Clinical Issues: What Determines the Quality of Evidence? While interest in evidence-based practice (EBP) is increasing, our desire to provide services based in theory and modified by the realities of clinical practice has been around for a long time. As practitioners, we desire to provide our patients with the best assessment and treatment programs for their particular communication ... Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues  |   March 01, 2006
Clinical Issues: What Determines the Quality of Evidence?
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  • Ruth Huntley Bahr
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues   |   March 01, 2006
Clinical Issues: What Determines the Quality of Evidence?
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2006, Vol. 13, 6-10. doi:10.1044/lle13.1.6
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2006, Vol. 13, 6-10. doi:10.1044/lle13.1.6
While interest in evidence-based practice (EBP) is increasing, our desire to provide services based in theory and modified by the realities of clinical practice has been around for a long time. As practitioners, we desire to provide our patients with the best assessment and treatment programs for their particular communication difficulty. To this end, we have attended workshops and conventions, purchased books, and read journal articles. But now with the advent of the Internet and electronic transmission of scholarly information, it is easier to find information about clinical diagnoses and procedures. The issue then becomes how do we process all of this information? How do we determine what is good from best practices? In other words, how do we evaluate the quality of the evidence that is available?
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