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A systematic review of the psychometric properties of self-report research utilization measures used in healthcareDownload
Background: In healthcare, a gap exists between what is known from research and what is practiced. Understanding this gap depends upon our ability to robustly measure research utilization. Objectives: The objectives of this systematic review were: to identify self-report measures of research...
Background: Overviews of reviews of healthcare interventions (overviews) compile information from multiple systematic reviews (SRs) to provide a single synthesis of relevant evidence for health-care decision-making. Their increasing popularity, combined with a lack of evidence-based guidance for...
Developing a child health trials register: benefits, challenges and solutions
An overview of the development of a pediatric controlled trials register, the World's most comprehensive register of published pediatric trials.
Effects of Timing of Adjuvant Treatment on Survival of Patients with Stage III Colon Cancer and Stage II/III Rectal Cancer in AlbertaDownload
Surgery followed by adjuvant treatment has been an evidence-based treatment recommendation for stage III colon cancer and stage II/III rectal cancer since 1990. Clinical trial results are, however, uninformative regarding the definitive outer limit by which adjuvant treatment should be received...
Evolving the theory and praxis of knowledge translation through social interaction: A social phenomenological studyDownload
Background: As an inherently human process fraught with subjectivity, dynamic interaction, and change, social interaction knowledge translation (KT) invites implementation scientists to explore what might be learned from adopting the academic tradition of social constructivism and an interpretive...
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is, simply, the conscientious and judicious use of medical research (“evidence”) in clinical practice (Sackett et al. 2000:1). EBM emerged as a solution to various identified uncertainties in clinical practice as a programme for intervention at the level of...
The objective was to convert a paper-based seeking and evaluating evidence assignment to an interactive electronic format. In addition, the aim was to increase medical student engagement with the assignment by simulating a continuing medical education environment that many students will encounter...
The term evidence-based practice refers to the utilization of knowledge derived from research. Nursing practice, however, is not limited to clinical practice but also encompasses nursing education. It is, therefore, equally important that teaching preparation is derived from evidence also. The...
Introduction: Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) was established to address a knowledge-to-practice gap in the emergency care of children. An Evidence Repository (guidelines, Cochrane systematic reviews, key studies) and Bottom Line Recommendations (diagnosis and treatment guidance)...
The alberta ambassador program: Delivering health technology assessment results to rural practitioners.Download
Background: The purpose of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is to make the best possible summary of the evidence regarding specific health interventions in order to influence health care and policy decisions. The need for decision makers to find relevant HTA data when it is needed is a barrier...