Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) - Evaluating and Assessing Outcomes
- 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
Survey Instruments and Development
Several institutions have developed various instruments to measure outcomes from EIP programs.
Development of Assessment tools
Development and Psychometric Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire for a Chiropractic Curriculum (2012)
This publication describes the development process, challenges, and success of an assessment tool to measure outcomes of EIP programs in a Doctor of Chiropractic program at the University of Western States. The instrument measures attitudes, skills and knowledge with a focus on knowledge. Table 2 (pg. 15) provides knowledge domains used in development, and Tables 3 (pg. 16) & 4 (pg.17), review the difficulty and discrimination scores for two versions of the instrument. Figure 1 (pg. 13) outlines the process of development. [see "Evidence-Based Practice Grant Student Questionnaire" below]
EIP Survey tool
This tool is to assess faculty attitudes, use, and resource knowledge of EIP. (Survey provided via courtesy of Bastyr University).
Attitudes and interests toward research among students at two colleges of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (2010)
This publication details surveys for the evaluation of student attitudes from both OCOM and the New England School of Acupuncture. Sample survey questions are provided in Table 1 (pg. 11).
In depth assessment tool for EIP knowledge, skills, and attitudes. This survey was designed for evaluation of students, pre and post coursework. (Survey provided via courtesy of Bastyr University).
Clinical Course Content
Checklist for incorporation of EIP in an instructive clinical setting. (Survey provided via courtesy of Bastyr University).
Learning activities to enhance research literacy in a CAM college curriculum. (2009)
This publication describes an evaluation process for students and presents a point system for proficiency scoring at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (Table 6, pg. 53).
A Train the Trainer Model for Integrating Evidence-Based Medicine into a Complementary and Alternative Medicine Training Program (2011)
This publication provides an overview of the developmental process for a faculty training program course entitled "Principles of EBM for CAM Professionals" at the National College of Natural Medicine. Table 3 (pg. 91) provides sample assessment questions.
EIP Course Survey for Students
These surveys (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University) assess student EIP attitudes and skills pre and post coursework.
Student consent form
This document (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University) provides instructions for student consent for participation in surveys.
Clinical Intern Interaction Survey
This survey (provided courtesy of the University of Western States) can be used to gauge clinical intern involvement in EIP.
Faculty Survey for EBP
This survey (provided courtesy of the University of Western States) assesses the incorporation of EBP skills and content into instructional courses.
Evidence-Based Practice Grant Student Questionnaire
This validated instrument, (provided courtesy of the University of Western States), measures student knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards EBP. [The development is outlined above under "Development and Psychometric Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire for a Chiropractic Curriculum (2012)"]