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What makes a great clinical trial? Editorial about PEDro’s Top 5 Trials in 2014-2019 provides some insights

Some trials are ground-breaking and grab a great deal of attention. Others fail to excite. What makes them different? A recent editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine featured the PEDro Top 5 …

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Review highlights the need to improve the quality and applicability of trials of physiotherapy interventions for low back pain

Low back pain is a global health problem. Most international clinical practice guidelines recommend that first-line care for low back pain should involve non-pharmacological interventions, including those delivered by a physiotherapist. A recent review aimed …

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A recent paper provides an overview of how to use PEDro to guide physiotherapy practice

PEDro is a free, preeminent, global resource to support evidence-based practice. It provides rapid access to articles reporting the results of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines evaluating physiotherapy interventions. This paper …

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Tackling the language barrier to implementing research into practice: a survey of usage of the PEDro

We know that language can be a barrier to implementing research evidence into practice. Whilst the majority of the world’s population speak languages other than English, English has become the dominant language of publication for …

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Confidence intervals give the reader critical information about the precision of an effect estimate reported in a trial

The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy publish a regular feature called “evidence in practice”. The latest evidence in practice article provides a great overview of confidence intervals. Confidence intervals span a range of …

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There is moderate agreement for half of the PEDro scale and Cochrane risk of bias items that evaluate similar constructs

Two recent articles have evaluated the measurement properties of the PEDro scale. This first article assessed the agreement between the PEDro scale and the Cochrane risk of bias tool, and is summarised in this post. …

Read moreThere is moderate agreement for half of the PEDro scale and Cochrane risk of bias items that evaluate similar constructs

Introducing DiTA, a database of Diagnostic Test Accuracy in physiotherapy produced by the PEDro Partnership

The PEDro Partnership is very excited to announce the launch of a new database. Called DiTA (for Diagnostic Test Accuracy), this database indexes articles evaluating the accuracy of diagnostic tests used by physiotherapists. DiTA is …

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A reminder to guide practice using information from the full-text (not abstract) of research articles

Earlier this year a study assessed the accuracy of abstracts of articles reporting the results of randomised controlled trials evaluating physiotherapy interventions for low back pain. The main findings were that abstracts were often incomplete, …

Read moreA reminder to guide practice using information from the full-text (not abstract) of research articles

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