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

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Health Evidence: Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention in Canada

  1. 1. Health EvidenceFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada Maureen Dobbins, RN, PhD Scientific Director, Health Evidence
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. Public Health OnlyFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  7. 7. About Quality Help links to quality assessment dictionaryFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  8. 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. 9. Searching… Remember Population Intervention Comparison/ Control OutcomesFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 14. Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  15. 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. 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. 17. Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  18. 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. 19. To find reviews on road safety:• Keyword search Injury Prevention / Safety in Focus of Review AND Highways in Intervention Location
  20. 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. 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. 22. Questions? www.health-evidence.ca/account/contactusFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  23. 23. Acknowledging FundersFacilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in CanadaBCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012

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