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The 5 steps of evidence-based practice (EBP) were described in 1992.1 The steps are:
1. Translation of uncertainty to an answerable question;
2. Systematic retrieval of best evidence available;
3. Critical appraisal of evidence for validity, clinical relevance, and applicability;
4. Application of results in practice; and
5. Evaluation of performance.
According to the Sicily Statement on Evidence-based Practice,2 the steps describe a codified set of behaviours that form the basis for evidence-based clinical practice. The steps have also been the primary focus of teaching efforts in EBP. As …