Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice

Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice
5th Ed.
2023 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-24754-1
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-24760-2
Physical Therapy, Evidence Based Medicine


Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Fifth Edition teaches the knowledge and skills to evaluate medical evidence and apply it to the practice of physical therapy. This valuable reference explains the fundamentals of medical research and how to determine which studies are useful in practice. As the leading evidence-based practice text for physical therapy, this is a comprehensive resource no physical therapist or student should be without.

This practical guide empowers readers to learn how to evaluate research designs, appraise evidence, and apply research in clinical practice. Its reader-friendly style facilitates learning and presents the knowledge essential for physical therapist students to develop a strong foundation in research methods and methodologies related to evidence-based medicine.

Features and Benefits

  • • NEW: Chapter on measuring reliability and validity
  • • Critical appraisal forms are filled out as examples throughout the book
  • • Inclusion of updated terminology from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0

Doody's Reviews

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Specialty Score: 2.67 Health Sciences - Physical Therapy
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"As evidence and the way it is organized and consumed continue to evolve, regular updates are needed. This fourth edition includes current information about how to find evidence as well as thoughts on placing value on different types of research for clinical practice. It is a reference for practicing clinicians as well as a comprehensive introduction to evidence-based practice for future clinicians."

-- Monique Serpas, PT, DPT, OCS (Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System)Doody's Review - previous edition


The audience includes current and future clinicians. The cases at the beginning of each chapter are practical examples of evidence-based practice. For current clinicians, the book is a sound reference and easier to read than some other books on the subject.

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