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Physical Therapy: Critical Appraisal

This guide presents a starting point for Physical Therapy students and faculty locating health evidence in books, journal articles, databases, and the web.

How to Read a Paper (by Trisha Greenhalgh)

 

How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence Based Medicine was originally published as a series of 10 articles introducing non-experts to finding medical articles and assessing their value.  It is available in hard copy, as an electronic book, and as an online article series:

 



Online links to original article series: How to Read a Paper

Critical Appraisal Resources

How to Read a Paper (by Trisha Greenhalgh)

 

How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence Based Medicine was originally published as a series of 10 articles introducing non-experts to finding medical articles and assessing their value.  It is available in hard copy, as an electronic book, and as an online article series:

 



Online links to original article series: How to Read a Paper

Research Design

Understanding Research Study Designs (from the University of Minnesota)

Case Series and Case Reports
Case Control Studies
Cohort Studies
Randomized Controlled Studies
Double Blind Method
Meta Analyses
Systematic Reviews

 

PRISMA Statement Website

PRISMA stands for Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. It is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.