Jose A. Moral-Munoz

Jose A. Moral-Munoz
Universidad de Cádiz | UCA · Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy

PhD

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108 Research Items
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Introduction
Jose A. Moral-Munoz was born in Baena, Córdoba, Spain, in 1988. He received the B.Sc. in Physiotherapy (2009), B. Sc. in Library Science (2011), M. Sc. in Scientific Information and Communication (2012), and Ph.D. in Clinical Medicine and Public Health (2016) degrees from the University of Granada, Granada, Spain. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy with the Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain. Furthermore, his main research interests are: telemedicine, eHealth, telerehabilitation, sports physiotherapy, bibliometrics, scientometrics, and science mapping analysis.
Additional affiliations
June 2018 - July 2018
Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
Position
  • Visiting Post PhD
October 2015 - present
Universidad de Cádiz
Position
  • Lecturer
April 2015 - July 2015
Ulster University
Position
  • Visiting PhD Student
Education
March 2013 - May 2016
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Clinical Medicine and Public Health
September 2011 - July 2012
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Information and Scientific Communication
September 2009 - July 2011
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Information Science

Publications

Publications (118)
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The objective of this study was to determine the level of agreement between face-to-face hamstring flexibility measurements and free software video analysis in adolescents. Reduced hamstring flexibility is common in adolescents (75% of boys and 35% of girls aged 10). The length of the hamstring muscle has an important role in both the effectiveness...
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Low back pain is the most prevalent musculoskeletal condition. This disorder constitutes one of the most common causes of disability worldwide, and as a result, it has a severe socioeconomic impact. Endurance tests are normally considered in low back pain rehabilitation practice to assess the muscle status. However, traditional procedures to evalua...
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Breast cancer is the most common tumor in western women and statistically 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer over their lifetime. Once overcome it, the stage of rehabilitation that the patient should follow is critical to recover from the su�ered illness. In this paper, a system composed of 3 applications, one for smartwatches, one for sma...
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Background: Chronic pain is a major health issue requiring an approach that not only considers medication, but also many other factors included in the Bio-Psycho-Social model of pain. New technologies, such as mobile applications, are tools to address these factors, although in many cases they lack proven quality or are not based on scientific evi...
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Body balance disorders are related to different injuries that contribute to a wide range of healthcare issues. The social and financial cost of these conditions is really important. Therefore, the quickly and reliably body balance assessment contribute to the prevention and ensure a better clinical intervention. Moreover, the use of smartphone appl...
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The use of virtual worlds in health-related education is increasingly popular, but an overview of their use in physiotherapy education is still needed. The aim of this review was to analyse the use of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) compared to traditional methods for teaching physiotherapy. A systematic review was performed up to October 202...
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Introduction The knowledge of COVID-19 and the recommended preventive measures for controlling the disease have been widely studied in the general population, but little is known about whether the University workers as educators and transmitters of knowledge have appropriate knowledge and take preventive measures for COVID-19. This study aims to an...
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This study aims to analyze the effects of Dry Needling (DN) for the release of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the triceps surae muscles (TSM). A systematic review was performed up to February 2022 in PubMed, PEDro, Scopus, CENTRAL, and Web of Science. Selection criteria were studies involving subjects older than 18 years presenting MTrPs in t...
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Scientific activity has become increasingly complex in recent years. The need for international research collaboration has thus become a common pattern in science. In this current landscape, countries face the problem of maintaining their competitiveness while cooperating with other countries to achieve relevant research outputs. In this internatio...
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Translational medicine is an important area of biomedicine, and has significantly facilitated the development of biomedical research. Despite its relevance, there is no consensus on how to evaluate its progress and impact. A systematic review was carried out to identify all the methods to evaluate translational research. Seven methods were found ac...
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The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials was to analyze the effectiveness of exergaming on motor outcomes compared with control in patients with Down syndrome. The systematic review was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The se...
