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Evidence Based Physical Therapy: Resources

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Evidence-Based Physical Therapy

Evidence Based Practice: Multidisciplinary Resources


Databases and EBP Content Collections

EBP Tutorials and Tools

A few Journal Articles about Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Statistics Calculators for EBPT

Knowledge Translation Program EBM Calculators (Evidence Based Medicine Toolbox)

  • 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.

Diagnostic Test Calculator

  • 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.