Title

The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physiotherapy profession

Date of this Version

3-17-2016

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Details

Published version

Yamato, T. P., Maher, C. G., Saragiotto, B. T., Moseley, A. M., Hoffmann, T. C., & Elkins, M. R. (2016). The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physiotherapy profession. Journal of Physiotherapy, 62 (2), 57-58.

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© Copyright, Australian Physiotherapy Association. Published by Elsevier B.V, 2016

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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ISSN

1836-9553

Abstract

Evidence-based practice involves physiotherapists incorporating high-quality clinical research on treatment efficacy into their clinical decision-making. However, if clinical interventions are not adequately reported in the literature, physiotherapists face an important barrier to using effective interventions for their patients. Previous studies have reported that incomplete description of interventions is a problem in reports of randomised, controlled trials in many health areas. One of these studies examined 133 trials of non-pharmacological interventions; the experimental intervention was inadequately described in over 60% of the trials and descriptions of the control interventions were even worse.