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Psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Bournemouth questionnaire for low back pain: validity and reliability
Letícia Bojikian Calixtre, Carlos Luques Fonseca, Bruno Leonardo da Silva Gruninger, Danilo Harudy Kamonseki

  • Total score of the Brazilian Bournemouth Questionnaire is valid.

  • The Brazilian Bournemouth Questionnaire for low back pain is reliable.

  • Standard Error of Measurement was 5.97 points.

  • Minimum Detectable Change was 16.54 points.

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Available online 7 March 2020
The relationship between urinary C-Telopeptide fragments of type II collagen, knee joint load, pain, and physical function in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis
Luiz Fernando Approbato Selistre, Glaucia Helena Gonçalves, Fernando Augusto Vasilceac, Paula Regina Mendes da Silva Serrão, Theresa Helissa Nakagawa, Marina Petrella, Richard Keith Jones, Stela Márcia Mattiello

  • There is no association between uCTX-II and the knee joint load.

  • The uCTX-II level is associated with pain and physical function.

  • Knee joint load showed no association with pain and physical function.

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Available online 7 March 2020
Cross-cultural adaptation and reliability of the Functional Gait Assessment in older Brazilian adults
Renata Noce Kirkwood, Natália Cristina Lisboa Batista, Larissa Bragança Falcão Marques, Juliana de Melo Ocarino, Lucas Lobo Alcântara Neves, Bruno de Souza Moreira

  • The FGA evaluates postural stability during various walking tasks.

  • The FGA is now available in Brazilian-Portuguese language.

  • The FGA-Brazil has overall excellent reliability and good internal consistency.

  • The FGA-Brazil should be used both in clinical practice and for research purposes.

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Available online 4 March 2020
The role of spinal inhibitory neuroreceptors in the antihyperalgesic effect of warm water immersion therapy
Fernanda Madeira, Rômulo Nolasco de Brito, Aline A. Emer, Ana Paula Batisti, Bruna Lenfers Turnes, Afonso Shiguemi Inoue Salgado, Francisco José Cidral-Filho, Leidiane Mazzardo-Martins, Daniel Fernandes Martins

  • Warm water immersion therapy (WWIT) reduces inflammatory pain in mice.

  • Spinal inhibitory neuroreceptors are involved in WWIT-induced pain-relieving effect.

  • Opioid, cannabinoid and adenosine receptors contribute to WWIT pain-relieving effect.

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Available online 17 February 2020
The impact of low back pain systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines measured by the Altmetric score: Cross-Sectional study
Amanda Costa Araujo, Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Dafne Port Nascimento, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa

  • The way to facilitate access to scientific articles is share the results of their studies over the internet.

  • In order to measure the attention attracted online, a new score named Altmetric was created.

  • There are no studies that have analysed associated factors of Altmetric score for systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.

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Available online 15 February 2020
Performance difference on the six-minute walk test on tracks of 20 and 30 meters for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: validity and reliability
Suelen Roberta Klein, Aline Almeida Gulart, Raysa Silva Venâncio, Anelise Bauer Munari, Simone Graciosa Gavenda, Ana Carolina Benedet Martins, Anamaria Fleig Mayer
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Available online 30 January 2020
Benefits of vestibular rehabilitation on patient-reported outcomes in older adults with vestibular disorders: a randomized clinical trial
Mayra Cristina Aratani, Natalia Aquaroni Ricci, Heloísa Helena Caovilla, Fernando Freitas Ganança

  • Vestibular disorders have a negative impact on older adults’ physical performance and quality of life.

  • Conventional and multimodal vestibular rehabilitation showed no difference on patient-reported outcomes.

  • Vestibular rehabilitation changes patient-reported outcomes in older people with dizziness.

  • All patient-reported outcomes changes were maintained during a short-term period of three months.

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Available online 21 January 2020
Can Kinesio Taping® influence the electromyographic signal intensity of trunk extensor muscles in patients with chronic low back pain? A randomized controlled trial
Leandro Garcia Pires, Rosimeire Simprini Padula, Maurício Antônio Da Luz Junior, Irlei Santos, Matheus Oliveira Almeida, Shaiane Silva Tomazoni, Lucíola Cunha Menezes Costa, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa

  • It is hypothesized that Kinesio Taping® can change muscle activity in patients with low back pain.

  • The Kinesio Taping® technique did not change the electromyographic signal intensity of the longissimus and iliocostalis muscles or reduce pain intensity in patients with chronic low back pain.

  • More research on mechanisms of action is needed.

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Available online 8 January 2020
Predicting physical activity recovery after hip and knee arthroplasty? A longitudinal cohort study
Julien Lebleu, Hervé Poilvache, Philippe Mahaudens, Roel De Ridder, Christine Detrembleur

  • 146 patients were rehabilitated by a mobile health program after arthroplasty

  • Physical activity (PA) was recorded each day by means of fitness trackers

  • Patient reached their pre-operative physical activity level at 7-week post-surgery

  • This study identified predictors for physical activity recovery

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Available online 8 January 2020
Respiratory physical therapy techniques recommended for patients with cystic fibrosis treated in specialized centers
Márcio Vinícius Fagundes Donadio, Natália Evangelista Campos, Fernanda Maria Vendrusculo, Augusta Machado Stofella, Ana Carolina da Silva Almeida, Bruna Ziegler, Camila Isabel Santos Schivinski, Cíntia Helena Santuzzi, Edilene do Socorro Nascimento Falcão Sarges, Fernanda Mayrink Gonçalves, Maria Ângela Gonçalves de Oliveira Ribeiro, Nelbe Nesi Santana, Sarah Bezerra de Paiva, Vanessa Cristina Waetge Pires de Godoy, Evanirso da Silva Aquino

  • Huffing, HFOO, PEP and volume-based techniques were the most prescribed.

  • Important regional differences were found across the country.

  • Age influences the recommendation of techniques.

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Available online 8 January 2020
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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