European Rehabilitation Journal <p><strong><em>European Rehabilitation Journal</em> </strong>is the journal of the <em>French Physiotherapy Society</em> (SFP) gathering more than 2000 members of all field of Physiotherapy and aiming to empower the profession offering the best available research in the rehabilitation field. The choice to have an open access system via OJS was a strong will of the SFP and its members. 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Among these, impaired postural control has been reported to be common in this population. However, postural control has not been extensively studied in tasks of daily living in this population. Novel solutions for postural control assessment exist, like the quantitative motion analysis, which has demonstrated to be a robust and accurate tool.</p> <p>Objective: the main aim of this study is to characterize the postural control of COPD patients during tasks of daily living compared to that of control subjects using quantitative motion analysis. The secondary aims of this study are to examine the associations between postural control variables of interest and various clinical factors and to investigate the utility of the modified Glittre-ADL for the clinical assessment of postural control in daily task.</p> <p>Method: A case-control study will be conducted with a group of sixteen COPD patients and a control group of sixteen participants. Quantitative movement analysis will be used to assess postural control during a modified Glittre-ADL test (incorporating tasks of daily living) and timed-up-and-go tests (under normal and dual-task conditions). Clinical factors (e.g., dyspnea, pain, inspiratory muscle strength, falls, fear of falling, etc.) will also be assessed.</p> <p>Discussion: ATTRACTION will be the first study to propose the assessment of postural control in various daily living tasks in COPD patients using quantitative movement analysis and has the potential to precise the relation between postural control and several clinical factors.</p> <p><strong>Trials registration: </strong>ATTRACTION study was registered on under the number NCT05211674.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, physical examination, postural balance, rehabilitation</p> Romain Pichon Mathieu Ménard Diane Hearing Graziella Brinchault Armel Crétual Copyright (c) 2022 Romain Pichon, Mathieu Ménard, Diane Hearing, Graziella Brinchault, Armel Crétual 2022-06-28 2022-06-28 2 1 10.52057/erj.v2i1.19 Exergame and cognitive-motor dual-task training in the healthy elderly (INCOME): a study protocol <p><strong>Background</strong>: Ageing is associated with a decrease in cognitive, motor, and dual-task capacities, leading to a possible loss in autonomy. Cognitive-motor dual-task training is known to be effective on these functions but suffers from low adherence level. On this point, exergames seem to be a promising solution. We aim to evaluate the effects of a new customized exergame on cognitive and motor capabilities in the elderly.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong>: Thirty-nine elderly persons (65 years old or above) will carry out 30 minutes of cognitive-motor dual-task training through our exergame, 3 times a week for 12 weeks. We will assess postural control under single and dual-task conditions (stabilometric platform), mental inhibition (Stroop test), mental flexibility (Trail Making Test), working memory (N-Back), mobility (Timed Up-and-Go), balance (Berg Balance Scale), fear of falling (Falls Efficacy Scale), quality of life (EuroQol), city exploration, and tracked (Armband®) or self-reported (QAPPA) physical activity level. &nbsp;Lastly, we will assess the safety (adverse events appearance) and the adhesion (compliance, drop-out, motivation) levels of this intervention. These evaluations will take place after the training protocol and after a 3-month follow-up.</p> <p><strong>Discussion</strong>: This pilot study is expected to bring positive gains for the participants, as well as exploration of current knowledge gaps in the literature.</p> <p><strong>Trial registration</strong>: NCT04179708 (</p> Matthieu Gallou-Guyot Stephane Mandigout Patricia Sherley Almeida Prado Romain Marie Jean-Christophe Daviet Anaick Perrochon Copyright (c) 2022 Matthieu Gallou-Guyot, Stephane Mandigout, Patricia Sherley Almeida Prado, Romain Marie, Jean-Christophe Daviet, Anaick Perrochon 2022-03-01 2022-03-01 2 1 1 10 10.52057/erj.v2i1.8 Feasibility of vestibulo-occular reflex gain measurement during large amplitude gaze shifts in acute unilateral vestibular dysfunction – a case series. <p><strong>Background</strong>: Head and eye movements orientate gaze during daily activities. In the case of vestibular disorders, these movements can lead to oscillopsia, avoidance behaviours or catch-up saccades. No specific test currently exists to assess large amplitude gaze shifts in clinical practice.