Eduardo Brazete Cruz

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a combination of aquatic exercise and pain neurophysiology education with aquatic exercise alone in chronic low back pain patients. DESIGN Single-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING Outpatient clinic. SUBJECTS Sixty-two chronic low back pain patients were randomly allocated to(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study with a 7-week follow-up of 113 patients with chronic neck pain undergoing physiotherapy. OBJECTIVE To examine the responsiveness of the Portuguese Version of the Neck Disability Index (NDI-PT), and to determine the minimal clinically important difference (MCID), minimal detectable change (MDC), and floor/ceiling(More)
Clinical reasoning has been described as a common process that underpins the myriad of tasks in the clinicians' practice. To date clinical reasoning models have emerged from research developed in specific and well-developed health care and professional cultures, such as those in Australia and the United States, but there has been little discussion of their(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric testing. OBJECTIVE To complete the cultural adaptation of the European Portuguese version of the neck disability index (NDI-PT) and to investigate its reliability and validity in patients with chronic neck pain (CNP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The NDI is the most widely used instrument for(More)
Clinical reasoning is a fundamental component of physiotherapists' clinical competence. However research examining how clinical reasoning is understood and developed in physiotherapy undergraduate courses is limited, particularly from the student's perspective. The aim of this study was to explore the current understanding of clinical reasoning held by(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric testing. OBJECTIVE To conduct the cross-cultural adaptation of the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QBPDS) and investigate its reliability and validity in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The QBPDS is one of the most commonly used scales to evaluate(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study with a 6-week follow-up of patients with chronic low back pain undergoing physiotherapy. OBJECTIVE To examine the responsiveness of the Portuguese version of the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QBPDS-PT), and to determine the minimal clinically important difference, minimal detectable change (MDC), and(More)
BACKGROUND Narrative reasoning has been presented as a core component of the health professionals' competencies. AIM OF THE STUDY This study aimed to explore the students' perspectives about the contribution of a narrative reasoning course to promote patient-centred practice. METHODS An interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was undertaken(More)
BACKGROUND The use of arts, literature and reflective writing has becoming increasingly popular in health professionals education. However, research examining its contribution as an educational strategy to promote narrative reasoning capabilities is limited, particularly from the students' perspective. AIM OF THE STUDY This study aimed to explore the(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a lack of outcome measures to assess the impact of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) on health, function and quality of life. The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) group developed the ASAS Health Index (ASAS-HI) and the ASAS Environmental Factors Item Set (ASAS-EF) to measure functioning and health across all(More)
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