Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, 2nd Edition ISBN: 9780702042706

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Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, 2nd Edition By Robert Herbert, BAppSc, MAppSc, PhD, Gro Jamtvedt, PT, PRH, K¥re Birger Hagen, PT, PhD and Judy Mead, MCSP

Pages: 186
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780702042706
Copyright: 2011

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Evidence-based practice has become a central part of physiotherapy today, but it is still an area which is constantly expanding and being updated. Written by an international team of experts, this second edition continues to outline the basic definitions of evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning, while detailing how to find and critically appraise evidence and clinical practice guidelines and the steps to follow in the implementation and evaluation of evidence.

For those struggling to understand both the concepts and how to implement them, this book will prove to be an invaluable and practical guide.


Considers how both quantitative and qualitative research can be used to answer clinical questions
Written for readers with different levels of expertise
Highlighted critical points and text box summaries (basic)
Detailed explanations in text (intermediate)
Footnotes (advanced)
Presents detailed strategies for searching physiotherapy-relevant databases
Extensive consideration of clinical practice guidelines


Chapter asking the question: When and how should new therapies be introduced into clinical practice?
Search strategies
Evaluating quality of interventions
Placebo effects


'For clinicians who are currently swamped in the looming tide of research and evidence, it offers a life raft of clarity', Donovan K, Physical Therapy Reviews 10, 192.

"This book offers more than most standard texts...I highly recommend this book."

Gillian Robb. EBM February 2008 Vol 12 No 1


By Robert Herbert, BAppSc, MAppSc, PhD, Associate Professor, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for International Health and The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.; Gro Jamtvedt, PT, PRH, Director, Department of Knowledge Support, Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, Oslo, Norway; K¥re Birger Hagen, PT, PhD, Director, Department of Knowledge Support, Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, Oslo, Norway andJudy Mead, MCSP, Head of Clinical Effectiveness, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, London, UK
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