Where Do I Look for Peer-Reviewed Articles?
Most of our databases allow users to limit their searches to "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" journals. An alphabetical listing of the Library's databases is on the Library Home Page under Find; then Databases. Select a database to search, then limit the search by clicking on the check box that allows for limiting the search to scholarly (Peer-reviewed journals). Some advance searches allow you to limit your search to document type too.
P = Patient /Problem/Population - Patients age 65 and older with high blood pressure
age, gender, ethnicity, disorder
I = Intervention - Patient education
- exposure, risk behavior, prognostic factor
C = Comparison or Control - No patient education
O = Outcome - Patient participation in exercise
T= Time (Sometimes) (^months or three years)
NIH. National Library of Medicine. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/oet/ed/pubmed/pubmed_in_ebp/02-100.html
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Types of Resources
Haynes RB. Of studies, syntheses, synopses, summaries and systems: the “5S" evolution of services for evidence-based health care decisions. ACP J Club. 2006 Nov-Dec;145(3):A8-9.
Meta-Analysis: systematic review - uses quantitative methods to synthesize & summarize results.
Systematic Review: A summary of the literature with explicit methods to perform a comprehensive literature search & critical appraisal of individual studies.
Randomized Controlled Trial: randomly allocated participants with experimental or control groups & followed over time
Cohort Study: patients with a condition followed over time & compared with another group without the condition.
Case Control Study: Patients with a specific outcome & participants without that outcome (controls).
Case Report/Case Series: 1 or more with a particular outcome
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PHED511 Finding Research Articles
Evidence-based is the practical application of the findings of the best available current research. The research should demonstrate a positive outcome for application. This assignment generally requires you to use scholarly/peer-reviewed resources that are ten or less years old. Primary sources in physical education and exercise science often contain methods, (empirical studies, randomized control trials, clinical trials), results, and discussions.