In a blog for anyone looking for support in making health decisions, Dr Jenny McSharry, Health Psychologist and lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Galway, explains what systematic reviews are and why they are a particularly trustworthy source of health evidence.
In the final Evidently Cochrane blog of the year, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK takes a look back at some highlights and changes from 2022.
A team from the University of Exeter write about evidence gap maps, a way of visually presenting an overview of the available evidence on health topics and showing where the gaps are.
Recently, Cochrane UK undertook some qualitative work to explore what the comments posted on Evidently Cochrane blogs might tell us about what readers get from our blogs. In this blog, the Editors of Evidently Cochrane, Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig, and qualitative researcher Fran Toye, talk about the methods they used, the insights they gained, and the subsequent changes made to the blogs to make them more useful to readers.
This blog explores the pros and cons of health awareness events as opportunities for sharing evidence, and how to choose and use them wisely.
20th October is World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day. Cochrane UK’s Knowledge Brokers, Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig, take up its theme #EvidenceToImpact, with a reflection on the potential impact of sharing evidence in blogs and the challenges of capturing it.
Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig, Cochrane UK's Knowledge Brokers, introduce new guidance for anyone who needs to choose images for a dissemination product based on any Cochrane Review, which may also be helpful for others interested in image selection, and reflect on what they’ve learned along the way.
Sarah Chapman reflects on a tweetchat on how best to illustrate mental health topics when sharing evidence.
Sarah Chapman reflects on conversations in Cochrane and beyond about images used to illustrate heath topics.
Robert Walton blogs Cochrane evidence on interventions to support clinical guideline implementation.
André Tomlin (@Mental_Elf), from the Beyond The Room team at the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium,#CochraneForAll, in Edinburgh interviews Dr Margaret McCartney (@mgtmccartney), general practitioner, about the practice of evidence-based medicine, relationships and trust.
Cochrane UK’s Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig took the recent Cochrane Colloquium 'Beyond The Room', as part of a team of eight. With insights from their intrepid team mates, they consider what this extended social media activity achieved, what they would do another time and why, as Sally Crowe said, they “might be a little bit addicted to it”!