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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
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:108-15

  • 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.

Evidence of stabilizing exercises for low back- and pelvic girdle pain – a critical review
Britt Stuge
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:181-6

  • The evidence of core stabilization exercises is controversial.

  • Exercises need to be understood in the bio-psycho-social context.

  • Individually tailor the exercises to the patient's needs and capability.

  • Adherence might increase when the patients understand the aim of the exercises.

  • Exercises need to guided and supervised to secure performance and quality.

Impact of exercise during pregnancy on gestational weight gain and birth weight: an overview
Marina Vargas-Terrones, Taniya S. Nagpal, Ruben Barakat
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:164-9

  • Exercise prevents factors that contribute to inadequate birth weight.

  • Maternal exercise prevents EGWG, GDM and obesity related complications.

  • Adequate birth weight reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.

  • Exercise interventions do not increase the risk of SGA infant.

  • Healthy pregnant women should exercise within the recommended guidelines.

Exercise for the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: an evidence-based guide to the optimal prescription
Robin M. Daly, Jack Dalla Via, Rachel L. Duckham, Steve F. Fraser, Eva Wulff Helge
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:170-80
The impact of gynaecological cancer treatment on physical activity levels: a systematic review of observational studies
Kuan-Yin Lin, Lara Edbrooke, Catherine L. Granger, Linda Denehy, Helena C. Frawley
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:79-92

  • Physical activity does not return to pre-diagnosis level 3 years after diagnosis.

  • Impact of different cancer treatments on physical activity levels remains unclear.

  • Personalised physical activity guidelines are needed in gynaecological cancer.

Cross-cultural adaptation of the Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire (PGQ) into Brazilian Portuguese and clinimetric testing of the PGQ and Roland Morris questionnaire in pregnancy pelvic pain
Francine Mendonça de Luna Fagundes, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:132-9

  • PGQ-Br has adequate measurement properties, including a moderate responsiveness.

  • The use of PGQ-Br is preferable to evaluate pelvic pain during pregnancy.

  • The overall impairment of pregnant women is evaluated by the total score of PGQ-Br.

Does the speed of aquatic therapy exercise alter arm volume in women with breast cancer related lymphoedema? A cross-over randomized controlled trial
Rosalind Deacon, Marcos de Noronha, Leah Shanley, Kaye Young
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:140-7

  • Ai Chi can be used to treat arm volume for breast cancer related lymphoedema.

  • For the circumstances seen here, the main effect of Ai Chi is in the short term.

  • After 1h, the effect of Ai Chi was similar to conventional aquatic therapy.

  • Participants were satisfied with both, Ai Chi and conventional aquatic therapy.

Exercise during pregnancy has a preventative effect on excessive maternal weight gain and gestational diabetes. A randomized controlled trial
Ruben Barakat, Ignacio Refoyo, Javier Coteron, Evelia Franco
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:148-55

  • Exercise in pregnancy is associated with better control of maternal weight gain.

  • Moderate regular exercise throughout pregnancy prevents gestational diabetes.

  • Healthy pregnant women should be encourage to exercise regularly.

Cardiac rehabilitation availability and delivery in Brazil: a comparison to other upper middle-income countries
Raquel Rodrigues Britto, Marta Supervia, Karam Turk-Adawi, Gabriela Suéllen da Silva Chaves, Ella Pesah, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Danielle Aparecida Gomes Pereira, Artur H. Herdy, Sherry L. Grace

  • CR delivery according to guidelines was evaluated for the first time in Brazil.

  • CR is available in all Brazilian regions; however, it must be augmented.

  • The greatest barrier for CR was patient referral.

  • Staff size and core components is lower than other upper-middle income countries.

Available online 10 March 2019
Inter-day reliability of the Upper Body Test for shoulder and pelvic girdle stability in adults
Alan dos Santos Fontes, Marta Silva Santos, Marcos Bezerra de Almeida, Pedro J. Marín, Danilo Rodrigues Pereira da Silva, Marzo E. Da Silva-Grigoletto

  • Assessing the stability of the body may help to determine risk of injuries.

  • The Upper Body Test (UBT) presented good inter-day reliability.

  • Previous familiarization to the UBT is essential for the analysis.

