William John Gillespie

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OBJECTIVES To identify patient-assessed health instruments specific to the knee and review evidence for reliability, validity and responsiveness. METHODS Instruments were identified through systematic searches of the literature. Information relating to instrument content, patient population, reliability, validity and responsiveness was extracted from(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate (i) the prevalence of environmental safety hazards in the homes of people aged 70 years and over, (ii) their knowledge of causes of injuries to older people and the safety measures they can implement to prevent such injuries and (iii) the relationship between socio-demographic characteristics of this population group and levels of(More)
Systematic reviews are a key component of evidence-based practice. A valuable and accessible source of good quality systematic reviews on topics in musculoskeletal trauma and disorders is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, published in The Cochrane Library. These reviews are produced by members of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international(More)
With more than 100 orthopaedic, sports medicine, or hand surgery journals indexed in MEDLINE, it is no longer possible to keep abreast of developments in orthopaedic surgery by reading a few journals each month. Electronic resources are easier to search and more current than most print sources. We provide a practical approach to finding useful information(More)
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