Critical appraisal tools (CATs) are commonly used by students and researchers alike, as a way of judging a study’s quality. In this blog, Dennis Neuen addresses the need to appraise these tools and has also collated a list of 12 CATs from all over the world.
Alina provides a critical appraisal of the ARTEMIDA trial (2015) that assessed efficacy of Actovegin in poststroke cognitive impairment.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomized controlled trial which reported that noninvasive ventilation immediately after extubation improves weaning outcome after acute respiratory failure.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomised controlled trial comparing a tailored exercise programme with a general exercise programme for individuals with low back pain and movement control impairment.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) investigating the influence of strength training on quality of life in ischemic stroke survivors.
This blog is a critical appraisal of the following study: Neuromuscular adaptations to long-term progressive resistance training translates to improved functional capacity for people with multiple sclerosis and is maintained at follow-up.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomised control trial comparing aerobic interval training with moderate intensity continuous training as part of treatment for patients with myocardial infarction.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a systematic review exploring the benefits of early mobilisation following hip or knee replacement surgery.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomised controlled trial exploring the use of non-invasive ventilation as an adjunct to airway clearance treatments during an acute exacerbation of cystic fibrosis.
‘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 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 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 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.