Using Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) in the Search for Evidence In keeping with the theme of evidence-based practice, Division 12 conference participants had the opportunity recently to attend a think tank session focused on constructing Critically Appraised Topics (CATs). A CAT is a structured review of evidence based-practice literature focused on a specific clinical question that stems from a ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2007
Using Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) in the Search for Evidence
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  • Gilson Capilouto
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Evidence-Based Practice
Article   |   September 01, 2007
Using Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) in the Search for Evidence
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2007, Vol. 16, 18-20. doi:10.1044/aac16.3.18
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2007, Vol. 16, 18-20. doi:10.1044/aac16.3.18
In keeping with the theme of evidence-based practice, Division 12 conference participants had the opportunity recently to attend a think tank session focused on constructing Critically Appraised Topics (CATs). A CAT is a structured review of evidence based-practice literature focused on a specific clinical question that stems from a real-world patient scenario. The CAT is essentially a written summary of evidence-based conclusions derived from systematic assessment of the clinical question using one or more high quality journal articles. The derived conclusions are then applied to the clinical question to determine if or to what degree the evidence applies to the patient scenario at the University of Manitoba Department of Pediatric and Child Health (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/units/pediatrics/pg_prgm/cats.html#cat show).
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