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41. Design of a randomised intervention study: the effect of dumbbell exercise therapy on physical activity and quality of life among breast cancer survivors in Malaysia (PubMed)

Design of a randomised intervention study: the effect of dumbbell exercise therapy on physical activity and quality of life among breast cancer survivors in Malaysia Participation in physical activity has a positive impact on the overall health and quality of life, whereas physical inactivity is associated with a poor prognosis among breast cancer survivors. Despite the health-enhancing benefits of physical activity, the majority of Malaysian breast cancer survivors are not physically active (...) . This paper presents the design of a randomised study to evaluate the feasibility and effect of exercise therapy intervention using light resistance dumbbell exercise to promote active lifestyle and improve the quality of life of breast cancer survivors in Malaysia.This is an intervention study of a 12-week exercise therapy that will explore and compare the effects of light resistance and aerobic exercise on physical activity level and quality of life components in 102 female breast cancer survivors

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2016 BMJ global health

42. Comparative Effectiveness of Tai Chi Versus Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial. (PubMed)

Comparative Effectiveness of Tai Chi Versus Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial. Few remedies effectively treat long-term pain and disability from knee osteoarthritis. Studies suggest that Tai Chi alleviates symptoms, but no trials have directly compared Tai Chi with standard therapies for osteoarthritis.To compare Tai Chi with standard physical therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis.Randomized, 52-week, single-blind comparative effectiveness trial (...) . (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01258985).An urban tertiary care academic hospital.204 participants with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (mean age, 60 years; 70% women; 53% white).Tai Chi (2 times per week for 12 weeks) or standard physical therapy (2 times per week for 6 weeks, followed by 6 weeks of monitored home exercise).The primary outcome was Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) score at 12 weeks. Secondary outcomes included physical function, depression, medication use

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2016 Annals of Internal Medicine

43. Effectiveness of physical and occupational therapy on pain, function and quality of life in patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis - A systematic review and meta-analysis. (PubMed)

Effectiveness of physical and occupational therapy on pain, function and quality of life in patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis is associated with more pain and restrictions than other hand osteoarthritis due to the functional importance of the thumb. While the effectiveness of surgical and pharmacological interventions has been widely examined, there is a lack of specific evidence about conservative non (...) , -0.75) (p = 0.01).Physical and occupational therapy-related interventions, especially multimodal interventions, seem to be effective to treat pain in patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis. Pre-fabricated neoprene splints and custom-made thermoplastic splints may reduce pain equally. Single interventions seem not to be effective. Significant evidence for effectiveness on function and quality of life could not be found.

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2016 Hand therapy

44. Additional Effects of a Physical Therapy Protocol on Headache Frequency, Pressure Pain Threshold, and Improvement Perception in Patients With Migraine and Associated Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial (PubMed)

Additional Effects of a Physical Therapy Protocol on Headache Frequency, Pressure Pain Threshold, and Improvement Perception in Patients With Migraine and Associated Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial To evaluate the additional effect provided by physical therapy in migraine treatment.Randomized controlled trial.Tertiary university-based hospital.Among the 300 patients approached, 50 women (age range, 18-55y) diagnosed with migraine were randomized into 2 groups: a control group (n=25 (...) ) and a physiotherapy plus medication group (n=25) (N=50).Both groups received medication for migraine treatment. Additionally, physiotherapy plus medication patients received 8 sessions of physical therapy over 4 weeks, comprised mainly of manual therapy and stretching maneuvers lasting 50 minutes.A blinded examiner assessed the clinical outcomes of headache frequency, intensity, and self-perception of global change and physical outcomes of pressure pain threshold and cervical range of motion. Data were recorded

2016 EvidenceUpdates

45. The effectiveness of inpatient physical therapy compared to outpatient physical therapy in older adults after total hip replacement in the post-discharge period: a systematic review. (PubMed)

