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Summary Table of Evidence
The Summary Table of Evidence should demonstrate that students are capable of synthesizing the research on a selected clinical problem area and
produce a summary report suitable for guiding the development or change of clinical protocols related to the specific clinical problem. The
primary focus in this assignment should be on evaluating the evidence for appropriateness to apply an intervention/treatment into clinical practice.
Use the problem identified in your PICOT statement as the topic for review. The paper MUST be prepared using APA guidelines for references.
Citations (author and year) should also be present as the studies are discussed.
Complete the Summary Table of Evidence
a) Title the table appropriately (see suggested sample below).
b) Fill in the cells of the table appropriately and accurately for each article.
c) Prepare a two page summary of your findings, indicating your perception of the appropriateness of applying the evidence-based
treatment/ intervention into clinical practice, based on your review of the studies. Include this prior to the table of evidence.
d) Add a legend at the bottom of the table that explains any abbreviations used in the table.
e) APA (title page that includes your name, the title, the course name, and the date.
Title of Table
Citation: List Authors, journal, year of publication and other data pursuant to APA format
Research aims/questions/hypotheses: Describe these aspects of the study
Study Design: Accurately identify study design and type of study
Conceptual/theoretical framework: Describe framework if used and relationship to the research questions/hypothesis
Sample: Describe sample design and methods used and size and characteristics for all groups; applicability for the research questions/methods
Setting: Describe setting in which the research was conducted
Variables/measures: Describe the study variables and their relationship to the research hypotheses/questions
Data collection instruments: Describe the instruments, their reliability and validity, relationship to variables, linguistic and cultural
Data collection methods: describe data collection methods, appropriateness for research questions
Intervention: describe the intervention and its relationship to the research aims/questions/hypothesis
Protection of human subjects: Describe processes used to protect human subjects
Data analysis: describe data analysis used and its appropriateness for study questions, hypotheses, design, variables, and data collection methods
Major findings: describe major findings and their relevance for practice