Journal Information
Vol. 25. Issue 5.
Pages 481-658 (01 September 2021)
To what extent can telerehabilitation help patients in low- and middle-income countries?
Lívia G. Fernandes, Bruno T. Saragiotto
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:481-3
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Systematic review
Do older adults present altered pelvic and trunk movement pattern during gait? A systematic review with meta-analysis and GRADE recommendations
Ana Carolina Cury, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, Fernanda Oliveira Madaleno, Renan Alves Resende
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:484-99

  • Older adults have smaller pelvic and trunk rotation range of motion than adults during gait.

  • This difference exists for both comfortable and fast walking speeds.

  • There were no differences in pelvic and trunk movement in the sagittal and frontal planes.

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Prevalence of overuse injuries in athletes from individual and team sports: A systematic review with meta-analysis and GRADE recommendations
Manuella F. Franco, Fernanda O. Madaleno, Thaís M.N. de Paula, Thiago V. Ferreira, Rafael Z. Pinto, Renan A. Resende
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:500-13

  • This review provides prevalence of overuse injuries in athletes from individual and team sports.

  • Current low-quality evidence suggests that the prevalence is likely to change with future high-quality studies.

  • The prevalence of overuse injuries in individual sports (42.0%) was higher than in team sports (33.0%).

  • The high prevalence levels of overuse injuries in athletes might compromise athletes participation and performance.

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Interpretation of trial-based economic evaluations of musculoskeletal physical therapy interventions
Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto, Ângela Jornada Ben, Judith E. Bosmans, Maurits W. van Tulder, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral, Johanna Maria van Dongen
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:514-29

  • Physical therapy is the first line of treatment for musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Economic evaluations are becoming important for stakeholders in physical therapy.

  • Economic evaluations are difficult to interpret for the majority of stakeholders.

  • This masterclass supports stakeholders in interpreting economic evaluations.

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Original research
Hip passive stiffness is associated with midfoot passive stiffness
Clara de Castro Fajardo, Thais Brasil Cardoso, Bruna Antônia Gontijo, Fabrício Anício de Magalhães, Thales Rezende de Souza, Sérgio Teixeira da Fonseca, Juliana de Melo Ocarino, Renan Alves Resende
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:530-5

  • Hip stiffness is positively associated with midfoot stiffness.

  • Varus foot alignment is not related to hip or midfoot stiffness.

  • Clinical interpretation of hip and midfoot stiffness should consider these relationships

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Reliability of the Modified CKCUEST and correlation with shoulder strength in adolescent basketball and volleyball players
Philippe Declève, Joachim Van Cant, Ann M. Cools
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:536-43

  • Reliability of the MCKCUEST was good to excellent and clinically acceptable.

  • Weak correlation was found between the MCKCUEST power score and isometric strength.

  • The MCKCUEST enables to standardize the test to any adolescent population.

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Family-Centered practice in a Brazilian rehabilitation network service
Ana Amélia Moraes Antunes, Daniela Virgínia Vaz
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:544-51

  • FCP is implemented to a fairly great extent in a Brazilian rehabilitation service.

  • Family-centeredness compares favorably to international data.

  • Provision of information for families can be improved.

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A qualitative study of patient’s perceptions of two cardiac rehabilitation models
Isabella de Oliveira Nascimento, Marcella Guimarães Assis, Gabriela Lima de Melo Ghisi, Raquel Rodrigues Britto
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:552-62

  • Patients perceive cardiac rehabilitation as important to maintenance of good heart health behaviors.

  • A structure and systematized education process improves patient perception.

  • Participation in cardiac rehabilitation contributes to sustained health behavior changes.

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Convergent validity and reproducibility of the International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) core set for the physical health of community-dwelling older adults
Isabel Oliveira Monteiro, Naama Samai Costa Oliveira, João Afonso Ruaro, Diego de Sousa Dantas, Saionara Maria Aires da Câmara
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:563-72

  • The ICF core set presents convergent validity with common measures of physical health, as well as physical performance.

  • The classification proposed by the ICF core set is also reproducible.

  • The ICF core set can be used with confidence by clinicians and researchers.

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Comparison between different health state utility instruments in patients with fibromyalgia
Katherinne Ferro Moura Franco, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral, Evany Maira Espirito Santo Salvador, Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:573-82

  • There was moderate correlation between the EQ-5D and the SF-6D, and moderate correlation between the SF-6D and the EQ-VAS

  • The EQ-5D, the SF-6D, and EQ-VAS presented moderate correlation with the impact of fibromyalgia

  • The EQ-VAS was not correlated with the EQ-5D

  • The EQ-5D was responsive at 8-week and 6-month and the SF-6D was only responsive at 6-month follow-up

  • Impact of fibromyalgia, symptom duration, and depression, were associated with the utility indexes

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Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and psychometric properties of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the DiAbeTes Education Questionnaire (DATE-Q)
Carolina Machado de Melo Felix, Gabriela Lima de Melo Ghisi, Mariana Balbi Seixas, Ana Paula Delgado Bomtempo Batalha, Danielle Guedes Andrade Ezequiel, Patrícia Fernandes Trevizan, Danielle Aparecida Gomes Pereira, Lilian Pinto da Silva
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:583-92

  • Patient education is an essential component of diabetes care.

