Joseph Henry Leonard

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OBJECTIVES A cross-sectional study was conducted to measure the prevalence of work-related injuries among physiotherapists in Malaysia and to explore the influence of factors such as gender, body mass index, years of work experience and clinical placement areas on the occurrence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS Self-administered(More)
OBJECTIVES Work related musculoskeletal disorders represent a serious public health problem as it is a leading cause for disability and absenteeism in workers. The main purpose of the present quasi-experimental study was to compare the muscle activity of the upper trapezius in subjects with neck pain and compare it to those of normal subjects. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVE The main objective of the study was to investigate postural control impairment in athletes with history of ankle injury by using Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and to compare with the controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a case-control study that compared postural control among subjects with history of ankle injury with the matched(More)
OBJECTIVE Non-adherence is a serious issue among the participants in pulmonary rehabilitation program (PRP). Till date, no clinical tool is available to screen participants who will show poor adherence towards PRP. This study aimed to develop and validate a tool called "Adherence to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Questionnaire (APRQ)", a self-administered(More)
Document holder is used as a remedy to address occupational neck pain among computer users. An understanding on the effects of the document holder along with other work related risk factors while working in computer workstation requires attention. A comprehensive knowledge on the optimal location of the document holder in computer use and associated work(More)
The relationship between urinary pH and acid excretion; the influence of urine flow rate. A. (1957) Effect of high water intake on kidneys' ability to concentrate urine. Effect of alterations in blood pH on distribution of ammonia from blood to cerebrospinal fluid in patients in hepatic coma. IN recent years it has become clear that the use of carbenoxolone(More)
OBJECTIVE Lumbo-pelvic core stabilization training (LPST) is one of the therapeutic exercises common in practice for rehabilitation of patients with chronic low back pain. This study was carried out to examine the therapeutic effects of LPST on the muscle thickness of transversus abdominis (TrA) at rest and during contraction among patients with chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to define mental health status of palm plantation farmers in Muar, Johor, Malaysia. MATERIALS AND METHODS 47 male farmers volunteered to join this study from three rural districts in southern Malaysia. Anthropometric measurements, demographic data including smoking habits and the short form of the(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of literature on validated outcome measurement tools for evaluation of neck pain and related disability in the Asian context. AIM The main aim of the present study was to design a new tool called neck pain functional limitation scale (NPFLS) for measuring disability related to neck pain and observe its reliability, concurrent(More)