The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physiotherapy profession

Tie Yamato, Chris Maher, Bruno Saragiotto, Anne Moseley, Tammy Hoffmann, Mark Elkins, Scott Hasson

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[Extract] Evidence-based practice involves physiotherapists incorporating high-quality clinical research on treatment efficacy into their clinical decision-making (Herbert, Jamtvedt, Birger Hagen, and Mead, 2012). However, if clinical interventions are not adequately reported in the literature, physiotherapists face an important barrier to using effective interventions for their patients. Previous studies have reported that incomplete description of interventions is a problem in reports of randomized controlled trials in many health areas (Duff et al, 2010; Glasziou, Meats, Heneghan, and Shepperd, 2008; Hoffmann, Erueti, and Glasziou, 2013). One of these studies (Hoffmann, Erueti, and Glasziou, 2013) examined 133 trials of nonpharmacological interventions. The experimental intervention was inadequately described in over 60% of the trials, and descriptions of the control interventions were even worse.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalPhysiotherapy Theory and Practice: an international journal of physical therapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2017


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