Collaboration Cafe

Week 4: Collaboration Cafe

With new information continually emerging, professional nurses must be equipped to critique scholarly literature and discern its value for practice.  

Select one current, qualitative or mixed methods scholarly nursing article related to your PICOT question and determine its strengths, limitations, and potential application.

Complete the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence Based Practice Appendix E Evidence Appraisal Tool Download Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence Based Practice Appendix E Evidence Appraisal Tool. Once you’ve completed the tool, use your own words to summarize your appraisal of the article. Include the following:

Description of the purpose

Explanation of research design

Discussion of sample

Description of data collection methods

Summary of findings

Strengths of the study (minimum of 1)

Limitations of the study (minimum of 1)

Recommendations regarding potential application for future practice that are insightful and appropriate.

Attach the article to your post, in addition to including the full reference for the article in your post.

During the week, read a minimum of two articles posted by peers and add your thoughts about whether you feel their article would support an EBP change.

The John Hopkins tool does not need to be turned in, it is a worksheet for you to decide what type of article you have. 

**To view the grading criteria/rubric, please click on the 3 dots in the box at the end of the solid gray bar above the discussion board title and then Show Rubric.


Qualitative or mixed methods studies only. Types of qualitative research:  narrative (phenomenology), ethnography and historical. Type of mixed methods research: explanatory, exploratory, transformative, triangulation, transformative.

To prepare for the Café, review Appendix E in the Dang and Dearholt (2018) eBook and search the library for a qualitative or mixed methods article related to your area of interest. Use library resources to assist you in your search. For additional questions about Collaboration Café requirements, refer to the grading rubric.

In obese, school-aged, low-income children what is the effect of education on healthy diet and encouragement to exercise compared to lack of education and absence of exercise on lowering body weight, BMI, and percentage of body fat over one school year?

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