About us

The  Cochrane Movement Disorders Group was created in 1996 and is based at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, in Lisbon. At present, we have 60 reviews and 36 protocols published. The Movement Disorders Group is affiliated with the Cochrane, an international not-for-profit organisation that aims to prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions, reliabling evidence of the benefits and risks and helping people make well-informed and practical decisions.

Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. They are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation and are published online in the Cochrane Library.

What are systematic reviews?

Cochrane Reviews are disseminated through the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), included in the Cochrane Library which is the major product of the Cochrane, with the hope of speeding up the introduction of effective therapies and identifying ineffective or harmful forms of care.

Cochrane reviews are prepared using Review Manager (RevMan), the software developed for the Cochrane, under a structured format decribed in the Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook.