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Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy

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ISBN-10: 0750688203

ISBN-13: 9780750688208

Edition: 2005

Authors: Judy Mead, Robert Herbert, Gro Jamtvedt, Kare Birger Hagen

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Evidence-based practice has become a central part of physiotherapy, but is still an area which is being constantly updated. This volume offers a practical guide for those struggling to understand the concepts of evidence-based practice in physiotherapy and how to implement them.
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Book details

List price: $81.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 7/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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 adopt evidence-based physiotherapy?
What Do I Need To Know?
Relevant clinical questions
Refining your questions
What Constitutes Evidence?
What constitutes evidence about effects of interventions?
What constitutes evidence about experiences and processes?
What constitutes evidence about prognosis?
What constitutes evidence about the accuracy of diagnostic and screening tests?
Finding The Evidence Search strategies
Finding evidence of effects of interventions
Finding evidence of prognosis and diagnostic tests
Finding evidence of effects of experiences and attitudes
Finding evidence of advances in clinical practice (browsing)
Can I Trust This Evidence?
A process for assessing validity of evidence
Assessing validity of evidence about effects of intervention
Assessing validity of evidence about attitudes and experiences
Critical appraisal of evidence about prognosis
Critical appraisal of evidence about diagnostic tests
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?
Is the evidence relevant to me and my patients?
What does the evidence say?
What does this study of attitudes and 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?
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?
Legal implications of clinical guidelines
Reflections on the future of guideline development
Making It Happen What do we mean by making it happen?
Changing is hard Evidence-based implementation Evidence-based practice in the context of quality improvement
Am I On The Right Track?
Assessing Patient
Outcomes Clinical Measurement
Assessing process audit
Concluding comments"