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Author(s): Santiago, R
João Santos Baptista
Torres Costa, J
Title: Categorization of purpose and evaluation of quality of reporting in the use of Surface Electromyography in Manual Therapy
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: <jats:p>Introduction: Manual therapy (MT) is widely used by several healthcare professions to treat musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), still, there isnt enough evidence to support its choice a therapeutic approach to these disorders. Researchers have been using surface electromyography (sEMG) to understand the effects and efficiency of MT. This study aims to evaluate the current literature using sEMG to assess muscle parameters within the scope of the use of MT.*x0D;Methods and Analysis: The search will be performed in 26 electronic databases and journals using the PRISMA Statement. Selection of the studies, data extraction and validation will be performed independently by two reviewers. These studies shall be categorized towards their aims to capture what the authors have been interest in. The overall quality will be assessed using Jadad Scale and the quality of the reporting of EMG data will be assessed using the ISEK standards. This review is oriented toward identifying failure to report of methods in the studies selected, which directly affect their reproducibility.*x0D;Dissemination: Outcomes of this review will be published in a peer-review journal. It may encourage future authors in this area of study to avoid failing to report all the relevant data in their studies.</jats:p>
Subject: Tecnologia da segurança, Ciências médicas e da saúde
Safety technology, Medical and Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde
Medical and Health sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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