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Validity and reliability of instruments aimed at measuring Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy: a systematic review of the literature.
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PMID:  24854712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Our goal is to compile and analyse the characteristics - especially validity and reliability - of all the existing international tools that have been used to measure evidence-based clinical practice in physiotherapy.
METHODS: A systematic review conducted with data from exclusively quantitative-type studies synthesized in narrative format. An in-depth search of the literature was conducted in two phases: initial, structured, electronic search of databases and also journals with summarized evidence; followed by a residual-directed search in the bibliographical references of the main articles found in the primary search procedure. The studies included were assigned to members of the research team who acted as peer reviewers. Relevant information was extracted from each of the selected articles using a template that included the general characteristics of the instrument as well as an analysis of the quality of the validation processes carried out, by following the criteria of Terwee.
RESULTS: Twenty-four instruments were found to comply with the review screening criteria; however, in all cases, they were found to be limited as regards the 'constructs' included. Besides, they can all be seen to be lacking as regards comprehensiveness associated to the validation process of the psychometric tests used.
CONCLUSION: It seems that what constitutes a rigorously developed assessment instrument for EBP in physical therapy continues to be a challenge.
Authors:
Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez; Albert Sesé-Abad; Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio; Angel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca; Iosune Salinas-Bueno; Joan Ernest de Pedro-Gómez
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of evaluation in clinical practice     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2753     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eval Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609066     Medline TA:  J Eval Clin Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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