NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

Assessment 3 Instructions: PICO(T) Questions and an EvidenceBased Approach

Create a 3-5-page submission in which you develop a PICO(T) question for a specific care issue and evaluate the evidence you locate, which could help to answer the question. PICO(T) is an acronym that helps researchers and practitioners define aspects of a potential study or investigation. It stands for:

P – Patient/population/problem.

I – Intervention.

C – Comparison (of potential interventions, typically).

O – Outcome(s).

T – Time frame (if time frame is relevant).

The end goal of applying PICO(T) is to develop a question that can help guide the search for evidence (Boswell Cannon, 2015). From this perspective, a PICO(T) question can be a valuable starting point for nurses who are starting to apply an evidence-based model or EBPs. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

By taking the time to precisely define the areas in which the nurse will be looking for evidence, searches become more efficient and effective. Essentially, by precisely defining the types of evidence within specific areas, the nurse will be more likely to discover relevant and useful evidence during their search. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

You are encouraged to complete the Vila Health PCI(T) Process activity before you develop the plan proposal. This activity offers an opportunity to practice working through creating a PICO(T) question within the context of an issue at a Vila Health facility. These skills will be necessary to complete Assessment 3 successfully. This is for your own practice and self-assessment and demonstrates your engagement in the course.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies
through the following assessment scoring guide criteria: NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

Competency 1: Interpret findings from scholarly quantitative, qualitative, and outcomes research articles and
studies.

Explain the findings from articles or other sources of evidence.

Competency 2: Analyze the relevance and potential effectiveness of evidence when making a decision.

Identify sources of evidence that could be potentially effective in answering a PICO(T) question.

Explain the relevance of the findings from chosen sources of evidence to making decision related to a
PICO(T) question. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

Competency 3: Apply an evidence-based practice model to address a practice issue.
Define a practice issue to be explored via a PICO(T) approach.

Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication strategies to lead practice changes based on
evidence.

Communicate using writing that is clear, logical, and professional with correct grammar and spelling
using current APA style.

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Professional Context

As a baccalaureate-prepared nurse, you will be responsible for locating and identifying credible and scholarly
resources to incorporate the best available evidence for the purposes of enhancing clinical reasoning and judgement
skills. When reliable and relevant evidence-based findings are utilized, patients, health care systems, and nursing
practice outcomes are positively impacted. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

PICO(T) is a framework that can help you structure your definition of the issue, potential approach that you are
going to use, and your predictions related to the issue. Word choice is important in the PICO(T) process because
different word choices for similar concepts will lead you toward different existing evidence and research studies that
would help inform the development of your initial question.

Scenario

For this assessment, please use an issue of interest from your current or past nursing practice.
If you do not have an issue of interest from your personal nursing practice, then review the optional Case Studies
presented in the resources and select one of those as the basis for your assessment. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

Instructions

For this assessment, select an issue of interest an apply the PICO(T) process to define the question and research it.
Your initial goal is to define the population, intervention, comparison, and outcome. In some cases, a time frame is
relevant and you should include that as well, when writing a question you can research related to your issue of
interest. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

After you define your question, research it, and organize your initial findings, select the two sources of
evidence that seem the most relevant to your question and analyze them in more depth. Specifically, interpret each
source’s specific findings and best practices related to your issues, as well explain how the evidence would help you
plan and make decisions related to your question.

If you need some structure to organize your initial thoughts and research, the PICOT Question and Research
Template document (accessible from the “Create PICO(T) Questions” page in the Capella library’s Evidence Based
Practice guide) might be helpful. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

In your submission, make sure you address the following grading criteria:

Define a practice issue to be explored via a PICO(T) approach.

Identify sources of evidence that could be potentially effective in answering a PICO(T) question.

Explain the findings from articles or other sources of evidence.

Explain the relevance of the findings from chosen sources of evidence to making decision related to a PICO(T)
question.

Communicate using writing that is clear, logical, and professional with correct grammar and spelling using the
current APA style.

Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the
scoring guide would look like:

Assessment 3 Example [PDF].

