Pocket Guide to Critical Appraisal

Author: Iain Crombie

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727910998

Category: Medical

Page: 78

View: 3182

Everything you need to know to assess medical research is contained in this practical, accessible handbook. It provides a basic introduction to the principles and processes involved in critical appraisal, helping the researcher to make sense of the overwhelming mass of medical literature available

The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal

Author: Narinder Kaur Gosall,Gurpal Singh Gosall

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 1905635818

Category: Evidence-based medicine

Page: 224

View: 6724

The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal, 3e expands on the best-selling second edition with more facts and tips packed into sixty new and updated chapters whilst keeping the unique structure and easy-to-read format. Every chapter focuses on a single topic, assuming no prior knowledge.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine

Author: Hugh Johnson

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1784725617

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

View: 2400

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.

Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements

Author: Jose Antonio,Douglas Kalman,Jeffrey R. Stout,Mike Greenwood,Darryn S. Willoughby,G. Gregory Haff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597453028

Category: Science

Page: 691

View: 6416

This volume is a comprehensive textbook for the undergraduate course in sports nutrition. Focusing on exercise physiology, this text is to be used in a certification course sponsored by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).

Making Sense of Critical Appraisal

Author: Olajide Ajetunmobi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144416645X

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 7864

Making Sense of Critical Appraisal provides all the necessary information on how to read and understand medical research publications critically and to decide whether the contents of such publications are clinically useful in the care of patients.

How to Read a Paper

The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine

Author: Trisha Greenhalgh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111880113X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 1230

The best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.

Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Author: Michael Saini,Aron Shlonsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199908753

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1998

Qualitative synthesis within the family of systematic reviews meets an urgent need to use knowledge derived from qualitative studies to inform practice, research, and policy. Despite the contingent nature of evidence gleaned from synthesis of qualitative studies, systematic synthesis is an important technique and, used judiciously, can deepen understanding of the contextual dimensions that emerge from qualitative research. This pocket guide presents an overview for planning, developing, and implementing qualitative synthesis within existing protocols and guidelines for conducting systematic reviews. The authors also explore methodological challenges, including: the philosophical tensions of integrating qualitative synthesis within the family of systematic reviews; the balance of comprehensive and iterative information retrieval strategies to locate and screen qualitative research; the use of appraisal tools to assess quality of qualitative studies; the various approaches to synthesize qualitative studies, including interpretive, integrated, and aggregative; and the tensions between the generalizability and transferability of findings that emerge from qualitative synthesis. Social work researchers, educators, and doctoral students who are interested in systematic reviews will find the step-by-step format of this book invaluable for conducting their reviews, both in the form of rapid evidence assessments and in high-quality critical reviews.

Science and Social Work

A Critical Appraisal

Author: Stuart Kirk,William J. Reid

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231529235

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 2423

Science and Social Work is a critical appraisal of the strategies and methods that have been used to develop knowledge for social work practice. It identifies the major ways in which social workers have drawn upon scientific knowledge and techniques, placing each one in historical perspective by explaining the nature of the problems it was designed to solve and the philosophical, political, and practical questions it raised. Kirk and Reid offer a balanced appraisal of the promises, accomplishments, and limits of such approaches, demonstrating how the fruits of scientific research can aid clinical practice with individuals, families and groups.

Evidence-Based Medicine Toolkit

Author: Carl Heneghan,Douglas Badenoch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118684761

Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 7335

This bestselling pocket guide to the skills of evidence-basedmedicine succeeds in demystifying the terminology and processes ina handy and easy-to-follow format, all within the space of 100pages. With an improved layout, this second edition ofEvidence-based Medicine Toolkit offers more up-to-dateguidance as well as new sections on important areas ofresearch. New features of this second edition include: A box for each major database showing how to search theevidence, and highlighting the differences between them Flow charts for different study types New critical appraisal sections on qualitative research andeconomic evaluation Expanded list of EBM resources on the net. With these added features to make the job easier, the newToolkit is now an even better companion for all health careprofessionals using evidence-based methodology in their researchand practice.

