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Individual: Analyzing Published Research Articles (IAPRA) Paper


Purpose

· The purpose of this paper is to interpret the article as most relevant to the group topic.

· Analyze one primary data research article most relevant to your group topic and research question.


Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies (PO#4 & 8).

CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence-based

practice (PO#4 & 8).


Due Date (please see course calendar for specific dates/times)

· The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment


Points Possible
: 200 Points


Paper Preparation:

· It is NOT acceptable to use bullet-points in the body of text review paper.

· All review contents must be PARAPHRASED with your OWN words with in-text citations.

· It is NOT acceptable to QUOTE article contents
EXCEPT
the
Purpose of Study
as required.

· Paper must include all required APA-Style/Format

· Do
NOT
leave blank for any of these review elements.

· Any review element left blank will get 0 point: If authors did not provide information or it was not applicable for certain elements, make note such as “No information was given” or “Not applicable”


PLAGIARISM: “Turnitin” Percentage

· Less than 25 percentage: Acceptable percentage.

· Turnitin Draft Submission Box

· Submit your draft of paper into Turnitin Draft Submission Box to check your percentage as many times as needed before you submit your final paper to designated Unit.

· If your Final paper has 25% or higher percentage, you must revise/modify your paper contents
BEFORE
you submit your paper due date and time.

· If your Final paper has 25% or higher percentage
AT/AFTER

you submit your final paper due date and time, Academic Integrity Violation Procedures will be initiated


Academic Integrity Violation Procedure

· Academic Integrity Violation letter will be sent to student

· Assignment Grade will be 0 point

· The violation case will be reviewed, and a further sanction will be determined by the Administrators

Individual Analyzing Published Research Article (IAPRA)

Part I: Research Question, Purpose, Variables and Participants

Research Question

· Clearly and concisely states your group research question as formulated in PICO format.( Here is my research question: What are interventions to decrease fall in health care setting)

PICO:

· P:

· I:

· C:

· O:  

Purpose of the Study

· Describe the purpose/aim of the study as the author stated in the article: may cut & paste

· Do
NOT
change or modify the purpose statement on the article

Variables

· Identify study variables from the above stated Purpose of Study

· Quantitative Study: Dependent & Independent Variables
OR
Descriptive, Qualitative Study: Variables of Interest

Participants

· Enrollment: How did they recruit/enroll eligible participants in the study?

· Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria: Describe Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

· Total Participant Numbers: Total numbers of participants in the study

Intervention Procedures/Obtaining Information Procedures

Quantitative Study

Intervention/Treatment Group

· Describe the intervention contents given to Intervention group

· Describe how the contents were given to Intervention group

· Identify the person who provided Intervention contents to Intervention group

Control Group: If the study has Control Group

· Describe the contents given to Control group

· Describe how the contents were given to Control group

· Identify the person who provided contents to Control group

OR

Descriptive/Qualitative Study: Obtaining Information Procedure

· Describe the detailed procedure for obtaining information/data (i.e. made appointment to meet each participant, visited home/met in clinical setting……etc)

Part II: Data Collection Procedures & Measurement Tools/Instruments

· Describe ALL methods to collect data in detail (i.e. interview, survey, observation……etc.)

· Describe
each
measurement tool/instrument used to measure/assess outcomes in the study in detail.

Results/Findings

Participant Characteristics/Sociodemographic Findings

· Describe participant characteristics or sociodemographic status

· Must be objective, descriptive, and comprehensive

· Must describe the findings of Tables/Figures to provide comprehensive information about participant characteristics as article provided.

Study Results/Findings

· Describe

ALL


Other Results/Findings besides above participant characteristics in detail.

· Each result item must include Headings/Subheadings as the article provided.

· Do
NOT
simply saying “pain level was decreased,” “adherence was increased”…etc

· Do
NOT
include contents from Discussion and/or Conclusion in the article.

Part III: Synthesis of Findings

Synthesis of Findings

· Describe the

Rationale/Mechanism

for how/why
Finding
of each intervention/factor helps your Research Question (i.e. how/what mechanism does music therapy help pain, how does sucking stimulation increase oral intake for pre-term infants)

· Should
NOT
repeat same contents you had on Findings section and/or article

· May include citations from other sources for above described rationale/mechanism (i.e. textbooks, CDC…etc)

Nursing Implications

· How the nurses can implement the research findings into nursing practice.

Group Article Summary Table (All group members)

· Describe each group member’s article on Research Article Summary Table.

· Use bullet points for each category.


Grading Rubric & Description for IAPRA

Part I (80)

Research Question

5

· Accurately/Clearly states group’s Research Question as your group formulated

Purpose of Study

5

· Describe the purpose of the study as the author stated in the article.

· Do
NOT
change or modify the statement on the article

Variables

10

· Identify study variables from the above stated Purpose of Study

· Quantitative Study: Dependent & Independent variables


OR

· Descriptive, Qualitative Study: Variables of Interest

Participants

5

5

5

· Enrollment: How did they recruit eligible participants in the study?

· Eligibility: Describe Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

· Numbers: Total numbers of participants in the study

Intervention Procedures

Obtaining Information Procedures

35

Quantitative Study:

· Intervention Group: Describe the detailed Intervention contents, procedures, and person who provided Intervention for Intervention group.

· Control Group: Describe the detailed contents, procedures, and person who provided contents for Control group

OR

Descriptive Study:

· Describe the detailed procedure for obtaining information/data (i.e. made appointment to meet each participant, visited home/met clinical……etc)

Format

10

Followed APA format for paper and in-text citations

Part II (75)

Data Collection

Measurement Tools

5

25

· Describe ALL data collection methods in detail (i.e. survey, interview, observation)

· Describe each measurement tool/instrument used to measure study outcomes in detail.

Participant Characteristics/Sociodemographic Findings

All other Results/Findings

10

25

· Must be descriptive and comprehensive

· Describe participant characteristics or sociodemographic findings

· Describe the findings of Tables/Figures to provide comprehensive information about participant characteristics as article provided

· Describe
ALL
Other Results/Findings besides above participant characteristics in the article in detail for each Result item

· Each Result item may include Headings/Subheadings of Results as the article provided.

· Do
NOT
simply saying “pain level was decreased,” “adherence was increased” – provide numbers or % if available

· Do
NOT
include contents from Discussion and/or Conclusion in the article.

Format

10

· Followed APA format for paper and in-text citations


Part III (45)

Synthesis of Findings

10

· Describe the

Rationale

for how/why
Finding
of each intervention/factor helps your Research Question (i.e. how or by what mechanism does music therapy help pain? How does sucking stimulation increase oral intake for pre-term infants?)

· Should
NOT
repeat same contents you had on Findings section and/or article

· Should have citation of analyzed article(s)

· May include citations from other sources for above described rationale and mechanism (i.e. textbooks, CDC…etc)

Nursing Implication

7

· How can nurses implement the research findings into nursing practice?

Format

3

· Followed APA format for paper, in-text citation, references.

Article Summary Table (Group)

25

· Describe article on Research Article Summary Table

· Use
bullet points
for each column in the Table

· Submit Table as separate document


Total Points: 200 Points