Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

ISBN-10: 1556428219
ISBN-13: 9781556428210
Edition: 2008
Authors: Winnie W. Dunn
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List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Evidence-based research and decision making are increasingly in demand in professional practice.Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice: Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionalsis a unique workbook that offers students and professionals efficient strategies for translating evidence into everyday practices. Dr. Winnie Dunn has designedBringing Evidence into Everyday Practiceto be used as a step-by-step resource for students and professionals on how to understand and use evidence available in research and how to build solid decision-making patterns that will support professional practice. Features: bull; Step by step directions for understanding and using literature to craft evidence-based plans in professional practice bull; Exercises that provide practice on how to properly read research articles bull; Activities to prepare students and clinicians on how to synthesize information across similar articles bull; Applications that will teach how to understand methods and results bull; Opportunities for reflecting in action about onersquo;s own current practices and how to refine them With a vast amount of resources available today, it is critical for both the novice and experienced practitioner to use effective tactics. By following the specific steps insideBringing Evidence into Everyday Practice, a student, professional, interdisciplinary team, or study group can learn how to derive meaning from research articles in a more efficient way and then use the information to make informed decisions in everyday practice. Written in a user-friendly format, this text provides over twenty research articles and worksheets in a side-by-side layout as a convenient method for interpreting research. Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice: Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionalsis the only text that can both act as a companion workbook to literature and also encompass volumes of research within one text.

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Preface
Foreword
Introduction
How to Use This Book
Learning the Basics
Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
Characterizing Responses to Evidence
Understanding and Using the Basic Parts of Research Articles
Practice Using Evidence to Design Best Practices
Examining Evidence Related to Assistive Devices
Examining Evidence Related to Use of Compensatory Strategies to Enhance Participation
Examining Evidence Related to Caregiving
Examining Evidence Related to Applying Sensory Processing Knowledge in Context
Examining Evidence Related to Constraint-Induced Therapy Interventions
Examining Evidence Related to Diet and Exercise
Expanding Your Knowledge and Skills for Evidence-Based Practice
Understanding Summary and Meta-Analysis Articles
Examining Evidence Related to Emerging and Controversial Practices
Creating Evidence Within Your Own Practice
Bibliography
Appendix Journal Articles for Activities
The Role of Anomalous Data in Knowledge Acquisition: A Theoretical Framework and Implications for Science Instruction
Barriers to the Use of Traditional Telephones by Older Adults With Chronic Health Conditions
Efficacy of Sensory and Motor Interventions for Children with Autism
The Influence of Vigorous versus Mild Exercise on Autistic Stereotyped Behaviors
The Effects of Physical Exercise on Self-Stimulation and Appropriate Responding in Autistic Children
The Effects of Exercise Intensity on the Stereotypic Behaviors of Individuals With Autism
Decreasing Self-Stimulatory Behavior with Physical Exercise in a Group of Autistic Boys
The Effects of Neurodevelopmental Treatment Versus Practice on the Reaching of Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Parent Reports of Sensory Symptoms in Toddlers with Autism and Those with Other Developmental Disorders
The Effect of Training Older Adults With Stroke to Use Home-Based Assistive Devices
Incorporating or Resisting Assistive Devices: Different Approaches to Achieving a Desired Occupational Self-Image
Frail Older Adults' Self-Report of Their Most Important Assistive Device
Removing Environmental Barriers in the Homes of Older Adults With Disabilities Improves Occupational Performance
Randomized Controlled Trial of the Use of Compensatory Strategies to Enhance Adaptive Functioning in Outpatients with Schizophrenia
Use of Environmental Supports Among Patients With Schizophrenia
Caregiving and Autism: How Does Children's Propensity for Routinization Influence Participation in Family Activities?
Mothers of Children With Disabilities: Occupational Concerns and Solutions
Caregivers' Self-Initiated Support Toward Their Partners With Dementia When Performing an Everyday Occupation Together at Home
The Effect of Constraint-Induced Movement Treatment on Occupational Performance and Satisfaction in Stroke Survivors
Constraint-induced Movement Therapy for Hemiplegic Children With Acquired Brain Injuries
From the General to the Specific: Using Meta-Analytic Reports in Clinical Decision Making
Controversial Practices: The Need for a Reacculturation of Early Intervention Fields
Controversial Therapies for Young Children with Developmental Disabilities
Index

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