Journal Information
Vol. 27. Issue 1.
(1 January 2023)
Helping to know about the intervention: The Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist is now available in Brazilian Portuguese
Mariana N. Leite, Tammy C. Hoffmann, Lucas Helal, Daniel Umpierre, Tiê P. Yamato
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100483
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Systematic review
Effectiveness of intensive versus regular or no exercise in older adults after hip fracture surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Fan Bai, Minmin Leng, Yan Zhang, Jinli Guo, Zhiwen Wang
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100482

  • Intensive exercise in the early postoperative rehabilitation after hip fracture (up to 3 months postoperatively) is beneficial to the recovery of physical function in older adults.

  • Intensive exercise with more load lead to greater improvements in muscle strength, balance, and functional ability.

  • Older adults with cognitive impairment were not included in the studies selected for this review, conclusions about the training results may not be extended to this population.

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The effects of multisensory stimulation on the length of hospital stay and weight gain in hospitalized preterm infants: A systematic review with meta-analysis
Giovana Pascoali Rodovanski, Bruna Aparecida Bêz Réus, Adriana Neves dos Santos
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100468

  • We investigated the effects of multisensory stimulation combined to standard care versus standard care alone on the length of hospital stay and weight gain in hospitalized preterm infants.

  • Auditory–Tactile–Visual-Vestibular intervention combined with standard care increased the total weight gain.

  • Tactile-Kinesthesic stimulation combined with standard care reduced the number of days at the hospital and increased the daily weight gain and the total weight gain.

  • Kangaroo method care combined with standard care increased the daily weight gain.

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Person-centred education and advice for people with low back pain: Making the best of what we know
Edel T. O'Hagan, Aidan G. Cashin, Adrian C. Traeger, James H. McAuley
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100478

  • There is little guidance for physical therapists on how best to provide first line care for people with low back pain.

  • Providing validation to patients seems important.

  • The AxEL-Q is a valid and reliable tool that could help to guide physical therapy consultations.

  • Physical therapists could consider focusing patient education and advice on messages about cause, severity, and imaging, and in doing so remove barriers to physical activity.

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Original research
No evidence for stratified exercise therapy being cost-effective compared to usual exercise therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis: Economic evaluation alongside cluster randomized controlled trial
Jesper Knoop, Jonas Esser, Joost Dekker, J. Willemijn de Joode, Raymond W.J.G. Ostelo, Johanna M. van Dongen
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100469

  • Current evidence showed that exercise therapy is a cost-effective treatment in knee OA.

  • Our stratified approach of exercise therapy did not appear to be cost-effective compared to usual exercise therapy.

  • Policy-makers should decide whether stratified exercise therapy can be implemented.

Open access
Open Article
Immediate effects of dry needling on pain sensitivity and pain modulation in patients with chronic idiopathic neck pain: a single-blinded randomized clinical trial
Marjolein Chys, Jente Bontinck, Lennard Voogt, Gracia María Gallego Sendarrubias, Barbara Cagnie, Mira Meeus, Kayleigh De Meulemeester
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100481

  • It is hypothesized that dry needling improves pain sensitivity and pain modulation.

  • There was no difference on pain sensitivity or pain modulation between dry needling and sham needling.

  • Dry needling shows better antinociceptive pain modulation after treatment.

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Life-space mobility in older adults with Alzheimer's-type dementia
Tamiris de Cássia Oliva Langelli, Larissa Pires de Andrade, Meliza Goi Roscani, Natália Oiring de Castro Cezar, Wildja de Lima Gomes, Bruna Anzolin Barreiros, Marcos Paulo Braz de Oliveira, Anielle Cristhine de Medeiros Takahashi
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100480

  • Assessing life-space in older adults with AD is important and should be used in clinical practice.

  • Older adults with AD have lower life-space mobility and require assistance to achieve higher levels of mobility.

  • Encouraging and enabling assistance is fundamental to a greater life-space for older adults with dementia.

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Keep posting and following social media profiles about physical therapy, but be aware! A cross-sectional study of social media posts on Instagram and Twitter
Bruna Wageck, Iris S. Noal, Brenda D. Guterres, Samantha L. Adami, Daiane Bordin, Mauricio Fanfa, Guilherme S. Nunes
Braz J Phys Ther. 2023;27:100484

  • Most posts on Instagram and Twitter about physical therapy interventions do not cite information sources.

  • Most profiles present potential conflicts of interest.

  • Very few posts aimed to facilitate knowledge acquisition.

  • Physical therapists should consume information from social media with caution.

  • Content producers should consider means to facilitate knowledge translation.

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