Critiquing and appraising the evidence

Critiquing and appraising the evidence

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Is this study quantitative or qualitative? How do you know?   
What is the problem statement in this study? Is it relevant to nursing?     
What are the main variables in this study?  How are they defined?     
What study design is used in this study? Is the design adequately described in the article to permit replication of the study? Is this the best design for the study?     
Who is the target population? How was the sample obtained? What was the final sample size?    
What were the inclusion and exclusion criteria for sample selection?  How might the results be affected by those who were excluded from the study?   
Describe, in your own words, the methodology used in this study.         
Were there any tools or surveys used in this study? What were they? Were they reliable and valid?   
Summarize the main findings of this study.             
Were the findings statistically significant? If yes, at what probability level?  What does this mean in your own words?   
What are the limitations of this study? How might that have affected the results?     
Discuss the implications for nursing practice based on the evidence from this study.     
What are some suggestions for future study?       
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