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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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

  • 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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Available online 1 March 2024
Original Research
The minimal important difference for the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients in the subacute stage
Hung-Pin Lien, Yun-Jer Shieh, Chih-Ping Chen, Yi-Jing Huang, Inga Wang, Mei-Hsiang Chen, Ching-Lin Hsieh

  • The minimal important difference (MID) of the PASS was 3.0 points.

  • The MID helps in interpreting the clinical values of treatment outcomes.

  • The MID is crucial for patient-centered and evidence-based practice

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Available online 1 January 2024
Original Research
Prevalence of disabling musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents in Brazil: A cross-sectional study
Bruna Alves Hatakeyama, Bárbara Isabel Aparecida Camargo, Verônica Souza Santos, Mariana Nascimento Leite, Caique de Melo do Espirito Santo, Steven J. Kamper, Chris G. Maher, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Tiê P. Yamato

  • Almost three in every 10 children and adolescent had disabling musculoskeletal pain.

  • Children and adolescents felt disabling musculoskeletal pain most on back and legs.

  • Parents tend to underestimate the presence of pain in their children.

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Original Research
Social responsiveness in children with developmental coordination disorder
Amy De Roubaix, Herbert Roeyers, Hilde Van Waelvelde, Lynn Bar-On

  • Children with DCD experience social responsiveness difficulties even without ASD.

  • These social responsiveness difficulties are not only a secondary consequence.

  • ASD might be underdiagnosed in children with DCD.

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Available online 1 January 2024
Current Issue
Vol. 27. Issue 6.
(01 November 2023)
Systematic Review
What do people believe to be the cause of low back pain? A scoping review
Søren Grøn, Kasper Bülow, Tobias Daniel Jonsson, Jakob Degn, Alice Kongsted
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100562

  • There is a high variation in measuring causal beliefs about low back pain.

  • No measurement exists that clearly isolates causal beliefs from other belief domains.

  • There is a lack of studies exploring longitudinal relationships between causal beliefs and health outcomes.

  • Causal beliefs are just one element of a complex beliefs construct, and there is very little quantitative evidence from which its unique relevance can be judged.

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Arm swing asymmetry in people with Parkinson's disease and its relationship with gait: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Jessica Espinoza-Araneda, Cristian Caparrós-Manosalva, Paula M. Caballero, Maira J. da Cunha, Ritchele R. Marchese, Aline S. Pagnussat
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100559

  • People with Parkinson´s disease (PD) have greater arm swing asymmetry than healthy individuals.

  • People with PD have lower arm swing (AS) amplitude than healthy individuals.

  • As PD progresses, symptoms worsen and gait cadence increases, AS asymmetry decreases.

  • AS asymmetry and AS are relevant motor parameters for gait rehabilitation in PD.

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Breaking barriers to rehabilitation: the role of behavior change theories in overcoming the challenge of exercise-related behavior change
Manuela Karloh, Thiago Sousa Matias, Joice Mara de Oliveira, Fabiano Francisco de Lima, David Halen Araújo Pinheiro, Graziele Besen Barbosa, Karina Couto Furlanetto, Celso R.F. Carvalho
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100574

  • Rehabilitation programs fail to promote exercise-related behavior change.

  • The one-size-fits-all approach to promoting behavior change is impractical.

  • Multiple theories and strategies are needed for successful behavior change.

  • We explained the key points of six theories for behavior change.

  • Rehabilitation staff must intentionally implement strategies to change behavior.

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Post-COVID-19 functional status scale: Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the Brazilian Portuguese version
Carina Araujo de Facio, Fernando Silva Guimarães, Augusto Gomes Teixeira da Cruz, Roberta Fernandes Bomfim, Silvia Regina Amorim Pires Miranda, Daiane Roberta Viana, Clarissa Cardoso dos Santos Couto Paz, Tatiana de Oliveira Sato, Valéria Amorim Pires Di Lorenzo
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:
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The impact of digital physical therapy during COVID-19 lockdown in children with developmental disorders: A qualitative study
Alicia Portillo-Aceituno, Andrea Calderón-Bernal, Jorge Pérez-Corrales, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Javier Güeita-Rodríguez
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:
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