Evidence Appraisal Assignment Discussion

Evidence Appraisal Assignment Discussion

PICOT Question
In new nurse graduates, does a nurse residency program in the hospital setting improve retention rates over one year?

Instructions:
1. Conduct a broach literature search of pertinent library database such as CINAHL, PubMed, Medline, etc. using the different search terms to retrieve many research articles/practice guidelines to choose from.
2. Select four research articles and/or practice guidelines in the past 5 years from peer- reviewed nursing or medical journals that pertain to your clinical problem, population of interest and evidence-based interventions. Research articles can usually be identified by their inclusion of introduction/background, methods, findings, limitations, discussion/conclusion sections in the article.
3. Develop an evidence synthesis table that summarizes 4 chosen research articles/practice guidelines using provided example and template.

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4. 2 articles to be on one page plus one evidence table presenting all four articles.
5. Write an analysis of the chosen articles/guidelines, critically evaluate the appropriateness, thoroughness, and limitations of the studies/guidelines. The paper should include:
a. Introduction: clinical problem and population significance
b. Search strategy and results: key words, article inclusion criteria, number of articles found, your process for choosing articles/guidelines for your synthesis table.
c. Synthesis of the evidence from 4 articles/guidelines: methods used in the studies, evidence-based practice interventions, major findings. Using the provided AGREE II 23-item Instrument to guide your practice guideline critiques.
d. Determine scientific credibility of studies/guidelines: your overall judgement of adequacy, appropriateness and thoroughness and limitations of the studies reviewed.
5. References: At least five references in APA format and not older than five years old (2017- 2022).
6. Appendix- Evidence Synthesis Table

Rubric
1. Synthesize the evidence from the four articles/guidelines using an Evidence Table and the information in the provided article on synthesis and other information in your text. What methods were used in the studies. (Provide your Evidence Table in an Appendix). Describe the evidence-based practice interventions recommended in your articles, and summarize the major findings in your 4 articles. Use the provided AGREE II 23-item Instrument to guide your practice guideline critiques.

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2. Determine scientific credibility of studies/guidelines: your overall judgement of adequacy, appropriateness and thoroughness and limitations of the studies reviewed. Start by evaluating the level of evidence for each of the 4 papers, then characterize the overall level of evidence of the papers you found. Then describe the quality of the evidence were the research papers from well done studies? Were they published in credible, peer reviewed journals? Did all or most of the papers agree or did you find a lot of disagreement in the findings, and/or conclusions and clinical implications among the papers?

–Write a summary of the amount of evidence you found, the levels of evidence available in the literature (overall, were there many research studies, or were they mostly expert opinion)? And include your evaluation of the quality of the papers in terms of whether or not they prop

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