Table 1

Categories of EBP Learner Educational Assessments

Assessment Category

Example of what is assessed


1

Reaction to the EBP educational experience

Did the learners feel that the EBP educational experience provided benefit?


2

Attitudes about EBP

Do the learners value EBP as an important part of their role in healthcare?


3

Self-efficacy for conducting EBP

Do the learners have confidence in their ability to carry out the 5-step EBP process?


4

Knowledge about EBP principles

Do the learners know which study design is most appropriate for a prognostic study of a common condition?


5

Skills for performing EBP

Are the learners effective at conducting a PubMed search for systematic reviews?


6

Behaviour congruent with EBP as part of patient care

Do the learners identify knowledge gaps and pursue best available evidence to address them?


7

Benefit to Patients associated with EBP

Do the learners' EBP actions result in improved patient outcomes?


Modified from Freeth et al.'s Model of Outcomes of Interprofessional Education[7]

Tilson et al. BMC Medical Education 2011 11:78   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-78

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