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AL 254 Part 1

Evidence Based Practice

Why is EBP important? Best quality care, patient outcomes and satisfaction, professional integrity, professional identity, health care reform, reimbursement issues
Interpreting a Journal article? Read the abstract first, Read the background, Look at the methodology to determine the study size and quality, Don't get bogged by down statistics, use critical thinking skills when reading, try to apply the information to what you have learned.
What are the levels of evidence from top to bottom? Systemematic reviews, randomized control trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, case series or case reports, editorial and expert opinions.
What is Quantitative? generates numerical data using mathematical and statistical means to analyze results
What is Qualitative? Non-numerical data.
What is Descriptive Study Design? To observe and describe without influencing the subject.
What is Correlational Study Design? Predict
What is Semi-Experimental/Experimental Study Design? Determine causes
What are good characteristics of a good experimental design? Randomly assigned control groups, viable control group, only one variable can be manipulated and tested.
Review of other studies? Explain
What is a Pilot Study? Does that Design work?
What is validity? Does it measure what it is supposed to measure.
What questions should you answer when interpreting a journal article? Purpose, Quantitative/Qualitative, Design, Basic Methodology, Limitations, Conclusions, Application to Clinical Practice
Created by: lcurtis