What’s new

This page lists the changes made to PEDro in the last internet update.

  1. A major upgrade of PEDro occurred on Wednesday 25 June 2014
  2. PEDro update on Monday 30 June 2014
  3. The PEDro simple search, advanced search and access to full text videos are now available in French
  4. Links to latest updates
  5. How to stay informed about PEDro updates
  6. Next update of PEDro and “What’s new”

1. A major upgrade of PEDro occurred on Wednesday 25 June 2014

A major upgrade to the PEDro search function occurred on Wednesday 25 June 2014. You will still be able to search PEDro using the Advanced search, Simple search, and Physiotherapy Choices search, but will need to change how you search in text fields (like the Abstract & Title field on the Advanced search page).

What has changed when searching using text fields:

  • exact match is now the default (eg, searching using the word walk in the Abstract & Title field of the Advanced search will return only those records which contain the word walk)
  • use an asterisk (*) to search for variations at the end of a word (eg, searching using the word parkinson* in the Abstract & Title field of the Advanced search will return records which contain words starting with parkinson, these would include parkinson, parkinson’s and parkinsonism)

What has stayed the same when searching using text fields:

  • use an asterisk (*) to search for variations at the beginning of a word (eg, searching using the word *feedback in the Abstract & Title field of the Advanced search will return records which contain words ending with feedback, these would include feedback and biofeedback)
  • use an @ to search for variations within a word (eg, searching using the word p@ediatrics in the Abstract & Title field of the Advanced search will return records which contain both pediatrics and paediatrics)
  • enclose words in inverted commas to search for a phrase (eg, searching using the phrase “lateral epicondylitis” in the Abstract & Title field of the Advanced search will return records which contain treatment of lateral epicondylitis but not treatment of epicondylitis and pain on the lateral aspect of the arm)

We have revised the PEDro website to incorporate these changes, including the search help page, how to do a simple search video, and how to do an advanced search video. The English and French versions of these resources are now available, while the resources in other languages will be made available in the coming weeks.

This video summarises the changes made to PEDro:

2. PEDro update on Monday 30 June 2014

PEDro is updated once per month, usually on the first Monday of the calendar month. The most recent update of PEDro occurred on Monday 2 June 2014 (this is a week earlier than usual because of staff leave).

PEDro contains 27,747 records. In the 30 June 2014 update you will find:

  • 22,389 reports of randomised controlled trials (21,648 of these trials have confirmed ratings of methodological quality using the PEDro scale)
  • 4,852 reports of systematic reviews, and
  • 506 reports of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

The next update is scheduled for Monday 4 August 2014.

3. The PEDro access to full text video is now available in French

We are pleased to announce that the PEDro simple search, advanced search and access to full text videos are now available in French. We gratefully acknowledge the work of Nolwenn Poquet for translating and recording these videos.

PEDro simple search video in French:

PEDro advanced search video in French:

PEDro access to full text video in French:

4. Links to latest updates

Updates for the 30 June 2014 version of PEDro are now available. You can access them simply by visiting the Updates page of the PEDro web-site. Alternatively, you can use one of the links below:

5. How to stay informed about PEDro updates

There are three ways to be notified when PEDro updates occur:

  1. following PEDro on Twitter – the link is now in the footer of all pages in the PEDro home-page
  2. following PEDro on Facebook – the link is now in the footer of all pages in the PEDro home-page
  3. subscribing to the PEDro email list – please contact us if you would like to be added to this list

6. Next update of PEDro and “What’s new”

The next update of PEDro and “What’s new” is scheduled for Monday 4 August 2014.