Tiziano Innocenti

Tiziano Innocenti
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | VU · Department of Health Science

PT, OMPT MSc PhD Student
Meta-research and synthesis methods at Vrije University Amsterdam

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January 2015 - October 2016
Università degli Studi di Genova
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  • Master's Student

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Background and Objectives Risk of bias is a critical issue to consider when appraising studies. Generally, the higher the risk of bias of a study, the less confidence there will be that the results are valid. Considering that low back pain is recognized to have an extremely high disease burden; exercise therapy is one of the most frequently prescri...
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Purpose To investigate whether psychological factors, such as avoidance behavior, fear, pain catastrophization, kinesiophobia, anxiety, depression, optimism, and expectation are associated with different subjective and functional baseline scores in patients with frozen shoulder contracture syndrome (FSCS). Methods Searches were conducted in MEDLIN...
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Reporting guidelines are international standards that all researchers are required to follow during the writing phase. The implementation of them help the researchers to ensure transparency and reproducibility of the research, the clinicians to understand what was done and why, and the policy makers to implement results in practice. The PRISMA 20...
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Objective Primary: 1) To evaluate the completeness of reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in rehabilitation journals through the evaluation of the adherence to the CONSORT checklist, 2) to investigate the relationship between reporting and risk of bias (ROB). Secondary: to study the association between completeness of reporti...
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Background: Female athletes may be at higher risk of developing pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). However, despite the great number of epidemiologic studies, the interventions have not been standardized. Aim: The present scoping review aimed to map and summarize the literature to identify the available interventions for PFD among female athletes....
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Background/aim: Several epidemiological studies have found a high prevalence of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) among female athletes. However, according to several authors, these data could even be underestimated, both in research and clinical practice. Screening for potential PFD is often delayed and risk factors are not often evaluated. As a cons...
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Introduction. Headache is one of the most common and disabling conditions worldwide, as described by the World Health Organization report. The risk of suffering from headache has been described to increase from twofold to threefold in adult women compared to men, depending on the studies. These gender differences have been linked to environmental,...
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Background: To implement intervention from research to clinical practice, treatments must be adequately described in randomized clinical trials. Specific reporting guidelines, such as the TIDieR checklist, have been developed to enhance the reporting of intervention in clinical trials. Objective: We aim to evaluate the adherence to the TIDieR check...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to systematically review whether the altered central pain modulation has a significant influence on post-surgical outcomes in patients undergoing shoulder surgery due to musculoskeletal disorders. Methods: A systematic search of MEDLINE, PEDro, and EMBASE was conducted without time restriction, including obse...
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Background: Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms, signs and conditions involving different impairments on the pelvic floor muscles. The existing literature suggests that some sports may lead to a higher risk of developing PFD, in particular among female athletes. Despite a recent scoping review highlighted...
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Objectives The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence, personal- and work-related exposures, and signs and symptoms among physical therapists during the first wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Italy. Methods This cross-sectional, survey-based study collected demographic and exposure data from physical therapists from Apri...
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Background Rotator cuff (RC) tears have been widely studied as many treatment strategies have been recommended. However, optimal management for patients with RC tears is still unclear. The main aim of this systematic review was to analyze randomized controlled trials using meta-analysis to compare repair to conservative treatments for patients with...
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Aims This systematic review aimed to assess the completeness of exercise reporting in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) for women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Methods MEDLINE, Cochrane Central, CINHAL, Embase, SCOPUS, and PEDro databases were searched up to October 2020. Full-text RCTs comparing PFMT t...
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In this systematic review, we collected and analyzed literature works comparing self-reported fatigue and objectively-measured fatigue in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) and in age-matched typically developing/typically developed (TD) controls (Healthy). The search was conducted on four electronic databases/platforms (PubMed, Web of Science, C...
