Name: Randy Richter, Ph.D., P.T.
Department: Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Research Focus: Promoting clinicians’ use of evidence-based practice
Current Research Projects
Title: Development of and implementation of a survey instrument to assess physical therapists’ use of the abstract for evidence-based practice
Study Design: Observational – cross-sectional
Objective: The purpose of this project is to determine how physical therapists’ use of the abstract for evidence-based practice.
Grant/Sponsor: Irma Ruebling Endowed Research Fund
Title: The Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: A Systematic Review
Study Design: Systematic review
Objective: The purpose of this project is to provide a systematic review of the literature related to medial tibial stress syndrome
Austin TM, Richter RR, Sebelski CA. Introduction to the GRADE approach for guideline development: considerations for physical therapist practice. Physical Therapy 2014 (accepted pending revisions)
Werner CM, Richter RR. Reliability and evidence-based medicine. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2014;25:44-50
Richter RR, Austin TM. Using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) to Enhance PubMed Search Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy. 2012;92:124-132.
Israel H, Richter RR. A guide to understanding meta-analysis. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2011;41:496-504.
Richter RR, Austin TM, Reinking MF. Foot orthoses in lower limb overuse conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis-critical appraisal and commentary. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46:103-106
Austin TM, Richter RR, Frese T. Using a partnership between academic faculty and a physical therapist liaison to develop a framework for an evidence-based journal club: a discussion. Physiotherapy Research International. 2009;14:213-223