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  • Cochrane Review: Cochrane Reviews are systematic summaries of evidence of the effects of healthcare interventions. They are intended to help people make practical decisions
  • Systematic review(synonym - systematic overview): A review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyse data from the studies that are included in the review. Statistical methods (meta-analysis) may or may not be used to analyse and summarise the results of the included studies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or cognitive therapy is a kind of psychotherapy used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, and other forms of mental disorder. It involves recognizing distorted thinking and learning to replace it with more realistic substitute ideas.


Netting the evidence A large collection of resources for Evidence Based Practice, provided by the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). The resources are sorted into categories - Appraising, Implementing, Journals, etc - and are carefully-annotated and selected.
Cochrane Library The Cochrane Library, freely available to the public. You can carry out detailed searches for reviews and trials.
Evidence-Based Nursing The online version of the quarterly professional journal Evidence-Based Nursing, which is "designed to alert practising nurses to important and clinically relevant advances in treatment, diagnosis, aetiology, and prognosis". The site hosts a full searchable archive of published articles, with abstracts and full texts.
Why appraise the evidence? a case study of vitamin C and the healing of pressure sores A case study of what happens when research evidence is not properly appraised.

North, G. and Booth, A. Why appraise the evidence? a case study of vitamin C and the healing of pressure sores. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, Volume 12, Number 3, 1 May 1999, pp. 237-244(8)



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