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PEDro – informing physiotherapy globally for 18 years
October 2017 marks PEDro’s coming of age. For 18 years PEDro has been providing physiotherapists around the world with easy access to high-quality clinical research so they can practice effectively and safely. In this time PEDro has been used to answer over 18-million questions.
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APA Momentum 2017 conference
PEDro will be participating in the exhibition and scientific program at the APA Momentum 2017 conference on 19-21 October 2017 in Sydney.
Please come and visit the PEDro pod at 110 in the exhibition hall. The PEDro pod will be staffed during the Welcome Cocktails on Thursday 19 October plus in the morning, lunch and afternoon breaks during the Conference. We will be helping delegates search for high-quality research to answer their clinical questions and demonstrating some great features of PEDro which help clinicians, researchers, educators and students stay up-to-date with the latest physiotherapy research.
We are contributing to the following sessions:
- Thursday 19 October 2017 4.30-5.30pm (Darling Harbour Theatre) Unnecessary care crowds out necessary care, what can we do about it? Keynote Speakers: Ian Harris, Tammy Hoffman, Helen Slater, Chris Maher
- Friday 20 October 2017 12.25-12.40pm (room C4.8) Citation of prior research has increased in introduction and discussion sections with time Speaker: Anne Moseley
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PEDro update (9 October 2017)
PEDro contains 37,970 records. In the 9 October 2017 update you will find:
- 29,987 reports of randomised controlled trials (29,311 of these trials have confirmed ratings of methodological quality using the PEDro scale)
- 7,349 reports of systematic reviews, and
- 634 reports of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
PEDro update (October 2017)
PEDro updated on 9 October 2017. For latest guidelines, reviews and trials in physiotherapy visit For latest guidelines, reviews and trials in physiotherapy visit Evidence in your inbox.
Next PEDro update (October 2017)
The next PEDro update is on Monday 9 October 2017. This is a week later than usual because of a public holiday in Australia.
Karin Valkenet wins PEDro prize for best clinical trial at WCPT 2017
PEDro supported a new prize at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress in Cape Town in July 2017. The prize was for the best clinical trial presented at the congress. 88 abstracts presenting the primary results of high-quality and groundbreaking clinical trials were considered for the prize. Six judges, all experienced clinical trialists, attended shortlisted presentations to choose the best trial.
The prize was awarded to Karin Valkenet from the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands for her paper entitled “Preoperative inspiratory muscle training to reduce pneumonia after esophagectomy: the results of the PREPARE study, an international multicenter RCT”. Congratulations Karin.
The protocol for the trial has been published and we are looking forward to indexing the published trial results on PEDro.
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PEDro systematic review update in the BJSM
A new PEDro systematic review update has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine:
Systematic review found that interventions based on diet and physical activity reduce gestational weight gain and lower the odds of caesarean section
Thirty-six randomised controlled trials were included in this systematic review (n=12,526 women). The mean (SD) age of the participants was 30 years (5.1). The trials included interventions based on diet, physical activity, or a mixed approach of diet, physical activity, and behavior modifying techniques. About 45% of the women included were nulliparous, 40% were obese, and a similar proportion were classified as sedentary. Methodological quality of the included trials was assessed for sequence generation, allocation concealment, blinding, incomplete outcome data, selective outcome reporting, and other potential sources of bias. The primary outcomes were gestational weight gain, a composite of maternal outcomes, and a composite of children outcomes. The secondary outcomes were individual maternal and children complications.
For gestational weight gain, the intervention group reported less weight gain than the control group (mean difference (MD) -0.70 kg, 95% confidence interval (CI) -0.92 to -0.48 kg, 33 studies, 9,320 women). Differences in maternal and children composite outcomes were not statistically significant (maternal: odds ratio (OR) 0.90, 95% CI 0.79 to 1.03, 24 studies, 8,852 women; children: OR 0.94, 95% CI 0.83 to 1.08, 18 studies, 7,981 women). For the secondary outcomes, there was strong evidence for a reduction in the odds of caesarean section favouring the intervention group (OR 0.91, 95% CI 0.83 to 0.99, 32 studies, 11,410 women), but not for other individual complications. There is no evidence that effects differ across subgroups of women. In conclusion, diet and physical activity based interventions during pregnancy reduce gestational weight gain and lower the odds of caesarean section.
The International Weight Management in Pregnancy (i-WIP) Collaborative Group. Effect of diet and physical activity based interventions in pregnancy on gestational weight gain and pregnancy outcomes: meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials. BMJ 2017;358:j3119.
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PEDro update (4 September 2017)
PEDro contains 37,649 records. In the 4 September 2017 update you will find:
- 29,740 reports of randomised controlled trials (29,031 of these trials have confirmed ratings of methodological quality using the PEDro scale)
- 7,278 reports of systematic reviews, and
- 631 reports of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
PEDro update (September 2017)
PEDro updated on 4 September 2017. For latest guidelines, reviews and trials in physiotherapy visit Evidence in your inbox