Appraising Systematic Reviews

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Appraising Systematic Reviews

Download the Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool and the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool located in Student Resource Center located in “Project & Practicum Resources.”

Select one of the eight practice problems that burden the overall health of the United States. Conduct a library search for one systematic review (without meta-analysis; with meta-analysis; meta-synthesis) addressing this problem. Appraise the systematic review using the Johns Hopkins Research Evidence Appraisal Tool. My Practice Problem is Diabetes Mellitus

After appraising and determining the Level of Evidence and Grade of Quality for your selected systematic review, summarize your findings. Transfer your findings to the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool. Complete each column including specific details about the systematic review.

Include your completed Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool and your systematic review as an attachment with your initial post. Also, include a permalink for your selected systematic review with your initial discussion post. Confirm the link allows access to the full-text study article. Our faculty team will review both your research study and Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool and provide guidance.

Analyze the evidence summary of the selected systematic review to address the following.

  • Does the research design answer the research question? Explain your rationale.
  • Were the study sample participants representative? Why or why not?
  • Compare and contrast the study limitations in this study.
  • Based on this evidence summary, would you consider this systematic review as support for your selected practice problem? Explain your rationale.