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.
Evidently Cochrane 2022: a look back at a year of blogs
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.
Helping older people live well at home: mapping the evidence
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.
Experiencing Evidently Cochrane blogs: uncertainty, suffering and solidarity
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.
Health awareness events as opportunities for sharing health evidence: choose with care
This blog explores the pros and cons of health awareness events as opportunities for sharing evidence, and how to choose and use them wisely.
Evidence to impact: reflections on the impact of sharing evidence in blogs
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.
Choosing images for sharing evidence: new guidance from Cochrane
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.
Illustrating mental health topics: from the headclutcher to the hopeful
Sarah Chapman reflects on a tweetchat on how best to illustrate mental health topics when sharing evidence.
Illustrating mental health topics: how can we do this well? A Cochrane tweetchat
Join @CochraneUK and @Cochrane_CCMD for a tweetchat on illustrating mental health topics, on Wednesday 12th February 2020
Evidently Cochrane: reflecting on the year and looking ahead
Sarah Chapman looks at some highlights on Evidently Cochrane in 2019 and some changes.
The power of the picture: opportunity and responsibility when illustrating health topics
Sarah Chapman reflects on conversations in Cochrane and beyond about images used to illustrate heath topics.
Getting clinical guidelines into practice – what works best?
Robert Walton blogs Cochrane evidence on interventions to support clinical guideline implementation.