Scientific Letter

Basic guidelines for preparing a case report

M. Papadopoulos
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 58, No 3 | a220 | DOI: | © 2002 M. Papadopoulos | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 2002 | Published: 13 January 2002

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M. Papadopoulos, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Introduction: The case report approach is a method of
publication frequently used by clinicians to share data. The case report is a valuable research and education resource.

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to define a case report and to
present basic guidelines for preparing a case report.

Method: The case report should include an introduction, literature review, case description, outcome section, discussion and summary.  These components are presented and discussed briefly.


guidelines; case report; research; education; publication


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