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HSS 534


Welcome to the University of Dayton Libraries' guide to HSS 534: Functional and Integrative Nutrition with Dr. Jennifer Dalton. Click on the tabs to explore the many resources available to support the research requirements for this course.

What is EBP?

Evidence Based Practice (you may also see "Evidence Based Medicine" or EBM) is a process of life-long, problem-based learning. According to Sackett et al., "It's about integrating individual clinical experience and the best external evidence" (1996).The process involves:

  • Converting information needs into focused questions.
  • Efficiently tracking down the best evidence with which to answer the question.
  • Critically appraising the evidence for validity and clinical usefulness.
  • Applying the results in clinical practice.
  • Evaluating performance of the evidence in clinical application.

(image from the Skeptic's Guide to Emergency Medicine

This guide provides a high-level overview of EBP, from forming a searchable clinical question to assessing your search results. Continue to the next section titled "Your PICO Question" to learn more about using PICO to write a question that will deliver results!


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