General Appraisal Overview for All Studies



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PICOT Question:

Overview/General Description of Study:

Purpose of study: The purpose of the study was to

· Study Method/Design:

· General Description of Study:

Research question(s) or hypotheses:

Study aims:

Sampling Technique, Sample Size, and Characteristics:

Major variables studies:

· Independent variable:

· Dependent (outcome) variable(s):

Variable Analysis Used (include whether appropriate to answer research questions/hypothesis or discover themes):

Questions to evaluate the worth of the study:

· Are the results of the study valid?

· What are the results and are they important?

· Will the results help me care for my patients?

Keep: Yes (rationale) No (rationale)

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