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EBP Resources

  • Duke EBM Website
    Resource for teaching and learning EBM; includes articles, calculators, worksheets, etc.
  • Rehab+
    An alert system for quality articles; also contains a searchable database of citations to quality evidence selected by McMaster University.
  • Physiopedia
    An evidence-based knowledge resource for rehabilitation professionals. Through collaborative wiki technology, all physiotherapists can contribute, share and build knowledge.
  • Hooked on Evidence
    APTA database of current evidence. Must be an APTA member to log in.

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EBP Tools and Checklists

  • PRISMA: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
    The PRISMA Statement consists of a 27-item checklist and a four-phase flow diagram.
  • CONSORT
    CONsolidated Standards of Reporting Trials: An evidence-based tool to help researchers, editors and readers assess the quality of the reports of trials.
  • EQUATOR
    An international initiative that seeks to improve the quality of scientific publications by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research.
  • RATS
    Guidelines for reviewing qualitative research.
  • MOOSE
    Guidelines for meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology.
  • STARD
    STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies: Checklist and flow chart for readers to use with articles of diagnostic accuracy
  • STROBE
    Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology: checklist for assessing observational studies.

EBP Calculators

  • EBM Stats Calculator
    Diagnostic Test-calculates Sensitivity, Specificity, PPV, NPV, LR+, and LR-; Prospective Study- calculates Relative Risk (RR), Absolute Relative Risk (ARR), and Number Needed to Treat (NNT); Case-control Study-calculates the O.
  • Diagnostic Test Calculator
    This calculator can determine diagnostic test characteristics (sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios) and/or determine post-test probability of disease given the pre-test probability and test characteristics.
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