Donald Sison Lipardo

Donald Sison Lipardo
University of Santo Tomas | UST · College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
He is an Associate Professor from the University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences (UST-CRS), Manila, Philippines. He obtained his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from UST Graduate School in collaboration with the University of South Australia. He finished his Ph.D. degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he was a research scholar. His research interests include geriatric rehabilitation, neurological physical therapy, and education. email:dslipardo@ust.edu.
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June 2001 - present
University of Santo Tomas
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Faculty, Academician and Researcher
Education
August 2015 - July 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Field of study
  • Rehabilitation Science; Geriatric Rehabilitation

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Publications (19)
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Aim: Arnis is the national martial art of the Philippines. Similar to Tai Chi, a martial art with established therapeutic effects, it can improve the balance control of older adults. However, there has been no study conducted to prove this. This study aimed to design and evaluate an Arnis-based exercise program to improve the static and dynamic bal...
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Aim: Older adults have varying outcome expectations on why they exercise. The Multidimensional Outcomes Expectation for Exercise Scale (MOEES) is used to measure this; however, it has not been cross-culturally adapted yet in the Filipino setting. Therefore, this study aimed to translate and cross-culturally adapt the MOEES into Filipino and establi...
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Background: With the increase of life expectancy, the number of nursing homes accommodating institution-based older adults has also increased. It is important to determine the link between functional decline and cognition among elderlies to assist health care professionals in providing the necessary care to ameliorate the living conditions of elder...
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Introduction: Martial arts, other than Tai chi, are now being integrated into exercise programs to improve the balance control of older adults. This scoping review aims to describe the extent, range, and nature of available literature on martial arts use to improve balance control in older adults. Methods and Analysis: This scoping review will adhe...
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Background The psychological well-being of university students is an important factor in successfully coping with the demands of academic life. This study aimed to assess the impact of a peer-led intervention of mental health promotion combined with coping-strategy-based group workshops on mental health awareness and help-seeking behavior among uni...
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Objective The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of combined physical and cognitive training on fall rate and risks of falling in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Design The design of this study was an assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Setting The setting for this study is the community from Manila, Philippin...
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Background: Increased falls rate in older adults may be due to a declining level of physical activity. However, there is currently no local assessment tool to assess the physical activity of older adults in the Philippines. Purpose: The objectives of the study were to: (1) translate the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) in Filipino (PA...
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Purpose: The Falls Efficacy Scale – International is universally used in assessing the level of concern about falling in older adults. The objectives of this study were to conduct a cross-cultural adaptation and to establish psychometric properties of Falls Efficacy Scale – International in Filipino (FES-I F). Methods: The standardized 10-step tran...
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Background: The presence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older adults increases their fall risk. While physical exercise is effective in reducing falls rate and risk of falls, and cognitive training in improving cognitive functioning in healthy older adults, their effectiveness in preventing falls and reducing risks of falls in MCI when admi...
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Objective To evaluate the effect of exercise and cognitive training on falls reduction and on factors known to be associated with falls among community-dwelling older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Data sources Seven databases (PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, ProQuest, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, and Digital...
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Background: Increased incidence of falls among older adults may be due to decreasing physical activity. However, there is currently no assessment tool available in the Philippines that will assess specifically the physical activity of older Filipino adults. Purpose: This study aims to (1) translate the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PAS...
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Background and Objectives: Cancer Rehabilitation is currently not a common area of practice for Filipino Physical Therapists (PT). The study aims to obtain the perspectives of Filipino PTs about the present state of cancer rehabilitation in the country, particularly: (1) to know if there are existing protocols in cancer care; (2) to identify the ro...
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Introduction Many researches have been written about the biomechanics of sit-to-stand. These involve kinematic and kinetic assessment of STS using biomechanical analysis and measuring ground reaction force. Observational analysis of STS has been included in some evaluation tools such as the Motor Assessment Scale (MAS), Timed Up and Go Test and Fun...
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Objective: To determine the 12-month prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) among professional physical therapists (PTs) working in UST-CRS affiliated centers, their severity, associated factors and the PT’s responses to injury. Methods: A 4-page self-administered questionnaire was used to gather demographic data, job-factor su...
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Background: With the growing acceptance of web-enhanced courses, the Physical Therapy Department of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, implemented the e-Learning Access Program (e-LeAP) of University of Santo Tomas (UST) on some major courses. Objective: To determine the acceptance and attitudes of students on web-enhancing their courses inclu...
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Objective: Gait training is an integral component of rehabilitation programs that aims to help patients with stroke gain their ability to walk again. But the decision when to initiate gait training post-stroke may vary from one clinician to another. This study was done to identify the factors physical therapists consider before starting gait traini...
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Background and Purpose: Musculoskeletal discomfort and low back pain could arise from the mismatch between the school furniture and the body dimensions of the children. Lack of normative anthropometric measurements of Filipino children serving as basis for chair construction could be the reason for this problem. This study aims to obtain sample ant...

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