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Issue 22 | July 2019

The Latest Cochrane Systematic Reviews
Relevant to Rehabilitation

Mixed exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia

Why is this review important?

Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder with symptoms of chronic musculoskeletal pain, tenderness, fatigue, stiffness, physical exhaustion, and unrefreshing sleep, co-occurring with psychological conditions of mood, stress, anxiety, depression, and cognitive problems such as memory loss. Read more.. 

Exercise for improving outcomes after osteoporotic vertebral fracture

Osteoporosis is a skeleton disease characterized by low bone mineral density and deterioration of bone tissue, resulting in an increased risk of fragility fracture. Osteoporotic fractures can be caused by a minimal trauma. After this type of fracture, patients normally lose their functional capacity, and exercise might help. Read more..

News and Events

Second Global Rehabilitation 2030 Meeting 
 
The Second World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Rehabilitation 2030 Meeting took place at the WHO headquarters in Geneva July 8-9 2019. “Rehabilitation 2030: a call for action” initiative was launched in February 2017 with the aim of improving rehabilitation governance and investment; expanding high-quality rehabilitation workforce and services; enhancing rehabilitation data collection. Read More..

    Joint workshop for WHO Package of Rehabilitation Interventions and                                  Rehabilitation Competency Framework

In the occasion of the Second World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Rehabilitation 2030 Meeting in Geneva, on the 10th of July participants in the Package of Rehabilitation Interventions (PRI) and Rehabilitation Competency Framework (RCF) development were invited to technical working group session on 10 July. Cochrane Rehabilitation is strictly collaborating with the WHO in producing the PRI through the Best Evidence for Rehabilitation (be4rehab) project. Read More..

WHO research meeting: “Health Policy and Systems Research Agenda for Rehabilitation”

In the occasion of the Second World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Rehabilitation 2030 Meeting in Geneva, on the 10th-11th  of July, WHO rehabilitation programme together with the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research organized a research meeting. The objectives of the meeting were:

  1. To agree on a health policy and systems research framework for rehabilitation;
  2. To identify a first set of research questions;
  3. To identify enablers and barriers to building health systems and policy research capacity in rehabilitation.

To this meeting were invited member states, major professional organizations, research and academic institutions, patient organizations and private sectors. Stefano Negrini attended on behalf of Cochrane Rehabilitation. Read More..

At the Second Global Rehabilitation 2030 meeting we signed new Memoranda of Understanding with the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), and the Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine (PARM) and renewed the MoU with the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM).

EBMLive is a platform aimed to encourage debate on the current status and future direction of EBM and to feature practical skills and advice from world-leading speakers in EBM, organized by Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, and the British Medical Journal.
The EBMLive 2019 meeting focused on Making Evidence Relevant and Replicable for Policy, Patients and Professionals in Healthcare. Read More..

Papers 

These Cochrane Rehabilitation papers were published in the last 6 months: Find all Cochrane Rehabilitation publications here.
The articles in this special issue vary widely, from philosophical discussion of bias in rehabilitation evidence to empirical studies of the application of methods in specific parts of Cochrane reviews. However, a number of common themes have emerged across these papers. Rehabilitation reviews deal with large amounts of complexity, data, and clinical heterogeneity. The need for rehabilitation intervention to be person-centered often conflicts with the need for interventions and participants in reviews to be homogenous and standardized.
 
You can find all the papers here

Cochrane Corners

The following Cochrane Corners were published recently: Find all Cochrane Corners here.

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Cochrane Chile is going to host the next Cochrane Colloquium in Santiago, 22-25 October 2019. Have a look at the key dates.
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