Useful websites

Provided below are links to organisations or resources that have similar interests to that of iCAHE. We hope they prove useful.

If you wish to include your website on this list, please submit a request to email iCAHE@unisa.edu.au


Australasian Cochrane Centre

The ACC aims to promote the equitable provision of effective health care in Australasia by facilitating the preparation and maintenance of systematic reviews and their dissemination and application to influence service provision and clinical practice.

CASP UK

The Critical Appraisal Skills Program in the United Kingdom (CASP-UK) provides critical appraisal tools, workshops and training for a variety of professions for professional and personal decision making, and policy & guidelines development. These cover health practitioners, guideline developers’ policy makers, consumers and researchers. Anyone wishing to make sense of the evidence they have can use the tools on this site.

Clinical Prediction Rules (CPR)

A clinical prediction rule (CPR) is a guideline in which the best combination of medical signs, symptoms, and other clinical findings in predicting the probability of a specific disease or outcome are determined. These CPRs aide in selecting appropriate interventions and diagnosing certain pathological conditions. This website has a list of physiotherapy specific CPRs.

The Cochrane Collaboration

Cochrane provides a large resource for systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions to aid in the improvement of healthcare decision making using Evidence-based practice.

The EQUATOR Network - Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

The EQUATOR Network works to improve the reliability and value of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies. The EQUATOR website hosts a library containing a comprehensive searchable database of reporting guidelines and also links to other resources relevant to research reporting (including reporting guidelines such as CONSORT, STROBE, PRISMA, STARD and many more)

Expertise.com - Home remodeling for people with disabilities and special needs: what you need to know.

Note: The first section of this resource outlines the legal requirements in the United States for renovations and remodeling. This will differ between countries.

Frailty.Net

Frailty.net is an international educational resource that aims to help geriatricians, primary care physicians and other health care professionals involved in the care of older persons implement frailty into clinical practice.
This educational website is endorsed by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) and its Global Aging Research Network (GARN), and it is supported by The Journal of Frailty & Aging (JFA).

The GREAT Network- Guideline-driven, Research Priorities, Evidence Synthesis, Application of Evidence and Transfer of Knowledge.

The GREAT Network is an international partnership whose goal is to facilitate the efforts of local stakeholders focused on enhancing maternal and perinatal health in low and middle income countries, through the implementation of relevant evidence-based guidelines.

Innovation to Implementation (I2I)- A Practical Guide to Knowledge Translation in Health Care

The Innovation to Implementation (I2I) guide is a how-to resource for driving change using KT activities. It is built around the concept of innovation: products, actions, services, or relationships that have the potential to enhance health outcomes. The guide illustrates how to move from innovation to implementation in a thoughtful manner to achieve the desired outcomes of a project or initiative. Created by the Knowledge Exchange Centre of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, in collaboration with Dan Bilsker and Elliot M. Goldner.

Knowledge Translation +

KT + provides access to the current evidence on "T2" knowledge translation (ie, research addressing the knowledge to practice gap), including published original articles and systematic reviews on health care quality improvement, continuing professional education, computerized clinical decision support, health services research and patient adherence. Its purpose is to inform those working in the knowledge translation area of current research as it is published.   

Knowledge Transfer Clearinghouse

KT Clearinghouse  provides a platform for researchers interested in knowledge translation (the study of methods for closing the knowledge-to-practice gaps). It provides indepth information, tools, and processes that can be used to enhance and facilitation implementation of guidelines.

The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Centres of Research Excellence

The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute proudly leads eight National Centres of Research Excellence (CREs). The CREs are funded by five year National Health and Medical Research Council grants, bringing together leading researchers, clinicians and families from across Australia and the globe.  The CREs each aim to improve health outcomes for children and families, and promote improved translation of research outcomes into policy and practice in their given area of expertise.

NHS Evidence

NHS Evidence allows everyone working in health and social care to access a wide range of health information to help them deliver quality patient care. NHS Evidence provides free access to clinical and non-clinical information - local, regional, national and international. Information includes evidence, guidance and Government policy from the UK.

National Institute of Clinical Studies

As part of NHMRC, NICS supports initiatives to improve health care by getting best available evidence from health and medical research in routine practice. NICS website provides a wealth of information on evidence implementation initiatives.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health in the UK. 

National Centre for the Dissemination of Disability Research

NCDDR   focuses on the knowledge translation of NIDRR-sponsored research and development results into evidence based instruments and systematic reviews. 

National Collaborating Centre for Methods andTools

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. This web site will help you to find and use innovative, high quality, up-to-date methods and tools for sharing what works in public health.

Person Centred Care and Health Literacy project website

In 2013-2014 ADEA completed a revision of the information sheet Person Centred Care for people with diabetes and developed an information sheet on Health literacy for people with diabetes. The ADEA Person Centred Care project will build on these information sheets, to assist diabetes educators to understand and adopt health literate, person-centred care practices, to ensure people with diabetes are at the centre of their health care journey and are involved in all aspects of their care.

Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS)

PHCRIS is a national primary health care organisation based in the Discipline of General Practice at Flinders University in South Australia.  PHCRIS generates, manages and shares research, information and knowledge about primary health care to accelerate the impact of research and evidence in policy and practice. With its overarching philosophy of knowledge exchange - research that is driven and informed by the needs of the user - PHCRIS works with four key stakeholder groups: policy makers, practitioners, researchers and consumer advocates.

speechBITE

speechBITE logospeechBITE is a free database on the internet specifically for finding treatment research in the field of communication and swallowing disorders. This database is up dated regularly and indexes systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, non-randomised controlled trials, case series and single case designs. Many of the group comparison studies have a rating score out of 10 to help clinicians interpret the methodological quality of the research.

Think. Check. Submit.

Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research. Not all researchers receive the same level of training and support in how to choose a trustworthy journal to submit their work to. Think. Check. Submit. provides an easy-to-use checklist that researchers can refer to when they are investigating whether a journal can be trusted. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.

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