Denise Hollanda Iunes

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INTRODUCTION Few studies have proved that physical therapy techniques are efficient in the treatment of scoliosis. OBJECTIVE To analyze the efficiency of the Klapp method for the treatment of scoliosis, through a quantitative analysis using computerized biophotogrammetry. METHODS Sixteen participants of a mean age of 15+/-2.61 yrs. with idiopathic(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of this study was to verify self-care guidelines together with lower limb home exercises alter ankle and foot plantar pressure and alignment in patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) measuring health and sociodemographic factors. The health factors analyzed were sensitivity and circulation aspects, risk rating, and neuropathy(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of prayer on anxiety in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. METHOD Quasi-experimental study, with pre and post-intervention. Twenty patients admitted to treatment of continuous intravenous chemotherapy were recruited. The volunteers were evaluated through interviews using a questionnaire of sociodemographic, clinical(More)
PURPOSE To present a new walking aid with axillary support (WAAS) for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and to investigate its impact on the lower limb muscles activation in the gait of children with CP. METHOD Six children with spastic diparesis due to CP performed a straight line walking course in two situations: with and without using the WAAS. Each(More)
OBJECTIVE Exercise is recommended for cancer patients to reduce fatigue and improve quality of life. This study's aim is to evaluate the influence of an exergaming protocol on cancer-related fatigue, muscle fatigue, and muscle strength in cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a quasi-experimental control study using exergaming in all groups(More)
BACKGROUND Simulation allows students to develop several skills during a bed bath that are difficult to teach only in traditional classroom lectures, such as problem-solving, student interactions with the simulator (patient), reasoning in clinical evaluations, evaluation of responses to interventions, teamwork, communication, security and privacy. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the contribution of auriculotherapy in smoking cessation. METHOD Double-blind randomized controlled trial, conducted with 30 smokers allocated into two groups: Experimental Group (21 participants received 10 sessions of auriculotherapy at specific points for smoking) and Control Group (nine participants received auriculotherapy in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of abdominopelvic training by virtual reality compared to pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) using a gym ball (a previously tested and efficient protocol) on postmenopausal women's pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength. METHOD A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 60 postmenopausal women, randomly allocated(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To culturally adapt and test the psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Spiritual Distress Scale. BACKGROUND In Brazil, there is currently a lack of validated instruments that assess the spiritual dimension, which includes the spiritual distress phenomenon that can be experienced at different moments in a person's(More)
OBJECTIVE to evaluate the effect of foot reflexology on feet impairment of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHOD this is a randomized, controlled and blind clinical trial. The sample was comprised by people with type 2 diabetes mellitus who, after being randomized into Treated group (n = 21) and Control group (n = 24), received guidelines on foot(More)