Nurs 81 Wk 6 DISCU

 Searching and Critiquing the Evidence

This Discussion addresses strategies for searching the literature in order to critique existing evidence. 

To prepare:

Review the Walden Library Webinars presented in the Learning Resources.

Recall the practice problem and theoretical framework you identified for the Week 5 Discussion.

 Using the Walden Library and other professional databases, conduct a search and locate four (4) appropriate primary research articles¯one of which is a systematic review.

Review the articles and determine what level of evidence they represent. Using the critique strategies presented in the Learning Resources as a guide, consider how the articles you located either support or weaken the merit of your theoretical framework or the importance of your practice problem.

Write and Post 2 PAGES cohesive response that addresses the following: Theoretical Framework identified in week 5 :  Health literacy and self-care activities, self-efficacy, and health related outcome of patients with type 2 Diabetes.

How does the literature strengthen or weaken the merit of your selected theoretical framework and practice problem?

What levels of evidence are most prevalent in these articles?

Why do you think that level of evidence is most prevalent?


Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

Chapter 3, "Introduction to Quantitative Research"

Chapter 4, "Introduction to Qualitative Research"

Moran, K., Burson, R., & Conrad, D. (2017). The doctor of nursing practice scholarly project: A framework for success (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Review Chapter 6, "Developing the Scholarly Project"

Armola, R., Bourgault, A., Halm, M., Board, R., Bucher, L., Harrington, L., & … Medina, J. (2009). AACN levels of evidence: What's new? Critical Care Nurse, 29(4), 70–73. doi: 10.4037/ccn2009969

Elkins, M. Y. (2010). Using PICO and the brief report to answer clinical questions. Nursing, 40(4), 59–60. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000369871.07714.39

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