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J Broderick, C Mc Grath, K Cullen, D Talbot, J Gilmor, M Baily-Scanlan, T O'Dwyer
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October 11, 2018: Physiotherapy
J M Felcar, V S Probst, D R de Carvalho, M F Merli, R Mesquita, L S Vidotto, L R G Ribeiro, F Pitta
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of two similar 6-month protocols of high-intensity exercise training, in water and on land, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: University-based outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-six patients with predominantly moderate-to-severe COPD completed the study. INTERVENTION: Patients were evaluated at baseline, at 3 months and at the end of the programme (i...
December 2018: Physiotherapy
I Meisingset, A K Stensdotter, A Woodhouse, O Vasseljen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prognostic importance of a number of sensorimotor and psychological factors for global perceived effect (GPE) after physiotherapy in patients with neck pain. In addition to baseline values, change scores were used as independent variables to identify treatment-modifiable factors. DESIGN: Clinical cohort study. SETTING: Primary and secondary healthcare physiotherapy clinics. PARTICIPANTS: Patients (n=70) with non-specific neck pain...
December 2018: Physiotherapy
Graham Copnell
In 2012 the Choose Wisely campaign was launched in the United States in order to address concerns regarding medicalisation, over diagnosis and medical consumerism. The campaign has now spread internationally and includes a number of countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany. The primary aim of the campaign is to facilitate healthcare professionals and patients to question the overall utility of medical interventions. Professionals through their professional organisations identify at least five commonly used interventions or tests, within their areas of speciality, which they feel provided no or little benefit to patients...
December 2018: Physiotherapy
C A Lima, N A Ricci, E C Nogueira, M R Perracini
BACKGROUND: The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) is often used in clinical practice to predict falls in the older adults. However, there is no consensus in research regarding its ability to predict falls. OBJECTIVE: To verify whether the BBS can predict falls risk in older adults. DATA SOURCE: Manual and electronic searches (Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Ageline, Lilacs, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and PEDro) were conducted using blocks of words (older adults, falls, BBS, study design) and their synonyms, with no language restrictions and published since 1989...
December 2018: Physiotherapy
R Thomas, S Hewlett, C Swales, F Cramp
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is safe and beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but the majority of people with RA are less active than the general population and have a higher risk of co-morbidities. Exploring strategies used by physically active people with RA could inform effective methods to support those who are less active. OBJECTIVE: To explore the perspectives, experiences and strategies employed by people with RA who successfully engage with regular physical activity...
September 6, 2018: Physiotherapy
A J Male, G M Ramdharry, R Grant, R A Davies, I D Beith
OBJECTIVES: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness. Extensive research has identified the best assessment and treatment manoeuvres for each subtype of BPPV. Education in vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is inconsistent. It is unclear if the evidence has been adopted by UK physiotherapists in clinical practice and no research has investigated this specifically. DESIGN: An online survey with closed- and open-text answers. PARTICIPANTS: A purposive sample of physiotherapists interested in VR...
September 5, 2018: Physiotherapy
William J Gregory, Jack Wilkinson, Ariane L Herrick
OBJECTIVE: The musculoskeletal features of systemic sclerosis (SSc) are a major cause of disability, causing limitations to movement and function. The study aim was to compare the effects of daily hand exercises with or without daily home wax bath hand treatment in patients with SSc. DESIGN: Assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial of parallel group design. SETTING: Single participating centre, undertaken in secondary care and in participants homes...
September 5, 2018: Physiotherapy
Simon Décary, Luc J Hébert, France Légaré
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September 3, 2018: Physiotherapy
Di Thomson, David Patterson, Hannah Chapman, Louise Murray, Maeve Toner, Anne-Marie Hassenkamp
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September 2018: Physiotherapy
Ashley Dobmeier
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September 2018: Physiotherapy
Carl Ernest Clarkson, Nicola Adams
OBJECTIVES: To explore the views and experiences of women with Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPGP), and to inform the design and development of a subsequent feasibility study. DESIGN: Using a philosophical stance of pragmatism, one-to-one audio recorded semi-structured interviews were used. All interviews were conducted once by a male interviewer, and analysed using an interpretive thematic data analytic approach through five steps: transcription, precoding, coding, categorisation and theme generation, with reflexivity adopted throughout the data synthesis process...
