Evaluating best evidence in occupational therapy for patients with hip replacement: guidelines

G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2021 Jun;43(2):144-149.


Object. The following study was carried out in order to evaluate through guidelines the best evidence in occupational therapy for daily activities and quality of life of patients with hip prostheses. Methods. Recommendations were generated following the grading method of the National Program for Guidelines/National System Guidelines (PNLG-SNLG), a system for developing guidelines for recommendations in clinical practice. The Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation in Europe (AGREE) tool was also applied. Results. A total of seven studies were included in this research: one randomized controlled trial, two systematic reviews, two outcomes research studies, and two observational studies. We found that, for the three clinical questions we proposed, more research on the effectiveness of treatments is required. Conclusions. The evidence resulting from this study is not sufficient to determine whether the rehabilitation techniques under consideration are effective.


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