Reliability of the PEDro scale for rating quality of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Maher2003ReliabilityOT,
  title={Reliability of the PEDro scale for rating quality of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Christopher G. Maher and Catherine Sherrington and Robert D. Herbert and Anne M. Moseley and Mark R. Elkins},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2003},
  volume={83 8},
  pages={713-21}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Assessment of the quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is common practice in systematic reviews. However, the reliability of data obtained with most quality assessment scales has not been established. This report describes 2 studies designed to investigate the reliability of data obtained with the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale developed to rate the quality of RCTs evaluating physical therapist interventions. METHOD In the first study, 11 raters… CONTINUE READING
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