PEDro. A database of randomized trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy

Man Ther. 2000 Nov;5(4):223-6. doi: 10.1054/math.2000.0372.


This paper describes PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a web-based database of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy. It can be accessed free of charge at The database contains bibliographic details and abstracts of most English-language randomized trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy, and of many trials and reviews in other languages. Trials on the database are rated on the basis of their methodological quality so that users of the database can quickly identify trials of high quality. Trials and systematic reviews are extensively indexed to facilitate searching. PEDro provides an important information resource to support evidence-based clinical practice.

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Bibliographic*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Review Literature as Topic