Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

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April 2023 - Volume 47 - Issue 2

  • George D. Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • 1557-0576
  • 1557-0584
  • 4 issues per year
  • Rehabilitation 8/68
    Clinical Neurology 67/212
  • 4.655
    5-Year Impact Factor: 4.785

Descriptive Statistics, An Important First Step

Descriptive statistics are a vital component to any research article but may be overlooked to some degree by readers and authors. Adequate descriptive statistics are necessary to provide a full understanding of the characteristics of the sample. Clinician readers need this information so they can appropriately interpret the results and determine if their patient is like the participants in the study. This information is used in the clinical decision-making process when deciding whether the findings of the study can be applied to their patient. Researchers need to examine the findings from the descriptive analysis as a first step to determine the correct type of inferential statistics to use. Descriptive statistics can be used by other researchers to determine the appropriate sample size for future studies.

Read the full editorial here​.

George Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Editor-in-Chief

JNPT is excited to introduce the April 2023 issue! Lorenzo-García and colleagues performed a network meta-analysis to compare the effectiveness of different types of exercise interventions for improving quality of life among people with Parkinson Disease. Awad and colleagues examined the interplay between walking speed, economy, and stability in persons with stroke. Fino and colleagues determined the combination of items from two clinical assessments that best differentiates people with persistent symptoms from mild traumatic brain injury from healthy controls. Adam and colleagues​ examined associations between PT provider continuity and mobility outcomes in inpatient neurologic rehabilitation. Pechstein and colleagues assessed changes in walking endurance, oxygen uptake kinetics and perceived fatiguability after an overground locomotor training regimen in Parkinson Disease. Pedullà and colleagues​ tested whether and how people with multiple sclerosis met physical activity guidelines before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to send a giant THANK YOU to all JNPT reviewers, Editorial Board and Associate Editors! Your service is central to the success of the journal, and we are so grateful for your time, energy and expertise. Be sure to check out the insightful Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) President's Perspective for the year framed around promoting joy in work with “Psychological PPE". Also, congratulations to the 2023 ANPT award honorees, including JNPT Associate Editor Michael Schubert who was honored for Excellence in Neurologic Research!

We hope you enjoy this issue!

Pierce Boyne PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
JNPT Digital Media Editor​

Physical Activity in Multiple Sclerosis: Meeting the Guidelines at the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pedullà, Ludovico; Santoyo-Medina, Carme; Novotna, Klara; More

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 47(2):112-121, April 2023.

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