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Table 1 Detailed descriptions of the individual online educational modules and booster lessons

From: The effectiveness and feasibility of an online educational program for improving evidence-based practice literacy: an exploratory randomized study of US chiropractors

Educational modules Booster lessons
COURSE 1: OVERVIEW OF EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICE (4 modules)
• Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) (20 mins)
• Introduction to Research (25 mins)
• Clinical Experience (20 mins)
• Patient Presentation (15 mins)
BOOSTER LESSON 1: ASK CLINICAL QUESTIONS (30 mins)
 • Clinical scenario presented
 • Developing clinical questions
 • Creating a PICO**
 • Choosing keywords for PubMed search
COURSE 2: TYPES OF RESEARCH
(7 modules)
• Research Overview (30 mins)
• Basic Science Research (20 mins)
• Randomized Clinical Trials (35 mins)
• Introduction to Observational Research (15 mins)
• Types of Observational Research (30 mins)
• Quantitative and Qualitative Research (40 mins)
• Summary Research (40 mins)
BOOSTER LESSON 2: ACQUIRE EVIDENCE (30 mins)
 • Clinical scenario presented
 • Develop a PICO** and keyword search terms
 • PubMed search strategies
 • Video of EIP expert performing a PubMed search
COURSE 3: USING EVIDENCE IN PRACTICE (7 modules)
• Research in Clinical Practice (35 mins)
• Asking Clinical Questions (30 mins)
• Assessing Articles about Treatment (40 mins)
• Assessing Summary Research (35 mins)
• Measuring Clinical Outcomes (30 mins)
• Outcome Measurement Tools (20 mins)
• Experts (20 mins)
BOOSTER LESSON 3: APPRAISE THE EVIDENCE (30 mins)
 • Results of PubMed search are presented
 • Open access article is found and reviewed
 • Worksheet is used as a guide to appraise article
 • Emphasis on determining relevance and validity
BOOSTER LESSON 4: APPLY THE EVIDENCE IN PRACTICE (30 mins)
 • Emphasis on finding systematic reviews and meta-analyses
 • Review of an open-access meta-analysis
 • Discussion about quality and strength of evidence ratings
 • Use of pre-appraised evidence sources
 • Applying evidence in clinical practice
  1. The bullets in the left hand column describe the content of each individual module within the 3-course series that comprise the Foundations of Evidence-Informed Practice (FEIP) program. The right column contains descriptions of the 4 monthly online booster lessons that were developed to enhance the FEIP program
  2. Abbreviations: **PICO Population, Intervention(s), Comparison(s) and Outcome(s)