The availability of evidence to support rehabilitation has been a long-standing challenge. We believe that now is the time to start a systematic process of improvement. For this reason, Cochrane rehabilitation is producing an effort to improve the methodology used to generate evidence. Two Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodology Meetings (CRMM) have been performed (Paris, France, July 2018; Kobe, Japan, June 2019) and 2 others programmed (Milan, Italy, February 2020; Orlando, USA, March 2020). All material discussed during CRMMs is published. In this issue we have the papers from the Kobe CRMM about blinding, current reporting standards for population and comparison groups, and the protocol of the RCT Rehabilitation Checklists (RCTRACK) project.The articles published in this issue aim to help the rehabilitation scientific community to move forward, to improve the process of generating evidence in rehabilitation, and to strengthen our field as presented to the general scientific community. To accomplish these goals we need to clearly describe our methods and our approach to future rehabilitation research. Not all fields of study can apply the same methodology in science, but each field must define its research methodology and demonstrate the characteristics that make it a specific field of inquiry.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation|
|Early online date||Dec 19 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|