Filomena Carnide

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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)
INTRODUCTION Work related musculoskeletal diseases (WRMSDs) have a huge social and economic impact being a public health problem. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of WRMSDs in Portuguese active workers. METHODS A questionnaire was sent by regular mail to the occupational physician of 822 large dimension companies in Portugal (over 250 employees).(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)
Three-dimensional (3D) kinematic biofeedback can help identify scapular movement disorders and assist the subjects' motor relearning process by facilitating changes in physiological and biomechanical function through real-time knowledge of performance and result during or immediately after a task execution. This study assessed the effectiveness of 3D(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to describe patterns of occupational biomechanical demands in the beginning of professional life and to quantify their association with the presence and intensity of regional musculoskeletal pain. METHODS Cross-sectional data from 21-year-old participants were collected during the third wave of the EPITeen cohort study (N=1733,(More)
Functional fitness (FF) and gait ability in older populations have been associated with increased survival rates, fall prevention, and quality of life. One possible intervention for the improvement of FF is well-structured exercise programs. However, there are inconsistent findings regarding the effects of exercise interventions in the maintenance of gait(More)
BACKGROUND The current labour market is becoming more flexible and informal, with job insecurity selectively affecting young workers. However, the role of these increasing adverse psychosocial working conditions on health outcomes remains little known among newly employed workers. OBJECTIVE To estimate the associations between psychosocial work(More)
AIM Self-report questionnaires are still considered to be a useful instrument for disease screening and for epidemiological studies. Few questionnaires have been developed for the purpose of screening for knee osteoarthritis (KOA). The aim of this study was to develop a KOA screening tool that is useful for health and exercise professionals who do not have(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)
We examined the association between intergenerational educational trajectories and lower back pain (LBP) outcomes in young women and men from the general population. Participants were part of the 21 years old follow-up of the EPITeen cohort study, which was set up during the 2003/2004 school year and recruited subjects born in 1990 attending schools in(More)