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  1. The following components define evidence-based practice:
  1. The purpose of EBDM is to:
  1. EBDM is just a new term for clinical decision-making.
  1. EBDM requires online searching skills and understanding research methods.
  1. Evidence can change over time as new research studies are conducted.
  1. The highest level of evidence is the same for treatment and prognosis questions.
  1. Which of the following provides the highest level of evidence for treatment questions?
  1. Systematic reviews typically provide a higher level of evidence than a single study.
  1. As you progress up the levels of evidence, the amount of available literature also increases.
  1. As you progress up the levels of evidence, the literature becomes more relevant for answering therapy related questions.
  1. The first step in the EBDM process is:
  1. Which of the following characteristics describes the Intervention in the PICO process?
  1. The only optional component of the PICO question is:
  1. The purpose of defining the PICO question is to:
  1. Select the PICO component that is missing or incomplete from this question:

    Will an antimicrobial therapy (minocycline HCl) in conjunction with scaling and root planing as compared to scaling and root planing alone, be more effective in preventing further attachment and bone loss?

  1. Benefits of the EBDM process include:
  1. Read the following scenario and identify the Problem (P):

    Mrs. Sanchez is a 58-year-old women who is concerned about getting root surface cavities due to her receding gums. Her children receive fluoride treatments to prevent cavities on their teeth and asks you if she should be getting professionally applied fluoride treatments. Having recently read an article on chlorhexidine varnish (CHx-V) for the prevention of root caries you want to reread it to see if a CHx-V or Fluoride Varnish, which you normally provide, will be more effective.

  1. For the scenario in Question #17, identify the Intervention (I):
  1. Identify the Problem in the following scenario:

    Kevin is a 26-year-old man who talks to you about e-cigarettes and wants to know if they can help him permanently stop smoking. He has smoked since he was 16 and has never tried to quit before, but recently he has noticed his gums are bleeding and thinks it is due to his smoking. He also asks if e-cigarettes are better than nicotine gum.

  1. Select the most appropriate PICO question for the following scenario:

    Kevin is a 26-year-old man who talks to you about e-cigarettes and wants to know if they can help him permanently stop smoking. He has smoked since he was 16 and has never tried to quit before, but recently he has noticed his gums are bleeding and thinks it is due to his smoking. He also asks if e-cigarettes are better than nicotine gum.