What is Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-based practice is where experts agree that a treatment was tested in a scientifically valid way, with multiple studies completed by different research groups demonstrating similar results.
Some ways to tell if it’s not Evidence-based
- Use your own good judgment. Are the claims too good to be true?
- There are no research articles available on the treatment, only anecdotal evidence
- There are only a few research articles on the treatment, although there might be a book or two
- The articles aren’t peer-reviewed (i.e., looked at and agreed good science was used by another expert in the field)
- The articles are only written by the individual selling the treatment, and possibly they can make some money off it
- The articles don’t use scientifically sound methodology