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Objectives: The aim of this study is to improve our knowledge of cognitive function in individuals with type 1 (T1DM) or type 2 (T2DM) diabetes mellitus and with peripheral diabetic neuropathy (DPN). Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed of publications included in PubMed, Scopus, PsycInfo and Web of Science databases unti...
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Aim To evaluate the effectiveness of PainReApp, an mHealth system, based on physical exercise recommendations for patients with chronic pain (low back pain, fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathic pain) based on pain intensity, quality of life, anxiety and/or depression, and sleep quality. Design Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Methods...
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Background: Tissue engineering (TE) constitutes a multidisciplinary field aiming to construct artificial tissues to regenerate end-stage organs. Its development has taken place since the last decade of the 20th century, entailing a clinical revolution. TE research groups have worked and shared relevant information in the mass media era. Thus, it wo...
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Introduction: The lack of adherence is frequent in chronic pain (CP) patients and the influence of psychological factors may play a relevant role. The aim of this study was to analyze the psychological factors related to the adherence to analgesic treatment in patients with CP.
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The international collaboration has become usual in the research activity. Moreover, international collaboration tends to lead papers to have higher citations than papers with national collaboration. This fact has been previously studied finding a difference of impact in several areas. However, some reasons that could influence this difference of i...
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This study aims to explore the psychological impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related lockdown in university workers, and to analyse the factors related to their levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. A cross-sectional study was conducted between 8–22 April 2020, 3.5 weeks after the COVID-19-related lockdown in Spain. We collected s...
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Introduction Haemophilic arthropathy presents with different important clinical disorders, such as joint disease, pain, decreased range of motion, and functional alterations that can produce limitations in functionality and mobility. The physical exercise adapted to patients with haemophilia can be an adequate therapeutic strategy, having a positiv...
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In recent years, the effect of motor imagery (MI) on functional recovery of patients with neurological pathologies such as stroke has been proved. Given the high prevalence of multiple sclerosis and the motor deficits that these patients present, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of MI in this pathology. A search was carried ou...
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Dry needling (DN) is an emerging technique commonly used in neurological and musculoskeletal pain conditions, but there have been no previous studies in patients with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). This trial aims to assess the efficacy of deep DN, compared with sham placebo DN, on gait performance, spasticity level, pain, electromyographic activity, r...
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Background Occupational stress is considered an ongoing epidemic. An inadequate response to a stressful situation can trigger burnout syndrome. In this way, the assistant services (health and teaching) often reach higher levels of burnout. The present study aimed to measure the level of occupational stress and burnout in physiotherapists in the pro...
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Background: Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) usually present different motor impairments including a deterioration of upper limb motor function (UL-MF), causing an important limitation in the performance of activities of daily living, and a loss of quality of life. Virtual reality (VR) is using in neurological rehabilitation for the assessmen...
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Purpose: To estimate the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed chronic low back pain (CLBP-D and CLBP-UD respectively) in the general adult population in Spain and to compare the characteristics of these two groups with subjects without CLBP symptoms (No-CLBP). To establish CLBP-D patient subgroups according to their selfperceived health status,...
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BACKGROUND Tissue engineering (TE) constitutes a multidisciplinary field aiming to construct artificial tissues to regenerate end-staged organs. Its development has taken placed since the last decade of the 20th century, entailing a clinical revolution. In this sense, TE research groups have worked and shared relevant information in the mass media...
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BACKGROUND Tissue engineering (TE) constitutes a multidisciplinary field aiming to construct artificial tissues to regenerate end-staged organs. Its development has taken placed since the last decade of the 20th century, entailing a clinical revolution. In this sense, TE research groups have worked and shared relevant information in the mass media...
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Background Tissue engineering (TE) constitutes a multidisciplinary field aiming to construct artificial tissues to regenerate end-stage organs. Its development has taken place since the last decade of the 20th century, entailing a clinical revolution. TE research groups have worked and shared relevant information in the mass media era. Thus, it wou...
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Background Gait disturbance is one of the most common impairments in multiple sclerosis (MS). Combined with conventional physiotherapy (CP), dance as a therapeutic intervention has shown its functional benefits in other neurological diseases, such as Parkinson disease. Goals To determine gait dysfunction in a patient, to implement and carry out a...
