To Prepare:

· Review the Resources and identify a clinical issue of interest that can form the basis of a clinical inquiry.

· Review the materials offering guidance on using databases, performing keyword searches, and developing PICO(T) questions provided in the Resources.

· Based on the clinical issue of interest and using keywords related to the clinical issue of interest, search at least two different databases in the Walden Library to identify at least four relevant peer-reviewed articles related to your clinical issue of interest. You should not be using systematic reviews for this assignment, select original research articles.

· Review the Resources for guidance and develop a PICO(T) question of interest to you for further study. It is suggested that an Intervention-type PICOT question be developed as these seem to work best for this course. 

QUESTION

TOPIC: Fall Prevention

Post a brief description of your clinical issue of interest. This clinical issue will remain the same for the entire course and will be the basis for the development of your PICOT question. Describe your search results in terms of the number of articles returned on original research and how this changed as you added search terms using your Boolean operators. Finally, explain strategies you might make to increase the rigor and effectiveness of a database search on your PICO(T) question. Be specific and provide examples.

GRADING RUBRIC

Answers all parts of the discussion question(s) expectations with reflective critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources. … Supported by at least three current, credible sources. … Written clearly and concisely with no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style. PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES, SELECT ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES

REQUIRED READING FOR REFRERNCING 

· Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2018). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

o Chapter 2, “Asking Compelling Clinical Questions” (pp. 33–54)

o Chapter 3, “Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questions” (pp. 55–92)

· Davies, K. S. (2011). Formulating the evidence based practice question: A review of the frameworksLinks to an external site. for LIS professionals. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 6(2), 75–80.

· Library of Congress. (n.d.). Search/browse help – Boolean operators and nestingLinks to an external site.. Retrieved September 19, 2018, from https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/ui/en_US/htdocs/help/searchBoolean.html

· Stillwell, S. B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B. M., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice, step by step: Asking the clinical question: A key step in evidence-based practice.Links to an external site. American Journal of Nursing, 110(3), 58–61.

· Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2009).Evidence-based practice: Step by step: Igniting a spirit of inquiryLinks to an external site..Links to an external site. American Journal of Nursing, 109(11), 49–52. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000363354.53883.58

· Stillwell, S.B., Fineout-Overhold, E., Melnyk, B.M., & Williamson, K.M. (2010). Evidence-based practice step-by-step: Searching for evidence.Links to an external site. American Journal of Nursing, 110(5), 41-47.

· Walden University Library. (n.d.-a). Databases A-Z: NursingLinks to an external site.. Retrieved September 6, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

· Walden University Library. (n.d.-c).Evidence-based practice research: CINAHL search helpLinks to an external site.. Retrieved September 6, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/healthevidence/cinahlsearchhelp

· Walden University Library. (n.d.-d). Evidence-based practice research: Joanna Briggs Institute search helpLinks to an external site.. Retrieved September 6, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/healthevidence/jbisearchhelp

· Walden University Library. (n.d.-e). Evidence-based practice research: MEDLINE search helpLinks to an external site.. Retrieved September 6, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/healthevidence/medlinesearchhelp

· Walden University Library. (n.d.-f). Keyword searching: Finding articles on your topic: Boolean termsLinks to an external site.. Retrieved September 19, 2018, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/keyword/boolean

· Walden University Library. (n.d.-g). Keyword searching: Finding articles on your topic: Introduction to keyword searchingLinks to an external site.. Retrieved September 19, 2018, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/keyword/searching-basics

· Walden University Library. (n.d.-h). Quick Answers: How do I find a systematic review article related to health, medicine, or nursing?Links to an external site. Retrieved September 6, 2019, from https://academicanswers.waldenu.edu/faq/72670

· Walden University Library. (n.d.-i). Systematic review.Links to an external site. Retrieved January 22, 2020, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/healthevidence/types#s-lg-box-1520654

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WEEK 4 DISCUSSION: SEARCHING DATABASES

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SEARCHING DATABASES 2

The PICO(T): Should the use of exercise programs be used as a preventative strategy in reducing

falls for the elderly?

The databases I searched for my information were the CINAHL, PubMed, and the

Walden library. I first searched for unfiltered information in the CINAHL database with Full

Text of peer reviewed articles from 2015-2020, which gave me a huge figures over twenty

thousand, most of which were related to falls and effects of falls. On PubMed, I used the

advanced search filters to narrow my search. Filters are useful in thinning down the search

Badenoch & Heneghan (2002). I clicked to view articles which studied falls in the elderly

published within 5 years. In my search modes and expanders I chose the Boolean phrases with

full text peer-reviewed scholarly articles, ranging from 2015-2020. Boolean phrases help refine

and narrows search results (Skelly & Ecker, (2010),. The special limiters used for Elderly Falls

Info were Peer-Review Journals from 2015-2020, and for CINAHL Plus I re-entered Evidence-

Based Practice with Falls/Elderly. My results got much less 1,259, which is still quite a

substantial amount to search through. From there, I added in PubMed utilizing a feature called

Clinical Inquiries. Clinical Inquiries is designed to improve search results by “linking the type of

question (therapy, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis) to a stored search strategy that retrieves the

appropriate research methodology” (Schardt, 2007). With added filters i searched the terms

“Elderly Falls and prevention ” in the Walden Library, I got 257 results. Walden Library

(2020),also recommends use of Boolean terms to create a more precise search with more relevant

results (para. 1).After adding the Boolean terms to my next search I got 55,734 results. A study

by (Ho et al., 2016) concluded that it is essential to search at least three different databases to

achieve approximately 90% of the most pertinent information on the subject. A strategy to

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