Adriana Angarita-Fonseca

Adriana Angarita-Fonseca
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) | CHUM · Département d'anesthésiologie et médecine de la douleur

PT, MSc, PhD

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August 2012 - December 2015
University of Santander
Position
  • Consultant
Education
September 2015 - September 2020
University of Saskatchewan
Field of study
  • Community and Population Health Science
August 2012 - November 2014
Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile)
Field of study
  • Statistics
February 2006 - March 2010
Universidad Industrial de Santander
Field of study
  • Epidemiology

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Publications (75)
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Background: There are no Colombian studies published that assess non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) risk factors in children. Objective: To determine the factors associated with NSLBP in 73 children (19.2% girls) aged 10-12 years in one military school in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Methods: A questionnaire was used to obtain information of risk fa...
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Background: Chronic back disorders (CBD) are a global health problem and the leading cause of years lived with disability. The present study aims to examine overall and specific trends in CBD in the Canadian population aged 18 to 65 years. Methods: Data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), a cross-sectional study, from 2007 to 2014...
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Introduction: Numerous definitions of acute low back pain (aLBP) exist. The use of different definitions results in variability in reported prevalence or incidence, conflicting data regarding factors associated with the transition to chronic LBP (cLBP), and hampers comparability among studies. Objective: Here, we compare the impact of 3 aLBP def...
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Objectives Understanding gender differences in chronic pain (CP) outcome research is essential to optimal treatment delivery. This study explored the associations between gender identity, gender roles, and the number of non-life-threatening pain medication adverse effects reported as severe by people living with CP. Methods The analyses were condu...
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) minimum dataset for chronic low back pain (CLBP) was developed in response to the challenge of standardizing measurements across studies. Although reference values are critical in research on CLBP to identify individuals and communities at risk of poor outcomes such as disability, no reference values have bee...
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The authors of this study inquire about the association between handgrip strength (HGS) and the risk of falls in physically active older women. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 135 women between 50 and 90 years of age who were referred for the follow-up evaluations of HGS using dynamometry and the Tinetti scale to determine the risk of fall...
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Objectives: Understanding gender differences in chronic pain (CP) outcome research is essential to optimal treatment delivery. This study explored the associations between gender identity, gender roles, and the number of non-life-threatening pain medication adverse effects reported as severe by people living with CP. Methods: The analyses were cond...
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Background: Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001, and recreational cannabis was legalized in October 2018, which has led to a widespread increase in the accessibility of cannabis products. Aims: This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of cannabis use among adults living with chronic pain (CP) and investigate the relationship...
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Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is under-used, particularly in low-resource settings. There are few studies of barriers and facilitators to CR adherence in these settings, particularly considering multiple perspectives. In this multiple-method study, a cross-sectional survey including the Cardiac Rehabilitation Barriers Scale (each item scored on a fiv...
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Background: The knowledge of Honduran healthcare workers who deliver rehabilitation services can be enhanced by support from community-engaged academic collaborations outside the country. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate reactions and learning linked to two continuing education workshops for rehabilitation workers in northern Honduras. Met...
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Background: Less than one-third of people with epilepsy will develop drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE). Establishing the prognosis of each unique epilepsy case is an important part of evaluation and treatment.Most studies on DRE prognosis have been based on a pooled, heterogeneous group, including children, adults, and older adults, in the absence of c...
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Background The coronavirus disease 19 (covid-19) pandemic has underscored the need to expedite clinical research, which may lead investigators to shift away from measuring patient-important outcomes (PIO), limiting research applicability. We aim to investigate if randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of covid-19 pharmacological therapies include PIOs...
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Introducción: Moodle es una tecnología de información y comunicación de aprendizaje ampliamente utilizada en todo el mundo y se ha utilizado poco para fortalecer las competencias ciudadanas. Objetivo: Mejorar las competencias ciudadanas a través de una estrategia pedagógica en la plataforma Moodle en estudiantes registrados en los cursos formativos...
