The ability to appraise the quality of randomised controlled trials is an important skill in evidence-based practice. PEDro runs online training for physiotherapists and other health professionals looking to improve their skills in evaluating trials. The training is available anywhere in the world, and can be completed at your own pace, whenever suits you.
Our training program focuses on using the PEDro scale to evaluate key methodological features (eg, allocation to groups and blinding of key people) and data reporting (eg, point measures and variability) in trials. Video instruction, examples, and opportunities to practice and obtain feedback are provided for each item of the PEDro scale. The PEDro scale training program is currently available in English and Portuguese.
For a small fee (AUD 50), individual users can subscribe to the program for 3 months. Institutional subscription is also available. All proceeds from the online training are used to produce and further develop PEDro.
The training program includes an accuracy test to confirm that items are being judged in a similar way to other raters. A certificate is issued for those subscribers who pass the accuracy test.