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Critical Appraisal Tools Worksheet Template Evaluation TableUse this document to complete the evaluation table requirement of the Module 4 Assessment, Evidence-Based Project, Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research Full citation of selected article Article #1 Article #2 Article #3 Article #4 Conceptual Framework Describe the theoretical basis for the study Design/Method Describe the design and how the study was carried out Sample/Setting The number and characteristics of patients, attrition rate, etc. Major Variables Studied List and define dependent and independent variables Measurement Identify primary statistics used to answer clinical questions Data Analysis Statistical or qualitative findings Findings and Recommendations General findings and recommendations of the research Appraisal Describe the general worth of this research to practice. What are the strengths and limitations of study? What are the risks associated with implementation of the suggested practices or processes detailed in the research? What is the feasibility of use in your practice? General Notes/Comments Levels of Evidence TableUse this document to complete the levels of evidence tablerequirement of the Module 4 Assessment, Evidence-Based Project, Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research Author and year of selected article Article #1 Article #2 Article #3 Article #4 Study Design Theoretical basis for the study Sample/Setting The number and characteristics of patients Evidence Level * (I, II, or III) Outcomes General Notes/Comments * Evidence Levels: Level IExperimental, randomized controlled trial (RCT), systematic review RTCs with or without meta-analysis Level IIQuasi-experimental studies, systematic review of a combination of RCTs and quasi-experimental studies, or quasi-experimental studies only, with or without meta-analysis Level IIINonexperimental, systematic review of RCTs, quasi-experimental with/without meta-analysis, qualitative, qualitative systematic review with/without meta-synthesis Level IVRespected authorities’ opinions, nationally recognized expert committee/consensus panel reports based on scientific evidence Level VLiterature reviews, quality improvement, program evaluation, financial evaluation, case reports, nationally recognized expert(s) opinion based on experiential evidenceOutcomes Synthesis TableUse this document to complete the outcomes synthesis tablerequirement of the Module 4 Assessment, Evidence-Based Project, Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research Author and year of selected article Article #1 Article #2 Article #3 Article #4 Sample/Setting The number and characteristics of patients Outcomes Key Findings Appraisal and Study Quality General Notes/Comments