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Background. Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) is an effective widely used strategy in the field of chronic pain management. The objective of this scoping review is to summarize the literature to identify how PNE is performed in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Methods. This scoping review will be performed in accordance with the Joanna B...
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Objective To examine the effectiveness of median nerve electrical stimulation on consciousness level in subjects with disorders of consciousness. Methods Electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and PEDro, as well as manual search and gray literature were searched from inception until May 2019. We included only randomized controlled trials. T...
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Objective: The aim of this study will be to assess the adherence to the reporting quality standards set forth in the PRISMA Statement checklist of a random sample of systematic reviews (SRs) published in rehabilitation journals, and to assess the association between this adherence and the risk of bias of these SRs. Methods and Analysis: A cross-sec...
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Objective: The aim of this study will be to assess the adherence to the reporting quality standards set forth in the CONSORT Statement checklist of a random sample of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in rehabilitation journals, and to assess the association between this adherence and the risk of bias of these RCTs. Methods and Analysis...
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Objectives The main aims of this metaresearch study conducted among high-impact rehabilitation journals were: 1) to evaluate if the use of reporting guidelines (RGs) was declared and 2) to categorize the declared use as appropriate or inappropriate. Study Design and Setting Cross-sectional analysis of a random sample of 200 studies published in th...
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Aims: The aims of the present scoping review were to systematically map and summarize findings to identify any study that reported epidemiological data on pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) among male and female athletes. Methods: Six medical databases were searched up to March 2020. No language, study design, and publication type restrictions were ap...
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Shoulder pain (SP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints 1 and it can negatively affect the correct movement of the upper limb, night rest, daily life activity, work and sports performances and autonomy 2-4. Rotator cuff (RC) disease represents the most common cause of SP and it is responsible for up to 70% of all shoulder related vi...
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Introduction: Problems about reporting of a scientific study can affect dissemination of research in different manners. It is known that study methods are frequently not described in adequate detail and that results are presented ambiguously or selectively. To overcome these problems, reporting guidelines (e.g. CONSORT, PRISMA, STARD and STROBE sta...
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Introduction: Problems about reporting of a scientific study can affect dissemination of research in different manners. It is known that study methods are frequently not described in adequate detail and that results are presented ambiguously or selectively. To overcome these problems, reporting guidelines (e.g. CONSORT, PRISMA, STARD and STROBE sta...
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Le revisioni sistematiche di studi che valutano l’efficacia degli interventi sanitari sono sempre più numerose ed ampiamente utilizzate per informare decisioni cliniche e politiche sanitarie. Tali revisioni, oltre ad essere influenzate da numerosi bias, sempre più frequentemente includono studi non randomizzati. Considerata l’importanza di identifi...
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Background: Diagnostic accuracy of physical tests and effectiveness of musculoskeletal rehabilitation of shoulder disorders are still debated. Objectives: To investigate diagnostic accuracy of physical tests, efficacy of physiotherapy and coherence between target of assessment and intervention for shoulder impingement and related disorders like...
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Telerehabilitation is the use of telecommunications technology for rehabilitation. Recently, some studies have shown positive effects of telerehabilitation of swallowing disorders, yet there are no systematic reviews verifying the evidence. The aim of this review is to assess the effects of telerehabilitation in the field of dysphagia as an alterna...
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Background: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) it is a set of signs and symptoms related to the suffering of the brachial plexus or compression of the artery or subclavian vein. It is due to congenital or acquired anatomic or functional changes affecting the thoracic opening. This syndrome occurs in about 1-10 people out of 100,000. The aim of this rev...
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Background: The Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) is a disease with an uncertain etiology. It affects about 5% of the world population. The clinical course of FSS consists of 4 stages with a succession of pain and functional limitation. Regarding the treatment, the are a large discussion in literature about the optimal strategies (between invasive and...

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The objective is to systematically review the evidence for the effectiveness of median nerve electrical stimulation on the level of consciousness in subjects with disorders of consciousness (coma, vegetative state/unresponsive wakefulness syndrome, minimally conscious state).
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Investigate possible relationship between completeness of the reporting and risk of bias. Analysis of the reporting and risk of bias tools.