Evidence-Based Practice in Physical and Manual Therapy: Development and Content of Dutch National Practice Guidelines for Patients with Non-Specific Low Back Pain

Rob A. B. Oostendorp, Gwendolyne G. M. Scholten-Peeters, Raymond A. H. M. Swinkels, Geertruida E. Bekkering, Marcel W. F. G. J. Heijmans, Peter A. Huijbregts, Erik J. M. Hendriks
2004 Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy  
Clinical practice in physical and manual therapy is experiencing a paradigm shift from an experience-and authority-based model to a more evidence-based model. National Practice Guidelines (NPG) are examples of this shift towards research-based knowledge. This article discusses the five steps in the development of NPGs. These steps are illustrated by a discussion of development and content of two NPGs produced recently in the Netherlands for the treatment of patients with non-specific low back pain.
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doi:10.1179/106698104790825464 fatcat:vjawunhtzvh6xcf43siautfwcq