Accessing and Evaluating the Evidence
1.Access and evaluation health related epidemiological data from at least three sources. Make inferences on the need for clinical prevention education and activities related to your selected population and health issue. Post a summary of your findings in the discussion forum.1.What do you need to know about this health disparity?
2.What are your sources of information?
3.What makes these sources reliable (or not reliable)? How does the GRADE criteria apply to this information?
2.Evidence you might want to consider related to this health issue:1.Trends in prevalence/incidence
2.Comparison of community population to state and national rates
3.Patterns (increasing, decreasing, staying the same)
4.Degree of severity in different groups/populations (age, gender, ethnicity, etc).
5.Risk and protective factors associated with the health issue.
7.Recommendations for treatment/interventions
8.Use the GRADE criteria to evaluate treatments and intervention studies.