talk with the athlete
Return to the athlete -- integrate that evidence with clinical expertise, athlete preferences and apply it to practice.
The evidence, by itself, does not make the decision, but it can help support the patient care process. The practice of EBP is usually triggered by patient/athlete encounters which generate questions. The following links may help you with these conversations.
|5. EVALUATE||Evaluate desired outcomes with the athlete.|
Did the application of EBP help bring about your athlete's desired outcomes?
Patient reported outcome assessments/measurements are a way to evaluate whether your EPB was effective. These PROs (sometimes called PROMs) come in various forms in order to meet the unique patient context.
Various PROs can be found within studies; therefore create specific searches in databases and search engines to find these measurement.
For example, use MeSH terms in PubMed. Medical subject headings (MeSH) can be helpful to focus search on tests and instruments, as the MeSH use a controlled vocabulary to group similar articles together.
Use the link below start searching for PROs in PubMed.