Table 3

Characteristics of 3 groups of test takers with known levels of EBP training

Group

n

Amount, topic, and timing of EBP training prior to testing


EBP-novice

PT students

31

4 months prior:

▪ Introduction to EBP (2 hours)

▪ Introduction to searching (2 hours) (PubMed)

▪ Introduction to appraisal (2 hours)

1 week prior:

▪ How to write a searchable clinical question (1 hour)


EBP-trained

PT students

50

3 years prior:

▪ Introduction to EBP (6 hours per above)

▪ EBP course 1 (question development, searching, appraisal, application to practice; 32 hours)

2 years prior:

▪ EBP course 2 (introduction to statistics; 32 hours)

Previous year:

▪ Integration of EBP into advanced and clinical course work (time varied)


EBP-expert

PT faculty

27

Years teaching EBP: Percentage of faculty participants

▪ 1-2 years: 7%

▪ 3-5 years: 41%

▪ 6-10 years: 31%

▪ > 10 years: 21%


PT = physical therapist, EBP = evidence based practice

Tilson BMC Medical Education 2010 10:38   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-10-38

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