Heart Failure Leading Cause of Readmission in Hospitals

Heart Failure Leading Cause of Readmission in Hospitals




This is part 2 of your evidence-based practice project.

In this assignment, you will refer back to the topic you selected for your evidence-based practice problem from the identified list of topics provided by your course faculty in week 1 and the three articles selected from your week 2 assignment.

For this assignment, you will interpret the three articles selected from your week 2 assignment. First, you must complete a matrix table for your three articles (see template provided below).  Once you complete this matrix table, you will write a paper, including the following information:

An introduction to the topic from week 2 and created PICOT question (although this information may be similar to what you provided in your week 2 assignment, be sure to paraphrase and not copy/paste directly from that assignment).

For each of the three articles selected, describe the following:

Concepts explored in the article/study (This is the “what” of the study.)

Methods used in the article/study (Describe this in detail; it’s “how” of the study.)

  • Participants in the article/study (This is the “who” of the study.)
  • Instruments/tools in the student (This is the resources used to collect the data; i.e.; survey, interview, etc. Be sure to include a discussion of reliability and validity, as well.)


Required ResourcesGray, J. R., Grove, S. K. & Sutherland, S.  (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders. ISBN 978-0-323-37758-4Review Chapter 2 pp. 33-34; Chapter 7; Chapter 18 box 18-1 and box 18-2Herzing University (2021). Research Success: Information Literacy & Research Process (Links to an external site.). https://herzing.libguides.com/research_success/eva…This link provides information on how to evaluate internet sources for authority and appropriateness. Please review the information under Evaluate Information and view the video: Evaluation video.Herzing University. (2021). Evidence based research (Links to an external site.). https://herzing.libguides.com/graduate-nursing/ebpStillwell, S. B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Mazurek-Melynk, B., Williamon, K, M. (2010). Evidence based practice step by step (Links to an external site.). American Journal of Nursing , 110, 5.  Retrieved from http://download.lww.com/wolterskluwer_vitalstream_com/PermaLink/NCNJ/A/NCNJ_546_156_2010_08_23_SADFJO_165_SDC216.pdf (Links to an external site.)University of Adelaide (2014). The JBI approach.  (Links to an external site.) Joanna Briggs Institute. Retrieved from https://joannabriggs.org/University of Minnesota (2017). Levels of evidence and grades of recommendations (Links to an external site.). UM Bio-Medical Library. Retrieved from https://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed/help/levels-evidenc…Evidence Based Health Care — Practice guidelines levels of evidence and grades of recommendations used by the National Guideline Clearinghouse.Uman, L. S. (2011). Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (Links to an external site.). Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 20(1), 57–59. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3024725/ (Links to an external site.)Walden University (2019). Common assignments: Literature review matrix (Links to an external site.).  [Website]. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/a…Al-Jundi, A., & Sakka, S. (2017). Critical Appraisal of Clinical Research (Links to an external site.). Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR, 11(5), JE01–JE05. https://doi.org/10.7860/JCDR/2017/26047.9942