What’s new

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

  1. PEDro 15th anniversary
  2. PEDro update on Monday 3 November 2014
  3. PEDro search tip
  4. Links to latest updates
  5. PEDro systematic review update section in the British Journal of Sports Medicine
  6. PEDro simple and advanced search videos now available in Chinese (simplified characters)
  7. How to stay informed about PEDro updates
  8. Next update of PEDro and “What’s new”

1. PEDro 15th anniversary

October 2014 is the 15th anniversary of PEDro. We would like to thank the global physiotherapy community for contributing to PEDro over this time. Many physiotherapists contribute to PEDro on a volunteer basis, donating their time to translate the PEDro website, record videos on how to use PEDro, and to rate trial reports using the PEDro scale. We would particularly like to acknowledge the support of these volunteers.

To celebrate 15 years of PEDro informing physiotherapy practice we established the PEDro top 15 trials plus highlighted conditions treated with physiotherapy exercise and busted some common myths.

2. PEDro update on Monday 3 November 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 3 November 2014.

PEDro contains 28,849 records. In the 3 November 2014 update you will find:

  • 23,234 reports of randomised controlled trials (22,468 of these trials have confirmed ratings of methodological quality using the PEDro scale)
  • 5,101 reports of systematic reviews, and
  • 514 reports of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

The next update is scheduled for Monday 1 December 2014.

3. PEDro search tip

You can search for variations at the start or end of words using the * symbol.

An example of leading truncation (ie, variations at the start of words) is *feedback. If you search for this term in the “Abstract & Title” field of the Advanced search, PEDro will return all records containing words in their title or abstract which end in the text string feedback. These would include feedback and biofeedback.

An example of ending truncation (ie, variations at the end of words) is parkinson*. If you search for this term in the “Abstract & Title” field of the Advanced search, PEDro will return all records containing words in their title or abstract which start with the text string parkinson. These would include parkinson, parkinson’s and parkinsonism.

4. Links to latest updates

Updates for the 3 November 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. PEDro systematic review update section in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

The British Journal of Sports Medicine features a section entitled PEDro systematic review update in most issues. This section is a summary of a systematic review indexed on PEDro. Links to these summaries (and the associated systematic reviews) are now available on the British Journal of Sports Medicine page of the PEDro website.

6. PEDro simple and advanced search videos now available in Chinese (simplified characters)

We are pleased to announce that the PEDro simple search and PEDro advanced search videos are now available in Chinese (simplified characters). We acknowledge the contribution of PEDro employee Many Lau, who translated and recorded these videos.

7. 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

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

The next update of PEDro and “What’s new” is scheduled for Monday 1 December 2014.