Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected by completing the Evaluation Table within the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template. Choose a total of four peer- reviewed articles that you selected related to your clinical topic of interest in Module 2 and Module 3.
Note: You can choose any combination of articles from Modules 2 and 3 for your Critical Appraisal. For example, you may choose two unfiltered research articles from Module 2 and two filtered research articles (systematic reviews) from Module 3 or one article from Module 2 and three articles from Module 3. You can choose any combination of articles from the prior Module Assignments as long as both modules and types of studies are represented.
Part 3B: Critical Appraisal of Research
Based on your appraisal, in a 1-2-page critical appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges from the research you reviewed. Briefly explain the best practice, justifying your proposal with APA citations of the research.
USE ANY 4 FROM THESE STUDIES
Kampiatu, P., & Cozean, J. (2015). A controlled, crossover study of a persistent antiseptic to reduce hospital-acquired infection. African journal of infectious diseases, 9(1),69. https://doi.org/10.4314/ajid. v9i1.2.
Ho, H. J., Poh, B. F., Choudhury, S., Krishnan, P., Ang, B., & Chow, A. (2015). Alcohol handrubbing and chlorhexidine handwashing are equally effective in removing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from health care workers’ hands: A randomized controlled trial. American journal of infection control, 43(11), 1246–1248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic .2015.06.005.
Saito, H., Inoue, K., Ditai, J., Wanume, B., Abeso, J., Balyejussa, J., & Weeks, A. (2017). Alcohol-based hand rub and incidence of healthcare-associated infections in a rural regional referral and teaching hospital in Uganda (‘WardGel’ study). Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 6, 129. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-017-0287-8.
Kritsotakis, E. I., Kontopidou, F., Astrinaki, E., Roumbelaki, M., Ioannidou, E., & Gikas, A. (2017). Prevalence, incidence burden, and clinical impact of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance: a national prevalent cohort study in acute care hospitals in Greece. Infection and drug resistance, 10, 317–328.https://doi.org/10. 2147/IDR. S147459
Sadule-Rios, N., & Aguilera, G. (2017). Nurses’ perceptions of reasons for persistent low rates in hand hygiene compliance. Intensive & critical care nursing, 42, 17–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2017.02.005
Use this document to complete the evaluation table requirement of the Module 4 Assessment, Evidence-Based Project, Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research
|Full APA formatted citation of selected article.||Article #1||Article #2||Article #3||Article #4|
|Evidence Level * (I, II, or III)|
|Conceptual Framework Describe the theoretical basis for the study (If there is not one mentioned in the article, say that here).**|
|Design/Method Describe the design and how the study was carried out (In detail, including inclusion/exclusion criteria).|
|Sample/Setting The number and characteristics of patients, attrition rate, etc.|
|Major Variables Studied List and define dependent and independent variables|
|Measurement Identify primary statistics used to answer clinical questions (You need to list the actual tests done).|
|Data Analysis Statistical or Qualitative findings (You need to enter the actual numbers determined by the statistical tests or qualitative data).|
|Findings and Recommendations General findings and recommendations of the research|
|Appraisal and Study Quality Describe the general worth of this research to practice. What are the strengths and limitations of study? What are the risks associated with implementation of the suggested practices or processes detailed in the research? What is the feasibility of use in your practice?|
Experimental, randomized controlled trial (RCT), systematic review RTCs with or without meta-analysis
Quasi-experimental studies, systematic review of a combination of RCTs and quasi-experimental studies, or quasi-experimental studies only, with or without meta-analysis
Nonexperimental, systematic review of RCTs, quasi-experimental with/without meta-analysis, qualitative, qualitative systematic review with/without meta-synthesis
Respected authorities’ opinions, nationally recognized expert committee/consensus panel reports based on scientific evidence
Literature reviews, quality improvement, program evaluation, financial evaluation, case reports, nationally recognized expert(s) opinion based on experiential evidence
**Note on Conceptual Framework
The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins University (n.d.). Johns Hopkins nursing dvidence-based practice: appendix C: evidence level and quality guide. Retrieved October 23, 2019 from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/evidence-based-practice/_docs/appendix_c_evidence_level_quality_guide.pdf
Grant, C., & Osanloo, A. (2014). Understanding, Selecting, and Integrating a Theoretical Framework in Dissertation Research: Creating the Blueprint for Your” House”. Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 4(2), 12-26.
Walden University Academic Guides (n.d.). Conceptual & theoretical frameworks overview. Retrieved October 23, 2019 from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/conceptualframework