Title

Questions about the effects of interventions: Examples of appraisals from different health professions

Date of this Version

1-1-2010

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Interim status: Citation only.

Hoffmann, T., Bennett, J. W., Elkins, M. R., Lockwood, C., Morgan, A., Sanders, S., Spencer, A., Vitetta, L. & Wright, C. (2010). Questions about the effects of interventions: Examples of appraisals from different health professions. In T. Hoffmann, S. Bennett & C. Del Mar (eds). Evidence-based practice across the health professions (pp. 96-127). Sydney: Elsevier.

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© Copyright Elsevier Australia, 2010

ISBN

978-0-7295-3902-9

Abstract

Extract:

This chapter is an accompaniment to the previous chapter (Chapter 4) in which you learnt how to critically appraise evidence about the effects of interventions. In order to further illustrate the key points from Chapter 4, this chapter contains a number of worked examples of questions about the effects of interventions. As we mentioned in the preface of the book, we believe that it can be easier to learn the process of critical appraisal when you see some worked examples of how it is done, and it is even better when the examples are from your own health profession. Therefore, this chapter (and Chapters 7, 9 and 11) contains examples from a range of health professions. Some of the clinical examples are relevant to more than one health profession.

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