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ID 18206
Title Asking appropriate clinical questions
Journal JACA Online. 2005 Apr;42(3):Online access only p 16-17
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes One of the most important aspects of evidence-based chiropractic (EBC) is the ability of the DC to answer clinical questions by locating appropriate evidence from research articles. Finding scientific evidence tailored to specific clinical circumstances is not that difficult, although the required literature search must be done correctly. The search terms should be specific and purposeful, based on a clear clinical problem. To improve the results, it is useful to generate a relevant clinical question to help direct the search. This should be performed prior to performing the search; otherwise, a great deal of time may be wasted aimlessly sorting through/reading irrelevant material. An appropriate question is clinically relevant and will help you in the management of a specific patient or patients with regard to particular health problems. The question must contain certain elements of the clinical problem to enable purposeful searching strategies. .

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