Title

A new year, a new set of guidelines for making clinical contributions to the available sources of evidence

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

For Clinical CASE Reports, IJATT uses an unstructured abstract of approximately 100 words in length. The abstract should follow the PICO (Patient characteristics, Intervention, and Comparative Outcome) format for the information that is included. Included information should be: • 1–2 sentences presenting the clinical case, including primary patient characteristics (age, sex, sport if appropriate) and diagnosis. • 1–2 sentences that describe the intervention—this is the independent variable and can be epidemiologic, etiologic, diagnostic, prognostic, or therapeutic in nature. • 1–2 sentences that give an overview of the comparative outcome—these are the most important results. For Validation Cases, this should focus on outcomes of the current study in comparison to the outcomes of the previously reported comparison study. • 1–2 sentences of interpretation. For level 1 studies, this should include a commentary on the feasibility, practicality, and efficacy of implementing the tested factor “in real life”. For level 2 and 3 studies, this should include a commentary on the uniqueness of the case compared to other health care literature. For level 4 studies, this also should include a commentary on interprofessional collaboration utilized in managing the case, when appropriate.

Publication Name

International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training

Volume Number

21

First Page

1

Last Page

4

Issue Number

1

DOI

10.1123/ijatt.2015-0101

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