PT Course Details
Course # 1171
EBP Approach to Questions of Treatment Effectiveness
Cost: This course is included in a $99 CEU Total Access package.
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Course Learning OutcomesPreview Exam
- Identify the appropriate structure for a 3-part foreground question related to effectiveness of clinical treatments. Perform an efficient online search for evidence effectiveness of clinical treatments using PubMed Clinical Queries.
- Identify key validity threats in published evidence for effectiveness of clinical treatments. Compare effect sizes to minimal clinically important differences to make judgments about clinical meaningfulness of results in studies of health care interventions.
- Use an EBP calculator to calculate relative risk reduction, absolute risk reduction, and the number needed to treat (NNT) with confidence intervals given results from a randomized clinical trial.
- Interpret upper and lower limits of confidence intervals around point estimates for results in published evidence for effectiveness of clinical treatments.
- Identify the level of evidence for a study of effectiveness of clinical treatments using the Oxford taxonomy for levels of evidence and a description of that study.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and overview of evidence for interventions and Foreground questions and searching for evidence.|
|10-15 Minutes||Hierarchy of evidence for interventions|
|15-35 Minutes||Validity issues with studies of interventions|
|35-45 Minutes||Quantitative results for continuous-scale outcomes|
|45-55 Minutes||Quantitative results for dichotomous outcomes|
|55-65 Minutes||Point estimates and confidence intervals|
|65-80 Minutes||Clinical versus statistical significance|
|80-100 Minutes||Deciding whether results are convincing (or not)|
|100-110 Minutes||Synthesized evidence: SRs & CPGs|
|110-120 Minutes||Integration of evidence with clinical expertise & patient values and Q&A|
Stephen C. Allison, PT, PhD
Stephen C. Allison is a physical therapist engaged in teaching, research, and consultation. He holds degrees from Brigham Young University (BS), Baylor University (MPT), the U.S. Army War College (MSS), and The University of Texas at Austin (PhD). He was a faculty member and Director of the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at Fort Sam Houston, Texas from 1994 - 2001. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Allison currently holds faculty appointments at Baylor University and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, where he holds the Evidence in Motion Chair in Evidence-Based Practice. Dr. Allison is also working for the US Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine to develop computational and statistical models to predict injury and physical performance deficits in military training. He is a nationally known speaker and an expert on the integration of research evidence in clinical practice.
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose. This course is Part 3 in a five part series. Recommended viewing in order.
Continuing Education Information
PhysicalTherapy.com is an approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California.
This course is approved by the District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy.
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (Homestudy level) by the Florida Physical Therapy Association/CE Broker.
IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor
This course is offered for 2.0 CEUs (Intermediate level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (unknown level) by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy.
Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (Clinical level) by the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy.
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (Intermediate level) by the APTA, New Mexico Chapter.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 units of continuing education (Non-Clinical).
PhysicalTherapy.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.
Texas Physical Therapy Association
This course is offered for 2.0 CEUs (Intermediate level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.
Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
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