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Communicate what you learned in your evidence-based practice with the greater athletic training and allied health community.
What did you learn in your EBP? How can you communicate your findings with others?
Critically Appraised Topic
Critically appraised topics (CATs) synthesize research about a clinical question in a concise format. There is no standard format for a CAT in athletic training or other health professions. Listed below are sections often included in a CAT:
Focused clinical question
Clinical bottom line
Search strategy with inclusion criteria
Implications for practice and research
For more information, see chapter 12 of Van Lunen, B., Hankemeier, D., & Welch, C. (2015). Evidence-guided practice : a framework for clinical decision making in athletic training . Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated
The links below provide example CAT papers and poster presentations.
Since CATs for athletic training do not have a standardized format, see the following CAT examples for possible paper and poster formatting.