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EXSS-37500 Research Methods. Laura Kuo [email protected] 9/4/ 14. Outline – Class 1. Database Searching Cochrane, MEDLINE; CINAHL; SportDiscus Search Strategies EBP Limits Persistent Link Interlibrary Loan Blog: Find an article and the persistent link. Outline – Class 2.

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Exss 37500 research methods

EXSS-37500 Research Methods

Laura Kuo

[email protected]

9/4/14


Outline class 1

Outline – Class 1

  • Database Searching

    • Cochrane, MEDLINE; CINAHL; SportDiscus

      • Search Strategies

      • EBP Limits

      • Persistent Link

      • Interlibrary Loan

  • Blog: Find an article and the persistent link


Outline class 2

Outline – Class 2

  • Mendeley Demo

  • Searching and adding references into Mendeley


What is evidence based practice

Clinical Expertise

Research Evidence

Patients’ Preferences

What is Evidence-based Practice?


What do we mean by evidence

What do we mean by “evidence”?

The evidence pyramid is used to illustrate the evolution of the literature.

As you move up the pyramid the amount of available literature decreases, but …

increases in its relevance for application in clinical settings.

Image: http://library.downstate.edu/EBM2/2100.htm


Evidence based practice the process

Evidence-based Practice: The Process


A well built clinical question

A well-built clinical question

  • Patient, population, or problem

  • Intervention, prognostic factor, or exposure

  • Comparison or intervention

  • Outcomes to measure or be achieved


Clinical scenario

Clinical Scenario

  • Does exercise therapy improve bone density in elderly women with osteoporosis?


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