Effects of falls prevention interventions on falls outcomes for hospitalised adults

Guidelines for the Implementing Evidence Based Practice summative assignment LEVEL 6 ASSESSMENT
‘Summative Assessment: 3000 words (+/- 10%) assignment
Examine the evidence supporting a clinical topic and critically appraise the evidence to underpin the evidence
based practice, including a discussion of factors that may inhibit the implementation of the evidence base.
The Introduction
Introduce the research question (Effects of falls prevention interventions on falls outcomes for hospitalised
adults) and highlight any lack of evidence in the literature
Research question
Rationale for asking this question-why are you asking this? Is there a lack of evidence in the existing literature?
Introduce how you formulated your question (the question already formulated – in red)
You must use PICO/PEO to clearly define your question (can be adjusted to a group of patients up to writers
choice but clearly stated in introduction)
Aims and objectives of this review
You need to look at the evidence base for your chosen topic. This will require good literature searching skills
and a clear account of the search strategy you used. 6-15 papers are recommended.
Describe search terms used
Inclusion/Exclusion criteria
Results of the search strategy
Describe your findings and use a table to depict results and place in appendices
Quality Appraisal
Use an appraisal tool to appraise the papers you have selected. Put this information in your appendices and refer
to it.
Mention bias in terms of research methodology for the papers you have selected
Summary and synthesis of the papers
What are the main points of the literature in relation to your research question?
Are there any themes coming through? Is there a reliance on particular areas?
Issues of Implementation
For the last quarter of the assignment (roughly) you are encouraged to use a framework such as PARIHS to
explore issues of implementation.

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