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Vol. 28. Issue 2.
(1 March 2024)
The time is now: Telehealth education and training in physical therapy
Luke M. Davies, Belinda J. Lawford
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101063

  • Telehealth delivered physical therapy is effective and provides equivalent outcomes to in-person care.

  • Lack of telehealth knowledge is a significant barrier for implementation into clinical practice.

  • Physical therapy educators recognise the importance of telehealth education for emerging physical therapists.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:100596

  • 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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Quantity and quality are increasing but there's room for improvement: A scoping review of physical activity intervention trials
Marina B Pinheiro, Ana Helena S Reis, Jennifer N Baldwin, Anne M Moseley, Vishwesh Bapat, Courtney S Chan, Wing S. Kwok, Catherine Sherrington
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101051

  • There are 1779 physical activity trials in the physiotherapy evidence database (PEDro).

  • The mean (SD) PEDro score was 5.3 (1.5) points out of 10, reflecting ‘fair to poor’ quality.

  • Journal impact factor is weakly correlated with trial quality (0.21, p < 0.001).

  • We make five recommendations to improve future trial quality.

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Open Article
Assessment of description and implementation fidelity of clinical trials involving exercise-based treatment in individuals with rotator cuff tears: a scoping review
Larissa Pechincha Ribeiro, Francisca Curiel-Montero, Daiana Priscila Rodrigues-de-Souza, Paula Rezende Camargo, Francisco Alburquerque-Sendín
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101062

  • The description and implementation fidelity of exercise intervention in physical therapy clinical trials interventions need to be better reported.

  • Researchers must include more information about the interventions, including infrastructure, dose, and adherence.

  • Implementation fidelity can be improved by providing detailed information about provider skills, how treatment is delivered, methods to ensure patient's understanding and ability to perform the exercise.

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Original research
Development, reliability, and validity of the mobility assessment scale in hospitalized patients (HMob)
Isis Resende Ramos, Joice Sousa Santos, Maria Cecilia Pires dos Santos, Daruane Ferreira da Silva, Iura Gonzalez Nogueira Alves, Mansueto Gomes Neto, Bruno Prata Martinez
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101047

  • The HMob scale showed excellent internal consistency and reliability.

  • The HMOB scale presents concurrent validity with the FSS and FIM scales.

  • The HMOB scale can be used in daily practice to measure mobility in hospital.

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Can a clinical assessment predict the functional status progression in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome?
Viviane Bortoluzzi Frasson, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Marco Aurélio Telöken, Paulo David Fortis Gusmão, Marcus Vinicius Crestani, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101050

  • Knowledge regarding predictive factors is essential in patients with FAIS.

  • iHOT-33, a normal FV and BMI can predict the iHOT-33 delta score.

  • Muscle strength and joint mobility were not prognostic factors.

  • This study helps to align patients’ expectations with their potential outcome.

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Factorial analysis of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Work Ability Index, reproducibility and validity of the single item and the short version for online application
Renata Lumena Altruda Pucci, Anderson Martins da Silva, Rosimeire Simprini Padula
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101060

  • This is a factor analysis of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the WAI questionnaire.

  • The various WAI versions, completed online, have adequate measurement properties.

  • The general construct validity of work ability can be evaluated using shorter versions of the WAI.

  • The WAI is a good questionnaire to evaluate the work ability of Brazilian workers.

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Developing and assessing the measurement properties of an instrument to assess the impact of musculoskeletal pain in children aged 9 to 12—the pediatric musculoskeletal pain impact summary score
Priscilla Viana da Silva, Steven J. Kamper, Alix Hall, Tie P. Yamato, Lise Hestbaek, Henrik H. Lauridsen, Christopher M. Williams
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101052

  • MSK pain in children and adolescents is highly prevalent, yet instruments are scarce to measure MSK pain outcomes in children.

  • The Pediatric MSK Pain Impact summary score is a short and easy instrument to assess MSK pain impact in school-aged children (aged 9 to 12) with MSK pain.

  • The result of internal consistency was limited, and the construct validity showed borderline estimates of adequacy. However, the discriminative validity results showed that the instrument differentiates between children with frequent and infrequent MSK pain.

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Open Article
Sensitivity to change and responsiveness of provocative load tests among athletes with patellar tendinopathy
Diego Ruffino, Matías Alfonso, Vilma Campana, Peter Malliaras
Braz J Phys Ther. 2024;28:101064

  • Provocative loading tests are commonly used to identify individuals experiencing patellar tendon pain.

  • Single-leg decline squat and knee extension test are recommended for assessing pain severity and as an outcome measure.

  • Our results established the MCID for each of these tests which may be useful as outcome scores as individuals progress with their rehabilitation for patellar tendinopathy.

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