Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
ISSN: 1413-3555

The Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy (BJPT) is the official publication of the Brazilian Society of Physical Therapy Research and Graduate Studies (ABRAPG-Ft). It publishes original research articles on topics related to the areas of physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, including clinical, basic or applied studies on the assessment, prevention, and treatment of movement disorders.

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Democratizing access to physical therapy to address the challenge of chronic pain
Rodrigo Núñez-Cortés, Enrique Lluch, Carlos Cruz-Montecinos
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Brazilian classification of physical therapy diagnosis
Bruno Prata Martinez, Roberto Mattar Cepeda, Fernando Mauro Muniz Ferreira, Francimar Ferrari Ramos, Flavia Massa Cipriani, Sibele de Andrade Melo Knaut, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro, Cristine Homsi Jorge

  • An innovative diagnosis classification system was developed and regulated in Brazil.

  • An online system was developed and made available to all physical therapists in the country.

  • The new system will help professionals to define the prognosis and therapeutic goals.

  • This classification will allow a standardized physical therapy diagnosis.

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Systematic Review
Reporting of confidence intervals, achievement of intended sample size, and adjustment for multiple primary outcomes in randomised trials of physical therapy interventions: an analysis of 100 representatively sampled trials
David Fernández Hernando, Mark Elkins, Ana Paula Coelho Figueira Freire

  • Less than half of randomised trials of physical therapy reported confidence intervals.

  • There was an increase of 5 % in the reporting of confidence intervals since 2016.

  • Most trials that report confidence intervals do not interpret them.

  • One-third of physical therapy trials did not report a sample size calculation.

  • There is still a need to increase the use of adjustment for multiple comparisons.

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The SPORTS Participation Framework: illuminating the pathway for people with disability to enter into, participate in, and excel at sport
Georgina Leigh Clutterbuck, Ricardo Rodrigues de Sousa Junior, Hércules Ribeiro Leite, Leanne Marie Johnston

The SPORTS Participation Framework can be used across health, sport, and education sectors to:

  • Enhance interdisciplinary communication for children with disability with sports-focused goals.

  • Identify and describe children's current stage of sports participation.

  • Plan time- and cost-effective management strategies to reach goal stage of sports participation.

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Vol. 28. Issue 2.
(1 March 2024)
The time is now: Telehealth education and training in physical therapy
Luke M. Davies, Belinda J. Lawford
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101063

  • Telehealth delivered physical therapy is effective and provides equivalent outcomes to in-person care.

  • Lack of telehealth knowledge is a significant barrier for implementation into clinical practice.

  • Physical therapy educators recognise the importance of telehealth education for emerging physical therapists.

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Systematic Review
Effectiveness of non-invasive therapies on pain, maximum grip strength, disability, and quality of life for lateral elbow tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Mariana G.M. Campos, Laísa B. Maia, Rodrigo O. Mascarenhas, Bianca M. Lourenço, Nicholas Henschke, Vinicius C. Oliveira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100596

  • Non-invasive therapies are first-line interventions for lateral elbow tendinopathy.

  • Acupuncture and BMV are effective for disability in the short-term.

  • The long-term effects of non-invasive intervention are unknown.

  • Clinicians should be cautious in decision making as the evidence is still unclear.

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Quantity and quality are increasing but there's room for improvement: A scoping review of physical activity intervention trials
Marina B Pinheiro, Ana Helena S Reis, Jennifer N Baldwin, Anne M Moseley, Vishwesh Bapat, Courtney S Chan, Wing S. Kwok, Catherine Sherrington
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101051

  • There are 1779 physical activity trials in the physiotherapy evidence database (PEDro).

  • The mean (SD) PEDro score was 5.3 (1.5) points out of 10, reflecting ‘fair to poor’ quality.

  • Journal impact factor is weakly correlated with trial quality (0.21, p < 0.001).

  • We make five recommendations to improve future trial quality.

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Germanna Medeiros Barbosa, Letícia Bojikian Calixtre, Hilmaynne Renaly Fonseca Fialho, Francisco Locks, Danilo Harudy Kamonseki
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