In this issue, the diversity of types of research that drive clinical practice is highlighted.
Shumack et al illustrate the beginning steps through a case study presentation of early mobility influencing the placement of an invasive cardiac support device. My colleagues in the cystic fibrosis community and I performed a retrospective chart review study about exercise capacity in adults with this disease.
Nelson et al present a small, cohort study of using video gaming as exercise for people with cardiac disease. Associate Editor (and current acting Editor-in-Chief in my sabbatical-related absence) Sean Collins and his colleague review recent publications in the field of heart failure that will illuminate practice for both hospital-based and home-based physical therapists. It is important that clinicians have all types of evidence to inform their clinical practice and ultimately provide the best outcome for patients.
Anne K. Swisher PT, PhD, CCS