Evidence Based Critical Appraisal

Evidence Based Critical Appraisal

Please see the following attachments to assist you in writing this critical appraisal paper. I have also included the one I did myself one week ago to assist you in writing this one.
1. Also you will need to read the textbook (use Stephanie’s access code for the textbook-She agreed to this)
2. Use the grading rubric to guide you in what needs to be done.
3. Under the section that says “level of evidence-Question 2, please see the attached document that has a list of the 8 questions that need to be answered for that part.
4. This professor is very picky so please make sure that you address each and every section (Again, let my previous paper be your guide).
Please text me if you have any questions.

 

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PURPOSE

Guidelines for Critical Appraisal Paper/Faculty Assignments

The Critical Appraisal Exercise Paper is the first of three related assignments which are due in Unit 3. The purpose of this initial paper is to briefly describe your search strategies when identifying two articles that pertain to an evidence-based practice topic of interest.

COURSE OUTCOMES

 

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

CO 1: Examine the sources of knowledge that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO #7)

CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs

#4 and #8)

CO 3: Identify ethical issues common to research involving human subjects. (PO 6)

CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence-

based practice. (POs 4 and 8)

CO 5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs 7 and 8)

 

DUE DATE

Refer to the course calendar for due date. The college’s Late Assignment policy applies to this activity.

POINTS POSSIBLE

These Faculty assignments are worth 100, 100, & 125 points. The college’s Late Assignment policy applies to this activity.

REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to complete the www.critical appraisal exercises on pp. 126, 246, & 316.  In order to receive full points, all questions must be answered completely.

 

The paper will include the following.

  1. Format
    1. Correct grammar and spelling
    2. Use of headings for each section
    3. Use of APA format (sixth edition)
    4. Page length: two to three pages

PREPARING THE PAPER

 

  1. Paper should include a title page and a reference pag

DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA FOR FACULTY ASSIGNMENTS #1 & #2

 

Assignment

Criteria

Points % Description
Clinical Question  

30

30 1.   Problem is described.  What is the focus of your group’s work?

2.   Significance of the problem is described. What health outcomes result from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem?

3.   What was the identified PICOT question?

4.   Purpose of your paper. What will your paper do or describe?

This is similar to a problem statement. “The purpose of this paper is to . . .”

Levels of

Evidence

40 40 1.   What type of question are you asking (therapy, prognosis, meaning, etc.)?

2.  Questions criteria answered

3.  Use Table 1.4 to identify the ratings systems for grading levels of  evidence

4. Use Table 1.5

 

2.   What is the best type of evidence to be found to answer that question (e.g., RCT, cohort study, qualitative study)?

 

 

Format 30 30 1.   Correct grammar and spelling

2.   Use of headings for each section: Clinical Question, Level of

Evidence, Conclusion

3.   APA format (sixth ed.)

4.   Paper length: three to four pages

Total 100 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRADING RUBRIC

 

 

Assignment

Criteria

 

Outstanding or Highest

Level of Performance

 

A (92–100%)

 

Very Good or High Level of

Performance

 

B (84–91%)

 

Competent or Satisfactory

Level of Performance

 

C (76–83%)

 

Poor, Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance

F (0–75%)

 

Clinical Question

45 points

 

ALL elements present

1.       Problem is presented clearly.

2.       Significance of problem is described completely.

3.       PICOT question is presented.

4.       Purpose of paper is stated.

42–45 points

 

All but one element present

1.       Problem is presented clearly.

2.       Significance of problem is described completely.

3.       PICOT question is presented.

4.       Purpose of paper is stated.

38–41 points

 

ALL but two elements present

1.       Problem is presented clearly.

2.       Significance of problem is described completely.

3.       PICOT question is presented.

4.       Purpose of paper is stated.

34–37 points

 

Three or more elements missing

1.       Problem is presented clearly.

2.       Significance of problem is described completely.

3.       PICOT question is presented.

4.       Purpose of paper is stated.

0–33 points

 

Levels of Evidence

30 points

 

1.       Accurately identifies type of question being asked.

2.       Accurately identifies best type of evidence available to answer question being asked.

 

 

28–30 points

 

1.       Accurately identifies type of question being asked.

2.       Inaccurately identifies best type of evidence available to answer question being asked.

 

 

26–27 points

 

1.       Incompletely or inaccurately identifies type of question being asked.

2.       Incompletely or inaccurately identifies best type of evidence available to answer question being asked.

23–25 points

 

1.       Does not identify type of question being asked.

2.        Does not identify best type of evidence available to answer question being asked.

 

 

0–22 points

 

Format

30     points

 

1.       Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.

2.       Headings are free of errors and include all of the following.

a.        Clinical Question

b.       Level of Evidence

c.        Search Strategy

d.       Conclusion

3.       APA format is used without errors.

4.       Total length: Three to four pages, excluding references and title page.

 

28–30 points

 

1.       Grammar and mechanics have no more than one type of error.

2.       Headings are free of errors and include three of the following.

a.        Clinical Question

b.       Level of Evidence

c.        Search Strategy

d.       Conclusion

3.       APA format is used without errors.

4.       Total length: Three to four pages, excluding references and title page.

26–27 points

 

1.       Grammar and mechanics have no more than two types of errors.

2.       Headings are free of errors and include two of the following.

a.        Clinical Question

b.       Level of Evidence

c.        Search Strategy

d.       Conclusion

3.       APA format is used without errors.

4.       Total length: less than three or more than four pages, excluding references and title page.

23–25 points

 

1.       Grammar and mechanics have three or more types of errors.

2.       Headings have errors, are missing, or include just one of the following.

a.        Clinical Question

b.       Level of Evidence

c.        Search Strategy

d.       Conclusion

3.       APA format is used without errors.

4.       Total length: less than three or more than four pages, excluding references and title page.

0–22 points

 

Total Points Possible = 150 points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA FOR FACULTY ASSIGNMENTS #3

 

Assignment

Criteria

Points % Description
Clinical Question 30 40 1.   Problem is described.  What is the focus of your group’s work?

2.   Significance of the problem is described. What health outcomes result from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem?

3.   What was the identified PICOT question?

4.   Purpose of your paper. What will your paper do or describe?

This is similar to a problem statement. “The purpose of this paper is to . . .”

Levels of

Evidence

50 60 1.   What type of question are you asking (therapy, prognosis, meaning, etc.)?

2.  Questions criteria answered for the identified study

3.  Use Table 1.4 to identify the ratings systems for grading levels of  evidence

4. Use Table 1.5

5. Provided examples of why this is significant in practice

 

2.   What is the best type of evidence to be found to answer that question (e.g., RCT, cohort study, qualitative study)?

 

 

Format 45 50 1.   Correct grammar and spelling

2.   Use of headings for each section: Clinical Question, Level of

Evidence, Conclusion

3.   APA format (sixth ed.)

4.   Paper length: three to four pages

Total 125 100

EVIDENCE BASED CRITICAL APPRAISAL PAPER

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