Fátima Aparecida Caromano

Fátima Aparecida Caromano
University of São Paulo | USP · Faculty of Medicine (FM)

PhD - Experimental Psychology - University of São Paulo

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July 1986 - present
University of São Paulo
Position
  • Professora Doutora
Education
December 1995 - December 1999
University of São Paulo
Field of study
  • Experimental Psychology
December 1985 - December 1989
Federal University of São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
Field of study
  • Special Educaion
March 1979 - August 1983
Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil
Field of study
  • Physiotherapy

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Publications (173)
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Estudos têm demonstrado que exercícios realizados em meio aquático produzem benefícios diversos para mulheres. Esta pesquisa objetivou avaliar a percepção subjetiva de saúde, mobilidade e humor de mulheres quinquagenárias saudáveis e sedentárias em decorrência de participação em programa de caminhada em imersão. Participaram 59 mulheres entre 50 e...
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Estudo de caracterização da força e da função muscular nas disferlinopatias para estabelecer biomarcadores de habilidades motoras com amostra de 40 pacientes, tendo sido avaliados força muscular (Medical Research Council - MRC), percentual de MRC, tempo de execução para deambular e escores nas Escalas de Vignos, Egen Klassifikation, Avaliação Funci...
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BACKGROUND: The progressive weakness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) interferes with performance. This study investigated the sensitivity to change and the responsiveness of sitting and standing from the ground in patients with DMD. AIM: The aim was to assess the sensitivity to change and the responsiveness of lowering to/ rising from the grou...
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CONTEXTUALIZATION: the decrease in pulmonary function in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) contributes to a significant morbidity due to the progressive weakness of the respiratory muscles. The characterization of respiratory function of this population is well-described worldwide, using pulmonary function tests with specific instrument...
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Introduction: Muscular dystrophies (MD) cause muscle weakness, affecting motor and respiratory functions. Aquatic activities maintain strength and ventilatory function and may require immersion expiration control. Objectives: (1) To describe the evolution of timed immersion expiration in patients with MD in one-year follow-up. (2) to describe mo...
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Objective: To investigate the motor and functional impairments of 10 female patients with dystrophinopathy diagnosed with clinical, pathological, genetic and immunohistochemical studies. Methods: A descriptive study of a sample of symptomatic female carriers of DMD mutations. The studied variables were muscular strength and functional performance....
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Objective: To evaluate the additional effects of on balance an aquatic muscle strengthening and flexibility training program in healthy sedentary lifestyle elderly women. Method: This controlled clinical trial included 56 healthy sedentary women, aged from 65 to 70 years, divided into two groups. The aquatic group (AG) underwent aquatic training...
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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is genetic and progressive, caused by large bi-allelic deletions in the SMN1 gene, or the association of a large deletion and a null variant. Objective: To evaluate the evidence about cognitive outcomes in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Methods: Searches on the PUBMED/Medline, Web of Knowledge and Scielo databases...
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Objetivo O I Congresso Brasileiro de Investigação e Reabilitação Neurológica e o IV Simpósio Brasileiro de Investigação de Doenças Neuromusculares têm como objetivo apresentar trabalhos inovadores com relação Atualizações e perspectivas nas doenças neurológicas, sobre investigação, tratamento clínico e reabilitação. Prefácio As doenças neuromuscula...
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Background and Objectives: Language-induced grip force modulation (LGFM) can be used to better understand the link between language and motor functions as an expression of embodied language. However, the contribution of each brain hemisphere to LGFM is still unclear. Using six different action verbs as stimuli, this study evaluated the grip force m...
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RESUMO Este trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar as posturas induzidas por dois sistemas diferentes de cadeira-mesa e analisar seus efeitos na função pulmonar. Trata-se de estudo transversal, descritivo, do tipo sujeito único e intrasséries (A-B, B-A), com coleta em dias consecutivos. Participaram da pesquisa 15 voluntárias e foram utilizados d...
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Background and objectives: The language-induced grip force modulation (GFM) can be used to better understand the link between the language and motor functions as an expression of the embodied language. However, the contribution of each brain hemisphere to the language-induced GFM is still unclear. Using six different action verbs as stimuli, this s...
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There is a need to support individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to achieve optimal functionality in everyday life and with meaningful tasks and activities, throughout stages of the disease progression. Thus, technological developments have created an exciting opportunity for the use of affordable virtual reality (VR) systems with diff...
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RESUMO Avaliou-se o efeito de demonstrações e instruções usando filme como complemento no processo de ensino-aprendizagem de habilidades técnicas de massagem miofascial (MM). Trata-se de um estudo experimental, duplo-cego com a participação de uma fisioterapeuta professora e 60 fisioterapeutas que realizaram o curso de MM (cegos ao objetivo do estu...
