Assessment: 1000 critical appraisal on the attached journal publication.
Critical appraisal evaluates evidence for its validity (or bias), usefulness and relevance in clinical practice. Critical appraisal skills will enable you to evaluate the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published journal (and other) papers.
- Write a 1000-word paper (+/-10%), critically appraising the journal publication
- Prepare your paper with a brief introduction to the task (state the purpose of your critical appraisal), a body discussing the points addressed in the marking criteria rubric and finish with a paragraph concluding your process of critically appraising the article and which makes a clinical recommendation. Make sure you format your critical appraisal to align with the marking rubric. As such, it should have an introduction, a study quality section, a results section and a clinical or practical importance section.
- Ensure that you use the ADA Primary Research checklist to appraise the paper. By using this checklist to appraise the paper, you'll be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the study, which will inform the study quality section of your appraisal.
- Do not include information in tables. Comparisons to the literature must be made in text, in the body of the submission.
- Use APA 6th referencing style. You will need to reference a minimum of 6 journal articles for this assignment.
- Include a copy of your ADA checklist as an appendix
Journal article: Impact of three different plate colours on short-term satiety and energy intake: a randomized controlled trial
Introduction 1: Overview of study – 10%
Provides a succinct overview of the problem, the extent of relevant literature and the place of this article within the literature. Uses multiple sources to adequately represent the scope of current knowledge on the subject
Introduction 2: Study details (10%)
Presents a clear and correct summary of the study including: Aim & hypothesis, study design, appropriateness of study design, independent & dependent variables, study sample (including inclusion and exclusion criteria, source and target population & randomization (if done)), apparatus/materials, data collection procedure, type of data collected.
Evaluates study quality using the specified criteria (ADA Primary Research). All sections have been interpreted correctly
Correctly identifies the main sources of bias in the article and correctly explains how these issues reduce confidence in the study.
All components affecting internal or external validity are accurately identified.
Clearly articulates the results of the study and accurately identifies all confounding factors.
Provides excellent evidence for or against results from this study being consistent with the published literature.
Accurately identifies the implications of the appraisal to clinical practice. There is a clear and rational explanation describing the extent to which the article should inform the question or clinical practice.
Is within word limit ±10%. Writing style is formal/professional with correct grammar, punctuation and spelling throughout
Contains at least 6 journal articles as references. Referencing is correctly presented in APA style. Turnitin report indicates text is student’s own expression and all sources are appropriately acknowledged.