Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, Critical Care and Rehabilitation
https://cpcrjournal.org/article/doi/10.4322/2675-9977.cpcr.202201
Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, Critical Care and Rehabilitation
Editorial

CPCR is on its way... to a great future, hopefully!

Fabio Pitta; Rafael Mesquita; Marlus Karsten

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In 2021, the Brazilian Association of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy and Physiotherapy in Critical Care (ASSOBRAFIR) launched its new scientific journal called CPCR (Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, Critical Care and Rehabilitation). A dedicated group of chief and associate editors was assembled, and the journal is now boldly “up and running” towards a solid future. In its first year of life, CPCR has published 12 articles: 8 articles of original research, 2 short communications, 1 systematic review and 1 state-of-the-art review. The themes of the original articles covered a vast array of topics, including:

  • In-hospital mobilization after cardiac surgery1
  • Characterization of patients with COVID-19-related ARDS2
  • Barriers faced and lessons learned to conduct a trial during the COVID-19 pandemic3
  • Assessment of diaphragmatic mobility4
  • Upper extremity function and walking in stroke survivors5
  • Heart rate variability and accelerometry post-surgery for gastrointestinal cancer6
  • Validation of a self-efficacy scale for COPD in Portuguese language7
  • Assessment of skeletal muscle dysfunction in COPD8
  • Use of the 4-meter gait speed test to prescribe exercise intensity in COPD9
  • Influence of breathing exercises on diaphragmatic mobility10


In addition, the reviews on educational interventions in patients with diabetes11 and the association of heart rate and longevity12 were also welcomed additions to the current literature. Anyone can access all these articles entirely for free in the journal’s website: https://www.cpcrjournal.org/archive13.


All of us involved in CPCR are very thankful to the authors and reviewers, who made possible to bring to researchers and clinicians high-quality research even in this short period of time. We have figured out how rewarding it is to count on the confidence of authors and reviewers to give life to CPCR. Further, we certainly count on many other authors and reviewers to continue pursuing CPCR’s goal of publishing scientifically rigorous research that can potentially contribute to the worldwide advance of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, rehabilitation and/or physiotherapy in critical care, in adults, elderly, paediatrics and neonates.


CPCR is looking forward to new challenges, such as increasing visibility and submissions, reducing the length of the review process and getting indexed in relevant 
databases. For example, since September 2022 CPCR is using a newer version of the online system of manuscript submission (please visit https://ojs.uel.br/revistas/uel/ 
index.php/cpcr/login)14, which will facilitate the process as well as the communication between all the involved parties. Exciting and great things are waiting for all of us 
(editors, authors, reviewers, readers…). We would like to invite you from anywhere in the world to be part of CPCR in any of these roles, since they are equally important...
and also to encourage you to send us your best articles, accept our invitations for peerreviews and keep reading, citing and sharing the scientific articles of CPCR. Please join us on our way to a great future for CPCR, a future which has already started!

Fabio Pitta, PhD
Rafael Mesquita, PhD
Marlus Karsten, PhD
Editors-in-chief of the CPCR journal

References

1. Mendes RG, Pantoni CBF, Simões RP, Ditomaso-Luporini L, Bonjorno FCRC, Kabbach EZ, et al. In-hospital mobilization after cardiac surgery: investigation of a dose-effect of once- and twice-daily exercise on cardiac autonomic modulation. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42060.

2. Costa GB, Melquiades HA, Carvalho EV, Gomes EP, Reboredo MM, Pinheiro BV. Characterization of patients with COVID-19-related ARDS before the prone position: prospective cohort study. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e44141.

3. Silva LP, Seixas MB, Batalha APDB, Ponciano IC, Oh P, Ghisi GLM. Multi-level barriers faced and lessons learned to conduct a randomized controlled trial in patients with diabetes and prediabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42516.

4. Dal Pont T, Gonçalvez JC, Mello CL, Francisco DS, Peruzzolo CC, Montemezzo D, et al. Can diaphragmatic mobility be measured by chest wall volumes? Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42579.

5. Jarbandhan A, Toelsie J, Bipat R, Freedrik J, Vanhees L, Buys R, et al. A cross-sectional study to assess an association between upper extremity function and functional walking capacity in chronic stroke survivors. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42992.

6. Almeida MCV, Nascimento DCS, Neves LMT, Dias JF, Silva AAC, Bastos LEL, et al. Analysis of heart rate variability and accelerometry in patients following surgery for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42568.

7. Gavenda SG, Karloh M, Alexandre HF, Matias TS, Mayer AF. Translation, crosscultural adaptation and validation of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Adapted Index of Self-efficacy (PRAISE) scale for brazilian patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1: e43048.

8. Santos TD, Pasqualoto AS, Pereira FF, Ludke E, Silveira AF, Albuquerque IM. Does the COPD assessment test associate to skeletal muscle dysfunction in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42146.

9. Bisca GW, Morita AA, Machado FVC, Rodrigues A, Sant’Anna T, Hernandes NA, et al. 4-meter gait speed test as a tool to prescribe walking exercise intensity in individuals with COPD. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42316.

10. Siva MR, Peruzzolo CC, Montemezzo D, Paulin E. Influence of breathing exercises on diaphragmatic mobility and the electrical activity of accessory muscles of respiration in healthy adults. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42701.

11. Chaves GSS, Britto R, Oh P, Ghisi GLM. Disease-related knowledge, health behaviours and clinical outcomes following an educational intervention in patients with diabetes according to their health literacy level: a systematic review. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42809.

12. Paschoal MA. Heart rate and longevity. Cardiorespir Physiother Crit Care Rehabil. 2021;1:e42591.

13. CPCR: Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, Critical Care and Rehabilitation [Internet]. Current Edition. São Paulo: CPCR; 2022 [cited 2022 Oct 6]. Available from: https://www.cpcrjournal.org/current

14. Platform and Workflow by OJS/PKP [Internet]. [cited 2022 Oct 6]. OJS; 2022. Available from: https://ojs.uel.br/revistas/uel/index.php/cpcr/login

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