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INTRODUCTION: Bethlem myopathy (BM) and Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (DMCU) result from a mutation in collagen type VI. OBJECTIVE: Describe the functionality of BM and UMCD subjects, at the Center for Human Genome Studies. METHODS: It was researched functional skills in both cases, with muscle strength and shortening evaluation. RESULTS: M...
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Aim: To determine the responsiveness of functional gait assessment of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Method: A total of 160 films of 32 children (mean age: 9.5 ± 2.7) with DMD were scored by the gait domain of the Functional Evaluation Scale - DMD. Children were recorded every 3 months for 1 year (0, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months). Re...
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A utilização da massagem como recurso terapêutico é descrita desde os primórdios da nossa civilização. Ela produz efeitos sobre os sistemas nervoso, mioarticular e cardiopulmonar. O fisioterapeuta detém, entre outros, os conhecimentos referentes à fundamentação e às técnicas de massagem. Classicamente a massagem vem sendo prescrita aos adultos como...
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health problem with high mortality and socioeconomic repercussions. We aimed to investigate the influence of TBI severity on the length of mechanical ventilation (MV) stay and length of hospital stay and on the prevalence of tracheostomy, pneumonia, neurosurgery and death. This retrospective, observational s...
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Este estudo objetivou aplicar um programa educacional e intervencional de fisioterapia visando melhorias na qualidade de vida de funcionários administrativos. Participou do estudo um grupo de 13 funcionários, avaliados pelo questionário SF-36, pelo o índice de incapacidade de Oswestry e pelo acompanhamento do desempenho durante as atividades física...
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Manual action verbs modulate the right-hand grip force in right-handed subjects. However, to our knowledge, no studies demonstrate the ability to accomplish this modulation during bimanual tasks nor describe their effect on left-hand behavior in unimanual and bimanual tasks. Using load cells and word playlists, we evaluated the occurrence of grip f...
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Background: The Jebsen-Taylor Test evaluates upper limb function by measuring timed performance on everyday activities. The test is used to assess and monitor the progression of patients with Parkinson disease, cerebral palsy, stroke and brain injury. Objectives: To analyze the reliability, internal consistency and validity of the Jebsen-Taylor...
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Objective: To investigate if middle-aged and older adults with a higher education would differ from those with an average education in cognitive-motor tasks involving lower limb function. Methods: A walking version of the Trail Making Test (Walking Executive Function Task, [WEFT]) was used. Eighty volunteers (40: 50-65 years; 40: 66-80 years) we...
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RESUMO Diadococinesia é a capacidade de executar movimentos rápidos, repetidos e alternados. Testes de diadococinesia podem avaliar tanto a fala quanto os membros superiores. O objetivo primário foi apresentar um protocolo interdisciplinar de avaliação da diadococinesia. Os objetivos secundários foram comparar o desempenho com os diferentes fonemas...
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We compared the timed performance and compensatory movements of 32 boys (mean age = 10.0 years) with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and 38 healthy boys (mean age = 9.2 years) on 10 -m walking and four-step stair work (climbing and descending). Dependent measures were digital scores on the Functional Evaluation Scale for DMD obtained by watching...
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Objective To determine how often sitting/rising from a chair should be assessed in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients to avoid redundant/missing data. Methods Sitting/rising from a chair was evaluated in 26 DMD children (5-12 yrs), in three-month intervals, over twelve months, with the Functional Evaluation Scale (domain sitting/rising fro...
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Objective To investigate the impact of epidemiological and clinical factors on the benefit of riluzole in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Methods The survival rate of 578 patients with ALS (1999-2011) was analyzed by descriptive statistics and Kaplan-Meier curves. Considering the median of the sample survival time (19 months), p...
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Background: In individuals severely affected with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), virtual reality has recently been used as a tool to enhance community interaction. Smartphones offer the exciting potential to improve communication, access, and participation, and present the unique opportunity to directly deliver functionality to people with dis...
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This study aimed to investigate possible asymmetries and relationships between performance of dominant and non-dominant upper limbs (UL) in patients with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies (DMD/BMD), to compare UL performance of patients and healthy subjects and to investigate the relationship between timed performance of UL and age, motor fu...
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This study aimed to investigate the performance on pair-matching tasks in children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I (SMA-I) and the relationship between this performance and motor function, functional independence and quality of life. SMA-I (n = 12; 6.0 ± 2.3 yrs; 9 boys, 3 girls) and control sex-, age-matched children (n = 12; 6.2 ± 2.6 yrs) pe...
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Background Aggressive behaviors must be addressed in elementary schools. Massage and storytelling can be strategies to deal with aggression because both involve experience exchange and social interaction. Both can decrease stress and anxiety and increase self-esteem. Objective To evaluate the effect of two interventions (massage and storytelling)...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between Performance of Upper Limb (PUL) and Jebsen–Taylor Test (JTT) to assess and monitor upper limb function progression in patients with muscular dystrophy. Thirty patients diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, myotonic dyst...
