What’s new

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

  1. PEDro update on Monday 12 January 2015
  2. Links to latest updates
  3. PEDro statistics for 2014 – who used PEDro in 2014?
  4. Acknowledging the contribution of PEDro partners, volunteers and staff
  5. How to stay informed about PEDro updates
  6. Next update of PEDro and “What’s new”

1. PEDro update on Monday 12 January 2015

PEDro is updated once per month, usually on the first Monday of the calendar month. The most recent update of PEDro occurred on Monday 12 January 2015 (a week later than usual because of the holiday period).

PEDro contains 29,253 records. In the 12 January 2015 update you will find:

  • 23,520 reports of randomised controlled trials (22,811 of these trials have confirmed ratings of methodological quality using the PEDro scale)
  • 5,220 reports of systematic reviews, and
  • 513 reports of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

The next update is scheduled for Monday 2 February 2015.

2. Links to latest updates

Updates for the 12 January 2015 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:

3. PEDro statistics for 2014 – who used PEDro in 2014?

An analysis of the contents of PEDro in the 12 January 2015 update is now available on the PEDro statistics page.

In summary, the number of reports of trials has continued to expand at an exponential rate. 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 5.0 (standard deviation 1.6). 34% of trial reports are of moderate to high quality, scoring ≥ 6/10 on the PEDro scale. Reports were published in a total of 29 different languages.

During 2014 PEDro was used to answer 1,426,981 clinical questions. This means that a new search was initiated every 22 seconds, on average, during 2014. PEDro users were from 215 countries. The five countries with the highest usage in 2014 were the United States of America (13.6%), Brazil (10.3%), Australia (10.2%), Spain (7.6%), and the United Kingdom (5.0%).

4. Acknowledging the contribution of PEDro partners, volunteers and staff

PEDro gratefully acknowledges the contributions made by PEDro partners, volunteers and staff during 2014 (see the PEDro supporters page).

Our industry partnerships are critically important to the future of PEDro. It is through these partnerships that we are able to keep PEDro as a free, robust evidence resource for practising physiotherapists from around the world. During 2014 PEDro was supported by:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Major partner)
  • Motor Accidents Authority of New South Wales, Australia (Major partner)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (Foundation partner)
  • Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Queensland Australia (Partner)
  • Transport Accident Commission, Victoria Australia (Partner)
  • Norwegian Electronic Health Library (Partner)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK (Partner)
  • Association Partners are the World Confederation for Physical Therapy and Member Organisations from 38 countries (Afghanistan, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand).

We are deeply appreciative of volunteer physiotherapists whose generosity supports the development of PEDro. We would particularly like to thank the following people who have been raters and/or translators during 2014: Joelle Andre-Vert, Winifried Backhaus, Yannick Barde Cabusson, Ana Cristina Castro Avila, Yuri Costa, Laura Crowe-Owen, Vrashank Dave, Allan Dsouza, Uwe Eggerickx, Nicola Ferri, Shana Garland, Anna Gui, Peter Halstead, Jose Ignacio Ortega, Sharon Israely, Ilkim Karakaya, Claudia Koeckritz, Stefan Liebsch, Chris Lin, Jeanette Lindberg, Inbal Luft, Jose Luis Arias Buría, Takahiro Miki, Takayuki Miyamori, Adrien Pallot, Leonardo Pellicciari, Robyn Porep, Fereshteh Pourakzemi, Jean-Philippe Regnaux, Stephan Rostagno, Magdalena Rzewuska, Nicolas Savouroux, Amy Sman, Jess Stanhope, Hiroshi Takasaki, Silvia Terzi, Reina Tholen, Prakash Vaidhiyalingam, Wayne Wei, Ingrid Wu, Antoine Zaczyk.

Several staff are employed to develop and maintain PEDro. We are indebted to the following staff for their contributions during 2014: Vicki Nicholson (PEDro Administrator); Paula Beckenkamp, Sakina Chagpar, Theresa Ford, Lyndel Hewitt, Emre Ilhan, Johnny Kang, Kriti Khera, Mandy Lau, Maggie Li, Yen-Ning Lin, Gustavo Machado, Patricia Parreira, Jessica Patton, Nolwenn Poquet, Bruno Saragiotto, Jooeun Song, Geraldine Wallbank, Nina Wang, Tie Yamato, Marcia Zambelli (PEDro raters).

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 2 February 2015.