We have two new entries to the most read list in November, including a new entry at number 1. Read more on these two articles below.
New entry and most read
Effect of portable HEPA filters on COVID-19 period prevalence: an observational quasi-interventional study in German kindergartens
This observational study by Falkenberg et al. is a new entry this month, and it is also the most read article for November. The study aimed to evaluate the effect of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in kindergartens in Germany, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data from thousands of children from 32 kindergartens were collected, and it was found that while the HEPA filters did significantly reduce the viral load in the air in the rooms, they did not lead to a reduced prevalence of COVID-19 in the kindergartens. In fact, the use of the HEPA filters might lead to a sense of security, reducing preventive behaviours.
Evidence-based practice models and frameworks in the healthcare setting: a scoping review
Another new entry into the most read list in November was this scoping review by Dusin et al., looking to identify and review current evidence-based practice (EBP) models and frameworks. The authors identified relevant published articles from January 1990 to April 2022, with 19 models and frameworks meeting the criteria. The study found that many EBP models and frameworks currently exist, providing diverse instructions. The inclusion of patient values and preferences needs to be better integrated into EBP models and frameworks, and expertise and knowledge to assess evidence must be considered when choosing an EBP model or framework.