Who used PEDro in 2021

An analysis of the contents of PEDro in the 7 February 2022 update is now available on the PEDro statistics page – visit








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








During 2021 PEDro was used to answer 4,247,892 questions. This means that a new search was initiated every 7 seconds, on average, during 2021. PEDro users were from 215 countries.






Countries with the highest usage were: Brazil (25%), Spain (7%), USA (7%), Australia (6%), 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 5.2 (standard deviation 1.6). 39% of trial reports are of moderate to high quality, scoring 6/10 or more on the PEDro scale.

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