USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library

Evidence Based Practice

Finding the Evidence

Formulate a question that clearly states your information needs.

Turn your search terms into a search strategy.

Select studies that meet your search criteria. 

Evaluate the evidence to assess the following:

  1. Does the study/evidence address my question?
  2. Is the source reliable?
  3. Is the methodology sound?
  4. Are the results valid?
  5. Does the evidence apply to my patient or population?

Critical Appraisal Worksheets

From the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

Integrate the evidence found with your own clinical expertise AND with your patient's preferences.

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