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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

Egmar Longo, Ana Carolina de Campos, Robert J Palisano
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November 5, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Roberta de Oliveira Máximo, Jair Licio Ferreira Santos, Mônica Rodrigues Perracini, Cesar de Oliveira, Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte, Tiago da Silva Alexandre
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether abdominal obesity, dynapenia and dynapenic-abdominal obesity are associated to the prevalence of single or recurrent falls in older adults. METHODS: We analyzed data from 1,046 community-dwelling participants of the SABE Study (Saúde, Bem-estar e Envelhecimento/Health, Well-Being and Ageing). Participants were classified as non-dynapenic/non-abdominal obese, abdominal obese only, dynapenic only, and dynapenic-abdominal obese based on waist circumference (>102cm for men and >88cm for women) and handgrip strength (<26kg for men and <16kg for women)...
October 29, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Vincent Dewitte, Robby De Pauw, Lieven Danneels, Katie Bouche, Arne Roets, Barbara Cagnie
OBJECTIVE: To examine the interrater reliability and agreement of a pain mechanisms-based classification for patients with nonspecific neck pain (NSNP). METHODS: Design - Observational, cross-sectional reliability study with a simultaneous examiner design. SETTING: University hospital-based outpatient physical therapy clinic. PARTICIPANTS: A random sample of 48 patients, aged between 18 and 75 years old, with a primary complaint of neck pain was included...
October 29, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Anneleen Malfliet, Thomas Bilterys, Eveline Van Looveren, Mira Meeus, Lieven Danneels, Kelly Ickmans, Barbara Cagnie, Olivier Mairesse, Daniel Neu, Maarten Moens, Dorien Goubert, Steven J Kamper, Jo Nijs
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a highly prevalent and debilitating comorbidity that is often not addressed in therapy for chronic spinal pain (CSP). Given the close interaction between insomnia and CSP severity and related disability, targeting sleep problems during therapy could improve treatment outcomes in these patients. OBJECTIVE: Can cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) combined with the modern neuroscience approach (i.e. pain neuroscience education and cognition-targeted exercise therapy) reduce pain and improve sleep, physical activity and function in people with CSP and comorbid insomnia? METHODS: Participants: One-hundred-twenty participants with chronic spinal pain and comorbid insomnia Intervention: CBT-I combined with the modern neuroscience approach (experimental) compared to the modern neuroscience approach alone (control)...
October 29, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Pattanasin Areeudomwong, Vitsarut Buttagat
BACKGROUND: Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training and general trunk exercises have been applied to treat chronic low back pain patients. However, there is currently little study to support the use of one treated intervention over the other to improve clinical outcomes and balance ability. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training on pain intensity, disability and static balance ability in working-age patients with chronic low back pain...
October 17, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Ana Paula Coelho Figueira Freire, Mark R Elkins, Ercy Mara Cipulo Ramos, Anne M Moseley
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of the use of 95% confidence intervals in the reporting of between-group differences in randomized controlled trials of physical therapy interventions and to determine if the prevalence is changing over time. METHODS: Observational study, including an analysis of 200 trials from the Physiotherapy Evidence Database: 50 from each of the years 1986, 1996, 2006, and 2016. The primary outcome used was the prevalence of the between-group difference presented with 95% confidence intervals...
October 16, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Giovanni Ferreira, Luciola Menezes Costa, Airton Stein, Jan Hartvigsen, Rachelle Buchbinder, Chris G Maher
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is the leading cause of years lived with disability in Brazil based upon Global Burden of Disease estimates. Since 1990, the number of years lived with disability has increased by 79.7%, and this number is expected to continue to rise due to population growth and ageing. Yet, similarly to other countries, little attention has been given to it in both the public and private health systems, arguably making it an overlooked epidemic in Brazil. There is evidence that Brazil has adopted unwarranted practices in the management of low back pain in a similar manner to what has been observed in high-income countries...
October 13, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Renato Claudino, Naudimar de Pietro Simoes, Tatiane da Silva
BACKGROUND: Dermatology is a relatively new subdiscipline of physical therapy with growth potential. Therefore, it is important to identify whether professionals from this area have the knowledge and skills required to offer the best available service based on evidence-based practice. OBJECTIVES: To describe the self-reported behavior, knowledge, skills, opinion, and barriers related to the evidence-based practice of Brazilian physical therapists from the dermatology subdiscipline...
October 12, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Matthew D Freke, Kay M Crossley, Trevor Russell, Kevin J Sims, Adam Semciw
BACKGROUND: The relationship between hip pathology and patient reported outcome responses following hip surgery has been previously investigated. No studies have investigated the relationship between pathology and patient reported outcome responses prior to surgery. OBJECTIVES: (1) Determine the prevalence of chondral and labral pathology identified during hip arthroscopy. (2) Determine the association between intra-articular findings and patient reported outcome scores in a pre-arthroscopy hip pain population...
October 2, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Scott A Burns, Joshua A Cleland, Darren A Rivett, Suzanne J Snodgrass
OBJECTIVES: The main research aims were to investigate whether physical therapists are examining the hip(s) in individuals with a primary complaint of low back pain (LBP) and if so, the interventions being provided that target the hip(s). METHODS: An anonymous electronic survey was distributed to the membership of the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopaedic and Sports Sections, as well as that of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists...
