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Chapter 9: Journal Clubs

Which one of the following is NOT a primary goal of journal club participation?

a. Practice critical appraisal skills

b. Become a content expert in a therapeutic discipline

c. Keep current with newly published literature

d. Improve understanding of statistical methods and research design

b. Become a content expert in a therapeutic discipline

Which one of the following is NOT a function of the journal club facilitator?

a. Secure a meeting space

b. Invite guests

c. Approve articles to be discussed

d. Provide an overview of the study

d. Provide an overview of the study

Critical appraisal is the process of systematically and critically evaluating a scientific study for relevance and value within a specific context.

a. True

b. False

a. True

Discussion of a clinical controversy should be avoided during a journal club discussion.

a. True

b. False

b. False

Which of the following is most suitable for a journal club presentation?

a. A case series

b. A letter to the editor

c. A nonsystematic review

d. A meta-analysis

d. A meta-analysis

Which of the following is least likely to help promote participation in discussion?

a. Use of a presentation-style format and slide set

b. Use of open-ended questions

c. Sending participants a literature review checklist

d. Sending participants the selected article in advance

a. Use of a presentation-style format and slide set

Journal clubs are the most frequently used active learning strategy when teaching medical literature evaluation.

a. True

b. False

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