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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

Roselien Pas, Mira Meeus, Anneleen Malfliet, Isabel Baert, Sophie Van Oosterwijck, Laurence Leysen, Jo Nijs, Kelly Ickmans
BACKGROUND: Current treatment for adults with chronic pain often includes Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) to make people understand the nature underlying their pain and thus provides a clear rational for a biopsychosocial approach. Despite recommendations to use Pain Neuroscience Education as well in children with chronic pain, a specific program, tailored to children aged 6-12 years is lacking. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop a Pain Neuroscience Education program for children with chronic pain and test its feasibility...
March 4, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Paulo Fernandes Pires, Ester Moreira de Castro, Elisa Bizetti Pelai, Ana Beatriz Chiconelo de Arruda, Delaine Rodrigues-Bigaton
BACKGROUND: The Fonseca Anamnestic Index is a questionnaire used to classify individuals with temporomandibular disorders. Previous studies have shown that the Fonseca Anamnestic Index provides a multidimensional measurement of the temporomandibular disorders construct and that the main dimension presents a good fit to the model according to the item response theory. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the between-day reliability, accuracy, and best cut-off score of the Short-Form Fonseca Anamnestic Index for the diagnosis of myogenous temporomandibular disorders...
February 21, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Derek Clewley, Dan Rhon, Tim Flynn, Shane Koppenhaver, Chad Cook
BACKGROUND: Physical therapists' familiarity, perceptions, and beliefs about health services utilization and health seeking behaviour have not been previously assessed. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to identify physical therapists' characteristics related to familiarity of health services utilization and health seeking behaviour, and to assess what health seeking behaviour factors providers felt were related to health services utilization. METHODS: We administered a survey based on the Andersen behavioural model of health services utilization to physical therapists using social media campaigns and email between March and June of 2017...
February 21, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Marcia Rodrigues Franco, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, Kim Delbaere, Bianca Yumie Eto, Maíra Sgobbi Faria, Giovana Ayumi Aoyagi, Daniel Steffens, Carlos Marcelo Pastre
BACKGROUND: The Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (Icon-FES) is an innovative tool to assess concern of falling that uses pictures as visual cues to provide more complete environmental contexts. Advantages of Icon-FES over previous scales include the addition of more demanding balance-related activities, ability to assess concern about falling in highly functioning older people, and its normal distribution. OBJECTIVE: To perform a cross-cultural adaptation and to assess the measurement properties of the 30-item and 10-item Icon-FES in a community-dwelling Brazilian older population...
February 14, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Fernanda A P Habechian, Kim Van Malderen, Paula R Camargo, Ann M Cools
BACKGROUND: The shoulder complex is highly loaded during swimming. No studies were found analyzing the changes in shoulder girdle strength in young swimmers, through the years. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the changes in strength of internal rotators and external rotators of the arm, lower trapezius and supraspinatus and in the external rotators/internal rotators ratio in young elite swimmers through 3 years. METHODS: 31 adolescent elite swimmers (14-18 years, of both sexes) participated in the study...
February 6, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Elaine Cristine L Mateus-Vasconcelos, Luiz Gustavo O Brito, Patricia Driusso, Thaís D Silva, Flávia I Antônio, Cristine H J Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of vaginal palpation, vaginal palpation associated with posterior pelvic tilt, and intravaginal electrical stimulation in facilitating voluntary contraction of the pelvic floor muscles in women. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial in which 132 women with pelvic floor muscles function graded at 0 or 1 using the Modified Oxford Scale were randomized into four groups: vaginal palpation (n=33); vaginal palpation with posterior pelvic tilt (n=33); intravaginal electrical stimulation (n=33) and a control group (n=33) that only received verbal instructions...
February 3, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Camila Cadena de Almeida, Vinicius Z Maldaner da Silva, Gerson Cipriano Júnior, Richard Eloin Liebano, Joao Luiz Quagliotti Durigan
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and interferential current have been widely used in clinical practice. However, a systematic review comparing their effects on pain relief has not yet been performed. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and interferential current on acute and chronic pain. METHODS: We use Pubmed, Embase, LILACS, PEDro and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials as data sources...
February 2, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Lucas Calais-Ferreira, Vinicius C Oliveira, Jeffrey M Craig, Louisa B Flander, John L Hopper, Luci F Teixeira-Salmella, Paulo H Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal conditions are highly prevalent in our ageing society and are therefore incurring substantial increases in population levels of years lived with disability (YLD). An evidence-based approach to the prognosis, prevention, and treatment of those disorders can allow an overall improvement in the quality of life of patients, while also softening the burden on national health care systems. METHODS: In this Masterclass article, we provide an overview of the most relevant twin study designs, their advantages, limitations and major contributions to the investigation of traits related to the domain of musculoskeletal physical therapy...
