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Effectiveness of training in evidence-based medicine skills for healthcare professionals: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, April 2016
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Title
Effectiveness of training in evidence-based medicine skills for healthcare professionals: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Medical Education, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12909-016-0616-2
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Authors

Lars Hecht, Susanne Buhse, Gabriele Meyer

Abstract

Basic skills in evidence-based medicine (EbM) are indispensable for healthcare professionals to promote consumer-centred, evidence-based treatment. EbM training courses are complex interventions - a fact that has not been methodologically reflected by previous systematic reviews. This review evaluates the effects of EbM training for healthcare professionals as well as the quality of reporting of such training interventions. We searched PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, ERIC, Campbell Library and PsycINFO up to 9/2014. Randomised controlled trials, controlled clinical trials as well as before-after trials were included. Authors were contacted in order to obtain missing data. Two independent reviewers extracted data and assessed risk of bias. We reviewed 14.507 articles; n = 61 appeared potentially eligible; n = 13 involving 1,120 participants were included. EbM training shows some impact on knowledge and skills, whereas the impact on practical EbM application remains unclear. Risk of bias of included trials raises uncertainty about the effects. Description of complex interventions was poor. EbM training has some positive effects on knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals. Appropriate methods for development, piloting, evaluation, reporting and implementation of the training should be applied.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Peru 1 1%
Unknown 84 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 14%
Student > Postgraduate 9 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Researcher 7 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 8%
Other 28 33%
Unknown 14 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 15%
Psychology 5 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 2%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 14 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 April 2020.
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#1,400,023
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