This year we called on the global physiotherapy community to commit to the #MyPTArticleOfTheMonth challenge. The challenge involved reading at least one research article each month. We’d like to thank everyone for making the commitment to the challenge. Your ability to read scientific articles will improve with practice.
If you didn’t get the chance to participate, you can use the holiday period to catch up on some important articles we shared throughout the year.
PEDro’s holiday reading list includes:
- Xia T-L, et al. Efficacy of different types of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation on coronary heart disease: a network meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2018;33(12):2201-9
- Sexton BP, et al. To sit or not to sit? A systematic review and meta-analysis of seated exercise for older adults. Australas J Ageing 2019;38(1):15-27
- Naci H, et al. How does exercise treatment compare with antihypertensive medications? A network meta-analysis of 391 randomised controlled trials assessing exercise and medication effects on systolic blood pressure. Br J Sports Med 2019;53(14):859-69
- Petushek EJ, et al. Evidence-based best-practice guidelines for preventing anterior cruciate ligament injuries in young female athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med 2019;47(7):1744-53
- Thompson JY, et al. Effectiveness of scoliosis-specific exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis compared with other non-surgical interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Physiotherapy;105(2):214-34
- Rubinstein SM, et al. Benefits and harms of spinal manipulative therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMJ 2019;364:l689
- Lakke S, et al. The added value of therapist communication on the effect of physical therapy treatment in older adults; a systematic review and meta-analysis. Patient Educ Couns 2019;102(2):253-65
- Berbenetz N, et al. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (CPAP or bilevel NPPV) for cardiogenic pulmonary oedema. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019;Issue 4
- Oliveira JS, et al. Effect of interventions using physical activity trackers on physical activity in people aged 60 years and over: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2019 Aug 9:Epub ahead of print
- Sherrington C, et al. Exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019 Jan 31;1:CD012424