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Vol. 22. Issue 3.
Pages 175-254 (01 May 2018)
Systematic review
A low proportion of systematic reviews in physical therapy are registered: a survey of 150 published systematic reviews
Crystian B. Oliveira, Mark R. Elkins, Ítalo Ribeiro Lemes, Danilo de Oliveira Silva, Ronaldo V. Briani, Henrique Luiz Monteiro, Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo, Rafael Zambelli Pinto
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:177-83

  • A low proportion of systematic reviews (SRs) in the physical therapy field are registered.

  • More than one third of registered SRs showed discrepancies between protocol and publication.

  • Strategies to encourage prospective registration of SRs in the physical therapy field are needed.

Twin studies for the prognosis, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
Lucas Calais-Ferreira, Vinicius C. Oliveira, Jeffrey M. Craig, Louisa B. Flander, John L. Hopper, Luci F. Teixeira-Salmela, Paulo H. Ferreira
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:184-9

  • Twin studies can help answer relevant scientific questions in musculoskeletal research.

  • International collaboration has been allowing researchers to access data and expertise from global twin registries.

  • The Brazilian Twin Registry is an important resource to conduct and facilitate twin studies in Brazil and abroad.

Original research
Reliability, validity and description of timed performance of the Jebsen–Taylor Test in patients with muscular dystrophies
Mariana Cunha Artilheiro, Francis Meire Fávero, Fátima Aparecida Caromano, Acary de Souza Bulle Oliveira, Nelson Carvas, Mariana Callil Voos, Cristina dos Santos Cardoso de Sá
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:190-7

  • Jebsen–Taylor Test is reliable for evaluating people with Muscular Dystrophy.

  • Jebsen–Taylor Test is valid for assessing people with Muscular Dystrophy.

  • The internal consistency of the Jebsen–Taylor Test was found to be high.

Reliability, Construct Validity and Interpretability of the Brazilian version of the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) and Strain Index (SI)
Daniela Pereira Valentim, Tatiana de Oliveira Sato, Maria Luiza Caíres Comper, Anderson Martins da Silva, Cristiana Villas Boas, Rosimeire Simprini Padula
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:198-204

  • RULA and SI evaluate the biomechanical exposure in the workplace.

  • RULA and SI required the training to be used.

  • RULA and SI have Brazilian Portuguese versions suitable for use.

  • RULA and SI had reliability ranged very poor to almost perfect.

  • RULA and SI presented negative correlation can be complementary.

Predicting successful prosthetic rehabilitation in major lower-limb amputation patients: a 15-year retrospective cohort study
Inés Fajardo-Martos, Olga Roda, Ramón Zambudio-Periago, Aurora Bueno-Cavanillas, Fidel Hita-Contreras, Indalecio Sánchez-Montesinos
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:205-14

  • Walking ability with a prosthetic limb is basic for major lower-limb amputees.

  • Walking capacity is indicative of successful prosthetic rehabilitation.

  • Male gender is an independent predictor of failure regardless of walking aid.

  • Transtibial amputation is independently related to success irrespective of aid.

  • Older age and multimorbidity can predict failure if walking aid is considered.

The effects of inspiratory muscle training based on the perceptions of patients with advanced lung disease: a qualitative study
Mariana Hoffman, Marcella G. Assis, Valéria Maria Augusto, Bruna Mara F. Silveira, Verônica F. Parreira
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:215-21

  • Advanced lung disease is a chronic disease that compromises daily living activities.

  • Few treatments exist to improve quality of life in advanced lung disease patients.

  • Inspiratory muscle training is part of advanced lung disease rehabilitation.

  • Inspiratory muscle training reduces breathlessness in advanced lung disease patients.

  • Inspiratory muscle training improves daily activities, mobility and communication.

Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the Brazilian Version of the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument
Cristina D. Sartor, Mariana D. Oliveira, Victoria Campos, Jane S.S.P. Ferreira, Isabel C.N. Sacco
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:222-30

  • Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the MNSI into Brazilian Portuguese were performed.

  • Excellent reliability and internal consistency, as well as good agreement, were observed.

  • The results indicate reasonable construct validity and excellent association between the MNSI and Neuropathy Disability Score.

Trunk flexor and extensor muscle performance in chronic stroke patients: a case–control study
Ludmylla Ferreira Quintino, Juliane Franco, Amanda Ferreira Machado Gusmão, Paula Fernanda De Sousa Silva, Christina Danielli Coelho De Morais Faria
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:231-7

  • Chronic stroke patients had decreased muscle trunk performance than matched-healthy subjects.

  • Trunk muscle work was impaired in chronic stroke patients.

  • Trunk muscle assessment and training should be considered in chronic stroke patients.

Changes in shoulder girdle strength in 3 consecutive years in elite adolescent swimmers: a longitudinal cohort study
Fernanda A.P. Habechian, Kim Van Malderen, Paula R. Camargo, Ann M. Cools
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:238-47

  • Strength of the shoulder muscles decreased along 3 years of practice in young swimmers.

  • Decreased ER/IR strength ratio was also observed.

  • Shoulder muscle balance in young swimmers deserves a special attention, in order to understand the influence of the swimming practice in these muscles strength.

  • Gender should be taken into account when performing preventive or rehabilitation protocols for young swimmers.

Development and feasibility testing of a Pain Neuroscience Education program for children with chronic pain: treatment protocol
Roselien Pas, Mira Meeus, Anneleen Malfliet, Isabel Baert, Sophie Van Oosterwijck, Laurence Leysen, Jo Nijs, Kelly Ickmans
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:248-53

  • This paper contains the rationale for using Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) in children with chronic pain.

  • It provides both scientists and clinicians with a specific program to explain the neurophysiology of pain to children with chronic pain.

  • Further research will examine the programs’ effectiveness on pain related outcomes in children with chronic pain.

Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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