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Unformatted text preview: 2006 Literature searching A literature search identifies relevant information sources that are used to answer clinical questions 2006 Evidence-based Chiropractic The objective of literature searches Primarily to find journal articles Other useful sources: Books, conference proceedings, book chapters, theses, government documents, and websites 2006 Evidence-based Chiropractic Defined searches are a must Because of the vastness of some databases, searching can be a daunting task e.g., PubMed lists 5,000+ biomedical journals More than 18 million citations Vague searches may produce an unmanageable number of articles Searching PubMed for headache 37,147 2006 Evidence-based Chiropractic Search and retrieval systems Databases can be searched quickly and easily when focused search strategies are utilized The best results occur when the search is carefully planned in advance Less likely to miss important articles A great deal of time can be saved 2006 Evidence-based Chiropractic Databases A database is a collection of data that is organized in such a way that it is quick and easy to search for and retrieve specific information using a computer Databases used in EBP contain bibliographic data from journal articles, books, reviews, etc. Can be accessed from a remote source using an Internet connection 2006 Evidence-based Chiropractic Databases are organized Fields Single bits of information e.g., title, author, journal name etc. Records Collections of fields e.g., the complete citation Files Groups of records 2006 Evidence-based Chiropractic Example PubMed record Lisi AJ, Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. An exploratory study of provocation testing with padded wedges: can prone blocking demonstrate a directional preference? J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Feb;27(2):103-8. PMID: 14970811 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Authors Title of article Name of journal Year & month Volume Issue Pages Lisi AJ, Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. An exploratory study of provocation testing with padded wedges: can prone blocking demonstrate a directional preference? J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Feb 27 (2) 103-8 2006 Evidence-based Chiropractic To search a database Enter specific terms that correspond to any of the fields in a record Author names Words found in the title The journals volume and issue numbers Most databases also permit text word searches that look for terms used in the abstract or list of key words 2006 Evidence-based Chiropractic Narrow down the search Enter combinations field items For instance A PubMed search using the term low-back produces more than 12,500 citations When low-back is combined with treatment, 7,869 citations result When both terms are combined with manipulation, the search results are narrowed down to 508 citations 2006 Evidence-based Chiropractic...
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course RSCH 841 taught by Professor Lawrence during the Fall '11 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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EBC_PP_Chap3R - 2006 Literature searching A literature...

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