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Cardiac rehabilitation is supported by the highest level of scientific evidence. However, less than 25% of those eligible to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program initiate it; and of these, 50% drop out prematurely. A modified Spanish Cardiac Rehabilitation Barriers Scale (CRBS) has been translated, culturally adapted and validated in Col...
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Background: The coronavirus disease 19 (covid-19) pandemic has underscored the need to expedite clinical research, which may lead investigators to shift away from measuring patient-important outcomes (PIOs), limiting research applicability. We aim to describe the extent to which randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of covid-19 therapies will determi...
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Background: The coronavirus disease 19 (covid-19) pandemic has underscored the need to expedite clinical research, which may lead investigators to shift away from measuring patient-important outcomes (PIOs), limiting research applicability. We aim to describe the extent to which randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of covid-19 therapies will determi...
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Purpose: Determine the internal consistency and reproducibility test-retest of the Barrier Scale for Cardiac Rehabilitation (BSCR) in Colombian population. Methods: 190 patients (67% men, average age = 65 ± 12 years) completed the scale in two moments, with an average of eight days between applications. Cronbach's Alpha and Intraclass Correlation (...
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Background Rehabilitation therapies are still in the early stages of development in Honduras. At the present time there are no formal training opportunities in Honduras to support the learning needs of health professionals and healthcare workers who specialize in neurological rehabilitation. Support and development of those delivering rehabilitatio...
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Purpose: Maintenance cardiac rehabilitation (M-CR) programs aim to preserve the health benefits achieved during phase II cardiac rehabilitation (CR). The aim of this study was to establish the effects of M-CR on functional capacity, quality of life, risk factors, costs, mortality, and morbidity, among other outcomes. Methods: Scopus, ISI Web of...
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Background. Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs are effective in reducing morbidity due to coronary heart disease, promoting reintegration into the workplace, improving quality of life, and physical capacity, among others. Objective. To explore differences in the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) of those who participate or not in a Cardiac Rehabil...
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Abstract. Introduction: There is little evidence that details the behavior of each spatial-temporal variable of the running pattern using different surfaces. Objective: To compare the spatial-temporal variables of the running pattern over two surfaces in adolescent soccer players. Method: A cross-sectional study involving 18 male soccer players was...
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Introducción: el broncoespasmo inducido por el ejercicio (BIE) ocurre entre el 70 y 80 % de los asmáticos y su aparición es más frecuente al terminar una sesión de ejercicio físico, principalmente de intensidad vigorosa. Objetivo: evaluar el efecto agudo que puede tener el ejercicio físico de intensidad moderada sobre las variables espirométricas...
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Introduction: Physical exercise in the fasting state has been a controversial topic; however, some studies have shown a greater loss of body fat and better glycemic control in those who participate in aerobic training when fasting. Aim: To evaluate the glycemic response after a session of moderate or vigorous physical exercise in young women in the...
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Resumen Introducción La Escala de Barreras para la Rehabilitación Cardíaca (EBRC) fue diseñada para evaluar las barreras de participación y adherencia de pacientes a programas de rehabilitación cardíaca en el contexto de investigación canadiense. Previamente se evaluó la adaptación cultural y validación de su contenido al contexto colombiano, ante...
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En conclusión, una comunidad es una subpoblación que comparte características comunes, y la epidemiología estudia poblaciones y subpoblaciones. Por lo tanto, los epidemiólogos casi siempre estudian comunidades. Hay muchas maneras en que los epidemiólogos han usado el término "comunidad". En este editorial, mencioné algunos usos epidemiológicos del...
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Resumen Objetivo: describir las actitudes hacia el ejercicio físico y el cumplimiento de las re-comendaciones de actividad física de los profesionales de la salud pertenecientes a una Institución Prestadora de Salud (IPS) de Bucaramanga. Materiales y méto-dos: estudio descriptivo exploratorio, realizado en 33 sujetos (36,06 ± 7,77 años; 72,73% muje...
