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cover image - Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,3rd Edition
ISBN: 9780323848411
Publication Date: 11-03-2022
Page Count: 190
Imprint: Elsevier
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Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Robert Herbert, BAppSc, MAppSc, PhD, Gro Jamtvedt, PT, PRH, Kåre Birger Hagen, PT, PhD and Mark R. Elkins, PhD, MHSc, BA, BPhty

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

ISBN: 9780323848411
Publication Date: 11-03-2022
Page Count: 190
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $50.99
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    • Written specifically for physiotherapists, with physiotherapy examples throughout
    • Clear explanations, research terminology explained
    • Suitable for all levels of expertise - highlighted critical points and text box summaries (basic), detailed explanations in text (intermediate) and footnotes (advanced)
    • Detailed strategies for searching physiotherapy-relevant databases, including the DiTA database
    • Extensive consideration of clinical practice guidelines
    • Emerging methods such as stepped-wedge trials, network meta-analysis, mixed methods reviews and process evaluations
    • Widely referenced throughout
  • Chapter 1 Evidence-based physiotherapy: what, why and how?

    What is ‘evidence-based physiotherapy?

    Why is evidence-based physiotherapy important?

    History of evidence-based health care

    How will this book help you to practise evidence-based physiotherapy?

    Chapter 2 What do I need to know?

    Relevant clinical questions

    Refining your question

    Chapter 3 What constitutes evidence?

    What constitutes evidence about effects of interventions?

    What constitutes evidence about experiences?

    What constitutes evidence about prognosis?

    What constitutes evidence about the accuracy of diagnostic and screening tests?

    Chapter 4 Finding the evidence

    Search strategies

    Finding evidence of effects of interventions

    Finding evidence of prognosis and diagnostic tests

    Finding evidence of experiences

    Getting full text

    Finding evidence of advances in clinical practice (browsing)

    Chapter 5 Can I trust this evidence?

    A process for critical appraisal of evidence

    Critical appraisal of evidence about the effects of intervention

    Critical appraisal of evidence about experiences

    Critical appraisal of evidence about prognosis

    Critical appraisal of evidence about diagnostic tests

    Chapter 6 What does this evidence mean for my practice?

    What does this randomized trial mean for my practice?

    What does this systematic review of effects of intervention mean for my practice?

    What does this study of experiences mean for my practice?

    What does this study of prognosis mean for my practice?

    What does this study of the accuracy of a diagnostic test mean for my practice?

    Chapter 7 Clinical guidelines as a resource for evidence-based physiotherapy

    What are clinical guidelines?

    History of clinical guidelines and why they are important

    Where can I find clinical guidelines?

    How do I know if I can trust the recommendations in a clinical guideline?

    Chapter 8 When and how should new therapies be introduced into clinical practice?

    The life cycle of a medical innovation

    A case study

    Proposal for a protocol for introduction of new therapies

    Anticipation of some objections

    Chapter 9 Making it happen

    What do we mean by ‘making it happen?

    Changing is hard

    Evidence-based implementation

    Evidence-based physiotherapy in the context of continuous quality improvement

    Chapter 10 Am I on the right track?

    Assessing patient outcomes: clinical measurement

    Assessing the process of care: audit

    Concluding comment

  • Robert Herbert, BAppSc, MAppSc, PhD, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia, Gro Jamtvedt, PT, PRH, Director, Department of Knowledge Support, Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, Oslo, Norway, Kåre Birger Hagen, PT, PhD, Director, Department of Knowledge Support, Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, Oslo, Norway and Mark R. Elkins, PhD, MHSc, BA, BPhty
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