Saint Petersburg College EBDM and Systematic Reviews Paper

Module 2, Discussion 1

My EBDM

We have read a significant amount regarding evidence. However, evidence-based decision making and practice boils down to OUR ….yours and mine….application of what we have read.

For this discussion forum, please answer the following questions in 150 words, or more:

1. As a Health or Service provider how do YOU make certain that your clients receive evidenced-based information and care?

2. What facilitates your evidence based behaviors….in other words, what factors make it easier for you to use evidence based behaviors in your practice?

3. What constrains your evidenced based behaviors…in other words, what factors make it difficult for you to use evidence based behaviors?

This course is about recognizing and using evidence. So, in order to earn full points, you will need to support each of your postings with the appropriate evidence.

Module 2, Discussion 2

Systematic Reviews

As we learned in this module Systematic Reviews differ from Literature Reviews in that Systematic Reviews use a multitude of articles to review a specific topic. Learning the importance of, and ability to access them, will benefit you greatly as you move forward in your career. Systematic Reviews can help you stay current in your field and allow you to review a great deal of new research information that is constantly entering the field.

Please go to the COCHRANE REVIEWS (abstract and summaries) using the link below. Look around this extremely interesting site and see if you can find a Systematic Review that relates in some way to the research problem you identified in Module 1.

If you are unable to find a COCHRANE REVIEW (abstract and summaries) that relates in some way to your proposed experiment, locate a COCHRANE REVIEW (abstract and summaries) that interests you. Be sure to tell us why you are choosing a new topic that differs from your first module post.

Do NOT buy the full review

Go to the COCHRANE REVIEWS website and click on the Browse free summaries link: http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane-reviews

Please POST your answers to the following questions. All questions must be answered for full credit. Remember to provide citations and references.

1. What were you curious about on the Problems posting forum in Module 1? OR what health care topic interests you, and why you chose a new topic?

Do males and females 18-29 years of age that receive 8 hours of behavioral counseling have less drug abuse as measured by a urine test compared to males and females 18-29 years that do not receive the counseling over a 6 month period?

2. Which Cochrane Review did you choose to read?

3. What were the findings of this systematic review?

4. What do these findings mean to you?

5. To conclude your posting on this topic, please post the URL that will take us directly to the review you assessed.

This course is about recognizing and using evidence. So, in order to earn full points, you will need to support each of your postings with the appropriate evidence.

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