PEDro supported a new prize at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress in Cape Town in July 2017. The prize was for the best clinical trial presented at the congress. 88 abstracts presenting the primary results of high-quality and groundbreaking clinical trials were considered for the prize. Six judges, all experienced clinical trialists, attended shortlisted presentations to choose the best trial.
The prize was awarded to Karin Valkenet from the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands for her paper entitled “Preoperative inspiratory muscle training to reduce pneumonia after esophagectomy: the results of the PREPARE study, an international multicenter RCT”. Congratulations Karin.
The protocol for the trial has been published and we are looking forward to indexing the published trial results on PEDro.