‘Evidence-based practice’ is a commonly used phrase. But this blog asks the question: ‘just how much can we trust published scientific literature?’ with particular reference to the problems of publication bias and statistical approaches.
This blog explains what is meant by Type I and Type II errors in statistics. Whereby we can end up with false positive and false negative results.
This blog discusses problems with peer review in research, and explores possible ways in which the modern peer review process could be improved.
This blog takes a critical look at whether using the Wii for balance rehabiliation in patients with acquired brain injury is a safe, effective and feasible intervention.
This blog is a Portuguese translation of the blog ‘The bias of language’ by Katherine Stagg. Read the English version here. With thanks to Cochrane Brazil for the translation.
This blog discusses the issue of assessing ‘quality’ in research, both methodological and reporting quality. Jenni, the blog author, also points readers towards a paper she has co-authored: ‘Using quality assessment tools to critically appraise ageing research: a guide for clinicians’.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomised control trial investigating the effects of bed exercises following a total hip replacement.
This blog is a Portuguese translation of the blog ‘Meta-analysis: what, why and how’. Thanks to Cochrane Brazil for the translation.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomized controlled trial investigated investigated whether strengthening the hip and core muscles vs. strengthening knee muscles is more effective for the treatment of patellofemoral (knee) pain.
This blog is a Portuguese translation of the blog ‘Defining Bias’ written by Dabean Faraj. Thanks to Cochrane Brazil for the translation.
This blog explores the difficulties that mental healthcare professionals may experience when responding to patients who are victims of human trafficking.
This blog takes a critical look at the use of functional electronic stimulation for children with cerebral palsy.
This is a critical analysis of a preliminary randomized control trial to determine if using the Nintendo Wii FitTM would be beneficial as part of the rehabilitation of strength, movement and function following a total knee replacement.
This blog takes a critical look at a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of an exercise program for improving functioning & pain in pregnant women suffering from low back pain and pelvic pain (LBPP)