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Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Project Article Appraisal Form

PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS

Each group is to locate and upload a minimum of (3) articles related to the PICOT question.

· Please use the files tab of your sub-channel to save any and all EBP related content

Of the 3 articles, the group is to select (1) article to formally appraise.

· Please use this form for the formal appraisal.

All required content on this 2 page form must be filled in, be thorough and typed in complete sentences with proper grammar. Fragmented sentences/statements and incomplete appraisals will not be accepted.

Article Appraisal

CITATION:


(Copy and paste article citation in APA Format)

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ABSTRACT


(Copy and paste the abstract from the article)

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In order to ensure that all team members contribute, each entry below MUST include the name of the Resident who provided that information.

Conceptual Framework:

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(Theoretical basis for the study)

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Design/Method

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(Describe design and how study was carried out)

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Sample/Setting

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(This section contains number of characteristics of patients; attrition ate & why)

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Major Variables Studied (and their definitions)

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(List and define independent and dependent variables)

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Measurement

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(Here go scales used to measure outcome variables, including name and author of scale and data on validity and reliability.)

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Data Analysis

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(Put statistics used to answer clinical questions here; but don’t need to include all.)

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Findings

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(These are the statistical or qualitative findings. There should be a finding for every statistical test specified in the previous row)

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Appraisal: Worth to Practice

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(Describe strengths and limitations of the study; risk or harm if study intervention or findings are implemented; feasibility of use in clinical practice.)

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REMEMBER: Level of Evidence + Quality of Evidence = Strength of Evidence and Confidence to Act.

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