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Physician Assistant Guide
Steps for acquiring evidence
- Identify a clinical problem
- Create a well-defined research question [using PICO]
- Translate PICO into a search strategy
- Brainstorm and gather synonyms
- Construct the search strategy
- Select most likely resources (databases)
- Tailor search strategy to database(s)
- Save search & export results to reference manager
Subjects: Allied Health
, Citation Management
, Clinical Care/Decision
, Evidence Based Practice
, Library Resources
, Occupational Therapy
, Physical Therapy
, Research & Support
, Respiratory Care
What is a literature search?
A systematic and thorough search of published literature in order to collect information about a particular topic.
Why do we do literature searches?
- Create research proposals
- Collect evidence on effectiveness of clinical treatments
- To make a clinical decision
- Gather information for presentations
AMA citation style
AMA Manual of Style by
The AMA Manual of Style is a must-have resource for anyone involved in medical, health, and scientific publishing. Written by an expert committee of JAMA Network editors, this latest edition addresses issues that face authors, editors, and publishers in the digital age. Extensive updates areincluded in the References chapter, with examples of how to cite digital publications, preprints, databases, data repositories, podcasts, apps and interactive games, and social media. Full-color examples grace the chapter on data display, with newer types of graphic presentations and updatedguidance on formatting tables and figures. The manual thoroughly covers ethical and legal issues such as authorship, conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, intellectual property, open access and public access, and corrections. The Usage chapter has been revised to bring the manual up-to-dateon word choice, especially in writing about individuals with diseases or conditions and from various socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and sexual orientation populations.Specific nomenclature entries in many disciplines are presented to guide users in issues of diction, formatting, and preferred terminology. Guidance on numbers, SI units, and math has been updated, and the section on statistics and study design has undergone a major expansion. In sum, the answer tonearly any issue facing a writer or editor in medicine, health care, and related disciplines can be found in the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style.
Publication Date: 2020-03-02