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10 Exercises:

1. How can I find the evidence pyramid and an explanation of the different levels of research methods?

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2. What are some effective prevention and treatment strategies for childhood obesity that involve physical activity?

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3. Search the Cochrane Collaboration web site for review abstracts on asthma.  How many reviews do you find?  Select one of the reviews and summarize the “Main Results” and “Reviewers’ Conclusions.”

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4. Examine the Bandolier web site for information on influenza vaccines for individuals over 65.  What are the results, based on the evidence of studies within this particular age group?

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5. What methods improve smoking cessation rates?

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6. Conduct a search in PubMed on systematic reviews on the subject of bicycle safety using the “Clinical Queries” feature.  What are some of the interventions that have proven effective in reducing injury?

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7. Search for guidelines for community health services in responding to SARS.

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8. Conduct a search of the National Guideline Clearinghouse for recommendations on non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus using the “Compare” feature to evaluate two documents.   

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9.  How can you find evidence-based strategies linked to the Healthy People 2010 objectives on reducing occupational eye injury?

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10. How can I find evidence-based articles on the cost effectiveness of teen pregnancy prevention programs?

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