Guidelines and reviews read by PEDro users in 2017

To gain insights into what PEDro users were reading in 2017, we tallied up the most frequently accessed (selected or viewed) guidelines and reviews. In the top 20 were 12 guidelines and 8 reviews. The article that was read the most was the American College of Physicians guideline on non-invasive treatments for back pain, which was accessed 4,316 times during 2017. Musculoskeletal conditions were common in the top 20 list, with eight of the articles focusing on management of disorders of the hip, knee or ankle, four on spinal pain, four on shoulder conditions, and one on chronic pain in general. The remaining three articles were in the area of neurology – two stroke guidelines and a systematic review on interventions for Parkinson’s disease.

The 20 most accessed guidelines and reviews are listed in the table below – click on the titles to access more details about the articles.

Title Method Accesses
Noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians guideline 4,316
Low back pain clinical practice guidelines linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association guideline 2,527
Guideline for diagnosis and treatment of subacromial pain syndrome guideline 2,403
The treatment of neck pain-associated disorders and whiplash-associated disorders: a clinical practice guideline guideline 2,369
Physical activity and exercise for chronic pain in adults: an overview of Cochrane reviews (Cochrane review) review 2,326
Knee stability and movement coordination impairments: knee ligament sprain guideline 2,262
OARSI guidelines for the non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis guideline 2,045
Guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guideline 2,016
Physiotherapy in hip and knee osteoarthritis: development of a practice guideline concerning initial assessment, treatment and evaluation guideline 1,900
Evidence-informed primary care management of low back pain guideline 1,650
Achilles pain, stiffness, and muscle power deficits: Achilles tendinitis guideline 1,514
Manual therapy and exercise for rotator cuff disease (Cochrane review) review 1,475
Manual therapy and exercise for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) (Cochrane review) review 1,456
Electrotherapy modalities for rotator cuff disease (Cochrane review) review 1,443
Evidence-based review of stroke rehabilitation guideline 1,370
Surgical versus conservative interventions for treating anterior cruciate ligament injuries (Cochrane review) review 1,330
Treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: evidence-based guideline — second edition guideline 1,330
Treatment and prevention of acute and recurrent ankle sprain: an overview of systematic reviews with meta-analysis review 1,311
Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s disease: a comparison of techniques (Cochrane review) review 1,272
Exercise for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome (Cochrane review) review 1,264

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