PEDro Partnership

The PEDro Partnership’s flagship is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro).

The PEDro Partnership Steering Committee includes: Associate Professor Anne Moseley (IMH), Professor Rob Herbert (NeuRA), Associate Professor Mark Elkins (University of Sydney), Professor Chirs Maher (IMH), Professor Cathie Sherrington (IMH) and Associate Professor Steve Kamper (IMH).

PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (www.pedro.org.au), a free resource providing rapid access to high-quality clinical research about the effects of physiotherapy interventions. Used by clinicians, educators, researchers, students and policy-makers, PEDro cuts through the enormous quantity of published research to deliver the best articles evaluating the effects of rehabilitation treatments. A unique feature of PEDro is that all trials are rated for quality to quickly guide users to trials which use the most rigorous methods and contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. Launched in 1999, PEDro is now an eminent global resource.

PEDro will be launching an exciting new version of its website in July. Stay tuned for updates!

DiTA

DiTA is the Diagnostic Test Accuracy database (www.dita.org.au), a free database that indexes primary studies of diagnostic test accuracy and systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies related to physiotherapy practice. DiTA has been designed to enable clinicians, researchers and patients to easily access information on the accuracy of diagnostic tests used by physiotherapists. For each indexed study or review, DiTA provides citation details, abstracts and links to full-text.

DiTA is produced by the PEDro Partnership and is hosted by Neuroscience Research Australian (NeuRA). Seed funding for DiTA has been provided by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

PEDro World-Wide Journal Club

The purpose of the PEDro World-Wide Journal Club is to encourage the global physiotherapy community to read trials, reviews and guidelines that have important implications for clinical practice. It is hoped that facilitating discussion of this research will help physiotherapists to implement the results into their clinical practice.

During 2020 PEDro will run three or four World-Wide Journal Clubs. PEDro will provide resources that physiotherapists are encouraged to use to facilitate a local journal club with their peers. The resources provided by PEDro will include: a research article that addresses an important evidence-practice gap; a video summary of the article; a panel discussion about the article that explores applying the results into practice; and, links to resources to support ongoing discussion and implementation.

Visit the PEDro website to find out more about the World-Wide Journal club and to access the relevant resources.

Theme leader: Associate Professor Anne Moseley

BAppSc(Physio), GradDipAppSc(ExSpSc), PhD

Associate Professor Anne Moseley is a Principal Research Fellow in the Sydney School of Public Health. She has a clinical background as a physiotherapist in trauma rehabilitation, including both neurotrauma and orthopaedic trauma. Her research focuses on evidence-based practice, waste in research, and evaluation of rehabilitation interventions.