Additional Requirements

Your assessment should meet the following requirements:

Length of submission: Create a 3–5-page submission focused on defining a research question and interpreting evidence relevant to answering it.

Number of references: Cite a minimum of four sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your findings and considerations. Resources should be no more than 5 years old.

APA formatting: Format references and citations according to the current APA style.

Portfolio Prompt: Remember to save the final assessment to your ePortfolio so that you may refer to it as you complete the final capstone course. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

SCORING GUIDE

Use the scoring guide to understand how your assessment will be evaluated.

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Using a PICO(T) Framework and Evidence to Develop Care Practices

Learner’s Name

Capella University

NURS-FPX4030: Making Evidence-Based Decisions

Instructor Name

August, 2020

Using a PICO(T) Framework and Evidence to Develop Care Practices

When developing care practices for patients, the PICO(T) research framework, which expands to Population/Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome, and Time, can be used to create an effective care plan and ensure that patients’ needs are met. Relying on secondary research, the author of this paper will define a practice issue surrounding patients with dementia, apply the PICO(T) process, identify sources of evidence that may provide answers to the research question, explain key findings from articles, and explain the relevance of those key findings.

Use of the PICO(T) Approach when Caring for Patients with Dementia

The practice issue identified for resolution is the need to develop care practices that effectively manage agitation in patients with dementia in nursing homes that are outside of pharmacological approaches. The question being explored is: Is the non-pharmacological approach, specifically an intervention approach, more effective than the pharmacological approach in managing behavioral symptoms (such as agitation) in patients with dementia?

The intervention approach identified is person-centered care or patient-centered care (PCC), an approach that emphasizes more on an individual’s experiences and the communication of his or her needs than on the pure implementation of a health care provider’s expertise (Desai, et al., 2017). NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

The population being studied are patients with dementia with agitative behavioral symptoms in nursing homes. As the objective is to explore care practices that address this issue, only factors related to care in nursing homes are considered. The study does not take into consideration cultural, political, and social factors (Kim & Park, 2017).

Identification of Sources of Evidence

DICE Model

The DICE (Describe, Investigate, Create, and Evaluate) model is a notable PCC intervention model that identifies optimal treatment options for patients with dementia with neuropsychiatric symptoms. Developed by a panel of interdisciplinary experts at the University of Michigan Program for Positive Aging, the model is constitutive of a four-step approach.

The first step of the approach is the accurate description of the patient’s behavior, the second is the identification of possible underlying causes, the third is the creation and implementation of treatment plans, and the fourth is the assessment of the strategies developed (Desai et al., 2017; Kales et al., 2014). NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

The model’s essential recommendations for facilitating improvement in neuropsychiatric symptoms among patients with dementia are educating the caregiver; forging better communication between the patient and the caregiver; assisting the caregiver in organizing meaningful activities such as cooking, painting, or reading depending on the patient’s interests; and training the caregiver on simplifying his or her work routines (Desai et al., 2017; Kales et al., 2014).NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

Individualized Intervention Model

The individualized intervention model is a model in which intervention activities are carried out based on the history, needs, abilities, and preferences of patients with dementia. In this model, PCC-based activities are directly carried out by trained health care staff with expertise in social work, recreational therapy, geriatric psychiatry, and psychology (Kim & Park, 2017). Care Staff-Directed Model

In the care staff–directed model, PCC activities are based on the staff’s education and training on empathy and person-centeredness. The model also makes a provision for offering staff regular feedback for their work. The intervention period in such a model ranges from 3 months to 2 years (Kim & Park, 2017). NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

Findings from Articles

As PCC is a major nonpharmacological approach to treating agitation in patients with dementia, its effectiveness is studied by making a comparative analysis to the pharmacological approach to manage behavioral symptoms in patients with dementia. Pharmacological treatment in general refers to the use of psychotropic medication to manage agitation or neuropsychotic symptoms (NPS) in patients with dementia (Madhusoodanan & Ting, 2014; Kales et al., 2014).

