I am so pleased to be able to welcome our new co-blogger, Anne Taylor-Vaisey, MLS.
Anne, a Canadian librarian with years of experience in continuing health education and librarianship, and in Internet training at all levels, is with the CMCC Health Sciences Library, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in Toronto, Ontario. She also is a tireless seeker of the latest CME-related academic research and reporting, which she is willing to share with us here on Capsules.
Here's the first of what I hope will be many of her contributions to Capsules:
From Medical Education Online:
Bradley P, Herrin J. Development and validation of an instrument to measure knowledge of evidence based practice and searching skills. Med Educ Online [serial online] 2004;9:15.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop and validate three instruments which measure knowledge about searching for and critically appraising scientific articles (evidence-based practice-EBP). Twenty-three questions were collected from previous studies and modified by an expert panel. These questions were then administered to 55 delegates before and after two international conferences in EBP; the responses were assessed for discriminative ability and internal consistency. Five questions were discarded and three instruments of six questions each were developed. Finally, the instruments were re-validated in a randomized controlled trial comparing two educational interventions at the University of Oslo, Norway by 166 of 175 eligible medical students. In the re-validation, the instruments showed satisfactory level of discriminate validity (p Free full text