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Excerpt — Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training

What is Evidence-Based Practice Anyway?

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a systematic method of reviewing the best evidence, combining it with the art of athletic training or your clinical expertise, and making informed choices to treat the athlete.

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Is the Test Reliable?

The first term that is important for a consumer of research to understand is reliability. By strict definition, reliability refers to consistency in measures attained by people or instruments.

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Quickly and Easily Identify Low-Quality Articles Using CRAAP

Chapter 2 demonstrated how to perform a database search, and chapter 3 introduced ways to understand and evaluate the evidence. This chapter continues the discussion of evaluation methods by addressing how to appraise the diagnostic articles you have found.

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