Evidence Rating

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Summary

To help you evaluate the resources listed on the Positive Choices portal, we provide information about who developed the resources, and the evidence that supports the resource.

Resource Overview

What do the Evidence Ratings mean?

An evidence rating is provided for all resources and tells users about the research that supports the accuracy or effectiveness of the resource.

 
 This icon indicates that there is evidence (either from research or peer review) to support the resource. Resources with the strongest evidence rating (three stars) are those with the most evidence to support their effectiveness.
  • Three stars indicate that the benefits of the resource are supported by multiple published studies.
  • Two stars indicate that the benefits of the resource are supported by one published study.
  • One star indicates that an expert review of the resource has been conducted, or the information included in this factsheet has been compiled from expert review of peer-reviewed publications on this topic.
 
 This icon could indicate that the resource has not been tested or evaluated, or that the resource is currently being tested/evaluated, and results will be updated as they become available.