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  • A) What is the evidence implicating obesity in the pathogenesis of diabetes? B) What is the evidence for the effect of obesity on overall health and mortality? Scenario is set up for etiology, but you could also have therapy or prognosis questions emerging, as well, background questions such as: What does a BMI of 35 indicate? What are the risk factors for diabetes? Some relevant questions about the scenario to which we do not have any information would be: What type of diabetes does his mother have? Type I or II? Was she diabetic while pregnant with him? Is he of African Canadian descent?
  • ask them to read the scenario to self and come up with questions. Have 2 librarians at flip charts—one to capture background questions and 1 to capture foreground questions. Discussion around various ways that PICO can be done. This is an area for which the students will only have a superficial understanding. They likely only know that “obesity is bad”. A BMI of 35 is in the range leading to definite high risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased overall mortality.   The key consideration here is to find the actual evidence that evaluates obesity in and of itself as a risk factor for these outcomes. Ideally, one should be able to say how much more likely these outcomes are for an obese patient, compared to a non-obese patient. Click to next screen to take up—PICO front and centre so participants can refer to this schematic. This is an etiology question What is the evidence implicating obesity in the pathogenesis of diabetes? What is the evidence for the effect of obesity on overall health and mortality?
  • Tell them this is just one example of how you can use PICO for this scenario –let them know that “intervention” does not have to be just a treatment that you add to the situation, but can be anything that has been added to the situation/environment, in this case, the patients obesity. The Searchable question: In a 25 yr old obese male, what is the risk of developing diabetes? Can also approach this is a therapy question if you look at lifestyle modifications, and compare to No intervention, or to weight loss, or another option: P= obesity/genetic predisposition to diabetes I= lifestyle modification/diet/exercise C= n/a or no modifications O= therapeutic effectiveness; prognosis; does this change his risk?
  • Tell them this is just one example of how you can use PICO for this scenario –let them know that “intervention” does not have to be just a treatment that you add to the situation, but can be anything that has been added to the situation/environment, in this case, the patients obesity. The Searchable question: In a 25 yr old obese male, what is the risk of developing diabetes? Can also approach this is a therapy question if you look at lifestyle modifications, and compare to No intervention, or to weight loss, or another option: P= obesity/genetic predisposition to diabetes I= lifestyle modification/diet/exercise C= n/a or no modifications O= therapeutic effectiveness; prognosis; does this change his risk?
  • RCTs are not necessarily the best type of study to answer your type of question. Here is a loose matching of question types to the ideal kinds of research for answering them Let them know that * In all cases a systematic review of the best stated study type is better than the individual study type. Let them know that in our class example of the obese young man, we would therefore be looking for RCTs, or cohort or case-control studies to answer our question. As another example, refer back to OCD question and search terms (slide 12). Let them know that to be more effective in one’s search, if those basic search terms from P-I-C yielded too many results, this is the point where they might consider focusing their search on the appropriate study type for the type of question they are asking I.e., in that question as well you could look specifically for RCTs. If you are searching evidence-based pre-appraised resources (which we will be talking about next) this step has probably already been done for you. BUT “filtering” resources to appropriate study types is a useful technique if you are searching databases like MEDLINE.
  • We know you are familiar with it and MEDLINE is not really a clinical tool—too big and cumbersome plus material must be synthesized by user before it can be applied. can ask for experiences and how they feel about MEDLINE as a tool. PubMed   By searching for BMI / Diabetes type 2/ and Risk Factors, and limiting to males, a searcher will have approx. 1100 hits.   One quicker way of searching for clinical questions when you do have to search for actual studies, as in this case, is to use pubmed’s clinical queries feature, as you can search by study type. Method A Quickly go to show where Clinical Queries is located, and choose study type etiology, by searching high BMI and Diabetes Mellitus type-2 [etiology], the searcher will have limited his or her search to 46 relevant articles. By limiting to men, and systematic reviews, he or she will find the following article that discusses issues of body mass and diabetes.   Janssen I, Katzmarzyk PT, Ross R. Body mass index, waist circumference, and health risk: evidence in support of current National Institutes of Health guidelines. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Oct 14;162(18):2074-9. Method B Alternately, type in obesity diabetes age factors to show that there are answers here, though still a sizeable amount as this is a popular topic, doing it this way, narrows it down to relevant material such as: Schienkiewitz A, Schulze MB, Hoffmann K, Kroke A, Boeing H. Body mass index history and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Aug;84(2):427-33. PMID: 16895894 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] The reason we have put in “age factors” this time was to factor in for the age of our patient—what is the significance of his age? How might this affect his level of risk? Whereas method A takes into account the patients gender.
