Answered By: Mary Kaye Hooker
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2018     Views: 649

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Database has four types of documents: Systematic Reviews, Systematic Review Protocols, Evidence Summaries and Best Practices.  

Here is a video on Searching Joanna Briggs

There may not be a document/item in the JBI database that matches exactly your clinical question. However, there is most likely something that is related to your clinical question. The terms used to describe the topic maybe different or spelled differently. Medications are not generally searchable in the database for this reason.

Try these tips:
Example question: In women with breast cancer, does music therapy relieve stress and improve quality of life?

  1. Search for the Intervention only. Example might be Music Therapy
  2. Search for the Populations: Example might be Women AND Breast Cancer
  3. Search for the Population and the Intervention: Example might be Music Therapy AND Cancer
  4. Search for the Outcome only or the Outcome and the Population: Cancer AND Stress OR Anxiety

While you may not find anything that exactly matches your topic, there may be excellent evidence that Music Therapy relieves stress in Men with Prostate Cancer or Children with Brain Tumors~ get it? Searching more broadly will possibly return more results and be closer to the 10-15 results that are expected.