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Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training PDF

Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training PDF

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    As one of the first texts of its kind, Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training contains essential information on the fundamentals of evidence-based practice (EBP) for students who are working toward certification in athletic training and athletic trainers who wish to stay up to date on best practices in the field. With EBP, all clinical decisions are based on available research studies, and these studies are selected and assessed according to specific criteria that yield evidence of benefit. EBP is a continuing education requirement for athletic trainers who are certified with the Board of Certification (BOC).

    Grounded in solid science, Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training explains the basics of EBP and the research design methods that are so vital to its implementation. Starting in part I, the text introduces the various levels of evidence, well-built question development using the PICO technique (patient problem or population, intervention, comparison, and outcomes), the five steps of searching for evidence, and search techniques. Part II guides readers through researching specific questions and evaluating research studies, including how to incorporate the evidence they find into their clinical practice. Part III reviews the various research types, their uses and benefits, and research ethics as a critical part of the process of EBP. Through these step-by-step chapters, readers will be able to formulate clinical questions, perform research on current studies, analyze the available data, and apply the principles in their practice in order to provide the best and most accurate care possible.

    In addition to in-depth information on the principles and application of EBP, Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training presents clinically based scenarios that allow students to apply their recently acquired knowledge to real-life situations, thus encouraging a deeper understanding of the topics presented throughout the text. These scenarios allow those who are learning EBP concepts for the first time to understand how EBP is incorporated clinically.

    The most efficient, systematic, and thorough resource of its kind, Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training encourages students and current certified athletic trainers to ask meaningful questions, gain the knowledge they need for excelling in future practice, and rise to the top of their profession. For students who want a thorough skill base in EBP and for credentialed health care professionals who seek further knowledge in the area, Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training will help all current and future athletic trainers provide the best care for their athletes and clients.

    Part I. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Evidence-Based Practice Models

    Definition of Evidence-Based Practice

    Five Steps of Evidence-Based Practice

    Levels of Evidence

    Purpose of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Athletic Training



    Chapter 2. Steps in Evidence-Based Practice Research

    Step 1: Create a Clinically Relevant and Searchable Question Concerning Your Athlete

    Step 2: Conduct a Database Search to Find the Best Evidence

    Step 3: Critically Appraise the Articles or Evidence for Quality

    Step 4: Critically Synthesize the Evidence to Choose and Implement a Treatment

    Step 5: Assess the Outcomes by Monitoring the Athlete

    Search Troubleshooting Tips



    Chapter 3. Research Evaluation



    Prevalence Independent Test

    Calculating Sensitivity and Specificity



    Part II. Critical Appraisal of Evidence-Based Practice

    Chapter 4. Diagnostic Research





    Chapter 5. Prognostic Research

    Prognostic Designs

    Prognostic Statistics

    Appraisal Questions



    Chapter 6. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

    Review of the Evidence Pyramid

    Definitions of and Differences Among Filtered Reviews

    Strengths and Processes of Critically Appraised Topics

    Strengths and Processes of Systematic Reviews

    Strengths and Processes of Meta-Analyses

    How to Find Critically Appraised Topics, Systematic Reviews, and Meta-Analyses

    Practice EBP Searches



    Chapter 7. EBP in Daily Clinical Practice

    Your Practice Based on Evidence

    Your Practice Based on Your Clinical Experience

    Your Practice Based on Athlete Preferences and Values

    Clinical Practice Guidelines

    Practice Altruism



    Chapter 8. Review Outcome Measures

    Types of Outcome Measures

    Psychometric Properties of Outcome Measures

    Communicating Outcomes

    Assessing Your Self-Practice

    Adjusting Your Practice



    Part III. Research Statistics and Design

    Chapter 9. Quantitative Research

    Types of Quantitative Data

    Types of Quantitative Research Designs

    Descriptive Statistics

    Common Inferential Statistics



    Chapter 10. Qualitative Studies

    Types of Qualitative Research Studies

    Gathering Data

    Analyzing Data

    Assessing Trustworthiness

    Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Research Studies

    Qualitative Research and Athletic Training



    Chapter 11. Research Ethics

    Ethical Roadblocks

    Trustworthiness and Conflicts



    Scot Raab, PhD, is an assistant professor in the athletic training education program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Raab earned his PhD in teaching and administration and has more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice, higher education instruction, and methodological review to contribute to EBP education. He teaches several research courses and mentors undergraduate and graduate students in research projects.

    Debbie Craig, PhD, is the director of the athletic training education program in the department of physical therapy and athletic training and a professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. With more than a decade of clinical practice in athletic training and a PhD in educational leadership, Craig is an authority in EBP and research protocols. She teaches EBP to graduate students and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

    "This is a much-needed book in the field of athletic training, as it helps both current and future athletic trainers focus on the importance of evidence-based practice and research. Furthermore, the emphasis on research helps support the validity and reliability of our practice guidelines and profession as a whole."

    --Doody’s Book Review (5 Star Review)

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus, chapter summaries, and suggestions on incorporating these elements in class as well as suggestions for classroom and lab activities, assignments, and class projects that will engage students in critical thinking. An annotated list of suggested readings is included for instructors.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes a robust collection of PowerPoint slides that present key concepts from every chapter. These slides can be modified, rearranged, and manipulated to fit the syllabus of each class and can also be used as handouts for classroom activities. The image bank includes all of the tables and figures from the book, which can be used in the PowerPoint slides for classroom lectures and activities. The images are organized by chapter for easy navigation.