Journal Club assignment

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JOURNAL CLUB ARTICLE REVIEW FORM

In preparation for your participation in the journal club meeting, please read the assigned article and make some notes to address each of the following questions.

ARTICLE REFERENCE (APA 7th ed. Format):

Question Notes

What is the purpose of the research study? What is the research question(s) the author(s) is (are) trying to answer?

Is the literature review comprehensive and current?

What is the study design? What are the independent and dependent variables?

Did the researchers obtain IRB approval for the study?

How did the researchers obtain the sample for the study?

What instruments/ tools did the researchers use to collect data? Is the data collected consistent with the research question(s)?

How did the researchers analyze the data? Were the methods appropriate to answer the research question(s)?

Are the findings, discussion, and conclusions of the study supported by the data presented in the article?

What are the limitations of the study?

Do the findings and conclusions of the study support your current care policies and procedures in your facility? Describe how.

How strong is the study’s level of evidence? (USE LEVELS FROM DANG & DEARHOLT TEXT P278-9)

Adapted from oncology nursing society journal club tool kit. MAJ 1/2021