September 2018: Physiotherapy
Hiroshi Takasaki, Satoru Aoki, Stephen May
OBJECTIVES: To pilot the methods for a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to investigate whether the treatment effect of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is enhanced with the LUMOback. DESIGN: Assessor blinded RCT with 3 and 6-week follow-ups. SETTING: An outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Primary eligibility criteria were: a directional preference of lumbar extension, ≥18years of age, and non-specific low back pain lasting for ≥1month...
September 2018: Physiotherapy
M A van Egmond, M van der Schaaf, T Vredeveld, M M R Vollenbroek-Hutten, M I van Berge Henegouwen, J H G Klinkenbijl, R H H Engelbert
BACKGROUND: Over the last few years, telerehabilitation services have developed rapidly, and patients value benefits such as reduced travelling barriers, flexible exercise hours, and the possibility to better integrate skills into daily life. However, the effects of physiotherapy with telerehabilitation on postoperative functional outcomes compared with usual care in surgical populations are still inconclusive. OBJECTIVES: To study the effectiveness of physiotherapy with telerehabilitation on postoperative functional outcomes and quality of life in surgical patients...
September 2018: Physiotherapy
A Barrow, S Palmer, S Thomas, S Guy, J Brotherton, L Dear, J Pearson
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition that affects over 8.75 million people in the UK. Approximately 43% of people in the UK search for health and medical information online. However, health information on the internet is of variable quality. Research into the quality of online OA information is dated and there is a need to evaluate the existing information. OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality of websites which provide educational information for patients with OA...
September 2018: Physiotherapy
Shahnawaz Anwer, Ahmad Alghadir, Hamayun Zafar, Jean-Michel Brismée
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review to aimed to evaluate the effects of orthopaedic manual therapy (OMT) on pain, improving function, and physical performance in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). DATA SOURCES: Four databases (PubMed, Web of Science, CENTRAL, and CINAHL) were searched. STUDY SELECTION: Trials were required to compare OMT alone or OMT in combination with exercise therapy, with exercise therapy alone or control. DATA EXTRACTION: Data extraction and risk assessment were done by two independent reviewers...
September 2018: Physiotherapy
Susan Lee King Yuan, Amélia Pasqual Marques
Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic syndrome characterised by chronic widespread pain, often associated with fatigue, unrefreshed sleep and cognitive problems. Effective management of fibromyalgia requires a proactive approach in which the patient takes responsibility for self-care. The purpose of this research was to develop an application (app) for promoting self-care as a complementary Mobile Health resource to physical therapy in the management of fibromyalgia. The app was developed in five stages, according to the prototyping paradigm...
September 2018: Physiotherapy
Thomas W Wainwright, Louise C Burgess
OBJECTIVES: Total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) are two of the most common orthopaedic surgeries that occur in the United Kingdom (UK) annually. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programmes aim to decrease convalescence across procedures. It has been highlighted that post operative physiotherapy routines may not contain the correct ingredients for promoting acceleration of return to function. This research aims to analyse if current THR and TKR patient information resources adhere to ERAS principles, thus optimising post operative recovery...
September 2018: Physiotherapy
James M Wride, Katrina Bannigan
OBJECTIVE: To identify and explore the feelings and experiences of people living with knee pain as a precursor to exploring how this might contribute to improved care in the future. DESIGN: The qualitative meta-synthesis was undertaken in three parts (1) a systematic search of the literature, (2) a critical appraisal of the relevant studies and (3) meta-aggregation of the findings from the selected studies. A qualitative meta-synthesis is a process that enables researchers to answer a specific research question by combining and summarising a variety of qualitative sources...
September 2018: Physiotherapy
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