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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/28112465/development-of-a-parent-reported-questionnaire-evaluating-upper-limb-activity-limitation-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27196674/a-non-surgical-intervention-for-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tears
#13
Susan J Barlow
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The current literature contains no reports of treatment options other than surgery following failed conservative management of a triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear. The purpose of this study is to describe the use of a novel brace as a non-surgical intervention for TFCC tears. METHODS: This paper is a case study of a subject with a magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed TFCC tear. As an alternative to surgery, he consented to wear a novel brace for 12 weeks after conservative management of his injury had failed...
December 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26892073/the-effectiveness-of-incorporating-a-play-based-intervention-to-improve-functional-mobility-for-a-child-with-relapsed-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-a-case-report
#14
Paula Vercher, You-Jou Hung, Mansoo Ko
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is one of the most common forms of cancer seen in children, accounting for one-fourth of all childhood cancers. These children typically present with decreased functional mobility, weakened lower extremity muscle strength and reduced exercise endurance and interests because of disease progressions and chemotherapy treatments. The purpose of this case report was to examine the effectiveness of incorporating a play-based physical therapy (PT) intervention programme to improve functional mobility for an inpatient with relapsed ALL undergoing chemotherapy...
December 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26274362/physiotherapy-for-patients-on-awake-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Massimiliano Polastri, Antonino Loforte, Andrea Dell'Amore, Stefano Nava
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used as temporary life support in subjects with potentially reversible respiratory/cardiac failure. The principal purpose of this review was to assess the characteristics and potential advantages of physiotherapeutic interventions in subjects on awake ECMO support. METHODS: Seven databases were interrogated: we searched titles, abstracts and keywords using the Medical Subject Headings terms 'extracorporeal membrane oxygenation' and 'rehabilitation' linked with the Boolean operator 'AND'...
December 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26267851/effect-of-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-on-plantar-flexor-muscle-spasticity-and-walking-speed-in-stroke-patients
#16
Darshan Laddha, G Shankar Ganesh, Monalisa Pattnaik, Patitapaban Mohanty, Chittaranjan Mishra
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Spasticity is a major disabling symptom in patients post stroke. Although studies have demonstrated that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can reduce spasticity, the duration of single session TENS is a subject of debate. The purpose of this study was to determine the sustainability of the effects of TENS applied over common peroneal nerve in the reduction of ankle plantar-flexor spasticity and improving gait speed in patients post stroke. METHODS: Thirty patients (11 women and 19 men) (mean age of 46...
December 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26267762/considering-the-role-of-physical-therapists-within-the-treatment-and-rehabilitation-of-individuals-with-eating-disorders-an-international-survey-of-expert-clinicians
#17
Andy Soundy, Brendon Stubbs, Michel Probst, Amanda Lundvik Gyllensten, Liv Helvik Skjaerven, Daniel Catalan-Matamoros, Davy Vancampfort
PURPOSE: Recent research has demonstrated that physical therapy may benefit the physical and mental health of people with eating disorders (EDs). Because this is a new and developing field, this study aimed to investigate the experience, practices and knowledge of international physical therapy experts to inform clinical practice, education and research. METHODS: An international cross-sectional survey design was undertaken with experienced physical therapists within the field of EDs...
December 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26259911/increased-activation-amplitude-levels-of-gluteus-medius-in-women-during-isometric-and-dynamic-conditions-following-a-4-week-protocol-of-low-load-eccentric-exercises
#18
Alexandre Carvalho Barbosa, Rafaela Aparecida Nunes Carvalho, Douglas Novaes Bonifácio, Fábio Luiz Mendonça Martins, Michelle Cristina Sales Almeida Barbosa
BACKGROUND: The dysfunction of gluteus medius (GMed) has been implicated in other musculoskeletal disorders including low back pain and lower limb injuries. The purpose of this study was to use a protocol involving low-load eccentric exercises to observe the effects on the three subdivisions of GMed activation through surface electromyography (sEMG) and digital dynamometry. METHODS: Eleven female subjects having femoral instability participated in a 4-week protocol (three sessions per week/non-consecutive days)...
December 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26110230/treadmill-training-or-progressive-strength-training-to-improve-walking-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-parallel-group-trial
#19
Siri Merete Braendvik, Teija Koret, Jorunn L Helbostad, Håvard Lorås, Geir Bråthen, Harald Olav Hovdal, Inger Lise Aamot
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The most effective treatment approach to improve walking in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is not known. The aim of this trial was to assess the efficacy of treadmill training and progressive strength training on walking in people with MS. METHODS: A single blinded randomized parallel group trial was carried out. Eligible participants were adults with MS with Expanded Disability Status Scale score ≤6. A total of 29 participants were randomized and 28 received the allocated exercise intervention, treadmill (n = 13) or strength training (n = 15)...
December 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26015292/incidence-time-course-and-predictors-of-impairments-relating-to-caring-for-the-profoundly-affected-arm-after-stroke-a-systematic-review
#20
Rhoda Allison, Laura Shenton, Kathryn Bamforth, Cherry Kilbride, David Richards
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A significant number of stroke survivors will not recover the use of their affected arm. A proportion will experience pain, stiffness and difficulty with basic care activities. The purpose of the review was to identify predictors of difficulty caring for the profoundly affected arm and establish the incidence and time-course of the related impairments of pain, spasticity and contracture. METHOD: Data sources: Databases (PubMED, MEDLINE, AMED, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register) were searched from inception to December 2013...
December 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
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