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En este trabajo se presenta un análisis bibliométrico del contenido científico de la Revista Española de Documentación Científica durante el periodo 2008-2018, usando como metodología el análisis de rendimiento y los mapas de la ciencia. En los resultados se muestran, por un lado, algunos de los indicadores bibliométricos de rendimiento básicos, co...
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Virtual reality (VR) is an emerging tool used in the neurological rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), focused on recovering balance, mobility, and motor function, among other functional outcomes. The main objective of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of VR systems to recover balance in patients with SCI. The literat...
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Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a permanent disorder of the posture and movement, which can result in impairments of gross motor function, among others. Hippotherapy is an emerging intervention to aid motor recovery in patients with neurological disorders, providing a precise, smooth, rhythmic, and repetitive pattern of movement to the rider. The main objec...
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Due to high prevalence of spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and functional limitations that pain and gait alterations cause, is necessary to investigate possible benefits of Dry Needling (DN) in this pathology. A case study of a 35 years old Secondary Progressive MS woman with 6,5 points on Expanded Disability Status Scale by performing deep DN...
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Objective: To evaluate the current evidence on the effectiveness of simultaneous combination of mirror therapy and electrical stimulation in the recovery of upper limb motor function after stroke, compared with conventional therapy, mirror therapy or electrical stimulation isolated. Data sources: Articles published in PubMed, Web of Science, Scop...
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Objective: To summarise the available evidence about the effectiveness of deep dry needling (DN) on spasticity, pain-related outcomes, and range-of-movement (ROM) in adults after stroke. Design: A computer search of Web of Science, Scopus, Medline, Cochrane Library, Cinahl, and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) was conducted. A hand search of...
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BACKGROUND Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) usually present with different motor impairments, including a deterioration of upper limb motor function (ULMF), that limit their performance of activities of daily living and reduce their quality of life. Virtual reality (VR) is being used in neurological rehabilitation for the assessment and treat...
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During the last XX century, several changes were applied to traditional educational methods, positioning the student as a central actor in the learning process. One of the pedagogical theories developed was the Threshold Concepts (TC) educational framework, based on education as a space of uncertainty, where the student needs to learn a certain con...
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Resumen Introducción La artropatía hemofílica (AH) cursa con diferentes manifestaciones clínicas importantes, como son las hemorragias articulares, el dolor, la disminución de la amplitud del movimiento y las alteraciones funcionales que pueden causar secuelas en la funcionalidad y movilidad. El ejercicio físico adaptado a los pacientes con hemofi...
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Resumen Introducción Una de las alteraciones más comunes en la esclerosis múltiple (EM) es la disfunción de la marcha. Además de la fisioterapia convencional (FC), la danza como intervención terapéutica ha demostrado sus beneficios funcionales en otras enfermedades neurológicas como la enfermedad de Parkinson. Objetivos Analizar las alteraciones...
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Parkinson's disease (PD) represents the second most common neurodegenerative disease. Currently, conventional physical therapy is complemented by additional physical interventions with recreational components, improving different motor conditions in people with PD. This review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of additional physical interventions...
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Introduction Pusher syndrome is characterised by the patient pushing towards the hemiparetic side with the contralateral side, in a sitting position, standing and during movement, surpassing the gravitational mean line, which produces inappropriate adjustment and postural control. Objective To determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment...
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The development of innovative solutions that allow the aging population to remain 1 healthier and independent longer is essential to alleviate the burden that this increasing segment of the 2 population supposes for the long term sustainability of the public health systems. It has been claimed 3 that promoting physical activity could prevent functi...
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Preliminary data of the study "Effectiveness of dry needling in perceived pain, quality of gait and spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis" (ACTRN12619000880145)
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Resumen Introducción El síndrome del empujador se caracteriza por un empuje del paciente hacia el lado hemiparético con el lado contralateral, en sedestación, en bipedestación y durante el movimiento, sobrepasando la línea media frente a la acción gravitatoria, lo que produce un inadecuado ajuste y control postural. Objetivo Determinar la efectiv...
