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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

Poliana do Amaral Benfica, Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Sherindan Ayessa Ferreira de Brito, Luane Helena Nunes Bernardino, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria
BACKGROUND: Muscle strength is an important component of health. OBJECTIVE: To describe and evaluate the studies which have established the reference values for muscle strength on healthy individuals and to synthesize these values with a descriptive meta-analysis approach. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in MEDLINE, LILACS, and SciELO databases. Studies that investigated the reference values for muscle strength of two or more appendicular/axial muscle groups of health individuals were included...
May 3, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Jaume Morera-Balaguer, José Martín Botella-Rico, Mari Carmen Martínez-González, Francesc Medina-Mirapeix, Óscar Rodríguez-Nogueira
BACKGROUND: Over recent years there has been a paradigm shift towards a patient-centred biopsychosocial care model in physical therapy. This new paradigm features a growing interest in understanding the contextual factors that influence the patient's experience of disease, pain and recovery. This includes generalized consensus regarding the importance of establishing a therapeutic relationship that is centred on the patient. OBJECTIVE: To explore physical therapists' perceptions and experiences regarding barriers and facilitators of therapeutic patient-centred relationships in outpatient rehabilitation settings...
April 18, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Susan Martins Lage, Raquel Rodrigues Britto, Daniella Cunha Brandão, Danielle Aparecida Gomes Pereira, Armèle Dornelas de Andrade, Verônica Franco Parreira
BACKGROUND: Some inspiratory muscle training protocols for patients with heart failure report the request of diaphragmatic breathing during inspiratory loaded breathing. However, it is unclear whether this condition modifies the chest wall volumes. OBJECTIVE: The primary purpose was to evaluate chest wall volumes during inspiratory loaded breathing as well as during inspiratory loaded breathing associated with diaphragmatic breathing in patients with heart failure...
April 17, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Katherinne Ferro Moura Franco, Yuri Rafael Dos Santos Franco, Naiane Teixeira Bastos de Oliveira, Rosimeire Simprini Padula, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral
BACKGROUND: The progression through the difficulty levels of Pilates exercises is a subjective criterion, that depends on the therapist's experience and ability to identify the best moment to progress to the next level. OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors that interfere in the progression through the difficulty levels of the Pilates exercises in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. METHODS: Data from 139 patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain from a randomized controlled trial were used for statistical analysis using binary logistic regression...
April 17, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Thiago Vilela Lemos, José Roberto de Souza Júnior, Maikon Gleibyson Rodrigues Dos Santos, Marlon Maia Noronha Rosa, Luiz Guilherme Cardoso da Silva, João Paulo Chieregato Matheus
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Kinesio Taping effects with different directions and tensions on the strength of rectus femoris and range of movement of the knee in healthy individuals, but with a muscle imbalance caused by exposure to a continuous vibration. METHODS: This is a randomized controlled trial. The subjects were randomly allocated into two groups: Group application of the Kinesio Taping using origin to insertion and Group application of the Kinesio Taping using insertion to origin...
April 14, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Maria Angélica da Rocha Diz, Marcela de Castro Ferracioli, Cynthia Yukiko Hiraga, Marcio Alves de Oliveira, Ana Maria Pellegrini
BACKGROUND: The production of finger force control is essential for a large number of daily activities. There is evidence that deficits in the mechanisms of accuracy and control of finger force tasks are associated with children's motor difficulties. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of practice of an isometric finger force/torque task between children with significant movement difficulty and those with no difficulty movement. METHODS: Twenty-four children aged between 9 and 10 years (12 at risk of developmental coordination disorder and 12 with no movement difficulty - typically developing children) were asked to produce finger force/torque control in a continuous and constant 25% of maximum voluntary torque with visual feedback during 15s...
April 14, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Marcelo Camargo Saad, Rodrigo Antunes de Vasconcelos, Letícia Villani de Oliveira Mancinelli, Matheus Soares de Barros Munno, Rogério Ferreira Liporaci, Débora Bevilaqua Grossi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of three types of exercise intervention in patients with patellofemoral pain and to verify the contributions of each intervention to pain control, function, and lower extremity kinematics. METHODS: A randomized controlled, single-blinded trial was conducted. Forty women with patellofemoral pain were randomly allocated into four groups: hip exercises, quadriceps exercises, stretching exercises and a control group (no intervention)...
April 4, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Gustavo Dos Santos Ribeiro, Victor Ribeiro Neves, Luís Fernando Deresz, Rosangela Domingues Melo, Pedro Dal Lago, Marlus Karsten
BACKGROUND: Oscillation between successive sinus beats or RR intervals, termed heart rate variability, is an important marker of autonomic function of the heart. However, its analysis may be influenced by the database recorded based on the occurrence of interference. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the techniques of identification and editing of artifacts, as well as the selection methods of RR intervals, can interfere with heart rate variability analysis. METHODS: The RR intervals of 56 subjects (30 aortic stenosis patients, 14 physically active individuals, 12 amateur athletes) were recorded for 10min using a heart rate monitor...
April 4, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Jessica Gonçalves, Juliana Hotta Ansai, Fernando Arturo Arriagada Masse, Francisco Assis Carvalho Vale, Anielle Cristhine de Medeiros Takahashi, Larissa Pires de Andrade
BACKGROUND: A dual-task tool with a challenging and daily secondary task, which involves executive functions, could facilitate the screening for risk of falls in older people with mild cognitive impairment or mild Alzheimer's disease. OBJECTIVE: To verify if a motor-cognitive dual-task test could predict falls in older people with mild cognitive impairment or mild Alzheimer's disease, and to establish cutoff scores for the tool for both groups. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted with community-dwelling older adults, including 40 with mild cognitive impairment and 38 with mild Alzheimer's disease...
