Evidence-Based Physical Therapy
NOTE: APTA: Research Section link, below, includes links to Hooked on Evidence and Open Door. APTA Members (including student members) receive free access to these evidence based resources.
A few Journal Articles about Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Evidence-Based Practice Resources & Training
Statistics Resources for EBPT
- Diagnostic Test: Calculates Sensitivity, Specificity, PPV, NPV, LR+, and LR.
- Prospective Study: Calculates Relative Risk (RR), Absolute Relative Risk (ARR), and Number Needed to Treat (NNT).
- Case-control Study: Calculates Chi-squared and OR.
- Randomized Controlled Trial: Calculates Relative Risk, Absolute Relative Resk, Number Needed to Treat, Chi-squared, and OR.
- Determines diagnostic test characteristics: Prevalence, sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios, etc.
- Determines post-test probabilities given pre-test probabilities & test characteristics.
EBPT Guide Citations
Bury, T. J., & Mead, J. M. (Eds.). (1998) Evidence-based healthcare: A practical guide for therapists. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann.
Hammell, K. W., & Carpenter, C. (Eds.). (2004) Qualitative research in evidence-based rehabilitation. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Herbert R., Jamtvedt, G., Mead, J. & Hagen, K. B. (2005) Practical evidence-based physiotherapy. Edinburgh: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann.
Herbert, R. D., Sherrington, C., Maher, C., & Moseley, A. M. (2001) Evidence-based practice: imperfect but necessary. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice , 17(3), 201-211.
Koes, B. W. (1997) Now is the time for evidence based physiotherapy. Physiotherapy Research International , (2)2, iv-v.
Maher, C., Moseley, A., Sherrington, C., & Herbert , R. (2001) Core journals of evidence-based Physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice , 17(3), 143-151.
O'Brien, M. A. (2001) Keeping up-to-date: continuing education, practice improvement strategies, and evidence-based physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy Theory and Sherrington, C., Moseley, A., & Herbert, R. (2001). Guest editorial. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice , 17(3), 125-126.
With Thanks To...
This guide was developed with assistance from the following people:
John Mark Bojanski, Graduate Research Assistant, Health Sciences Library.
Isaac Huffman, MSLS, former Graduate Research Assistant, Health Sciences Library; Librarian.
Kate McGraw, MA, MLS, Assistant Department Head for User Services and Liaison to the School of Dentistry.
This guide was developed by the Health Sciences Library in collaboration with the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.