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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Effects of stretching exercise training and ergonomic modifications on musculoskeletal discomforts of office workers: a randomized controlled trial
Ardalan Shariat, Joshua A. Cleland, Mahmoud Danaee, Mehdi Kargarfard, Bahram Sangelaji, Shamsul Bahri Mohd Tamrin
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:144-53

  • Ergonomic modification and exercise improve discomfort for office workers.

  • Introduce a package of exercise training that can be used as a treatment for MSDs.

  • Office workers should spend at least 15min each day to do some exercises.

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.

Translation, cross-adaptation and measurement properties of the Brazilian version of the ACL-RSI Scale and ACL-QoL Questionnaire in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Laryssa Oliveira Silva, Luana Maria Ramos Mendes, Pedro Olavo de Paula Lima, Gabriel Peixoto Leão Almeida
Braz J Phys Ther 2018;22:127-34

  • The Brazilian versions of ACL-RSI and ACL-QoL were translated and culturally adapted.

  • The Brazilian ACL-RSI and ACL-QoL demonstrated adequate measurement properties.

  • The Brazilian ACL-RSI and ACLQoL are useful outcomes for clinical and research.

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.

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