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Effectiveness of Global Postural Reeducation in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, University of Cadiz, 11009 Cadiz, Spain
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Department of Physiotherapy, University of Seville, 41009 Seville, Spain
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J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9(9), 2696; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092696
Received: 4 July 2020 / Revised: 6 August 2020 / Accepted: 18 August 2020 / Published: 20 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spondyloarthritis: From Pathophysiology to Treatment)
The aim of this study was to determine the role of global postural reeducation for people with ankylosing spondylitis. We compared the effects of treatments on pain, dysfunction (using the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index), range of motion, and chest expansion in a specific population aged over 18 years old with ankylosing spondylitis. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) statements. The search was conducted using the PubMed, Physiotherapy Database (PEDro), Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), and Web of Science (WoS) databases. Clinical trials and systematic reviews/meta-analysis were reviewed. Results: 154 studies were found. Finally, four were included. Conclusions: global postural reeducation is beneficial for ankylosing spondylitis, but no more so than other conventional treatments, except for spinal mobility, where Global Postural Reeducation demonstrated an advantage. View Full-Text
Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis; global postural reeducation; dysfunction; range of motion; pain ankylosing spondylitis; global postural reeducation; dysfunction; range of motion; pain
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Gonzalez-Medina, G.; Perez-Cabezas, V.; Marin-Paz, A.-J.; Galán-Mercant, A.; Ruiz-Molinero, C.; Jimenez-Rejano, J.J. Effectiveness of Global Postural Reeducation in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9, 2696. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092696

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Gonzalez-Medina G, Perez-Cabezas V, Marin-Paz A-J, Galán-Mercant A, Ruiz-Molinero C, Jimenez-Rejano JJ. Effectiveness of Global Postural Reeducation in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9(9):2696. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092696

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Gonzalez-Medina, Gloria, Veronica Perez-Cabezas, Antonio-Jesus Marin-Paz, Alejandro Galán-Mercant, Carmen Ruiz-Molinero, and Jose J. Jimenez-Rejano. 2020. "Effectiveness of Global Postural Reeducation in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" Journal of Clinical Medicine 9, no. 9: 2696. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092696

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