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The London Chest Activity of Daily Living scale cut-off point to discriminate functional status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Aline Almeida Gulart, Anelise Bauer Munari, Suelen Roberta Klein, Raysa Silva Venâncio, Hellen Fontão Alexandre, Anamaria Fleig Mayer
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.03.002

  • The LCADL%total reflected better outcomes for COPD when compared to LCADLtotal.

  • The 28% cut-off point for LCADL has clinically relevant discriminatory power.

  • The LCADLtotal may compromise the interpretation of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program effects.

Available online 2 April 2019
Do older adults with shoulder disorders who meet the minimal clinically important difference also present low disability at discharge? An observational study
Alessandra Narciso Garcia, Charles A. Thigpen, Ashley Davis Lake, Corina Martinez, Heather Myers, Chad Cook
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.003

  • This study evaluated three outcome success thresholds.

  • 39% met both MCID of 8.0 points and discharge score of ≤ 20 in Quick-DASH.

  • 28% met both MCID of 16 points and discharge score of ≤ 20 in Quick-DASH.

Available online 17 March 2019
Physical and psychological predictors on pain intensity in conscripts with plantar fasciitis
Pavinee Harutaichun, Praneet Pensri, Sujitra Boonyong
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.014

  • Identification of key impairments related to pain assists in physical approaches.

  • Physical and psychological factors should be emphasized to prevent and reduce pain.

  • Poorer quality of movement and higher anxiety level are the main predictors.

Available online 13 March 2019
Inter-day reliability of the Upper Body Test for shoulder and pelvic girdle stability in adults
Alan dos Santos Fontes, Marta Silva Santos, Marcos Bezerra de Almeida, Pedro J. Marín, Danilo Rodrigues Pereira da Silva, Marzo E. Da Silva-Grigoletto
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.009

  • Assessing the stability of the body may help to determine risk of injuries.

  • The Upper Body Test (UBT) presented good inter-day reliability.

  • Previous familiarization to the UBT is essential for the analysis.

Available online 12 March 2019
Measurement properties of self-report physical activity assessment tools for patients with stroke: a systematic review
Júlia Caetano Martins, Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Sylvie Nadeau, Aline Alvim Scianni, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho De Morais Faria
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.004

  • The methodological quality of the studies ranged from “poor” to “good”.

  • Most results of the quality of the measurement properties were considered doubtful.

  • The Frenchay activities index and the Human activity profile showed the highest clinical utility scores.

  • The content validity needs to be better investigated.

  • Further studies with good methodological quality are required.

Available online 12 March 2019
Satisfaction levels with physical therapy in hospitalized patients
D.A.G. De Paula, N.C.T.P. Piatti, Luciola Menezes Costa, Luciana Dias Chiavegato
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.012

  • Satisfaction is considered an element that intimately affects the treatments.

  • MRPS measures overall patients’ satisfaction under physical therapeutic care.

  • The lowest scoring item is home guidelines.

  • Inpatients were satisfied with physical therapy, mainly with therapist's respect.

Available online 12 March 2019
Cardiac rehabilitation availability and delivery in Brazil: a comparison to other upper middle-income countries
Raquel Rodrigues Britto, Marta Supervia, Karam Turk-Adawi, Gabriela Suéllen da Silva Chaves, Ella Pesah, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Danielle Aparecida Gomes Pereira, Artur H. Herdy, Sherry L. Grace
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.011

  • CR delivery according to guidelines was evaluated for the first time in Brazil.

  • CR is available in all Brazilian regions; however, it must be augmented.

  • The greatest barrier for CR was patient referral.

  • Staff size and core components is lower than other upper-middle income countries.

Available online 10 March 2019
Heart rate variability: are you using it properly? Standardisation checklist of procedures
Aparecida Maria Catai, Carlos Marcelo Pastre, Moacir Fernades de Godoy, Ester da Silva, Anielle Christine de Medeiros Takahashi, Luiz Carlos Marques Vanderlei
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.006

  • HRV is used to assess cardiac autonomic modulation.

  • HRV is useful to assess the effect of physical exercise programmes.

  • What are the common shortcomings of using the HRV methodology?

  • What are the recommendations of using HRV collection and analysis methods?

  • Checklist regarding the use of the HRV collection and analysis methodology.

Available online 8 March 2019
Post-stroke shoulder pain subtypes classifying criteria: towards a more specific assessment and improved physical therapeutic care
Manuel Torres-Parada, Jamile Vivas, Vanesa Balboa-Barreiro, José Marey-López
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.010

  • There are at least two PSSP clinical profiles differing in onset and course.

  • PSSP subtypes may be classified by degree of shoulder muscle impairment.

  • Severe PSSP subtype seems to be associated with somatosensory sensitization.

  • Low PSSP subtype onset is usually delayed and detected by primary care departments.

Available online 8 March 2019
Reduced version of the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) for inpatients, “6-clicks”: Brazilian-Portuguese cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties
Pollyana Ruggio Tristão Borges, Rosana Ferreira Sampaio, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Mariana Angélica Peixoto de Souza, Marisa Cotta Mancini, Sheyla Rossana Cavalcanti Furtado
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.008

  • The “6-clicks” was translated and cross-cuturally adapted into Brazilian-Portuguese language.

  • The measurement properties of “6-clicks” into Brazilian-Portuguese are adequate.

  • The Brazilian-Portuguese version of “6-clicks” can be used with patients and companions.

Available online 6 March 2019
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