December 27, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Cristina Dos Santos Cardoso de Sá, Catarina Costa Boffino, Renato Teodoro Ramos, Clarice Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the stability, postural adjustments and contributions of sensory information for postural control in children. METHODS: 40 boys and 40 girls were equally divided into groups of 5, 7, 9 and 12 years (G5, G7, G9 and G12). All children were submitted to dynamic posturography using a modified sensory organization test, using four sensory conditions: combining stable or sway referencing platform with eyes opened, or closed. The area and displacements of the center of pressure were used to determine stability, while the adjustments were used to measure the speed of the center of pressure displacements...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Skulpan Asavasopon
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January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Diego G D Christofaro, Breno Q Farah, Luiz Carlos M Vanderlei, Leandro D Delfino, William R Tebar, Mauro Virgílio G de Barros, Raphael M Ritti-Dias
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure is strongly associated with obesity in different populations. However, it is unclear whether different anthropometric indicators of obesity can satisfactorily predict high blood pressure in the school setting. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of body mass index, waist circumference, and waist to height ratio in the detection of high blood pressure in adolescents. METHODS: The sample consisted of 8295 adolescents aged 10-17 years...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Ludmylla Ferreira Quintino, Juliane Franco, Amanda Ferreira Machado Gusmão, Paula Fernanda De Sousa Silva, Christina Danielli Coelho De Morais Faria
BACKGROUND: Although chronic stroke patients commonly show impairment of trunk muscle performance, this disability has only been analyzed in terms of peak torque. Therefore, other measures are needed for a more adequate description. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare concentric muscle performance of trunk flexor/extensor muscles between chronic stroke patients and matched-healthy subjects. METHODS: 18 chronic stroke patients and 18 healthy subjects were matched according to their age, sex, body mass index and level of physical activity...
December 12, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Susan Armijo-Olivo
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December 11, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Mariana Cunha Artilheiro, Francis Meire Fávero, Fátima Aparecida Caromano, Acary de Souza Bulle Oliveira, Nelson Carvas, Mariana Callil Voos, Cristina Dos Santos Cardoso de Sá
BACKGROUND: The Jebsen-Taylor Test evaluates upper limb function by measuring timed performance on everyday activities. The test is used to assess and monitor the progression of patients with Parkinson disease, cerebral palsy, stroke and brain injury. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the reliability, internal consistency and validity of the Jebsen-Taylor Test in people with Muscular Dystrophy and to describe and classify upper limb timed performance of people with Muscular Dystrophy...
December 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Mariana Hoffman, Marcella G Assis, Valéria Maria Augusto, Bruna Mara F Silveira, Verônica F Parreira
BACKGROUND: Advanced lung disease is a chronic non-neoplastic disease that compromises activities of daily living. Treatment includes pulmonary rehabilitation and inspiratory muscle training. Studies have shown the effectiveness of inspiratory muscle training in lung disease patients, but literature is scarce on the patients' perceptions about this topic. OBJECTIVE: To explore the perceptions of patients with advanced lung disease about inspiratory muscle training...
December 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Patrick Roberto Avelino, Lucas R Nascimento, Kênia K P Menezes, Aline A Scianni, Louise Ada, Luci F Teixeira-Salmela
BACKGROUND: Canes are usually prescribed for individuals with stroke with the purpose of improving walking and increasing safety. However, there is no consensus regarding the clinical effects of these aids on walking and participation. OBJECTIVE: This study will examine the efficacy of the provision of a cane to improve walking and increase participation after stroke. METHODS: This is a two-arm, prospectively registered, randomized trial with concealed allocation, blinded measurers, and intention-to-treat analysis...
December 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Daniela Pereira Valentim, Tatiana de Oliveira Sato, Maria Luiza Caíres Comper, Anderson Martins da Silva, Cristiana Villas Boas, Rosimeire Simprini Padula
BACKGROUND: There are very few observational methods for analysis of biomechanical exposure available in Brazilian-Portuguese. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to cross-culturally adapt and test the measurement properties of the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) and Strain Index (SI). METHODS: The cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties test were established according to Beaton et al. and COSMIN guidelines, respectively. Several tasks that required static posture and/or repetitive motion of upper limbs were evaluated (n>100)...
November 26, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Cristina D Sartor, Mariana D Oliveira, Victoria Campos, Jane S S P Ferreira, Isabel C N Sacco
BACKGROUND: The Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument is an easy-to-use questionnaire aimed at screening and detecting diabetic polyneuropathy. OBJECTIVE: To translate and cross-culturally adapt the MNSI to Brazilian Portuguese and evaluate its measurement properties. METHODS: Two bilingual translators translated from English into Brazilian Portuguese and made a synthetic version. The synthetic version was back translated into English. A committee of specialists and the translator checked the cultural adaptations and developed a pre-final questionnaire in Brazilian Portuguese (prefinal version)...
November 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Takuya Umehara, Ryo Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Various systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses examining the effects of pre- or postoperative exercise on body function or activity in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have been published. However, the interventional period needed to at least improve outcomes is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the exercise intervention period needed to effectively improve body function or activity before and after TKA in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
November 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Tatiane Calve, Douglas Vicente Russo Júnior, Ana Maria Forti Barela
BACKGROUND: Exercises that could prevent gait impairment of older adults should be implemented in such a way that practitioners can keep motivation and adherence independent of older adults fitness levels. OBJECTIVE: This study describes how younger and older adults use a non-pedal tricycle to transport their bodies along a pathway. METHODS: Nine younger (24±4.9y) and nine older (66±4.0y) adults participated in this study. They moved along a straight pathway at a self-selected comfortable speed with reflective markers on their main lower limb landmarks...
November 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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