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Information seeking for making evidence-informed decisions: a social network analysis on the staff of a public health department in Canada
The methods of social network analysis were useful in providing a systems approach to understand how knowledge might flow in an organization and can be used to identify early adopters of knowledge translation interventions, forming Communities of Practice, and potential internal knowledge brokers. Expand
The effectiveness of regionalization of perinatal care services--a systematic review.
Implementing perinatal regionalization programs is correlated with improvements inPerinatal outcomes, but it is not possible to establish a causal link. Expand
Social and organizational factors affecting implementation of evidence-informed practice in a public health department in Ontario: a network modelling approach
Self-perceived implementation of EBP in practice was a significant predictor of being an information source or an expert, implying a positive atmosphere towards implementation of evidence-informed decision making in this public health organization. Expand
Low level laser therapy for nonspecific low-back pain.
It is concluded that there is insufficient data to draw firm conclusions on the clinical effect of LLLT for low-back pain and there is a need for further methodologically rigorous RCTs to evaluate the effects of L LLT compared to other treatments, different lengths of treatment, wavelengths and dosages. Expand
Antibiotics for treating human brucellosis.
The pooled analysis did not demonstrate any significant difference between two regimens in terms of relapse and symptom persistence, but showed a non-significant higher risk of minor adverse reactions in doxycycline plus rifampicin (RR 1.80, 95% CI 0.99 to 1.92). Expand
Teaching evidence-based practice: the teachers consider the content.
Experts concur that introductory EBP courses should be simple and certain topics should be avoided, specifically, critical appraisal and statistical methods should be left to advanced courses. Expand
Longitudinal changes in mobility following single-event multilevel surgery in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy.
OBJECTIVE To examine changes in mobility longitudinally following single-event multilevel surgery in ambulant children with cerebral palsy, focusing on those using assistive devices for functionalExpand
Comparison of different diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes mellitus based on the 75-g oral glucose tolerance test: a cohort study.
The frequency of occurrence of GDM was 6.1% in a 75-g OGTT based on ADA criteria, and there was fair agreement between ADA and WHO criteria, moderate agreement betweenADA and ADIPS criterion, and strong agreement between WHO and AD IPS criteria. Expand
Impact of an organization-wide knowledge translation strategy to support evidence-informed public health decision making
Knowledge brokering is a promising organizational knowledge translation intervention to support evidence-informed decision making and appeared to have the greatest impact on those who became actively engaged with the knowledge broker in the intervention. Expand
Quality-of-life after brain injury in childhood: Time, not severity, is the significant factor
QoL is impacted by ABI regardless of severity and is further affected by time post-injury, which significantly predicted the CHQ PSSS. Expand