From the Editor In August 2002, I wrote about evidence-based practice and some of the resources that are available to clinicians to find answers to the clinically based questions they might ask concerning their speech-language interventions. In identifying these resources, I noted that many consist of databases that are mostly reviews of ... Editorial
Editorial  |   May 01, 2004
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Editorial   |   May 01, 2004
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American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2004, Vol. 13, 98. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2004/011)
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2004, Vol. 13, 98. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2004/011)
In August 2002, I wrote about evidence-based practice and some of the resources that are available to clinicians to find answers to the clinically based questions they might ask concerning their speech-language interventions. In identifying these resources, I noted that many consist of databases that are mostly reviews of randomized clinical trials (RCTs), the “gold standard” of efficacy research. Because the literature assessing clinical interventions in speech-language pathology is composed predominantly of studies that do not employ RCTs, the majority of this work has not been included in these mainstream resources and therefore is less accessible to clinicians for clinical decision making. This is unfortunate. In order to improve the overall credibility of the positive outcomes associated with many speech-language treatments, as well as to rectify the absence of most speech-language outcome studies from such databases, it is incumbent on our discipline to become more engaged in conducting RCTs as the method for testing our clinical interventions.
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