“EBP is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the decision making process for patient care. Clinical expertise refers to the clinician’s cumulated experience, education and clinical skills. The patient brings to the encounter his or her own personal preferences and unique concerns, expectations, and values. The best research evidence is usually found in clinically relevant research that has been conducted using sound methodology” (as cited in Duke University, 2016a) .
The following two sites offer additional overviews for performing the EBP Steps:
Evaluating Resources (Western Libraries, 2012):
The Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine 2011 Levels of Evidence provides a ranking system reflecting the quality/rigor of the research and strength of the results, and associated confidence in applying the results into clinical decision-making with OT clients.
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Please review the following link for a description of the "Types of Design Types" (American University of Beirut Saab Memorial Medical University Library, n.d.).
Evidence-Based Practice Search Engines
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
Evidence-Based Practice Glossaries
The following glossaries offer comprehensive reference lists of evidence-based practice terminology: