You can now search and browse DiTA, a database of Diagnostic Test Accuracy in physiotherapy

The PEDro Partnership is very excited to let you know that the search and browse features are now available for DiTA. This database indexes articles evaluating the accuracy of diagnostic tests used by physiotherapists.

DiTA is designed to enable clinicians, researchers and patients to easily access information on the accuracy of diagnostic tests used by physiotherapists. DiTA is built on the same platform as PEDro. Unlike PEDro, which indexes evidence of the effects of physiotherapy interventions (randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines), DiTA indexes evidence (primary studies and systematic reviews) of the accuracy of diagnostic tests relevant to physiotherapy. Like PEDro, DiTA is freely accessible to all and, we hope, as easy to use.

The DiTA web-site has three main elements: SEARCH, BROWSE, and LEARN. You can now SEARCH the DiTA database to answer a clinical question. The search operates in a similar way to PEDro’s Advanced Search Page.

You can now BROWSE the latest articles indexed in DiTA. You can simply view the latest articles online or sign up to receive the most recent studies and reviews via email each time DiTA is updated. We are collecting subscriptions for DiTA’s Evidence in your inbox, and the first feed will be released in January 2020.

You can LEARN more about diagnostic tests in physiotherapy by taking one of the DiTA tutorials. Two tutorials are now available: “Is this study valid?” and “How can I use evidence of diagnostic test accuracy?”.

You may be interested in reading a recent editorial published in the Journal of Physiotherapy that provides more information about DiTA:
Kaizik MA, et al. DiTA: a database of diagnostic test accuracy studies for physiotherapists. J Physiother 2019;65(3):119-120

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