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Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice: Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionals / Edition 1

Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice: Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionals / Edition 1

by Winnie W. Dunn


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556428210
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Edition description: First
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 727,507
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas. She was the Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecturer in 2001, received the Award of Merit from the American Occupational Therapy Association, received the A. Jean Ayres research award and the Chancellor’s teaching and research awards, served as a Kemper Teaching Fellow, and is a member of the Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. She has contributed research and other writings to professional literature across her career. Currently she is involved in a statewide initiative called KANSAS: From Evidence to Practice; their purpose is to embed evidence-based practices into all the early intervention and school networks across the state.

Her latest endeavor to translate research into practice involves the publication of a book for the public entitled Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses. Its focus is to translate her research about sensory processing into everyday language, so that everyone can understand their own, their family’s, their coworkers’, and their friends’ behaviors a little better.

Table of Contents


About the Author
Foreword by Linda Tickle-Degnen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
How to Use This Book

Section I Learning the Basics
Unit 1 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
Unit 2 Characterizing Responses to Evidence
Unit 3 Understanding and Using the Basic Parts of Research Articles

Section II Practice Using Evidence to Design Best Practices
Unit 4 Examining Evidence Related to Assistive Devices
Unit 5 Examining Evidence Related to Use of Compensatory Strategies to Enhance Participation
Unit 6 Examining Evidence Related to Caregiving
Unit 7 Examining Evidence Related to Applying Sensory Processing Knowledge in Context
Unit 8 Examining Evidence Related to Constraint-Induced Therapy
Unit 9 Examining Evidence Related to Diet and Exercise

Section III Expanding Your Knowledge and Skills for Evidence-Based Practice
Unit 10 Understanding Summary and Meta-Analysis Articles
Unit 11 Examining Evidence Related to Emerging and Controversial Practices
Unit 12 Creating Evidence Within Your Own Practice

Appendix Journal Articles for Activities
Article 1 The Role of Anomalous Data in Knowledge Acquisition: A Theoretical
Framework and Implications for Science Instruction
Clark A. Chinn, William F. Brewer
Article 2 Barriers to the Use of Traditional Telephones by Older Adults With
Chronic Health Conditions
William C. Mann, Patrícia Belchior, Machiko R. Tomita, Bryan J. Kemp
Article 3 Efficacy of Sensory and Motor Interventions for Children with Autism
Grace T. Baranek
Article 4 The Influence of Vigorous versus Mild Exercise on Autistic Stereotyped
Lynn Kern, Robert L. Koegel, Glen Dunlap
Article 5 The Effects of Physical Exercise on Self-Stimulation and Appropriate
Responding in Autistic Children
Lynn Kern, Robert L. Koegel, Kathleen Dyer, Priscilla A. Blew,
Lisa R. Fenton
Article 6 The Effects of Exercise Intensity on the Stereotypic Behaviors of
Individuals With Autism
Leslie J. Levinson, Greg Reid
Article 7 Decreasing Self-Stimulatory Behavior with Physical Exercise in a
Group of Autistic Boys
Robert G. Watters, Wilhelmina E. Watters
Article 8 The Effects of Neurodevelopmental Treatment Versus Practice on the
Reaching of Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Linda Fetters, JoAnn Kluzik
Article 9 Parent Reports of Sensory Symptoms in Toddlers with Autism and
Those with Other Developmental Disorders
Sally J. Rogers, Susan Hepburn, Elizabeth Wehner
Article 10 The Effect of Training Older Adults With Stroke to Use Home-Based
Assistive Devices
Cindy W. Y. Chiu, David W. K. Man
Article 11 Incorporating or Resisting Assistive Devices: Different Approaches to
Achieving a Desired Occupational Self-Image
Maria Larsson Lund, Louise Nygård
Article 12 Frail Older Adults’ Self-Report of Their Most Important Assistive Device
William C. Mann, Catherine Llanes, Michael D. Justiss, Machiko Tomita
Article 13 Removing Environmental Barriers in the Homes of Older Adults With
Disabilities Improves Occupational Performance
Susan Stark
Article 14 Randomized Controlled Trial of the Use of Compensatory Strategies to
Enhance Adaptive Functioning in Outpatients with Schizophrenia
Dawn I. Velligan, C. Christine Bow-Thomas, Cindy Huntzinger, Janice
Ritch, Natalie Ledbetter, Thomas J. Prihoda, Alexander L. Miller
Article 15 Use of Environmental Supports Among Patients With Schizophrenia
Dawn I. Velligan, Janet Mueller, Mei Wang, Margaret Dicocco,
Pamela M. Diamond, Natalie J. Maples, Barbara Davis
Article 16 Caregiving and Autism: How Does Children’s Propensity for
Routinization Influence Participation in Family Activities?
Elizabeth Larson
Article 17 Mothers of Children With Disabilities: Occupational Concerns and Solutions
Brianna K. McGuire, Terry K. Crowe, Mary Law, Betsy VanLeit
Article 18 Caregivers’ Self-Initiated Support Toward Their Partners With
Dementia When Performing an Everyday Occupation Together at Home
Sofia Vikström, Lena Borell, Anna Stigsdotter-Neely, Staffan Josephsson
Article 19 The Effect of Constraint-Induced Movement Treatment on
Occupational Performance and Satisfaction in Stroke Survivors
Nancy A. Flinn, Sue Schamburg, Jill Murray Fetrow, Jennifer Flanigan
Article 20 Constraint-induced Movement Therapy for Hemiplegic Children With
Acquired Brain Injuries
N. Karman, J. Maryles, R. W. Baker, E. Simpser, P. Berger-Gross
Article 21 From the General to the Specific: Using Meta-Analytic Reports in
Clinical Decision Making
Linda Tickle-Degnen
Article 22 Controversial Practices: The Need for a Reacculturation of Early
Intervention Fields
R. A. McWilliam
Article 23 Controversial Therapies for Young Children with Developmental
Robert E. Nickel

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