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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
Brazilian versions of the Measure of Processes of Care-20 and Measure of Processes of Care-Service Providers: translation, cross-cultural adaptation and reliability
Ana Amélia Moraes Antunes, Sheyla Rossana Cavalcanti Furtado, Lívia de Castro Magalhães, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Daniela Virginia Vaz
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.013

  • The MPOC-SP and MPOC-20 are now available in Brazilian Portuguese.

  • The MPOC-SP and MPOC-20 – Portuguese Brazil have overall adequate reliability.

  • The MPOCs can be used to assess family centered practice in rehabilitation.

Available online 5 March 2019
Influence of reducing anterior pelvic tilt on shoulder posture and the electromyographic activity of scapular upward rotators
Barbara Alice Junqueira Murta, Thiago Ribeiro Teles Santos, Priscila Albuquerque Araujo, Renan Alves Resende, Juliana Melo Ocarino
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.002

  • This study investigated the influence between pelvis–trunk–shoulder.

  • Active reduction of anterior pelvic tilt decreased trunk extension.

  • Active reduction of anterior pelvic tilt increased lower trapezius activity.

Available online 28 February 2019
Kinesiologic considerations for targeting activation of scapulothoracic muscles – part 2: trapezius
Paula R. Camargo, Donald A. Neumann
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.01.011

  • Improper activation of the trapezius is associated with abnormal scapular motions.

  • This paper reviews the anatomy, kinesiology, and pathokinesiology of the trapezius.

  • This paper describes and illustrates exercises that target the trapezius.

Available online 21 February 2019
Low back pain and some associated factors: is there any difference between genders?
Thiago Paulo Frascareli Bento, Caio Vitor dos Santos Genebra, Nicoly Machado Maciel, Guilherme Porfírio Cornelio, Sandra Fiorelli Almeida Penteado Simeão, Alberto de Vitta
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.01.012

  • This study shows a high prevalence of low back pain over a one week period.

  • Older age, low education, hypertension and smoking were associated with back pain in men.

  • Occupational and ergonomic factors were associated with back pain in women.

Available online 17 February 2019
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