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TWC 362: Writing in Health Professions

In-Class Activities for TWC 362 Spring 2017

Activity 1: Finding the Full Text

Can you find the full text of these two article?  If not, what should you do? Hint: If you have no idea where to start, try www.lib.asu.edu

Hamilton, C. B., Maly, M. R., Clark, J. M., Speechley, M., Petrella, R. J., & Chesworth, B. M. (2013). Activity-modifying behaviour mediates the relationship between pain severity and activity limitations among adults with emergent knee pain. Physiotherapy Canada.Physiotherapie Canada, 65(1), 12-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/ptc.2011-61

¨Desrochers, P., Kairy, D., Pan, S., Corriveau, H., & Tousignant, M. (2017). Tai chi for upper limb rehabilitation in stroke patients: The patient’s perspective. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(13), 1313-1319.

 

Activity 2: Evaluating Sources

You are a health care professional working in a hospital when one of your patients begins talking to you about a condition called "adrenal fatigue".  They show you the following two web sources:

https://adrenalfatigue.org/what-is-adrenal-fatigue/​
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/expert-answers/adrenal-fatigue/faq-20057906

Examine each of these two websites and evaluate their quality. Refer to the CRAAP test document attached as a pdf at the bottom of this page for specific questions to consider and answer.

Try to find one aspect of each website that relates to the five categories
Currency
Relevance
Accuracy
Authority
Purpose

 

Activity 3: Searching the ASU Library

Access the LibraryOneSearch from the ASU Library homepage www.lib.asu.edu

Search for information about "your topic" using PubMed or CINAHL from the ASU Library homepage under frequently used resources.  Or choose this example topic: Is Resistance Training Safe and Effective for Children

  1. What keywords will you use to search?
  2. What types of information sources do you see?
  3. Can you find an article that describes what adrenal fatigue is?

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