(Solution) NR439 Week 6 Assignment: Reading Research Literature (RRL) Worksheet




NR439 Week 6 Assignment: Reading Research Literature (RRL) Worksheet


This assignment provides a learning activity for students to read an original research study and complete a worksheet to demonstrate understanding of the study purpose, design, sample, data collection, analysis, limitations, conclusions, and the importance of reading research literature.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)

CO2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 & 8)

CO4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs 4, 8)

CO5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs 7 & 8)

NR439 Week 6 Assignment: Reading Research Literature (RRL) Worksheet

Due Date

Submit the completed RRL Worksheet by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6.


This assignment is worth 200 points.

Assignment Directions:

    1. Read over each of the following directions, the required Reading Research Literature worksheet, and grading rubric.
    2. Review the following link which contains a tutorial for your Week 6 Assignment. Click here for transcript. (Links to an external site.)


    3. Download and complete the required Reading Research Literature (RRL) worksheet (Links to an external site.).
    4. Download or access the required article. The required article must be used. 

      de Araujo, D. D., Silva, D. V. A., Rodrigues, C. A. O., Silva, P. O., Macieira, T. G. R., & Chianca, T. C. M. (2019). Effectiveness of nursing interventions to prevent dry eye in critically ill patients. American Journal of Critical Care, 28(4), 299–306. Retrieved from https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=ccm&AN=137294247&site=eds-live&scope=site  (Links to an external site.)

    5. You must use the grading rubric to ensure you are meeting all grading criteria of the worksheet.
    6. You are required to complete the worksheet using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.). Click on the envelope at the top of the page.
    7. Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and in-text APA formatting.
    8. Submit the completed Reading Research Literature Worksheet to the Week 6 Assignment.



Week 6: Reading Research Literature Worksheet


Name: ___ __________________________________________________


Date:___August 5, 2020________________________________________________________

Complete the following required worksheet using the required article for the current session.  Access the required article from the assignment guidelines. 

Purpose of the Study:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize the purpose of the study.  Describe what the study is about. 

The purpose of this study was to find which intervention can help reduce the occurrence of dry eyes in critically ill patients. The two lubricant eye drop interventions that were being studied were liquid artificial tears and artificial tears gel. Within the study they used two parallel groups which had to meet certain criteria in order to be used. Over time they collected data to draw a conclusion to indicate which intervention was the most effective in reducing the occurrence of dry eyes.

Research & Design:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize the description of the type of research and the design of the study.  Include how it supports the purpose (aim or intent) of the study.

The type of research and design of the study included was a quantitative research. Quantitative research was utilized by conducting a double blind randomized controlled trial study with 2 parallel groups. The participants that were recruited had to meet certain criteria which determined the sample size of 140 patients. This number was broken down into two groups of 70 patients each. Over time they collected data to draw a conclusion to indicate which intervention was the most effective. Quantitative research helped streamline which intervention would be suitable for reducing ocular surface alterations because non-bias data was collected without any unconscious input from the healthcare team. Patients were excluded from the study if there were any data that would alter the course of the study.

Sample:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize the population (sample) for the study; include key characteristics, sample size, sampling technique.

The population for this study men or women over the age of 18. They couldn’t have any diagnosis of dry eyes at ICU admission or receipt of any mechanical ventilation. Must have a blink rate of less than 5x per minute with a Glasgow coma scale score of 7 or lower (de Araujo et al,, 2019). Patients must also have an ICU stay of 48hrs or more or they would be excluded from the study.

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