NRS433V GCU PICOT Question And Literature Search Homework
Literature Evaluation Table Example
Summary of Clinical Issue (200-250 words):
Hypertension can be defined as a situation where the blood exerts too much pressure against the arterial walls. It is described as having a blood pressure of more than 140/90 and severe if it is higher than 180/120 (Yang et al., 2017). Overweight is a weight higher than what is deemed acceptable, as indicated by the body mass index (BMI).
Lifestyle modification is changing long-term behaviors, such as eating or exercising and sticking to the new routine. Obesity and hypertension are some of the diseases that can be managed effectively through lifestyle changes.
According to Alsinani et al. (2018), factors that increase and complicate hypertension are mostly linked to poor lifestyle behaviors, such as a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits. For example, a sedentary lifestyle where the food consumed has a lot of fat and lack of exercise predisposes one to hypertension. A simple modification of these factors can potentially alleviate suffering in hypertensive patients.
Interventions such as engaging in aerobic exercises lead to weight loss as the exercise helps burn excess fat deposited in blood vessel lumens. This increases the lumen size, thus reducing blood pressure. Diet changes also lead to blood pressure control.
Reduced salt and fat intake play a significant role in controlling blood pressure (Mahmood et al., 2019). Other modifiable risk factors include the limitation of alcohol intake and stress management. These interventions are vital in controlling blood pressure in addition to taking antihypertensive.
PICOT Question: In middle-aged hypertensive and overweight adults, does lifestyle modification in the form of exercise and diet changes result in weight loss and reduced blood pressure within 12 months?
The first step of the evidence-based practice process is to evaluate a nursing practice environment to identify a nursing problem in the clinical area. When a nursing problem is discovered, the nurse researcher develops a clinical guiding question to address that nursing practice problem.
For this assignment, you will create a clinical guiding question known as a PICOT question. The PICOT question must be relevant to a nursing practice problem. To support your PICOT question, identify six supporting peer-reviewed research articles, as indicated below. The PICOT question and six peer-reviewed research articles you choose will be utilized for subsequent assignments.
Use the “Literature Evaluation Table” to complete this assignment.
Literature Evaluation Table
Summary of Clinical Issue (200-250 words):
|APA-Formatted ArticleCitation with Permalink
|How Does the Article Relate to the PICOTQuestion?
|Quantitative,Qualitative (How do you know?)
|Setting(Where did the studytake place?)
|Key Findings of the Study
|Recommendations of the Researcher
|APA-Formatted Article Citation with Permalink
|How Does the Article Relate to the PICOT Question?
|Quantitative, Qualitative (How do you know?)
|Setting (Where did the study take place?)
|Key Findings of the Study
|Recommendations of the Researcher
Select a nursing practice problem of interest to use as the focus of your research. Start with the patient population and identify a clinical problem or issue that arises from the patient population. In 200–250 words, provide a summary of the clinical issue.
Following the PICOT format, write a PICOT question in your selected nursing practice problem area of interest. The PICOT question should be applicable to your proposed capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study).
The PICOT question will provide a framework for your capstone project.
Conduct a literature search to locate six research articles focused on your selected nursing practice problem of interest. This literature search should include three quantitative and three qualitative peer-reviewed research articles to support your nursing practice problem.
Note: To assist in your search, remove the words qualitative and quantitative and include words that narrow or broaden your main topic. For example: Search for diabetes and pediatric and dialysis. To determine what research design was used in the articles the search produced, review the abstract and the methods section of the article. The author will provide a description of data collection using qualitative or quantitative methods.
Systematic Reviews, Literature Reviews, and Meta Analysis articles are good resources and provide a strong level of evidence but are not considered primary research articles. Therefore, they should not be included in this assignment.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Course Code NRS-433V Class Code NRS-433V-O503
Criteria Content Percentage 80.0% Summary of Clinical Issue 5.0% PICOT Question 10.0% APA-Formatted Article Citations With Permalinks 5.0% Relationship of Articles to the PICOT Question 10.0% Quantitative and Qualitative Articles 10.0% Purpose Statements 5.0% Research Questions 5.0% Outcome 5.0% Setting 5.0% Sample 5.0%
Method 5.0% Key Findings of the Study 5.0% Recommendations of the Researcher 5.0% Organization and Effectiveness 10.0% Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 10.0% Format 10.0% Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 10.0% Total Weightage 100%
Assignment Title PICOT Question and Literature Search 1: Unsatisfactory (0.00%) A clinical issue is omitted or is not relevant to nursing practice. A PICOT question is not included. Article citations and permalinks are omitted. Three or more articles do not relate to the PICOT question. Fewer than six research articles are presented. Four or more articles that do not meet the assignment criteria for a quantitative, qualitative,
Purpose statement are omitted or are incomplete overall. Research questions are omitted or are incomplete overall. Research outcomes are omitted or are incomplete overall. The setting is omitted for one or more of the articles. The setting described for three or more articles is inaccurate or incomplete.
The sample is omitted for one or more of the articles. The sample described for three or more articles is inaccurate or incomplete. Method of study for one or more articles is omitted. Overall, the methods of study are incomplete. Discussion of study results, including findings and implications for nursing practice, is incomplete. Researcher recommendations are omitted for one or more of the articles. The recommendations described for three or more articles are inaccurate or incomplete. Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used. Sources are not documented. Total Points 120.0 2:
Less Than Satisfactory (75.00%) A clinical issue is partially presented. It is unclear how the clinical issue relates to nursing practice. Significant aspects are missing, or there are inaccuracies. A PICOT question is provided but is incomplete. The PICOT question format is used incorrectly. Article citations and permalinks are presented.
There are significant errors in the APA format. One or more links do not lead to the intended article. At least two articles do not relate to the PICOT question. The remaining articles provide a small degree of support for the PICOT question. Different articles are needed to provide better support for the PICOT question. Six research articles are presented.
Three articles that do not meet the assignment criteria for quantitative, qualitative Purpose statements are referenced but are incomplete in some areas. Research questions are presented for each article. The research question has been misidentified or misinterpreted for at least two of the articles.
Additional information is needed to fully illustrate the research question for several of the articles. Research outcomes are presented for each article. The research outcome has been misidentified or misinterpreted for at least two of the articles. Additional information is needed to fully illustrate the research outcomes for several of the articles.
Re: Topic 2 DQ 1 NRS433V GCU PICOT Question And Literature Search Homework
Qualitative data has been described as voluminous and sometimes overwhelming to the researcher. One strategy that would help a researcher manage and organize the data is by using the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Code of Ethics as a framework. There are 9 different provisions that allow nurses to navigate through complex situations and ethical problems (Grand Canyon University, 2018). Each of the provisions deal with a different area involving patient care:
- Patient’s dignity
- Primacy of patient’s interest
- Promotion of patient’s safety
- Nurses accountability and responsibility
- Nurse’s self-integrity
- Influence of environment
- Continuing education
- Global perspective
- Profession association (Reid, n.d.)
Using the framework as a guide to organize data for qualitative research, enables the nurse to design a moral basis to deliver exceptional care to the patient.
Another strategy that can be used when compiling data for qualitative nursing research is the Foundational Ethical Principles; autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, veracity, fidelity, and confidentiality (GCU, 2018). Nurses should use these as guiding standards when researching, especially in areas that we might not personally agree with. The profession of nursing must always be one built in trust- where every person is treated with dignity & respect. Nurses have the responsibility to make sure their nursing research is safe, ethical and never causes undue harm. Keeping these principles in mind while researching, will help nurses abide by them.