April 4, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Muserrefe Nur Keles, Bulent Elbasan, Umut Apaydin, Zeynep Aribas, Arzu Bakirtas, Nurdan Kokturk
BACKGROUND: Respiratory muscle weakness and its relation to other impairments in children with cerebral palsy (CP) have been shown in the latest studies. The effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in this population have not been comprehensively investigated so far. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of IMT on trunk control, pulmonary functions, respiratory muscle strength, daily living activities, exercise capacity and quality of life in children with CP...
April 4, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Fernanda O Madaleno, Bruna A Santos, Vanessa L Araújo, Vinicius C Oliveira, Renan A Resende
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in former athletes is still unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in former athletes. Moreover, the secondary aim was to investigate whether poor methodological quality of included studies, different diagnosis criteria for knee osteoarthritis, different sports modality or sex impact on overall estimated prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in former athletes. METHODS: Searches on MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, SPORTDiscus and CINAHL from the earliest record to February 2018 and hand-searching identified studies investigating prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in former athletes...
April 4, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Elif Turgut, Gul Baltaci
BACKGROUND: Many studies have investigated the relationship between soft tissue tightness and shoulder kinematics. However, there is a lack of information on the dynamic properties responsible for side-to-side differences such as scapular asymmetry. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between a deficit in soft tissue flexibility and scapular asymmetry. METHODS: A total of 58 individuals (29 patients with shoulder pain and 29 asymptomatic participants) were enrolled...
April 4, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Claudia Ferreira Gomes da Silva, Felipe Xavier de Lima E Silva, Karoline Baptista Vianna, Gabriel Dos Santos Oliveira, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
BACKGROUND: Both eccentric training and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) are used for quadriceps strengthening. However, the effects of these interventions combined are unclear. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of eccentric training combined to NMES and eccentric training alone on structure, strength, and functional performance of knee extensor muscles of healthy subjects. METHODS: This is a three-arm, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial...
March 28, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Thaianne Cavalcante Sérvio, Gabriela Lima de Melo Ghisi, Lilian Pinto da Silva, Luciana Duarte Novais Silva, Marcia Maria Oliveira Lima, Danielle Aparecida Gomes Pereira, Sherry L Grace, Raquel Rodrigues Britto
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a recommended model of care for cardiovascular diseases; however, is not widely available and is underutilized, especially in low- and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVES: To identify the CR programs available in one Brazilian state (Minas Gerais; MG) and describe their characteristics by funding type. METHODS: In this multi-center descriptive study, CR programs were identified in four MG regions and 41 CR coordinators were sent a survey to report the characteristics of their programs, including CR components described in guidelines and barriers to patients' participation...
March 22, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Valdecira Rodrigues de Jesus, Pricila Mara Novais de Oliveira, Vivian Mara Gonçalves de Oliveira Azevedo
BACKGROUND: The hammock positioning within the incubators simulates the intrauterine environment, however, there is little evidence of its benefits and possible risks. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of hammock positioning on behavioral status, vital signs, and pain in very low birth weight preterm newborns. METHODS: This is a quasi-experimental/case series study in which premature infants (<1500g) were positioned in supine for one hour in a hammock...
March 15, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Ludimylla Brennar Alves Camargo, Lorena Dasdores Estarlino, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between measures of strength of the lower limb and trunk muscles and gait speed and to identify the muscle group that would best predict gait speed in individuals with sub-acute stroke. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional observational study design, forty-four individuals with sub-acute stroke (62 years, SD=14; 4 months, SD=1 post-stroke) were assessed. The evaluations were performed at a university laboratory, participants' homes, or community-based settings...
March 15, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Henrique de Alencar Gomes, Bruno de Souza Moreira, Rosana Ferreira Sampaio, Sheyla Rossana Cavalcanti Furtado, Sebastião Cronemberger, Roberto de Alencar Gomes, Renata Noce Kirkwood
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the influence of early to moderate primary open angle glaucoma on gait, functional mobility and fall risk. METHODS: Thirty-three participants in the early and moderate stages of primary open angle glaucoma and 34 asymptomatic controls participated in the study. Spatiotemporal gait data were obtained with the GAITRite system and included: velocity, cadence, step length, base of support, swing, stance and double support times. Functional measures included the Timed Up and Go test, the Five-Repetition Sit-To-Stand test and the Dynamic Gait Index...
March 13, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Xiaoqi Chen, Shaun O'Leary, Venerina Johnston
BACKGROUND: Office workers have the highest incidence of neck pain of all occupations. However, the relationship between symptoms and the risk factors is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between self-reported neck pain with a comprehensive range of individual and work-related risk factors. METHODS: This study utilised a cross-sectional study design. Office workers with and without neck pain (n=763) were recruited. Participants completed a survey which included a Pain Numerical Rating Scale (dependent variable), and measures of independent variables including demographic, individual, work-related factors, neck/shoulder muscle strength, endurance, and range of motion (ROM)...
March 13, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Donald J Hunter, Darren A Rivett, Sharmain McKiernan, Ishanka Weerasekara, Suzanne J Snodgrass
BACKGROUND: Radiographs are used to monitor thoracic kyphosis in individuals with certain pathologies (e.g. osteoporosis), exposing patients to potentially harmful radiation. Thus, other measures for monitoring the progression of thoracic kyphosis are desirable. The gravity-dependent inclinometer has been shown to be reliable but its validity as a measure of thoracic kyphosis has not been investigated. OBJECTIVES: To determine the validity of the gravity-dependent (analogue) inclinometer for measuring thoracic kyphosis...
March 6, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Gabriela S S Chaves, Gabriela L M Ghisi, Sherry L Grace, Paul Oh, Antonio L Ribeiro, Raquel R Britto
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May 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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