Ney Meziat Filho

Ney Meziat Filho
Centro Universitario Augusto Motta · Ciências da Reabilitação

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Background Chronic low back pain is a public health problem, and there is strong evidence that it is associated with a complex interaction of biopsychosocial factors. Cognitive functional therapy (CFT) is a promising new intervention that deals with potentially modifiable multidimensional aspects of pain (e.g., provocative cognitive, movement, and...
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Cognitive functional therapy (CFT) is a physiotherapy-led intervention which has evolved from an integration of foundational behavioral psychology and neuroscience within the physiotherapist practice directed at the multidimensional nature of chronic low back pain (CLBP). The current evidence about the comparative effectiveness of CFT for CLBP is s...
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Background Fatigue is among the most common symptoms of the long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID). This study aims to compare the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) combined with physiotherapy treatment (PT) compared to PT alone on fatigue and functional limitations after two months post randomization in adults with l...
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Background Low back pain (LBP) is a global public health issue. Psychosocial factors are linked to low back pain. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the relation of psychosocial factors to clinical outcomes of severe LBP patients. Objective To investigate the relationship between specific psychosocial factors with severe pain and function...
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Background: Chronic non-specific low back pain (CNSLBP) is a public health issue associated with a complex interaction of biopsychosocial factors. Cognitive Functional Therapy is a multidimensional approach for CNSLBP which targets negative cognitions and maladaptive functional behaviors (via body relaxation, control and extinction of protective an...
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Advice to stay active is the primary management strategy for sciatica. Other conservative treatments such as neural management techniques may also contribute to sciatica recovery, but currently, the effects have not been robustly assessed. Thus, the aim of this study is to compare the effects of adding neural management to advice to stay active ver...
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Background Websites from official organizations (e.g., Ministry of Health and Professional Councils) are assumed to be trustworthy sources of information. Objective To investigate the credibility, accuracy, and readability of low back pain (LBP) web-based content in Brazilian official websites. Methods Mixed-methods review. Google search was used...
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Cervical disorders and the shortening of the pectoralis minor are advocated to play an important role in patients with subacromial pain syndrome, despite the absence of evidence. This study aimed to compare the deep cervical flexor muscle function and the shortening of the pectoralis minor between patients with subacromial pain syndrome and control...
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Objectives We aim to determine the effectiveness of meditation for adults with non-specific low back pain. Methods We searched PubMed, EMBASE, PEDro, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and PsycINFO databases for randomized controlled trials that investigated the effectiveness of meditation in adults with non-specific low back pain. Two revi...
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The receiver-operating characteristics (stROC) analysis depicts the performance of a population-wise bimodal-distributed, quantitative continuous random variable for distinguishing dichotomous outcomes using a single threshold. However, test results that have three-modal distributions show no-better-than-chance discriminative performance. This stud...
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Background Patients’ beliefs have an important influence on the clinical management of low back pain and healthcare professionals should be prepared to address these beliefs. There is still a gap in the literature about the influence of patients’ perceptions of their clinical diagnosis on the severity of their pain experience and disability. Objec...
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Objective We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of Web-based pain education programs without clinical support in patients with musculoskeletal pain. Methods We searched on PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and PsycINFO from inception to February 2020. Included studies were randomized clinical trials in which people with...
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Background Pain education resources for children using appropriate language and illustrations remain scarce. Objectives We aimed to summarize the development process and testing for face and content validity of a structured comic book about pain education for children. Methods A first draft of a comic book was developed (Portuguese and English) b...
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Background The Choosing Wisely initiative aims to promote discussions among healthcare professionals and patients about low-value, or potentially harmful, health practices. Objectives To describe the process of development of the Brazilian Choosing Wisely list for musculoskeletal physical therapy. Methods The Brazilian Choosing Wisely list was de...
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Objective To identify the beliefs and attitudes of students in four health courses about chronic low back pain (CLBP) management, and to investigate personal and undergraduate training-related factors associated with their beliefs. Methods: Cross-sectional study conducted with 173 Brazilian medicine, physiotherapy, nursing and pharmacy students. Pa...
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Study design: Three-arm, parallel, randomized, placebo-controlled, assessor-blinded trial. Objective: To compare the immediate effect of manual therapy at the upper thoracic spine on the cardiovascular autonomic control of patients with musculoskeletal pain. Summary of background data: Musculoskeletal pain increases the risk of cardiovascular...
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Objective The purpose of this study was to compare craniocervical posture assessed by photogrammetry using 2 distinct palpation methods for locating the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra (C7SP). Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2 phases. In phase I (n = 42), the assessor's accuracy in locating the C7SP using the f...
