Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, 3rd Edition

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By Robert Herbert, BAppSc, MAppSc, PhD, Gro Jamtvedt, PT, PRH, Kåre Birger Hagen, PT, PhD and Mark R. Elkins, PhD, MHSc, BA, BPhty
ISBN
9780323848398
Publication Date
13-12-2022
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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

Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy is designed to help physiotherapists of all levels of expertise to use high quality research evidence in their clinical decision making.

Written by an international team of experts and comprehensively updated in its third edition, the book considers how different sorts of evidence can be used to guide physiotherapy practice. It covers emerging methods, the use of both quantitative and qualitative research, and how to use online resources.

This book will help physiotherapy students and practitioners acquire fundamental skills of evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning, quickly find and use evidence in their work, and stay up to date with the latest evidence.


Key Features
  • 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
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780323848398
Product Format Book
Publication Date 2022
Author Information By 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
Table of Content

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

Publication Date 13-12-2022
Pages 180
Trim 235 x 191 (7 1/2 x 9 1/4)
Stock Status In Stock
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