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Rehabilitation databases

Compiled by Cliff Cornish, February 2003. Last updated February 2014.

Rehabilitation Reference Centre -  Clinical Reviews, assessment tools, evidence-based guidelines, exercise images, reference handbooks, patient education handouts, and more.  Build customized treatment regimens for patients at the point of care.

NARIC's REHABDATA Literature Database  -  REHABDATA is the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation, with descriptions of over 50,000 documents covering physical disabilities, mental retardation, psychiatric disabilities, independent living, medical rehabilitation, special education, employment, assistive technology, and law and public policy. (U.S. Data only)

CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research - The CIRRIE Database currently contains over 17,000 citations of international rehabilitation research published between 1990 and the present. (International Data Only)

PEDro: the physiotherapy evidence database - PEDro has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy.

OT Seeker - Database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.

PsycBITE efficacy of various psychological treatments, eg. cognitive, behavioural and other treatments, for acquired brain impairment (ABI).

ABLE DATA - ABLEDATA's mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States.

TRIP: Turning Research into Practice - The TRIP Database searches over 75 sites of high-quality medical information. The TRIP Database gives you direct, hyperlinked access to the largest collection of 'evidence-based' material on the web as well as articles from premier on-line journals such as the BMJ, JAMA, NEJM etc.

Cochrane Library - systematic reviews  The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - evidence based systematic reviews prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration.  Available only from VIHA network.

PubMed - Medline is the NLM's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.  MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries.

CMA Infobase - Canadian Medical Assn creates this database which is the Canadian access to evidence based CPG's including patient guides and health professional summaries.  Good source of Canadian Guidelines.

National Guideline Clearinghouse. U.S. - This database is resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Evaluating Web Resources - a how to page from the UBC Library.