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European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2019 April;55(2):314-8

DOI: 10.23736/S1973-9087.19.05785-X


language: English

Cochrane Rehabilitation: 2018 annual report

Stefano NEGRINI 1, 2, Chiara ARIENTI 2, Julia P. ENGKASAN 3, Francesca GIMIGLIANO 4, Frane GRUBISIC 5, Tracey HOWE 6, Elena ILIEVA 7, Stefano G. LAZZARINI 2, William M. LEVACK 8, Antti MALMIVAARA 9, Thorsten MEYER 10, Aydan ORAL 11, Michele PATRINI 2, Joel POLLET 2 , Farooq A. RATHORE 12, 13, 14, Carlotte KIEKENS 15, 16

1 University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy; 2 IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan, Italy; 3 University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 4 University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy; 5 Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; 6 Cochrane Global Ageing, London, UK; 7 Plovdiv Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; 8 University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand; 9 National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland; 10 University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany; 11 Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey; 12 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, PNS Shifa Hospital, DHA II, Karachi, Pakistan; 13 Medical and Dental College, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan; 14 Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; 15 Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 16 University Hospitals Leuven, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Leuven, Belgium

During its second year of existence, Cochrane Rehabilitation worked hard to accomplish new and old goals. The Review Committee completed the massive task of identifying and “tagging” all rehabilitation reviews in the Cochrane library. The Publication Committee signed agreements with several international journals and started the publication of Cochrane Corners. The Education Committee performed educational activities such as workshops in International Meetings. The Methodology Committee has completed a two days Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodological Meeting in Paris of which the results will soon be published. The Communication Committee reaches almost 5,000 rehabilitation professionals through social media, and is working on the translation of contents in Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, Croatian and Japanese. Memoranda of Understanding have been signed with several National and International Rehabilitation Scientific Societies, Universities, Hospitals, Research Centres and other organizations. The be4rehab (best evidence for rehabilitation) project has been started with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to extract from Cochrane reviews and clinical guidelines the best currently available evidence to produce the WHO Minimum Package of Rehabilitation Interventions. The Cochrane Rehabilitation ebook is under development as well as a priority setting exercise with 39 countries from all continents.

KEY WORDS: Rehabilitation; Review; Organizations

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