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Welcome to Fireside ChatsHealth Evidence: A Canadian resource for facilitating evidence-informed public health decision ma...
HousekeepingTelephone:                If your line is ‘bad’ – hang up and call back in                Do not put us on h...
Advisors on Tap•   Maureen Dobbins RN, PhD    Associate Professor, McMaster University School of Nursing    Career scienti...
Today’s chat..In collaboration with Health-Evidence.ca ....• Real practice-based issues to illustrate how health-evidence ...
Health EvidenceA Canadian resource for facilitating       evidence-informed  public health decision making      Maureen Do...
Our FundersFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
Why health-evidence.ca?  • Saves time  • Filtered, quality-rated, searchable  • Summarizes key findings and draws    pract...
Search Strategy  • Electronic search of 7 online databases:    MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO,    Sociological Abstract...
Transparent Process         Relevance tool         Keywording tool         Quality assessment tool & dictionary         Su...
We do the quality assessmentfor you…                                  Help links to quality                               ...
Succinct, practical summaries                                  Page one: contextFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
Page two: results and what they meanFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
Searching health-evidence.caFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
Features available Access your saved searches      Submit free-text      searches         Filter         results setsFebru...
Features availableSubmit keywordsearches byselecting•Focus of Review•Review Type•PopulationCharacteristics•Intervention Lo...
AND, OR, NOT Search Options    Modify keyword    search strategy    by changing    Boolean    operatorsFebruary 11, 2010 F...
Enhanced Free Text Searching  Expand  searches by  including related  termsFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
What your results will look like       Print results Sort results by column headings         Identify reviews         with...
Saving Searches  • Save up to 50 searches to a user accountFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
Linking to Full Text Articles Full text links available for: • 607 free access         journal articles • 335 Cochrane art...
Additional Resources  • Tools to support EIDM         – Practical tools to help you use research evidence in           dec...
Searching on health-evidence.caExample 1  • I am interested in program planning    around infant feeding – where do I go  ...
Searching on health-evidence.ca  STEP 1: Develop a clear question  • Population  • Intervention  • Comparison/Control  • O...
Searching on health-evidence.ca  For example:  •    Population: Infants  •    Intervention: Infant feeding methods  •    C...
Searching on health-evidence.ca  STEP 2: Search using the keyword tree:  • Focus of Review         – Nutrition         – P...
Searching on health-evidence.ca  STEP 3: Filter results set         – Limit to ‘strong’ results (41 results)         – Lim...
Finding a Summary Statement                                  You can limit your                                  search fo...
Searching on health-evidence.caExample 2  • How do I find review literature on mould    in schools?                       ...
Searching on health-evidence.ca STEP 1: Develop a clear question       • Population: school-aged children & school staff  ...
Searching on health-evidence.ca  STEP 2: Search using the keyword tree  • Focus of Review         – Environmental Health  ...
Searching on health-evidence.caSTEP 3: Refine search strategy Broaden search. Remove parameter ‘intervention location = sc...
Searching on health-evidence.ca  STEP 3: Refine search strategy (continued)  • Expand search to include single studies    ...
Other Health Evidence Services   Facilitated Evidence Review   Literature Searching & Instruction   Mentoring & Brokeri...
The Health Evidence Team        Maureen Dobbins, Director        •    Tel: 905 525-9140 ext 22481        •    E-mail: dobb...
Questions?
Thanks for joining in!For more information about CHNET-Works!        and future Fireside Chats      www.chnet-works.ca    ...
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Health Evidence: A Canadian resource for facilitating evidence-informed public health decision making

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Health Evidence: A Canadian resource for facilitating evidence-informed public health decision making

