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Almost one in five clinical trials evaluating physiotherapy interventions for low back pain excluded people due to lack of language proficiency

People need to communicate fluently to adequately participate in some physiotherapy interventions, for example, interventions for health promotion or behaviour modification. Language proficiency is also a requirement for participating in most clinical trials. This prerequisite …

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PEDro’s World-Wide Journal Club on understanding comparisons in trials is now available

Welcome to the PEDro World-Wide Journal Club. The purpose of the PEDro World-Wide Journal Club is to encourage the global physiotherapy community to read trials, reviews and guidelines that have important implications for clinical practice. …

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Cochrane systematic review found moderate certainty evidence that physical activity interventions for 6 months or more probably improve exercise capacity in people with cystic fibrosis, when compared to no training

This Cochrane systematic review aimed to estimate the effects of physical activity on exercise capacity, lung function and health-related quality of life in people with cystic fibrosis. This review was an update of a previously …

Read moreCochrane systematic review found moderate certainty evidence that physical activity interventions for 6 months or more probably improve exercise capacity in people with cystic fibrosis, when compared to no training

Infographic for systematic review found that standalone gamified smartphone apps have a small-to-moderate effect on increasing physical activity levels in people of all health statuses and ages

Last month we summarised the systematic review by Yang et al. The review concluded that standalone gamified smartphone apps have small-to-moderate positive effects on physical activity levels in people of all health statuses and ages, …

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