Individual Analyzing Published Research

Individual Analyzing Published Research

Individual Analyzing Published Research Article (IAPRA) Paper


  • The purpose of this paper is to interpret the article as most relevant to the group topic.
  • Use your article from your ITSS paper to write this paper.

 Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  • CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies (PO#4 & 8).
  • CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence-based practice (PO#4 & 8).

Points Possible: 200 Points

Paper Preparation:

  • It is NOT acceptable to use bullet-points in the body of text review paper.
  • The paper must be PARAPHRASED with your OWN words with in-text citations.
  • It is NOT acceptable to QUOTE article contents EXCEPT the Purpose of Study.
  • Paper must include all required APA-Style/Format
  • Do NOT leave blank for any of these review elements.
  • Any review element left blank will get 0 point: If authors did not provide information or it was not applicable for certain elements, make note such as “No information was given” or “Not applicable”

PLAGIARISM: “Turnitin” Percentage

  • Less than 25 percentage: Acceptable percentage.
  • Turnitin Draft Submission Box
    • Submit your draft of paper into Turnitin Draft Submission Box to check your percentage as many times as needed before you submit your final paper to designated Unit.
  • If your Final paper has 25% or higher percentage, you must revise/modify your paper contents BEFORE you submit your paper due date and time.
  • If your Final paper has 25% or higher percentage AT/AFTER you submit your final paper due date and time, Academic Integrity Violation Procedures will be initiated

Academic Integrity Violation Procedure

  • Academic Integrity Violation letter will be sent to student
  • Assignment Grade will be 0 point
  • The violation case will be reviewed, and a further sanction will be determined by the Administrators

Individual Analyzing Published Research Article (IAPRA)

Part I: Research Question, Purpose, Variables and Participants

Research Question

  • Clearly and concisely states your group research question as formulated in PICO format.
  • PICO Question: Does Exercise improve mental health symptoms in patients with psychiatric disorders

Purpose of the Study

  • Describe the purpose/aim of the study as the author stated in the article: may cut & paste
  • Do NOT change or modify the purpose statement on the article


  • Identify study variables from the above stated Purpose of Study
  • Quantitative Study: Dependent & Independent Variables OR Descriptive, Qualitative Study: Variables of Interest


  • Enrollment: How did they recruit/enroll eligible participants in the study?
  • Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria: Describe Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria
  • Total Participant Numbers: Total numbers of participants in the study

Intervention Procedures/Obtaining Information Procedures

Quantitative Study

  • Intervention/Treatment Group
  • Describe the intervention contents given to Intervention group
  • Describe how the contents were given to Intervention group
  • Identify the person who provided Intervention contents to Intervention group
  • Control Group: If the study has Control Group
  • Describe the contents given to Control group
  • Describe how the contents were given to Control group
  • Identify the person who provided contents to Control group


Descriptive/Qualitative Study: Obtaining Information Procedure

  • Describe the detailed procedure for obtaining information/data (i.e. made appointment to meet each participant, visited home/met in clinical setting……etc)

Part II: Data Collection Procedures & Measurement Tools/Instruments

  • Describe ALL methods to collect data in detail (i.e. interview, survey, observation……etc.)
  • Describe each measurement tool/instrument used to measure/assess outcomes in the study in detail.


Participant Characteristics/Sociodemographic Findings

  • Describe participant characteristics or sociodemographic status
  • Must be objective, descriptive, and comprehensive
  • Must describe the findings of Tables/Figures to provide comprehensive information about participant characteristics as article provided.

Study Results/Findings

  • Describe ALL Other Results/Findings besides above participant characteristics in detail.
  • Each result item must include Headings/Subheadings as the article provided.
  • Do NOT simply saying “pain level was decreased,” “adherence was increased”…etc
  • Do NOT include contents from Discussion and/or Conclusion in the article.

Part III: Synthesis of Findings

Synthesis of Findings

  • Describe the Rationale/Mechanism for how/why Finding of each intervention/factor helps your Research Question (i.e. how/what mechanism does music therapy help pain, how does sucking stimulation increase oral intake for pre-term infants)
  • Should NOT repeat same contents you had on Findings section and/or article
  • May include citations from other sources for above described rationale/mechanism (i.e. textbooks, CDC…etc)

Nursing Implications

  • How the nurses can implement the research findings into nursing practice.

Group Article Summary Table (All group members)

  • Describe each group member’s article on Research Article Summary Table.
  • Use bullet points for each category.

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