Psychological Database for Brain Impairment Treatment Efficacy

PsycBITE is a database that catalogues studies of cognitive, behavioural and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment (ABI). These studies are rated for their methodological quality, evaluating various aspects of scientific rigour.

The website gives clinicians, students and researchers free access to the PsycBITE database, thus enabling you to search for articles which might be relevant for your clinical practice or your research in a time-efficient way.

The types of studies contained on this database are:

  • Synthesised Studies
    - Systematic Reviews
    - Practice Guidelines
  • Group Designs
    - Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs)
    - Non-Randomised Controlled Trials (non-RCTs)
    - Case Series (CS)
  • Single-Case Designs
    - Experimental Designs
    - Non-Experimental Designs

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Latest News

More journal abstracts - 3 December 2010

With kind permission from IOS Press, we are now able to reproduce selected abstracts from the journals NeuroRehabilitation and Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. Our sincere thanks to IOS Press for their support!

PsycBITE blog for risk-of-bias and method quality queries - 28 Nov 2011

Our team maintains a blog where PsycBITE users can ask questions about assessing the risk of bias in intervention studies, also referred to as internal validity. If you are interested in this topic or need help with rating the method quality of a study, here is where you can discuss it! PsycBITE blog

Journal abstracts - 26 Aug 2010

The editor of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has kindly provided permission for PsycBITE to reproduce the abstracts of 113 articles listed on the database. We would like to express our gratitude to the editor for their support in our endeavour to provide the best evidence of treatments for people with acquired head injuries.

As soon as we receive permission to reproduce journal abstracts on PsycBITE, we attempt to also...   more >

Study not listed on PsycBITE? - 21 March 2011

Do you know of an intervention study that is not listed on PsycBITE ? Please send us the reference details!

Happy New Year! - 20 January 2011

The PsycBITE team wishes you a prosperous 2011!

We sincerely thank SAGE publications for their permission to display a large number of abstracts from Clinical Rehabilitation.

Search 4 databases simultaneously - 5 Jan 2012

PsycBITE users who are interested in multidisciplinary rehabilitation can search for evidence simultaneously across the 4 evidence databases speechBITE (Speech Pathology), PEDro (Physiotherapy) and OTseeker (Occupational Therapy). To start a search, please follow the link to Allied Health Evidence.

Ordering of search results

Please note when using the search feature on PsycBITE that the non-randomised control trials are appearing after the case series results - so just keep scrolling to find them. This is just a temporary issue which we are working to fix.

PsycBITE Webinar

Want to learn more about PsycBITE? Join us on February 4th 2014 at 12:30 -1:30 for a Webinar presentation by Prof Skye McDonald on what PsycBITE does, how to search the database, how to compare studies for their methodological rigour, how to undertake training in rating papers and how to access summaries of rehabilitation techniques. Click    more >

PEDro-P Training Program announced

On 3rd July 2012, the PsycBITE team announced its new, online Training Programme for the PEDro-P Scale. The Training Programme was demonstrated at the 9th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) in Bergen, Norway. To learn how to use the PEDro-P Scale to rate the methodological quality of group trials and become accredited as a PEDro-P Rater, go to Training...   more >

PsycBITE website disruption on 24/12/2011

Due to server maintenance, the PsycBITE website may be unavailable between 10:00am and 8:00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Saturday, 24/12/2011. We apologise for any inconvenience.

PsycBITE has a new face

PsycBITE has changed its face, but not only that: the complete database has undergone an extensive audit. This includes amendments to the search terms and search functions you can use to find the articles you need for your clinical practice or research. We also hope the new structure of the website will make it easier for you to find relevant information on methodology and the rating of scientific quality of papers.

Meanwhile, our team will...   more >

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