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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2002 Nov;13(4):991-1005.

Evidence-based practice in pediatric rehabilitation.

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Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Child Development and Rehabilitation Program, Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


EBP is not a new concept. To practice using the newest and best research evidence, clinicians must have the knowledge and skills to find and appraise the quality of the evidence. This process starts with the formulation of a focused question, followed by an effective search for the best evidence, critical appraisal of the evidence retrieved, and integration of that best evidence into practice. There are an increasing number of resources that can provide clinicians with the best evidence and that can assist clinicians with enhancement of their EBP skills. Unique challenges exist in practicing in an evidence-based manner in the field of pediatric rehabilitation, but through the collaboration of clinicians and researchers, these challenges can be overcome.

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