1. The following components define evidence-based practice:
  1. The purpose of EBDM is to _______________.
  1. EBDM is just a new term for clinical decision-making.
  1. EBDM requires online searching skills and understanding research methods.
  1. Evidence can change over time as new research studies are conducted.
  1. The highest level of evidence is the same for treatment and prognosis questions.
  1. Which of the following provides the highest level of evidence for treatment questions?
  1. Systematic reviews typically provide a higher level of evidence than a single study.
  1. As you progress up the levels of evidence, the amount of available literature also increases.
  1. As you progress up the levels of evidence, the literature becomes more relevant for answering therapy related questions.
  1. The first step in the EBDM process is _______________.
  1. Which of the following characteristics describes the Intervention in the PICO process?
  1. The only optional component of the PICO question is _______________.
  1. The purpose of defining the PICO question is to _______________.
  1. Select the most appropriate PICO question:
  1. Select the PICO component that is missing or incomplete from this question: For a patient with periodontal disease, will antimicrobial therapy (minocycline HCl) in conjunction with scaling and root planing be more effective in preventing further attachment and bone loss?
  1. Benefits of the EBDM process include: