Manuela L Ferreira

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint The smallest worthwhile effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physiotherapy for chronic low back pain: a benefit-harm trade-off study
    Manuela L Ferreira
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:1397-404. 2013
  2. pmc A systematic review of the unit costs of allied health and community services used by older people in Australia
    Inez Farag
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, 321 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:69. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Physical activity improves strength, balance and endurance in adults aged 40-65 years: a systematic review
    Manuela L Ferreira
    The University of Sydney, Australia
    J Physiother 58:145-56. 2012
  4. pmc Back complaints in the elders (BACE); design of cohort studies in primary care: an international consortium
    Jantine Scheele
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:193. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Epidural corticosteroid injections in the management of sciatica: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rafael Zambelli Pinto
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Intern Med 157:865-77. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Symptoms of depression and stress mediate the effect of pain on disability
    Amanda M Hall
    The George Institute for Global Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia
    Pain 152:1044-51. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Reliability and discriminatory capacity of a clinical scale for assessing abdominal muscle coordination
    Rafael Z Pinto
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 34:562-9. 2011
  8. doi request reprint A critical review of methods used to determine the smallest worthwhile effect of interventions for low back pain
    Manuela L Ferreira
    The George Institute for Global Health, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:253-61. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain of less than three months' duration
    Manuela L Ferreira
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 26:593-601. 2003
  10. pmc Triggers for an episode of sudden onset low back pain: study protocol
    Daniel Steffens
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:7. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint The smallest worthwhile effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physiotherapy for chronic low back pain: a benefit-harm trade-off study
    Manuela L Ferreira
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:1397-404. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the smallest worthwhile effects of two treatments for nonspecific low back pain (LBP)...
  2. pmc A systematic review of the unit costs of allied health and community services used by older people in Australia
    Inez Farag
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, 321 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:69. 2013
    ..This systematic review therefore aims to synthesise information available in the literature on the unit costs of allied health and community services that may be utilised by an older person living in Australia...
  3. doi request reprint Physical activity improves strength, balance and endurance in adults aged 40-65 years: a systematic review
    Manuela L Ferreira
    The University of Sydney, Australia
    J Physiother 58:145-56. 2012
    ..Can physical activity in adults aged 40-65 years enhance strength and balance and prevent falls?..
  4. pmc Back complaints in the elders (BACE); design of cohort studies in primary care: an international consortium
    Jantine Scheele
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:193. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the course of back complaints and identify prognostic factors for the transition from acute back complaints to chronic back complaints in older people who visit a primary health care physician...
  5. ncbi request reprint Epidural corticosteroid injections in the management of sciatica: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rafael Zambelli Pinto
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Intern Med 157:865-77. 2012
    ..Key limitations of existing reviews are the inclusion of trials with active controls of unknown efficacy and failure to provide an estimate of the size of the treatment effect...
  6. doi request reprint Symptoms of depression and stress mediate the effect of pain on disability
    Amanda M Hall
    The George Institute for Global Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia
    Pain 152:1044-51. 2011
    ..These findings provide an opportunity to decrease the risk of long-term disability through early identification and management of depressive and stress symptoms...
  7. doi request reprint Reliability and discriminatory capacity of a clinical scale for assessing abdominal muscle coordination
    Rafael Z Pinto
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 34:562-9. 2011
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  8. doi request reprint A critical review of methods used to determine the smallest worthwhile effect of interventions for low back pain
    Manuela L Ferreira
    The George Institute for Global Health, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:253-61. 2012
    ..To critically and systematically review methods used to estimate the smallest worthwhile effect of interventions for nonspecific low back pain...
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain of less than three months' duration
    Manuela L Ferreira
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 26:593-601. 2003
    ..It is not clear if spinal manipulative therapy is more effective than exercise, usual physiotherapy, or medical care in the first 4 weeks of treatment...
  10. pmc Triggers for an episode of sudden onset low back pain: study protocol
    Daniel Steffens
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:7. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to quantify the transient increase in risk of a sudden episode of low back pain associated with acute exposure to a range of common physical and psychological factors...
  11. doi request reprint Patient-centred communication is associated with positive therapeutic alliance: a systematic review
    Rafael Zambelli Pinto
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Physiother 58:77-87. 2012
    ..During the patient-therapist encounter, which communication factors correlate with constructs of therapeutic alliance?..
  12. doi request reprint Effectiveness of self-management of low back pain: systematic review with meta-analysis
    Vinicius C Oliveira
    University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1739-48. 2012
    ..To determine the effectiveness of self-management for nonspecific low back pain (LBP)...
  13. pmc The patient-specific functional scale is more responsive than the Roland Morris disability questionnaire when activity limitation is low
    Amanda M Hall
    The George Institute for International Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, 341 George St, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Spine J 20:79-86. 2011
    ..The PSFS is more responsive than the RMDQ for patients with low levels of activity limitation but not for patients with high levels of activity limitation...
  14. doi request reprint The influence of the therapist-patient relationship on treatment outcome in physical rehabilitation: a systematic review
    Amanda M Hall
    The George Institute for International Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney, New South Wales, 2050 Australia
    Phys Ther 90:1099-110. 2010
    ..The working alliance, or collaborative bond, between client and psychotherapist has been found to be related to outcome in psychotherapy...
