World-Wide Journal Club

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. We hope that facilitating discussion of this research will help physiotherapists to implement the results into their clinical practice.

Journal clubs are a great way to translate research into practice. In March 2020 PEDro published a blog that outlined some key features of running a successful journal club. We are going to use this framework to run three or four journal clubs during 2020. The idea is for physiotherapists to use resources provided by PEDro as the basis for running a local journal club with their peers. The resources provided by PEDro will include: a research article that addresses an important evidence-practice gap; a video summary of the article; a panel discussion about the article that explores applying the results into practice; and, links to resources to support ongoing discussion and implementation.

The following journal clubs are now available:

  1. Constraint induced movement therapy after stroke
  2. Exercise for falls prevention in community dwelling older people
  3. Exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain

1. Constraint induced movement therapy after stroke

This first PEDro World-Wide Journal Club is about constraint induced movement therapy for people with neurological conditions (particularly stroke). If you are interested in being involved, please follow these five steps.

1. invite your colleagues to be involved

2. read the article
Wolf SL, Winstein CJ, Miller JP, Taub E, Uswatte G, Morris D, Giuliani C, Light KE, Nichols-Larsen D, for the EXCITE Investigators. Effect of constraint-induced movement therapy on upper extremity function 3 to 9 months after stroke: the EXCITE randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2006;296(17):2095-104

3. watch (or listen to) the video summarising the EXCITE trial (3 minutes)

4. watch (or listen to) the video of the panel discussing the EXCITE trial (41.5 minutes)

5. meet with your colleagues to have your own discussion about the EXCITE trial
This discussion should focus on the implications of the results, including exploring possible barriers and facilitators to implementation. Devising strategies to implement the evidence into practice in your clinical environment is critical. For example, making plans for audit and feedback to quantify current and future practice.

Resources and articles mentioned in the video discussion about the EXCITE trial:

If you have run a local journal club on constraint induced movement therapy using this material, please let PEDro know. We’d like to know what your local journal club experience was like and any feedback you may have about the materials provided by PEDro.

PEDro acknowledges Simone Dorsch and Leanne Hassett for coordinating this journal club. We would also like to thank Lauren Christie, Reem Rendell, Scott Wade, Emma Fanayan, Roland Qiu, and Jenny Yun Jia Qian for participating in the panel discussion video.

2. Exercise for falls prevention in community dwelling older people

The second PEDro World-Wide Journal Club is about exercise for falls prevention in community dwelling older people. If you are interested in being involved, please follow these five steps.

1. invite your colleagues to be involved

2. read the abridged version of the review
Sherrington C, Fairhall N, Wallbank G, Tiedemann A, Michaleff ZA, Howard K, Clemson L, Hopewell S, Lamb S. Exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community: an abridged Cochrane systematic review. Br J Sports Med 2020;54(15):885-91

or the full version of the review
Sherrington C, Fairhall NJ, Wallbank GK, Tiedemann A, Michaleff ZA, Howard K, Clemson L, Hopewell S, Lamb SE. Exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community (Cochrane review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019;Issue 1

3. watch (or listen to) the video summarising the abridged version of the exercise for falls prevention review (5 minutes)

4. watch (or listen to) the video of the panel discussing the abridged version of the exercise for falls prevention review (29 minutes)

5. meet with your colleagues to have your own discussion about the exercise for falls prevention review
This discussion should focus on the implications of the results, including exploring possible barriers and facilitators to implementation. Devising strategies to implement the evidence into practice in your clinical environment is critical. For example, making plans for audit and feedback to quantify current and future practice.

Resources and articles mentioned in the video discussion about the exercise for falls prevention review:

If you have run a local journal club on exercise for falls prevention in community dwelling older adults using this material, please let PEDro know. We’d like to know what your local journal club experience was like and any feedback you may have about the materials provided by PEDro.

PEDro acknowledges Emre Ilhan for coordinating this journal club. We would also like to thank Cathie Sherrington, Jamie Hallen and Nadeem Mousad for participating in the panel discussion video.

3. Exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain

This PEDro World-Wide Journal Club is about exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain. If you are interested in being involved, please follow these five steps.

1. invite your colleagues to be involved

2. read the abridged version of the review
Naunton J, Street G, Littlewood C, Haines T, Malliaras P. Effectiveness of progressive and resisted and non-progressive or non-resisted exercise in rotator cuff related shoulder pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clin Rehabil 2020;34(9):1198-216

3. watch (or listen to) the video summarising the exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain review (5.5 minutes)

4. watch (or listen to) the video of the panel discussing the exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain review (28 minutes)

5. meet with your colleagues to have your own discussion about the exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain review
This discussion should focus on the implications of the results, including exploring possible barriers and facilitators to implementation. Devising strategies to implement the evidence into practice in your clinical environment is critical. For example, making plans for audit and feedback to quantify current and future practice.

Resources and articles mentioned in the video discussion about the exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain review:

If you have run a local journal club on exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain using this material, please let PEDro know. We’d like to know what your local journal club experience was like and any feedback you may have about the materials provided by PEDro.

PEDro acknowledges Joshua Zadro for coordinating this journal club. We would also like to thank Peter Malliaras, Laura Crowe-Owen and Dominique Murphy for participating in the panel discussion video.

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