MORE RESOURCES ON EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICE
This tutorial is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Medicine.
Including the Levels of Evidence chart describing the levels of evidence from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.
Brief article reproduced on PubMed Health.
International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) 2012 conference in Quebec City, Canada, October 4, 2012.
CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES
A clinical practice guideline is a systematically developed statement to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. The content of a guideline is based on a systematic review of clinical evidence.
- Search PEDro – Advanced Search and select Method = practice guideline [database]
- For a more comprehensive search on your topic, do a search in Medline, PubMed and limit to publication type = guideline or practice guideline [database].
- Canadian Medical Association Infobase: CPGs – this is the main database of Canadian CPGs and may include physical therapy/physiotherapy
- US National Guideline Clearinghouse – this is the main database of US CPGs and may include physical therapy
- NICE Guidance (UK) – this is the main database of UK CPGs and may include physical therapy
- World Physiotherapy – links to additional sources of guidelines