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Mobile health technologies for the management of urinary incontinence: A systematic review of online stores in Brazil
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Cristiano Carvalho, Beatriz Laryssa de Jesus Santos, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira, Kari Bø, Patricia Driusso

  • mHealth apps offer potential to assist the self-management of UI.

  • Apps for UI in Brazil are not credible and need major improvements.

  • None of the apps were used as an intervention in a RCT.

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Available online 17 January 2021
Epidemiology of chronic back pain among adults and elderly from Southern Brazil: a cross-sectional study
Elizabet Saes-Silva, Yohana Pereira Vieira, Mirelle de Oliveira Saes, Rodrigo Dalke Meucci, Priscila Aikawa, Ewerton Cousin, Letícia Maria Almeida da Silva, Samuel Carvalho Dumith

  • One in five individuals were affected by chronic back pain in the previous year.

  • The main factor associated with chronic back pain was higher level of stress.

  • The groups most affected were women, elderly, smokers, obese individuals, and those with fewer hours of sleep.

  • Chronic back pain worsen health perception, quality of life, and depressive symptoms.

  • Over a 12-month period, one third sought a physician and two third missed work because of back pain.

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Available online 6 January 2021
Cross-country validity of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale using a Brazilian sample
Ana Paula Bensemann Gontijo, Juliana Vaz de Melo Mambrini, Marisa Cotta Mancini

  • The AIMS normative age scale is appropriate for Brazilian infants.

  • The sequence of gross motor development for Brazilian infants is similar to Canadian infants.

  • Ages of attainment vary for some items between samples.

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Available online 30 December 2020
Functioning of women in the postpartum period: an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-based consensus of physical therapists
Élida Raquel Freitas Neri Bulhões, Thaissa Hamana De Macedo Dantas, Jardelina Hermecina Dantas, Íris Nascimento De Souza, Luciana Castaneda, Diego De Sousa Dantas

  • We identified the ICF categories relevant to describe the problems and resources of women in the postpartum period.

  • The list of ICF categories comprises all components of the ICF framework.

  • Physical therapists had a higher agreement about the relevant aspects for the assessment of the postpartum women.

  • ICF can be used for professionals in this category to improve their evaluations and clinical practice.

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Available online 30 December 2020
The why, where, and how clinical reasoning model for the evaluation and treatment of patients with low back pain
Sean P. Riley, Brian T. Swanson, Joshua A. Cleland

  • There are overlapping sources of symptoms in patients with low back pain (LBP).

  • A hypothesis-driven, probabilistic approach may therefore be needed.

  • This model integrates the principles of mechanism, location, and mechanical input.

  • The utilization of this model may help to develop reflection on and in action.

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Available online 26 December 2020
Effectiveness of virtual reality in children and young adults with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of randomized controlled trial
Junior Vitorino Fandim, Bruno Tirotti Saragiotto, Gustavo José Martiniano Porfírio, Renato Figueiredo Santana

  • In recent years virtual reality (VR) has been used alone and as an adjunct intervention in the treatment of patients with cerebral palsy (CP).

  • VR plus conventional rehabilitation can improve upper limb function and lower limb strength in patients with CP.

  • VR alone is no better than other treatments to improve upper and lower limb function in patients with CP.

  • VR alone can improve postural control, balance, and lower limb function in patients with CP.

  • Further research is needed to better define the effectiveness of VR in patients with CP.

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Available online 25 December 2020
Intra- and interrater reliability of Fugl-Meyer Assessment of Lower Extremity early after stroke
Edgar D. Hernández, Sandra M. Forero, Claudia P. Galeano, Nubia E. Barbosa, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen, Margit Alt Murphy

  • The Spanish FMA-LE can be recommended for evaluation of motor impairment in stroke.

  • Intra- and interrater reliability of the Spanish FMA-LE was excellent.

  • Wider use of FMA-LE would allow worldwide comparisons of stroke recovery.

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Available online 22 December 2020
Mild and marked executive dysfunction and falls in people with Parkinson’s disease
Paulo H.S. Pelicioni, Jasmine C. Menant, Emily J. Henderson, Mark D. Latt, Matthew A. Brodie, Stephen R. Lord

  • People with PD with executive dysfunction have multiple motor, sensory, and balance impairments

  • Executive dysfunction is an independent risk factor for falls in people with PD

  • Balance and executive function interventions may prevent falls in people with PD

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Available online 19 December 2020
Knee osteoarthritis: key treatments and implications for physical therapy
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Tania de Fátima Salvini, Timothy E. McAlindon

  • Patient education, physical exercise, and weight maintenance constitute the first-line knee osteoarthritis treatment approach.

  • There is still neglect of evidence-based strategies in clinical practice.

  • Less than 40% of patients with knee OA receive first-line treatment.

  • The use of adjunct therapies, isolated or in association with gold-standard treatments, is questionable.

  • Surgery is typically a last resort for the management of knee osteoarthritis.

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Available online 29 November 2020
To what extent can telerehabilitation help patients in low- and middle-income countries?
Lívia G. Fernandes, Bruno T. Saragiotto
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Available online 29 November 2020
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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