New PEDro website has been launched

We are excited to announce that the new PEDro website has been launched.

The PEDro website is available in 13 languages (English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Portuguese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Tamil and Arabic). You can select your preferred language in the header.

You can use the PEDro website to SEARCH for research articles that answer your clinical questions, BROWSE the latest research in your area of interest, LEARN more about using PEDro and skills for evidence-based practice, access useful RESOURCES, or find out more ABOUT this invaluable global resource.

PEDro has three search pages (Advanced, Simple and Consumer). We strongly encourage health professionals to use the Advanced Search. This is why the SEARCH buttons in the header, footer and PEDro icon in the new PEDro website take you directly to the Advanced Search page. The Advanced Search page contains 13 fields to define search terms with precision. Those who are new to searching may like to begin with the Simple Search, which contains a single text field. Patients and other users of physiotherapy can access the Consumer Search, which has less technical language. You can click through to the Simple and Consumer search pages from the PEDro Advanced Search page.

The BROWSE page gives you access to the latest Evidence in your inbox monthly feeds. This is a curated collection of recent randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines, grouped by 15 areas of clinical practice (cardiothoracics, continence and women’s health, ergonomics and occupational health, gerontology, musculoskeletal, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, sports, cerebral palsy, chronic pain, chronic respiratory disease, neurotrauma and whiplash). Scroll down to subscribe to PEDro’s Evidence in your inbox. The latest research will be emailed to you each time PEDro is updated. Subscription is free.

The LEARN page gives you access to tutorials, frequently asked questions, search help, PEDro statistics, indexing criteria and codes, the PEDro Top 20 Trials (available in the English, Portuguese and Spanish sections), World-Wide Journal Club (only available in the English section), and the latest news (available in the English and Portuguese sections). For tips on PEDro searching using the Advanced Search page we suggest you visit the search help page and watch the ‘How to perform a PEDro advanced search’ video. The World-Wide Journal Club page includes instructions and materials to facilitate the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

The RESOURCES page includes tools to help you use PEDro and implement evidence-based practice. These are the PEDro scale, confidence interval calculator, publications about PEDro (only available in the English section), systematic review summaries published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (only available in the English section), filters for referencing software, useful links, newsletter archive (available in the English and Portuguese sections) and press release archive (only available in the English section).

To find out more about the team behind PEDro visit the ABOUT page.

Revising the PEDro website has been a real team effort. We are grateful to the following people who helped with translation: Yen-Ning Lin (simplified and traditional Chinese); Tiê Parma Yamato and Bruno Tirotti Saragiotto (Portuguese); Cordula Braun and Kerstin Luedtke (German); Pierre Trudelle and Jean-Philippe Regnaux (French); Antonia Gómez Conesa, Fernando Ramos Gómez and Carmen Suárez Serrano (Spanish); Roberto Iovine, Francesco Gambino, Silvia Terzi and Daniele Sarti (Italian); Takahiro Miki (Japanese); Jooeun Song (Korean); İlkim Çıtak Karakaya (Turkish); Cynthia Swarnalatha Srikesavan (Tamil); and, Ali Alshami and Sami Al-Mubireek (Arabic).

You can take a virtual tour of the new PEDro website in this video:

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