Who used PEDro in 2018?

An analysis of the contents of PEDro in the 8 January 2019 update is now available on the PEDro statistics page.

The number of reports of trials has continued to expand at an exponential rate.

During 2018 PEDro was used to answer 2,616,667 questions. This means that a new search was initiated every 12 seconds, on average, during 2018. PEDro users were from 213 countries. The five countries with the highest usage in 2018 were the Brazil (22%), United States of America (10%), Spain (8%), Australia (7%), and France (5%).

Musculoskeletal and cardiothoracic physiotherapy have the largest quantity of trials, reviews and guidelines indexed on PEDro.

For all trial reports indexed on PEDro, the average total PEDro score is 5.1 (standard deviation 1.5). 37% of trial reports are of moderate to high quality, scoring ≥ 6/10 on the PEDro scale.

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