Evidence Based Practice

Evidence based practice starts with a question. When we have a question in mind, we look up the research on the topic and evaluate it to see what the outcomes are. It is important to evaluate current programs and materials in order to ensure that healthcare professionals are doing evidence based and effective work. Evidence based practice is really important because it questions if we can improve upon what we are doing so we can better our treatment and the well-being of our patients.

Patient Web Portals, Disease Management, and Primary Prevention

Efforts aimed at health care reform and continued advances in information technologies have prompted interest among providers and researchers in patient web portals…

Design of a Community Based Lung Cancer Education, Prevention and Screening Program

Uptake of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening is extremely low…

A Systematic Review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Diagnostic Criteria for Nicotine Dependence.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual diagnostic criteria for nicotine dependence (DSM-ND) are based on the proposition that dependence is a syndrome that can be diagnosed only when a minimum of 3 of the 7 proscribed features are present…

Nicotine dependence and gender differences in smokers accessing community mental health services.

Despite evidence of differences in smoking behavior between women and men, few studies have assessed these differences in individuals with mental illnesses…

Sex differences in smoking cessation outcomes of a tailored program for individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness.

Tobacco use is highly prevalent among individuals with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) and/or mental illness (MI)…

Smoking Cessation among Persons with Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder and Mental Illness.

Aims: A history of either a substance use disorder (SUD) or psychiatric disorder (PD) is associated with tobacco use…

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