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La accesibilidad a los servicios de salud, para las personas con parálisis cerebral (PC) puede estar influenciada por factores determinantes como la capacidad de los usuarios para buscar y obtener atención, la forma de organización de los servicios que garantice la atención oportuna e integral y las relaciones que se establecen entre la población,...
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Objective: This paper aims to evaluate the perception of a university group of teachers about education as a social phenomenon. An analytical cross-sectional study was conducted with a group of university teachers in Bogota, Colombia, in October 2014. A survey was applied in order to evaluate the perception about education as a social phenomenon; t...
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Stunting is an indicator of human poverty and social develo-pment that causes high economic burden on countries. The objective of this study was to determine the association between socioeconomic factors and z score height for age (HAZ) in preschool of the Colombo-German Foundation of Floridablanca, Colombia. A cross-sectional study was conducted....
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Aim: To determine the association between gross motor function and nutritional status in children with cerebral palsy (CP) residing in an urban area in a developing country. Method: We conducted a cross-sectional study in 177 children (ages 2-12y, 59.3% male) with a diagnosis of CP who were attending rehabilitation centres in Bucaramanga, Colomb...
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Asociación entre factores socioeconómicos y el índice de masa corporal en preescolares de bajos ingresos de una institución educativa de Floridablanca, Colombia Este trabajo fue recibido el 16 de Marzo de 2015 y aceptado para ser publicado el 10 de Agosto de 2015. ABSTRACT We determined the association between socioeconomic factors and body mass in...
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Introduction: This research was based on the absence of instruments with appropriate psychometric properties, adapted for Colombia, which evaluate the barriers of access to cardiovascular rehabilitation programs. Objective: To determine the validity of content of the barriers scale for the cardiac rehabilitation in Colombian population. Methods and...
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Introducción: Los programas de rehabilitación cardiaca promueven cambios de estilo de vida y disminuyen la recurrencia de enfermedad y mortalidad en un 25%. No obstante, la tasa de asistencia a éstos varía entre el 7,5 al 29%, y cerca del 40 al 50% de los usuarios abandonan el tratamiento en forma prematura. Objetivo: describir las barreras encontr...
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Resumen Introducción: La ausencia de instrumentos con adecuadas propiedades psicométricas adaptados para Colombia, que evalúen las barreras de acceso a los programas de rehabilitación cardiovascular justifica esta investigación. Objetivo: Determinar la validez de contenido de la Escala de Barreras para la Rehabilitación Cardiaca en población colomb...
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p> Objetivo Determinar el cumplimiento de la condición de capacidad tecnológica y científica de una muestra de servicios de terapia física y respiratoria del área urbana de Floridablanca y Bucaramanga. Metodología Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, con un muestreo no probabilístico por conveniencia. La muestra la conforman cuatro instituciones pre...
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Objective: To evaluate the effects of a program of functional muscles core training targeting women with fibromyalgia. Materials and methods: A quasi-experimental type trial was conducted, before and after an intervention, for 20 days, often three days/week, 60 minutes each session. In a single group of eight women, changes in muscle strength, pain...
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To determine the characteristics of people with permanent limitations in mobility and self-care in 17 districts of the urban area of Giron, Santander 2012-2013.
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Fundamentos: Los componentes sanguíneos obtenidos con aféresis ofrecen mayor seguridad a los receptores, la verificación de la leucorreducción es un paso importante en este proceso, por tal razón se hace necesario comparar por medio de dos metodologías diferentes el conteo residual de glóbulos blancos de plaquetas obtenidas por aféresis. Diseño de...
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Objective: To identify the factors determining the underestimation of the actual weight of the children by the father and mother of preschooler users of Children's homes (CH) of the Colombian Family Welfare Institute located in the municipality of Floridablanca, Colombia. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional study was done in a random sample of...
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To describe the functional capacity of subjects who participated compared to those who did not participate in a Fitness program after undergoing coronary angioplasty.MethodologyA cross-sectional study was conducted in 19 subjects (68.4% men) with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary angioplasty between June and August 2010, who were appropri...
