SCS Home Study Course: Chapter 6

Translating Evidence Into Practice

Purchase this chapter

Purchase entire home study course


Phil Page, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS, FACSM

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Director of Research and Education

Performance Health

Instructor, Louisiana State University

Clinical Instructor in Orthopedics

Tulane University School of Medicine



1.   Describe a clinical pathway for translating research into practice.

2.   Describe the process of finding evidence.

3.   Understand methods of critical appraisal of evidence.

4.   Describe how to translate and integrate evidence in practice.

5.   Describe the process of assessing and applying evidence in practice.



I.    Introduction

II.   Finding Evidence

      a. Types of research

      b. Research designs

      c. Literature search

III. Critical Appraisal

      a. Statistical analysis

      b. Anatomy of an article

      c. Source

      d. Research quality

IV.  Translate and Integrate

      a. Interpret outcomes

      b. Understand limitations

      c. Communicate results

      d. Integration

V.   Apply and Assess

VI.  Contribute

The completion of this course does not guarantee that the purchaser will pass the SCS examination.