NUR 319 Nursing Assignment

NUR 319 Nursing Assignment

Please answer the following questions. (15%) 1.What is meant by evidence based practice? 2.Why is it important that we use evidence based practice? Please ensure that your work is supported using appropriate and academic sources. Please read the research article below and answer the questions. You should start each section on a separate page. Please ensure that your work demonstrates critical analysis and is supported using appropriate academic sources. Hermanson, A. & Åstrandb, L., L. (2020) The effects of early pacifier use on breastfeeding: A randomised controlled trial. Women and Birth, 33, 473-482. Study Design  3.Did the research address a clearly focused research question? 4.Were the participants clearly identified? Why is this important? 5. Was the intervention clearly described? Why is this important? 6. Was the assignment of participants to interventions randomised? 7.How was randomisation carried out and was it sufficient to eliminate systematic bias? 8. Was the aim of the research clearly identified and why is this important? 9.Discuss the reasons why observational studies have found associations between pacifier use and shorter breastfeeding duration, while results from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) did not reveal any difference in breastfeeding outcomes. 10. Were all participants who entered the study accounted for at its conclusion? Methodological Considerations11.Were the participants ‘blind’ to intervention they were given? Consider the benefits of using a ‘blind’ design. 12.Were the baseline characteristics of each study group (intervention group and control group) clearly identified? 13.Prior to collecting data why is important that the questionnaires used, were validated? 14. Apart from the experimental intervention, did each study group receive the same level of care (that is, were they treated equally)? Why is this important?

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