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The association of environmental factors and child rearing practices with body mass index z-score (BMIZ) in children residents of Children's Homes from Floridablanca, Colombia was studied. A random sample of 176 preschool children aged 3-6 years was weighed and measured, their parents or caregiver were also measured and they answered a survey. The...
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Background: The 8 foot up & go test assesses the dynamic balance and agility in elderly people. Its reproducibility has been evaluated in American population, but it is unknown whether it would work similarly in a different population like the Colombian. Objective: To evaluate the test-retest reliability and agreement level of the 8 foot up & go te...
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Objective: To determine knowledge about healthy housing in two communities within Bucaramanga. Methodology: A transversal descriptive study was made with 100 parents or caregivers of children belonging to homes of the Instituto de Bienestar Familiar from Estoraques and Girardot neighborhoods. The collected variables were sociodemographic and knowle...
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Objetivo: Establecer los factores de riesgo asociados a incontinencia urinaria en mujeres en edad fértil de 10 a 49 años del barrio Girardot, Bucaramanga 2011. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio tipo transversal, se aplicó una encuesta mediante entrevista, entre marzo y mayo de 2011, a 80 mujeres seleccionadas por conveniencia (34±11,9 años). Se es...
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Objetivo: Evaluar el efecto de tres duraciones de estiramiento estático pasivo, 15, 30 y 60 segundos (s) para aumentar el rango de movimiento de la flexión de cadera (ROM-FC). Metodología: Ensayo Clínico Controlado Aleatorizado. Nueve estudiantes mujeres (21,7 ± 4,3 años) fueron asignadas aleatoriamente a tres grupos, 15 (G15), 30 (G30) y 60 (G60)...
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El sedentarismo en la poblacion joven se convierte en un factor que predispone al deterioro de la salud, los factores de riesgo debe controlarse para disminuir el impacto en la poblacion universitaria. Objetivo: evaluar razones de prevalencia para sedentarismo y factores de riesgo en un grupo de estudiantes universitarios Metodo: se realizo un estu...
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Objective: To identify the problem of the population with disabilities (PD) belonging to the 17 communes of Bucaramanga for the construction of the lines of action of the public policy of disability (PPD) of the Municipality of Bucaramanga, 2011. Methodology: A descriptive study holding 5 workshops was developed in 17 working tables (WT) that brou...
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Objective: To assess the test-retest reliability of a questionnaire to determine nonspecific low back pain (NLBP) and its characteristics in schoolchildren aged 7 to 12 years. Metodology: An evaluation of diagnostic technologies was done in 84 schoolchildren (9.2 ± 1.6 years), 50 % girls, selected for convenience. The questionnaire was administered...
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Objective: To assess the test-retest reliability of a question-naire to determine nonspecific low back pain (NLBP) and its characteristics in schoolchildren aged 7 to 12 years. Metodology: An evaluation of diagnostic technologies was done in 84 schoolchildren (9.2 ± 1.6 years), 50 % girls, se-lected for convenience. The questionnaire was administer...
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RESUMEN Objetivo: Identificar las deficiencias posturales, retracciones musculares, acortamiento de miembros inferiores y tipo de pie en escolares de 8 a 12 años de una institución educativa pública. Metodología: Estudio transversal descriptivo realizado en 35 estudiantes (9,5 ± 0,9 años), 80% varones. La evaluación postural ortostática se rea-lizó...
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Objective: To determine the sociodemographic, neonatal history, disability status and level of gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy 2-12 years of Bucaramanga and its metropolitan area. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study with a sample of 60 participants selected for convenience. The level of gross motor function was assess...
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Background: Was to apply the 6MWT and the MBS on subjects with different types of cancer in patients Relief Foundation QALY cancer, Bucaramanga - Colombia. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was made within a period of June to December 2010. Results: The sample consisted of 40 subjects most 72.5% female, predominantly breast...
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Measuring life quality (LQ) allows establishing the general subject's perception on the health processes - disease, the treatment started and the perception on health.Objective: To measure LQ in subjects with different cancer types in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia. Method: A non-experimental descriptive study was carried out in the foundation f...
