Research Methods: A Framework for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice is written specifically for students and practitioners in allied health care professions that treat patients with movement limitations, such as physical therapy and athletic training. Following the text's clear, easy-to-follow guidance, readers will quickly learn how to gather, read, interpret, assess, and apply research to clinical practice. Most importantly, they will discover how an evidence-based approach will improve clinical outcomes in their own practice.
Preface Foreword Part I: INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL RESEARCH Chapter 1. Research: An Overview Chapter 2. How to Read Research: Evaluating Research Articles Chapter 3. Evidence-Based Clinical Practice: Distinguishing Best Practices Chapter 4. EBM: An Historical Perspective Chapter 5. Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research and Clinical Practice Part II: SEEKING ANSWERS: HOW THE QUESTION DRIVES THE METHODS Chapter 6. Finding the Evidence: Informational Sources, Search Strategies and Critical Appraisal Chapter 7. The Hierarchy of Evidence Chapter 8. Qualitative Inquiry Chapter 9. Quantitative Inquiry Chapter 10. Validity and Reliability Chapter 11. Tests of Comparison Chapter 12. Measures of Association Part III: CLINICAL RESEARCH: DIAGNOSIS, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT Chapter 13. Evaluation and Diagnosis: Research Methods and Data Analysis Chapter 14. Screening and Prevention of Illnesses and Injuries: Research Methods and Data Analysis Chapter 15. Treatment Outcomes Across the Disablement Spectrum Chapter 16. Treatment Outcomes: Research Methods and Data Analysis Chapter 17. Clinical Practice Guidelines and Clinical Prediction Rules Chapter 18. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Part IV: DISSEMINATION OF RESEARCH Chapter 19. Presenting of Findings Chapter 20. Writing the Funding Proposal Part V: INTEGRATING EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE INTO THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE Chapter 21. Evidence in Learning and Teaching Chapter 22. The Clinical Experience Glossary Index