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ERIC Number: EJ1103472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-1243
Use of a Journal Club for Professional Development: Outcomes in a School-Based Occupational Therapy Practice
Szucs, Kimberly A.; Benson, Jeryl D.; Corturillo, Amanda
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, v9 n2 p208-219 2016
This article investigates the outcomes of a journal club on the evidence-based practice (EBP) skills of school-based practitioners. Participants' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of EBP were collected using pre- and postsurveys following 6 monthly journal club sessions. Participants identified time, availability of articles, and decreased understanding of results as barriers. On the postsurvey, participants reported improvements in comfort with evidence-based skills, including leading an EBP discussion, using evidence in documentation, and referring colleagues to appropriate evidence-based resources. Journal club sessions improved practitioners' comfort with the ability to discuss and utilize evidence-based resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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