Facilitating access to evidence: Primary Health Care Search Filter

dc.contributor.author Brown, Lynsey
dc.contributor.author Carne, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Bywood, Petra Teresia
dc.contributor.author McIntyre, Ellen
dc.contributor.author Damarell, Raechel
dc.contributor.author Tieman, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Lawrence, Mikaela
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-20T01:06:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-20T01:06:36Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description.abstract Background: The evidence base developed by, and relevant to, primary health care (PHC) is rapidly increasing. With the wealth of literature available, searchers trying to find PHC-specific citations can feel overwhelmed. Objectives: Flinders Filters and the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service collaborated to develop a search filter enabling efficient and effective retrieval of relevant PHC literature. Methods: Stage 1 involved developing a PHC Search Filter in the OvidSP Medline platform using a rigor-ous experimental methodology. The search filter was then translated for Web-based ‘one-click searching’ in PubMed during Stage 2. Stage 3 involved planning and implementing a mixed-methods evaluation. Results: The search filter sensitivity was 77.0% with a post hoc relevance assessment of 78 .3%. Four months after its launch, a mixed-methods study evaluated the PHC Search Filter. With 90 respondents, analysis of data from the online survey demonstrated overarching benefits, a positive response to the tool and directions for further refinement of the PHC Search Filter. Discussion: Designing the PHC Search Filter follow ed an established method that ensures the tool offers a validated search strategy. Evaluation results suggest that the PHC Search Filter is a useful tool that is easy to navigate. Challenges for the Filter relate to access to full text articles, while challenges for the evaluation relate to the small sample size. Conclusions: The PHC Search Filter reduces the burden associated with literature searching, increases the value of the results that are received and provides a useful resource to improve the likelihood of incorporating relevant evidence into policy and practice. en
dc.identifier.citation Brown, L., Carne, A., Bywood, P., McIntyre, E., Damarell, R., Lawrence, M. and Tieman, J. (2014), Facilitating access to evidence: Primary Health Care Search Filter. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 31: 293–302. doi: 10.1111/hir.12087 en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12087 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/36398
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2014 The authors. Health Information and Libraries Journal en
dc.rights.holder The authors. Health Information and Libraries Journal en
dc.rights.license In Copyright
dc.subject evidence-based practice; information management; information storage and retrieval; primary health care en
dc.title Facilitating access to evidence: Primary Health Care Search Filter en
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Tieman, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2611-1900 en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup McIntyre, Ellen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2230-1619 en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Damarell, Raechel: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6737-7537
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