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Deaf Education and Hearing Sciences Resource Guide: Evidence Based Practice

What is EBP?

Evidenced-based practice (EBP) is applying or translating research findings in our daily patient care practices and clinical decision-making.

It is the framework for your clinical decision-making process.

It is the integration of:

  • your knowledge, skills, and past experience (Clinical Expertise);
  • the unique preferences, concerns and expectations of your patient (Patient Characteristics); and
  • valid and clinically relevant research (Best Evidence).

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Levels of Evidence

EVIDENCE BASED PYRAMID - HIERARCHY OF EVIDENCE

As you move up the pyramid, the study designs are more rigorous and are less biased.

Oxford CEBM - Levels of Evidence

The level of evidence can be defined by the type of question. Levels of evidence for a "Therapy" question are different from the levels of evidence for an "Etiology" question. Please review the following from The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford:

ASHA EBP Resources

Evidence Based Practice resources from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association