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1) Use "Roddy and Ganz Worksheets" to complete an assessment of the research studies: "Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines: A New System to Better Determine True Strength of Recommendation" by Roddy et al., and "ICU Nurses' Oral-Care Practices and the Current Best Evidence" by Ganz et al.
2) In a paper analyze and support whether you believe that the changes recommended are statistically valid and sound enough to make practice changes in a hospital.
Length: 5 pages (1592 Words)
Roddy Analysis Worksheet
|What was the research question? ||Investigate the oral care practices of nurses in ICU through evidence based comparison and determine if the evidence based practices were related to professional or demographic traits |
|What were the independent variables? |
What was the dependent variable?
|The independent variables were the nurses under investigation while the dependent variable was the oral care practices |
|What was the sample size and how was it chosen? ||The number of nurses chosen was 218. The sample was chosen considering only the practicing nurses at the time. |
|What was the experimental design and use of control group? ||The experiment involved questions based on the demographic and professional characteristics of the nurses. The nurses rated themselves on a scale of 0-100. The score was then computed using 14 items in total. |