Subject: Evidence-Based Practice
1. Topic-
Critical Appraisal of Research Article
2. Content-
Research Article
Study Design Algorithm
Critical Appraisal Form
Level of evidence
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Choose appropriate critical appraisal form
2.Fill in form accurately
3.Achieve concensus on level of evidence of research article with stakeholder group
4. Objectives-
1.Choose correct Critical appraisal form
2.Fill in form accurately
3.Facilitate concensus desicion on appraisal of study
5. Materials and Aids-
Study Design Algorithm
Critical Appraisal Form
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Set context for doing appraisal
2.Discuss how research article was chosen for appraisal
3.Discuss use of critical appraisal with stakeholder group
4. Discuss hierarchy of levels of evidence

B. Development-

1.Read article
2.Powerpoint lecture
3.Discuss choosing appropriate appraisal form
4. Discuss validity, reliability and applicability sections of form and how to fill in accurately
5. Discuss choice of appropriate level of evidence

C. Practice-

1.Fill in form accurately
2.Discuss each question on form as a group
3.Model concensus building to determine level for study

D. Independent Practice-

1.Choose own study to appraise
2.Coose correct form
3.Fill in form accurately
4. Facilitate understanding and concensus building regarding evidence level with stakeholder group

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Discuss what to do if wrong form chosen
2.Discuss what to do if study not valid, reliable or applicable
3.Discuss need to downgrade level in certain cases.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Discuss difficulties encountered in choosing correct form
2.Discuss questions encountered on form
3.Discuss concensus building with stakeholder group

G. Closure-

1.Other questions
2.Discuss generalization of skills to other types of studies.
7. Evaluation-
1.Appropriate form chosen
2.Form accurately filled in
3. Concensus achieved regarding evidence level of study

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