PT Inquest Episode 98: Learning From Critique

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In this first for PT Inquest, the guys review a letter to the editor. No paper is perfect. When looking in hindsight, papers that seemed to be originally accurate reveal themselves to be flawed. How do we steer clear of those mistakes in the present? What is the responsibility of a journal to catch these issues before publishing a paper? Would any of our listeners like to buy JW a ’60s era Oldsmobile 98?

High Risk of Bias and Low Transparency in “How Effective are F-MARC Injury Prevention Programs for Soccer Players? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”.
Thorborg K, Krommes K, Esteve E, Clausen MB, Bartels EM, Rathleff MS.
Sports Med. 2016 Feb;46(2):293-4. doi: 10.1007/s40279-015-0458-9.

Here is the original article.

Here is the authors’ reply.

The video from Veritasium that Erik references:

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Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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