ASHA News: Nominate Clinical Questions for Systematic Reviews ASHA invites communication sciences and disorders professions to nominate topics for evidence-based systematic reviews. An EBSR is a formal study of the amount and quality of the published scientific evidence surrounding a clinical question and the conclusions that can be drawn from that evidence. Review findings can be used ... ASHA News
ASHA News  |   March 01, 2013
ASHA News: Nominate Clinical Questions for Systematic Reviews
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ASHA News   |   March 01, 2013
ASHA News: Nominate Clinical Questions for Systematic Reviews
The ASHA Leader, March 2013, Vol. 18, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.18032013.60
The ASHA Leader, March 2013, Vol. 18, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.18032013.60
ASHA invites communication sciences and disorders professions to nominate topics for evidence-based systematic reviews. An EBSR is a formal study of the amount and quality of the published scientific evidence surrounding a clinical question and the conclusions that can be drawn from that evidence.
Review findings can be used to inform clinical practice, identify research gaps and, when there is sufficient evidence, serve as the basis for evidence-based practice guidelines.
ASHA's National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders has conducted and compiled more than 25 reviews on specific clinical questions topics related to cognition, fluency, hearing, language, speech, swallowing, voice and service delivery.
Those looking for answers on specific topics may nominate any number of clinical questions, but each requires a separate submission form.
  • Questions related to intervention should specify the population, intervention and outcome. For example, "What is the effect of focused stimulation (intervention) on the functional expressive language skills (outcome) of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (population)?"

  • Questions related to diagnostics, screening or detection should specify the population, diagnostic tool and health status/condition. For example, "How effective is otoacoustic emission testing (tool) in identifying hearing loss (condition) in infants younger than 3 months?"

More information is available on the Instructions for Nomination webpage on ASHA's website.
Nominations submitted by March 31 will be considered for reviews conducted in 2013. Those submitted after March 31 will be considered for 2014 reviews.
For more information, contact the N-CEP associate directors, Tracy Schooling (tschooling@asha.org or 301-296-8741) or Tobi Frymark (tfrymark@asha.org or 301-296-8736).
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