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Influence of posture, sex, and age on breathing pattern and chest wall motion in healthy subjects
Liliane Patrícia De Souza Mendes, Danielle Soares Rocha Vieira, Leticia Silva Gabriel, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora, Armèle Dornelas De Andrade, Daniella Cunha Brandão, Maria Clara Goes, Guilherme Augusto Freitas Fregonezi, Raquel Rodrigues Britto, Verônica Franco Parreira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:240-8

  • Aging reduces rib cage contribution and increase abdominal contribution.

  • Aging increases end-inspiratory and end-expiratory chest wall volumes.

  • Sitting position might benefit patients who present reduced tidal volume.

  • Posture influences all variables of breathing pattern and chest wall motion, except respiratory rate and duty cycle.

  • Women present higher thoracic contribution to the tidal volume.

Critical evaluation of physical activity questionnaires translated to Brazilian-Portuguese: a systematic review on cross-cultural adaptation and measurements properties
Fernanda Gonçalves Silva, Crystian Bitencourt Oliveira, Thalysi Mayumi Hisamatsu, Ruben Faria Negrão Filho, Caio Russo Dutra Rodrigues, Marcia Rodrigues Franco, Rafael Zambelli Pinto
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:187-218

  • Measurement properties of most physical activity questionnaires have not been fully tested.

  • Construct validation and reliability of most physical activity questionnaires are not acceptable.

  • Methodological quality of most studies were considered poor.

The London Chest Activity of Daily Living scale cut-off point to discriminate functional status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Aline Almeida Gulart, Anelise Bauer Munari, Suelen Roberta Klein, Raysa Silva Venâncio, Hellen Fontão Alexandre, Anamaria Fleig Mayer
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:264-72

  • The LCADL%total reflected better outcomes for COPD when compared to LCADLtotal.

  • The 28% cut-off point for LCADL has clinically relevant discriminatory power.

  • The LCADLtotal may compromise the interpretation of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program effects.

The influence of isokinetic peak torque and muscular power on the functional performance of active and inactive community-dwelling elderly: a cross-sectional study
Tayla Gomes de Moura, Cristiane de Almeida Nagata, Patrícia Azevedo Garcia
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:256-63

  • Exercise practice influences the functional performance of community-dwelling elderly.

  • Torque and power of the knee is related to the functional performance of the elderly.

  • Quadriceps torque and power influence the functional performance of inactive elderly.

  • The power of hamstrings influences the functional performance of active elderly.

Reduced version of the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) for inpatients, “6-clicks”: Brazilian-Portuguese cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties
Pollyana Ruggio Tristão Borges, Rosana Ferreira Sampaio, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Mariana Angélica Peixoto de Souza, Marisa Cotta Mancini, Sheyla Rossana Cavalcanti Furtado
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:231-9

  • The “6-clicks” was translated and cross-cuturally adapted into Brazilian-Portuguese language.

  • The measurement properties of “6-clicks” into Brazilian-Portuguese are adequate.

  • The Brazilian-Portuguese version of “6-clicks” can be used with patients and companions.

Short period of high-intensity inspiratory muscle training improves inspiratory muscle strength in patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis: a randomized controlled trial
Thiago Dipp, Fabrício Edler Macagnan, Jociane Schardong, Rafael Oliveira Fernandes, Luisa Cioato Lemos, Rodrigo Della Méa Plentz
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:280-6

  • CKD patients commonly develop muscle atrophy with an impairment of exercise tolerance.

  • Randomized control trial with high-intensity IMT (70% MIP) for 5 weeks can reverse respiratory muscle strength loss.

  • Five weeks of IMT did not change exercise capacity or vascular function.

Shoulder kinematics impact subacromial proximities: a review of the literature
Rebekah L. Lawrence, Jonathan P. Braman, Paula M. Ludewig
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:219-30

  • Altered shoulder kinematics are believed to contribute to rotator cuff pathology by reducing the subacromial space.

  • During arm elevation, the rotator cuff insertion is closest to the coracoacromial arch between 40° and 75° humerothoracic elevation.

  • Glenohumeral plane of elevation and axial rotation impact subacromial proximities in complex ways.

  • More research is needed to better understand the role of shoulder kinematics in the etiology of rotator cuff pathology.

Physical and psychological predictors on pain intensity in conscripts with plantar fasciitis
Pavinee Harutaichun, Praneet Pensri, Sujitra Boonyong
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:249-55

  • Identification of key impairments related to pain assists in physical approaches.

  • Physical and psychological factors should be emphasized to prevent and reduce pain.

  • Poorer quality of movement and higher anxiety level are the main predictors.

Different weekly frequencies of Pilates did not accelerate pain improvement in patients with chronic low back pain
Maria Liliane da Silva, Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto, Katherinne Ferro Moura Franco, Yuri Rafael dos Santos Franco, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:287-92

  • Different weekly frequencies of Pilates did not accelerate pain improvement.

  • Most patients reduced pain in 30% and 50% after the first week of treatment.

  • Most patients reported complete pain improvement after the last week of treatment.

Digital physical therapy in the COVID-19 pandemic
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Rodrigo Py Gonçalves Barreto, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira
Available online 6 May 2020
SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19): lessons to be learned by Brazilian Physical Therapists
Thiago Fernandes Pinto, Celso R.F. de Carvalho
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:185-6
Quantifying acromiohumeral distance in elite male field hockey players compared to a non-athletic population
Fran Vanderstukken, Annelies Maenhout, Valentien Spanhove, Nick Jansen, Tom Mertens, Ann Marcelle Cools
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:273-9

  • With active abduction, field hockey players have a larger AHD than controls

  • AHD measurement may help decide who could benefit from AHD enlarging exercises

  • Subacromial space enlargement may add to shoulder tenability and injury prevention. Targeting athletes with smaller acromiohumeral distance(s) with specific exercises may contribute to the tenability of the shoulder and add to shoulder injury prevention.

COVID-19 will severely impact older people's lives, and in many more ways than you think!
Paulo H.S. Pelicioni, Stephen R. Lord
Available online 6 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.

Available online 19 May 2020
Has physical therapists’ management of musculoskeletal conditions improved over time?
Joshua R. Zadro, Giovanni Ferreira

  • Physical therapists’ use of recommended care has not changed since 1990s.

  • Physical therapists’ use of treatments of unknown value appears to be increasing.

  • One explanation for these trends is the challenge of keeping up to date with evidence.

  • Other explanations include increased exposure to treatments of unknown value and not seeing value in research.

  • Strategies to replace non-recommended care with recommended care are needed.

Available online 7 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.

Available online 18 May 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

Uncorrected Proof. Available online 16 May 2020
TOPS – a randomized controlled trial of exercise and education to prevent recurrence of low back pain: statistical analysis plan
Giovanni E. Ferreira, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Matthew Leigh Stevens, Mark J. Hancock, Jane Latimer, Trish Wisbey-Roth, Chris G. Maher

  • We will monitor compliance with the intervention and adverse events.

  • Data will be analyzed following intention-to-treat principles.

  • A cost-effectiveness analysis will be performed.

Available online 23 May 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.

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.

Available online 29 May 2020
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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