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Journal Club – Article Critiquing and CPD for Physiotherapists

Journal Club – Article Critiquing and CPD for Physiotherapists

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A proforma / template of some questions to ask yourself while critiquing articles for Journal Club. Useful for healthcare professionals to assist with their CPD.
A proforma / template of some questions to ask yourself while critiquing articles for Journal Club. Useful for healthcare professionals to assist with their CPD.

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Journal Club – Article Critiquing & CPD
Journal
 1. ls the article from a well-known andreputable journal?2. Does this journal peer review itsarticles?
Introduction/ Abstract
 1. Who was the author? Does s/he haveappropriate research / clinical expertise?2. Are the aims clearly stated?3. ls the scope and significance of theproblem clearly documented?4. ls the literature reviewa) relevantb) comprehensivec) up-to-date?
Methodology
1. Is the method appropriate for thequestion? ls the study qualitative or quantitative research?2. Was the sample size appropriate? (egtarget population, method of selection, non-participationand attrition rates)3. ls the method of data selection clearlydescribed?4. a) Are statistical methods described?b) Are they relevant?
Discussion / Conclusion
 1. What do the main findings mean?2. Strengths/limitations of the study?3. How are the null findings, interpreted?4. Are the important effects overlooked?5. Does the research answer its originalquestion?
References
 Are they:a) relevantb) comprehensivec) up-to-dated) from reputable journals?
Summary
 1.What do the implications of the studyhave to my practise?2. Can the findings be applied to my localpopulation / individual patients / healthcaresetting?
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