</p> <p><strong>Objective:</strong> The aim of the study was to determine the clinical feasibility of measuring the vestibulo-ocular reflex gain and the amplitude and velocity of the head during large amplitude gaze shifts in people with acute unilateral vestibular dysfunction.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong>: We retrospectively analysed recordings from a Frami-VCOR device in 4 individuals with acute unilateral vestibular dysfunction. Participants were asked to fix an illuminated diode and as soon as it switched off, to rotate their head as quickly as possible to fix a second illuminated diode.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: The vestibular ocular reflex gain was smaller when the head turned towards the impaired side but head amplitude and velocity did not differ significantly between the impaired and healthy sides. Post-hoc analysis showed that the amplitude and the velocity of the first saccade (i.e. in the same direction as the head) differed significantly between the impaired and healthy sides.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> Evaluation of head and eye movements during a large gaze shift is feasible with a device available in clinical practice: this tool could be useful for clinicians who treat vestibular disorders.</p> Gaël Le Perf Guillaume Thebault Copyright (c) 2022 Gaël Le Perf, Guillaume Thebault 2022-07-12 2022-07-12 2 1 10.52057/erj.v2i1.16 Statistical inference through estimation: recommendations from the International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors Mark R Elkins Rafael Zambelli Pinto Arianne Verhagen Monika Grygorowicz Anne Söderlunde Matthieu Guémann Antonia Gómez-Conesa Sarah Blantonh Jean-Michel Brismée Shabnam Agarwal Alan Jette Sven Karstens Michele Harms Geert Verheyden Umer Sheikh Copyright (c) 2022 Mark R Elkins, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, Arianne Verhagen, Monika Grygorowicz, Anne Söderlunde, Matthieu Guémann, Antonia Gómez-Conesa, Sarah Blantonh, Jean-Michel Brismée, Shabnam Agarwal, Alan Jette, Sven Karstens, Michele Harms, Geert Verheyden, Umer Sheikh 2022-04-01 2022-04-01 2 1 1 5 10.52057/erj.v2i1.13 Research integrity requires to be aware of good and questionable research practices Matthieu Boisgontier Copyright (c) 2022 Matthieu Boisgontier 2022-07-20 2022-07-20 2 1 1 3 10.52057/erj.v2i1.24 Geriatric rehabilitation: what place and what perspectives? France Mourey Copyright (c) 2022 France Mourey 2022-03-22 2022-03-22 2 1 1 2 10.52057/erj.v2i1.14 Evidence-Based Practice: proposal for an extended definition <p>Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is an approach that has emerged in medical practice. In 2000, Sackett et al. stated the most common definition of the EBP approach: "the integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values". Over time, many elements have been added and discussed by various authors to this initial definition (cost and duration of the intervention, therapist skills, regional resources provided for health, cultural influences, …). With evolution of the EBP approach, and these successive additions, we wish to propose a new definition of the EBP in order to bring it a more contemporary and complete face. For that reason, the different objectives of this article are :</p> <p>- to explain why making such a proposal : a new extended definition</p> <p>- to propose a new extended definition</p> <p>- to explain our semantic choices</p> <p>- to propose (and explain) an updated graphic model for the extended definition</p> Adrien Pallot Matthieu Guémann Aurélie Morichon Sébastien Martin Marion Gallois Guillaume Raynal Thomas Davergne Stephan Rostagno Thomas Osinski Copyright (c) 2022 Adrien Pallot, Matthieu Guémann, Aurélie Morichon, Sébastien Martin, Marion Gallois, Guillaume Raynal, Thomas Davergne, Stephan Rostagno, Thomas Osinski 2022-02-22 2022-02-22 2 1 1 5 10.52057/erj.v2i1.3 You Ask #PEDroAnswers, a global social media campaign to help physiotherapists improve their searching skills to find high-quality evidence <p>This is a View Point article that does not need an abstract.</p> Courtney West Matthieu Guemann Emre Ilhan Copyright (c) 2022 Courtney West, Matthieu Guemann, Emre Ilhan 2022-05-18 2022-05-18 2 1 1 5 10.52057/erj.v2i1.18