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European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2020 August;56(4):529-34

DOI: 10.23736/S1973-9087.20.06258-9


language: English

The Cochrane Corners by Cochrane Rehabilitation

Aydan ORAL 1, Chiara ARIENTI 2 , Stefano G. LAZZARINI 2, Frane GRUBIŠIĆ 3, Carlotte KIEKENS 4, 5, Stefano NEGRINI 6, 7

1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey; 2 IRCCS Don Gnocchi Foundation, Milan, Italy; 3 Department of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Hospital Center “Sestre Milosrdnice”, Zagreb, Croatia; 4 Spinal Unit, Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute, Imola, Bologna, Italy; 5 University Hospitals Leuven - KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 6 Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University “La Statale”, Milan, Italy; 7 IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy

Cochrane Rehabilitation (CR) is pursuing the goal of disseminating Cochrane evidence, in line with the Cochrane Knowledge Translation (KT) strategy theme 2: “Packaging, push, and support implementation”, through several projects: the CR eBook project, blogshots, and Cochrane Corners. A Cochrane Corner is a KT vehicle in which the contents of the Cochrane Library are summarized and presented by a rehabilitation professional, using the qualitative statements proposed by Cochrane Norway to communicate the magnitude of rehabilitation intervention effects on specific outcomes, based on the certainty of evidence, and followed by a section on “clinical implication for rehabilitation professionals” (both for clinical and research practice). Our Cochrane Corners aim to inform about evidence produced by Cochrane in the field of rehabilitation from a rehabilitation professional perspective. After setting internal rules for Cochrane Corners, designing a template and preparing a guide for authors, the production of Cochrane Corners started. As of December 2019, CR signed Publication Agreements with 13 rehabilitation relevant Journals, contributed to Editorials as introductory articles for the launch of Cochrane Corners in some of these Journals and published 34 Cochrane Corners, in print or ahead of print, whereas 7 additional Cochrane Corners have been submitted to the Journals and will be published soon. This initiative provided a significant opportunity for CR to communicate with members of other groups within Cochrane as well as with journal editors. The impact of Cochrane Corners on the readers will need to be evaluated in the future: unfortunately, we have no instruments to measure it at present.

KEY WORDS: Rehabilitation; Knowledge; Publications

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