Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa

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QUESTIONS What is the incidence of running-related injuries (RRIs) in recreational runners? Which personal and training characteristics predict RRIs in recreational runners? DESIGN Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS A total of 200 recreational runners answered a fortnightly online survey containing questions about their running routine, races, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the pattern of injuries and illnesses sustained during the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, hosted by Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August 2016. METHODS We recorded the daily incidence of athlete injuries and illnesses (1) through the reporting of all National Olympic Committee (NOC) medical teams and (2) in the polyclinic and medical(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic low back pain is a common condition. A new intervention that is popular in sports has been used in patients with low back pain. This technique is based on the use of elastic tapes that are fixed on the skin of patients using different tensions and is named Kinesio Taping Method. Although this intervention has been widely used, to date(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic pain is a common problem that is associated with mood disorders such as depression. The Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scales (DASS-21) questionnaire is commonly used to help measure disordered mood. In this study, we used Rasch analysis to analyze the clinimetric properties of the DASS-21 in a chronic low back pain sample. STUDY DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether the methodological quality is influenced by language of publication in reports of randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials of physiotherapy interventions. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Bibliometric and methodological quality data from all reports of trials indexed on the Physiotherapy Evidence Database(More)
INTRODUCTION Meta-epidemiological studies examining the influence of methodological characteristics, such as allocation concealment and intention-to-treat analysis have been performed in a large number of healthcare areas. However, there are no studies investigating these characteristics in physical therapy interventions for patients with low back pain. The(More)
BACKGROUND Kinesio taping is a commonly used intervention for patients with chronic low back pain. However, the medium term effects of kinesio taping in these patients are unknown. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of kinesio taping in patients with chronic low back pain after 6 months from randomization. METHODS This was a randomized(More)
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