Evidence-Based Practice Guide

Evidence-Based Practice Guide

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Clinical Guidelines

EBP Guidelines will summarize current diagnosis & treatment recommendations, identify the best research studies, and list gaps in research.



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Study Mesh Terms

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MeSH Terms (MEDLINE Complete):

  • evidence-based practice
  • evidence-based medicine
  • evidence-based nursing

MeSH Publication type/Subject terms:

  • Case-control studies
  • Cohort studies
  • case reports
  • cross-sectional studies
  • Practice Guideline

Ebsco Subject Terms (CINAHL Complete)

  • Physical Therapy Practice, Evidence-Based
  • Occupational Therapy Practice, Evidence-Based
  • Nursing Practice, Evidence-Based
  • Medical Practice, Evidence-Based

Ebsco Publication type/Subject terms:

  • Systematic Review
  • Meta analysis
  • Evidence-based care sheet (CINAHL Complete)
  • Practice Guideline/s
  • Randomized Control Trial
  • Multicenter Study (Cochrane)

Levels of Evidence

Table of levels of evidence 1-7.
This level of effectiveness rating scheme is based on the following: Ackley, B. J., Swan, B. A., Ladwig, G., & Tucker, S. (2008). Evidence-based nursing care guidelines: Medical-surgical interventions. (p. 7). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier. Accessible version (DOC)