Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Second Edition provides readers with the information and tools needed to appreciate the philosophy, history, and value of evidence-based practice, understand what constitutes evidence, search efficiently for applicable evidence in the literature, evaluate the findings in the literature, and integrate the evidence with clinical judgement and individual patient preferences and values. This unique handbook marries the best elements of multiple texts into a single accessible guide.
The Second Edition has been updated throughout with new references and expanded information on key topics. There are two new chapters: Appraising Evidence about Clinical Prediction Rules and Appraising Evidence about Self-report Outcomes Measures. The new edition is divided into four sections that break down the research process, this user-friendly text also includes key terms, learning objectives, exercises, diagrams and worksheets, and useful appendices. This is a comprehensive resource no physical therapist or student should be without.
Updates to the Second Edition:
- New chapter on Appraising Evidence About Clinical Prediction Rules
- Chapter 10 is expanded to help readers understand the differences in critiquing evidence about diagnostic tests v. evidence about clinical measures
- Chapter 13 is split into two chapters – Appraisal of Evidence About Outcomes Research and Appraisal of Evidence About Self-Report Outcomes Measures
- Additional patient case examples in Chapter 18: Putting it All Together (Chapter 15 in the 1st edition)
- Revised worksheets for easier documentation of findings during evidence appraisal process
- Updated information and screen shots for data base search engines
Instructor Resources Include: Sample Syllabus, PowerPoint Slides, Image Bank, and Answers to End of Chapter Questions
Appropriate for courses in research, scientific inquiry, or evidence-based practice at Master's and Doctoral level physical therapy programs.
Part I Principles of Evidence-based Physical Therapist Practice
Chapter 1 Evidence-based Physical Therapist Practice
Chapter 2 What is Evidence?
Chapter 3 The Quest for Evidence: Getting Started
Part II Elements of Evidence
Chapter 4 Questions, Theories, and Hypotheses
Chapter 5 Research Design
Chapter 6 Research Subjects
Chapter 7 Variables and their Measurement
Chapter 8 Research Validity
Chapter 9 Unraveling Statistical Mysteries
Part III Appraising the Evidence
Chapter 10 Appraising Evidence about Diagnostic Tests and Clinical Measures
Chapter 11 Appraising Evidence about Prognostic Factors
Chapter 12 Appraising Evidence about Interventions
Chapter 13 Appraising Evidence about Clinical Prediction Rules
Chapter 14 Appraising Outcomes Research
Chapter 15 Appraising Evidence about Self-report Outcomes Measures
Chapter 16 Appraising Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines
Part IV Evidence in Practice
Chapter 17 Patient/Client Preferences and Values
Chapter 18 Putting it all Together
Appendix A Evidence Hierarchies
Appendix B Additional Evidence Appraisal Tools Available on the Internet
Appendix C Calculation of Confidence Intervals
Appendix D Alternative ways to evaluate the importance of statistical results from meta-analyses
Dianne V. Jewell, PT, PhD, CCS, FAACVPR-Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Jewell received her Bachelor of Arts in history from Williams College, her Master of Science in physical therapy from Boston University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in health services organization and research from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is a board certified specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and has practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings for 18 years.
Dr. Dianne Jewell, P.T., C.C.S. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She teaches the evidence-based physical therapist practice component of the curriculum in the professional and transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. She also has taught this content as part of state and national physical therapy association conference programming. Dr. Jewell currently serves as a Director on the American Physical Therapy Association Board of Directors.
Dr. Jewell also had authored several peer-reviewed research articles. Her research interests include physical therapy practice variation, outcomes of physical therapy patient management, and early mobility interventions for patients in critical care.