Pearson's EBP Briefs are case-based courses designed to assist with everyday decision-making in clinical practice. This case will examine the clinical question, “Do patients treated for voice therapy with telepractice show similar changes in voice outcome measures as patients treated face-to-face?” The related literature search and analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision and application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A relevant assessment tool for this case is the CLQT+ (Helm-Estabrooks, 2017).
Course created on June 1, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the clinical question for an example case scenario.
- After this course, participants will be able to list relevant search criteria for retrieving evidence related to the clinical question.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify factors to consider when evaluating the evidence.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a clinical decision based on the evidence analysis.
|0-10 Minutes||Background and Clinical Question|
|10-15 Minutes||Search for Evidence|
|15-25 Minutes||Evaluating the Evidence|
|25-30 Minutes||The Evidence-based Decision and Application to Clinical Practice|
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Balaji Rangarathnam, PhD, CCC-SLP
Balaji is an Assistant Professor in the Department of CSDI. His professional interests relate to voice and swallowing disorders.
Gary H. McCullough, PhD, CCC-SLP
Gary H. McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP serves as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University and Director of the BCBS-NC Institute for Health and Human Services. His research in the areas of swallowing and voice is widely published and has been funded by the NIH, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and various foundations. He has more than 20 years experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator. He was named an ASHA Fellow in 2016 and currently serves as President of the International Dysphagia Research Society.
Haley Gilroy, MS, CF-SLP
Haley Gilroy, M.S., CF-SLP, is a graduate of East Carolina University's Communication Sciences & Disorders program. She has an interest in voice and swallowing disorders.
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