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Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394092/reproducibility-of-inspiratory-muscle-endurance-testing-using-powerbreathe-for-copd-patients
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Renata P Basso-Vanelli, Valéria A P Di Lorenzo, Mariane Ramalho, Ivana G Labadessa, Eloisa M G Regueiro, Mauricio Jamami, Dirceu Costa
BACKGROUND: Assessing the strength and endurance of respiratory muscles is fundamental for characterizing respiratory muscle dysfunction. Although a variety of tests are used to evaluate respiratory muscle endurance, not all of them are applicable in clinical practice. Assessments can be made using a practical device called PowerBreathe®, but its reproducibility has not been tested in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. AIM: To verify the reproducibility of the inspiratory muscle endurance test using a manometer and PowerBreathe® in COPD patients...
April 10, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276178/spasticity-what-is-the-goal-assessment-rehabilitation-and-future-perspectives
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EDITORIAL
Stephen Ashford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26892003/embedding-evidence-based-practice-education-into-a-post-graduate-physiotherapy-program-eight-years-of-pre-post-course-evaluations
#3
L Perraton, Z Machotka, K Grimmer, C Gibbs, C Mahar, K Kennedy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little has been published about the effectiveness of training postgraduate physiotherapy coursework students in research methods and evidence-based practice (EBP) theory. Graduate qualities in most universities include lifelong learning. Inclusion of EBP in post-graduate coursework students' training is one way for students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement current best evidence in their clinical practice after graduation, thereby facilitating lifelong learning...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26881807/conceptualization-and-development-of-the-leg-activity-measure-lega-for-patient-and-carer-reported-assessment-of-activity-in-the-paretic-leg
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Stephen Ashford, Diana Jackson, Patrick Mahaffey, Roxana Vanderstay, Lynne Turner-Stokes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of the paper is to develop a patient-reported outcome measure of active and passive function in the paretic lower limb with associated spasticity. METHODS: Potential items for inclusion were identified through (1) systematic review and analysis of existing measures and (2) analysis of the primary goals for treatment in a spasticity service. Ethical approval for re-evaluation of routinely collected data was received. Item reduction was achieved through consultation with a purposively selected group of experienced physiotherapists and occupational therapists (n = 16) in a two-round Delphi process...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26847527/physical-therapy-treatment-of-impaired-chest-mobility-in-patients-with-airway-sensory-hyperreactivity
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Ewa-Lena Johansson, Ewa Ternestén-Hasseus, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Eva Millqvist
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In sensory hyperreactivity (SHR), patients have symptoms from the airways and the chest induced by environmental irritants like scenting products and cigarette smoke. They are characterized by increased cough reaction to inhaled capsaicin compared with healthy controls. Lung function tests are normal, and asthma medications have no or little effect. In a recent published article, patients with SHR were found to have impaired chest mobility and increased pain sensitivity...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26313888/a-qualitative-study-into-egyptian-patients-satisfaction-with-physiotherapy-management-of-low-back-pain
#6
Nancy Ali, Stephen May
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is strong evidence suggesting that patient satisfaction may improve therapy outcomes independent of the treatment given. Thus the aim of this study is to explore Egyptian patients' expectations and satisfaction with physical therapy management of low back pain. METHODS: A qualitative study design involving two focus groups and 10 semi-structured interviews; all discussions were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using a Framework analysis approach...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26284942/impact-of-type-2-diabetes-time-since-diagnosis-on-elderly-women-gait-and-functional-status
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Daniela Maria da Cruz Anjos, Bruno de Souza Moreira, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Alexandra Miranda Assumpção Picorelli, Danielle Aparecida Gomes Pereira, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Rosângela Corrêa Dias, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The gait, mobility and lower-limb strength alterations of diabetic elderly women without symptoms of diabetic neuropathy in different periods of the chronic disease can contribute to an early functional diagnosis, allowing prevention of adverse outcomes like falls and disability. This could also contribute to the development of interventions, cures and physiotherapy practice for this population. The aim of this study was to verify the impact of type-2 diabetes mellitus time since diagnosis on gait and functional status of elderly women...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26270324/psychological-predictors-of-outcomes-with-lumbar-spinal-fusion-a-systematic-literature-review
#8
Mark Wilhelm, Michael Reiman, Adam Goode, William Richardson, Christopher Brown, Daniel Vaughn, Chad Cook
PURPOSE: To review the predictive/risk psychological factors at baseline that are associated with a favourable (or non-favourable) outcome following lumbar spinal fusion (LSF). METHODS: A computer-assisted literature search of PubMed, CINAHL complete and EMBASE for studies published between January 1, 1990 and October 1, 2014 with controlled vocabulary and key words related to LSF, degenerative lumbar spine diagnoses and appropriate terms for predictive variables...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112465/development-of-a-parent-reported-questionnaire-evaluating-upper-limb-activity-limitation-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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N Preston, M Horton, M Levesley, M Mon-Williams, R J O'Connor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Upper limb activity measures for children with cerebral palsy have a number of limitations, for example, lack of validity and poor responsiveness. To overcome these limitations, we developed the Children's Arm Rehabilitation Measure (ChARM), a parent-reported questionnaire validated for children with cerebral palsy aged 5-16 years. This paper describes both the development of the ChARM items and response categories and its psychometric testing and further refinement using the Rasch measurement model...
