Journal article

Evaluation of the scope and quality of systematic reviews on nonpharmacological conservative treatment for patellofemoral pain syndrome

Christian J Barton, Kate E Webster, Hylton B Menz

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY | J O S P T, | Published : 2008

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality and scope of recently published systematic reviews on the topic of patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and to provide an overview of their findings. BACKGROUND: PFPS is a commonly treated condition. There is a large body of literature on conservative nonpharmacological interventions for PFPS, including multiple systematic reviews, which require critiquing and summarizing. METHODS AND MEASURES: A systematic review of systematic reviews on conservative nonpharmacological treatment strategies for PFPS was performed. Published systematic reviews were identified by searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, SPORTDISCUS, Curren..

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