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Introdução: A síndrome de Down (SD) é uma alteração cromossômica relacionada a uma deficiência mental que apresenta entre outras características hipotonia muscular, pequeno tamanho de mãos e dedos e atraso na motricidade global. A mão humana possui características e habilidades únicas que são importantes para o desenvolvimento e para a independênci...
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Purpose: To evaluate the methods and major outcomes of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with virtual reality (VR) therapy in randomized controlled trials. Method: A systematic review was performed following PRISMA guidelines using PubMed, PubMed Central, Web of Science and CAPES periodic databases, with no time restriction. T...
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Objective To investigate the relationship between DMD and pain. Methods We conducted a systematic review in Medline/PubMed and BVS (virtual library in health) databases. We searched for articles that showed the terms “Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne” and “Pain” in all fields. All studies included boys diagnosed with DMD and the occurrence/amount of p...
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Introduction: These changes are the main causes of defi cits in perceptual-motor skills responsible for motor skill acquisition and performance of functional activities. AIMS: The current study aimed at verifying the quantitative performance of people with DS in undertaking a computer task to compare the performances of typical development (TD). Me...
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Objective To evaluate how Swedish massage affects the level of anxiety and vital signs of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. Methods Quasi-experimental study. Inclusion criteria: ICU patients, 18–50 years old, cooperative, respiratory and hemodynamic stable, not under invasive mechanical ventilation. Exclusion criteria: allergic to massage oil, v...
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Objective: To investigate the relationship between muscle strength and motor function and between these variables and age. Method: Muscle strength was measured by Medical Research Council (MRC) scale and motor function, by Motor Function Measure (MFM), in 40 non-ambulatory patients. Spearman tests investigated the relationships between muscle st...
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Objective:: To determine the responsiveness of the domain climbing up and going down stairs of the Functional Evaluation Scale for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (FES-DMD-D3) in a one-year follow-up study. Method:: The study included 26 patients with DMD. Effect Size (ES) and Standardized Response Mean (SRM) described the scale's responsiveness. R...
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Objective: To present the results of an orientation program for elderly drivers which emphasized practices of self-care. The secondary objective was to describe the personal difficulties and environmental challenges identified by participants when driving a vehicle. Method: An intervention study of elderly drivers was performed. It included individ...
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Children with Down syndrome (DS) have neuro-sensorimotor disorders that limit their functionality and social participation. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between functional performance of children with DS and the perception of social support, quality of life and socioeconomic status of their caregivers. To develop the pro...
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The evolution of man promoted the adoption of the sitting position for prolonged periods, inducing biomechanical and physiological changes in the body. In an educational setting, adopting this posture can induce musculoskeletal disorders and physical discomfort associated or not with learning. Objective: To quantify and characterize prolonged sitti...
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A evolução do homem promoveu adoção da postura sentada por períodos prolongados, induzindo alterações biomecânicas e fisiológicas no corpo. No ensino, a adoção desta postura pode induzir distúrbios musculoesqueléticos e desconforto físico, associado ou não com aprendizagem. Objetivo:Quantificar e caracterizar o tempo de permanência na postura senta...
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Objective Hand sensory tests do not consider distinct physiological receptors, nor detect normal range variations concerning developmental or pathological changes. We developed an instrument with a set of tests with timing and scoring for assessing haptic perception, which is the interaction between sensory and motor systems, in surfaces exploratio...
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Objectives: To estimate the impact of a sensory-motor- cognitive task on postural balance, in Parkinson disease patients (Hoehn and Yahr 2-3) and to investigate possible relationships between posturography and functional balance clinical scales. Method: Parkinson disease patients (n = 40) and healthy controls (n = 27) were evaluated with fluency te...
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Objective: To evaluate effects of the isostretching exercise training on flexibility and muscle strength. Method: Thirty-one healthy subjects (27 women), aged between 18 and 28 years, divided into two groups: Group A, isostretching, which has undergone a program of exercises based on the isostretching technique, and Group B, standard, which was sub...
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The treatment for patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is multidisciplinary. It is necessary to understand the effects of activities performed on dry ground as well as waterimmersed to allow the development of intervention protocols. Objective: To compare the motor function of children with DMD in physiotherapy carried out on the ground...
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Resumo O profissional fisioterapeuta, durante sua formação, precisa ser ensinado a dominar competências e habilidades motoras para, posteriormente, ensiná-las considerando diferentes contextos e necessidades dos pacientes. A formação de um profissional com demandas tão complexas exige professores preparados para tal. Num momento onde novas tecnolo-...