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122. Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review

Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review van der Wees PJ, Jamtvedt G, Rebbeck T, de Bie RA, Dekker J, Hendriks EJ CRD summary This review concluded that multifaceted educational meetings were effective (...) in improving some outcomes of professional practice, but not patient health or care costs. The authors’ cautious conclusions reflected the limited evidence base, but given the small number of studies of limited quality and uncertainty over parts of the review process the reliability of the conclusions is uncertain. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of strategies to increase the implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PEDro and The Cochrane

DARE.2008

123. Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain?

Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain? Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain? Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain? Lewis A, Morris M E, Walsh C CRD summary This review concluded that physiotherapy exercise programmes were effective in reducing chronic low back pain, but that there was no consensus for the superiority of any specific technique or exercise format. Lack study details and effect (...) sizes limited interpretation of the results presented, so the authors' conclusions might not be reliable. Authors' objectives To determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercises in reducing chronic low back pain. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PEDro and Web of Science were searched up to the end of May 2006. Search terms were reported. Reference lists of relevant articles were also searched. Only papers published in English were included

DARE.2008

124. Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis in paediatric patients between 0 and 24 months old.

Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis in paediatric patients between 0 and 24 months old. BACKGROUND: Acute bronchiolitis is the leading cause of medical emergencies during winter in children younger than two years of age. Chest physiotherapy is thought to assist infants in the clearance of secretions and to decrease ventilatory effort. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of chest physiotherapy in infants aged less than 24 months old with acute bronchiolitis. SEARCH STRATEGY (...) : In June 2006 we updated the searches of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library Issue 2, 2006); MEDLINE (2004 to May Week 4 2006); EMBASE (July 2004 to December 2005) and CINAHL (1982 to May Week 4 2006). SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in which chest physiotherapy was compared against no intervention or against another type of physiotherapy in paediatric patients younger than 24 months old. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two review

Cochrane2007

125. Physiotherapy treatment approaches for the recovery of postural control and lower limb function following stroke.

Physiotherapy treatment approaches for the recovery of postural control and lower limb function following stroke. BACKGROUND: There are a number of different approaches to physiotherapy treatment following stroke that, broadly speaking, are based on neurophysiological, motor learning and orthopaedic principles. Some physiotherapists base their treatment on a single approach, while others use a mixture of components from a number of different approaches. OBJECTIVES: To determine (...) if there is a difference in the recovery of postural control and lower limb function in patients with stroke if physiotherapy treatment is based on orthopaedic or neurophysiological or motor learning principles, or on a mixture of these treatment principles. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register (last searched May 2005), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library Issue 2, 2005), MEDLINE (1966 to May 2005), EMBASE (1980 to May 2005) and CINAHL

Cochrane2007

126. Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Minns Lowe C J, Barker K L, Dewey M (...) , Sackley C M CRD summary This review evaluated the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after elective total knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis. The authors concluded that interventions including physiotherapy functional exercises result in small to moderate short-term benefit but no long-term benefit. Although the review was generally well conducted, owing to the small number of trials and some methodological concerns about the synthesis, the extent to which the authors' conclusions

DARE.2007

127. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial with economic evaluation

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial with economic evaluation Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial with economic evaluation Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial (...) with economic evaluation Critchley D J, Ratcliffe J, Noonan S, Jones R H, Hurley M V Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined three treatments for low back pain. These were usual outpatient physiotherapy, spinal

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2007

128. Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy following glenohumeral joint distension for adhesive capsulitis: a randomized trial

Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy following glenohumeral joint distension for adhesive capsulitis: a randomized trial Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy following glenohumeral joint distension for adhesive capsulitis: a randomized trial Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy following glenohumeral joint distension for adhesive capsulitis: a randomized trial Buchbinder R, Youd JM, Green S, Stein A, Forbes A, Harris A, Bennell K, Bell S, Wright WJ Record (...) Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary This study examined the cost-effectiveness of an active physiotherapy programme following arthrographic distension for adhesive capsulitis. The authors concluded that active physiotherapy provided

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2007

129. An economic evaluation of three physiotherapy treatments for non-specific neck disorders alongside a randomized trial

An economic evaluation of three physiotherapy treatments for non-specific neck disorders alongside a randomized trial An economic evaluation of three physiotherapy treatments for non-specific neck disorders alongside a randomized trial An economic evaluation of three physiotherapy treatments for non-specific neck disorders alongside a randomized trial Lewis M, James M, Stokes E, Hill J, Sim J, Hay E, Dziedzic K Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets (...) the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary This study compared three physiotherapy treatments for non-specific neck disorders. The authors acknowledged the uncertainty surrounding their results and concluded that advice and exercise alone and with manual therapy were more likely to be cost-effective interventions

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2007

130. Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial.

Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. 17699546 2007 08 31 2007 09 25 2014 09 04 1756-1833 335 7617 2007 Sep 01 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. 436 To investigate the benefit of adding acupuncture to a course of advice and exercise delivered by physiotherapists for pain reduction in patients (...) with osteoarthritis of the knee. Multicentre, randomised controlled trial. 37 physiotherapy centres accepting primary care patients referred from general practitioners in the Midlands, United Kingdom. 352 adults aged 50 or more with a clinical diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis. Advice and exercise (n=116), advice and exercise plus true acupuncture (n=117), and advice and exercise plus non-penetrating acupuncture (n=119). The primary outcome was change in scores on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities

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131. Positive expiratory pressure physiotherapy for airway clearance in people with cystic fibrosis.

Positive expiratory pressure physiotherapy for airway clearance in people with cystic fibrosis. BACKGROUND: Chest physiotherapy is widely prescribed to assist the clearance of airway secretions in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) devices provide constant back pressure to the airways during expiration. This may improve clearance by building up gas behind mucus via collateral ventilation. Given the widespread use of PEP devices, there is a need to determine (...) the evidence for their effect. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and acceptability of PEP devices compared to other forms of physiotherapy as a means of improving mucus clearance and other outcomes in people with CF. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group Trials Register comprising of references identified from comprehensive electronic database searches and handsearches of relevant journals and abstract books of conference proceedings. The electronic

Cochrane2006

132. Respiratory physiotherapy to prevent pulmonary complications after abdominal surgery: a systematic review

Respiratory physiotherapy to prevent pulmonary complications after abdominal surgery: a systematic review Respiratory physiotherapy to prevent pulmonary complications after abdominal surgery: a systematic review Respiratory physiotherapy to prevent pulmonary complications after abdominal surgery: a systematic review Pasquina P, Tramer MR, Granier JM, Walder B CRD summary The authors concluded that current evidence does not appear to justify routine prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy after (...) abdominal surgery. The quality of the primary studies was suboptimal and the review had some limitations with respect to the search and the reported study selection process. However, the review was generally well-conducted and these conclusions seem likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To evaluate the use of respiratory physiotherapy for the prevention of pulmonary complications after abdominal surgery. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane CENTRAL Register were searched to November

DARE.2006

133. The effect of additional physiotherapy to hospital inpatients outside of regular business hours: a systematic review

The effect of additional physiotherapy to hospital inpatients outside of regular business hours: a systematic review The effect of additional physiotherapy to hospital inpatients outside of regular business hours: a systematic review The effect of additional physiotherapy to hospital inpatients outside of regular business hours: a systematic review Brusco N K, Paratz J CRD summary This review evaluated the effects of additional out of regular business hours physiotherapy services to hospital (...) in-patients. The authors concluded that a significant improvement to patient outcomes for all in-patients could not be found. Evidence of beneficial effects in various branches of medicine or specific patient subgroups is limited. This conclusion reflects the evidence presented and is likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effect of additional out of regular business hours (OBH) physiotherapy services to hospital in-patients. Searching CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, AMED, PEDro, the Cochrane

DARE.2006

134. Evaluating two implementation strategies for whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy: a cluster-randomised trial

Evaluating two implementation strategies for whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy: a cluster-randomised trial Evaluating two implementation strategies for whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy: a cluster-randomised trial Evaluating two implementation strategies for whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy: a cluster-randomised trial Rebbeck T, Maher C G, Refshauge K M Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract (...) contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined two strategies for the implementation of acute whiplash guidelines in physiotherapy. An active implementation strategy, involving education from opinion leaders, was compared with a passive dissemination by mail. Type of intervention Other: Information and education in health. Economic study type

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2006

135. Cost-utility analysis of physiotherapy treatment compared with physiotherapy advice in low back pain

Cost-utility analysis of physiotherapy treatment compared with physiotherapy advice in low back pain Cost-utility analysis of physiotherapy treatment compared with physiotherapy advice in low back pain Cost-utility analysis of physiotherapy treatment compared with physiotherapy advice in low back pain Rivero-Arias O, Gray A, Frost H, Lamb S E, Stewart-Brown S Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract (...) contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The use of therapeutic physiotherapy was compared with physiotherapy advice in patients with low back pain. Advice consisted of a session given by a physiotherapist, along with a standardised advice book (the principal advice being to remain active). Physiotherapy treatment consisted of five 30-minutes treatment

