To gain insights into what PEDro users were reading in 2017, we tallied up the most frequently accessed (selected or viewed) guidelines and reviews. In the top 20 were 12 guidelines and 8 reviews. The article that was read the most was the American College of Physicians guideline on non-invasive treatments for back pain, which was accessed 4,316 times during 2017. Musculoskeletal conditions were common in the top 20 list, with eight of the articles focusing on management of disorders of the hip, knee or ankle, four on spinal pain, four on shoulder conditions, and one on chronic pain in general. The remaining three articles were in the area of neurology – two stroke guidelines and a systematic review on interventions for Parkinson’s disease.
The 20 most accessed guidelines and reviews are listed in the table below – click on the titles to access more details about the articles.