Week 5: literature search, rapid critical appraisal, and summarization

My topic:  Effect of Nutrition of Diabetic Patient

Week 5: Literature Search, Rapid Critical Appraisal, and Summarization

For this assignment, you will locate a minimum of 4 research articles related to the topic and 

PICOT questions that you developed in Week 2. The articles must be current (2002 to the 

present), and two articles must be quantitative, and two articles must be qualitative. 

These articles should be somewhat related to your PICOT questions.

·  Articles used for one assignment can’t be used for the other assignments (students should find new research articles for each assignment).

·  The selected articles should be original research articles. Review articles, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, and systemic review should not be used.

·  Mixed-methods studies should not be used.

There are two parts to this assignment.

Part 1: Complete a Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist chart for each research article (4 total). Download the following files in the Worksheets, Forms, and Templates area at left:

·  Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist (pdf)

·  Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist (doc)

Part II: Write a summary (2–3 pages)

·  Describe the similarities and differences among the four research articles.

You should:

·  Use current APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources.

·  Submit the 4 completed charts along with your summary.

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Due Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Points  200

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