Table 2

Modified and Original Fresno Tests: Percentage and point allocation to EBP steps 1-4

EBP Step

Original Fresno Test

14-item Modified Fresno Test

13-item Modified Fresno Test*


Step 1: Ask

11% (24)

10% (24)

11% (24)


Step 2: Acquire

23% (48 )

21% (48)

21% (48)


Step 3: Appraise

(Qualitative questions)

49% (104 )

45% (104)

46% (104)


Step 3: Appraise

(Quantitative questions)

17% (36 )

14% (32)

14% (32)


Step 4: Apply

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10% (24 )

7% (16 )


Total Points

212

232

224


Reported as percentage of total score (point value)

* Recommended version for physical therapists. Item 9 removed from the "Step 4: Apply" category secondary to unacceptable psychometric properties.

EBP: Evidence Based Practice

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