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PURPOSE To encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration through the use of a Evidence Based Practice studies.

PURPOSE

To encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration through the use of a Evidence Based Practice studies.

COURSE OUTCOMES

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

1. Examine the sources of knowledge that contribute to professional nursing practice.

2. Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies.

3. Identify ethical issues common to research involving human subjects.

4. Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence-based practice.

5. Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice


DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA

There are five main topics and the accompanying studies identified under the Evidence Based Practice tab. They are as follows:

  1. Evaluating Nutritional Status
  2. Formative evaluation of the feedback component of Children's and Adolescents' Nutrition Assessment and Advice on the Web (CANAA-W) among parents of schoolchildren
  3. Validation of the Diet Quality Index for adolescents by comparison with biomarkers, nutrient and food intakes: the HELENA study
  4. Identifying those at risk for malnutrition
  5. Beyond malnutrition screening: Appropriate methods to guide nutrition care for aged care residents
  6. Population-specific short-form mini nutritional assessment with body mass index or calf circumference can predict risk of malnutrition in community-living or institutionalized elderly people in Taiwan
  7. Comparison of the prevalence of malnutrition diagnosis in head and neck, gastrointestinal and lung cancer patients by three classification methods
  8. Malnutrition associated with specific health conditions
  9. Malnutrition in a sample of community-dwelling people with Parkinson's disease
  10. Nutritional risk index as a predictor of postoperative wound complications after gastrectomy
  11. Risk of malnutrition is associated with mental health symptoms in community living elderly men
  12. and women: The Tromso Study
  13. Outcomes associated with nutritional status
  14. Role of nutritional status in predicting quality of life outcomes in cancer - a systematic review of the literature
  15. Nutritional support for liver disease
  16. Interventions to improve nutritional status

a. Interventions to enhance adherence to dietary advice for preventing and managing chronic diseases in adults

Please choose one of the topics and identify one study under that topic. Read the study and answer one of the following questions, according to the topic chosen, in a 300-word summary.

Topic 1 - What methods can be used to assess nutritional status?

Topic 2- What methods can be used to identify those at risk for malnutrition?

Topic 3- What specific health conditions increase the risk of malnutrition?

Topic 4- What associations exist between nutritional status and health outcomes?

Topic 5- What type of interventions improve adherence to recommendations on nutritional intake?

The Summary must include the following headings (See rubric for criteria under each heading):

  1. Introduction and Key Points (10 Points)
  2. Article Search (25 Points)
  3. Article Findings (25 Points)
  4. Evidence for Practice (25 Points)
  5. Sharing of Evidence (25 Points)
  6. Conclusion (20 Points)


NR449 Skills Guidelines.docx


  1. APA Style (10 Points)
  2. Writing mechanics (10 Points)

Assignment Criteria

Pick one of the topics and answer the topic question along with providing a current research article, which supports this topic question, and 300 words summary. The Summary must include the following headings (See rubric for criteria under each heading):

  1. Introduction and Key Points (10 Points)
  2. Article Search (25 Points)
  3. Article Findings (25 Points)
  4. Evidence for Practice (25 Points)
  5. Sharing of Evidence (25 Points)
  6. Conclusion (20 Points)
  7. APA format (10 Points)
  8. Writing mechanics (10 Points)


Please see rubric for specific requirement to achieve full points for this assignment.

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100

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