  1. 1. Welcome to Fireside ChatsHealth Evidence: A Canadian resource for facilitating evidence-informed public health decision making Thursday, 11February 2010, 01:00 PM — 02:30 PM (Eastern Time) Advisors on Tap: Maureen Dobbins RN, PhD Associate Professor, McMaster University School of Nursing Paula Robeson, RN MScN CHNET-Works! Hosts weekly Fireside Chats Population Health Improvement Research Network, University of Ottawa www.chnet-works.ca
  2. 2. HousekeepingTelephone:  If your line is ‘bad’ – hang up and call back in  Do not put us on hold  Participant lines muted during presentations and open lines for questions/discussions  *6 to mute/unmute  Help eliminate background noise (please do not breathe into phone during open lines)  Recording noticeVisual Presentation: from our computer to yours.....  Via Bridgit software (see Fireside Chat Instructions)  There may be a few seconds delay in transmission  If difficulties/disconnection (firewalls):  use the back up PowerPoint Presentation posted on www.chnet-works.ca  (see access instruction email)Posting questions/comments: • Bridgit – text chat feature on the tool bar (far right icon: person with a blue shirt) • or email: animateur@chnet-works.ca
  3. 3. Advisors on Tap• Maureen Dobbins RN, PhD Associate Professor, McMaster University School of Nursing Career scientist of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.• Her research is focused on understanding knowledge translation and exchange among public health decision makers in Canada. – identification of barriers and facilitators to research utilization; – understanding the information needs of public health decision makers at the local, provincial and federal level; evaluating the use of systematic reviews in provincial policies; – exploring where research evidence fits into the decision-making process; evaluating the impact of knowledge transfer strategies, – exploring knowledge brokering in public health units in Ontario.• Paula Robeson, RN MScN Knowledge Broker with Health Evidence,• Paula’s role involves tailored approaches to individual and organizational capacity development for evidence-informed public health decision making.• Health Evidence: offers a suite of resources and services to Canadian public health decision makers.
  4. 4. Today’s chat..In collaboration with Health-Evidence.ca ....• Real practice-based issues to illustrate how health-evidence promotes quick and easy access to public health effectiveness evidence• A demonstration of how to navigate the site and content• How health-evidence.ca has helped local public health units with their decision making in practical ways• Answer questions about how to use review evidence in decision making, from searching to interpretation
  5. 5. Health EvidenceA Canadian resource for facilitating evidence-informed public health decision making Maureen Dobbins RN, PhD & the Health Evidence team
  6. 6. Our FundersFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  7. 7. Why health-evidence.ca? • Saves time • Filtered, quality-rated, searchable • Summarizes key findings and draws practical implicationsFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  8. 8. Search Strategy • Electronic search of 7 online databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, SPORTDiscus and BIOSIS • Handsearching of >20 main journals • Reference listsFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  9. 9. Transparent Process Relevance tool Keywording tool Quality assessment tool & dictionary Summary statement templateFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  10. 10. We do the quality assessmentfor you… Help links to quality assessment dictionaryFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  11. 11. Succinct, practical summaries Page one: contextFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  12. 12. Page two: results and what they meanFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  13. 13. Searching health-evidence.caFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  14. 14. Features available Access your saved searches Submit free-text searches Filter results setsFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  15. 15. Features availableSubmit keywordsearches byselecting•Focus of Review•Review Type•PopulationCharacteristics•Intervention Location•Intervention StrategiesFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  16. 16. AND, OR, NOT Search Options Modify keyword search strategy by changing Boolean operatorsFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  17. 17. Enhanced Free Text Searching Expand searches by including related termsFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  18. 18. What your results will look like Print results Sort results by column headings Identify reviews with summary statementsFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  19. 19. Saving Searches • Save up to 50 searches to a user accountFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  20. 20. Linking to Full Text Articles Full text links available for: • 607 free access journal articles • 335 Cochrane articles Info on organizational subscriptions are available via PubMed LinkOut links for all reviews published in peer-reviewed journals See ‘Related Links’ section in article displayFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  21. 21. Additional Resources • Tools to support EIDM – Practical tools to help you use research evidence in decision making • Workshops & Educational Opportunities • Evidence Related to CD Prevention • Links to resources to support EIDMFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  22. 22. Searching on health-evidence.caExample 1 • I am interested in program planning around infant feeding – where do I go from here? sample health-evidence.ca user inquiryFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  23. 23. Searching on health-evidence.ca STEP 1: Develop a clear question • Population • Intervention • Comparison/Control • Outcomes (PICO)February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  24. 24. Searching on health-evidence.ca For example: • Population: Infants • Intervention: Infant feeding methods • Comparison/Control: Not applicable in this case • Outcomes: Growth & development Question: What is the effectiveness of different infant feeding programs on infant growth and development?February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  25. 25. Searching on health-evidence.ca STEP 2: Search using the keyword tree: • Focus of Review – Nutrition – Parenting, Infants and Children 65 results • Population Characteristics – Age Groups • Infants (0-1)February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  26. 26. Searching on health-evidence.ca STEP 3: Filter results set – Limit to ‘strong’ results (41 results) – Limit to specific publication dates – Further narrow search strategyFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  27. 27. Finding a Summary Statement You can limit your search for results with summary statements Link to English & French summaries in ‘Summary Statements’ section of article displayFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  28. 28. Searching on health-evidence.caExample 2 • How do I find review literature on mould in schools? sample health-evidence.ca user requestFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  29. 29. Searching on health-evidence.ca STEP 1: Develop a clear question • Population: school-aged children & school staff • Intervention: this is what we are seeking • Comparison/Control group: usual practice • Outcomes: mould reduction Question: What interventions are effective in reducing mould in schools?February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  30. 30. Searching on health-evidence.ca STEP 2: Search using the keyword tree • Focus of Review – Environmental Health • Mould Search returned 0 results – Intervention Location • SchoolFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  31. 31. Searching on health-evidence.caSTEP 3: Refine search strategy Broaden search. Remove parameter ‘intervention location = school’ to retrieve all possible reviews pertaining to mould Search returned 1 resultFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  32. 32. Searching on health-evidence.ca STEP 3: Refine search strategy (continued) • Expand search to include single studies – Search health databases, – Use other available evidence databases / search engines: • NurseONE www.nurseone-inf-fusion.ca • PEN – Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition www.dieteticsatwork.com/pen • Cochrane Library www.thecochranelibrary.com/ • PubMed www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Information on provincial initiatives available from health- evidence.caFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  33. 33. Other Health Evidence Services  Facilitated Evidence Review  Literature Searching & Instruction  Mentoring & Brokering SupportFebruary 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  34. 34. The Health Evidence Team Maureen Dobbins, Director • Tel: 905 525-9140 ext 22481 • E-mail: dobbinsm@mcmaster.ca Kara DeCorby, Project Coordinator • Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20461 Paula Robeson Lori Greco • E-mail: kdecorby@health-evidence.ca Knowledge Broker Knowledge Broker Daiva Tirilis Lyndsey McRae Kathryn SpoelstraHeather Husson Project Manager Research Assistant Research Assistant Research Assistant• Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20462• E-mail: hhusson@health-evidence.ca
  35. 35. Questions?
  36. 36. Thanks for joining in!For more information about CHNET-Works! and future Fireside Chats www.chnet-works.ca • animateur@chnet-works.ca

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