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Effectiveness Of Technology In Service Delivery



The purpose of this assignment is for the student to learn to assimilate, analyze, critique, and summarize an original research article. In other words, select a report of a single, original study.

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to meet the following course outcomes:

  • CO1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO #7)
  • CO2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs #4 and 8)
  • CO4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs #4 and 8)
  • CO5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs #7 and 8)


Through this assignment, the student will:

  • Conduct a systematic search of relevant databases to find research-based evidence related to a nursing problem (CO 1);
  • Critique a peer-reviewed study, indicating the purpose, sample, design of study, data collection method, findings, and limitations of each (CO 2, CO 4,)
  • Summarize the research article and evaluate the significance to nursing.  (CO 3).
  • Please remember this assignment will be sent to Turnitin for review. If you wait until late Sunday night to submit, you may not receive your feedback in time if you need to make changes. Please read the announcement on the Turnitin information.

Preparing the Paper

Conduct a PICO(T) search on the nursing problem that you identified in Week 2, Discussion questions. Select one most recent peer-reviewed study that describes original research in a single study.

Analyze the article and provide the following information in brief format: purpose of the study; type of sample and number of participants; research design of the study, findings of the study; and limitations of the study. Summarize the importance to nursing.

The estimated length of this paper is four (4) pages, excluding the title page and References page. Summarize the results of the study as outlined below:

  • Write a brief introduction to your paper, however do not label it as an “Introduction” in accordance with the rules of APA scholarly writing.
  • State the research question for this study in a paragraph.
  • Describe the research design of this study.
  • Explain how the sample was selected and include the number of participants. Make a judgment as to whether the sample size was adequate, and defend your answer why or why not.
  • Describe the data collection method(s) including who collected data, what tools were used, and other pertinent information.
  • Identify the limitations of the study, and describe how the limitations could be overcome in subsequent studies.
  • Describe the findings reported in the study. What is the answer to the research question based on these findings? If the study fails to answer the research question, what do you believe is the reason?
  • Summarize the article. Based on these findings, is the evidence that you found on your topic strong enough to suggest a change in practice, or an idea for practice? Please provide the rationale for your answer.
  • List your references, formatted in APA style, On the References page. Guidelines and a sample paper on APA may be found under Course Home in the Course Resources link. Follow the guidelines for writing professional papers using APA formatting as described in the 6th edition of the manual.

Title: Effectiveness Of Technology In Service Delivery
Length: 4 pages (1377 Words)
Style: APA


Effectiveness of Technology in Service Delivery

In the modern world, questions have been raised about the importance of using technology to improve service delivery in nursing organizations. Many of the nursing institutions are using the old methods of healthcare. Recent developments have shown that the trend is changing as nursing institutions are warming to the use of technology in healthcare. This paper will critique a peer-reviewed study by reporting the purpose of the research, study sample, study design, methods of data collection, findings and limitations of the study. Finally, the paper will summarize the research to find out if there is a change in idea or practice in nursing institutions based on the findings. The study journal used for this paper is “The Effectiveness of Mobile-Health Technologies to Improve Health Care Service Delivery Process: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” (Free et al., 2013).

Research Question

Do mobile-health technology interventions have beneficial effects on the process of health care service delivery? The study aimed at conducting systematic reviews of mobile technology interventions controlled trials to assess whether they improve service delivery in health care institutions (Donner, 2008). Mobile technologies such as communication and computing applications were studied concerning data collection, patient health lifestyles, patient-doctor relations and management of chronic conditions (Donner, 2008). Beneficial aspects of mobile communication and computing were targeted regarding clinical management support in remote areas, reminders of doctor appointments and sending of patient’s laboratory test results (Donner, 2008).


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