Available online 12 March 2019
Measurement properties of self-report physical activity assessment tools for patients with stroke: a systematic review
Júlia Caetano Martins, Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Sylvie Nadeau, Aline Alvim Scianni, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho De Morais Faria

  • The methodological quality of the studies ranged from “poor” to “good”.

  • Most results of the quality of the measurement properties were considered doubtful.

  • The Frenchay activities index and the Human activity profile showed the highest clinical utility scores.

  • The content validity needs to be better investigated.

  • Further studies with good methodological quality are required.

Available online 12 March 2019
Heart rate variability: are you using it properly? Standardisation checklist of procedures
Aparecida Maria Catai, Carlos Marcelo Pastre, Moacir Fernades de Godoy, Ester da Silva, Anielle Christine de Medeiros Takahashi, Luiz Carlos Marques Vanderlei

  • HRV is used to assess cardiac autonomic modulation.

  • HRV is useful to assess the effect of physical exercise programmes.

  • What are the common shortcomings of using the HRV methodology?

  • What are the recommendations of using HRV collection and analysis methods?

  • Checklist regarding the use of the HRV collection and analysis methodology.

Available online 8 March 2019
Effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training for women with urinary incontinence in primary care: a pragmatic controlled trial
Camila Teixeira Vaz, Rosana Ferreira Sampaio, Fernanda Saltiel, Elyonara Mello Figueiredo
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:116-24

  • The majority of women do not have access to physical therapy for urinary incontinence in primary health centers.

  • Physical therapy intervention can be succssesfully implemented in primary health care centers.

  • The PFMT and bladder training was effective, with positive results as early as 6 weeks.

  • The protocols tested should be used in primary health centers.

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

  • 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.

Available online 6 March 2019
Do older adults with shoulder disorders who meet the minimal clinically important difference also present low disability at discharge? An observational study
Alessandra Narciso Garcia, Charles A. Thigpen, Ashley Davis Lake, Corina Martinez, Heather Myers, Chad Cook

  • This study evaluated three outcome success thresholds.

  • 39% met both MCID of 8.0 points and discharge score of ≤ 20 in Quick-DASH.

  • 28% met both MCID of 16 points and discharge score of ≤ 20 in Quick-DASH.

Available online 17 March 2019
Development and analysis of measurement properties of the “maternal perception of childbirth fatigue questionnaire” (MCFQ)
Alexandre Delgado, Polyana da Nóbrega Farias de Oliveira, Paulo Sávio Angeiras de Góes, Andrea Lemos
Braz J Phys Ther.2019;23:125-31

  • The MCFQ is an innovative and promising instrument for the evaluation of maternal perception of fatigue during labor.

  • First questionnaire developed and validated for labor.

  • The questionnaire has adequate content, internal consistency and face validity.

  • The MCFQ helps the decision making of obstetrics physical therapists.

Post-stroke shoulder pain subtypes classifying criteria: towards a more specific assessment and improved physical therapeutic care
Manuel Torres-Parada, Jamile Vivas, Vanesa Balboa-Barreiro, José Marey-López

  • There are at least two PSSP clinical profiles differing in onset and course.

  • PSSP subtypes may be classified by degree of shoulder muscle impairment.

  • Severe PSSP subtype seems to be associated with somatosensory sensitization.

  • Low PSSP subtype onset is usually delayed and detected by primary care departments.

Available online 8 March 2019
Brazilian versions of the Measure of Processes of Care-20 and Measure of Processes of Care-Service Providers: translation, cross-cultural adaptation and reliability
Ana Amélia Moraes Antunes, Sheyla Rossana Cavalcanti Furtado, Lívia de Castro Magalhães, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Daniela Virginia Vaz

  • The MPOC-SP and MPOC-20 are now available in Brazilian Portuguese.

  • The MPOC-SP and MPOC-20 – Portuguese Brazil have overall adequate reliability.

  • The MPOCs can be used to assess family centered practice in rehabilitation.

Available online 5 March 2019
Satisfaction levels with physical therapy in hospitalized patients
D.A.G. De Paula, N.C.T.P. Piatti, Luciola Menezes Costa, Luciana Dias Chiavegato

  • Satisfaction is considered an element that intimately affects the treatments.

  • MRPS measures overall patients’ satisfaction under physical therapeutic care.

  • The lowest scoring item is home guidelines.

  • Inpatients were satisfied with physical therapy, mainly with therapist's respect.

Available online 12 March 2019
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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