Attitudes, skills and use

Evidence based practice (EBASE)


Evidence based practice (EBASE) – attitudes, skills and use


Several health professions in Sweden provide health services to people seeking care for musculoskeletal disorders. Knowledge of how these professions use and relate to evidence-based practice, i.e. the conscientious and systematic use of several sources of knowledge (best available evidence from research, clinical expertise, and the patient’s unique situation, needs and preferences) to make decisions about care is scarce.


To investigate attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice among health professions providing health services to persons with musculoskeletal disorders.


Quality assurance project in the form of a anonymous websurvey (Evidence-Based Practice Attitude and utilization SurvEy – EBASE).


This is the first project to use the EBASE instrument to investigate health providers’ attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice in Sweden. The results can be compared to results from similar surveys previously conducted among registered health professions in e.g. the United Kingdom and Australia.

Research Principle

Sophiahemmet University



Dr Med vet Tobias Sundberg – Primary Investigator,
Professor Eva Skillgate – Research group leader for Musculoskeletal & Sports Injury Epidemiology Center,