Nursing

Evaluation Table

Use this document to complete the evaluation table requirement of the Module 4 Assessment, Evidence-Based Project, Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research

Full citation of selected article Article #1 Article #2 Article #3 Article #4
Conceptual Framework

Describe the theoretical basis for the study

Design/Method Describe the design

and how the study

was carried out

Sample/Setting

The number and

characteristics of

patients,

attrition rate, etc.

Major Variables Studied

List and define dependent and independent variables

Measurement

Identify primary statistics used to answer clinical questions

Data Analysis

Statistical or

qualitative

findings

Findings and Recommendations

General findings and recommendations of the research

Appraisal

Describe the general worth of this research to practice. What are the strengths and limitations of study? What are the risks associated with implementation of the suggested practices or processes detailed in the research? What is the feasibility of

use in your practice?

General Notes/Comments

Levels of Evidence Table

Use this document to complete the levels of evidence table requirement of the Module 4 Assessment, Evidence-Based Project, Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research

Author and year of selected article Article #1 Article #2 Article #3 Article #4
Study Design

Theoretical basis for the study

Sample/Setting

The number and

characteristics of

patients

Evidence Level *

(I, II, or III)

Outcomes
General Notes/Comments

* Evidence Levels:

· Level I

Experimental, randomized controlled trial (RCT), systematic review RTCs with or without meta-analysis

· Level II

Quasi-experimental studies, systematic review of a combination of RCTs and quasi-experimental studies, or quasi-experimental studies only, with or without meta-analysis

· Level III

Nonexperimental, systematic review of RCTs, quasi-experimental with/without meta-analysis, qualitative, qualitative systematic review with/without meta-synthesis

· Level IV

Respected authorities’ opinions, nationally recognized expert committee/consensus panel reports based on scientific evidence

· Level V

Literature reviews, quality improvement, program evaluation, financial evaluation, case reports, nationally recognized expert(s) opinion based on experiential evidence

Outcomes Synthesis Table

Use this document to complete the outcomes synthesis table requirement of the Module 4 Assessment, Evidence-Based Project, Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research

Author and year of selected article Article #1 Article #2 Article #3 Article #4
Sample/Setting

The number and

characteristics of

patients

Outcomes

Key Findings
Appraisal and Study Quality
General Notes/Comments

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