Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Third 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.
Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Third Edition is updated and revised, including a vibrant 2-color engaging layout, improved organization, additional statistics coverage, and expanded resources for instructors and students. Its reader-friendly style facilitates learning and presents the knowledge and skills essential for physical therapist students to develop a foundation in research methods and methodologies related to evidence-based medicine. Students will learn how evaluate research designs, appraise evidence, and apply research in clinical practice. This is a comprehensive resource no physical therapist or student should be without.
New to the Third Edition
• Engaging 2-color design
• Contemporary case studies
• Statistics coverage now broken into 2 chapters with more manageable content to review Description and Inference
• Expanded supplemental resources for instructors and students
Features & Benefits
· Sample Syllabus
· PowerPoint Presentations for each chapter
· Helpful Resource List with additional references
· New Test Bank with 75 questions
· New Image Bank
· Sample Evidence Appraisal Worksheets
· Answers to end of chapter questions
New - Navigate Companion Website, including:
· Crossword Puzzles
· Interactive Glossary
· Practice Quizzes
· Web Links
· Screenshots of electronic databases
Appropriate for courses in research, scientific inquiry, or evidence-based practice at Master's and Doctoral level physical therapy programs.
Table of Contents
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 Validity in Research Designs
Chapter 9 Unraveling Statistical Mysteries: Description
Chapter 10 Unraveling Statistical Mysteries: Inference
Part III 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 Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines
Part IV Evidence in Practice
Chapter 18 Patient/Client Preferences and Values
Chapter 19 Putting It All Together
About the Author(s)
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).