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Comparing the experience of individuals with primary and secondary lymphoedema: A qualitative study
Ángela Río-González, Francisco Molina-Rueda, Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Isabel Mª Alguacil-Diego

  • Living with a lymphoedema is an emotional challenge.

  • Living with a lymphoedema is to adapt your life to the new situation.

  • Subjects with primary lymphoedema perceive lack of clinical care.

  • Subjects with cancer-related lymphoedema suffer a greater psychological impact.

  • The experience of living with LE is more dependent on its location than on its cause.

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Available online 7 June 2020
Difference in the running biomechanics between preschoolers and adults
Rachel X.Y. Wei, Zoe Y.S. Chan, Janet H.W. Zhang, Gary L. Shum, Chao-Ying Chen, Roy T.H. Cheung

  • Toddlers demonstrated similar vertical loading rates and footstrike pattern when compared to adults.

  • Toddlers demonstrated a greater cadence and shorter stride length than adults.

  • Adults need not to modify the running biomechanics according to the posture in toddlers.

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Available online 3 June 2020
Use of supplemental oxygen during exercise testing and training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a survey of Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs
Regina W.M. Leung, Jennifer A. Alison, Sue C. Jenkins, Anne E. Holland, Kylie Hill, Norman R. Morris, Lissa M. Spencer, Catherine J. Hill, Annemarie L. Lee, Helen E. Seale, Nola M. Cecins, Christine F. McDonald, Zoe J. McKeough

  • SpO2 was commonly monitored during exercise testing

  • Oxygen was available during exercise testing and training in most programs

  • The rationale for prescribing oxygen during exercise varied between programs

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Available online 3 June 2020
Analysis of the measurement properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 in patients with fibromyalgia
Evany Maira Espirito Santo Salvador, Katherinne Ferro Moura Franco, Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto, Yuri Rafael dos Santos Franco, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral

  • The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 assesses the kinesiophobia construct.

  • The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 is a consistent and reliable questionnaire.

  • The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 showed improvement in kinesiophobia after an exercise-based intervention in patients with fibromyalgia.

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Available online 31 May 2020
Impaired performance of women with patellofemoral pain during functional tests
Camile Ludovico Zamboti, Carlos Augusto Marçal Camillo, Amanda Paula Ricardo Rodrigues da Cunha, Thaiuana Maia Ferreira, Christiane Souza Guerino Macedo

  • Women with PFP present worse performance in functional tests than an age-matched control group.

  • Investigated functional tests are reliable in women with or without PFP.

  • Investigated functional tests do not seem to be valid tools to identify functional limitations due to anterior knee pain.

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Available online 29 May 2020
Investigating the rigour of research findings in experimental studies assessing the effects of breaking up prolonged sitting – extended scoping review
Coralie English, Ishanka Weerasekara, Anjelica Carlos, Sebastien Chastin, Gary Crowfoot, Claire Fitzsimons, Anne Forster, Elizabeth Holliday, Heidi Janssen, Paul Mackie, Gillian Mead, David Dunstan

  • Only 50% of the published trials were registered.

  • Unregistered trials may have collected other measures that remain unreported.

  • Many additional outcomes not appearing in trial registries were published.

  • Some reported positive findings are likely spurious due to unadjusted multiple comparisons.

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Available online 19 May 2020
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and heat to reduce pain in a chronic low back pain population: a randomized controlled clinical trial
Lynn Leemans, Ömer Elma, Jo Nijs, Timothy H. Wideman, Carolie Siffain, Hester den Bandt, Sven Van Laere, David Beckwée

  • The combination of heat and TENS significantly improves pain pressure thresholds.

  • The combination of heat and TENS does not affect maximum and average pain, nor movement-evoked pain (MEP).

  • There is a need for standardized and sensitive assessment tools for measuring MEP.

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Available online 18 May 2020
Resistance training decreases matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity in quadriceps tendon in a rat model of osteoarthritis
Fernando Augusto Vasilceac, Rita de Cássia Marqueti, Ivo Vieira de Sousa Neto, Dahan da Cunha Nascimento, Mariana Carvalho de Souza, João Luiz Quaglioti Durigan, Stela Márcia Mattiello

  • Osteoarthritis promoted distinct modulation on MMP-2 in the quadriceps versus patellar tendon.

  • There is peri-articular tissue adaptation to resistance training in osteoarthritis.

  • Resistance training downregulates MMP-2 in quadriceps tendon, while in the patellar tendon its effects are limited.

  • Understanding extracellular matrix degeneration is crucial for rehabilitation purposes of osteoarthritis.

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Available online 8 April 2020
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
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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