The five steps of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) provide the foundation for this book that supports student learning to find, appraise, and apply evidence to improve patient outcomes.
You will develop evidence-based questions specific to your clinical decisions and conduct efficient and effective searches of print and online sources to identify the most relevant and highest quality research evidence. Then, you learn to rigorously appraise and interpret the research and combine the research with your clinical expertise and your patients’ values and goals.
Table of Contents
Section I: Finding and Appraising Evidence to Improve Patient Care
Chapter 1: The Evidence Based Practice Model
Chapter 2: Asking a Clinical Question and Searching for Research Evidence
Chapter 3: Critically Appraise the Applicability and Quality of an Intervention Research Study
Chapter 4: Critically Appraise the Results of an Intervention Research Study
Section II: Appraising Other Types of Studies: Beyond the Randomized Clinical Trial
Chapter 5: Appraising Diagnostic Research Studies
Chapter 6: Appraising Prognostic Research Studies
Chapter 7: Appraising Research Studies of Systematic Reviews
Chapter 8: Appraising Clinical Practice Guidelines
Chapter 9: Appraising Studies With Alternative Designs
Chapter 10: Appraising Research Studies of Outcome Measures
Appendix: Key Question Tables