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SUMMARIES 

Secondary Pre-appraised Research

Regularly updated guidelines that integrate evidence-based information about specific clinical problems.

Resource types: Practice guidelines, clinical reviews, and position statements

SYNTHESES & SYNOPSES 

Secondary Pre-appraised Research

Summarized evidence from high-quality studies surrounding a specific research question.

Study types: Meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and RCTs, some with quality ratings based on study methodology.

INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

Primary Original Research

Original research conducted to answer specific questions.

Study types: Case series, case reports, case control, cohort, RCTs, qualitative studies, and more.

(Resources below also contain syntheses such as systematic reviews and meta-analyses.)

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Other NAU resources

Search for additional condition-specific information in the Books and eBooks tabs above. 


Other online resources

 

eBooks:

Physical books

  • Best used to cite background information on AT topics.  
  • Hover over a title to read its contents.
  • Check books out for 4 weeks with your PBC badge at the front desk.
  • Search for additional titles above.

Streaming video

Image collections

Tests, measures, and instruments

Anatomical Models

PBC Library hosts an extensive collection of advanced, anatomical models available for student and faculty use. If you'd like to checkout one of the models, please keep in mind:

  • Models are only available during staffed hours for in-library use only
  • Please inform front-desk staff if you'd like to remove a model from the shelf
    • Staff can also help you access the models stored off-shelf
  • All models must be checked out at the front desk before use
  • The complete PBC Library Anatomical Models Policy can be found here

NOTE: For a complete list of all models, please see the PBC Library Anatomical Models List.


Acland's Video Atlas Logo

Acland's Atlas of Human Anatomy presents dissections of unembalmed human bodies, allowing access to specific content through indexes and keyword searches. The specimens rotate relative to the camera, giving a three-dimensional view.

Mobile resources


Open access point-of-care apps


Mobile apps through NAU Library

The following resources are licensed by NAU for student and faculty use:

 Promoting health equity through physical activity 

In 2017, writers for ACSM reported that:

creating equitable opportunities for physical activity participation will aid in reducing inequities in health behaviors as well as promote equity in health outcomes (e.g., cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes). Equity in health implies that 'ideally everyone should have a fair opportunity to attain his or her full potential and, more pragmatically, that no one should be disadvantaged from achieving this potential, if it can be avoided'.


In the same report, it was noted that people are less likely (and often unable) to meet daily and weekly physical activity needs due to their belonging to an underserved social group. For instance:

  • only 31% of adults with a disability meet the guidelines for a physical activity, as opposed to 54% of those with no disability;
  • 27% of non-Hispanic black girls label themselves "inactive" in comparison to 14% of non-Hispanic white girls;
  • 18% of girls are inactive as adolescents, compared to 10% of boys;
  • LGBTQ+ identifying adolescents report 1.2  - 2.6 hours/week less activity than adolescents who do not identify as LGBTQ+

In order to help combat these disparities, athletic trainers can promote community engagement in underserved populations through four specific components: 1) creating public awareness 2) developing educational initiatives 3) building partnerships of practice, and 4) using evidence-based approaches to evaluate interventions.

Additionally, athletic trainers should practice with the NATA Code of Ethics in mind. 


The following websites are all vetted resources that work toward at least one of these components:

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