Journal Information
Vol. 25. Issue 1.
Pages 1-112 (01 January 2021)
Childhood disability: can people implement the F-words in low and middle-income countries – and how?
Hércules Ribeiro Leite, Paula Silva de Carvalho Chagas, Peter Rosenbaum
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:1-3
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Systematic review
Investigating the rigour of research findings in experimental studies assessing the effects of breaking up prolonged sitting – extended scoping review
Coralie English, Ishanka Weerasekara, Anjelica Carlos, Sebastien Chastin, Gary Crowfoot, Claire Fitzsimons, Anne Forster, Elizabeth Holliday, ... David Dunstan
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:4-16

  • Only 50% of the published trials were registered.

  • Unregistered trials may have collected other measures that remain unreported.

  • Many additional outcomes not appearing in trial registries were published.

  • Some reported positive findings are likely spurious due to unadjusted multiple comparisons.

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Beliefs about the body and pain: the critical role in musculoskeletal pain management
J.P. Caneiro, Samantha Bunzli, Peter O'Sullivan
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:17-29

  • Beliefs are an important target for the management of musculoskeletal pain.

  • Behavioural learning is key to elicit and disconfirm unhelpful beliefs.

  • We propose key principles to guide clinicians in promoting behavioural change.

  • A case illustrates the role beliefs have on musculoskeletal pain management.

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Original research
Predicting physical activity recovery after hip and knee arthroplasty? A longitudinal cohort study
Julien Lebleu, Hervé Poilvache, Philippe Mahaudens, Roel De Ridder, Christine Detrembleur
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:30-9

  • 146 patients were rehabilitated by a mobile health program after arthroplasty

  • Physical activity (PA) was recorded each day by means of fitness trackers

  • Patient reached their pre-operative physical activity level at 7-week post-surgery

  • This study identified predictors for physical activity recovery

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Performance difference on the six-minute walk test on tracks of 20 and 30 meters for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: validity and reliability
Suelen Roberta Klein, Aline Almeida Gulart, Raysa Silva Venâncio, Anelise Bauer Munari, Simone Graciosa Gavenda, Ana Carolina Benedet Martins, Anamaria Fleig Mayer
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:40-7
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The impact of low back pain systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines measured by the Altmetric score: Cross-Sectional study
Amanda Costa Araujo, Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Dafne Port Nascimento, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:48-55

  • The way to facilitate access to scientific articles is share the results of their studies over the internet.

  • In order to measure the attention attracted online, a new score named Altmetric was created.

  • There are no studies that have analysed associated factors of Altmetric score for systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.

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The role of spinal inhibitory neuroreceptors in the antihyperalgesic effect of warm water immersion therapy
Fernanda Madeira, Rômulo Nolasco de Brito, Aline A. Emer, Ana Paula Batisti, Bruna Lenfers Turnes, Afonso Shiguemi Inoue Salgado, Francisco José Cidral-Filho, Leidiane Mazzardo-Martins, Daniel Fernandes Martins
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:56-61

  • Warm water immersion therapy (WWIT) reduces inflammatory pain in mice.

  • Spinal inhibitory neuroreceptors are involved in WWIT-induced pain-relieving effect.

  • Opioid, cannabinoid and adenosine receptors contribute to WWIT pain-relieving effect.

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The relationship between urinary C-Telopeptide fragments of type II collagen, knee joint load, pain, and physical function in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis
Luiz Fernando Approbato Selistre, Glaucia Helena Gonçalves, Fernando Augusto Vasilceac, Paula Regina Mendes da Silva Serrão, Theresa Helissa Nakagawa, Marina Petrella, Richard Keith Jones, Stela Márcia Mattiello
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:62-9

  • There is no association between uCTX-II and the knee joint load.

  • The uCTX-II level is associated with pain and physical function.

  • Knee joint load showed no association with pain and physical function.

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Psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Bournemouth questionnaire for low back pain: validity and reliability
Letícia Bojikian Calixtre, Carlos Luques Fonseca, Bruno Leonardo da Silva Gruninger, Danilo Harudy Kamonseki
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:70-7

  • Total score of the Brazilian Bournemouth Questionnaire is valid.

  • The Brazilian Bournemouth Questionnaire for low back pain is reliable.

  • Standard Error of Measurement was 5.97 points.

  • Minimum Detectable Change was 16.54 points.

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Cross-cultural adaptation and reliability of the Functional Gait Assessment in older Brazilian adults
Renata Noce Kirkwood, Natália Cristina Lisboa Batista, Larissa Bragança Falcão Marques, Juliana de Melo Ocarino, Lucas Lobo Alcântara Neves, Bruno de Souza Moreira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:78-85

  • The FGA evaluates postural stability during various walking tasks.

  • The FGA is now available in Brazilian-Portuguese language.

  • The FGA-Brazil has overall excellent reliability and good internal consistency.

  • The FGA-Brazil should be used both in clinical practice and for research purposes.

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and heat to reduce pain in a chronic low back pain population: a randomized controlled clinical trial
Lynn Leemans, Ömer Elma, Jo Nijs, Timothy H. Wideman, Carolie Siffain, Hester den Bandt, Sven Van Laere, David Beckwée
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:86-96

  • The combination of heat and TENS significantly improves pain pressure thresholds.

  • The combination of heat and TENS does not affect maximum and average pain, nor movement-evoked pain (MEP).

  • There is a need for standardized and sensitive assessment tools for measuring MEP.

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Use of supplemental oxygen during exercise testing and training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a survey of Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs
Regina W.M. Leung, Jennifer A. Alison, Sue C. Jenkins, Anne E. Holland, Kylie Hill, Norman R. Morris, Lissa M. Spencer, Catherine J. Hill, ... Zoe J. McKeough
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:97-102

  • SpO2 was commonly monitored during exercise testing

  • Oxygen was available during exercise testing and training in most programs

  • The rationale for prescribing oxygen during exercise varied between programs

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Clinical trial protocol
The RESOLVE Trial for people with chronic low back pain: statistical analysis plan
Matthew K. Bagg, Serigne Lo, Aidan G. Cashin, Rob D. Herbert, Neil E. O’Connell, Hopin Lee, Markus Hübscher, Benedict M. Wand, ... James H. McAuley
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:103-11
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