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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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You Ask #PEDroAnswers campaign helps physiotherapists improve their skills in searching for high-quality research

Evidence-based practice enables optimal patient care through the application of high-quality research. Searching for high-quality research to answer clinical questions is a fundamental skill in the implementation of evidence-based physiotherapy. In 2021 PEDro ran a …

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What makes a great clinical trial? Study exploring physiotherapy trials published in 2014-2019 offers some insights

Some trials are ground-breaking and grab a great deal of attention. Others fail to excite. What makes them different? A recent descriptive study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice offers some insights. The study aimed …

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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 …

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

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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