Journal Information
Issue
Vol. 24. Issue 2.
Pages 91-184 (01 March 2020)
Masterclass
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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:91-102

  • 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.

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Systematic review
Overall confidence in the results of systematic reviews on exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: a cross-sectional analysis using the Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) 2 tool
Matheus Oliveira Almeida, Tiê Parma Yamato, Patricia do Carma Silva Parreira, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Steven Kamper, Bruno Tirotti Saragiotto
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:103-17

  • Overall confidence of reviews of exercise for low back pain was very low.

  • Higher confidence was found in Cochrane reviews and reviews with registered protocol.

  • Confidence in the results is important to generate unbiased clinical recommendations.

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Original research
Satisfaction levels with physical therapy in hospitalized patients
D.A.G. De Paula, N.C.T.P. Piatti, Luciola Menezes Costa, Luciana Dias Chiavegato
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:118-23

  • 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.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:124-34

  • 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.

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Influence of reducing anterior pelvic tilt on shoulder posture and the electromyographic activity of scapular upward rotators
Barbara Alice Junqueira Murta, Thiago Ribeiro Teles Santos, Priscila Albuquerque Araujo, Renan Alves Resende, Juliana Melo Ocarino
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:135-43

  • This study investigated the influence between pelvis–trunk–shoulder.

  • Active reduction of anterior pelvic tilt decreased trunk extension.

  • Active reduction of anterior pelvic tilt increased lower trapezius activity.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:144-51

  • 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.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:152-60

  • 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.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:161-6

  • 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.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:167-76

  • 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.

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Measurement properties of quality assessment tools for studies of diagnostic accuracy
Mark A. Kaizik, Alessandra N. Garcia, Mark J. Hancock, Robert D. Herbert
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:177-84

  • First head-to-head comparison of QUADAS, QUADAS-2, DAQS measurement properties.

  • Inter-tester reliability of individual items of the tools was poor.

  • Summary scores were imprecise and convergent validity was often low.

  • The quality of the included studies was mixed.

  • A new quality assessment tool should exclude items relating to generalizability.

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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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