A paper analysing 893,971 PEDro search commands has just been published. This revealed some common errors made by PEDro users which will make searching less effective:
- using Boolean operators (and, or, not) in text fields (these are not used in PEDro searches)
- using brackets to combine terms in text fields (these are not used in PEDro searches)
- using non-English letters in text fields (only English terms can be used in PEDro searches)
PEDro have implemented a series of error messages which will alert users to these common errors. These error messages are explained in a new PEDro video. PEDro would like to thank Matthew Stevens who wrote and recorded the video. Matthew is a PhD student at The George Institute for Global Health.