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Comprehensive Systematic Review for Advanced Nursing Practice
Call Number: WY128 H746c 2012
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
""This book comprehensively and concisely examines the complexities related to asking clinical questions, searching for the evidence, appraising and summarizing the evidence, and getting evidence into practice I commend this book to health professionals who are seeking to do the best they can in health care."" Alan Pearson, AM The Joanna Briggs Institute Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide In an age of rapidly expanding knowledge, it is crucial for health professionals to stay abreast of the most current evidence-based information when making clinical decisions. This textbook is specifically designed to meet the objectives of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) competency that relates to "Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice." It provides the knowledge and skills necessary for DNP students, faculty and advanced practice nurses to conduct a comprehensive systematic review (CSR). The text sets forth a rigorous, step-by-step approach to the process of conducting a literature search, including both quantitative and qualitative studies, as well as "grey" literature. It describes how to extract and synthesize the most relevant data, how to integrate systematic reviews into practice, and how to disseminate the results. The volume begins by addressing the basic concepts of systematic reviews and their relationship to clinical practice and policy, before delineating the systematic steps of this process along with the development of a systematic review proposal and clinical question. The book then describes how to find and select the best available evidence and explores specific types of systematic reviews, including experimental, observational, and economic evidence, and explores the current and future use of the process. End-of-chapter application exercises, questions for review, objectives, summary points, and references facilitate learning. Mastery of the CSR process and application of the resultant evidential summaries will be of utmost benefit to nursing practitioners seeking to provide care according to the most current evidence-based knowledge.Key Features Tailored specifically for graduate nursing courses in evidence-based practiceDescribes how to find and appraise relevant studies, including nonpublished "grey" literature and offers criteria for selecting or excluding studiesGuides readers through the process of searching the literature for evidence based on the review questionExplains how to integrate systematic review outcomes into practiceCompares CSR methods, review of literature, integrated review, and meta-studies
Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
Call Number: W84 C663 2008
Publication Date: 2008-11-24
Healthcare providers, consumers, researchers and policy makers are inundated with unmanageable amounts of information, including evidence from healthcare research. It has become impossible for all to have the time and resources to find, appraise and interpret this evidence and incorporate it into healthcare decisions. Cochrane Reviews respond to this challenge by identifying, appraising and synthesizing research-based evidence and presenting it in a standardized format, published in The Cochrane Library (www.thecochranelibrary.com). The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions contains methodological guidance for the preparation and maintenance of Cochrane intervention reviews. Written in a clear and accessible format, it is the essential manual for all those preparing, maintaining and reading Cochrane reviews. Many of the principles and methods described here are appropriate for systematic reviews applied to other types of research and to systematic reviews of interventions undertaken by others. It is hoped therefore that this book will be invaluable to all those who want to understand the role of systematic reviews, critically appraise published reviews or perform reviews themselves.
Statistics and Data Analysis for Nursing Research
Publication Date: 2009-08-05
The second edition ofStatistics and Data Analysis for Nursing, uses a conversational style to teach students how to use statistical methods and procedures to analyze research findings. Readers are guided through the complete analysis process from performing a statistical analysis to the rationale behind doing so. Special focus is given to quantitative methods. Other features include management of data, how to "clean" data, and how to work around missing data. New to this edition are updated research examples utilizinging examples from an international mix of studies published by nurse researchers in 2006-2009.