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141. Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.'

Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.' Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.' Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.' WCB 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 WCB Evidence Based Practice Group. Critical appraisal and comments on the 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions.' Richmond, BC: WorkSafe BC 2005: 14 Authors' objectives The purpose of this review is to conduct a critical appraisal of a leaflet entitled 'Physiotherapy briefings for physicians. Low back pain study sparks discussions', provided in the November 2004 issue 46

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2005

142. Cost-effectiveness of an active implementation strategy for the Dutch physiotherapy guideline for low back pain

Cost-effectiveness of an active implementation strategy for the Dutch physiotherapy guideline for low back pain Cost-effectiveness of an active implementation strategy for the Dutch physiotherapy guideline for low back pain Cost-effectiveness of an active implementation strategy for the Dutch physiotherapy guideline for low back pain Hoeijenbos M, Bekkering T, Lamers L, Hendriks E, van Tulder M, Koopmanschap 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 An active strategy for implementation of an evidence-based physiotherapy guideline for non-specific low back pain was examined. This was compared with the standard method of dissemination. Under the active implementation strategy, two training sessions were offered

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2005

143. A cost consequences analysis of local corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy for the treatment of new episodes of unilateral shoulder pain in primary care

A cost consequences analysis of local corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy for the treatment of new episodes of unilateral shoulder pain in primary care A cost consequences analysis of local corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy for the treatment of new episodes of unilateral shoulder pain in primary care A cost consequences analysis of local corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy for the treatment of new episodes of unilateral shoulder pain in primary care James M, Stokes E (...) , which comprised methylprednisolone mixed with lidocaine (lignocaine), was administered by a general practitioner (GP). The comparator was physiotherapy. This consisted of up to eight 20-minute sessions over a 6-week period and was provided by an experienced musculoskeletal community physiotherapist. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population comprised patients who consulted their GP with new episodes of unilateral shoulder

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2005

144. Costs and effectiveness of pre- and post-operative home physiotherapy for total knee replacement: randomized controlled trial

Costs and effectiveness of pre- and post-operative home physiotherapy for total knee replacement: randomized controlled trial Costs and effectiveness of pre- and post-operative home physiotherapy for total knee replacement: randomized controlled trial Costs and effectiveness of pre- and post-operative home physiotherapy for total knee replacement: randomized controlled trial Mitchell C, Walker J, Walters S, Morgan A B, Binns T, Mathers N 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 Patients undergoing unilateral total knee replacement (TKR) were given physiotherapy before and after the operation in their own homes. This consisted of a minimum of three home visits preoperatively and up to six visits post-operatively

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2005

146. Randomised trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: outcomes and patients' preference.

Randomised trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: outcomes and patients' preference. 15585539 2005 01 07 2005 02 02 2014 06 08 1756-1833 330 7482 2005 Jan 08 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Randomised trial of a brief physiotherapy intervention compared with usual physiotherapy for neck pain patients: outcomes and patients' preference. 75 Firstly, to compare the effectiveness of a brief physiotherapy intervention with "usual (...) " physiotherapy for patients with neck pain. Secondly, to evaluate the effect of patients' preferences on outcome. Non-inferiority randomised controlled trial eliciting preferences independently of randomisation. Physiotherapy departments in a community setting in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire. 268 patients (mean age 48 years) with subacute and chronic neck pain, who were referred by their general practitioner and randomly assigned to a brief physiotherapy intervention (one to three sessions) using

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148. The effectiveness of physiotherapy and manipulation in patients with tension-type headache: a systematic review

The effectiveness of physiotherapy and manipulation in patients with tension-type headache: a systematic review The effectiveness of physiotherapy and manipulation in patients with tension-type headache: a systematic review The effectiveness of physiotherapy and manipulation in patients with tension-type headache: a systematic review Lenssinck M L, Damen L, Verhagen A P, Berger M Y, Passchier J, Koes B W CRD summary This review assessed the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy and (spinal (...) ) manipulation in patients with tension-type headache. The authors concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the effectiveness of physiotherapy and (spinal) manipulation. This was a well-conducted review and the authors' conclusions correctly reflect the limitations of the evidence. Authors' objectives To assess the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy and (spinal) manipulation in patients with tension-type headache (TTH). Searching MEDLINE and EMBASE (both from inception to January 2003

DARE.2004

149. Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy WCB 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 WCB Evidence Based Practice Group. Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Richmond, BC: WorkSafe BC 2004: 21 Authors' objectives

The purpose of this review is to investigate the effectiveness of hydrotherapy in musculoskeletal rehabilitation as applied by physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Authors' conclusions 1. The application of water to treat disease has been used throughout history

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2004

150. Randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy compared with advice for low back pain.

Randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy compared with advice for low back pain. 15377573 2004 09 24 2004 10 05 2014 06 08 1756-1833 329 7468 2004 Sep 25 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy compared with advice for low back pain. 708 To measure the effectiveness of routine physiotherapy compared with an assessment session and advice from a physiotherapist for patients with low back pain. Pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Seven (...) British NHS physiotherapy departments. 286 patients with low back pain of more than six weeks' duration. Routine physiotherapy or advice on remaining active from a physiotherapist. Both groups received an advice book. Primary outcome was scores on the Oswestry disability index at 12 months. Secondary outcomes were scores on the Oswestry disability index (two and six months), scores on the Roland and Morris disability questionnaire and SF-36 (2, 6 and 12 months), and patient perceived benefit from

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151. 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 handsearching of relevant journals and abstract books of conference proceedings. The electronic

Cochrane2004

152. Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review

Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review Smidt N, Assendelft W J, Arola H, Malmivaara A, Green S, Buchbinder R, van der Windt D, Bouter L M CRD summary This review evaluated physiotherapy interventions for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). The authors concluded that there was insufficient evidence (...) of effectiveness for most interventions; only for ultrasound was there weak evidence of a beneficial effect. This was a generally well-conducted review and the results are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments for lateral epicondylitis of the elbow. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to 1999), EMBASE (from 1988 to 1999) and CINAHL (from 1982 to 1999) were searched for studies published in any language. Some details of the search strategy were presented

DARE.2003

153. Prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy after cardiac surgery: systematic review

Prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy after cardiac surgery: systematic review Prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy after cardiac surgery: systematic review Prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy after cardiac surgery: systematic review Pasquina P, Tramer M R, Walder B CRD summary This well-conducted review assessed the effect of respiratory physiotherapy on preventing pulmonary complications following cardiac surgery. The authors concluded that the usefulness of respiratory physiotherapy (...) following cardiac surgery remained unproven, that the quality of existing trials was low, and that large-scale trials with a no-intervention control group were needed. The authors' conclusions follow from the results presented. Authors' objectives To determine the effect of respiratory physiotherapy on preventing pulmonary complications following cardiac surgery. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched. The last search was performed on 19 February 2003

DARE.2003

154. Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: a systematic review

Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: a systematic review Bilney B, Morris M E, Perry A CRD summary This review assessed physiotherapy, occupational therapy (...) and speech pathology treatments for patients with Huntington's disease. The authors concluded that there is insufficient evidence to make strong recommendations in this area. These conclusions are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology treatments in patients with Huntington's disease (HD). Searching CINAHL (1982 to 2001), EMBASE (1984 to 2001), MEDLINE (1966 to 2001), the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register

DARE.2003

155. Does functional electrical stimulation prevent shoulder subluxation in hemiplegic stroke patients compared to conventional physiotherapy and occupational therapy?

Does functional electrical stimulation prevent shoulder subluxation in hemiplegic stroke patients compared to conventional physiotherapy and occupational therapy?

Occupational Therapy CATs2003

156. Evidence based clinical guidelines for the physiotherapy management of adults with lower limb prostheses

Evidence based clinical guidelines for the physiotherapy management of adults with lower limb prostheses Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines for the Physiotherapy Management of Adults with Lower Limb Prostheses Produced by Penny Broomhead Diana Dawes Carolyn Hale Amanda Lambert Di Quinlivan Robert Shepherd 1 British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputation Rehabilitation 2003 Foreword It is with great pleasure that I read these clinical guidelines and not without a great deal (...) without clinical reason, just a fad. Whereas these guidelines provide a stable, scientific platform from which we can develop by ensuring we must apply rational reasoning. So congratulations to all involved and also to the reader who will gain an insight into physiotherapy practice for lower limb amputees. The labour of love is however never really finished when professional practice is the issue, re-examination, evaluation and new techniques will all demand the same commitment from professionals

Publication 10832003

157. Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial.

Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial. 12714472 2003 04 25 2003 05 09 2014 06 11 1756-1833 326 7395 2003 Apr 26 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial. 911 To evaluate the cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy (...) , and care by a general practitioner for patients with neck pain. Economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial. Primary care. 183 patients with neck pain for at least two weeks recruited by 42 general practitioners and randomly allocated to manual therapy (n=60, spinal mobilisation), physiotherapy (n=59, mainly exercise), or general practitioner care (n=64, counselling, education, and drugs). Clinical outcomes were perceived recovery, intensity of pain, functional disability, and quality

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158. 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. Central to these are approaches based on 'neurophysiological' principles, 'motor learning' principles and 'orthopaedic' principles. OBJECTIVES: To determine if there is a difference in the recovery of postural control and lower limb function in patients with stroke if physiotherapy (...) -1999) and contacted experts and researchers with an interest in stroke. SELECTION CRITERIA: Studies - randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials. Participants - adults with a clinical diagnosis of stroke. Interventions - physiotherapy treatment approaches aimed at promoting the recovery of postural control and lower limb function. Outcomes - measures of disability, motor impairment or participation. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two independent reviewers categorised the identified trials

Cochrane2003

159. Physiotherapy interventions for shoulder pain.

Physiotherapy interventions for shoulder pain. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of shoulder disorders has been reported to range from seven to 36% of the population (Lundberg 1969) accounting for 1.2% of all General Practitioner encounters in Australia (Bridges Webb 1992). Substantial disability and significant morbidity can result from shoulder disorders. While many treatments have been employed in the treatment of shoulder disorders, few have been proven in randomised controlled trials (...) . Physiotherapy is often the first line of management for shoulder pain and to date its efficacy has not been established. This review is one in a series of reviews of varying interventions for shoulder disorders, updated from an earlier Cochrane review of all interventions for shoulder disorder. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of physiotherapy interventions for disorders resulting in pain, stiffness and/or disability of the shoulder. SEARCH STRATEGY: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Clinical Trials

Cochrane2003

160. Can early extubation and intensive physiotherapy decrease length of stay of acute quadriplegic patients in intensive care: a retrospective case control study

Can early extubation and intensive physiotherapy decrease length of stay of acute quadriplegic patients in intensive care: a retrospective case control study Can early extubation and intensive physiotherapy decrease length of stay of acute quadriplegic patients in intensive care: a retrospective case control study Can early extubation and intensive physiotherapy decrease length of stay of acute quadriplegic patients in intensive care: a retrospective case control study Berney S, Stockton K (...) , Berlowitz D, Denehy 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 use of extubation and intensive physiotherapy, including an overnight on-call service, rather than tracheotomy, for preventing respiratory complications in acute

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002