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Objectives Healthcare professionals need to take into account their knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop a focused clinical question, perform an effective search of the literature, critically appraise the evidence, and apply to the clinical context and evaluate the effectiveness of the process. To date, there is a lack of consensus on evidenc...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Educational interventions delivered over the Internet have the potential to facilitate access to precise information for people with pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the opinion of health care professionals and the perception of pain comprehension and the behavior modification of patients with musculoskeletal p...
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Objective: The current study aimed to evaluate the concurrent validity and the diagnostic accuracy of the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) in detecting the impairment of the pain modulation in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 267 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain enrolled...
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Study design: Observational cross-sectional study. Objective: To investigate the association between text neck and neck pain in adults. Summary of background data: It has been hypothesized that the inappropriate neck posture adopted when texting and reading on a smartphone, called text neck, is related to the increased prevalence of neck pain....
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Virtual reality can have a modulatory action on pain and the autonomic nervous system. This study sought to verify the effect of two different VR stimuli on the pressure pain threshold and heart rate variability. METHODS: Healthy volunteers were randomized into two groups of virtual reality, nature and control. The press...
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Introduction Neck extensor endurance (NEE) and cervical proprioception are vital for maintaining cervical spine function and defects in these processes have been associated with chronic neck pain (CNP). The objectives of the study are 1) To investigate the association between NEE and cervical joint position error (JPE) in subjects with CNP; 2) to c...
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Objective This study aims to investigate the efficacy of cognitive functional therapy (CFT) compared to core training exercise (CTE) on pain and specific disability of patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Design This will be a randomized controlled clinical trial of two groups with blinded evaluators. Setting The study will be condu...
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Objectives Screening programs for fall prevention in older adults may include several assessment methods. This study investigated the validity of aggregating fall risk assessment methods for stratifying the risk of falling in older adults. Methods This secondary data analysis included 52 community-dwelling residents aged [median (interquartile ran...
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Study design: Observational cross-sectional study. Objective: To analyse the association between low back pain and biomedical beliefs in physiotherapy students of the first and last year. Summary of background data: There is a hypothesis that the presence of low back pain may be a risk factor for biomedical beliefs in physiotherapy academics....
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A large number of fall risk assessment methods are available with a variety of performances for screening the risk of falling in older adults, but their agreement for assessing the risk of falling remains unknown. This observational prospective cohort study describes the agreement and predictive power of methods to classify the risk of falling in o...
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Objective: Identify the level of knowledge of the neurophysiology of pain in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and compare the level of knowledge of pain according to the type of musculoskeletal pain classification. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 83 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. The classification of the...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Chronic pain is one of the main challenges for health systems. Pain education and self-motivated strategies have great potential in the treatment of people with chronic pain, especially by modifying beliefs and behavior. The development of board games for educational purposes can contribute to the learning of pain concept...
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Background: Pain is a common symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD). Objectives: to analyze the relationship between pain and motor dysfunction in PD individuals. Methods: 54 PD individuals were screened [Hoehn & Yahr=2.5(1-4); [median(min-max)], 66(44-85) years of age in the ON period of the anti-Parkinson medication. Pain (King's Parkinson's di...
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We would like to thank the authors for publishing this article (Vibe Fersum et al., 2019). The approach called CFT is very promising and has caught the attention and interest of a huge number of clinicians in the management of non‐specific disabling chronic low back pain. We wholeheartedly agree that it is necessary to publish the results of the lo...
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Objective: The purpose of this study were as follows (1): to investigate photogrammetry variables that physiotherapists may detect by visually inspecting the static body posture that distinguishes young adults with or without neck pain, which may lead to referral to a physiotherapy intervention, and (2) to assess the reliability of postural assess...
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Evidence-based practice (EBP) has gained widespread acceptance in the health profession. Little is known about the attitudes, knowledge, and behavior about EBP of physical therapy students at different levels in Brazil. OBJECTIVES: To compare the EBP-related knowledge, practice, attitudes between the entry-level and final-level physical therapy stu...
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The clinical improvement of the patient with musculoskeletal pain (MP) should be monitored together with the perception of the patient about the treatment effect, despite the lack of information on this subject. Objective: To analyze the influence of physiotherapeutic treatment on the pain reduction and global perceived effect in patients with MP....
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the cross-sectional area of the sciatic nerve in different positions of spinal manipulation using flexion-distraction technique. Methods: Thirty healthy participants were assessed in 6 different flexion-distraction technique positions of varying lumbar, knee, and ankle positions. Participants s...
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Purpose: The purpose of this single-subject experimental study was to describe the patient’s outcome following pain neuroscience education in combination with therapeutic exercise for Brazilian women with central sensitisation and a low level of education. Methods: Eight Brazilian women with central sensitisation and a low level of education were s...
