Peter M Bradley

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BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that Norwegian public health physicians do not systematically and explicitly use scientific evidence in their practice. They work in an environment that does not encourage the integration of this information in decision-making. In this study we investigate whether a theoretically grounded tailored intervention to(More)
BACKGROUND Researchers have criticised epilepsy care for adults for its lack of impact, stimulating the development of various service models and strategies to respond to perceived inadequacies. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of any specialised or dedicated intervention beyond that of usual care in adults with epilepsy. SEARCH METHODS For the latest(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare 2 educational programmes for teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM). DESIGN Prospective randomised controlled trial accompanied by a qualitative evaluation. SETTING University of Oslo, Norway, 2002-03. PARTICIPANTS A total of 175 students entered the study. All tenth semester medical students from 3 semesters were eligible for(More)
The main aims of this study are to document whether an intervention for promoting evidence-based public health practice had been delivered as intended and to explore the reasons for its lack of impact. Process data from the implementation of the program and data from interviews with 40 public health physicians are analyzed. Although they expressed(More)
This qualitative study aims to interpret the results of a randomized controlled trial comparing two educational programs (directed learning and self-directed learning) in evidence-based medicine (EBM) for medical students at the University of Oslo from 2002 to 2003. There is currently very little comparative educational research in this field. In the trial,(More)
The aim of this study was to develop and validate three instruments which measure knowledge about searching for and critically appraising scientific articles (evidence-based practice-EBP). Twentythree questions were collected from previous studies and modified by an expert panel. These questions were then administered to 55 delegates before and after two(More)
BACKGROUND Epilepsy care for children has been criticised for its lack of impact. Various service models and strategies have been developed in response to perceived inadequacies in care provision for children and their families. OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness of any specialised or dedicated intervention for the care of children with epilepsy and(More)
BACKGROUND Health care undergraduate students are expected to practice evidence-based after they graduate. Previous research indicates that students face several problems with transferring evidence-based practice to real patient situations. Few studies have explored reasons for this. The aim of this study was to explore beliefs, experiences and attitudes(More)