Critical Appraisal from Papers to Patient

A Practical Guide

Author: Duncan Bootland,Evan Coughlan,Robert Galloway,Stephanie Goubet,Emily McWhirter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 148223047X

Category: Medical

Page: 213

View: 9338

Having an understanding of critical appraisal and evidence-based medicine is a prerequisite to being an effective clinician.? However, critical appraisal is often taught by people not involved in day-to-day clinical care, meaning the clinical relevance is not always brought to the fore. This book takes a different approach. It is written by clinicians, for clinicians. It takes the reader step by step through the process so that any journal article can be easily read, evidence evaluated and the results - and their reliability - truly understood. By integrating this with knowledge of local skills and resources and patient preference, the reader will be able to apply the best possible care that his or her patients deserve. This accessible book is suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates of all medical specialties, nursing, paramedics, pharmacists and all allied health professions. It is the ideal reference for anyone needing help writing a clinical topic review, reviewing a paper in a journal club or preparing for a critical appraisal exam. But most importantly, it is essential for those who wish to practice medicine in the best possible way for their patients, using the best evidence, tailored to the individual.

Evidence-based Rehabilitation

A Guide to Practice

Author: Mary C. Law,Joy MacDermid

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556427688

Category: Medical

Page: 434

View: 5189

This text provides the most up-to-date information on evidence-based practice, the concepts underlying evidence-based practice, and implementing evidence into the rehabilitation practice. This text is organized by the steps of the process of evidence-based practice--introduction to evidence-based practice, finding the evidence, assessing the evidence, and using the evidence.

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

A Practical Guide to Realistic Evaluation

Author: Fred Pyrczak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135197047X

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

View: 4468

• A supplementary guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. • Your students will learn the practical aspects of evaluating research, not just how to apply a laundry list of technical terms from their textbooks. • Each chapter is organized around evaluation questions. For each question, there is a concise explanation of how to apply it in the evaluation of research reports. • Numerous examples from journals in the social and behavioral sciences illustrate the application of the evaluation questions. Students see actual examples of strong and weak features of published reports. • Commonsense models for evaluation combined with a lack of jargon make it possible for students to start evaluating research articles the first week of class. • The structure of this book enables students to work with confidence while evaluating articles for homework. • Avoids oversimplification in the evaluation process by describing the nuances that may make an article publishable even though it has serious methodological flaws. Students learn when and why certain types of flaws may be tolerated. They learn why evaluation should not be performed mechanically. • This book received very high student evaluations when field-tested with students just beginning their study of research methods. • Contains more than 60 new examples from recently published research. In addition, minor changes have been made throughout for consistency with the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Searching Skills Toolkit

Finding the Evidence

Author: Caroline De Br?n,Nicola Pearce-Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118463110

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 2842

Searching Skills Toolkit is an expert guide to help you find the clinical evidence you need more easily and effectively. Clearly presented with useful tips and advice, flow charts, diagrams and real-life clinical scenarios, it shows the best methods for finding quality evidence. From deciding where to start, to building a search strategy, refining results and critical appraisal, it is a step-by-step guide to the process of finding healthcare evidence, and is designed for use by all health and social care professionals. This second edition has been expanded with new chapters on searching for sources to support evidence-based management decision making and how to better enable your patients to make informed choices. It has also been fully updated to include new web sources, open source reference management software, and new training resources and exercises. Searching Skills Toolkit is an ideal reference for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, managers and decision makers, researchers and students.

Residential Property Appraisal

Author: Phil Parnham,Chris Rispin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135812225

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 9920

Residential Property Appraisal is a handbook not only for students studying surverying but also for surveyors and others involved in the appraisal of residential property for lending purposes. It focuses on the distinct professional competencies required by Mortgage Valuations and Home Buyers Surveys and Valuations, identifying and advising the reader on the extent and limitations of their activities. Generously illustrated, supported by real-life case studies and drawing on the latest research, professional and legal developments.

Making Sense of Research

An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Author: Pam Moule,Gill Hek

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243855

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 6099

Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The fourth edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyse and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, Making Sense of Research, fourth edition clarifies the subject by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: - The role of research in health and social care - The nature of knowledge in health and social care - The research process - Ethical issues - Searching and reviewing the literature - Making sense of data analysis. The fourth edition has been updated to include new reference material, websites and practice examples to support the development of essential critical appraisal skills for health and social care professionals.

Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3E

Author: Gordon Guyatt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071816399

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 7673

The leading guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine--updated with new examples and new chapters Revised and updated to reflect the latest in medical research and evidence-based resources Practical focus and organization to guide clinicians through the fundamentals of using the medical literature to the more advanced strategies and skills for use in patient care, using the key questions to assess any new research: What are the results? How serious is the risk of bias? How do I apply the results to patient care? Updated real-world examples drawn from the medical literature New chapters that reflect the changing complexity of medical research and literature, including genetic association studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, network meta-analysis, noninferiority trials, quality improvement, and evidence-based medicine and the theory of knowledge New emphasis on understanding the role of patient preferences and preappraised resources that provide updated evidence and evidence-based recommendations for practice