Clinical question

This assignment is a building block for your final Synthesis of Literature assignment. Your synthesis paper will not simply be a summary of articles you have found based on your literature search. Rather, you will identify relationships of the articles you found and group them to understand what is known about your topic of interest. Altogether, what does the evidence mean? How does it relate to your problem and population of interest. How will the evidence guide your DNP project idea?

For this assignment

1. Write a short (1 page limit) paragraph describing your search strategy. Include clinical question, keywords, databases, limits, inclusion/exclusion criteria and number of results. Review the Kable, Pich & Maslin-Prothero (2012) article linked in Module readings for guidelines to document your search strategy.

2. Refine PRISMA diagram submitted in Module 4 Discussion Board.

3. Organize your literature search by developing an evidence table (a minimum of 4-5 articles required for this assignment, however, a total of 7-10 articles will be expected to be in your evidence table in your final synthesis of literature assignment). Use the Evidence Table Template  downloadprovided to organize the articles you found during your literature search. Remember to be concise in your Evidence Table, as you continue adding evidence you want to easily be able to find the important information from each article that will inform your DNP project idea. Avoid unnecessary words and directly quoting from articles. **No systematic reviews or meta-analysis of any kind are permitted for this assignment.

For submission of this assignment, combine Search Strategy paragraph, PRISMA diagram, Evidence Table and Reference page using APA format into one document. Include a title page. Review rubric before submission.

**Highly recommend using a reference manager (i.e. EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero) to keep track of articles related to your topic of interest throughout your DNP Project courses. Consult Mr. Andy Todd or the UCF Library tools if needed.

RubricLiterature Search & Evidence TableLiterature Search & Evidence

TableCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSearch StrategyClinical question in PICOT format, keywords, databases, exclusion/inclusion criteria and results are clearly defined and documented.4 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePRISMA Flow DiagramPRISMA Flow diagram is complete and accurate2 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence TableTable is complete with information (purpose, sample/setting, intervention, outcome measures, strengths/limitations, findings, level of evidence) documented accurately in appropriate columns. 4-5 articles related to topic of interest are included in table.10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeKey FindingsBullet points of a synthesis of key findings from articles complete, concise, and accurate.2 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFacilitators/BarriersBullet points of facilitators/barriers to the potential implementation of a DNP project based on evidence found is complete, concise, and accurate.2 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRecommendationsBullet points of recommendations for practice is complete, concise, and accurate.2 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReferencesReferences accurately written in APA format1 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly WritingScholarly tone, clarity of writing, concise with few or no formatting, grammar or syntax errors, APA format is appropriately used2 pts

Total Points: 25 Module 4 Discussion: Search Strategy & PRISMA Diagram” style=”float: left;”>Previous Module 4 Summary” style=”float: right;”>Next

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