Journal of
the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NIGERIA SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • Abbreviation: J. Nig. Soc. Physiother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0331-3735
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNSP
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 54

Table of Content: 2011; 18(1)

December 2011

Perceptual Learning Exercises: An adjunct to balance exercises for normal healthy geriatric population

In older adults, falls commonly lead to injury, loss of independence, associated illness, and early death. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of perceptual learning exercises on static balance in a normal healthy geriatric population. A total of 28 healthy elderly subjects (19 female and 9 male) participated in this randomized two-group parallel controlled trial. The whole population was divided...

Author(s): A KUMAR and J KAUR

  • Article Number: E99A8DD65203

December 2011

Relationship between parental socioeconomic status and cardiovascular parameters of primary school pupils in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Socioeconomic status has been reported to affect the blood pressure of adults in Nigeria. However, it is yet to be confirmed if it also affects the blood pressure of Nigerian children. The objective of this study was therefore to investigate the effect of parental socioeconomic status on the cardiovascular parameters of primary school pupils in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The weight, height, abdominal circumference, systolic...

Author(s): GA ADEDEJI MO EGWU RA ADEDOYIN and OB OYELESE    

  • Article Number: 54EA9AB65205

December 2011

Relationship between pain intensity, activity limitation, static and dynamic back muscles endurance in patients with non-specific long-term low-back pain

Research on the correlation of trunk muscles’ endurance with other outcome measures in patients with long-term low-back pain (LBP) is scarce. This study assessed the relationship between pain intensity, activity limitation, and static and dynamic back extensors endurance in patients with non-specific long-term LBP. Sixty-seven patients screened using the McKenzie Institute’s Lumbar Spine Assessment Format...

Author(s): MBADA CE AYANNIYI O and OGUNLADE SO

  • Article Number: 7564A7065207

December 2011

Effects of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation technique on the functional ambulation of stroke survivors

This study investigated the effect of an 8-week proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) treatment programme on the functional ambulation of post-stroke individuals measured with the Emory Functional Ambulation Profile (EFAP) - a timed-test instrument comprising 5 subtasks. Seventeen male and female post-stroke individuals (mean age 56.73+8.79 years) were recruited into the study and treated with a PNF protocol...

Author(s): AKOSILE CO ADEGOKE BOA JOHNSON OE and MARUF FA

  • Article Number: A6448BA65210

December 2011

Relationship among three field methods of estimating percent body fat in young adults

A certain amount of fat is essential for normal body functioning and subcutaneous fat is usually considered to represent a good estimate of total body fat. It is uncertain, however, whether the different field methods of estimating percent body fat will give similar values, considering the variations in the methods used in the assessment. This study sought to determine the relationships among percent body fat value...

Author(s): AKINPELU AO GBIRI CA BANKS YO and OYEYEMI AL

  • Article Number: 6E55C2565213

December 2011

Evolving opportunities for people living with a disability and the need to prepare physiotherapists for community-based rehabilitation

This paper discusses the relevant issues regarding the role of physical therapists in a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) model that seeks to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities and their families by meeting their basic needs. CBR focuses on the needs of the individual and the wider population, and extends beyond purely medical interpretation. The traditional institutional-based medical model...

Author(s): HAMZA AM NABILLA AS LOH SY and MISAU YA

  • Article Number: 478310E65216

December 2011

Economic Burden of Low Back Pain on Patients Seen at the Outpatient Physiotherapy Clinics of Secondary and Tertiary Health Institutions in Ibadan

A limited amount of data exists on the burden of low back pain (LBP) in developing countries. This study was therefore carried out to determine the economic burden of LBP on patients seen in out-patient physiotherapy clinics of secondary and tertiary health institutions in Ibadan. Forty (25 males, 15 females) individuals with LBP receiving physiotherapy in secondary and tertiary health institutions in Ibadan...

Author(s): ODOLE AC AKINPELU AA ADEKANLA BA and OBISANYA OB

  • Article Number: 4B6FF7565219

December 2011

Ethics and contextual framework for professional behaviour and code of practice for physiotherapists in Nigeria

Physiotherapists make decisions that involve ethical judgment in the course of practice and are guided by a code of professional behaviour. The purpose of this review is to elucidate decision-making in physiotherapy practice, highlight the dynamic nature of ethics, and discuss some professional behaviour expectations within the context of the Nigerian society. This paper presents the multidimensional context of ethical...

Author(s): OYEYEMI O.

  • Article Number: 0AA592B65221

December 2011

Utilizing research findings in physiotherapy: A call for gap bridging

The relevance of research in clinical sciences is anchored on the notion to improve practice through the implementation of outcomes. However, realization of this goal remains a mirage because the purposes for which research and publication are meant have not been fully met as a result of failure to apply the results in most clinical settings. The increase in the research-practice gap calls for scrutiny with a view to...

Author(s): BELLO AI

  • Article Number: FD1506865223

December 2011

Our American Journey: Challenges, threats and opportunities

As someone who was not born in this country (United States of America), I feel comfortable discussing this topic from a vantage position as a naturalized citizen of the United States who arrived here at the age of 25. The first general rule of any presentation is to know the composition of your audience. Let us do a check. I am assuming that a majority of the individuals in this hall are Nigerians like me with a...

Author(s): BALOGUN JA

  • Article Number: BB31E1965225

December 2011

Our Chance, Our Choice, Our Legacy

Everyone present is a witness to an event not merely born out of nostalgic yearnings to rendezvous with colleagues and friends after years of hard work and sojourn in the US, but rather, a gathering of professionals, bonded by a shared national and philosophical identity. It was born out of our resolve to look back and discuss our past, present and the future as it relates to our origin. My address will therefore...

Author(s): OYEYEMI A.

  • Article Number: F3A45DE65227