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Health Evidence: Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention in Canada

  1. 1. Health Evidence Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada Maureen Dobbins, RN, PhD Scientific Director, Health Evidence
  2. 2. The Health Evidence Team Maureen Dobbins Kara DeCorby Heather Husson Scientific Director Administrative Director Project Manager Tel: 905 525-9140 ext 22481 Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20461 Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20462 E-mail: dobbinsm@mcmaster.ca E-mail: kdecorby@health-evidence.ca E-mail: hhusson@health-evidence. Lori Greco Daiva Tirilis Robyn Traynor Lyndsey McRae Knowledge 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.ca Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU 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.ca Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU 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 use Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  6. 6. Public Health Only Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  7. 7. About Quality Help links to quality assessment dictionary Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU 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 communities Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  9. 9. Searching… Remember Population Intervention Comparison/ Control Outcomes Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU 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 Canada BCIRPU 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 reviews Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU 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 reviews Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  13. 13. To find reviews on falls 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 Characteristics Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  14. 14. Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  15. 15. Article Page & Features Review Quality – view the Quality Assessment form supporting the review quality rating Related Links – open-access full-text links available for: • 733 free access journal articles • 396 Cochrane articles Sister Publications – link to alternate publications of the same review Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  16. 16. To find reviews on falls in older adults (65+): • Keyword search Injury Prevention / Safety > falls in Focus of Review AND Seniors (65+) in Population Characteristics Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  17. 17. Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU 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 rating Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU 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 Statements To find reviews with review summaries: • Tick the box for Only articles with summary statements AND • Keyword search Injury Prevention / Safety in Focus of Review Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  22. 22. Questions? www.health-evidence.ca/account/contactus Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012
  23. 23. Acknowledging Funders Facilitating Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention Strategies in Canada BCIRPU Web Conference Series, January19, 2012

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