For many experimental participants, the
booklet and its guide to bra purchase became a mother/daughter project, opening up the topic for discussion by easing embarrassment and self-consciousness. The improvement in bra fit and breast support suggests that a booklet such as this, designed to appeal to the target audience, could be used by physiotherapists IWR-1 chemical structure to educate and improve the breast support knowledge and behaviour of their adolescent female patients. Incorporating bra fit and breast support education as part of physiotherapy intervention for musculoskeletal disorders associated with poor posture, or as part of sports coverage of female sporting teams and athletes, could improve outcomes and promote physical activity with its associated health benefits. However, further research investigating the effect of bra education on long-term reduction of musculoskeletal complaints I-BET151 is recommended. eAddenda:
Table 4, Appendix 1 available at JoP. physiotherapy.asn.au Note: The breast education booklet that was developed as a part of this study is available from: Breast Research Australia, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia. www.uow.edu.au/bookshop. Ethics: The University of Wollongong Human Research Ethics crotamiton Committee approved this study. All participants and their parents gave written informed consent before data collection began. Competing interests: None declared. Support: IMB Community Foundation and the New South Wales Sporting Injury Committee. Acknowledgements: The authors thank the IMB Community Foundation and the New South Wales Sporting Injury Committee for funding
the booklet and research project. Thanks are also extended to the athletes and coaches from the Illawarra Academy of Sport, South West Sydney Academy of Sport, Northern Inland Academy of Sport, and North Coast Academy of Sport, who participated in this study. “
“Sinusitis is frequently encountered in general practice. The one-year incidence in primary care in Norway has been reported to be approximately 3.5 per 100 adults (Lindbaek, 2004). In the United States, sinusitis is reported to affect 1 in 7 adults each year (Rosenfeld et al 2007a), and sinusitis accounts for 15–21% of antibiotic prescriptions for adult outpatients (Ahovuo-Saloranta et al 2008). The term rhinosinusitis is often used and acute rhinosinusitis may be classified further into acute bacterial rhinosinusitis and viral rhinosinusitis based on symptoms (Rosenfeld et al 2007a). Antibiotics should only be prescribed for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis. Distinguishing viral from bacterial infections is particularly challenging in the acute stages (Lindbaek, 2007).