Table of Evidence, T.O.E. example * Blank templates are downloadable from the course website *
(This format will not work for Systematic Reviews or Clinical Practice Guidelines. Instead, use a narrative, paragraph format. Include database trail)
Study: Design Study Question Subjects Interventions/ Control Outcome Measures Significant Results
author Level - Evid Groups
year PEDro Scale
Cucuzzo et RCT What effect does a -N=21 (13M/8F) In-house grp: ex. sessions 3 RM in: bicep, tricep, Demonstrated
al pretest- comprehensive ex. prog. -rehab in Shriners-U of focused on mod. intensity forearms, quadriceps, & statistically significant
May/June posttest emphasizing ST have on Tx progressive resist. training hamstrings, calculated increase in m. strength
2001 children c >40% TBSA ->40% TBSA burned and included aerobic and TVW, functional in forearms, quadriceps,
burned? ->6 yo general conditioning for 1 outcome of distance & hamstrings, change in
Level III -treated in burn center c hr x 3x/wk walked TVW, and functional
in 72 hrs p burn Home grp: given outcome in both groups.
-95% wound healing traditional outpt therapy: Home Group showed
PEDro = -pt. available for tx relief of scar contractures greater increase, but not
5/10 protocol & follow-up & wound care significantly greater
than the In-House
Abbreviations: CE=cycle ergometer NB=nonburned PF =pulmonary function ST=strength training tol.=tolerance TVW=Total Volume Work
Reference: Cucuzzo, Nick et al. The Effects of Exercise Programming vs Traditional Outpatient Therapy in the Rehabilitation of Severely
Burned Children. Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation 2001; 22(3): 214-219.
Database Trail (check which one you used) Search terms used End-point End-point
PubMed: Physical Therapy [ta] AND …
PubMed electronic full text
Hooked on Evidence paper abstract
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Briefly explain how this evidence influenced your PBL group’s clinical decision making or plan of care:
If the therapeutic intervention gives the details of a protocol that would be practical and useful to share, please type it below as a bulleted list.
Rubric for grading TOE:
____ TOE template followed for RCT (Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines should be reported in paragraph style)
____ TOE is for human studies, and is in the scope of PT intervention
____ TOE is easy to browse for understanding. Abbreviations are footnoted if obscure. Significant results are easily distinguished from non-significant results.
____ TOE indicates LOE (scales are in EB toolkit under “Analyze” if you need a refresher); PEDro rating, and Database Trail.
____ TOE has bulleted intervention protocol (if full text was able to be located)