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Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAACVPR, The Rehab Intel Network, Ruther Glen, Virginia
  • ISBN-13: 9781284104325
  • Product With Access Code    470 pages      © 2018
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This fourth edition includes current information about how to find evidence as well as thoughts on placing value on different types of research for clinical practice. It is a reference for practicing clinicians as well as a comprehensive introduction to evidence-based practice for future clinicians."

Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Fourth Edition teaches the knowledge and skills to evaluate medical evidence and apply it to the practice of physical therapy. This valuable reference explains the fundamentals of medical research and how to determine which studies are useful in practice. As the leading evidence-based practice text for physical therapy, this is a comprehensive resource no physical therapist or student should be without.

The Fourth Edition has been updated with new clinical scenarios, additional research examples, and more activities to support the application of key concepts. This practical guide empowers readers to learn how to evaluate research designs, appraise evidence, and apply research in clinical practice. Its reader-friendly style facilitates learning and presents the knowledge essential for physical therapist students to develop a strong foundation in research methods and methodologies related to evidence-based medicine. 

New to the Fourth Edition
• New Clinical Scenarios at the beginning of each chapter aid in the application of key concepts
• New chapter on appraising qualitative research studies
• Expanded coverage of clinical practice guidelines
• Updated coverage of the most commonly used electronic search engines
• Inclusion of updated terminology from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0

Instructor Resources
• Test Bank
• Slides in PowerPoint format
• Instructor Manual [New!]
• Sample Syllabus
• Image Bank

Student Resources: Navigate Companion Website
• Practice Quizzes
• Interactive Glossary
• Interactive Flashcards
• Crossword Puzzles
• Web Link

Part 1 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 2 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 Validity in Research Designs  
  Chapter 9 Unraveling Statistical Mysteries: Description  
  Chapter 10 Unraveling Statistical Mysteries: Inference  
Part 3 Appraising the Evidence  
  Chapter 11 Appraising Evidence About Diagnostic Tests and Clinical Measures  
  Chapter 12 Appraising Evidence About Prognostic (Risk) Factors  
  Chapter 13 Appraising Evidence About Interventions  
  Chapter 14 Appraising Evidence About Clinical Prediction Rules  
  Chapter 15 Appraising Outcomes Research  
  Chapter 16 Appraising Evidence About Self-Report Outcomes Measures  
  Chapter 17 Appraising Collections of Evidence: Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines  
  Chapter 18 Appraising Collections of Evidence: Clinical Practice Guidelines  
  Chapter 19 Appraising Qualitative Research Studies  
Part 4 Evidence in Practice  
  Chapter 20 Patient or Client Preferences and Values  
  Chapter 21 Putting It All Together  
Appendix A Calculation of Confidence Intervals   
Appendix B Additional Evidence Appraisal Tools Available on the Internet  
Appendix C Additional Calculations for Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice  

Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAACVPR-The Rehab Intel Network, Ruther Glen, Virginia

Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD received her Bachelor of Arts in history from Williams College, her Master of Science in physical therapy from Boston University, her Doctor of Philosophy in health services organization and research from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from VCU. She has practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings for 25 years and was board certified in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy for 20 years.

Dr. Jewell is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Rehab Intel Network (Ruther Glen, VA), a consulting company providing project and data management to individuals and organizations dedicated to physical rehabilitation. She held a full-time appointment as assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at VCU for 11 years where she was responsible for the evidence-based practice curricular content. She also has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Departments of Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Memphis, TN) and the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT).

Dr. Jewell has authored several peer-reviewed articles. Her research interests include physical therapy practice variation, quality and outcomes of physical therapy patient management, and early mobility interventions for patients in critical care. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers (Richmond, VA) and previously served two terms on the Barod of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association (Alexandria, VA).

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284104325

Answers to In-Text Questions
Image Bank
Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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