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Effects of a six-week mobile app versus paper book intervention on quality of life, symptoms, and self-care in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized parallel trial
Susan Lee King Yuan, Letícia Assis Couto, Amélia Pasqual Marques

  • The use of the ProFibro app for six weeks was not more effective than the use of a traditional paper book with similar content for health-related quality of life, symptoms, or self-care agency in individuals with fibromyalgia.

  • Improvements on severity of symptoms in both groups suggest that the self-care program using a mobile app or a paper book may be beneficial in individuals with fibromyalgia.

  • The Sleep Strategies was the most used function of the ProFibro app, followed by the Exercise Program, and the diary for the practice of gratitude.

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Available online 26 November 2020
Factors associated with the reporting quality of low back pain systematic review abstracts in physical therapy: a methodological study
Dafne Port Nascimento, Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Amanda Costa Araujo, Anne Moseley, Christopher Maher, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
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Available online 25 November 2020
A contemporary neuroscience approach compared to biomedically focused education combined with symptom-contingent exercise therapy in people with chronic whiplash associated disorders: a randomized controlled trial protocol
Iris Coppieters, Ward Willaert, Dorine Lenoir, Mira Meeus, Barbara Cagnie, Kelly Ickmans, Anneleen Malfliet, Lieven Danneels, Brenda De Petter, Jo Nijs

  • Large trial studying a contemporary neuroscience therapy for chronic whiplash.

  • Trial integrating stress management in the neuroscience approach for whiplash.

  • Assess if a contemporary neuroscience therapy can decrease central sensitization.

  • This trial may provide new improved treatment guidelines for chronic whiplash.

  • This trial may be used as a basis for recommendations to health authorities.

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Available online 26 October 2020
What is the foot strike pattern distribution in children and adolescents during running? A cross-sectional study
Bruno Augusto Giacomini, Tiê Parma Yamato, Alexandre Dias Lopes, Luiz Hespanhol

  • The distribution of foot strike patterns was predominantly rearfoot for shod and barefoot tests.

  • The running condition, speed, and type of footwear were associated with foot strike patterns.

  • Participants running shod were more likely to present a rearfoot pattern compared to those running barefoot.

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Available online 26 October 2020
Handheld dynamometers for muscle strength assessment: pitfalls, misconceptions, and facts
Marco Antonio Cavalcanti Garcia, Diogo Simões Fonseca, Victor Hugo Souza
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Available online 18 October 2020
Preliminary evidence of an association between spontaneous kicking and learning in infants between 3–4 months of age
Chao-Ying Chen, Toni Harrison, Mike McNally, Jill C. Heathcock

  • Infants adopt their inter-limb kicking when learning a task.

  • Dissociated intra-joint (hip-ankle) coupling during kicking is measured.

  • External feedback may be a key to the development of lower extremity motor control.

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Available online 17 October 2020
Early CPAP protocol in preterm infants with gestational age between 28 and 32 weeks: experience of a public hospital
Bruna S.P.P. Vieira, Thales R. Souza, Luciana N. Paschoal, Marcela R. Magalhães, Cristiana M. Magalhães, Verônica F. Parreira

  • The “early CPAP” protocol was implemented using intermediate pressures of 6–7 cmH2O.

  • A decrease in intubation rate and days of invasive ventilation were observed.

  • A reduction of exogenous surfactant use and length of hospital stay were observed.

  • The protocol used simple and affordable equipment and could be reproduced.

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Available online 26 September 2020
Prediction equation of hip external rotators maximum torque in healthy adults and older adults using the measure of hip extensors maximum torque
Suelen Cristina Souza Martins, Renan Alves Resende, Larissa Santos Pinto Pinheiro, Thales Rezende Souza, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, André Gustavo Pereira Andrade, Lygia Paccini Lustosa, Juliana Melo Ocarino

  • Hip extensors (HEX) torque was able to predict hip external rotators (HER) torque.

  • Both measures were strongly correlated in adults and older individuals.

  • There is no difference between directly measured and predicted values of HER torque.

  • The prediction equation was valid and accurate to estimate HER torque.

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Available online 20 September 2020
Scapular movement training versus standardized exercises for individuals with chronic shoulder pain: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Danilo Harudy Kamonseki, Melina Nevoeiro Haik, Paula Rezende Camargo

  • This study will apply scapular movement training in individuals with shoulder pain.

  • Scapular kinematics, EMG and clinical outcomes will be assessed.

  • Results will contribute to the evidence-based practice of scapular focused-approach.

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Available online 26 August 2020
Attitudes and beliefs on low back pain in physical therapy education: A cross-sectional study
Marijke Leysen, Jo Nijs, Paul Van Wilgen, Christophe Demoulin, Wim Dankaerts, Lieven Danneels, Lennard Voogt, Albère Köke, Laurent Pitance, Nathalie Roussel

  • Guideline adherence for low back pain is very low among physical therapy students.

  • Fourth year students show more biopsychosocial beliefs and more guideline adherent recommendations than 2nd-year students.

  • Biomedical beliefs are associated with poor adherence to evidence based guidelines.

  • A personal history of low back pain is not associated with beliefs or attitudes.

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Available online 24 August 2020
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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