Assignment: Evidence-Based Project, Part 3: Critical Appraisal of Research

Realtors rely on detailed property appraisals—conducted using appraisal tools—to assign market values to houses and other properties. These values are then presented to buyers and sellers to set prices and initiate offers.

Research appraisal is not that different. The critical appraisal process utilizes formal appraisal tools to assess the results of research to determine value to the context at hand. Evidence-based practitioners often present these findings to make the case for specific courses of action.

In this Assignment, you will use an appraisal tool to conduct a critical appraisal of published research. You will then present the results of your efforts.

To Prepare:

  • Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and the four systematic reviews (or other filtered high- level evidence) you selected in Module 3.
  • Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and analyzed in Module 3.
  • Review and download the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template provided in the Resources.

The Assignment (Evidence-Based Project)

Part 3A: Critical Appraisal of Research

Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected by completing the Evaluation Table within the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template. Choose a total of four peer-reviewed articles that you selected related to your clinical topic of interest in Module 2 and Module 3.

Note: You can choose any combination of articles from Modules 2 and 3 for your Critical Appraisal. For example, you may choose two unfiltered research articles from Module 2 and two filtered research articles (systematic reviews) from Module 3 or one article from Module 2 and three articles from Module 3. You can choose any combination of articles from the prior Module Assignments as long as both modules and types of studies are represented.

Part 3B: Critical Appraisal of Research

Based on your appraisal, in a 1-2-page critical appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges from the research you reviewed. Briefly explain the best practice, justifying your proposal with APA citations of the research.

 

 

SubmitPart 3A and 3B of your Evidence-Based Projects

 

 

The questioner which I chose was “Do psychiatric patients (P) that frequently engage with a nurse through various therapeutic approaches (I) compared to those that have limited nurse engagement ( C ) experience reduced violent actions and thoughts (O) over a period of one month (T)? “

 

And the four peer reviews were: Goodrow, T. (2017). Concept of Self: Approach to Behaviors in Mental Health, The TAPOUT Program.Level I: Evidence from a systematic review of all relevant randomized controlled trialsLevel I: Evidence from a systematic review of all relevant randomized controlled trials

 

Berring L.L, Pedersen L & Buus N. (2016). Coping with violence in mental health care settings: patient and staff member perspectives on De-escalation practices. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2016;30(5):499–507.Level VI: Evidence from evidence summaries of individual studies

Kaunomäki J, Jokela M, Kontio R, Sailas E, Lindberg N. (2017) Interventions following a high violence risk assessment score: a naturalistic study on a Finnish psychiatric admission ward. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017;17:26Level VII: Evidence from one properly designed randomized controlled trial

Melnyk, B., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2019). Evidence-based practice in nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer…Level I: Evidence from a systematic review of all relevant randomized controlled trials

 

That is what I used as my peer articles for module 2 and module 3 

NB: References cannot be more than 3 years old

 

HOW TO GET FULL MARKS MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS

Part 3A: Critical Appraisal of Research Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected and analyzed by completing the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template. Be sure to include: · An Evaluation Table

Part 3B: Evidence-Based Best Practices Based on your appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges from the research you reviewed. Briefly explain the best practice, justifying your proposal with APA citations of the research.

Written Expression and Formatting—Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate the continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.

Written Expression and Formatting—English Writing Standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation.

Written Expression and Formatting—The paper follows the correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

 

 

 

 

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