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Strengthening chronic disease prevention programming: the Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Evidence Tool.

Albert D, Fortin R, Herrera C, Riley B, Hanning R, Lessio A, Rush B - Prev Chronic Dis (2013)

Bottom Line: In a companion article, "Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention Programming: The Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Assessment Tool," we describe use of a tool to assess and strengthen program planning and implementation processes using 19 criteria derived from best and promising practices literature.Knowledge management tools and a guided dialogue process known as an Evidence Forum enable community stakeholders to make appropriate use of evidence in diverse social, political, and structural contexts.Practical guidelines and worksheets direct users through 5 steps: 1) define an evidence question, 2) develop a search strategy, 3) collect and synthesize evidence, 4) interpret and adapt evidence, and 5) implement and evaluate.

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Affiliation: Ontario Public Health Association, Toronto, Ontario.

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In public health and chronic disease prevention there is increasing priority for effective use of evidence in practice. In Ontario, Canada, despite various models being advanced, public health practitioners are seeking ways to identify and apply evidence in their work in practical and meaningful ways. In a companion article, "Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention Programming: The Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Assessment Tool," we describe use of a tool to assess and strengthen program planning and implementation processes using 19 criteria derived from best and promising practices literature. In this article, we describe use of a complementary Program Evidence Tool to identify, synthesize, and apply a range of evidence sources to strengthen the content of chronic disease prevention programming.The Program Evidence Tool adapts tools of evidence-based medicine to the unique contexts of community-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Knowledge management tools and a guided dialogue process known as an Evidence Forum enable community stakeholders to make appropriate use of evidence in diverse social, political, and structural contexts. Practical guidelines and worksheets direct users through 5 steps: 1) define an evidence question, 2) develop a search strategy, 3) collect and synthesize evidence, 4) interpret and adapt evidence, and 5) implement and evaluate. We describe the Program Evidence Tool's benefits, strengths, challenges, and what was learned from its application in 4 Ontario public health departments. The Program Evidence Tool contributes to the development and understanding of the complex use of evidence in community-based chronic disease prevention.

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The evidence collection worksheet is used to develop and select the priority evidence question by focusing and establishing the importance of potential evidence questions.
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Figure 1: The evidence collection worksheet is used to develop and select the priority evidence question by focusing and establishing the importance of potential evidence questions.

Mentions: The search for evidence begins with defining the evidence question. A well-defined question addresses a priority issue and keeps the search focused and manageable. Brainstorming potential evidence questions with program stakeholders facilitates the identification of relevant questions. Expressing the evidence question in PISO (Population, Intervention [or approach], Setting, and Desired Outcomes) format focuses the evidence question and identifies useful search terms. Finally, comparing potential evidence questions in 4 areas — measurability, actionability, relevance, and timeliness — facilitates selection of the priority evidence question. The evidence question worksheet (Figure 1) guides and tracks the process of brainstorming, focusing, and prioritizing evidence questions.


Strengthening chronic disease prevention programming: the Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Evidence Tool.

Albert D, Fortin R, Herrera C, Riley B, Hanning R, Lessio A, Rush B - Prev Chronic Dis (2013)

The evidence collection worksheet is used to develop and select the priority evidence question by focusing and establishing the importance of potential evidence questions.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: The evidence collection worksheet is used to develop and select the priority evidence question by focusing and establishing the importance of potential evidence questions.
Mentions: The search for evidence begins with defining the evidence question. A well-defined question addresses a priority issue and keeps the search focused and manageable. Brainstorming potential evidence questions with program stakeholders facilitates the identification of relevant questions. Expressing the evidence question in PISO (Population, Intervention [or approach], Setting, and Desired Outcomes) format focuses the evidence question and identifies useful search terms. Finally, comparing potential evidence questions in 4 areas — measurability, actionability, relevance, and timeliness — facilitates selection of the priority evidence question. The evidence question worksheet (Figure 1) guides and tracks the process of brainstorming, focusing, and prioritizing evidence questions.

Bottom Line: In a companion article, "Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention Programming: The Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Assessment Tool," we describe use of a tool to assess and strengthen program planning and implementation processes using 19 criteria derived from best and promising practices literature.Knowledge management tools and a guided dialogue process known as an Evidence Forum enable community stakeholders to make appropriate use of evidence in diverse social, political, and structural contexts.Practical guidelines and worksheets direct users through 5 steps: 1) define an evidence question, 2) develop a search strategy, 3) collect and synthesize evidence, 4) interpret and adapt evidence, and 5) implement and evaluate.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Ontario Public Health Association, Toronto, Ontario.

ABSTRACT
In public health and chronic disease prevention there is increasing priority for effective use of evidence in practice. In Ontario, Canada, despite various models being advanced, public health practitioners are seeking ways to identify and apply evidence in their work in practical and meaningful ways. In a companion article, "Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention Programming: The Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Assessment Tool," we describe use of a tool to assess and strengthen program planning and implementation processes using 19 criteria derived from best and promising practices literature. In this article, we describe use of a complementary Program Evidence Tool to identify, synthesize, and apply a range of evidence sources to strengthen the content of chronic disease prevention programming.The Program Evidence Tool adapts tools of evidence-based medicine to the unique contexts of community-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Knowledge management tools and a guided dialogue process known as an Evidence Forum enable community stakeholders to make appropriate use of evidence in diverse social, political, and structural contexts. Practical guidelines and worksheets direct users through 5 steps: 1) define an evidence question, 2) develop a search strategy, 3) collect and synthesize evidence, 4) interpret and adapt evidence, and 5) implement and evaluate. We describe the Program Evidence Tool's benefits, strengths, challenges, and what was learned from its application in 4 Ontario public health departments. The Program Evidence Tool contributes to the development and understanding of the complex use of evidence in community-based chronic disease prevention.

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Related in: MedlinePlus