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PT 7125 Clinical Decision Making I: Evidence-Based Practice Resources
This course guide was created for PT 7125 Clinical Decision Making I taught by Drs. Bezner and Stickley.
APTA secures licenses for member use of tests and measures in clinical practice.
How to find tests and measures:
Enter the name of a test/measure, a body part or a condition/symptom in the search box. Search results can be limited by using the drop down list, Filter By - Symptoms and Conditions.
Phrase searching can be used to retrieve more relevant results. For instance, search "berg balance scale" or "parkinson disease".
The Boolean operator, AND, can be used. For instance, entering shoulder AND arthritis in the search box retrieves relevant results. Alternately, entering the term, shoulder, and selecting arthritis from the Filter By - Symptoms and Conditions drop down list will also retrieve relevant results.
Biomedicine, Behavioral Sciences, Bioengineering, Pre-clinical Science, Health Policy Development and Life Sciences. With approximately 5,400 current medical journals from around the world, this is the largest companion to the MEDLINE index. Full text is available for approximately one half of the journals.
1865 to present
Contains millions of journal articles, including randomized control trials and systematic reviews, in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine; uses MeSH (medical subject headings) to index records; included in PubMed
Enter search terms (keywords or subject headings) in search boxes
Use MeSH 2021 to browse search terms or to build a search strategy with subject headings
PubMed provides all MEDLINE citations plus out-of-scope citations (e.g., articles on plate tectonics or astrophysics) from certain general science and chemistry journals in MEDLINE; citations that precede MEDLINE indexing; additional life science journals that submit full text to PubMed Central and receive a qualitative review by the National Library of Medicine.
Access through the library's databases (will have Check for full text @ TX State option for articles)
Access the public version after graduation
Provides MeSH database to find medical subject headings
Provides Clinical Queries tool to search specific clinical research areas; results are displayed for clinical study categories, systematic reviews and medical genetics.
Enter search terms (keywords and subject headings)
PubMed will “and” terms automatically
Truncation and phrase searching disable automatic mapping to MeSH terms; use with caution
Clinical Queries tool
Enter search terms in search box
Filter results for Clinical Study Categories by selecting a Category (Etiology, Diagnosis, Therapy, etc.) and selecting the Scope (Broad or Narrow)
In a record:
Use Cite, format AMA style from drop down and copy citation to paste in Word document
Use Cite to download ,nbib to import directly into EndNote (desktop)
Use Send To and select Citation Manager to create a file to import directly into EndNote (desktop)
View/download PDF by accessing full text article when available
On a results page:
Select records and use Send To and select Citation Manager to create a file to import directly into EndNote (desktop)
A free database that indexes primary studies of diagnostic test accuracy and systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies related to physiotherapy practice. Designed to enable clinicians, researchers and patients to easily access information on the accuracy of diagnostic tests used by physiotherapists. Provides citation details, abstracts and links to full-text for each indexed study or review. Produced by the PEDro Partnership (Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, School of Public Health at The University of Sydney) and hosted by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). 1969 to present.
Free database accessible after graduation.
Search one or two fields to begin
Try starting with Body Part drop down and Index Test Name or select a type of Index Test from the drop down
Add another term if too many results
Make a search broader by removing terms if too few results are found
Select relevant results then click Display Selected Records at the top of the webpage
Save Results to import directly into EndNote (desktop)