Master's degree in Nursing and Obstetrics (Verona)

Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice (2020/2021)

Course code
4S000436
Credits
4
Coordinator
Elisa Ambrosi

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
ASSISTENZA BASATA SU PROVE DI EFFICACIA 2 MED/45-NURSING LMSIO VR - 1° ANNO 2° SEM. Elisa Ambrosi
LINEE GUIDA E SICUREZZA DELLE CURE 1 MED/45-NURSING LMSIO VR - 1° ANNO 2° SEM. Anna Brugnolli
STRUMENTI PER LA GESTIONE DI DATABASE IN AMBITO DI RICERCA 1 INF/01-INFORMATICS LMSIO VR - 1° ANNO 2° SEM. Claudio Eccher

Syllabus

Introduction to Evidence –Based Practice (EBP)
The significance of EBP in the development of nursing/midwifery science
Definition of Evidence Based Nursing (EBN)
Steps of the EBP/EBN
Clinical question formulation using the PICO format
Background and foreground questions
Searching for the best evidence
Designing and conducting the search for evidence in multiple evidence databases
Searching databases: PubMed/Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO®, Tripdatabase
Instruments of EBP: sistematic review, meta-analysis, Critical Appraisal Topic, Health Technology Assessment Facilitating evidence-based practice in nursing and midwifery
Overview of the guideline development process from question formulation to recommendation development.
Methods to facilitate the introduction of guidelines in practice: dissemination and implementation
Evidence that guideline based care can change clinical practice and patient outcomes
Using guidelines for making decisions
Definition of data, information, knowledge. Processing of data to obtain information. Application programs for data collection, management, processing and representation.
Spreadsheets: Excel and Open Source suites (Libre Office, Open Office). Data entry, mathematical, logical, text manipulation functions, the main statistical functions with examples of use. The representation of data in graphs. Tutorial with Excel / Libre Office Spreadsheet.
The relational databases (outline): structure, conceptual and physical schemes, the SQL language for managing DBs, examples with an individual productivity database (MS Access or Libre Office Base).

Assessment methods and criteria

The objective of this exam is to evaluate the knowledge acquired by the student and particularly his/her ability to apply it in a proficient way.

The exam shall include different levels:

- written examination with multiple choice and open questions to assess students' understanding of the EBP and research concepts covered in the course and their ability to apply critical appraisal skills to the assessment and interpretation of clinical evidence

-oral examination with questions on the theory explained in class and requests of practical use of the applications seen in class.

The grade is awarded on a scale from one to thirty. The exam is passed with a grade greater than or equal to 18/30, the maximum attainable grade is 30/30.

The attribution of honours will be considered in case the student demonstrates high levels of critical thinking and argumentative ability.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Greenhalgh Trisha Come implementare l'assistenza sanitaria basata sulle evidenze (Edizione 1) Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore 2018
Pomponio G., Colosso A. EBM e metodologia della ricerca per le professioni sanitarie CG Edizioni Medico Scientifiche. Torino 2005
Polit DF, Beck CT. Edizione italiana a cura di Palese A. Fondamenti di Ricerca Infermieristica (Edizione 2) McGraw-Hill Education 2018
AAVV Linee guida e decisioni infermieristiche -Assistenza Inferm. e ricerca (Edizione 3) Pensiero scientifico editore 2014
D. Giuliani, M. M. Dickson Analisi statistica con Excel Maggioli Editore 2015 8838789908
Simona Villani, Paola Borrelli Excel & statistica medica. Guida pratica per le professioni sanitarie Medea 2013 978-88-6693-048-8
Curtis Frye Microsoft Excel 2016: La guida ufficiale (Edizione 1) Hoepli 2016 9788820374785




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