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Back pain attitudes questionnaire: Cross-cultural adaptation to brazilian-portuguese and measurement properties
Roberto Costa Krug, JP Caneiro, Daniel Cury Ribeiro, Ben Darlow, Marcelo Faria Silva, Jefferson Fagundes Loss

  • Back-PAQ-Br is a questionnaire that evaluates attitudes and beliefs about back pain

  • Back-PAQ-Br has measurement properties that are similar to the original version

  • Back-PAQ-Br is reliable and valid to assess attitudes and beliefs about back pain

  • Back-PAQ-Br can assess people with and without back pain, and healthcare professionals

  • Back-PAQ-Br can be used in research and in the clinical setting

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Available online 31 July 2020
Beliefs about the body and pain: the critical role in musculoskeletal pain management
J.P. Caneiro, Samantha Bunzli, Peter O'Sullivan

  • Beliefs are an important target for the management of musculoskeletal pain.

  • Behavioural learning is key to elicit and disconfirm unhelpful beliefs.

  • We propose key principles to guide clinicians in promoting behavioural change.

  • A case illustrates the role beliefs have on musculoskeletal pain management.

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Available online 30 June 2020
Current physical therapy care of patients undergoing breast reconstruction for breast cancer: a survey of practice in the United Kingdom and Brazil
Bruno Mazuquin, Mariana Maia de Oliveira Sunemi, Marcela Ponzio Pinto e Silva, Luís Otávio Zanatta Sarian, Esther Williamson, Julie Bruce

  • Patients having breast reconstruction are not routinely referred to physical therapy

  • The main reason for referral to physical therapy are complications after surgery

  • Current practice does not consider limitations specific to each reconstruction type

  • Patients in Brazil have three times more appointments compared to the UK

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Available online 28 June 2020
Construct and criterion validity of the functional gait assessment—Brazil in community-dwelling older adults
Larissa Bragança Falcão Marques, Bruno de Souza Moreira, Juliana de Melo Ocarino, Rosana Ferreira Sampaio, Alessandra de Carvalho Bastone, Renata Noce Kirkwood

  • FGA-Brazil showed moderate to high correlation with gait and balance tests.

  • FGA-Brazil differentiate between older adults with high and low concern about falls.

  • FGA-Brazil is able to predict future falls with high accuracy in the older population.

  • The optimum cutoff score of the FGA-Brazil for predicting falls is ≤22.

  • FGA-Brazil did not exhibit ceiling and floor effects.

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Available online 23 June 2020
The usage of multidisciplinary physical therapies at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Summer Games: an observational study
Marie-Elaine Grant, Kathrin Steffen, Debbie Palmer

  • A multidisciplinary team approach was evident in athlete healthcare in the Olympic Polyclinic

  • The majority of the athlete encounters had an average of 2.9 different treatment modalities

  • Athletes reported “injury” as the main reason for physical therapy visits (2.8 encounters/athlete)

  • Most of total immersion ice bath visits (98%) were for recovery purposes

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Available online 21 June 2020
Is pelvic floor muscle strength and thickness associated with pelvic organ prolapse in Nepali women? – A cross-sectional study
Delena Caagbay, Friyan Turel Fatakia, Hans Peter Dietz, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Natalia Martinho, Kirsten I. Black

  • Nepali women appear to have variations in pelvic floor muscle function.

  • Weaker and thinner pelvic floor muscles are not always associated with a greater stage of prolapse.

  • A larger hiatal area is associated with a greater stage of prolapse.

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Available online 18 June 2020
Pelvic floor muscle tenderness on digital palpation among women: convergent validity with central sensitization
Brittany Vandyken, Alexzandra Keizer, Carolyn Vandyken, Luciana G. Macedo, Ayse Kuspinar, Sinéad Dufour

  • Convergent validity between PFM tenderness and central pain mechanisms.

  • Poor agreement between pelvic floor muscle tenderness and self-reported symptoms.

  • When PFM tenderness on digital palpation is present, screen for central pain mechanisms.

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Available online 18 June 2020
Current clinical practice and return-to-sport criteria after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a survey of Brazilian physical therapists
Cecilia Ferreira Aquino, Juliana Melo Ocarino, Vanessa Aparecida Cardoso, Renan Alves Resende, Thales Rezende Souza, Laís Menezes Rabelo, Sérgio Teixeira Fonseca

  • Most Brazilian physical therapists do not use the recommended criteria for return to sport after ACLR.

  • Specialty certification in sports physical therapy contributes to the use of the recommended criteria.

  • Psychological factors associated with ACLR are neglected by most Brazilian physical therapists.

  • Most Brazilian physical therapists do not use functional questionnaires after ACLR.

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Available online 17 June 2020
Pulmonary and upper limbs function in children with early stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy compared to their healthy peers
Numan Bulut, Güllü Aydın, İpek Alemdaroğlu-Gürbüz, Ayşe Karaduman, Öznur Yılmaz

  • Pulmonary and upper limbs function start deteriorating in the early stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

  • The decline in pulmonary function is more significant than the decline in upper limbs function in DMD.

  • Functional status can be followed by comparing healthy peers in each stage of DMD.

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Available online 15 June 2020
Association between sensory processing and activity performance in children with cerebral palsy levels I-II on the gross motor function classification system
Sílvia Leticia Pavão, Camila Resende Gâmbaro Lima, Nelci Adriana Cicuto Ferreira Rocha

  • Sensory disorders in cerebral palsy are associated with lower activity performance.

  • Sensory disorders in cerebral palsy are associated with lack of independence.

  • Sensory disorders in cerebral palsy may limit motor actions impacting activity.

  • Sensory disorders in cerebral palsy should be addressed in rehabilitation.

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Available online 13 June 2020
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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