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Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia

Andreja P Picon, Cristina D Sartor, Maria I Roveri, Anice C Pássaro, Neli R Ortega, Isabel C N Sacco
BACKGROUND: The progression of diabetes and the challenge of daily tasks may result in changes in biomechanical strategies. Descending stairs is a common task that patients have to deal with, however it still has not been properly studied in this population. OBJECTIVES: We describe and compare the net joint moments and kinematics of the lower limbs in diabetic individuals with and without peripheral neuropathy and healthy controls during stair descent. METHOD: Forty-two adults were assessed: control group (13), diabetic group (14), and neuropathic diabetic group (15)...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Leonardo O P Costa, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Debora Bevilaqua Grossi, Marisa Cota Mancini, Anne K Swisher, Chad Cook, Dan Vaughn, Mark R Elkins, Umer Sheikh, Ann Moore, Gwendolen Jull, Rebecca L Craik, Christopher G Maher, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro, Amélia Pasqual Marques, Michele Harms, Dina Brooks, Guy G Simoneau, John Henry Strupstad
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November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Maíra Amaral, Rebeca L Paula, Adriana Drummond, Louise Dunn, Marisa C Mancini
BACKGROUND: The participation of children with disabilities in daily chores in different environments has been a therapeutic goal shared by both parents and rehabilitation professionals, leading to increased demand for instrument development. The Children Helping Out: Responsibilities, Expectations and Supports (CHORES) questionnaire was created with the objective of measuring child and teenager participation in daily household tasks. OBJECTIVES: To translate the CHORES questionnaire into Brazilian Portuguese, evaluate semantic, idiomatic, experiential, and conceptual equivalences, apply the questionnaire to children and teenagers with and without disabilities, and test its test-retest reliability...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Eli M Pazzianotto-Forti, Fabiana S Peixoto-Souza, Camila Piconi-Mendes, Irineu Rasera-Junior, Marcela Barbalho-Moulim
BACKGROUND: Studies on the behavior of respiratory muscle strength (RMS) in morbidly obese patients have found conflicting results. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate RMS in morbidly obese women and to compare the results by using different predictive equations. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional study that recruited 30 morbidly obese women and a control group of 30 normal-weight women. The subjects underwent anthropometric and maximal respiratory pressure measurement...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
João A Ruaro, Marinêz B Ruaro, Damião E Souza, Andersom R Fréz, Ricardo O Guerra
BACKGROUND: In 2001 the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a classification system for understanding functioning and human disability: the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The ICF's acceptance and use has been facilitated by the development and global consensus process, with increasing evidence about its validity. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the overview of the use of the ICF in Brazil, since its conception in 2001 until the year 2011...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Priscila G Franco, Roberta C D Bohrer, André L F Rodacki
BACKGROUND: The first sign of plantar sensory impairment due to aging and peripheral neuropathies are manifested on the soles of the feet and can result in postural control and balance deficits. The aim of cutaneous sensitivity tests is to assess the skin sensory innervation density such as those of the distal segments. In some studies the two-point discrimination test (TPD) have been applied on the soles of the feet and have proven to accurately distinguish elderly with and without falls events...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Verônica F Parreira, Danielle S R Vieira, Mariana A C Myrrha, Isabela M B S Pessoa, Susan M Lage, Raquel R Britto
BACKGROUND: Optoelectronic plethysmography (OEP) is an innovative method of indirect measurement of pulmonary ventilation, capable of breath-by-breath, three-dimensional, real time assessment of absolute lung volumes and their variations in the three compartments of the chest wall (pulmonary rib cage, abdominal rib cage, and abdomen). OEP allows the measurement of variables of breathing pattern, breathing asynchrony, and contribution of each chest wall compartment and hemithorax to the tidal volume...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Mariana A Alencar, João M D Dias, Luisa C Figueiredo, Rosângela C Dias
BACKGROUND: Measuring instruments should have their scientific and clinical value evaluated in different populations. The handgrip strength test is widely used, however little has been investigated about its reliability when used in elderly with dementia and the right stage wich its use should be avoided. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the test-retest reliability of the handgrip strength test in elderly with different ratings of dementia. METHOD: The cognitive function of 76 elderly subjects with dementia was measured, and the caregivers were interviewed to allow classification by the Clinical dementia rating (CDR)...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Lisandra V Martins, Maria H P Marziale
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain in nursing professionals may lead to limitations in occupational and daily activities and consequently interfere with quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of two physical therapy programs which differed in the proprioceptive exercises used on the nursing professionals with rotator cuff disorder, according to quality of life, work satisfaction indicators, and pain intensity. METHOD: This study was an experimental, randomized, prospective, comparative trial with quantitative data analysis...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Adriana Pertille, Aline B Macedo, Cássio P V Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The aging process and its associated morphophysiological changes trigger a reduction in the regenerative ability of the satellite cells, a reduction of vascular tissue and an increase in the production of fibroblasts, developing a cellular environment unfavorable for muscle regeneration. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy on the muscle regeneration of old experimental rat models after contusion. METHOD: A total of 25 old rats,18 months old, were divided into three groups: control group (CT) without treatment; injury group (IN) with muscle contusion and without treatment and laser group (LA) with contusion and low-level laser therapy, 830 nm, 30 mW e 4 J/cm²...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Vanessa S Pereira, Adriana C Escobar, Patricia Driusso