October 2, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Raphael Martins de Abreu, Patrícia Rehder-Santos, Rodrigo Polaquini Simões, Aparecida Maria Catai
BACKGROUND: High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been used as a cardiovascular exercise strategy to promote greater adherence in cardiovascular rehabilitation. However, little is known about the effect of this training modality on cardiac autonomic control. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review to evaluate the effects of HIIT on cardiac autonomic responses in humans. METHODS: PEDro, SCOPUS and PubMed were searched from the inception to March 29th, 2018...
October 2, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Marcella Ferraz Pazzinatto, Danilo de Oliveira Silva, Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo, Evangelos Pappas
OBJECTIVE(S): To investigate whether the presence of knee crepitus is associated with the occurrence of total knee replacement (TKR), quality of life and deficits in physical function at long-term. METHODS: Setting - This observational study uses longitudinal data (up to 4-year follow-up) from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI). Participants - 4566 participants. Main Outcome Measure(s) - Logistic regression models were used to test if baseline knee crepitus is associated with the occurrence of TKR...
September 30, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Hércules Ribeiro Leite, Ana Cristina Resende Camargos, Vanessa Amaral Mendonça, Ana Cristina Rodrigues Lacerda, Bruno Alvarenga Soares, Vinicius Cunha Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration has been used alone or combined with other interventions in rehabilitation of children and adolescents with disabilities; however, there is limited evidence to support this approach. OBJECTIVES: To review the strength, quality, and conclusiveness of evidence supporting the use of whole body vibration in children and adolescents with disabilities. METHODS: Electronic database search included Medline, AMED, Embase, Cochrane, SportDiscus, CINAHL and PEDro from the inception to June 2018...
September 19, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Kênia K P Menezes, Lucas R Nascimento, Maria Tereza M Alvarenga, Patrick R Avelino, Luci F Teixeira-Salmela
OBJECTIVE: Dyspnea is a relevant outcome to be taken into consideration during stroke rehabilitation. Prevalence, severity, and effects of this condition on individuals with stroke remain uncertain. This study investigated the prevalence and severity of dyspnea after a stroke, as well the associations between dyspnea, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. METHODS: A telephone-based survey was conducted with 285 individuals with stroke. The survey included information regarding the onset and severity of the dyspnea, activity limitations, and participation restrictions...
September 18, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Isadora Orlando de Oliveira, Mario Lenza, Rodrigo Antunes de Vasconcelos, Eliane Antonioli, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Mário Ferretti
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September 15, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Fabiana Foltran Mescollotto, Ester Moreira de Castro, Elisa Bizetti Pelai, Adriana Pertille, Delaine Rodrigues Bigaton
BACKGROUND: Smartphone use has been constantly increasing. Smartphone addiction can lead to changes in the emotional state and musculoskeletal system of users. To identify smartphone addicts, the Smartphone Addiction Scale-Short Version was developed; however, this scale has not been translated into Brazilian Portuguese and tested for its measurement properties. OBJECTIVE: To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Smartphone Addiction Scale-Short Version into Brazilian Portuguese; to assess the internal consistency, reliability and construct validity of the scale among university students...
September 15, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Young Joo Kim, Jennifer C Radloff, C Kim Stokes, Christine R Lysaght
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional education of healthcare providers is necessary to foster collaborative practice and improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of the single-session interprofessional education in improving interprofessional attitudes, increasing knowledge of healthcare professions, and improving perceived-readiness for working interprofessionally and with older adults in students in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant graduate programs...
September 15, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Marisa Maia Leonardi-Figueiredo, Hugo Celso Dutra de Souza, Emanuela Juvenal Martins, Monalisa Squiaveto, Ana Claudia Mattiello-Sverzut
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction is associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about it in children and adolescents with myelomeningocele. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the cardiovascular autonomic function in wheelchair-using children and adolescents with myelomeningocele. METHODS: Twenty-two participants were assigned to one of two groups: myelomeningocele group (n=11) and Control group (n=11)...
September 15, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Dafne Port Nascimento, Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Amanda Costa Araujo, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
OBJECTIVE: To describe the main characteristics of low back pain randomized controlled trials on the Physiotherapy Evidence Database, and to rank the journals where these trials were published according to their Impact Factor. METHODS: This is a cross sectional study based on a collection of randomized controlled trials. A random sample of 200 low back pain trials published between 2010 and 2015 were selected from Physiotherapy Evidence Database in February 2016...
September 13, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Suzi Laine Longo Dos Santos Bacci, Janser Moura Pereira, Amanda Cristina da Silva Chagas, Lais Ribeiro Carvalho, Vivian Mara Gonçalves de Oliveira Azevedo
BACKGROUND: Weaning a patient from mechanical ventilation is a complex procedure that involves clinical and contextual aspects. Mechanical ventilation also depends on the characteristics of health professionals who work in intensive care. OBJECTIVE: This study described the organizational aspects associated with the physical therapist's performance in the weaning procedure from mechanical ventilation and extubation in neonatal, pediatric and mixed (neonatal and pediatric) intensive care units in Brazil...
September 12, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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