Quality Framework for the Healthy Workers Initiative
A note about Evidence Base
The level of evidence to support programs in the healthy living context is emerging. There is work occurring nationally and internationally to strengthen the evidence base. However, in the meantime the extent of robust, rigorous evidence that can be applied to different settings, client groups and contexts may not be available for all programs. This Program Registration will prompt the review of the quality of design and evidence base of programs which will assist in ensuring that best practice is further implemented.
For those wanting to know more about assessing and using evidence, the following resources may be useful:
- Lewis, J., Spencer, L., Dillon L. 2003. ‘Appraising quality in qualitative evaluations: approaches and challenges’ in Popay, J. (ed). Moving beyond effectiveness in evidence synthesis. Methodological Issues in the Synthesis of Diverse Sources of Evidence. London: National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. www.nice.org.uk/niceMedia/docs/Moving_beyond_effectiveness_in_evidence_synthesis2.pdf
- Latest work by the NHMRC on evidence base for guidelines http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/guidelines/Stage%202%20Consultation%20Levels%20and%20Grades.pdf
Published date: July 2012