Introduction: The ankle brachial index (ABI) is a valid and reliable measurement of lower extremity circulation and can be used as a screening tool for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), but the usage pattern in physical therapy practice is virtually unknown.
March 2013 Volume 24 Number 1
Clinical Trial Registration in Physiotherapy Journals: Recommendations from the International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors
Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of the Ankle Brachial Index in Outpatient Physical Therapy Practice: A Qualitative Study
Improving the Validity and Reliability of a Health Promotion Survey for Physical Therapists
Purpose: Physical therapists (PTs) have a unique opportunity to intervene in the area of health promotion. However, no instrument has been validated to measure PTs’ views on health promotion in physical therapy practice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the content validity and testretest reliability of a health promotion survey designed for PTs.
A Pilot Study Exploring the Role of Physical Therapists and Transition in Care of Pediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis to the Adult Setting
Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease that requires intensive multidisciplinary care, including care by physical therapists (PTs). People with CF are now living well into adulthood, necessitating a transfer of care from the pediatric setting to an adult one. Physical therapists play a large role in the care of the person with CF; however, there is little known about the PT role in transition of care.
Reliability and Responsiveness of Gait Speed, Five Times Sit to Stand, and Hand Grip Strength for Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Purpose: Following a cardiac event patients are at risk for deficits in mobility and function. However, measures of physical performance are not commonly used and have not been extensively studied in patients enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and the minimal detectable change (MDC) of gait speed, 5 times sit to stand (5 STS) and hand grip strength for individuals enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation.
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