Hi! My name is Rodey Birch. I am the library liaison for the Human Performance and Physical Therapy programs. I can assist with locating resources, knowing which sources are credible, and defining your topic so it is manageable for the research process. I look forward to working with you! My contact information is in the profile box located at the far right of this guide.
This guide is a gateway to good information sources in the field of human performance, i.e. athletic training, exercise science, physical therapy, and sports medicine. Additional resources can be found in the Health & Human Performance Subject Guide.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, or other George Fox librarians, through the Contact a Librarian link.
What is evidence-based medicine? Sackett et al (1996) define EBM as the, "integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values to make clinical decisions."
Hankemeier, D., Walter, J., Mccarty, C., Newton, E., Walker, S., Pribesh, S., . . . Van Lunen, B. (2013). Use of evidence-based practice among athletic training educators, clinicians, and students, part 1: Perceived importance, knowledge, and confidence. Journal of Athletic Training, 48(3), 394-404.
Mccarty, C., Hankemeier, D., Walter, J., Newton, E., & Van Lunen, B. (2013). Use of evidence-based practice among athletic training educators, clinicians, and students, part 2: Attitudes, beliefs, accessibility, and barriers. Journal of Athletic Training, 48(3), 405-415.
Sackett, D.L., Roseburg, W.M., Gray, J.A., Haynes, R.B., & Richardson, W.S. (1996). Evidence-based medicine: What it is and it isn't. British Medical Journal, 312(7023), 71.
Welch, C., Hankemeier, D., Wyant, A., Hays, D., Pitney, W., & Van Lunen, B. (2014). Future Directions of Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training: Perceived Strategies to Enhance the Use of Evidence-Based Practice. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(2), 234-244.