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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
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
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
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
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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