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Google Play 1.3.0
Device & OS used
|Android Motorola E4 Android 7.1.1 (BHS); Galaxy S10 (AJL)
Date of review
December 2, 2020; December 3 2020
|Reviewers||Brianna Howell-Spooner & Ashley Jane Leonard|
|Technician Support||Lori Maisey|
Image Source: Physiopedia, App Store. Retrieved on January 6, 2021 from: https://apps.apple.com/lu/app/physiopedia/id1469103307
"The ultimate reference tool for physiotherapists / physical therapists!”
1] Taken from: Apple store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/physiopedia/id1469103307
The Physiopedia app was created so that users of the Physiopedia website could access the content in a mobile compatible way.
It is also a possible revenue stream for physio-pedia.com since they are a not-for profit organization.
Image Source: Physiopedia, Google Play Retrieved on January 6, 2021 fromhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.physiopedia.physiopedia&hl=en_CA&gl=US
Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading
Editorial volunteers are listed on the Physiopedia website.
Two separate grading systems are used for evaluating the references within entries: one for articles and the other for guidelines. However, it is unclear as to what grading system are being used in these cases, as this information is not mentioned within the app itself. After some investigation, the reviewers concluded that the following grading systems are being used: Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford (1a-5) for peer-reviewed articles; GRADE levels for guideline articles
Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries
Individual authorship and affiliation information is not provided for each Article entry. Having said that, each entry is accompanied by a Reference list, which provides an evidence-based foundation for the Article. In some cases, this Reference list provides links out to full text articles or guidelines.
Organization of information
Searching for information options included using either text-based search bar or a map of the body with clickable circled areas which lead to an organized list of article types.
The app is easy to navigate, and users can browse or search by information – either by a general keyword search or by focusing their search to a particular area of the body.
User Account require: No
Internet connection required for use: Yes, An internet connection is needed to view favourite articles within the free version of the app
Text search field: Yes
Browsable content: Yes
Advertisements: Yes, occasional pop-up adverts
Pop-up advertisements: Yes
In-app purchases: Yes, In app purchase for the premium subscription option
Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Requires iOS 10 or later. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/physiopedia/id1469103307
Last updated (as per App store listing): November 11, 2020
Compatible with Android smartphones and tablets. Requires Android OS 5.1 and up. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.physiopedia.physiopedia&hl=en_CA&gl=US
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): November 10, 2020
Physiopedia Plus Ltd.
Several partners are listed within the app: Dot.Physio, World Confederation for Physical Therapy, ICRC, Clinically Relevant.
Country of Origin