January 23, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092139/content-of-conventional-therapy-for-the-severely-affected-arm-during-subacute-rehabilitation-after-stroke-an-analysis-of-physiotherapy-and-occupational-therapy-practice
#10
Lex D de Jong, Frederike van Wijck, Roy E Stewart, Alexander C H Geurts, Pieter U Dijkstra
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) are key professions providing treatment for the arm after stroke; however, knowledge about the content of these treatments is scant. Detailed data are needed to replicate interventions, evaluate their effective components, and evaluate PT and OT practice. This paper describes PT and OT treatment for the severely affected arm in terms of duration, content according to components and categories of the International Classification of Human Functioning, Disability and Health, and to analyze differences between professions...
January 16, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060461/responsiveness-of-the-bridge-maneuvers-in-subjects-with-symptomatic-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Carla Vanti, Silvano Ferrari, Pedro Berjano, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Marco Monticone
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To date no study was made on the responsiveness of Bridge tests (BTs) in subjects with low back pain and spondylolisthesis (SPL) submitted to a physical therapy program. The objective of this study is to examine the responsiveness of the BTs in subjects with symptomatic lumbar SPL. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients with symptomatic SPL received physical therapy treatments for a number of sessions depending on the individual patient's needs...
January 6, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044398/examining-the-validity-and-sensitivity-to-change-of-the-5-and-10-sit-to-stand-tests-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
#12
Ylva Nilsagård, Malin Andreasson, Anna Carling, Helena Vesterlin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sit-to-stand transfers are frequently performed, and transfers have been associated with fall risk among people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). There is limited research regarding the validity of sit-to-stand tests (STSs) in PwMS. The purpose of this study was to investigate the concurrent, divergent, and discriminant validity and sensitivity to change of the 5 and 10 STSs. METHODS: A repeated-measurement design was used, with data collected before and directly after a 7-week intervention, as well as prospectively reported near-fall incidents and falls during a 14-week period...
January 3, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078767/retraction-statement-huntington-s-disease-characteristics-of-fallers-by-shannon-williams-et-al
#13
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January 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26375989/body-posture-after-mastectomy-comparison-between-immediate-breast-reconstruction-versus-mastectomy-alone
#14
Ana Carolina Atanes Mendes Peres, Maria do Rosário Dias de Oliveira Latorre, Jonathan Yugo Maesaka, José Roberto Filassi, Edmund Chada Baracat, Elizabeth Alves Gonçalves Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Immediate breast reconstruction has been increasingly incorporated as part of breast cancer treatment, especially for the psychological benefits. Currently, there are many options for breast reconstruction surgery, but the impact of the different techniques on body posture has not been widely studied. One study demonstrated that immediate breast reconstruction with a Beker-25 prosthesis could help to preserve body posture after mastectomy; however, there is no evidence regarding the effect of surgery on the body posture of women after breast reconstruction when using autologous tissue...
January 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26351821/a-critical-evaluation-of-the-updated-evidence-for-casting-for-equinus-deformity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#15
Kylee Tustin, Anita Patel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Equinus deformity is common in ambulant children with cerebral palsy (CP). Although lower leg casting is frequently used, the physiological basis for casting and effects beyond range of motion (ROM) gains are unclear. This review critically evaluates the updated evidence for casting in the management of ankle equinus in children with CP. METHODS: Comprehensive searches were conducted using electronic databases AMED, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus, PEDro and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, publication years 2005-2014, in order to identify literature published since an earlier comprehensive systematic review...
January 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26343816/triage-for-patients-with-spinal-complaints-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
Claire McEvoy, Louise Wiles, Susanne Bernhardsson, Karen Grimmer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to provide a systematic overview of the past decade of literature on processes of triage for patients with spinal pain, outcomes measured and markers of effectiveness. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature with narrative synthesis of findings was conducted. Studies in English language of any design concerning spinal triage programmes for adults with acute or chronic spinal complaints were considered for inclusion...
January 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26317393/comparison-of-two-methods-for-estimating-adjustable-one-point-cane-length-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
#17
Camila Thais Pinto Camara, Sandra Maria Sbeghen Ferreira de Freitas, Waléria Paixão de Lima, Camila Astolphi Lima, César Ferreira Amorim, Monica Rodrigues Perracini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our aim is to estimate inter-observer reliability, test-retest reliability, anthropometric and biomechanical adequacy and minimal detectable change when measuring the length of single-point adjustable canes in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: There are 112 participants in the study. They are men and women, aged 60 years and over, who were attending an outpatient community health centre. An exploratory study design was used. Participants underwent two assessments within the same day by two independent observers and by the same observer at an interval of 15-45 days...
January 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26308151/reliability-of-the-dutch-translation-of-the-kujala-patellofemoral-score-questionnaire
#18
P E J Ummels, A F Lenssen, M Barendrecht, A J H M Beurskens
OBJECTIVE: There are no Dutch language disease-specific questionnaires for patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome available that could help Dutch physiotherapists to assess and monitor these symptoms and functional limitations. The aim of this study was to translate the original disease-specific Kujala Patellofemoral Score into Dutch and evaluate its reliability. METHODS: The questionnaire was translated from English into Dutch in accordance with internationally recommended guidelines...
January 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26284817/why-do-physiotherapists-do-what-they-do-a-study-of-kuwaiti-physiotherapists
#19
Latifa Al-Enezi, Stephen May
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physiotherapy has an important role in the management of numerous musculoskeletal (MSK) problems. In terms of evidence-based physiotherapy practice, little is known about the reasons for selection of treatment techniques by MSK physiotherapists or whether their treatments are evidence based. This survey aimed to explore the reasons for the choice of treatment techniques by Kuwaiti MSK physiotherapists and to identify the extent of using the evidence base from research findings as a basis for physiotherapy practice...
January 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860155/towards-evidence-based-practice-of-technology-based-gait-rehabilitation-after-stroke
#20
EDITORIAL
Jan Mehrholz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
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