The effectiveness of inpatient physical therapy compared to outpatient physical therapy in older adults after total hip replacement in the post-discharge period: a systematic review. Total hip replacement is the most effective and safest method for treating severe degenerative, traumatic and other diseases of the hip joint. Total hip replacement can reliably relieve pain and improve function in the majority of patients for a period of 15 to 20 years or more postoperatively. Physical therapy (...) follows each total hip replacement surgery. Physical therapy protocols after total hip replacement in the post-discharge period vary widely in terms of setting (inpatient, outpatient), content (the particular set of exercises used), and frequency (e.g. daily versus twice a week). In current literature, there is no systematic review which has compared the effectiveness of inpatient and outpatient physical therapy in patients after total hip replacement in the post-discharge period.The objective

2016 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

46. Aquatic physical therapy as a treatment modality in healthcare for non-institutionalized elderly persons: a systematic review. (PubMed)

Aquatic physical therapy as a treatment modality in healthcare for non-institutionalized elderly persons: a systematic review. To review scientific literature pertaining to aquatic physical therapy in the elderly and institutionalized population.A qualitative systematic review of electronic databases MEDLINE and LILACS, with the topic index terms: "hydrotherapy," "homes for the aged or residential facilities," and "aged. In light of the lack of studies carried out on the institutionalized (...) population, we opted for reviewing literature on the effectiveness of this modality of physical therapy treatment on the non-institutionalized elderly population in order to produce knowledge that can be critically analyzed according to its potential applicability for the institutionalized population. The methodological quality of the studies was assessed using the Delphi listing.Of the 27 studies analyzed by their abstracts, 10 studies were excluded since they did not correspond to the eligibility

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2016 Einstein (São Paulo, Brazil)

47. Cognitive therapies for increasing physical activity

Cognitive therapies for increasing physical activity Cognitive therapies for increasing physical activity - NIPH Selected items added to basket Close Search for: Søk Meny Infectious diseases & Vaccines Close Mental & Physical health Close Environment & Lifestyle Close Health in Norway Close Quality & Knowledge Close Research & Access to data Close About NIPH Close Cognitive therapies for increasing physical activity Have you found an error? Order Download: Key message Regular physical activity (...) reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Cognitive therapies have documented effects in a number of health care settings but we do not know if cognitive therapies can increase physical activity. We evaluated the effect of cognitive therapies on physical activity summarizing studies involving different patient groups and persons at risk of heart disease. Few studies had follow-up times beyond six months. We found that: It is probable, based on moderate-quality evidence, that cognitive

2016 Norwegian Institute of Public Health

48. Randomised controlled trial: Surgery and physical therapy likely yield similar outcomes in spinal stenosis

Randomised controlled trial: Surgery and physical therapy likely yield similar outcomes in spinal stenosis Surgery and physical therapy likely yield similar outcomes in spinal stenosis | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers (...) of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Surgery and physical therapy likely yield similar outcomes in spinal stenosis Article Text Therapeutics/Prevention Randomised controlled trial Surgery and physical therapy likely yield similar outcomes in spinal

2016 Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)

49. Early Physical Therapy vs Usual Care in Patients With Recent-Onset Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Early Physical Therapy vs Usual Care in Patients With Recent-Onset Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Low back pain (LBP) is common in primary care. Guidelines recommend delaying referrals for physical therapy.To evaluate whether early physical therapy (manipulation and exercise) is more effective than usual care in improving disability for patients with LBP fitting a decision rule.Randomized clinical trial with 220 participants recruited between March 2011 and November 2013 (...) . Participants with no LBP treatment in the past 6 months, aged 18 through 60 years (mean age, 37.4 years [SD, 10.3]), an Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score of 20 or higher, symptom duration less than 16 days, and no symptoms distal to the knee in the past 72 hours were enrolled following a primary care visit.All participants received education. Early physical therapy (n = 108) consisted of 4 physical therapy sessions. Usual care (n = 112) involved no additional interventions during the first 4

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2015 JAMA

50. The effectiveness of inpatient physical therapy compared to outpatient physical therapy for older adults after total hip replacement in the post-discharge period: a systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

The effectiveness of inpatient physical therapy compared to outpatient physical therapy for older adults after total hip replacement in the post-discharge period: a systematic review protocol. 26455842 2016 05 25 2018 12 02 2202-4433 13 7 2015 Aug 14 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep The effectiveness of inpatient physical therapy compared to outpatient physical therapy for older adults after total hip replacement in the post (...) Australia JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 101648258 2202-4433 IM Aged Aged, 80 and over Ambulatory Care Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip rehabilitation Gait Humans Osteoarthritis, Hip physiopathology surgery Patient Discharge Physical Therapy Modalities Quality of Life Recovery of Function Systematic Reviews as Topic Hip Replacement Inpatient Meta-analysis Ostheoarthrosis Outpatient Physical Therapy Quality of life Systematic review 2014 10 01 2015 05 01 2015 04 27 2015 10 13 6 0 2015 10 13 6 0 2016

