NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

Running head: RESEARCH CRITIQUE & PICOT – FINAL 1

 

 

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RESEARCH CRITIQUE & PICOT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Critique & PICOT Statement – Final Draft

Student’s Name

NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

Grand Canyon University

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Research Critique & PICOT Statement – Final Draft

Give a brief introduction of this paper as it is the final draft. In this section include the names of the studies that were critiqued in the qualitative and quantitative sections below with the cited reference after the name of each study. The graded assignments from weeks one, two and three should be the basis for this assignment. The corrections made for all sections of those assignments according to the instructor’s comments should be clearly present. Do not include the instructor’s comments. Just make the corrections and put them in the proper places noted by the headings below. Throughout this paper, you should use spell check and grammar check always. Speak in the active voice and not a passive voice. Support statements with references. Use citations in all sections when references are made to the study or studies used in this paper. (Keep the word count between 1500 and 1750 words. Going outside of the word count will cause a 10% deduction of total points.)

Nursing Practice Problem and PICOT Statement

Nursing Practice Problem

State the practice problem that is relevant to nursing. This should be an extension of the PICOT question that was in the introduction of the literature Search on Week 1 of this class. The PICOT question should support the nursing practice problem with current research. Be clear, concise and relate the problem to nursing practice. State how current research supports this problem. Describe the relevant details and explain how the PICOT statement is linked or related to nursing practice. Current research must be used to show how the PICOT supports the nursing practice problem.

PICOT Statement

State the PICOT statement in question State the PICOT question using the format noted in the article on “EBP- Step-by-Step- Asking the Clinical Question: A Key Step in Evidence-Based Practice” by Stillwell, Fineout-Overhold & Melnyk (2010) found with the template for this assignmentDiscuss the link between the PICOT questionthe nursing practice problem & evidence-based practice change how they are connected to relevant details supporting explanation.

Qualitative Study

Background of Study

Keep this section to just the criteria of the qualitative study. The clinical and research problem of the study, significance of the study, purpose of the study and main research question or hypothesis should be described briefly in this section.

Methods of Study

What qualitative methods were used to answer the research question stated above? Were there quantitative and qualitative studies of the literature review relevant to the focus of the study that were cited by the author? Were the references current? Were there weaknesses of the available studies used by the author?

What was the theory or framework of the study? Was it grounded, ethnological or phenomenological? How was this theory or framework supported as one of the above types of theory?

Results of Study

Briefly describe the results of the study in as few sentences as possible. Then answer the following questions objectively : How do the results of the study have implications to nursing knowledge/ science? How would the results impact nursing practice or all areas of nursing?

Ethical Considerations

Briefly answer the following questions: Did the study receive IRB approval? Did the participants of the study receive protection of their privacy? Did the participants receive ethical treatment or was there lack of treatment of patients who participated in the study?

Quantitative Study

Background of Study

Keep this section to just the criteria of the quantitative study? What was the clinical or research problem that led to the study? What was the significance of the study? Did the author stated the purpose of the study (what was the author hoping to find out by doing this study)? State the research questions that the author intended to answer with this study. (Do NOT just list the question or questions. Explain the answers in a paragraph.) Were the purpose and the research questions related to the problem of the study?

Methods of Study

What were the risks and benefits to the subjects that participated in the study? Were there risks and benefits that the authors did not discuss? If so what were they? Was informed consent from the subjects obtained by the authors? Did the subjects give their consent voluntarily? Was the institutional review board approval obtained from the same agency in which the study was performed?

What were the independent and dependent variables? Identify them and define them clearly. How was the data collected? Why did the author use this method? What was the time -period of the study (month and year of beginning and ending of study)? Briefly describe the sequence of data collection. How was the data managed? What was the method used to analyze the data? Was the rigor of the data management assured? If so, how? Was statistical software used? How was researcher bias minimized? What method was used to assure this bias was controlled in the data management of the study? Look at the grading rubric for additional criteria.

Results of Study

Briefly describe the results of the study in as few sentences as possible. Then answer the following questions objectively : What were the limitations of the study? How do the results of the study have implications to nursing practice? What is the opportunity for future nursing research of this topic?

Ethical Considerations

Briefly answer the following questions: Did the study receive IRB approval? Did the participants of the study receive protection of their privacy? Did the participants receive ethical treatment or was there lack of treatment of patients who participated in the study?

Proposed Evidence-Based Practice Change

Clearly describe how the practice change will solve the practice problem that you have chosen. Description of the solution to the practice problem should clearly related to the nursing practice problem. Make sure you give a clear sense of the main idea of your PICOT question.

Conclusion

This paragraph is the conclusion of YOUR paper and NOT the research study results or conclusions of the authors of the study. Is the thesis statement of the study related to the utility and applicability of the findings to nursing practice? What new knowledge was learned? Explain the suggestions for future nursing studies given by the author(s) of the study? It should be a brief compilation of the major points of the study that was critiqued in this paper. State your conclusion as to whether the practice change would improve the practice problem in one statement. Support your conclusions about your practice change.

References

American Nurses Association. (2015). How to get through a busy shift without going crazy. Journal of Mental Health for Nursing, 5(1), 218-222. Example-Journal

Dewey,K, Cheetum, L, & Howe, J. (2014). The legal aspects of nursing mistakes. New York,

NY: Law University Publishers. Example-Book

McBain, L. (2012). The way in which we learn to nurse patients. American Nurse Today. Retrieved from https://www.american_nurse_today/methodsinnursing/3456html. Example- Web Page

{There should be at least THREE studies used to support the conclusion statements in your paper that are listed on this page. (Use the studies from your week 1 assignment as supporting references for citation in this paper). There should be a cited reference in every section of this paper, including the nursing practice problem, the PICOT statement and he EBP change sections. The entire paper should be in APA 6th edition format. See the manual that you should have in your possession for additional information. The above are examples of how they should be listed. Do not turn in the information on this page with your assignment. It should be removed and the only information on this page should be the actual studies that you used in this paper with the studies used for supporting your conclusion to meet the required criterion of the assignment.}

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