Volume 1, Issue 2, 2007

Article 1 | Understanding clinical information in terms of quality of improvement

Health data come from a variety of sources: administrative records, research studies, data synthesized into systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, quality improvement activities, observations on patients, data extracted from clinical records, etc.

Article 2 | Is prolonged stretching effective in the treatment of contracture in spinal cord injury patients: A randomized controlled trial

Chan JPG; Ronquillo JR; Manlosa MS; Gaba MCC; and Reyes MD

Stretching is commonly used in treating and preventing contractures. In this assessorblinded randomized controlled clinical trial, the authors aim to determine if one hour of stretching applied in regular short bouts throughout the day is effective in increasing ankle dorsiflexion range in spinal cord injury patients

Article 3 | A comparative analysis of the cognitive functioning of community dwelling and institution based well elderly in Manila

Guerrerro JR; Aguirre JM; Carpio AD; Dalupang RG; Nicolas LA

The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is the most widely used instrument for quantitative assessment of cognitive function. This study tested the face validity, internal consistency, test-retest reliability and sensitivity of a Filipino translation of the MMSE (F-MMSE).

Article 4 | Functional mobility and risk for falls of community dwelling elderly Filipinos in Marikina city

Mallillin TR; Delas Llagas CD; Garcia CA; Liquete NG; Que-Sanchez PRC; and Villamor AB

Balance and stability are important factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The purpose of this study is to determine balance and gait scores, areas of deficiencies, and risk for falls of communitydwelling elderly Filipinos.

Article 5 | Prevalence of upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries among recreational badminton players

Dizon JMR; Dayao R; Elazegui C; Estrubo C; Sanchez C; and Uhuad C

This study aims to investigate the prevalence of upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries among recreational badminton players and to identify factors associated with the presence of injuries. Methods: This is an analytic cross-sectional study.

Article 6 | Injuries of University of Santo Tomas college teams during the University Athletics Association of the Philippines Season 69

Atlas AP; Dones VC III; Lizarondo LM; and Mallillin TR

Sports have been recognized as a favorite activity among Filipinos. With increased participation in sports and physical activity, the potential for an increase in the number of injuries is very likely.

Article 7 | A pilot study on grip strength among Filipino men and women aged 20-44 in Metro Manila

Morato PGG; Capsa JA; Umali AP; Cuaterno DR; Solis J; and Callanta RA

This study is aimed to establish grip strength values among Filipino subjects. The comparison of grip strength among age groups and the differences in the values between dominant and non-dominant hand and among work categories were also examined.

Article 8 | A study on internal consistency, response set bias, and construct validity of the Modified Oswestry Disability Questionnaire in assessing patients with low back syndrome in Metro Manila

Dones VC III; King Kay CBO; Calvo GG; Maquilan DC; Fernando EVM; and Cruz MIL

A cross sectional study was undertaken to investigate the internal consistency, response set bias and construct validity of the Modified Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (MODQ) in patients with low back syndrome in Metro Manila.

Article 9 | Factors physical therapists consider before initiating gait training post-stroke

Lipardo DS; De Laza SR; Go Laza SR; Go LMGV; Ja LMGV; Javier JVP vier JVPB; Lao EM; and Pag Lao EM; and Paguio CPF

Gait training is an integral component of rehabilitation programs that aims to help patients with stroke gain their ability to walk again. But the decision when to initiate gait training post-stroke may vary from one clinician to another.

Article 10 | Physical therapy examination of patients with stroke in clinical affiliations of a university

Peralta CR; Alfonso AD; Cruz AL; Fernandez MM; Buhay ME; Policarpio A; Quezon IJ; Dalusong MT; Uy PJ; Damian RE; and Yu R

This study aimed to determine most commonly-used physical therapy examination procedures on patients with stroke, determine common patterns in documenting results of examination on patients’ charts, and make recommendations regarding improving and standardizing physical therapy practice in clinical evaluation and note taking.

Article 11 | Editorial


This year proved to be a very productive one for the Center for Research on Movement Science (CRMS).

The Philippine Journal of Allied health Sciences [ISSN: 1908-5044] is an Open Access, peer reviewed journal published by the University of Santo Tomas-College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Manila, Philippines.



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