  • We know you are familiar with it and MEDLINE is not really a clinical tool—too big and cumbersome plus material must be synthesized by user before it can be applied. can ask for experiences and how they feel about MEDLINE as a tool. PubMed   By searching for BMI / Diabetes type 2/ and Risk Factors, and limiting to males, a searcher will have approx. 1100 hits.   One quicker way of searching for clinical questions when you do have to search for actual studies, as in this case, is to use pubmed’s clinical queries feature, as you can search by study type. Method A Quickly go to show where Clinical Queries is located, and choose study type etiology, by searching high BMI and Diabetes Mellitus type-2 [etiology], the searcher will have limited his or her search to 46 relevant articles. By limiting to men, and systematic reviews, he or she will find the following article that discusses issues of body mass and diabetes.   Janssen I, Katzmarzyk PT, Ross R. Body mass index, waist circumference, and health risk: evidence in support of current National Institutes of Health guidelines. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Oct 14;162(18):2074-9. Method B Alternately, type in obesity diabetes age factors to show that there are answers here, though still a sizeable amount as this is a popular topic, doing it this way, narrows it down to relevant material such as: Schienkiewitz A, Schulze MB, Hoffmann K, Kroke A, Boeing H. Body mass index history and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Aug;84(2):427-33. PMID: 16895894 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] The reason we have put in “age factors” this time was to factor in for the age of our patient—what is the significance of his age? How might this affect his level of risk? Whereas method A takes into account the patients gender.

NUR1022 September, 2012 NUR1022 September, 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • NUR1022Finding the evidenceA. Patricia AyalaGerstein Science Information CentreSeptember 18, 2012anap.ayala@utoronto.ca
  • Learning Objectives 1. Learn how to develop a searchable question 2. Learn the methodology behind conducting a systematic search of the literature 3. Learn where and how to find Systematic Reviews
  • For your assignmentYou need to:a) See if a systematic review has been conducted on your topicb) Conduct a systematic search of the literaturec) Manage your resultsd) Write it up
  • http://library.utoronto.ca/gerstein Psst! Bookmark this!
  • Find out if we have something using the catalogue or e-resources directory.
  • Jump into one of our suggestedHealth-Science databases
  • Use the nursing starting point tobrowse nursing resources.(Note also Medicine, Pharmacy,Clinical EBM starting points).
  • http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/nursing-eresources
  • Question FormulationVERY ImportantGood questions will – Focus/clarify your information need – Give you some idea of where to look for information – Give you searching concepts and terms
  • P I C O StructureP Patient/Population/ProblemI InterventionC ComparisonO OutcomeT Type of Study
  • Question ScenarioYou work on a general medical floor. Many patients with congestive heart failure are readmitted after they go home from the hospital. You think that if there was better coordination of care and patient education before the patient went home many of these readmissions could be prevented. You want to find if there are evidence-based nursing interventions that can reduce the rate of hospital readmission for heart failure.
  • PICO Model or StructureP Congestive Heart Failure OR CHFI Care Coordination OR Patient EducationC Usual careO ReadmissionT Randomized Controlled Trial OR RCT OR Cohort study
  • Your search question What is the effect of patient education and/or care co- ordination on readmissions for patients with CHF?
  • Study types for question typesDiagnosis prospective cohort study with good quality validation against “gold standard”Therapy randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT)Etiology/ RCT, cohort or case-control studyHarm (probably retrospective)Prognosis prospective cohort study
  • Systematic Search of the Literature1. Choose database(s)2. Search concepts separately and include synonyms for your concepts3. Find subject headings – Scope note, tree1. Use keywords / textwords as well2. Combine using OR / AND as appropriate3. Apply limits4. Revise5. Export to RefWorks
  • Databases of interest • Medline (OVID) • CINAHL • EMBASE • PsycInfo • Scopus and the list goes on…
  • Practice time!
  • Group Code - RWToronto
  • Practice time!
  • Systematic reviews• Synthesis of all high quality research on a topic, carried out using very rigorous and repeatable methods• Cochrane Library is most well known source• PubMed Systematic Reviews Search – Access via Gerstein• See examples of methods sections in the Cochrane Library
  • Practice time!
  • Your questions? Patricia Ayalaanap.ayala@utoronto.ca 416.978.6778