  15. doi request reprint Discriminative and reliability analyses of ultrasound measurement of abdominal muscles recruitment
    Paulo H Ferreira
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Man Ther 16:463-9. 2011
    ..97) was substantially higher than a non-trained one (ICC = 0.44; 95% CI: -0.41-0.78). In conclusion, ultrasound measures of deep trunk function is a valid discriminative tool in LBP but highly dependent on operator's level of training...
  16. ncbi request reprint People with low back pain typically need to feel 'much better' to consider intervention worthwhile: an observational study
    Manuela L Ferreira
    Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 55:123-7. 2009
    ..back pain to perceive they are worth their cost, discomfort, risk, and incovenience? Are there any differences between the interventions? Do specific characteristics of people with low back pain predict the smallest important difference?..
  17. ncbi request reprint Specific stabilisation exercise for spinal and pelvic pain: a systematic review
    Paulo H Ferreira
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 52:79-88. 2006
    ..Single trials indicate that specific stabilisation exercise can be helpful in the treatment of cervicogenic headache and associated neck pain, pelvic pain, and in reducing recurrence after acute low back pain...
  18. doi request reprint The therapeutic alliance between clinicians and patients predicts outcome in chronic low back pain
    Paulo H Ferreira
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, P O Box 170, Lidcombe, Sydney, New South Wales 1825, Australia
    Phys Ther 93:470-8. 2013
    ..The impact of the relationship (therapeutic alliance) between patients and physical therapists on treatment outcome in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) has not been previously investigated...
  19. doi request reprint Communication that values patient autonomy is associated with satisfaction with care: a systematic review
    Vinicius C Oliveira
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Physiother 58:215-29. 2012
    ..Which communication factors used by clinicians during patient-clinician interactions are associated with satisfaction with care?..
  20. doi request reprint Many randomized trials of physical therapy interventions are not adequately registered: a survey of 200 published trials
    Rafael Zambelli Pinto
    The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    Phys Ther 93:299-309. 2013
    ..Previous surveys suggest that most trials are registered. However, these surveys examined only trials in journals with high impact factors, which may bias the results...
  21. doi request reprint Assessment of the therapeutic alliance in physical rehabilitation: a RASCH analysis
    Amanda Marie Hall
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 34:257-66. 2012
    ..To investigate the psychometric properties of the Working Alliance Inventory Theory of Change Inventory (WATOCI) in physical rehabilitation...
  22. doi request reprint Can we explain heterogeneity among randomized clinical trials of exercise for chronic back pain? A meta-regression analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Manuela L Ferreira
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, 75 East St, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, New South Wales 1825, Australia
    Phys Ther 90:1383-403. 2010
    ..Uncritical pooling of heterogeneous exercise trials may result in misleading conclusions regarding the effects of exercise on chronic low back pain (CLBP)...
  23. pmc A randomized controlled trial of tai chi for long-term low back pain (TAI CHI): study rationale, design, and methods
    Amanda M Hall
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:55. 2009
    ..Thus the aim of this study will be to examine the effects of a tai chi exercise program on pain and disability in people with long-term low back pain...
  24. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and beliefs of Brazilian and Australian physiotherapy students towards chronic back pain: a cross-cultural comparison
    Paulo H Ferreira
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Physiother Res Int 9:13-23. 2004
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Are neck pain scales and questionnaires compatible with the international classification of functioning, disability and health? A systematic review
    Manuela L Ferreira
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 32:1539-46. 2010
    ..To identify neck-pain-specific questionnaires and scales that measure functioning and disability and assess whether their contents are comparable to the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)...
  26. doi request reprint Methodological limitations prevent definitive conclusions on the effects of patients' preferences in randomized clinical trials evaluating musculoskeletal conditions
    Marcia R Franco
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:586-98. 2013
    ..To systematically and critically evaluate how patients' preferences have been measured and analyzed in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating musculoskeletal conditions...
  27. doi request reprint Self-reported chronic pain is associated with physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation
    Leani Souza Máximo Pereira
    Department of Physiotherapy, School of Physical Education, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Interv Aging 9:259-65. 2014
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  28. doi request reprint Effect of 2 lumbar spine postures on transversus abdominis muscle thickness during a voluntary contraction in people with and without low back pain
    Rafael Z Pinto
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 34:164-72. 2011
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Factors defining care-seeking in low back pain--a meta-analysis of population based surveys
    Manuela L Ferreira
    Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group, University of Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Pain 14:747.e1-7. 2010
    ..Pain intensity was only slightly associated with care-seeking, whereas patients with high levels of disability were nearly eight times more likely to seek care than patients with lower levels of disability...
  30. ncbi request reprint Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain?
    Manuela L Ferreira
    The University of Sydney, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 48:277-84. 2002
    ..It is not clear whether spinal manipulation is more effective than NSAIDs in reducing pain of patients with chronic low back pain...
  31. pmc Drugs for relief of pain in patients with sciatica: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rafael Zambelli Pinto
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMJ 344:e497. 2012
    ..To investigate the efficacy and tolerability of analgesic and adjuvant pain drugs typically administered in primary care for the management of patients with sciatica...
  32. pmc The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-Short Form is reliable in children living in remote Australian Aboriginal communities
    Barbara R Lucas
    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Sydney, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Clinical School, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 13:135. 2013
    ..It is available in a Complete Form with 53 items or a Short Form with 14 items. Its reliability in measuring motor performance in children exposed to alcohol in utero or living in remote Australian Aboriginal communities is unknown...