Does the student demonstrate understanding of the study design used? (demonstrated through ability to discuss the relevance of design issues such as randomization etc, where relevant)

Does the student demonstrate understanding of the study design used? (demonstrated through ability to discuss the relevance of design issues such as randomization etc, where relevant)

 

Choose ONE of the following papers for your appraisal assignment:
Webster J, Coleman K, Mudge A, Marquart L, Gardner G, Stankiewicz M, Kirby J, Vellacott C, Horton-Brehsears M, McClymont A. Pressure ulcers: effectiveness of risk assessment tools. A randomized controlled trial (the ULCER trial). BMJ Quality and Safety: 20:297-306. 2011
Daud-Gallotti RM, Costa SF, Guimarães T, Pahilha KG, Inoue EN et al. Nursing workload as a risk factor for healthcare associated infections in ICU: A propective study. PLoS ONE: 7(12):e52342. 2012
Zhang J, Hu ZC, Chen D, Guo D, Zhu JY, Tang B. Effectiveness and Safety of Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A meta-analysis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 134:141-151. 2014.
2. Choose the most appropriate CASP checklist from those available on Sharepoint to appraise the study (hint: the checklist should match the study design). Clearly state on your submission which paper you are appraising.

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3. Appraise your chosen study using the checklist. Your submission should:

a. List each question on the checklist and your response, together with a rationale/justification of your response
b. Should NOT be a direct copy of information from the original paper
c. Should NOT be more than 1500 words in total
Appraisal Assignment: Marking Guide

1. Did the student use an appropriate checklist to guide their appraisal (1 point)
2. Does the student demonstrate understanding of the study design used? (demonstrated through ability to discuss the relevance of design issues such as randomization etc, where relevant) (4 points)
3. Does the student demonstrate the ability to analyze the quality of the study that is being appraised? (demonstrated through discussion of problems with study quality) (5 points)
4. Does the student understand the study results? (demonstrated by the ability to summarize key results in their own words and show that they understand what this means) (5 points)
5. Is the student able to reflect on the applicability of the study for their context and/or practice (demonstrated through reflection on how similar the population in the study is to their practice, their assessment of the robustness of the study) (3 points)
6. Overall presentation (within word count, clearly written etc) (2 points)


 

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