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Prevalence of dyspnea after stroke: a telephone-based survey
Kênia K.P. Menezes, Lucas R. Nascimento, Maria Tereza M. Alvarenga, Patrick R. Avelino, Luci F. Teixeira-Salmela
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.09.006

  • The prevalence of dyspnea after a stroke was 44%.

  • Dyspnea is associated with activity limitations and restrictions in community participation after a stroke.

  • Stroke survivors, who had dyspnea, were six times more likely to report activity limitations and two times more likely to report restrictions in social participation.

Available online 21 September 2018
Can muscle weakness and disability influence the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain worsening in patients with knee osteoarthritis? A cross-sectional study
Ryo Tanaka, Kenta Hirohama, Junya Ozawa
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.011

  • We studied the likely mediator between pain catastrophizing and pain worsening.

  • This relationship was mediated by disability and muscle weakness.

  • Cognitive intervention for disability and muscle strengthening may be effective for relieving pain.

Available online 5 September 2018
Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field on nonspecific low back pain patients: a randomized controlled trial
Ahmed Mohamed Elshiwi, Hamada Ahmed Hamada, Dalia Mosaad, Ibrahim Mohammed A. Ragab, Ghada Mohamed Koura, Saud Mashi Alrawaili
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.004

  • Magnetic therapy as a novel alternative treatment is suitable for managing LBP. Its advantage over the standard pharmacological intervention is due to fewer side effects.

  • Previous studies reflect that there is still a gap in selecting the optimum parameters of pulsed electromagnetic field for treating acute and chronic nonspecific LBP. Many studies used high intensity and frequency of the PEMF, while others applied low parameters of the PEMF. While this study used 50Hz frequency, with low intensity of 20Gauss.

  • The dose of with 50Hz and 20Gauss seems to be useful.

Available online 1 September 2018
Trunk asymmetry is associated with dominance preference: results from a cross-sectional study of 1029 children
Chiara Arienti, Riccardo Buraschi, Sabrina Donzelli, Fabio Zaina, Joel Pollet, Stefano Negrini
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.005

  • Left side dominance has a prevalence for trunk asymmetry.

  • Embryology factors could justify the development of left-right side dominance.

  • It is unclear how neuro-abnormality is common in trunk asymmetry with left convexity.

Available online 28 August 2018
Concurrent validity of handheld dynamometer measurements for scapular protraction strength
Ricardo Marcos Liberatori Junior, Walter Ansanello Netto, Gabriela Ferreira Carvalho, Gisele Garcia Zanca, Salomão Chade Assan Zatiti, Stela Marcia Mattiello
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.002

  • Handheld dynamometer may be considered valid for scapular protraction strength test.

  • The best correlation with the gold standard occurs with subjects tested seated.

  • Handheld dynamometer tends to overestimate the peak force.

Available online 23 August 2018
Identification of relevant categories for inpatient physical therapy care using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: a Brazilian survey
Luciana Narciso Paschoal, Patrícia Nery De Souza, Cassia Maria Buchalla, Christina May Moran De Brito, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.006

  • Therapists in the hospital should assess functioning to develop the rehabilitation plan.

  • The use of the ICF contributes to a standardized documentation and communication.

  • The relevant ICF categories for inpatient physical therapy care are identified.

  • The use of the selected categories enables the practical application of the ICF.

Available online 23 August 2018
Is forward head posture relevant to cervical muscles performance and neck pain? A case–control study
Leila Ghamkhar, Amir Hossein Kahlaee
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.007

  • Forward head posture is not associated with muscular performance in either groups.

  • Forward head posture does not explain pain and disability in CNP patients.

  • The muscle size–endurance relationship is affected in CNP.

  • Deep cervical muscles are selectively affected in the presence of CNP.

Available online 23 August 2018
Knee extensor muscles strength indicates global lower-limb strength in individuals who have suffered a stroke: A cross-sectional study
Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Júlia Caetano Martins, Sherindan Ayessa Ferreira de Brito, Camila Lima Gervásio Mendes, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho De Morais Faria
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.001

  • Knee extensor muscle strength indicates global lower-limb strength following a stroke.

  • The use of a single measure of muscle strength can reduce assessment burden.

  • MST statistical analyses’ results are similar to those seen when using a dynamometer.

  • MST can be used to assess lower-limb strength post-stroke.

Available online 22 August 2018
Validity of the accelerometer and smartphone application in estimating energy expenditure in individuals with chronic stroke
Giselle S. Faria, Janaine C. Polese, Giane A. Ribeiro-Samora, Aline A. Scianni, Christina D.C.M. Faria, Luci F. Teixeira-Salmela
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.003

  • The GT3X®ActiGraph accelerometer does not provide valid measures of energy expenditure in individuals with chronic stroke.

  • The Google Fit® smartphone application does not provide valid measures of energy expenditure in individuals with chronic stroke.

  • Objective measures of energy expenditure of stroke individuals are necessary.

  • Physical activity monitors should be created based upon group-specific equations.

Available online 22 August 2018
Is there any association between abdominal strength training before and during pregnancy and delivery outcome? The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study
Eirin Rise, Kari Bø, Wenche Nystad
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.06.006

  • Pregnant women are encouraged to train the abdominal muscles to enhance normal birth.

  • The results showed a decline in abdominal training during pregnancy.

  • No associations were found between abdominal training and birth outcomes.

  • The results question that abdominal training during pregnancy affect delivery.

Available online 16 July 2018
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