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2006

136. Randomized trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: cost-effectiveness analysis

Randomized trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: cost-effectiveness analysis Randomized trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: cost-effectiveness analysis Randomized trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: cost-effectiveness analysis Manca A, Epstein D M, Torgerson D J, Klaber Moffett J A, Coulton S, Farrin (...) A J, Hahn S, Jackson D A, Richmond S J Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary The objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of brief physiotherapy compared with usual physiotherapy management, in patients with neck pain

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2006

137. Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy

Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy Varela G, Ballesteros E, Jimenez M F, Novoa N, Aranda J L Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary (...) of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study investigated the implementation of a routine programme of intensive chest physiotherapy in patients undergoing scheduled lobectomy. This intervention was compared with routine care, whereby nurses were in charge to encourage patients for early deambulation and deep breathing manoeuvres using an incentive spirometer with known low imposed

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2006

138. Cost effectiveness of brace, physiotherapy, or both for treatment of tennis elbow

Cost effectiveness of brace, physiotherapy, or both for treatment of tennis elbow Cost effectiveness of brace, physiotherapy, or both for treatment of tennis elbow Cost effectiveness of brace, physiotherapy, or both for treatment of tennis elbow Struijs P A, Korthals-de Bos I B, Van Tulder M W, Van Dijk C N, Bouter L M, Assendelft W J Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary (...) of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined three treatments for tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). These were physiotherapy, brace, or a combination of both physiotherapy and brace. Physiotherapy comprised a 6-week intervention period during which patients received nine sessions, consisting of three, two, one, one, one and one session(s) per week. Every session

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2006

139. Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review

Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review WorksafeBC Evidence Based Practice Group Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation WorksafeBC Evidence Based Practice Group. Postural reconstruction physiotherapy: a short review. Richmond (...) : WorkSafe BC. 2006 Authors' objectives The aim of this review is to examine postural reconstruction physiotherapy. Project page URL ence_based_medicine/default.asp Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Physical Therapy Modalities /methods; Posture Language Published English Country of organisation Canada Province or state British Columbia Address for correspondence 6591 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC, V7C 1C6 Canada. Tel: 604-231-8417; Fax: 604-279-7698 Email: kukuh.noertjojo

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2006

140. Clinical guidelines for the pre and post operative physiotherapy management of adults with lower limb amputation

Clinical guidelines for the pre and post operative physiotherapy management of adults with lower limb amputation #LINICALGUIDELINESFORTHEPREANDPOSTOPERATIVE PHYSIOTHERAPYMANAGEMENTOFADULTSWITHLOWER LIMBAMPUTATION 4(%#(!24%2%$3/#)%49/&0(93)/4(%2!09 "2)4)3(!33/#)!4)/. /&#(!24%2%$0(93)/4(%2!0)343 ).!-054%%2%(!"),)4!4)/. "ROOMHEAD0 $AWES$ (ANCOCK! 5NIA0 "LUNDELL! $AVIES6 #LINICALGUIDELINESFORTHEPRE ANDPOSTOPERATIVEPHYSIOTHERAPYMANAGEMENTOFADULTSWITHLOWERLIMBAMPUTATION#HARTERED (...) @NOTRELEVANT WEREREJECTEDATTHISSTAGE)FTHEREWASDISAGREEMENTTHEARTICLEWASDISCUSSEDBYTHEAPPRAISALGROUP ANDAMAJORITYDECISIONTAKEN!LLREMAININGARTICLESWERERETRIEVEDFORAPPRAISALBYTHE#!30TRAINED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS&IGURE PAGE !PPRAISINGTHELITERATURE 4WOHUNDREDANDTHREEPUBLISHEDPAPERSWERERETRIEVED!RTICLESWEREEXCLUDEDIFATLEASTTWOOFTHE APPRAISERSFELTTHESTUDYWASEITHER s NOTRELEVANTTOTHEGUIDELINES s OFPOORSTUDYDESIGNEGDESCRIBEDAS2#4BUTNOTRANDOMISED NODElNEDVALIDATED OUTCOMEMEASURE s

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