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NURS 4610: Translating Evidence for Nursing Practice

This LibGuide is designed to assist students in the online RN-to-BSN program with EBP-related competencies in NURS 4610.

What is Critical Appraisal?

Critical appraisal is an essential and important step in the EBP process.  It involves the analysis of research methods and data in published studies to determine their value, reliability, trustworthiness and relevance in answering a clinical question.  

VIDEO TUTORIALS: Critical Appraisal Step-By-Step

The following video tutorials, created and presented by Nursing Librarian Jodi Jameson, guide you through the steps of conducting critical appraisals of research articles using the JBI Critical Appraisal methodology. 

Supplemental learning materials:

Video tutorials - Sample Appraisal A:

These videos walk you through a sample critical appraisal of a randomized controlled trial.

The article being appraised in this video is: 

Kuhlenschmidt, M. L., Reeber, C., Wallace, C., Yanwen Chen, Barnholtz-Sloan, J., & Mazanec, S. R. (2016). Tailoring education to perceived fall risk in hospitalized patients With cancer: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing20(1), 84–89.

Click HERE to access this article in PDF Full-Text 

Video tutorial - Sample Appraisal B:

This video walks you through a sample critical appraisal of a randomized controlled trial.

***IMPORTANT: This video was originally created for the NURS 3190 course, so some of the content regarding course assignments will not be applicable to the NURS 4160 course. 

The article being appraised in this video is: 

Branson, S. M., Boss, L., Padhye, N. S., Trötscher, T., & Ward, A. (2017). Effects of animal-assisted activities on biobehavioral stress responses in hospitalized children: A randomized controlled study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing36, 84–91.

Click HERE to access this article in PDF Full-Text 

VIDEO: Learn more about the Joanna Briggs Institute

The Joanna Briggs Institute is a non-profit, international research and development organization for the promotion and implementation of evidence-based practice in healthcare.  The JBI Critical Appraisal Checklists are utilized the world over by healthcare practitioners and researchers who conduct EBP.  Learn more about JBI by visiting their website or watch the following video: