PTBS 53101: Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Physical Agents

Defining Your Research Question

Determine and define the clinical problem
· Frame this in a question format as it will help you determine the key concepts: population, intervention and outcome.
Generate a list of keywords using PICO
· Patient or Population (what is the disorder or disease)
· Intervention
· Comparison (if any)
· Outcome (what you are hoping to assess)

Course Books

Robinson, AJ, Snyder-Mackler,L. Clinical Electrophysiology: Electrotherapy and Electrophysiologic Testing. 3rd Ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2008.

Cameron, M. Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice. 3rd Ed. St Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2009.

Best Bets

BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATABASES
PubMed
This is a great tool for finding primary biomedical journal articles with links to some full-text.
PubMed Clinical Queries
Special filters help you to find clinically based articles focused on therapy, diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, clinical prediction guidelines, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or medical genetics.
 

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EBP Tutorials

Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine - Duke University's and UNC-Chapel Hill's interactive tutorial
Evidence Based Practice Tutorial - University of Minnesota's interactive tutorial
Evidence Based Medicine - Duke University's guide to understanding the practice of EBM.

Library Materials