Journal article

Patients and clinicians managing patellofemoral pain should not rely on general web-based information

Danilo de Oliveira Silva, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Sinead Holden, Emily Bell, Fabio Azevedo, Marcella Ferraz Pazzinatto, Christian Barton

Physical Therapy in Sport | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the credibility and accuracy of PFP-specific web-based content. DESIGN: Cross-sectional evaluation of web-based information. METHODS: The study protocol was registered with PROSPERO (CRD42018088671). Two search engines (Google and Bing) were used to search for websites offering information about PFP. Two reviewers assessed the websites for credibility-related and PFP-specific content. PFP-specific content was evaluated according to agreement with current international PFP consensus statements. Based on this, content was rated as (i) Accurate/Clearly described; (ii) Partially accurate/Description lacks clarity; (iii) Inaccurate/Misleading description; or (iv) Not mentio..

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Grants

Awarded by Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)


Funding Acknowledgements

Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for a scholarship, author: DOS (2015/11534-1).