This week focus on finding the evidence for your project proposal guided by your PICOT question and critically appraising that evidence. There are many resources available to you and a few examples are provided below.

This week focus on finding the evidence for your project proposal guided by your PICOT question and critically appraising that evidence. There are many resources available to you and a few examples are provided below.

Cochrane Library (Souths Online Library)
CINAHL Plus with Full-Text (Souths Online Library)
Joanna Briggs Institute Library http://joannabriggslibrary.org/
AHRQ Evidence Reports http://www.ahrq.gov/
Guidelines Clearinghouse http://www.guideline.gov/
As you identify literature you will use the Rapid Appraisal (RCA) Checklists to appraise the literature. The following checklists are available and can also be found in Appendix D of your text (Melnyk&Fineout-Overholt 2011).
Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist for Case-Control Studies
Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist for Cohort Studies
Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist for Randomized Clinical Trials
Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist for Systematic Review of Clinical Intervention Studies
Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist for Qualitative Evidence
Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
You will also find the Templates for the Evaluation and Synthesis Tables for Conducting an Evidence Review in Appendix E of your text.
The Evaluation table the Synthesis Table of the RCAs and the Evaluation and Synthesis Tables are available below.
PICOT QUESTION
PICOT question using the format: In Adolescents (P) how does significance of nurse practitioners role which include teaching education and screening (I) compare to parents role in terms of food selection (C) affect the rise in Obesity (O) overt 3 to 6 months period (T)?
This is the evidence table to use
First Author
(Year) Conceptual Framework Design/Method Sample & Setting Major Variables Studied (and their Definitions) Measurement Data Analysis Findings Appraisal: Worth to Practice
Search Tracker
PICOT question organizer
PICOT
P Population Adolescents
I Intervention or
Issue of interest Obesity
C Comparison Significance of nursing roles and parents role
O Outcome Effective teaching weight loss self efficacy; healthy food choice &improved physical activity.
T Time frame 3 to 6 months
Search Tracker to use
Search # Initial search terms Database And/Or? Added search terms Title (Ti)
Anywhere etc. # of articles foun

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