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Audiology 2014;10(3): 181-189.
Published online: October 31, 2014.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2014.10.3.181
청각 분야에서 근거기반실무에 대한 고찰
남부대학교 언어치료청각학과
A Review of Evidence-Based Practice in the Audiological Field
Soojin Cho
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Nambu University, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence  Soojin Cho ,Tel: (062) 970-0215, Fax: (062) 972-6200, Email: sj2434@nambu.ac.kr
Received: August 31, 2014; Revised: October 8, 2014   Accepted: October 10, 2014.  Published online: October 31, 2014.
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is defined as an approach in which current, best research evidence is integrated with clinical expertise and client’s preferences or values into the process of making clinical decisions. It has been widely applied in various fields such as medicine, nursing, social welfare, counseling, and education. The purpose of this paper is to improve the awareness and to recognize the possibility for clinical application of EBP in the audiological field in Korea. Therefore, this paper deals with reviews of the EBP definition, 5 steps of the process (defining a clinical question, searching for evidence to address the question, evaluating the available evidence, relating the evidence to the client, and evaluating the outcomes of the EBP process), and the limitation and activation plans for EBP. Conclusively, it requires ongoing education and discussion that can lead to the change in the perception of the audiologists to successfully apply EBP in the field of audiology.
Key Words: Best research evidence, Clinical expertise, Evidence-based practice (EBP), Preferences or values.
중심단어: 가치(관)이나 선호도, 근거기반실무, 임상적 전문성, 최상의 연구 근거
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