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Background: Education about pain (pain education) for health professionals during undergraduate studies may be an important step in changing ineffective pain management practices. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the extent of pain education in current accredited physical therapist education programs in Brazil. Design: This...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between text neck and neck pain in young adults. Methods: Observational cross-sectional study with 150 18-21-year-old young adults from a public high school in the state of Rio de Janeiro was performed. In the self-report questionnaire, the participants answered qu...
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Introduction: Chronic low back pain is a public health problem, and there is strong evidence that it is associated with a complex interaction of biopsychosocial factors. Cognitive functional therapy is an intervention that deals with potentially modifiable multidimensional aspects of pain (eg, provocative cognitive, movement and lifestyle behaviou...
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Background: It has been speculated that there is an association between pain area and psychological factors in chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions; however, this relation is not well established. Purpose: To investigate the association between pain distribution and psychological factors in chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. Study desi...
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Background: There is a hypothesis that the growing use of mobile phones in an inappropriate posture to text and read (text neck) could be a reason for the increasing prevalence of neck pain in the past decade. Before testing if there is an association between text neck and neck pain, it is necessary to develop reliable pragmatic tools appropriate t...
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There is evidence that patients with low back pain favor their trunk muscles when moving. However, it is unknown whether this maladaptive behavior is generalized across different functional tasks. This study analyzed the back muscle activity of patients with chronic low back pain compared to asymptomatic controls during five functional tasks. The s...
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Introduction: Pain is an individual experience influenced by multiple interacting factors. The “biopsychosocial” care model has gained popularity in response to growing research evidence indicating the influence of biological, psychological, and social factors on the pain experience. The implementation of this model is a challenge in the practice o...
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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Chronic pain is a major reason for visits to healthcare professionals and has been seen as a public health problem. Many patients with chronic pain may develop predominance of central sensitization. Patients with central sensitization must be assessed through biopsychosocial model. This study aimed at evaluating...
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This case report presents the effect of Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) in a patient with chronic non-specific neck pain. The patient believed that pain signified tissue damage, and demonstrated pain catastrophizing, hypervigilance, stress sensitivity, and movement impairment of the neck, during extension and rotation. The CFT intervention integ...
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Background: Neck pain (NP) in adolescence is as frequent as in adulthood. However, the relationship between home posture habits and neck pain is still unknown. Objective: To investigate the prevalence of NP and the association with home posture habits (HPH) in adolescents. Methods: Cross-sectional study with High School adolescents. Students a...
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Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe the management of using a combination of hip strengthening and manipulative therapy (MT) for a patient with plantar fasciitis. Clinical features: A 44-year-old patient reported heel pain for approximately 1 year before treatment. The patient reported plantar heel pain and tenderness at th...
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This case report presents the effect of Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) in a patient with chronic non-specific low back pain associated with unilateral loading impairment of the left lower limb. The patient believed surgery was the only possible way to treat the cause of the problem. The management of this idea was to change such belief. Manual...
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This case report presents the effect of classification-based cognitive functional therapy in a patient with chronic disabling low back pain. The patient was assessed using a multidimensional biopsychosocial classification system and was classified as having flexion pattern of movement impairment disorder. Management of this patient was to change he...
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To identify the prevalence of chronic low back pain (CLBP) and functional disability in Brazilian jiu-jitsu athletes. Cross-sectional, observational. The study was conducted at jiu-jitsu training sites in the State of Rio de Janeiro. Presence of Chronic low back pain and Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale. The sample was composed of 72 athletes (mea...
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Purpose: To investigate the prevalence of low back pain (LBP) and the association with home posture habits while watching TV and using the computer in adolescents. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study with high school adolescents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Students answered questions regarding sociodemographic variables, lifestyle, posture (...
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To describe disability pension from back pain. Descriptive study based on data from the Brazilian Social Security Beneficiary Database and the Social Security Statistics Annual Report in 2007. The incidence rate of disability pension from back pain was estimated according to gender and age by Brazilian states. There were also estimated working days...

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O projeto busca avaliar diferentes aspectos associados a dor musculoesquelética, utilizando instrumentos clínicos e diferentes tecnologias aplicadas à saúde. Diversos perfis clínicos são abarcados pelo escopo do projeto, incluindo dor nociceptiva, dor neuropática e indivíduos com sensibilização central. Atualmente, os recortes temáticos propostos para melhor definição dos objetivos e sistematização dos métodos em cada sub-projeto são: ♣ Influência do diagnóstico médico na dor e nas atividades diárias de pacientes com dor lombar crônica inespecífica e sinais de sensibilização central ♣ Aplicabilidade da utilização da plataforma do Nintendo Wii na avaliação do comportamento do centro de pressão em indivíduos com dor na região plantar ♣ Avaliação de padrões termográficos em regiões de disfunção somática na coluna vertebral