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Pilot-testing versus field testing

Pilot-testing and field testing sound similar and many recall both to be the same and use them interchangeably. However, there are distinct differences between the two. Pilot-testing is a qualitative inquiry on one or more small sample(s) representative of the population. Field testing on the other hand is a quantitative analysis done on a large […]

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Outcome measure – talk at WCPT conference

It was an excellent opportunity to present at a how to… seminar on “Outcome Measures” at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress 2017. Outcome measures are important for assessment in clinical practice and research. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have now become very common for the assessment of a variety of constructs such as […]

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Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS)- Nepali version

Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) is one of the most frequently used outcome measures to assess physical function in individuals with musculoskeletal pain conditions. It is an easy to use measure because it only asks patients three to five items that they find difficulty doing on a scale of 0 to 10. As patients choose […]

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Pain Rating Scales- Nepali versions

Pain rating scales Different measures exist to assess intensity of pain which are suited for different individuals based on age, education and culture. Read this previous blog on different measures for assessment of pain intensities. They are translated and adapted to assess pain intensity in Nepalese with pain. Numerical Pain Rating Scales are among the […]

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Research Assistant Wanted

Want to Gain Quality Experience in Research? Join us to work in Research related to Chronic Pain. If you are a motivated physiotherapist interested in research and willing to advance career in research, here is the opportunity for an accelerated experience in research. You will be trained in research methodology at the same time get […]

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Summary of IFOMPT 2016

I was among the lucky three in the world to be supported by IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists) and Glasgow city with international bursary award to attend IFOMPT 2016 conference in Glasgow this year between 4th – 8th July. I waited for this conference for 4 years after the last one in […]

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Consensus statement on Patellofemoral pain: Part 1

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common condition of the knee that is characterized by the pain behind and around the patella. It is present in 7 – 28% of population and is slightly more common in women. As different researchers define the condition differently in their research, so do the clinicians. This results in difference […]

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Initiative to develop outcome measures in Nepal

Outcome measures are really important aspects of any practices in health care system. For example, vital signs are routinely assessed in patients admitted in hospital; e.g., temperature, respiratory rate, pulse rate and blood pressure. These are very important to assess the condition of a patient and now is an established rule. Prognosis of the patient […]

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Writing “Discussion section” of an article

Discussion generally summarizes the main findings of the current research work and compares and contrasts with the previous work and finally explains the clinical implication of the current work with the limitations the current work had. Discussion section of a scientific paper can be compared with a closing argument during a legal case discussion in […]

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Make use of free Resources and handouts from APTA CSM conference

I always wanted to attend the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) combined section meeting (CSM) in the United States. This year, I am less upset about not being able to attend as APTA has put all the handouts of the conference talks in their website. The website has handouts for the topics such as: 1. […]

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