2015 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

51. Physical fitness exercise versus cognitive behavior therapy on reducing the depressive symptoms among community-dwelling elderly adults: A randomized controlled trial (PubMed)

Physical fitness exercise versus cognitive behavior therapy on reducing the depressive symptoms among community-dwelling elderly adults: A randomized controlled trial Depression is a major health problem for community-dwelling elderly adults. Since limited resources are available to decrease the high prevalence of depressive symptoms among the elderly adults, improved support for them can be provided if we can determine which intervention is superior in ridding depressive symptoms.To compare (...) the effectiveness of the physical fitness exercise program and the cognitive behavior therapy program on primary (depressive symptoms) and secondary outcomes (6-min walk distance, quality of life, and social support) for community-dwelling elderly adults with depressive symptoms.A prospective randomized control trial was conducted in three communities in northern Taiwan.The elderly adults in the three communities were invited to participate by mail, phone calls, and posters. There were a total of 57

2015 EvidenceUpdates

52. Vitamin D Supplementation as an Adjunct Therapy to Improve Physical Function and Decrease BNP in Adults with Congestive Heart Failure

Vitamin D Supplementation as an Adjunct Therapy to Improve Physical Function and Decrease BNP in Adults with Congestive Heart Failure "Vitamin D Supplementation as an Adjunct Therapy to Improve Physical Fu" by Mary Titmus < > > > > > Title Author Date of Graduation Summer 8-8-2015 Degree Type Capstone Project Degree Name Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies First Advisor Annjanette Sommers, MS, PA-C Rights . Abstract Background: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a highly prevalent (...) Therapy to Improve Physical Function and Decrease BNP in Adults with Congestive Heart Failure" (2015). School of Physician Assistant Studies . 542. https://commons.pacificu.edu/pa/542 DOWNLOADS Since September 28, 2015 Included in Share COinS Browse Search Enter search terms: Select context to search: Authors Quick Links | | | |

2015 Pacific University EBM Capstone Project

53. MASAC Recommendations Regarding Physical Therapy Guidelines in Patients with Bleeding Disorders

MASAC Recommendations Regarding Physical Therapy Guidelines in Patients with Bleeding Disorders MASAC Recommendations Regarding Physical Therapy Guidelines in Patients with Bleeding Disorders | National Hemophilia Foundation Secondary menu Search form Search this site Search Main menu » » » » MASAC Recommendations Regarding Physical Therapy Guidelines In Patients With Bleeding Disorders PrintFriendly MASAC Recommendations Regarding Physical Therapy Guidelines in Patients with Bleeding Disorders (...) Date: November 13, 2015 ID: 238 Revisions: 222; 204 Attachment Size 129.19 KB 197.48 KB 173.03 KB 98.09 KB 191.99 KB 158.08 KB 116.41 KB 157.18 KB 271.89 KB Physical therapy is an important adjunct in the management of individuals with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. [1] Physical therapy is used to rehabilitate muscles and joints following acute soft tissue injuries and hemarthroses, chronic synovitis, and hemophilic arthritis. In addition, physical therapy is critical to pre

2015 National Hemophilia Foundation

54. Physical therapy for chronic pelvic pain

Physical therapy for chronic pelvic pain Physical therapy for chronic pelvic pain Physical therapy for chronic pelvic pain HAYES, Inc. Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation HAYES, Inc.. Physical therapy for chronic pelvic pain. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Healthcare Technology Brief Publication. 2015 Final publication URL The report may be purchased from (...) : Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Chronic Pain; Humans; Pelvic Pain; Physical Therapy Modalities Language Published English Country of organisation United States English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: hayesinfo@hayesinc.com AccessionNumber 32016000093 Date abstract record published 27/01/2016 Health Technology Assessment (HTA

