Sample Nursing Paper on read and appraise nursing research articles

A major skill that is learned in this course is how to critically read and appraise nursing research articles according to the guideline found in your textbook. The purpose of appraising an article is to critically evaluate the research process followed by the author(s) of the assigned article. This is an information-intensive, time-intensive process that is not learned overnight. To demonstrate your skill at appraising an article, you will complete this open-book assignment.

Here’s how you should approach completing this week’s assignment to begin appraising an article:

You will write your answers for this assignment using the paper guideline found below. Leave the questions in your assignment and answer them accordingly. Do not write as a paper. Use complete sentences and correct grammar. NO QUOTES ARE ALLOWED IN THIS ASSIGNMENT as this is to be your appraisal of the content. Refer to APA to assist you. Answer every question. Cite the article at least once.

Your assigned article for an appraisal is:
Nembhard, I. M., Buta, E., Lee, Y. S. H., Anderson, D., Zlateva, I., & Cleary, P. D. (2020). A quasi-experiment assessing the six-months effects of a nurse care coordination program on patient care experiences and clinician teamwork in community health centers. BMC health services research, 20(1), 137. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-4986-0

This will be attached as a PDF.

The guideline for this week’s appraisal will be attached as a file.

RUBRIC:
Criteria:
Introduction
Ratings:
Accomplished
Qualifications of the authors are noted as found in the article (did educational preparation and clinical experience of the author[s] support qualification to conduct the study?). (3 pts) The title is discussed in terms of the type of study, variables, and population. (3 pts) All elements included in the abstract discussed: purpose, design, sample, interventions and key results if applicable. (3 pts) Cited appropriately. (1 pt)

CRITERIA:
Literature Review
Ratings:
Accomplished
Identifies and discusses clinical problem and evidence of significance to nursing. (3 pts) More than one major topic in the background. (3 pts) Are the sources current? (2 pts) Were the articles used in the ROL appraised give examples (was a summary noted of the articles)? (4 pts) Was a gap in the literature addressed? (3 pts)

CRITERIA:
Research Problem, Purpose, Research Questions/Hypotheses
Ratings:
Accomplished
Identify the research problem of the study. (3 pt) Identify the study purpose. Does the purpose clearly address a gap in nursing knowledge (research problem) identified in and supported by the ROL? (3 pts) If there are research questions and/or hypotheses, identify them and discuss whether they follow from the research problem and purpose? (3 pts) State whether each of these were implied or explicitly stated. (1 pt)

CRITERIA:
Theoretical Framework
Ratings:
Accomplished
Adequate description of the framework. (3 pts) Is it implicit or explicit? (1 pt) List the important concepts within the framework. (2 pts) Gives at least one example of a relationship among two of the concepts (2 pts). Identifies if there is a map or model in the article (2 pts)

CRITERIA:
Variables
Ratings:
Accomplished
Major variables are identified. (4 pts) Correct variable labels (IV, DV, RV) (3 pts) List the demographic variables. (4 pts) Discussion of extraneous variables from authors perspective found in the study (this is not your opinion) (4 pts)

CRITERIA:
Research Design
Accomplished
Correct design type was selected. (4 pts) Explanation of how the design type matches the study’s objective, question, or hypotheses. (1 pt) Explanation of how the design type provides a means to examine the study’s purpose. (1 pts) Describe the study procedures (including recruitment, screening for eligibility, consent, timing & method of measurement of demographic & key study variables, and intervention if applicable). (5 pts) Was the description of the study clear enough to be replicated? (1 pt) Describe the groups, how were they assigned (if applicable). (4 pts )Were the extraneous variables identified and controlled (not your opinion, but what the author says) (2 pts) What are the limits to generalizability (external validity). (2 pts)

CRITERIA:
Writing Style & Format
Ratings:
Accomplished
Keep the questions in the assignment, Use professional and orderly presentation of ideas (full sentences, precision, clarity, format, grammar, spelling, & punctuation) with appropriate citation of sources. NO QUOTES WILL BE USED IN THIS ASSIGNMENT. Up to 0.5 points will be deducted for each grammar, spelling, punctuation, or format error. Content errors will be greater point deduction.

CRITERIA:
Population, Sample, & Setting
Ratings:
Accomplished
Identify the specific sampling method used for the study. 2 points Discuss the adequacy of the sampling method for producing a sample representative of the population. Discuss potential biases with the sampling method used. 1 pt. Identify the inclusion and exclusion criteria used in the study. 2 pts Discuss the appropriateness of the sampling criteria for the study? 1 pt Discuss how the planned sample size was determined (including power analysis & consideration of potential attrition if included). 2 pts Discuss actual sample size attained for the study including acceptance rate, refusal rate (including rationale for refusal to participate if presented), and attrition rate. 2 pt Describe study setting and its appropriateness for the study. 1 pt