The following list of sites contains useful information on EBP and resources relevant to speech pathology and healthcare.
EBP relevant to speech pathology
ASHA EBP technical report
ASHA’s guidelines for EBP in speech-language pathology and audiology.
Evidence-Based Practice Briefs
A publication that uses EBP principles to address specific clinical questions related to speech pathology practice.
ALTC report: Facilitating the Integration of Evidence Based Practice into Speech Pathology Curricula
Pages 75-84 of this report contain an extensive list of EBP resources relevant to speech pathology.
Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention
An international journal that provides appraisal of communication assessment and intervention studies, including expert commentary about the quality of the evidence as well as its practical implications.
EBP in healthcare
A website containing evidence-based information on the topic of stroke rehabilitation for health professionals, for people who have experienced a stroke and their families/friends.
The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)
An international research and development organisation focused on facilitating the implementation of EBP in healthcare.
Evidence-Based Medicine Online – BMJ
Surveys a wide range of international medical journals applying strict criteria for the quality and validity of research. Practicing clinicians assess the clinical relevance of the best studies.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM)
Provides valuable tools and downloads for EBP in health care.
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
CRD undertakes reviews of research about the effects of interventions used in health and social care. The centre maintains various databases, provides an enquiry service and disseminates results of research to NHS decision makers.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ sponsors and conducts research that provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes, quality, cost, use and access.
The Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Collaboration provides up to date information and systematic reviews on the effects of interventions across the healthcare field.
International Guideline Library at the Guidelines International Network
Search for guidelines in healthcare from all over the world.
Other searchable EBP databases
This database holds a large catalogue of studies on cognitive, behavioural and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment (ABI). NeuroBITE also provides methodological ratings for study types such as randomised controlled trials, non-randomised controlled trials and single case experimental studies.
This database provides rapid access to the bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Trials on this database have been also been rated for methodological quality to help clinicians quickly discriminate between trials which are likely to be valid and interpretable and those which are not.
This database contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. Trials have also been critically appraised and rated to assist clinicians in evaluating their validity and interpretability.
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their health practice and/or care. As well as research evidence, Trip allows clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information
leaflets, educational courses and news.