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Measuring physiotherapy performance in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a prospective study.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008-07-08)
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Patients with knee osteoarthritis [OA] are commonly treated by physiotherapists in primary care. Measuring physiotherapy performance is important before developing strategies to improve quality of ...
GRADE: an emerging consensus on rating quality of evidence and strength of recommendations.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008-04-26)
Symbols were superior to numbers for presenting strength of recommendations to health care consumers: a randomized trial.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2007-12)
OBJECTIVE: To compare health care consumers' understanding, evaluations, and preferences for symbols vs. numbers and letters for the representation of strength of recommendations (SOR) and quality of evidence (QOE). STUDY ...
Translating research into policy and practice in developing countries: a case study of magnesium sulphate for pre-eclampsia.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2005)
BACKGROUND: The evidence base for improving reproductive health continues to grow. However, concerns remain that the translation of this evidence into appropriate policies is partial and slow. Little is known about the ...
Improving the use of research evidence in guideline development: 8. Synthesis and presentation of evidence.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2006-12-05)
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best ...
Evidence-informed health policy 2 - Survey of organizations that support the use of research evidence.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008)
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Previous surveys of organizations that support the development of evidence-informed health policies have focused on organizations that produce clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) or undertake health ...
Evidence-informed health policy 4 - Case descriptions of organizations that support the use of research evidence.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008-12-17)
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Previous efforts to produce case descriptions have typically not focused on the organizations that produce research evidence and support its use. External evaluations of such organizations have typically ...
Understanding the implementation of complex interventions in health care: the normalization process model.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2007-09-19)
BACKGROUND: The Normalization Process Model is a theoretical model that assists in explaining the processes by which complex interventions become routinely embedded in health care practice. It offers a framework for process ...
Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2004-06-19)
Users of clinical practice guidelines and other recommendations need to know how much confidence they can place in the recommendations. Systematic and explicit methods of making judgments can reduce errors and improve ...
What do we know about how to do audit and feedback? Pitfalls in applying evidence from a systematic review.
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2005-07-13)
BACKGROUND: Improving the quality of health care requires a range of evidence-based activities. Audit and feedback is commonly used as a quality improvement tool in the UK National Health Service [NHS]. We set out to assess ...