's syndrome is a condition known to most rehabilitation professionals, rehabilitation practice and procedures related to this condition have received little attention. Dr. Hendren's investigation is an attempt to remedy this situation by providing practical, applied suggestions for working individuals who have this condition. Similarly, post-polio syndrome is a chronic and complex process that affects a population who often thought they were "stable" related to the limitations of polio. …

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