Evidence to Practice Review

Evidence to Practice Review

The purpose of an Evidence to Practice Review is to synthesize currently published literature (systematic review or meta-analysis) and provide a concise and clinical summary of relevant findings for practicing clinicians. This includes providing a clinical bottom that can be applied in clinical practice.

Title: The word “Review” should appear in the title as well as the content focus of the review. Titles should be no longer than 15 words and the heading “title” does not need to appear in the submission.

Content Focus: Choose 2-3 key phrases from the provided list (See Author Guidelines) that align with the content in the manuscript. In addition, you may choose to provide 1-2 key words relevant to your manuscript.

Original Reference: The original research reference from the guiding manuscript, please adhere to the AMA guidelines.

Abstract: A 300-word unstructured abstract should accompany your submission. The abstract must be original in nature and summarize the context to the clinical problem under investigation, brief summary of the guiding manuscript, and the clinical bottom line.

Video Abstract (Optional): A Video Abstract is an accompanying feature for research articles that should attract viewers to the scientific paper. The aim of the Video Abstract is to promote the highlights of your study. Therefore, it should include the main conclusions and results of the paper, but it should also add something to the written paper. Ideally, it should engage viewers by telling a story, for example by starting with a particular finding, a question, or a distinctive topic around which the story will unfold. Your emphasis must be on ways of capturing the attention of your audience, encouraging them to read your paper. The video abstracts will be posted on the manuscript homepage and social media. Please provide your Twitter handle (personal or organization), if available, in the submission of your video abstract.

Summary: The commentary should not exceed 2,000 words. The text should focus on the findings of the guiding manuscript and how practicing clinicians can apply the results to their own practice. The commentary will seek to provide insight into emerging issues, applying best practice guidelines, and translation of evidence into practice.

Clinical Problem and Question: Provide an introduction into the clinical problem that is being reviewed and discuss it relevance to clinical practice. Provide a clinical question that the review aims to address.

Summary of Literature: Provide a synthesis of the systematic review or meta-analysis as well as the articles that were included in the guiding manuscript.

Summary of interventions (Optional): If appropriate, include a summary of the intervention(s) that the guiding systematic review or meta-analysis investigated. This should include clinically relevant information such as: parameter, prescription, and dosages.

Summary of Outcomes: When possible, detail the outcomes used from the guiding systematic review or meta-analysis.

Findings and Clinical Implications: What were the results and how do these relate to clinical practice? How can these results translate and influence clinical practice? 

Clinical Bottom Line: Provide a conclusion on how the evidence from the guiding manuscript can be applied to clinical practice.

Tables and Figures: Include figures and or tables to summarize relevant information of the interventions or outcomes related to the guiding question or guiding review. Use the table or figure to detail the application of interventions or techniques to provide clear instruction to practicing clinicians.

Videos: Inclusion of video demonstrations of interventions or measurements is highly encouraged. Aid can be provided by the journal as requested.

References: List all references used to support the case at the conclusion of the column. Please adhere to AMA guidelines.