The Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool

The Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool

I enjoyed reading your selected research study which addresses hospitalized patients with substance abuse disorders. You have offered some pertinent points in your discussion (good job!), but a few areas are still incomplete and will need to be better addressed for this week’s assignment. Allow me to offer some helpful guidance. For example, it is important to provide more specifics about the actual study, such as what type of qualitative study was conducted or at a minimum, how the data collection process occurred.  There also appears to be an omission of the actual data findings which need to be added. You do accurately note that a data analysis occurred, but the details of this are missing. As you likely know, in qualitative studies, the findings are confirmed with the pertinent themes and/or patterns which emerged from the completed data analysis. In your selected article, three major themes were identified and discussed. Of these, which one do you believe was the most relevant and why? Your thoughts are important and will fully answer how the research design answered the scientific question(s). Additionally, more details of the limitations of the study should be discussed. Please refer to your Polit & Beck textbook for guidance. The Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool

Another helpful suggestion…When you are discussing details of the study, please be sure to reference the authors’/researchers’ names as in-text citations for the sake of clarity in the sentences which will also meet APA requirements.

JH Evidence Summary Tool

You are off to a nice start, but a few of the columns are still incomplete. One helpful recommendation is that in the second column, be sure to add the doi locator number and the name of the database where you retrieved the article after it. Second, be sure your font and font size are consistent throughout the tool.  Please be sure to watch the Course Orientation presentation by Dr. Olson that has been posted in the Announcements area this week. That information shows some excellent examples of what this tool should look like for a successful grade in this course. Please add the required information and repost this tool as soon as possible and let me know if you have questions. The Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool

You will not regret the investment made in developing a thorough JH Evidence Summary Tool as it will help you as you progress in the DNP program.

APA Formatting

Your APA formatting is good with a few minor errors noted. Continue to use the APA resources located under the Resource tile on the course homepage to assist you with discussions and the important week 6 paper.

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References

Purdue Online Writing Lab. (2019). APA formatting and style guide. Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatt (Links to an external site.) ing_and_style_guide/general_format. html (Links to an external site.) The Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool

Purpose

This form is used to document the results of evidence appraisal in preparation for evidence synthesis. The form provides the EBP team with documentation of the sources of evidence used, the year the evidence was published or otherwise communicated, the information gathered from each evidence source that helps the team answer the EBP question, and the level and quality of each source of evidence. The Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool

Article Number

Assign a number to each reviewed source of evidence. This organizes the individual evidence summary and provides an easy way to reference articles.

Author and Date

Indicate the last name of the first author or the evidence source and the publication/communication date. List both author/evidence source and date.

Evidence Type

Indicate the type of evidence reviewed (for example: RCT, meta-analysis, mixed methods, quaLitative, systematic review, case study, narrative literature review). The Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool

Sample, Sample Size, and Setting

Provide a quick view of the population, number of participants, and study location.

Findings That Help Answer the EBP Question

Although the reviewer may find many points of interest, list only findings that directly apply to the EBP question.

Observable Measures

Quantitative measures or variables are used to answer a research question, test a hypothesis, describe characteristics, or determine the effect, impact, or influence. Qualitative evidence uses cases, context, opinions, experiences, and thoughts to represent the phenomenon of study. The Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool

Limitations

Include information that may or may not be within the text of the article regarding drawbacks of the piece of evidence. The evidence may list limitations, or it may be evident to you, as you review the evidence, that an important point is missed or the sample does not apply to the population of interest.

Evidence Level and Quality

Using information from the individual appraisal tools, transfer the evidence level and quality rating into this column The Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool

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