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Let's make pediatric physical therapy a true evidence-based field! Can we count on you?
Egmar Longo, Ana Carolina de Campos, Robert J. Palisano
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.011
Available Avalilable online 10 November 2018
Abdominal obesity, dynapenia and dynapenic-abdominal obesity as factors associated with falls
Roberta de Oliveira Máximo, Jair Licio Ferreira Santos, Mônica Rodrigues Perracini, Cesar de Oliveira, Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte, Tiago da Silva Alexandre
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.009

  • Dynapenia and abdominal obesity were associated with single fall.

  • Dynapenic-abdominal obesity people are more likely to fall.

  • Dynapenia was the unique condition associated with recurrent falls.

Available Avalilable online 1 November 2018
The added value of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia to current best evidence physical therapy for chronic spinal pain: protocol of a randomized controlled clinical trial
Anneleen Malfliet, Thomas Bilterys, Eveline Van Looveren, Mira Meeus, Lieven Danneels, Kelly Ickmans, Barbara Cagnie, Olivier Mairesse, Daniel Neu, Maarten Moens, Dorien Goubert, Steven J. Kamper, Jo Nijs
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.007

  • There is a close interaction between insomnia and pain severity/disability.

  • CBT-I can improve sleep and pain interference in chronic spinal pain.

  • Clinical implication 1: combined approach may improve pain, sleep and function.

  • Clinical implication 2: may lead to new treatment guidelines for professionals.

Available Avalilable online 31 October 2018
The interrater reliability of a pain mechanisms-based classification for patients with nonspecific neck pain
Vincent Dewitte, Robby De Pauw, Lieven Danneels, Katie Bouche, Arne Roets, Barbara Cagnie
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.008

  • Nonspecific neck pain patients can be classified based on pain mechanisms.

  • The proposed classification strategy has clinically acceptable interrater reliability.

  • The classification holds the potential to guide physical therapy interventions.

  • Validity testing is the necessary next step to justify this approach for clinical use.

Available Avalilable online 31 October 2018
Relationship between lower limb coordination and walking speed after stroke: an observational study
May Suk-Man Kwan, Leanne M. Hassett, Louise Ada, Colleen G. Canning
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.006
Available Avalilable online 27 October 2018
Stabilization exercises combined with neuromuscular electrical stimulation for patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Muhammad Alrwaily, Michael Schneider, Gwendolyn Sowa, Michael Timko, Susan L. Whitney, Anthony Delitto
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.003

  • Electrical stimulation was tolerable in patients with chronic low back pain.

  • Stabilization exercises with NMES did not add clinical benefit for the CLBP.

  • Because of the small sample; clinicians should interpreting the results cautiously.

Available Avalilable online 26 October 2018
Evidence-Based Practice: a survey of Brazilian physical therapists from the dermatology subdiscipline
Renato Claudino, Naudimar de Pietro Simoes, Tatiane da Silva
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.002

  • Physical therapists from dermatology report having knowledge to be able to implement EBP.

  • Physical therapists from dermatology believe having skills to be able to implement EBP.

  • There were inconsistencies on some answers about knowledge and skills related to EBP.

Available Avalilable online 24 October 2018
Use of 95% confidence intervals in the reporting of between-group differences in randomized controlled trials: analysis of a representative sample of 200 physical therapy trials
Ana Paula Coelho Figueira Freire, Mark R. Elkins, Ercy Mara Cipulo Ramos, Anne M. Moseley
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.004

  • Less than one-third of physical therapy trials reported confidence intervals.

  • The prevalence observed is lower than equivalent analyses in other disciplines.

  • Analysis showed consistent increases in the proportion of trials that used confidence intervals with time.

Available Avalilable online 24 October 2018
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training improves pain-related and balance outcomes in working-age patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Pattanasin Areeudomwong, Vitsarut Buttagat
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.005

  • PNF training statistically improves pain intensity, disability and static balance of working-age CLBP people.

  • Magnitudes of difference of outcomes between PNF training and general trunk exercises did not reach clinical important changes.

  • The therapist should take into account to use these interventions in rehabilitation programme for CLBP patients.

Available Avalilable online 23 October 2018
Tackling low back pain in Brazil: a wake-up call
Giovanni Ferreira, Luciola Menezes Costa, Airton Stein, Jan Hartvigsen, Rachelle Buchbinder, Chris G. Maher
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.001

  • Low back pain is the leading cause of years lived with disability in Brazil.

  • Brazil has adopted unwarranted practices in the management of low back pain.

  • Brazil faces a significant challenge with overuse of medical services for LBP.

  • Tackling low back pain will require engagement of all relevant stakeholders.

Available Avalilable online 16 October 2018
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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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