Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness and its value/relevance in a particular context. The purpose of appraising a quantitative research study is to assess whether the study’s research questions (hypotheses), methods, and results are sufficiently valid to produce useful information for clinical practice. 

Please read the following quantitative research study: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nursing Intervention to Reduce Emergency Department Revisits. After careful review, use the article to complete the attached worksheet. 




please include:

Article Summary Information

Article title (1 point)Authors (1 point)Population, size, and setting (2 points)Publication date (1 point)


Evidence Level

Used Decision Tree to correctly identify the Level of Evidence


Quality Rating

Used Decision Tree to assign a quality rating (4 points)Student supports rating with detailed rationale (6 points)


Appraisal of Evidence

Completed all questions when appraising nursing study:1. Introduction (5 points)2. Review of the Literature (5 points)3. Methods (7 points)4. Results (5 points)5. Discussion (8 points)



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