In rehabilitation, EBM has been considered with diffidence by some, since RCTs in our field are difficult to conduct. Cochrane is at the centre of the EBM approach. This is a great opportunity for the rehabilitation specialty to contribute to the successful use of EBM.
The Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodology Committee aims to improve and strengthen the methodology of rehabilitation research, through a series of initiatives. At the helm of those initiatives was our Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodological Meeting in 2018 (Catalyst seminar), which was held in Paris in the two days preceding the 12th ISPRM World Congressled, and led by William Levack. One of our current goals is to continue to hold these Meetings every year where we invite rehabilitation journals'editors to combine efforts in promoting methodological studies that are relevant and valid for rehabilitation research. This would be realized by liaising with those rehabilitation journals to publish methodological papers.
Methodological papers based on the Catalyst seminar have been recently accepted for publication in the European Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (EJPRM)