Flashcards in Module 2 Deck (10):
Is an objective, structured approach that results in a better understanding of a study’s strength and weaknesses.
Critical appraisal tools allow nurses to
Evaluate the evidence using structured questions or a checklist.
Is there a “gold standard” critical appraisal tool?
Appraisal tools are selected based on
The TYPE of evidence/design (e.g randomized control trial, qualitative study, systematic review, etc.)
Typically, more than one appraisal tool will be available for
Each type of research design
Are a checklist of items that researchers should include in a publication.
Reporting guidelines often specify
A minimum set of items that need to be reported in order to provide a clear and transparent account of the process and findings.
Opaque recordings are directly associated with
Without a clear understanding of how a study was done,
Readers are unable to judge whether the findings are reliable.