Evidence Based Practice: Irritable bowel syndrome
Utilize the National Guideline Clearinghouse databace to locate an Evidence-Based Practice Guideline, related to your topic identified in Module 1. Perform a rapid critical appraisal of the Evidence-Based Guideline by answering the following questions in APA format. This critical appraisal should be written in complete sentences (not just a numbered list) using APA format. Explain responses to yes/no questions in detail.
Must include title page, intro paragraph, body with headings for each topic below, conclusion and references page.
Use the below headings in order to properly organize the paper to make sure you address all the questions are offered below in bold font. Each heading should answer the questions in one paragraph.
Developers and Funding Who were the guideline developers? Were the developers of the guideline representative of key stakeholders in this specialty (inter-disciplinary)? Who funded the guideline development? Were any of the guideline developers funded researchers of the reviewed studies?
Strategy Did the team have a valid development strategy? Was an explicit (how decisions were made), sensible, and impartial process used to identify, select, and combine evidence?
Review/Peer Review-Testing/Intent of Use Did its developers carry out comprehensive, reproducible literature review within the past 12 months of its publication/revision? Were all important options and outcomes considered? Has the guideline been subjected to peer review and testing? Is the intent of use provided (i.e. national, regional, local)?
Recommendations Is each recommendation in the guideline tagged by the level/strength of evidence upon which it is based and linked to the scientific evidence? Do the guidelines make explicit recommendations (reflecting value judgments about the outcomes)? Are the recommendations clinically relevant? Are the recommendations practical/feasible? Are resources available? Are the recommendations a major variation from current practice? Can the outcomes be measured through standard care? Will the recommendations help me in caring for my patients?
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