Research Field Evidence Based Practice

In order to provide the best possible care for individual clients, evidence-based practice (EBP) integrates three areas into the process of clinical reasoning: the best external evidence available from systematic research, the internal expertise of health professionals and the clients’ values and concerns. EBP is thus regarded as a central element of a quality-conscious, efficient and client-centered health system. Studies show that health professionals have a positive attitude towards EBP, but sustainable implementation into practice remains a challenging process.

Research Focuses

This research area focuses on monitoring the implementation of EBP in Austria as well as the identification of promoting and inhibiting factors. Demand-oriented strategies are developed to support the implementation of EBP in the diverse occupational fields. Within the framework of an international research network, it is being aimed at optimizing the effectiveness of service facilities for children with language development disorders and developing survey tools to demonstrate the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions. 

The establishment of an EBP service and consultation center is based on a comprehensive survey on acceptance and benefits. The EBP service and consultation centre combines workshops on EBP knowledge and skills with a CAT (critically appraised topic) service. In order to promote a transfer from theory to practice, insights from recent research are made available to health professionals.


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