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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