Nursing Related Research


Post a summary of your search. Describe what topic you selected, the search term(s) that you used, and the number of results found at each level of the hierarchy. Compare the types of information found in the articles from different levels and the value of the information from each level. Highlight a useful tip that you could share with your colleagues about conducting an effective literature search.

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Systematic Review

Several clinical practices are based on the findings from the systematic reviews. Systematic reviews provide the researchers and clinical practices the highest evidence levels that can be found (Polit & Beck, 2017). When it comes to the hierarchy of the systematic reviews, the hierarchy used was a Cochrane Systematic Review database. From the initial perspective, the search term used was “evidence-based practice” as general terms that yielded one hundred and thirty-three results. I found the articles that were related to evidence-based practice and its importance in health care. Othergeneralized terms gave results including Public Health Practice “EBP in chronic prevention” and the  “high-quality system review.” it was important to use the articles that were pediatric related. The systematic filter review found three articles that had both terms of “EBP” and “chronic prevention.”

There were a few articles that pertained the topic of discussion as expected. The other searches did not yield the results. A systematic review is the highest level of evidence research that can be used (Walden University Library, 2012).

Critically Appraised Topics

The topics that have been described and appraised are described as the possibly shorter systematic review.  Through the use of the Joann Briggs Institute EBP Database, it is essential to appraise the topics that I searched to show the evidence of my summery. The search that was found was through the use of the broad term “evidence-based practice.” Ten articles showed but did not have any correlation to the topis that I was looking for.

Critically Appraised Individual Articles

There are individual studies of research are supposed to be evaluated by the authors and critically appraised by the individual article.  From this case, the search results showed more articles as compared to past searches (Walden University).  The evidence practice nursing database and the search terms ” evidence-based practice” and ” chronic prevention”  showed one hundred and fifty result articles. In most cases, the available articles are not related to the research question as intended by the researcher (Laureate Education, 2012).  The only disadvantage is that it will take a longer time than expected.

Unfiltered Resources

Through the use of the unfiltered resources, the validity and the reliability of the resources have to be researched as they may not be perfectly reliable. The article used should be reliable 100 percent. When compared to the reviewed sources (Walden University Library, 2012).  The sources that are unfiltered have articles that pertain the randomized controlled trials  (Walden University Library, 2012).  The randomized trials are effective especially while making conclusions that are related to the effectiveness of health interventions (Polit and  Beck, 2017). The use of the  CINAHL Plus through the use of the full texts for the resources that are unfiltered found 14 of them, most of which are relevant to the terms that are researched.

Comparison of Articles

Generally, the articles gave an in-depth analysis of the research. The articles that dealt with the evidence-based practice gave an in-depth analysis of the research question. The articles from the Cochrane database proved to be quite lengthy as they had lost of information and past sources that recited. The use of the Joann Briggs Institute of EBP Database gave the least articles. In general, I want to recommend the use of the database as the last resort especially while dealing with the systematic review. Ithe article that was got from the from Evidenced Based Nursing is entitled Facilitating access to pre-processed research evidence in public health, and it gives the single hand perspective of the conducted  (Robeson., Dobbins,  DeCorby, and Tirilis, 2010). The singe or cohort study shows the fourth tire within the evidence hierarchy and is considered research information(Polit and  Beck, 2017). In relation to the retrieved articles, it had more facts and less of the made conclusions. The article from CINAHL was unfilteredand gave the case report. The case report is the lowest pyramid point level (Polit & Beck, 2017).The tip that I suggest is trying to use the many different searches and databases. This is because not all databases have articles that relate to what the researcher is looking for.



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