Journal Information
Vol. 28. Issue 3. (In progress)
(1 May 2024)
This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.
Democratizing access to physical therapy to address the challenge of chronic pain
Rodrigo Núñez-Cortés, Enrique Lluch, Carlos Cruz-Montecinos
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The SPORTS Participation Framework: illuminating the pathway for people with disability to enter into, participate in, and excel at sport
Georgina Leigh Clutterbuck, Ricardo Rodrigues de Sousa Junior, Hércules Ribeiro Leite, Leanne Marie Johnston

The SPORTS Participation Framework can be used across health, sport, and education sectors to:

  • Enhance interdisciplinary communication for children with disability with sports-focused goals.

  • Identify and describe children's current stage of sports participation.

  • Plan time- and cost-effective management strategies to reach goal stage of sports participation.

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Reporting of confidence intervals, achievement of intended sample size, and adjustment for multiple primary outcomes in randomised trials of physical therapy interventions: an analysis of 100 representatively sampled trials
David Fernández Hernando, Mark Elkins, Ana Paula Coelho Figueira Freire

  • Less than half of randomised trials of physical therapy reported confidence intervals.

  • There was an increase of 5 % in the reporting of confidence intervals since 2016.

  • Most trials that report confidence intervals do not interpret them.

  • One-third of physical therapy trials did not report a sample size calculation.

  • There is still a need to increase the use of adjustment for multiple comparisons.

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Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning approaches in sports: Concepts, applications, challenges, and future perspectives
Felipe J.J. Reis, Rafael Krasic Alaiti, Caio Sain Vallio, Luiz Hespanhol

  • AI can benefit injury prevention and performance optimization in sports.

  • Challenges include data availability, ethical, social and technical issues.

  • Strategies to AI implementation should be developed and discussed.

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DiTA: helping you search for evidence of diagnostic test accuracy in physical therapy
Mark A. Kaizik, Mark J. Hancock, Robert D. Herbert

  • The DiTA database, launched in 2019, is freely accessible at

  • DiTA indexes physical therapy relevant diagnostic test accuracy research.

  • There are more than 2400 primary studies and systematic reviews indexed on DiTA.

  • This Masterclass provides tips on how to best search this database.

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Original research
Advancing women's pelvic floor muscle function diagnosis: the EFSMAP examination and its reliability evaluation
Fernanda Saltiel, Ana Paula Gonçalves Miranda-Gazzola, Gabriella Ferreira Vieira, Elyonara Mello Figueiredo

  • The EFSMAP was developed by a panel of nine experts.

  • The EFSMAP is a valid and reliable exam of the women's PFM using visual observation and digital palpation.

  • EFSMAP can be used in clinical and research settings.

  • The EFSMAP set valid diagnostic labels for PFM impairments based on movement systems and ICF/WHO terminology.

  • The EFSMAP can facilitate standard communication and data gathering.

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What are participant beliefs regarding physical therapy led treatment? A qualitative study of people living with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome
Emily Bell, Andrea Mosler, Christian Barton, Denise Jones, Joshua Heerey, Richard Johnston, Sally Coburn, Joanne Kemp

  • People with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome believe they have structural damage which leads to their hip pain and are often afraid to exercise due to fear of causing more damage to their hip.

  • People with FAI syndrome often highlight the costs as a potential barrier to engage in rehabilitation programs and want to know at the start of treatment how long treatment will last and what the cost will be.

  • People with FAI syndrome are enthusiastic about using technology such as telehealth and exercise apps to help overcome some of the barriers in accessing regular face to face treatment.

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Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and measurement properties of the dysmenorrhea symptom interference (DSI) scale–Brazilian version
Sara Giovanna de Melo Mantovan, Guilherme Tavares de Arruda, Thuane Da Roza, Barbara Inácio da Silva, Mariana Arias Avila, Soraia Cristina Tonon da Luz

  • The Dysmenorrhea Symptom Interference (DSI) scale was developed to assess the interference of dysmenorrhea on several aspects of women's lives.

  • The translated DSI scale had good reliability and validity.

  • The DSI scale can be used in physical therapy research and clinical settings to assess dysmenorrhea symptoms’ interference in Brazilian women.

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Cross-cultural adaptation of the Rotterdam Transition Profile to Brazilian Portuguese: measuring autonomy in participation of Brazilian youth with cerebral palsy
Gabriela Rovai, Camila Araújo Santos Santana, Marina de Brito Brandão, Ana Carolina de Campos

  • Young people with CP may face additional challenges acquiring autonomy.

  • Tools to assess transition to adulthood are crucial to guide service planning.

  • The Brazilian version of RTP is suitable for use in Brazilian youth with CP.

  • Brazilian youth with CP show positive transition to adulthood in most life areas.

  • Housing was the area with the lowest autonomy levels.

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Short communications
Brazilian classification of physical therapy diagnosis
Bruno Prata Martinez, Roberto Mattar Cepeda, Fernando Mauro Muniz Ferreira, Francimar Ferrari Ramos, Flavia Massa Cipriani, Sibele de Andrade Melo Knaut, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro, Cristine Homsi Jorge

  • An innovative diagnosis classification system was developed and regulated in Brazil.

  • An online system was developed and made available to all physical therapists in the country.

  • The new system will help professionals to define the prognosis and therapeutic goals.

  • This classification will allow a standardized physical therapy diagnosis.

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Corrigendum to Prevalence of disabling musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents in Brazil: Across-sectional study [Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy 28 (2024) 100593]
Bruna Alves Hatakeyama, Bárbara Isabel Aparecida Camargo, Verônica Souza Santos, Mariana Nascimento Leite, Caique de Melo do Espirito Santo, Tuyra Francisca Castro e Silva, Fabianna Resende de Jesus-Moraleida, Steven J Kamper, ... Tiê P Yamato
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