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USF Evidence-Based Practice Filters for CINAHL

Evidence-based practice (EBP) filters for the Cummulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) were originally developed by librarians at the University of Rochester and Ann McKibbon and Cindy Walker-Dilks of McMaster University. We have used their information and models from VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) as guidelines for creating EBP search filters for CINAHL.

EBP strategies filter your search for evidence-based practice resources when you combine them with your own specific subject terms. Your may start your search in CINAHL by clicking on one of the links below. After the CINAHL search window opens, combine these search terms with your own subject terms within CINAHL.

If you want to use CINAHL headings, you will need to click the search button before adding your CINAHL terms. This will add the EBP filter to your search history. Next, you have to clear the search box. Then select your CINAHL heading and add it to your search. Combine the terms by going to your search history and placing a check beside the terms you want to search together and then click "Search with AND".

EBP search history

Diagnosis

Evidence-based filter search on Diagnosis: The search below will automatically be executed for you, combine these results with your search subject.

TX accuracy Or TX likelihood ratio* Or TX false negative* Or TX false positive* Or TX predictive value* Or TX sensitivit* or TX specificit* Or (PT "research") Or (PT "practice guidelines") or (PT "systematic review") Or (PT nursing diagnoses) Or (MH "Professional Practice, Research-Based+") Or (MH "nursing assessment") Or (MH "clinical assessment tools") Or (MH "reproducibility of results") Or (MH "Diagnosis, Differential") Or (MH "Observer bias+") Or (MH "Diagnostic Errors+") Or (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+")

Etiology

Evidence-based filter search on Etiology: The search below will automatically be executed for you, combine these results with your search subject.

TX odds ratio* or TX aetiol* or TX etiol* or TX causation Or TX causal* or TX relative risk* or TX risk* or TX case control* or TX cohort* or (PT "research") or (MH "research") or (MH "Epidemiological Research+") or (MH "Professional Practice, Research-Based+") or (MH " Nonexperimental studies+") or (MH "odds ratio") or (MH "risk factors+") or (MH "prospective studies+") or (MH "case control studies+") or (MH "Analytic Research")

Prognosis

Evidence-based filter search on Prognosis: The search below will automatically be executed for you, combine these results with your search subject. 

TX course or TX outcomes* or TX clinical course or TX prognostic factor or TX predic* or TX inception cohort* or TX prognos* or TX natural history or (PT "research") or (MH "nonexperimental studies+") or (MH "recurrence") or (MH "time factors") or (MH "disease progression") or (MH "survival analysis+") or (MH "mortality+") or (MH " morbidity+") or (MH "Outcomes (Health Care)+") or (MH "prognosis+") or (MH "prospective studies+")

Therapy

For an evidence-based filter search on Therapy: The search below will automatically be executed for you, combine these results with your search subject.

TX control* trial* or TX intention to treat or TX sham Or TX mask* or TX placebo* or TX double blind Or TX single blind Or TX triple blind or TX efficacy Or TX effectiveness or TX random* or PT critical path Or PT care plan Or PT protocol or PT nursing interventions or PT practice guidelines Or PT systematic review or PT research Or PT clinical trial or (MH "Outcomes (Health Care)+") or (MH "Professional Practice, Research-Based+") or (MH "Research") or (MH "random sample+") or (MH "community trials") or (MH "experimental studies") or (MH "study design") or (MH "comparative studies") or (MH "placebos") or (MH "sample size") or (MH "random assignment") or (MH "clinical trials+") or (MH "patient selection") or (MH "Crossover Design") or (MH "Meta Analysis") or (MH "Research Methodology") or (MH "Clinical Research+") or (MH "Reproducibility of Results") or (MH "Pilot Studies")

Meta-Analysis

For an evidence-based filter search on Meta-Analysis: The search below will automatically be executed for you, combine these results with your search subject.

TX pooled data or TX der simonian or TX dersimonian or TX web of science or TX isi citation or TX science citation or TX scisearch or TX embase or TX psyc?lit or TX psyc?info or TX cinahl or TX medline or TX fixed effect* or TX peto or TX manual search* or TX hand search* or TX handsearch* or TX research integration or TX integrative research review* or TX methodologic* review* or TX methodologic* overview* or TX quantitative review* or TX quantitative overview* or TX systematic review* or TX systematic overview* or TX metanaly* or TX meta analy* or TX metaanaly* or (PT "critical path") or (PT "protocol") or (PT "care plan") or (PT "nursing interventions") or (PT "practice guidelines") or (PT "systematic review") or (MH "literature searching+") or (MH "literature review") or (MH "meta analysis")

Qualitative Research

For an evidence-based filter search on Qualitative Research: The search below will automatically be executed for you, combine these results with your search subject.

(MH "cluster sample+") or TX life experiences or TX human science or TX discourse* analysis or TX narrative analysis or TX lived experience* or TX field research or TX field studies or TX field study or TX giorgi* or TX husserl* or TX merleau ponty* or TX van kaam* or TX van manen* or TX spiegelberg* or TX colaizzi* or TX heidegger* or TX participant observ* or TX data saturat* or TX semiotics or TX heuristic or TX hermeneutic* or TX etic or TX emic or TX focus group* or TX purpos* sampl* or TX constant comparison or TX constant comparative or TX grounded research or TX grounded studies or TX grounded study or TX grounded theor* or TX phenomenol* or TX ethnon* or TX qualitative or (MH "ethnological research") or (MH "ethnography") or (MH "phenomenology") or (MH "focus groups") or (MH "discourse analysis") or (MH "theoretical sample") or (MH "field studies") or (MH "constant comparative method") or (MH "thematic analysis") or (MH "content analysis") or (MH "observational method+") or (MH "purposive sample") or (MH "qualitative validity+") or (MH "grounded theory") or (MH "ethnonursing research") or (MH "phenomenological research") or (MH "ethnographic research") or (MH "qualitative studies")