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Occupational therapy

Subject guide for school rehabilitation sciences

5 steps to EBP

5 steps to EBP

Five steps of evidence based practice based on the Sackett model:

  1. Assess
    Assess the situation
  2. Ask
    Ask the question
    Take time to formulate a clear and detailed question
  3. Acquire
    Find the best evidence
    Search for the best possible evidence from high quality, peer-reviewed sources
  4. Appraise
    Evaluate evidence
    Evaluate the evidence for quality and relevance as applicable to current situation
  5. Apply
    Apply information
    Apply the information in combination with clinical experience and patient values