Vol. 15 No. 1 (2021)

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Special issue on COVID-19 (coronavirus disease): Impacts on motor behavior


The COVID-2019 pandemic is a highly pathogenic viral infection that changed drastically daily life, including social distancing as a major preventive measure. Millions of lives have been significantly altered, and a global, multi-level, and demanding stress-coping-adjustment process is ongoing. The changes in routine may impact motor behavior, requiring a flexible adaptation to new circumstances, which includes tele-interventions and physical education classes, exercise training adaptations, health care modifications, etc.

The goal of this Special Issue is to stimulate novel investigations and theoretical perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting motor behavior in children, middle-aged and older people, and people with diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, neurological disease, etc. We intend for this article collection to be a discussion platform on how to help people cope with and adjust to critical situations. Specific aims include understanding the effects of the pandemic on motor behavior and suggesting effective strategies to manage motor behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guest editors 

Dr Fabio A. Barbieri (São Paulo State University - Unesp, Bauru - SP, Brazil)

Dr José A. Barela (São Paulo State University - Unesp, Rio Claro - SP, Brazil)

Dr Natalia M. Rinaldi (Federal University of Espírito Santo - UFES, Vitória - ES, Brazil

Peer-review process

The editorial review process followed the BJMB's peer-review guidelines. The manuscripts were handled by the guest editor that invited at least two independent reviewers for a double-blind review.

Published: 2021-03-01

Current Opinion articles

  • Cross-education: Is it a viable method for rehabilitation?

    Jonathan P. Farthing, E. Paul Zehr, Ashlee M. Hendy, Justin W. Andrushko, Andrea Manca, Franca Deriu, Jeremy Loenneke, Marco A. Minetto, Tibor Hortobágyi
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.215

Special issue: COVID-19 (coronavirus disease): Impacts on motor behavior

  • Editorial: COVID-19 (coronavirus disease): Impacts on motor behavior

    Fabio A. Barbieri, José A. Barela, Natalia M. Rinaldi
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.244
  • COVID-19 and its impact on human motor control

    Paulo H. S. Pelicioni, Aurelio D. Santos, Karine V. Tako, Paulo C. R. Santos
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.196
  • The importance of promoting physical activity during the COVID-19 outbreak to control the worsening of old pandemics

    Isabela R. Marçal, Emmanuel Gomes Ciolac
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.217
  • Playful activity remained constant while electronics use increased in children during social distancing amidst the COVID-19 outbreak: A Poá’s pilot study

    Marlon M. V. Leite, Ana M. F. Barela, José A. Barela
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.238
  • Physical activity and sedentary behavior adaptability to COVID-19 social and mobility constraints: a follow-up study in Ilhéus – Bahia/Brazil

    Marcos R. T. P. Menuchi, Alberto B. Kruschewsky, David Ohara, Marcelo O. Honda, Marco A. Avila, Peolla P. Stein, Duarte Araújo
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.212
  • Synchronous and asynchronous remote exercise may improve motor and non-motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Felipe B. Santinelli, Lucas Simieli, Elisa de C. Costa, Leticia N. Marteli, Chien H. Fen, Erica Tardelli, Erika Okamoto, Katia Tanaka, Fabio A. Barbieri
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.236