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Occupational Therapy

Evidence-Based Resources

  • Physiotherapy Evidence Database  (PEDro)
    PEDro is a database developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practices guidelines in physiotherapy.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse
    A comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents.  Search or browse by disease, treatment/intervention or organization.  Citations and abstracts are provided for all guidelines, with links to full-text or information about print copies.  Produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans.
  • Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library provides access via the web to reliable information compiled by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international network of individuals and institutions committed to preparing, maintaining, and disseminating systematic, up-to-date reviews of the effects of health care.  The Cochrane Library has four distinct databases, all of which are searched simultaneously:
    • The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness
    • The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register
    • The Cochrane Review Methodology Database