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Who used PEDro in 2016?
An analysis of the contents of PEDro in the 9 January 2017 update is now available on the PEDro statistics page.
The number of reports of trials has continued to expand at an exponential rate.
During 2016 PEDro was used to answer 2,114,708 questions. This means that a new search was initiated every 15 seconds, on average, during 2016. PEDro users were from 215 countries. The five countries with the highest usage in 2016 were the Brazil (15.2%), United States of America (13.5%), Australia (9.3%), Spain (7.9%), and the Germany (3.7%).
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). 36% of trial reports are of moderate to high quality, scoring ≥ 6/10 on the PEDro scale.
Support for PEDro comes from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Latvijas Fizioterapeitu AsociācijaRead More
PEDro volunteers in 2016
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 2016: Adrian Traeger, Adrien Pallot, Ana Cristina Castro Avila, Anna Gui, Anne Jahn, Antoine Zaczyk, Antonia Gómez Conesa, Apurva Shrivastava, Charlotte Torp, Claudia Koeckritz, Cynthia Swarnalatha Srikesavan, Eileen Meyer, Etienne Soulet, Fereshteh Pourakzemi, Francisco de Araujo, Ilkim Karakaya, Inbal Luft, Ingrid Wu, Jack Perisa, Jean-Philippe Regnaux, Jess Stanhope, Joelle Andre-Vert, Jose Ignacio Ortega, Junior Vitorino Fandim, Kathrin Fiedler, Kedar Mate, Koya Mine, Magdalena Rzewuska, Manuela Besomi, Matthew Squires, Matthew Stevens, Michelle Lobo, Nicola Ferri, Nolwenn Poquet, Pedro Andreo, Peter Halstead, Prakash Vaidhiyalingam, Ranganathan Arunmozhi, Rashid Hafeez, Robyn Porep, Shana Garland, Sharon Israely, Sharon Parry, Silvia Terzi, Simon Olivotto, Stefan Liebsch, Takahiro Miki, Takayuki Miyamori, Thomas Almonroeder, Tiziano Innocenti, Uwe Eggerickx, Wayne Wei, Winifried Backhaus, Xenia Hoderlein, Yannick Barde Cabusson.
PEDro update (9 January 2017)
PEDro contains 35,407 records. In the 9 January 2017 update you will find:
- 28,063 reports of randomised controlled trials (27,414 of these trials have confirmed ratings of methodological quality using the PEDro scale)
- 6,740 reports of systematic reviews, and
- 604 reports of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
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PEDro update (January 2017)
PEDro updated on 9 January 2017. For latest guidelines, reviews and trials in physiotherapy visit Evidence in your inbox.
Next PEDro update (January 2017)
The next PEDro update is on Monday 9 January 2017
PEDro indexes 35,000+ reports
We are pleased to announce that PEDro has just achieved a new milestone for the amount of evidence. There are now 35,000+ reports of trials, reviews and guidelines indexed on PEDro.
PEDro systematic review update in the BJSM
Two new PEDro systematic review updates have been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine:Read More
Systematic review found that injury prevention programs that include Nordic hamstring exercises decrease the risk of hamstring injuries among soccer players
In this new systematic review, the authors included 5 studies (4 cluster randomised controlled trials and 1 cohort study) that investigated injury prevention programs that included the Nordic Hamstring exercise on the hamstring injury rate in soccer players. Pooled data of 4,455 individuals included in the 5 studies were analysed. A total of 315,992 exposure hours and 166 hamstring injuries were collected from the included studies. The pooled results showed 51% overall injury reduction per 1,000 hours of exposure for to injury prevention programs that included the Nordic hamstring exercise compared to controls (injury risk ratio = 0.49; 95% confidence interval = 0.291 to 0.827; p = 0.008). A limitation of this review is that it was not possible to evaluate the isolated effect of Nordic Hamstring exercise because the injury prevention programs included a variety of other exercises. Another limitation is that cost effectiveness was not considered as an outcome in the review, even though economic data have been published.
Al Attar WS, et al. Effect of injury prevention programs that include the Nordic hamstring exercise on hamstring injury rates in soccer players: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Med 2016 Oct 17:Epub ahead of print.
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Online training for PEDro scale now available
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new and enhanced version of the PEDro scale training program. In this online training we provide a definition and detailed description, relevant references and answer frequently asked questions (in both text and video formats) plus examples and practice articles for each item of the PEDro scale. The examples are drawn from actual articles to illustrate instances that either meet a specific criterion or, alternatively, do not meet a criterion.
The program costs AUD 50 for individual subscribers, and institutional subscriptions are also available. All proceeds from the online training will be used to produce and develop the PEDro resource.