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IWU OCLS Tutorials: Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based Toolkit


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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based Toolkit! 


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Evidence-Based Practice

What is EBP?

John Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Model

The 3 Phases of EBP

John Hopkins Model Resources

Asking Your Question & PICO

Identify the Problem

PICO (Translating the Question into Searchable Parts)

PICO Question Formats

Background vs. Foreground

Types of Questions

Study Design (Clinical Questions)

The Literature Review Process

Hierarchy of Evidence

Levels of Evidence

Types of Resources


John Hopkins Nursing EBP: Levels of Evidence (Diagram)

Databases & Searching Help

OCLS Health Sciences Databases

Combining Search Terms to Locate Information

Practice Guidelines in OCLS Databases

OCLS Search Help

Tools for Translation

Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE)


Do It Yourself Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews

Free Online Resources

Practice Guidelines from Specific Organizations 

EBP Metasearch

Practice Guidelines in OCLS Databases


OATA Resources

AOTA Evidence-Based Practice & Research

AOTA Evidence Exchange

AOTA EBP Resource Directory

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