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Resources used for researching occupational therapy topics at Bowling Green State University


Welcome to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Research Guide. Use the tabs above to progress through the steps in the EBP process.

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Evidence Based Practice - What is evidence based practice (EBP)

Sackett et al. (1996) defined evidence-based practice (EBP) as "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient" (p. 71).  Sackett, D. L., Rosenberg, W. M., Gray, J. A., Haynes, R. B., & Richardson, W. S. (1996). Evidence-based medicine: What it is and what it isn’t. BMJ : British Medical Journal312(7023), 71–72.


Dang, D., Dearholt, S., Bissett, K., Ascenzi, J., & Whalen, M. (2022). Johns Hopkins evidence-based practice for nurses and healthcare professionals: Model and guidelines. 4th ed. Sigma Theta Tau International


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