2015 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

55. Randomised controlled trial: Similar clinical outcomes but more healthcare use in shoulder impingement patients following corticosteroid injection compared with physical therapy

Randomised controlled trial: Similar clinical outcomes but more healthcare use in shoulder impingement patients following corticosteroid injection compared with physical therapy Similar clinical outcomes but more healthcare use in shoulder impingement patients following corticosteroid injection compared with physical therapy | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser (...) impingement patients following corticosteroid injection compared with physical therapy Article Text Therapeutics/Prevention Randomised controlled trial Similar clinical outcomes but more healthcare use in shoulder impingement patients following corticosteroid injection compared with physical therapy Nadine E Foster Statistics from Altmetric.com Commentary on : Rhon DI , Boyles RB , Cleland JA . One-year outcome of subacromial corticosteroid injection compared with manual physical therapy

2015 Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)

56. Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the hip

Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the hip Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the hip Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the hip Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the hip. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication (...) . 2014 Authors' objectives Physical therapy may be beneficial both before and after joint replacement surgery in patients with severe osteoarthritis (OA). In general, the goal of physical therapy in patients with OA is to increase function and physical activity despite pain and stiffness. Perioperative goals include faster recovery time, shorter hospital length of stay (LOS), and increased range of motion and function. Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing Status Subject

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

57. Early physical therapy/occupational therapy specific interventions for traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI)

Early physical therapy/occupational therapy specific interventions for traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy / Spinal Cord Injury / Early Physical Therapy / BESt ### Copyright © 2014 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; all rights reserved. Page 1 of 8 Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy/Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)/ Early Therapy Specific Intervention /BESt 193 Best Evidence Statement Date: September 5, 2014 Title: Early physical therapy (...) /occupational therapy specific interventions for traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) 1 Clinical Question P (Population/Problem) Among children aged 5 to 21 years who sustain a traumatic SCI I (Intervention) does early physical therapy/occupational therapy specific interventions C (Comparison) compared to no intervention O (Outcome) improve functional outcomes? Definitions for terms marked with * may be found in the Supporting Information section. Target Population for the Recommendation Inclusions

2014 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

58. Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplant ? Physical therapy to improve Quality of Life

Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplant ? Physical therapy to improve Quality of Life Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy/Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplant/Physical Therapy/BESt 177 Best Evidence Statement (BESt) Copyright © 2014 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; all rights reserved Page 1 of 9 Date: March 18, 2014 Title: Physical therapy during the hemopoietic stem cell transplant process to improve quality of life 1 Clinical Question P (Population/Problem) Among school aged (...) children and adolescents receiving hemopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT)* I (Intervention) does physical therapy (PT) intervention (active participation in mobility, endurance, strength exercise) C (Comparison) compared to no intervention O (Outcome) improve the patient’s quality of life (QoL)*? Definitions for terms marked with * may be found in the Supporting Information section. Target Population for the Recommendation School aged children, adolescents and young adults age 6 to 21 years receiving

2014 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

59. Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee

Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory (...) Publication. 2014 Authors' objectives Physical therapy may be beneficial both before and after joint replacement surgery in patients with severe osteoarthritis (OA). In general, the goal of physical therapy in patients with OA is to increase function and physical activity despite pain and stiffness. Perioperative goals include faster recovery time, shorter hospital length of stay (LOS), and increased range of motion (ROM) and function. Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

60. Effect of physical therapy on pain and function in patients with hip osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial. (PubMed)

Effect of physical therapy on pain and function in patients with hip osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial. There is limited evidence supporting use of physical therapy for hip osteoarthritis.To determine efficacy of physical therapy on pain and physical function in patients with hip osteoarthritis.Randomized, placebo-controlled, participant- and assessor-blinded trial involving 102 community volunteers with hip pain levels of 40 or higher on a visual analog scale of 100 mm (range, 0-100 (...) step test in the active group). Nineteen of 46 patients (41%) in the active group reported 26 mild adverse effects and 7 of 49 (14%) in the sham group reported 9 mild adverse events (P = .003).Among adults with painful hip osteoarthritis, physical therapy did not result in greater improvement in pain or function compared with sham treatment, raising questions about its value for these patients.anzctr.org.au Identifier: ACTRN12610000439044.

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2014 JAMA