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) is one of the most common public health problems among older women. Despite conservative treatment being recommended as the first treatment option, the effects of physical therapy in older women with UI is unclear. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to systematically review the evidence about the effects of physical therapy on urinary symptoms in older women with UI. METHOD: The literature search for studies evaluating conservative treatment for incontinent in elderly women was conducted on Pubmed/Medline, Lilacs, Scielo, ISI Web of Knowledge and PEDro...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Maria L C Comper, Leonardo O P Costa, Rosimeire S Padula
BACKGROUND: Most of the available instruments aimed to assess risk exposure associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders were originally developed in English, which makes their use difficult in countries such as Brazil. OBJECTIVE: To test the clinimetric properties of the Quick Exposure Check (QEC) instrument previously adapted into Brazilian-Portuguese. METHOD: The original version of the QEC was translated and cross-culturally adapted into Brazilian-Portuguese and tested with 107 workers in two sectors of a textile factory...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Luciana Di Thommazo-Luporini, Soraia P Jürgensen, Viviane Castello-Simões, Aparecida M Catai, Ross Arena, Audrey Borghi-Silva
BACKGROUND: Impaired exercise tolerance is directly linked to decreased functional capacity as a consequence of obesity. OBJECTIVES: To analyze and compare the cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and perceptual responses during a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPX) and a treadmill six-minute walking test (tread6MWT) in obese and eutrophic women. METHOD: Twenty-nine female participants, aged 20-45 years were included. Fourteen were allocated to the obese group and 15 to the eutrophic group...
November 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Samantha T Grams, Lariane M Ono, Marcos A Noronha, Camila I S Schivinski, Elaine Paulin
BACKGROUND: There is currently no consensus on the indication and benefits of breathing exercises for the prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications PPCs and for the recovery of pulmonary mechanics. OBJECTIVE: To undertake a systematic review of randomized and quasi-randomized studies that assessed the effects of breathing exercises on the recovery of pulmonary function and prevention of PCCs after upper abdominal surgery UAS. METHOD: <AbstractText Label="SEARCH STRATEGY" NlmCategory="METHODS">We searched the Physiotherapy Evidence Database PEDro, Scientific Electronic Library Online SciELO, MEDLINE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
September 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Larissa R Costa, José L R Costa, Jorge Oishi, Patricia Driusso
BACKGROUND: The Brazilian Health System is organized on a regional and hierarchical form with three levels of complexity of health care. The Primary Care represents the first element of a continuing health care process, complemented by specialized actions. However, the centrality of the specialized care is still a problem in Brazil, especially in the private sector. Studies on the distribution of professionals in the health system allowing the formulation of appropriate policies are needed...
September 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Vandeni C Kunz, Karina B S Serra, Erica N Borges, Paulo E S Serra, Ester Silva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and to compare the cardiorespiratory and metabolic variables at the ventilatory anaerobic threshold level (AT) and at submaximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in both, healthy volunteers and in patients in the early phase after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHOD: Twenty-six volunteers underwent a submaximal or symptom-limited cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) on a cycle ergometer and were divided into AMI group (AMIG=12, 56...
September 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Luiz S Silva Neto, Margô G O Karnikowiski, Adriano B Tavares, Ricardo M Lima
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and muscle strength and variables related to quality of life in elderly women. METHOD: The sample consisted of 56 female volunteers who underwent body composition analysis (BMI and x-ray absorptiometry dual-energy DXA). Handgrip strength was measured using a Jamar dynamometer. We used the SF-36 health questionnaire to analyze quality of life. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and the Pearson correlation coefficient; SPSS 15...
September 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Vinicius Minatel, Marlus Karsten, Laura M T Neves, Thomas Beltrame, Audrey Borghi-Silva, Aparecida M Catai
BACKGROUND: The measure of the maximal expiratory pressure (MEP) has some contraindications, as it is believed that the responses obtained in this measure are similar to the Valsalva maneuver (VM). OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the heart rate responses (HR) during the MEP and the VM measures in healthy young men into different postures aiming to identify whether and in which situation the MEP reproduces the responses obtained in the VM...
September 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Diego X Leite, Jean M M Vieira, Viviane O C Carvalhais, Vanessa L Araújo, Paula L P Silva, Sérgio T Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Adequate passive stiffness of the hip joint can prevent the occurrence of excessive transverse plane lower limb movement during functional activities. Strength training of the hip lateral rotator muscles can be used to increase the stiffness of this joint. However, the relationship between hip joint passive stiffness and muscle strength remains undocumented in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between hip passive stiffness measured during medial rotation and hip lateral rotator concentric torque in healthy young adults...
September 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Daniela G Ohara, Gualberto Ruas, Shamyr S Castro, Paulo R J Martins, Isabel A P Walsh
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is a prevalent condition in Brazil. Its clinical presentation includes vascular occlusion that result in ischemia, inflammation, dysfunctions, pain and chronic hemolysis, causing irreversible damage and compromising quality of life. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to verify the relationship between musculoskeletal pain, from different body parts, with social economic characteristics and quality of life among individuals with sickle cell disease...
September 2012: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
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