Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice

ISBN-10: 0763734438
ISBN-13: 9780763734435
Edition: 2008
Authors: Dianne V. Jewell
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Description: Combining the latest research and evidence-based practice, this text is a reference for contemporary physical therapy, catering for requirements in both the classroom and the clinic.

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Book details

List price: $299.85
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Combining the latest research and evidence-based practice, this text is a reference for contemporary physical therapy, catering for requirements in both the classroom and the clinic.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Principles of Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice
Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice
Introduction
Evidence-Based What?
Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice
Summary
What Is Evidence?
Introduction
General Characteristics of Desirable Evidence
Forms of Evidence
Hierarchies of Evidence
Summary
The Quest for Evidence: Getting Started
Introduction
Formulating Clinical Questions
Searching for Evidence
Electronic Database for Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice
U.S. National Library of Medicine-PubMed
Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)
Cochrane Library
Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro)
American Physical Therapy Association's Hooked on Evidence
Other Databases and Services
Summary
Elements of Evidence
Questions, Theories, and Hypotheses
Introduction
The Research Question
Background
Theories, Concepts, and Constructs
Hypotheses
Summary
Research Design
Introduction
General Features of Research Designs
Research Designs for Questions About Diagnosis and Measurement
Research Designs for Questions About Prognosis
Research Designs for Questions About Interventions
Research Designs for Questions About Outcomes
Secondary Analyses
Qualitative Studies
Summary
Research Subjects
Introduction
Subject Identification
Subject Selection
Subject Management Within the Study
Sample Size
Summary
Variables and Their Measurements
Introduction
Variables
Measurement
Measurement Reliability
Measurement Validity
Responsiveness to Change
Interpreting Change
Summary
Research Validity
Introduction
Research Validity
Threats to Research Validity of Intervention Studies
Threats to Research Validity in Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Outcomes Studies
The Role of Investigator Bias
Additional Solutions to Research Validity Threats
Threats to Construct Validity
External Validity
Summary
Unraveling Statistical Mysteries
Introduction
Descriptive Statistics
Parametric Statistics
Tests of Differences
Tests of Relationships
Nonparametric Statistics
Additional Statistics in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy
Statistical Importance
Clinical Relevance
Summary
Appraising the Evidence
Appraising Evidence About Diagnostic Tests
Introduction
Study Credibility
Study Results
The Meaning of Study Results
Evidence and the Patient/Client
Final Thoughts about Diagnosis in Physical Therapy
Summary
Appraising Evidence About Prognoses
Introduction
Elements of Prognosis
Study Credibility
Study Results
The Meaning of Study Results
Evidence and the Patient/Client
Summary
Appraising Evidence About Interventions
Introduction
Study Credibility
Additional Considerations
Study Results
The Meaning of Study Results
Evidence and the Patient/Client
Summary
Appraising Evidence About Outcomes
Introduction
Outcomes Research
Study Credibility
Study Results
The Meaning of Study Results
Evidence and the Patient/Client
Evidence About Outcome Measures
Important Clinimetric Properties
Study Results
The Meaning of Study Results
Evidence and the Patient/Client
Summary
Appraising Systematic Reviews and Practice Guidelines
Introduction
Systematic Reviews
Study Credibility
Study Results
The Meaning of Study Results
Evidence and the Patient/Client
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Is the Guideline Valid?
Is the Guideline Acceptable?
Summary
Evidence in Practice
Patient/Client Preferences and Values
Introduction
Patient-Centered Care
Preferences, Expectancies, and Values
Summary
Putting It All Together
Introduction
Clinical Case Examples Using Evidence
Using Physiologic Studies as Evidence
Evidence Hierarchies
Additional Evidence Appraisal Worksheets
Calculation of Confidence Intervals
Index

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