We have recently analysed the search terms used in nearly 900,000 PEDro searches. 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)
We have devised a series of error messages which will appear if these errors are made when searching PEDro. We hope that this initiative will enhance your PEDro searching experience.