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Objectives: to determine the association between the social participation of the children with disabilities and the satisfaction of their parents with it. Methods: cross-sectional study conducted in eighty 5 to 13 years-old children (9±2.7 years) with disabilities, who lived in the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga and conveniently selected. The lif...
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Introducción: La Clasificación Internacional del Funcionamiento (CIF) ha definido la discapacidad como un término que incluye deficiencias, limitaciones en la actividad y restricciones en la participación. Objetivo: Establecer la validez facial del instrumento de medición de hábitos de vida (MHAVIDA), que evalúa la participación social en niños y n...
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Objective: To estimate the inter-rater reliability of the Body Alignment Systematic Observation Form (BASOF) applied to young adults in a private university in Bucaramanga (Colombia). Methodology: A study of diagnostic tests was performed in a sample of 123 college students, aged 18 to 29, who met the inclusion criteria. Three examiners (an expert...
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Introduction: The association between knowledge and attitudes before the onset of smoking during college life in college students was determined. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional study carried out through self-report survey in a sample of 433 students randomly selected between April and May 2010. Simple and multiple Poisson regression anal...
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Nowadays the diagnosis of twin pregnancy confers to the binomial mother and son specific characteristics that make them into a high risk population for pathologies that compromise the wellbeing of the fetus such as: prematurity, uterine overdistention, premature rupture of membranes and intrauterine growth restriction, congenital malformations, tro...
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Objective: To determine the prevalence and characterize the condition of disabled people in the municipality Los Santos, Santander in 2010 and 2011. Materials and methods: A descriptive study was conducted using the tool of record “Survey of Persons with Disabilities and its attendant”. Physiotherapy and bacteriology students from University of San...
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La demanda de sangre hace que la donación sea una actividad constante, por lo cual, conocer la motivación para realizarla, se convierte en determinante para la formulación de estrategias que aumenten los donantes y fortalezcan los programas de la donación. El objetivo de este estudio fue establecer los principales motivos para la donación voluntari...
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Objective: to assess the test-retest reliability and level of agreement between measures of the 30 second (30-s) Arm Curl and 30-s Chair Stand test in a sample of older adults from Bucaramanga. Materials and methods: a study of evaluation of diagnostic technology was done. Both tests were administered by the same evaluator to 111 adults older than...
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Introduction: the voluntary donation of blood is a challenge for blood banks; it is intended for blood donations to be increased, once the preconceptions in the process become known. Objective: establish the main social preconceptions related to the voluntary donation of blood. Methods: a descriptive transversal study of a sample of 100 adults. Th...
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We present the reality in health and education of disabled persons (DP) from Los Santos, Santander in 2010 and 2011. A descriptive and sectional study was done with the instrument "Survey of Persons with Disabilities and its caregiver" by Interview which was performed by 17 last year students of Physiotherapy and Bacteriology previously trained. In...
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La evaluación de la postura bípeda es de amplio interés para el fisioterapeuta, ya que a partir de ésta es posible identificar alteraciones posturales que permiten orientar las intervenciones hacia el mantenimiento o restablecimiento de la salud musculoesquelética; por lo tanto, resulta fundamental que las propiedades psicométricas de los instrumen...
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ResumenObjetivo: Evaluar la reproducibilidad y el nivel de acuerdo del tiempo en posición sedente evaluado con el IPAQ y el GPAQ. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio de evaluación de tecnologías diagnósticas. Los cuestionarios IPAQ y GPAQ fueron administrados por dos encuestadores a 92 adultos (42.2 ± 13.9 años), en dos oportunidades con un intervalo de...
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El objetivo del presente estudio fue describir la fuerza de agarre en una muestra de trabajadores sanos de Manizales y evaluar posibles asociaciones con la edad, el género, la ocupación y la dominancia. Participaron 199 trabajadores sanos (39,8 ± 11,5 años), 53,8% de género femenino. La fuerza se midió por triplicado con un dinamómetro Jamar, el lo...