Journal Information
Vol. 28. Issue 1.
(01 January 2024)
Editorial Board
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101043
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Systematic review
Physical therapy interventions used to treat individuals with biceps tendinopathy: a scoping review
Amy W. McDevitt, Jodi L. Young, Joshua A. Cleland, Paisley Hiefield, Suzanne J. Snodgrass
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100586

  • Varied interventions were reported for LHBT tendinopathy.

  • Modalities dominate studies while literature reviews stress multimodal care.

  • Evidence gaps persist in the conservative management of LHBT tendinopathy.

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Normal values for maximal respiratory pressures in children and adolescents: A systematic review with meta-analysis
Nicole Pradi, Danielle Soares Rocha Vieira, Olívia Ramalho, Ítalo Ribeiro Lemes, Emanuella Cristina Cordeiro, Maiqueli Arpini, Erik Hulzebos, Fernanda Lanza, Dayane Montemezzo
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100587

  • MRP values increased with increasing age.

  • MEP values, both for girls and boys, were higher than the MIP values for all ages.

  • Boys had higher MIP and MEP values than girls, regardless of age group.

  • Large 95% CI values were observed for MIP and MEP, mainly for the 12–19 age group.

  • For clinical practice, the nationality of the study should be considered.

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Measurement properties of upper extremity physical performance tests in athletes: a systematic review
Germanna Medeiros Barbosa, Letícia Bojikian Calixtre, Hilmaynne Renaly Fonseca Fialho, Francisco Locks, Danilo Harudy Kamonseki
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100575

  • The closed kinetic chain upper extremity stability test (CKCUEST) and the seated Single-Arm/ unilateral seated shot-put test showed adequate reliability.

  • The seated medicine ball throw is valid to evaluate upper body power.

  • Other upper extremity physical performance tests should be used with caution due to low quality of evidence or suboptimal measurement properties.

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Original research
Promoting positive physical activity behaviours in children undergoing acute cancer treatment: feasibility of the CanMOVE intervention
Sarah L. Grimshaw, Nicholas F. Taylor, Rachel Conyers, Nora Shields
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100577
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Open Article
Is prehospital physical performance a predictor of functional capacity decline at discharge in hospitalized Brazilian older adults?
Tayla Gomes de Moura, Ingrid Fernandes da Rocha, Larissa Silva Guedes, Aline Teixeira Alves, Patrícia Azevedo Garcia
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100576

  • Hospitalization negatively affects functional capacity for BADLs and IADLs in older individuals.

  • Physical performance at baseline is related to functional capacity of the older adult at discharge.

  • Functional decline in hospitalized older adults can be predicted by testing handgrip strength at baseline.

  • Identifying hospitalized older adults at higher risk of functional decline should prompt early interventions.

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Comparing physical therapy students' attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic low back pain and knee osteoarthritis: an international multi-institutional comparison between 2013 and 2020 academic years
Wouter Munneke, Christophe Demoulin, Nathalie Roussel, Marijke Leysen, C. Paul Van Wilgen, Laurent Pitance, Roland R. Reezigt, Lennard P. Voogt, ... Jo Nijs
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100592

  • In 2020, students’ beliefs regarding chronic pain were more biopsychosocial.

  • In 2020, students’ guideline adherence was higher except for work, it remained low.

  • 4th year students have stronger biopsychosocial beliefs than 2nd year students.

  • Students’ beliefs regarding chronic pain differed significantly between institutions.

  • Actions are needed to improve students’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain.

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The impact of severity of motor delay, timing of task mastery, and START-play intervention on the development of means-end problem solving in young children
Andrea B. Cunha, Iryna Babik, Dongho Choi, Natalie Koziol, Regina T. Harbourne, Stacey C. Dusing, Sarah W. McCoy, Sandra L. Willett, ... Michele A. Lobo
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100590

  • Means-end problem-solving (MEPS) should be a focus of early intervention.

  • MEPS tools might support screening for impaired problem-solving in young children with motor delays.

  • More time may be required to solidify MEPS learning for children with significant motor delays.

  • START-Play plus usual care did not impact MEPS performance more than usual care alone.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100595

  • 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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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100593

  • 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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Social responsiveness in children with developmental coordination disorder
Amy De Roubaix, Herbert Roeyers, Hilde Van Waelvelde, Lynn Bar-On
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100591

  • 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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