A paper evaluating 210 articles reporting the results of musculoskeletal physiotherapy trials has just been published. Trials that received grant funding were more likely to have multiple departments in the research team, a larger sample size, a higher total PEDro score and be published in journals with higher impact factors compared to trials that received no funding.
Maas et al. Funding is related to the quality, conduct, and reporting of trial reports in musculoskeletal physical therapy: a survey of 210 published trials. Physiother Theory Pract 2016 Sep 12:Epub ahead of print