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Vol. 22. Issue 4.
Pages 255-344 (01 July 2018)
Advancing practice for back pain through stratified care (STarT Back)
Gail Sowden, Jonathan Charles Hill, Lars Morso, Quninette Louw, Nadine Elizabeth Foster
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:255-64

  • The STarT Back stratified care approach involves the use of a prognostic screening tool and matched treatments.

  • Two UK studies have demonstrated improved clinical outcomes and cost savings in the National Health Service.

  • Studies testing this approach in other countries are needed to adapt the approach to their own healthcare system.

  • A number of potential obstacles to implementing stratified care in high- and low-and-middle-income settings are emerging.

  • Evidence based innovations and strategies to overcome these obstacles and support successful implementation are discussed.

Systematic review
Effective exercise intervention period for improving body function or activity in patients with knee osteoarthritis undergoing total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Takuya Umehara, Ryo Tanaka
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:265-75

  • We investigated the effective exercise intervention period in patients.

  • Exercises performed for 8 weeks after postoperative intervention improved outcome.

  • The effective pre-postoperative exercise period before discharge weren’t identified.

Original research
Analysis of the accuracy and reliability of the Short-Form Fonseca Anamnestic Index in the diagnosis of myogenous temporomandibular disorder in women
Paulo Fernandes Pires, Ester Moreira de Castro, Elisa Bizetti Pelai, Ana Beatriz Chiconelo de Arruda, Delaine Rodrigues-Bigaton
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:276-82

  • The Short-Form Fonseca Anamnestic Index (SFAI) has good diagnostic accuracy for myogenour TMD.

  • The best cut-off point of the SFAI was 17.5 points.

  • The SFAI should be used for clinical practice and research.

Kinesio Taping effects with different directions and tensions on strength and range of movement of the knee: a randomized controlled trial
Thiago Vilela Lemos, José Roberto de Souza Júnior, Maikon Gleibyson Rodrigues dos Santos, Marlon Maia Noronha Rosa, Luiz Guilherme Cardoso da Silva, João Paulo Chieregato Matheus
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:283-90

  • Kinesio Taping does not improve strength and range of movement.

  • Kinesio Taping effects are not related with tension or direction of application.

  • Clinical trials investigating these effects in symptomatic patients are necessary.

Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties testing of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (Icon-FES)
Marcia Rodrigues Franco, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, Kim Delbaere, Bianca Yumie Eto, Maíra Sgobbi Faria, Giovana Ayumi Aoyagi, Daniel Steffens, Carlos Marcelo Pastre
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:291-303

  • Icon-FES uses pictures of daily activities to assess concern of falling.

  • Icon-FES-Brazil is a semantically and linguistically appropriate tool.

  • The 30-item and 10-item Icon-FES-Brazil showed acceptable measurement properties.

Effects of hammock positioning in behavioral status, vital signs, and pain in preterms: a case series study
Valdecira Rodrigues de Jesus, Pricila Mara Novais de Oliveira, Vivian Mara Gonçalves de Oliveira Azevedo
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:304-9

  • Hammock positioning can be considered a safe method for very low birth weight positioning.

  • Hammock positioning may induce sleep thus reducing the stress level in preterms.

  • Hammock positioning keeps the vital signs stable.

  • Hammock positioning does not cause pain.

Is the inclinometer a valid measure of thoracic kyphosis? A cross-sectional study
Donald J. Hunter, Darren A. Rivett, Sharmain McKiernan, Ishanka Weerasekara, Suzanne J. Snodgrass
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:310-7

  • Validity of the gravity-dependent inclinometer for thoracic kyphosis established.

  • The inclinometer was comparable to radiographic measurements of thoracic kyphosis.

  • Using the inclinometer reduces need for repeated radiographs for measuring kyphosis.

Modifiable individual and work-related factors associated with neck pain in 740 office workers: a cross-sectional study
Xiaoqi Chen, Shaun O’Leary, Venerina Johnston
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:318-27

  • 763 office workers with and without neck pain were recruited.

  • Neck pain was significantly associated with several individual and work-related factors.

  • Several of the individual and work-related factors are potentially modifiable.

Can demographic and anthropometric characteristics predict clinical improvement in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain?
Indiara Soares Oliveira, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Alessandra Narciso Garcia, Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes Costa
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:328-35

  • Gender, marital status, BMI, and duration of pain do not influence the prognosis of patients with chronic LBP.

  • Age has little influence on the clinical improvement of patients with chronic LBP after four weeks of treatment.

  • Physical therapists can predict the clinical improvement of their patients based on a simple assessment of their disability at baseline consultation. This model explains 42.1% of the variability.

Physical therapists familiarity and beliefs about health services utilization and health seeking behaviour
Derek Clewley, Dan Rhon, Tim Flynn, Shane Koppenhaver, Chad Cook
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:336-43

  • Health seeking behaviour and health services utilization are emerging constructs.

  • Physical therapists familiarity with these constructs has not been previously measured.

  • Physical therapists are moderately familiar with each construct.

  • Physical therapists typically do not base clinical decisions on these constructs.

Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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