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Health Evidence: Facilitating use of research evidence in decisions in public health

  1. 1. Health Evidence: Facilitating Use of Research Evidence in Decisions in Public Health FUSE Knowledge Exchange in Public Health Durham University, UK April 12, 2011 Maureen Dobbins PhD Lori Greco MHSc Kara DeCorby MSc
  2. 2. <ul><li>Maureen Dobbins </li></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul>The Health Evidence Team Paula Robeson Knowledge Broker Heather Husson Project Manager Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20462 E-mail: [email_address] Kara DeCorby, Project Coordinator Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20461 E-mail: [email_address] Lori Greco Knowledge Broker Daiva Tirilis Research Assistant Lyndsey McRae Research Assistant Robyn Traynor Research Assistant / Coordinator
  3. 3. Funders (past and present)
  4. 4. Health Evidence <ul><li>How we support evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) in public health: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registry of systematic reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools for EIDM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge brokering… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Guidance and Mentoring: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational assessments for EIDM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing a good question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching for research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance and quality assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicability and Transferability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic plans </li></ul></ul>Knowledge Brokering
  6. 6. <ul><li>Online registry: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews of effectiveness of interventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public health-relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality assessed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily searched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparent process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Contains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2300 reviews of effectiveness of interventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 public health topic areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary statements – evidence and implications for practice </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Topic Areas Addiction / substance use Adolescent health Adult health Child health Chronic diseases Communicable disease/ infection Dental health Environmental health Food safety & inspection Healthy communities Infant health Injury prevention/ safety Mental health Nutrition Parenting Physical activity Reproductive health Senior health Sexual health Sexually transmitted infections Social determinants of health
  9. 9. Search
  10. 10. Search features February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat Access your saved searches Filter results sets Submit free-text searches
  11. 11. Search Features February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat
  12. 12. AND, OR, NOT Search Options February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat Modify keyword search strategy by changing Boolean operators
  13. 13. Results Display February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat Print results Sort results by column headings Identify reviews with summary statements
  14. 14. Linking to Full Text Articles February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat <ul><li>Full text links available for: </li></ul><ul><li>607 free access </li></ul><ul><li>journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>335 Cochrane articles </li></ul><ul><li>Info on organizational subscriptions are available via PubMed LinkOut links for all reviews published in peer-reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><li>See ‘Related Links’ section in article display </li></ul>
  15. 15. Summaries – Evidence and Implications Page one: context
  16. 16. February 11, 2010 Fireside Chat Page two: results and what they mean
  17. 17. Additional Tools for EIDM <ul><li>Relevance Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>EIDM Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a Search Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>✓ Levels and Sources of Public Health Evidence </li></ul>
  18. 18. Tools Con’t <ul><li>✓ Resources to Guide and Track Your Search </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Track of Search Results: A Flowchart </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing Note </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Future Decisions: Optimizing Lessons Learned </li></ul>
  19. 19. Questions? ….Thank you! <ul><li>Health Evidence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maureen Dobbins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lori Greco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Broker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kara DeCorby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>