health evidence.ca: A canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence

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Presented at the 9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium 2011 Early Exposure to Cochrane: Accessible, Credible, Practical, February 17, 2011

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health evidence.ca: A canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence

  1. 1. health-evidence.ca A Canadian resourcefacilitating access and use of review-level evidence Heather Husson Kara DeCorby Maureen Dobbins Paula Robeson Lori Greco
  2. 2. Disclosure Information Funding for Health Evidence has been received from the following: Health Evidence (the organization) and its employees have no financial relationships with the providers of commercial services discussed in this presentationhealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  3. 3. Kara DeCorby, Project Coordinator Heather Husson Project Manager • Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20461 • Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20462 • E-mail: kdecorby@health-evidence.ca • E-mail: hhusson@health-evidence.caMaureen DobbinsDirectorPaula Robeson Lori Greco Daiva Tirilis Lyndsey McRae Robyn TraynorKnowledge Broker Knowledge Broker Research Assistant Research Assistant Research Assistant / Coordinator
  4. 4. Who are we? 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 >2,100 reviews in 21 topic areas ~5,000 registered users Electronic tailored messages sent to registered users quarterly www.health-evidence.cahealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  5. 5. Methods Seven bibliographic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, BIOSIS, SportDISCUS, Sociological Abstracts) Handsearch 46 public health and health promotion journals Reference lists of all relevant reviewshealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  6. 6. Relevance Criteriahealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  7. 7. Assessing Quality Help links to quality assessment dictionaryhealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  8. 8. Topic Areashealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  9. 9. Evidence & Implications in 2 pages!
  10. 10. Searching… Remember Population Intervention Comparison/ Control Outcomeshealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  11. 11. Free Text SearchesFree-textsearch boxhealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  12. 12. Enhancing Free Text SearchesExpandsearches byincludingrelated termshealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  13. 13. Keyword SearchesSubmit keywordsearches byselecting•Focus of Review•Review Type•PopulationCharacteristics•InterventionLocation•Intervention Strategies February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat health-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence 9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  14. 14. AND, OR, NOT Modify keyword search strategy by changing Boolean operatorshealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence th
  15. 15. Limiting & Saving SearchesAccess yoursaved searches(save up to 50 searchesto a registered useraccount) Filter results sets
  16. 16. Your results Print results; Modify search strategySort results bycolumn headingsIdentify reviewswith summaries Search tipshealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  17. 17. Access full-text reviews Full text links available for: • 352 Cochrane articles • 647 free access journal articleshealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  18. 18. Tailored Messages • Quarterly distribution • Match new reviews to user areas of interest • 78% of registered users subscribe to tailored messageshealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  19. 19. Added Valuehealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  20. 20. Glossaryhealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  21. 21. 2010 Site Usage • 40,166 visitors 65% Canadian, all provinces & territories represented 14.4% European, 156 countries represented globally • 185,558 pageviews Average views per visit: 4.62 Average visit duration: 3 min 58 sechealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  22. 22. Social Mediahealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  23. 23. Social Media Metrics July 2009 265+ followers ~65% ReTweeted Relationship-building resulted in January 2011 Health Evidence blog post 13 presentations Viewed 638+ times May 2010 ‘How to search Health 3 user stories Evidence’ presentation Viewed 451+ times in Spanishhealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  24. 24. User Feedback I think you are one of the best and most innovative services brokering evidence in the world. Very well done on the whole. Submitted by an Australian user working in public health Health-evidence has been extremely useful to me… thanks to all who put it together. It is a real time saver. Submitted by a Canadian user in graduate school Thank you for this [electronic tailored message] update. Receiving notification and a list of new entries is a great service and a time saver. Helps me stay current. Thanks. Submitted by a Canadian user working in health policyhealth-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  25. 25. Questions? Contact us!health-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011
  26. 26. health-evidence.ca: A Canadian resource facilitating access and use of review-level evidence9th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium, February 17, 2011

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