Thangamani Ramalingam

Thangamani Ramalingam
Veer Narmad South Gujarat University · medical

Bachelor of physiotherapy,Master of psychology,PG Diploma in Research Methodology,Advanced certificate in SPSS software
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Background: Walking speed (WS) is a valid, reliable, sensitive measure appropriate for assessing and monitoring functional status and overall health in a wide range of populations. These capabilities have led to its designation as the "6th vital sign". By synthesizing the available evidence on WS, article provides clinicians with a reference tool r...
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Objective: In recent years, there is an increase in musculoskeletal complaints, work-related stress, and reduced health-related quality of life. This study was conducted to identify the prevalence and association between musculoskeletal health, pain, degree of stress, and health-related quality of life among Small Scale Textile Workers Methodology:...
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Context: Currently, multiple researches demonstrate that proprioception of the neck has a favorable effect and a direct association with balance in individuals with chronic neck pain (CNP). However, there is a paucity of the literature that has attempted to quantify the impact of proprioception on balance in CNP patients and to determine the functi...
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Introduction: In the present era, the use of smartphones for teaching, learning and communication for education in India has raised manyfold. The increasing use of smartphones in our daily life has brought about numerous musculoskeletal problems. Impairments of neck are the most common when compared to other parts of the body. Aim: To find out the...
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BACKGROUND: Overall, inferences from the majority of the literatures reviewed provide increasing evidence on the presence of central nervous system sensitization in unilateral shoulder pain. The possibility of presence of central sensitization (CS) among patients with unilateral musculoskeletal shoulder pain has not been adequately explored till da...
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Tamil Translation, Cross-Cultural Adaptation, and Pilot Testing of the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire.
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BACKGROUND: Although commonly used, no reports exist on the testing of the construct validity and factor analysis of the Gujarati version of the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ-G). STUDY DESIGN: This is an observational prospective study.
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Background: Although the strengthening of hip posterolateral complex (HPC) strengthening is largely used in physiotherapy practice for treating patients with hip and knee injuries, there is still a lack of proof regarding patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). The efficacy of the HPC strengthening as an additional intervention to conventional...
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The book consists of three parts: Part 1 Introduction to Research; Part 2 Basic Statistics in Research; Part 3: Understanding and Publishing Research; Appendix with Question Bank and Glossary. It has 28 chapters which almost covers the syllabus in any Indian University for “Research” subject in physiotherapy and allied health sciences.
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Background: The purpose of this study was to check the effectiveness of 4 weeks of yoga asanas exercises on patients with OA knee in comparison with physiotherapy interventions. Methods: Fifty‒Eight subjects between 40‒55 years of age diagnosed with Osteoarthritis of Knee (OA Knee) was randomly allocated into two groups. Group A received Yoga Progr...
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Background The inter-rater reliability of the craniocervical flexion test (CCFT) has not been established. Objective To investigate the intra-rater and inter-rater reliabilities of the CCFT in asymptomatic subjects. Methods Sixty asymptomatic subjects were randomly selected for the study. The CCFT was measured on each subject by two testers for int...
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background: Following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) surgery the patients may have functional defcits like reduced walking velocity and stride length and during the level walking, balance impairment can lead to falling risk in them. But currently, the balance evaluation system is not addressed in full depth with a more reliable tool in knee arthropl...
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BACKGROUND: Nowadays more attention is being given to standardizing the outcome measures for improving treatment methods for chronic low back pain (CLBP). The Gujarati translation of the Tampa scale of kinesiophobia (TSK) in patients with CLBP has never been validated in the native Gujarati population. PURPOSE: Translating, culturally adapting, and...
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Evaluation of teaching is not a science and there is already a considerable body of knowledge discussing these relations about teaching evaluation. There is no simple system for evaluating the quality of faculty teaching in physiotherapy education field. The main objectives of this study was to develop a scale which consists of items seeking an opi...
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Aim and objective of study: To compare the effectiveness of: (a) conventional physiotherapy program along with CPM application; that with (b) Conventional physiotherapy program only; on knee flexion ROM and functional status after TKA. Study design: Prospective RCT Methodology: 34 subjects with TKA were randomly assigned into two groups for the stu...
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Study Design: Cultural translation and psychometric testing Objective: To translate and test the psychometric properties of Gujarati versions of the NPAD questionnaire Summary of Background Data: Although commonly used, no previous reports exist in the translation process or the testing of the psychometric properties of the Gujarati version of the...
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Aims and objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of nerve flossing technique (NFT) in chronic lumbar radiculopathy (CLR) subjects due to intervertebral disc prolapse (IVDP). Study design: A prospective RCT Methodology: Thirty-eight subjects between 20-45 years of age diagnosed of CLR due to IVDP were randomly allocated into two groups. Group A...
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BACKGROUND: To find out whether there is any movement impairment difference in the normal mechanics of musculoskeletal system between low back pain (LBP) patients and healthy individuals, applying battery of movement control impairment (MCI) tests and also relationship of diagnosis to major clinical measures. METHODS: Design is a case–control study...
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BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal injuries are common among physiotherapy students and these are increasing nowadays. In the recent years, there has been an increase in musculoskeletal complaints, work‑related stress, and reduced quality of life among physiotherapy students. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to identify the prevalence and associated r...
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Background: The Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) is useful for measuring fear avoidance beliefs in patients with low back pain (LBP); however, no psychometrically validated Gujarati version is available. Study Design: Cultural translation and psychometric testing. Objective: To translate and test the psychometric properties of Gujarati...
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Introduction: Being overweight or obese has become a major global health problem. The impact of excess weight on physical, psychological and social wellbeing is increasingly acknowledged. The main aim of the study was to evaluate the factors associated with the increased body mass index and its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of pr...
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Aims and Objective of the study: To evaluate the effectiveness of proprioceptive exercises in chronic nonspecific neck pain patients (CNSNP) subjects in context of (a) improving proprioceptive accuracy; (b) in reducing the neck pain and (c) in reducing functional disability. Methodology: The present study was a prospective randomised control trial(...
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Introduction: Being overweight or obese has become major global health problem. The impact of excess weight on physical, psychological and social wellbeing is increasingly acknowledged. The main aim of the study was to evaluate the factors associated with increased body mass index and its impact on health related quality of life (HRQoL) of pre obes...
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Background: Central sensitization (CS) is a state of heightened sensitivity of the central nervous system to both noxious and non-noxious stimuli. The Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) is a sound screening tool to help clinicians to detect patients with CS. To date, no Gujarati version exists. Objectives: The aim of this study was to translate...
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Background: QOL is a wide based subject and multifaceted topic dependent on culture, beliefs, and social and environmental factors etc., it is expected that a comprehensive evaluation with available tools in an Indian population would give more insight and awareness to their problems and limitations.
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Introduction. The TrA stabilizes the back and back pain adversely affects the activation and endurance capacity of TrA. TrA is local and deepest muscle and abdominal drawing in test by PBU provides an indirect way of evaluating endurance capacity of TrA muscle activity which is often used by clinicians and researchers. Aim. This is across-sectiona...
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Background and Objective: Grip and pinch strength measurements provide an objective index of the functional integrity of the upper extremity. Hand strength evaluation is importance in determining the effectiveness of different treatment strategies or effects of different procedures. As studies on the effect of elbow and wrist positions on grip stre...

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