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Health Evidence: Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention in Canada

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Presented as part of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) 2012 Web Conference Series, January 19, 2012

Presented as part of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) 2012 Web Conference Series, January 19, 2012

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  • 1. Health EvidenceFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada Maureen Dobbins, RN, PhD Scientific Director, Health Evidence
  • 2. The Health Evidence TeamMaureen Dobbins Kara DeCorby Heather HussonScientific Director Administrative Director Project ManagerTel: 905 525-9140 ext 22481 Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20461 Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20462E-mail: dobbinsm@mcmaster.ca E-mail: kdecorby@health-evidence.ca E-mail: hhusson@health-evidence.Lori Greco Daiva Tirilis Robyn Traynor Lyndsey McRaeKnowledge Broker Research Coordinator Research Coordinator Research Assistant
  • 3. What is Health Evidence? PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENTS & EDUCATION CUSTOMIZED SUPPORT & CONSULTATION A SEARCHABLE ONLINE REGISTRY of quality-rated review literature to support evidence-informed decision making in public health >2,400 reviews in 22 topic areas >5,400 registered users www.health-evidence.caFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 4. What is Health Evidence? PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENTS & EDUCATION CUSTOMIZED SUPPORT & CONSULTATION A SEARCHABLE ONLINE REGISTRY of quality-rated review literature to support evidence-informed decision making in public health >2,400 reviews in 22 topic areas >5,400 registered users www.health-evidence.caFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 5. Why use health-evidence.ca? 1. Save time 2. Relevant & current evidence 3. Transparent process 4. Easy to useFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 6. Public Health OnlyFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 7. About Quality Help links to quality assessment dictionaryFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 8. Topic Areas 1. addiction/substance use 12. infant health 2. adolescent health 13. injury prevention/safety 3. adult health 14. mental health 4. child health 15. nutrition 5. chronic diseases 16. parenting, infants & children 6. communicable 17. physical activity disease/infection 18. reproductive health 7. dental health 19. senior health 8. emergency preparedness & 20. sexual health response 21. sexually transmitted infections 9. environmental health (STIs) 10. food safety & inspection 22. social determinants of health 11. healthy communitiesFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 9. Searching… Remember Population Intervention Comparison/ Control OutcomesFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 10. Free Text Searches Free-text search box 3 reviews containing the text ‘drowning’Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 11. Keyword Searches Submit keyword searches by selecting • Focus of Review • Review Type • Population Characteristics • Intervention Location • Intervention Strategies 325 Injury Prevention / Safety reviewsFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 12. Your Interests  Falls (children 0-14; older adults 65+)  Road Safety  Alcohol and Substance Misuse  Impaired Driving  Keyword under Injury Prevention / Safety, 12 reviews  Poisoning  Keyword under Injury Prevention / Safety, 7 reviews  Drowning  Keyword under Injury Prevention / Safety, 3 reviewsFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 13. To find reviews onfalls in children 0-14:• Keyword search Injury Prevention / Safety > falls in Focus of Review AND Grade school aged (5-12) Infants (0-1) Preschool aged (1-4) in Population CharacteristicsFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 14. Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 15. Article Page & FeaturesReview Quality – view theQuality Assessmentform supporting the reviewquality ratingRelated Links –open-access full-text linksavailable for:• 733 free access journal articles• 396 Cochrane articlesSister Publications– link to alternatepublications of thesame reviewFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 16. To find reviews onfalls in older adults (65+):• Keyword search Injury Prevention / Safety > falls in Focus of Review AND Seniors (65+) in Population CharacteristicsFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 17. Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 18. To narrow larger results sets, add keywords for intervention setting(s) & strategy(ies): • Keyword search Community in Intervention Location AND Behaviour modification in Intervention Strategies Limit results sets to only display articles with a strong quality ratingFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 19. To find reviews on road safety:• Keyword search Injury Prevention / Safety in Focus of Review AND Highways in Intervention Location
  • 20. To find reviews on alcohol& substance misuse:•Free text search (alcohol OR drug* OR substance) NOT (driv* OR road)AND• Keyword search Injury Prevention / Safety in Focus of Review
  • 21. 7 Injury Prevention / Safety Summary StatementsTo find reviews withreview summaries:• Tick the box for Only articles with summary statementsAND• Keyword search Injury Prevention / Safety in Focus of ReviewFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 22. Questions? www.health-evidence.ca/account/contactusFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  • 23. Acknowledging FundersFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012