HLSC122 Assessment 2 – Searching for evidence scenarios

 

Scenario 1: Glucosamine

 

Kasim is a middle aged male who likes to play AFL. After many years of playing Kasim suffers  non-steroidal anti-inflammatory [NSAID] type medication for pain) or glucosamine 1500 mg/day as another treatment option. Kasim is keen to know what evidence there is to support the use of either celecoxib or glucosamine to help relieve his knee pain.

Clinical Question:

 

In men with knee pain which treatment option is more effective celecoxib or glucosamine?

 

Key words/search terms/phrases Alternative words
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Database:

 

Action Search Mode Results Limiters

 

 

Scenario 2: Mindfulness for PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)

 

Abdul has gained five years medical experience while serving in the military. As a military veteran he is considering enrolling in a health science course at university. During his time spent in the military Abdul experienced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and continues to have symptoms occasionally. He knows that health practitioners can also experience PTSD. Abdul remembers watching a documentary about ‘mindfulness-based therapy’ (MBT) used to treat PTSD. Abdul decides to do his own systematic search for quality evidence before going to see a general practitioner.

 

Clinical Question:

 

In veterans is mindfulness-based therapy effective for treating PTSD?

 

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Database:

 

Action Search mode Results Limiters

 

 

Scenario 3: Postpartum depression

 

Devine is an expectant mother in the second trimester of her pregnancy. Her mother and maternal aunties have all experienced postpartum depression (PPD). Devine is quite concerned that she will also develop PPD following the birth of her baby. The midwife has suggested that Devine attend regular sessions of interpersonal therapy (IPT). Devine would like to do what she can before the baby arrives to prevent the possibility of PPD.

 

Clinical Question:

What is the effectiveness of interpersonal therapy on preventing postpartum depression in pregnant women?

 

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Instructions:

 

From the scenario/answerable question provided (LEO) HLSC122, 2017 Semester 1 (Assessment Resources tile) to search for evidence, choose any one (1) as a basis for your inquiry.

 

1. Based on the answerable question, identify key words, search terms or phrases that you will use to complete a systematic search for evidence. 2. Identify the best two (2) databases that you would use to search for evidence based on the answerable question. 3. Explain why you chose these two (2) databases to conduct your search. 4. Using one (1) database described above, demonstrate your initial and refined search for evidence using the table from RichardsonTench et al. (2016, p. 47). Use these headings in the table: ‘actions’, ‘search mode’, ‘results’, and ‘limiters’. 5. The table should demonstrate the use of a variety of search strategies (example Boolean operators, truncation, wildcard, limiters). 6. Your final search should demonstrate a significantly smaller number of results than your initial search. 7. Explain the accuracy (relevance) your search results related to the PICO/PICo question. 8. Include two (2) examples from your final search results as a full reference in the reference list.

 

 

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