  • DATE-Q is a tool to assess disease-related knowledge of patients with diabetes.

  • DATE-Q is reliable and valid to use in Brazil.

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Effects of different electrical stimulation currents and phase durations on submaximal and maximum torque, efficiency, and discomfort: a randomized crossover trial
Natália Lucília Pinto Damo, Karenina Arrais Modesto, Ivo Vieira de Sousa Neto, Martim Bottaro, Nicolas Babault, João Luiz Quaglioti Durigan
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:593-600

  • KFAC and PC NMES induced similar relative submaximal and maximum evoked-torque and perceived discomfort for a given phase duration.

  • Regardless of NMES-type, the wider phase duration resulted in higher current NMES-efficiency in generating evoked-torque.

  • For different types of current, intensity was not related to the maximum perceived discomfort to produce submaximal contractions.

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Can we explain running-related injury preventive behavior? A path analysis
Luiz Hespanhol, Caio Sain Vallio, Willem van Mechelen, Evert Verhagen
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:601-9

  • The Theory of Planned Behavior explained 49% of running-related injury preventive behavior.

  • The Theory of Planned Behavior explained 50% of intention toward preventive behavior.

  • A 1-point increase in Theory of Planned Behavior determinants increased the likelihood of preventive behavior by 54%.

  • Intention increased by 0.66 point when the other determinants increased by 1 point.

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Accuracy and cut-off points of different models of knee extension strength analysis to identify walking performance in individuals with chronic stroke
Rodrigo Rodrigues Gomes Costa, Frederico Ribeiro Neto, Carlos Wellington Gonçalves, Rodrigo Luiz Carregaro
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:610-6

  • Different models of strength analysis identified walking performance in people with stroke.

  • Knowledge of the sum of and difference in the strength of both lower extremities might be useful for rehabilitation.

  • Understanding different models of strength analysis may help design future studies.

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Does verbal encouragement change dynamic balance? The effect of verbal encouragement on Star Excursion Balance Test performance in chronic ankle Instability
Abbis H. Jaffri, Susan Saliba
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:617-22

  • Reach distance deficits in anterior and posteromedial directions were observed in patients with CAI under standard conditions on the SEBT.

  • These reach distance deficits between CAI and healthy group disappeared when verbal encouragement was given.

  • Psychological constraints due to injury may affect balance performance on the SEBT.

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Physiological abnormalities and adverse events during physical therapy in the intensive care unit after cardiac surgery: A prospective observational study
Mayson Laércio de Araújo Sousa, Vera Regina de Moraes Coimbra, Mauro Tadashi Takei, Cyalmê Cristina de Almeida Melo, Maria Ignêz Zaneti Feltrim, Emilia Nozawa
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:623-31

  • The most common adverse events were hemodynamic changes and dizziness/vertigo.

  • Adverse events were more frequent in mechanically ventilated patients.

  • Most adverse events required minimal to no additional treatment.

  • The occurrence of adva adverse events was not associated with worse clinical outcomes.

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Incentive spirometer: Aspects of the clinical practice of physical therapists from Minas Gerais working with patients with respiratory dysfunction
Liliane Patrícia de Souza Mendes, Larissa Faria Borges, Letícia Mendonça, Dayane Montemezzo, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora, Verônica Franco Parreira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:632-40
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Oxygen uptake efficiency slope: A submaximal test evaluation tool that provides cardiopulmonary reserve data in individuals with Parkinson's disease
Carlos Rego Barros, Kátia Monte-Silva, Camilla Boudoux Sales, Renata Pereira Souza, Thaís Santos, Maíra Pessoa, Rodrigo Viana, Luciana Alcoforado, ... Armèle Dornelas de Andrade
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:641-7

  • Oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES) was related to VO2peak in patients with parkinson.

  • Individuals with parkinson's disease had lower cardiorespiratory fitness.

  • OUES could be used as a submaximal test evaluation tool in parkinson's disease.

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Comparison of specific and non-specific treatment approaches for individuals with posterior capsule tightness and shoulder impingement symptoms: A randomized controlled trial
Dayana P. Rosa, John D. Borstad, Julia K. Ferreira, Vander Gava, Rodrigo V. Santos, Paula R. Camargo
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:648-58
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