Our library of evidence-based nursing resources features links to a range of resources that can help student nurses get to grips with various aspects of evidence-based practice. This page is continually updated, so do let us know if you know of resources that are missing.
If you’d like to blog for Students 4 Best Evidence, but are feeling unsure where to start, have a look at this list of suggested blog topics.
Here are 34 key concepts that are crucial to understand to be able to critically appraise the claims that people make about treatments. And here are lots of resources that explain each key concept. Students, we need your help reviewing them!
Our library features links to a range of resources that can help you get to grips with various aspects of evidence-based healthcare. From statistics tutorials to guidance on how to critically appraise a paper. This page is continually updated, so do let us know if you know of resources that are missing.
Keep up to date with the latest Cochrane evidence by following our sister blog, Evidently Cochrane. Evidently Cochrane posts weekly blogs, which usually feature new or updated Cochrane reviews on a health topic. It is for everyone interested in finding and using the best quality evidence to inform decisions about health.
This blog discusses the issue of statistical significance (whether a difference, such as an improvement in symptoms, is unlikely to have occurred by chance) vs. clinical significance (whether a difference, such as an improvement in symptoms, is meaningful and patient to patients).
This blog is a Portuguese translation of the blog ‘Meta-analysis: what, why and how’. Thanks to Cochrane Brazil for the translation.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomized controlled trial investigated investigated whether strengthening the hip and core muscles vs. strengthening knee muscles is more effective for the treatment of patellofemoral (knee) pain.
Georgia Richards spent 4 weeks at Cochrane UK learning more about evidence-based healthcare and the work of Cochrane. Here’s what she made of her time there…
This blog is an informal review of the following resource: Informed Health Choices Podcast: ‘Benefits and harms’.
This blog is a Portuguese translation of the blog ‘Defining Bias’ written by Dabean Faraj. Thanks to Cochrane Brazil for the translation.
This blog explores the difficulties that mental healthcare professionals may experience when responding to patients who are victims of human trafficking.
This blog takes a critical look at the use of functional electronic stimulation for children with cerebral palsy.
This is a critical analysis of a preliminary randomized control trial to determine if using the Nintendo Wii FitTM would be beneficial as part of the rehabilitation of strength, movement and function following a total knee replacement.
This blog takes a critical look at a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of an exercise program for improving functioning & pain in pregnant women suffering from low back pain and pelvic pain (LBPP)
This blog takes a critical look at whether including adding task-related exercises to standard rehabilation after a stroke can improve patients’ functioning and mobility.
This blog uses 3 examples to demonstrate that, even though there may be an association between two events or variables, this does not mean that one has caused the other.