How Can I Integrate EBP into My Practice?

Fong et al. (2010) define evidence-based practice as “a clinical decision-making process beginning with formulating clinical questions to ask, determining the best practice, and critically appraising the evidence for validity and applicability to the particular situation.”

The mission of the RRTC-EBP-VR is to conduct evidence-based research and to provide practitioners with knowledge and tools for evidence-based vocational rehabilitation practices that will improve employment rates, and quality of employment, for people with disabilities.

This page highlights ways you as a practitioner can participate in and contribute to evidence-based practice.

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Evidence-Based Practice Continuum

Evidence-Based Practice advocates that every rehabilitation and health professional should have an interest in delivering the best possible services to their customers—based whenever possible on the best clinical practices available from the strongest research evidence (Chan et al, 2009).

RRTC Researchers focus on identifying innovative practices that improve employment rates and quality of employment for people with disabilities who receive vocational rehabilitation (VR) services from state agencies.  The level of evidence on which practices are based fall on a continuum and can gain evidence strength through the interaction of practitioners with researchers.

Offers knowledge about what works and does not work, but doesn’t have evaluation data to demonstrate its effectiveness (Puddy & Wilkens, 2011; Twyman & Sota, 2008)
Includes emerging practice elements and adds programmatic quantitative data that demonstrates positive outcomes, but doesn’t contain research data to support its replication (DePalma, 2002)
A practice with statistical and clinical significance and encompasses emerging, to promising, to evidence-based (Driever, 2002)

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