Evidence Searching for Evidence-Based Psychology Practice

Falzon, Louise; Bruns, Daniel; Davidson, Karina W.

There is an increased awareness of evidence-based methodology among psychologists, but little exists in the literature about how to access the research. Moreover, the prohibitive cost of this information and limited time are barriers to the identification of evidence to answer clinical questions. This article presents an example of a question worked though in an evidence-based way. Methods are highlighted, including distinguishing background and foreground questions, breaking down questions into searchable statements, and adapting statements to suit both the question being asked and the resource being searched. A number of free, evidence-based resources are listed. Knowing how and where to access this information will enable practitioners to more easily use an evidence-based approach to their practice.


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Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

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Academic Units
Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
American Psychological Association
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March 9, 2016