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Bibliometrics has become an essential tool for assessing and analyzing the output of scientists, cooperation between universities, the effect of state-owned science funding on national research and development performance and educational efficiency, among other applications. Therefore, professionals and scientists need a range of theoretical and pr...
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Background: respiratory muscle dysfunction is an important health problem with high morbidity and mortality and associated costs in patients with bronchiectasis (BC). The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of therapeutic respiratory muscle training (RMT) interventions on improving sputum clearance, ventilator function, muscle strength and...
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Along almost forty years, considerable research has been undertaken on rough set theory to deal with vague information. Rough sets have proven to be extremely helpful for a diversity of computer-science problems (e.g., knowledge discovery, computational logic, machine learning, etc.), and numerous application domains (e.g., business economics, tele...
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Mechanical horse-riding simulators consist of a device that mimics the movement of a real horse, generating between 50 and 100 three-dimensional physical movements (forward and back, left and right, up and down). The main objective of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of mechanical horse-riding simulators to improve postural balance in sub...
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Background: Ankle spasticity is a frequent phenomenon that limits functionality in poststroke patients. Objectives: Our aim was to determine if there was decreased spasticity in the ankle plantar flex (PF) muscles in the plegic lower extremity (LE) and improvement of gait function in stroke patients after traditional rehabilitation (TR) in combi...
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Publication numbers have been widely used as measure of research output, especially academic and university research. Publication numbers in tissue engineering (TE) have increased year by year since early 1990s. However, after an exponential growth phase, recently publications increase at lower rates, suggesting a consolidation process in which rev...
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This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training compared with no intervention and other types of training interventions for people with Type 2 Diabetes. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that used high-interval intensity training to improve anthropometric, cardiopulmonary and met...
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Objective. To investigate the evolution of opioid-related mortality and potential years of life lost in Spanish general population from 2008 to 2017. To evaluate the differences between Spain and US. Methods. A descriptive study using retrospective annual data from 2008 to 2017 in Spanish and US general population. Information on the population and...
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Older adults are related to a reduction in physical functionality, as a result of a musculoskeletal system degeneration. In that way, physical exercise has been stated as a suitable intervention to prevent such health problems. Therefore, an adequate assessment of the physical activity and functional fitness levels is needed to plan the individuali...
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Stroke is the main cause of disability in adulthood. Recent advances in virtual reality technologies have led to its increased use in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted to determine the effectiveness of game-based reality on upper limb motor function and quality...
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Objective: Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability in the adult population. Technology at the service of medicine provides new solutions for the assessment, treatment, and monitoring of subjects with neurological disorders. Therefore, the aim of this study was to review the use of commercial mobile applications in the therapeutic approa...
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Fundamentos: El ictus es la principal causa de discapacidad física en la población adulta. La tecnología al servicio de la medicina aporta nuevas soluciones para la valoración, tratamiento y seguimiento de sujetos con afectaciones neurológicas. El objetivo del presente estudio fue realizar una revisión sobre el uso de aplicaciones móviles comercial...
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Tele-(remote) rehabilitation is attracting increased attention from society, including the research community and commercial marketplace with an estimated global market value of $160 billion. Meanwhile, mobile device-based healthcare (“mHealth”) has appeared as a revolutionary approach to tele-rehabilitation practice. This paper presents a systemat...
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Background: The prevalence of cancer has increased over time worldwide. Nevertheless, the number of deaths has been reduced during the past 2 decades. Thus, one-third of the cancer patients are users of complementary and alternative therapies, looking for other types of interventions. The main aim of the present study is to understand the current...
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Introducción: El ictus es la mayor causa de discapacidad en adultos. En los últimos años, la mejora en las tecnologías de realidad virtual ha propiciado su uso para la rehabilitación de pacientes de ictus. Objetivo: El objetivo de la presente revisión consiste en analizar las evidencias científicas existentes sobre la efectividad del uso de reali...