Simone Battista

Simone Battista
Università degli Studi di Genova | UNIGE · Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, riabilitazione, oftalmologia, genetica e scienze materno-infantili (DINOGMI)

Physiotherapist - Joint PhD in Neurosciences and Medical Science
Physiotherapist and PhD student interested in the Rehabilitation of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs).

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Introduction
Simone Battista is a joint PhD student in Neurosciences, Department of Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Child and Maternal Health, University of Genova (Genova, Italy) and in Medical Science, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University (Lund, Sweden). He is a physiotherapist, and his research fields revolve around the study and treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and the socioeconomic, cultural and psychological factors that can hinder rehabilitation outcomes.
Additional affiliations
November 2019 - present
Lund University
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
November 2019 - March 2023
Lund University
Field of study
  • Medical Science
November 2019 - March 2023
Università degli Studi di Genova
Field of study
  • Neurosciences
January 2019 - December 2020
Università degli Studi di Genova
Field of study
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Rehabilitation

Publications

Publications (17)
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Several studies have investigated the effect of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) for managing chronic musculoskeletal pain, bringing contrasting results to the forefront. Thus far, however, there has been no synthesis of evidence on the effect of BoNT-A as an adjunctive treatment within a multimodal approach. Hence, Medline via PubMed, EMBASE, and the Co...
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English knowledge is fundamental for the application of evidence-based practice. Hence, this study explores, through an online survey, the (1) perceived and (2) actual level of Scientific English among Italian undergraduate (UGs) and postgraduate (PGs) physiotherapists. As for (1), the participants expressed their agreement with 10 statements regar...
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Introduction Implementation of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to manage musculoskeletal conditions among physiotherapists appears suboptimal. Osteoarthritis is one of the most disabling conditions worldwide and several studies showed a lack of knowledge of and adherence to osteoarthritis CPGs in physiotherapists’ clinical practice. However, th...
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The Sit-to-Stand (STS) test is used in clinical practice as an indicator of lower-limb functionality decline, especially for older adults. Due to its high variability, there is no standard approach for categorising the STS movement and recognising its motion pattern. This paper presents a comparative analysis between visual assessments and an autom...
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This study aims at exploring disability, health-related quality of life (HrQoL), psychological distress, and psychological features in post-stroke patients with chronic pain. An observational cross-sectional study involving 50 post-stroke patients (25 with chronic pain and 25 without pain) was conducted. The primary outcome was the self-reported le...
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Background The direction and the magnitude of verbal suggestions have been shown to be strong modulators of nocebo hyperalgesia, while little attention has been given to the role of their temporal content. Here, we investigate whether temporal suggestions modulate the timing of nocebo hyperalgesia in an experimental model of sustained pain.Methods...
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Introduction: Despite the publication of clinical practice guidelines, the quality of the care process as experienced by patients with osteoarthritis (OA) appears suboptimal. Hence, this study investigates how patients with OA experience their disease and care process, highlighting potential elements that can enhance or spoil it, to optimise their...
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Background Low back pain (LBP) is a burdensome problem affecting amateur cyclists. This cross-sectional study analysed Italian amateur cycling cohort’s demographic and sport-specific characteristics, the prevalence and characteristics of LBP among this population, its possible association factors, the management strategies adopted to deal with LBP...
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The use of low-cost immersive virtual reality systems is rapidly expanding. Several studies started to analyse the accuracy of virtual reality tracking systems, but they did not consider in depth the effects of external interferences in the working area. In line with that, this study aimed at exploring the static-positional accuracy and the robustn...
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Dynamic computer tomography (CT) is an emerging modality to analyze in-vivo joint kinematics at the bone level, but it requires manual bone segmentation and, in some instances, landmark identification. The objective of this study is to present an automated workflow for the assessment of three-dimensional in vivo joint kinematics from dynamic muscul...
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Objective To examine the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic as lived by people with hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), in Italy. Design A qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews. Setting Urban and suburban areas in northern Italy. Participants A total of 11 people with OA were enrolled through a purposeful sampling and completed th...
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Background The care process is often a complex and intimate process experienced by patients. Osteoarthritis (OA) care is usually characterised by multimodal interventions that consider the broader array of symptoms and functional limitations and often require a high level of patients’ compliance. Despite efforts to improve the quality of care of pa...
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Study design Cross-sectional study. Introduction Flexion (Palmar Pinch, PP-MVC and Tip Pinch, TP-MVC) and extension (E-MVC) maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) of the index-thumb system offers a quick way to estimate the level of hands’ impairment in several musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. Purpose of the Study This study established no...
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This explorative cross-sectional study aims at exploring emotional distress, psychological profiles, and the attitude towards receiving psychological support in eighty-seven patients with chronic migraine (CM) undergoing OnabotulinumtoxinA prophylactic treatment (OBT-A, n = 40) or withdrawal treatment (WT, n = 47). The outcomes were explored throug...
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BACKGROUND: The Sit-to-Stand (STS) test is widely used in clinical practice as an indicator of lower-limb functionality decline, especially for older adults. Hitherto, due to its high variability, there is no standard approach for categorising the STS motion pattern, and the vision-based evaluation remains the most reliable method to evaluate peopl...
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Background Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent joint disease in the world, and one of the top causes of disability [1]. OARSI and EULAR guidelines recommend non-surgical interventions as first-line interventions for OA [2]. Despite this, only less than 40% of people suffering from OA receive the recommended intervention [3]. Objectives The a...
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Chronic Migraine (CM) is a disabling neurologic condition with a severe impact on functioning and quality of life. Successful therapeutic management of patients with CM is complex, and differences in therapeutic response could be attributable to genetically determined factors, sensitivity to pharmacological treatment, psychosocial and relational fa...

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This PhD project aims at analysing the cultural, sociodemographic and economic elements that can impact on osteoarthritis (OA) treatment outcomes.