Written Assessment 1 (Cochrane Review Summary)

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Written Assessment 1 (Cochrane Review Summary)
Assessment Type Written Assignment
Purpose This assessment aims to develop your ability to evaluate, interpret and use high quality quantitative evidence in your practice.
Description You are required to write a summary of a Cochrane Review that relates to one of the specified health issues covered in this course.

1.     Choose one of the health issues in the table below.

2.     Read the corresponding Cochrane Review

3.     Follow the assessment template.



Cerebrovascular Wardlaw JM, Murray V, Berge E, del Zoppo GJ. Thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD000213. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000213.pub3.


Respiratory Gatheral TL, Rushton A, Evans DJW, Mulvaney CA, Halcovitch NR, Whiteley G, Eccles FJR, Spencer S. Personalised asthma action plans for adults with asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD011859. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011859.pub2.


Cardiovascular Karmali KN, Davies P, Taylor F, Beswick A, Martin N, Ebrahim S. Promoting patient uptake and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD007131. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007131.pub3.



This assessment ask you to provide a commentary on a Cochrane Review. Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) ‘Cochrane Corners’ are an explanation and interpretation of an original Cochrane Review written by nurses for nurses to highlight the relevance for nursing practice. If you would like more information about CNCF ‘Cochrane Corners’ go to: http://cncf.cochrane.org/evidence-transfer-program-review-summaries
1.   Submit Draft (optional) Due Semester Week 3 You can score up to 5 marks for submitting a draft version of this assessment. This is to encourage you to start your assessment early. The draft must contain a reasonable amount of relevant content and demonstrate genuine progress in the assessment. There will be no written feedback provided on the draft but there will be dedicated time to discuss your draft with tutors during tutorials.


2.   NMBA Registration Standard Identify which NMBA Registration Standards this assessment aligns with and explain why these Standards are important to nursing practice (approximately 100 words).


3.   Background   Describe what this review is about and why this research was conducted. Which parts of this review are relevant and interesting to you as a student nurse? You can contribute to     this section with insights on the relevance to nursing by using additional references. It must    not be a direct cut and paste (approximately 200 words).


4.   Objective/s Objectives are sometimes referred to as Aims or Questions. In your own words, describe what this review is aiming to achieve. This information will come mainly from the systematic review report. It must not be a direct cut and paste. (Approximately 100 Words).
5.   Interventions/


Summarise in your own words what the main interventions were, and the methods reported in the review. It must not be a direct cut and paste. (Approximately 100 Words).
6.   Results Report the results for the main outcomes here. Students can include narrative, tabular or graphical formats as long as it accurately represents the results. It must not be a direct cut and paste. (Approximately 150 Words).
7.   Conclusions


Comment on the ‘Conclusion’ section and how you think these findings relate to nursing. It must not be a direct cut and paste. (Approximately 100 Words).
8.   Implications for practice


In your opinion, what are the implications of the review findings are for nursing practice. This section requires independent, critical thought (Approximately 150 Words).
9.   References


     Use APA referencing to reference the Cochrane review and any other references you might use. Most sections of this assessment do not require external references however, appropriate references in the ‘Background’ and ‘Implications for Practice’ sections may improve your marks. Because this assessment involves one main source of information (the Cochrane Review), we expect the similarity will be higher than in other assessments – however, if your similarity report is over 65% please revise before you submit. Using your own words to interpret information shows us how well you understand the content.
Weighting 40%
Compulsory Requirements You must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass this course.
Length 1000 words (+10%) excluding reference list. Note: Marking will stop after 1100 words (the minimum word limit is 600).

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