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Chapter 9: Journal Clubs

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

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a. Practice critical appraisal skills

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b. Become a content expert in a therapeutic discipline

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c. Keep current with newly published literature

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d. Improve understanding of statistical methods and research design

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b. Become a content expert in a therapeutic discipline

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

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a. Secure a meeting space

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b. Invite guests

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c. Approve articles to be discussed

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d. Provide an overview of the study

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d. Provide an overview of the study

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

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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

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a. True

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b. False

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b. False

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

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a. A case series

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b. A letter to the editor

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c. A nonsystematic review

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d. A meta-analysis

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d. A meta-analysis

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

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

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b. Use of open-ended questions

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c. Sending participants a literature review checklist

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d. Sending participants the selected article in advance

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

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

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a. True

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b. False

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