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European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2020 February;56(1):120-5

DOI: 10.23736/S1973-9087.20.06188-2


language: English

Cochrane Rehabilitation: 2019 annual report

Chiara ARIENTI 1 , Carlotte KIEKENS 2, 3, Roberta BETTINSOLI 1, Julia P. ENGKASAN 4, Francesca GIMIGLIANO 5, Frane GRUBISIC 6, Tracey HOWE 7, Elena ILIEVA 8, Stefano G. LAZZARINI 1, William M. LEVACK 9, Antti MALMIVAARA 10, Thorsten MEYER 11, Aydan ORAL 12, Michele PATRINI 1, Joel POLLET 1, Farooq A. RATHORE 13, 14, 15, Stefano NEGRINI 16, 17

1 Don Carlo Gnocchi IRCCS and Foundation, Milan, Italy; 2 Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute SpA, Imola, Bologna, Italy; 3 University Hospitals Leuven - KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 4 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 5 Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine, Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Naples, Italy; 6 Department of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia; 7 Cochrane Global Ageing, London, UK; 8 Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; 9 University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; 10 Center for Health and Social Economics, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland; 11 School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany; 12 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey; 13 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, PNS Shifa Hospital, DHA II, Karachi, Pakistan; 14 Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan; 15 Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; 16 Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; 17 Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute IRCCS, Milan, Italy

During its third year of existence, Cochrane Rehabilitation goals included to point out the main methodological issues in rehabilitation research, and to increase the Knowledge Translation activities. This has been performed through its committees and specific projects. In 2019, Cochrane Rehabilitation worked on five different special projects at different stages of development: 1) a collaboration with the World Health Organization to extract the best evidence for Rehabilitation (Be4rehab); 2) the development of a reporting checklist for Randomised Controlled Trials in rehabilitation (RCTRACK); 3) the definition of what is the rehabilitation for research purposes; 4) the ebook project; and 5) a prioritization exercise for Cochrane Reviews production. The Review Committee finalized the screening and “tagging” of all rehabilitation reviews in the Cochrane library; the Publication Committee increased the number of international journals with which publish Cochrane Corners; the Education Committee continued performing educational activities such as workshops in different meetings; the Methodology Committee performed the second Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodological Meeting and published many papers; the Communication Committee spread the rehabilitation evidence through different channels and translated the contents in different languages. The collaboration with several National and International Rehabilitation Scientific Societies, Universities, Hospitals, Research Centers and other organizations keeps on growing.

KEY WORDS: Rehabilitation; Methods; Annual report

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