Evidence based practice is the "integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values."
(Sackett, Strauss, Richardson, et al., as cited in Maher, Sherrington, Elkins, Herbert, & Mosely, 2004, Challenges for evidence-based physical therapy: Accessing and interpreting high-quality evidence on therapy, p. 645)
Evidence Based Practice Pyramid Evidence increases in quality as you go up the pyramid.
Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines
PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database
Clinical practice guidelines, randomized controlled trials, and systematic reviews relating to physiotherapy.
Limit your search to the subset "Systematic Reviews"
Check the box for "EBM Reviews" under the search options
CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature
Limit your search to Publication Type "Systematic Review"
TRIP Database: Turning Research Into Practice
Searches multiple databases/websites for evidence-based research.
Maher, C. G., Sherrington, C., Elkins, M., Herbert, R. D., & Mosley, A. M. (2004). Challenges for evidence-based physical therapy: Accessing and interpreting high-quality evidence on therapy. Physical Therapy, 84(7), 644-654.
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Revised March 5, 2015; March 5, 2019