Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) - Developing Programs
- Getting Started
- Gaining Support and Momentum
- Developing Programs
- Evaluating and Assessing Outcomes
- Collaborating with Other Institutions
- Transferring knowledge from Classroom to Clinic
- Reflecting on the Experience
- NCCIH Education Grant Related Publications
- Achieving Competency in Evidence Informed Practice: A Resource Guide
- Frequently Asked Questions
- About PERL
Course Materials for Students
Several examples of course materials and presentations are outlined below to assist in the EIP development process.
National University of Health Sciences website
This link will take you to the resource page. This site provides numerous free and downloadable documents useful for coursework and presentations. The learning tab will provide links to documents pertaining to EBP study guides and course outlines, presentations and search engine guides. The Using tab has links to documents pertaining to literature searching, EBP worksheets and templates, grading rubric and handouts.
This document (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University) provides a student worksheet and grading rubric for EIP skills assessment.
These documents (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University) provide a resource to anyone who wishes to critically appraise a research study or presenter, in an effort to determine relevance and validity.
These documents (provided courtesy of the University of Western States) provide tools to summarize the EBP process and assess the validity and quality of differing study designs.
The Great Evidence Based Practice Debate
This video (provided courtesy of The University of Western States) is a fun approach to addressing disagreements often voiced during discussion of EIP. Challenges from various stakeholder viewpoints are included.
Blinding, A Video Presentation
This video (provided courtesy of The University of Western States) is a fun approach to examine the concepts of patient, doctor, and other personnel, that can be blinded during a clinical study. The importance of blinding, concerns pertinent to Integrative practitioners, and points to review when assessing a study are presented.
Concealed Allocation, A Video Presentation
This video (provided courtesy of The University of Western States) offers a fun approach to demonstrating the concept and various methods of concealment.
Guide to making the EBP sandwich
This document (provided courtesy of the University of Western States) reviews how to effectively summarize and communicate the salient points of a study.
National College of Natural Medicine website
This link takes you to free downloadable review forms, examples of materials that can be used to critically assess the literature.
The University of Western States has created EIP "cue cards" for clinical use. These cards contain concise EIP definitions and tips for applying EIP in clinic. These cards may also be used for classroom review. This link takes you to the EIP resources page, from here click on the Cue Cards link.
The University of Western States has created an EIP "CAT guide", short for Critically Appraised Topics. This walks the student through the critical appraisal process. The CAT prep document provides a step-by-step guide to prepare a presentation of a CAT to your peers complete with a grading rubric.
Student and Faculty Tools
The Massage Therapy Foundation provides a set of resources including key publications, case reports, and various other
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