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ERIC Number: EJ977618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Evidence to Practice Commentary: The Evidence Alert Traffic Light Grading System
Novak, Iona
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v32 n3 p256-259 Aug 2012
The purpose of the "Evidence to Practice" commentary is to highlight an issue or research finding in selected articles, emphasizing the relevance to practice. This article introduces a new tool designed to summarize the most up-to-date evidence in an easily readable format, in order to provide clinically useful answers within minutes for assisting decision-making and determining next steps (Straus & Haynes, 2009). The tool is the Evidence Alert Traffic Light Grading System (Novak & McIntyre, 2010). The article also focuses on the two papers that evaluated the effectiveness of an intervention: Therapeutic effects of horseback riding therapy (Whalen & Case-Smith, 2011) and Neoprene hand splints effects on handwriting (Frohlich, Wesley, Wallen, & Bundy, 2011). It begins with a thumbnail sketch of the strength of evidence published (McCandless, 2010) and then provides a summary of each intervention for evidence-based decision-making.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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