Some of the common pharmacological interventions include the use of antipsychotropics, antidepressants such as sertraline and citalopram, and sedative-hypnotics through the use of benzodiazepines to control acute agitation (Madhusoodanan & Ting, 2014). The use of psychotropic medication poses high risks of mortality and harmful side effects (Kales et al., 2014). Psychotropic medication is also expensive and is restricted by regulatory bodies. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

However, the use of pharmacological intervention is justified when the benefits outweigh the risks or in situations wherein nonpharmacological interventions have proven unsuccessful (Madhusoodanan & Ting, 2014). NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

The PCC approach has proven effective in addressing the etiology of aggressive outbursts. Unlike the pharmacological approach, which is based on treating symptoms, the PCC approach contributes to the resolution of underlying causes (Desai et al., 2017). The study by Kales et al. (2014) finds reasonable evidence of the DICE program’s contribution toward better clinical practices and improvement in aggressive behavior, and it observes that the approach results in fewer hospitalizations and readmissions.

In their systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 primary studies, Kim and Park (2017) found 15 studies that measure the impact of PCC on agitation using the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (an agitation mapping instrument) and the Brief Agitation Rating Scale. They found that 8 of the 15 studies show positive effects on agitation with individualized interventions (with a significant mean difference of -0.513), showing better effects than with care staff–directed interventions (with a significant mean difference of -0.160).

As this paper relies on secondary research on the PCC intervention to manage agitative behavior in patients with dementia in nursing homes, there are multiple time frames for the various intervention studies reviewed. While some studies had a long intervention period ranging from 9 months to 2 years, others had shorter intervention periods of just a few weeks. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

From the above exploration of the research problem based on the PICO(T) framework, it is clear that this framework has contributed to the delineation of precise intervention practices and has brought conceptual clarity on the issue of agitative behavior in patients with dementia. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

Relevance of Findings from Articles

The study by Kales et al. (2014) was chosen as it provides a comprehensive explanation of the PCC-based DICE intervention program and its potential outcomes and draws an objective comparison of the program with pharmacological intervention. The study observed that the DICE model was developed by a panel of experts with years of clinical and research expertise in managing NPS in patients with dementia. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

The strategies formulated in the DICE approach were found to carry a strong evidence base. As it is evidence-informed, the DICE approach could be helpful for clinicians across diverse settings. Kales et al. (2014) conclude their study with a discussion on the potential of the DICE approach in enhancing clinical practices and ensuring the treatment of agitative behavior in patients with dementia.

The rationale for selecting the study by Kim and Park (2017) was that it presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 primary intervention studies, of which 17 studies are from long-term care facilities. In their systematic review and meta-analysis of these studies, Kim and Park (2017) found that PCC has a significant impact on reducing NPS in patients with dementia.

Kim and Park’s (2017) review found the increased engagement between care providers and patients and the magnitude of the program’s intensity to be the reasons for shortterm PCC intervention having greater benefits in comparison to long-term intervention. The findings are relevant because they are based on 17 long-term, clinical PCC intervention studies comprising both controlled and non-controlled cluster-randomized trials conducted over the past 10 years (Kim & Park, 2017). NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

Kim & Park’s findings prove to be the most credible. In their systematic review and meta-analysis of primary studies, Kim and Park’s findings (2017) adhere to the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. They also utilize analysis tools such as the Cochrane Collaboration’s risk of bias and the risk of bias assessment tool to
ensure quality screening of the studies. NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach

Conclusion

There is a need to develop care practices that are outside of pharmacological approaches for managing agitation in patients with dementia. The PICO(T) framework was applied to determine if the intervention approach of person-centered care or patient-centered care (PCC) was more effective than the pharmacological approach by identifying sources of evidence, explaining the findings and proving the relevance of those findings. The articles by Kales et al. (2014) and Kim and Park (2017), provide precise, reliable, and relevant information to adequately explore the effectiveness of the PCC approach

NURS FPX 4030 Capella PICOT Questions and Evidence Based Approach References

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    strategies for assessment of and intervention for aggressive behaviors in dementia.
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