Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice, Proposal, Scholarly Paper

N5555 Nursing Research: Evidence Based Practice

APA 7th edition*, maximum of 15 pages**. Range of 12 – 15 pages for the body of the paper. Double space per APA; no extra line spacing between paragraphs. In-text references for the scholarly paper content.

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Theory/Change Model

The primary selected theory for the EBP project and how theory directly applies to the EBP project 2 pts

Childhood Obesity is one of the most challenging public health problems facing both developed and developing countries worldwide. According to the CDC from 2017-2000 the prevalence of obesity was 19.7% and affected about 14.7 million children and adolescents. With this severe problem it is important to find a model to guide our steps to identify the issues, research possible causes and solutions, and implement changes. The model I have chosen for my research is the Iowa Model.

The reason I chose this model because in order to change the statistics we have make it a priority and form a team to look at the evidence and do studies to see which interventions are supported by the data. The Iowa Model focuses on making sure that we integrate and sustain the practice change with every visit when we see our pediatric patients (Melnyk, & Fineout-Overholt, 2019). Another reason I like this model is because the ultimate goal is to change our practice and get as many people on board as possible and to “hardwire people” to ask the difficult questions to improve the quality of the pediatric patient (Buckwalter et al., 2017). To improve childhood obesity in this country and to get providers, dieticians, parents on board we have to accomplish it purposefully within our organization and community and to be aware that change take time.


Buckwalter, K. C., Cullen, L., Hanrahan, K., Kleiber, C., McCarthy, A. M., Rakel, B., Steelman, V., Tripp-Reimer, T., Tucker, S., & Authored on behalf of the Iowa Model Collaborative (2017). Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice: Revisions and Validation. Worldviews on evidence-based nursing, 14(3), 175–182. https://doi.org/10.1111/wvn.12223 (Links to an external site.)

Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2019). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.




IRB approval, site approval, funding 2 pts


Study Design

Quantitative or qualitative study and specific type of design associated with measuring impact of EBP intervention on primary outcome. 2 pts


Participants and Setting 2 pts

The project setting, state and describe

The participants with projected number and inclusion and exclusion criteria.

EBP Intervention and Implementation 15pts

The EBP intervention, state and describe. The intervention steps (narrative paragraph format and avoid a list). Sequential flow from recruitment and consent (if applies) through EBP intervention participant involvement with data collection on outcomes measure(s). Include a timeline as well.

Internal and External Validity 5 pts

Internal validity (extent to which the EBP intervention causes the change in the primary outcome and results not due to other factors). External Validity (extent to which can generalize the EBP project findings to the target population and same or similar geographic location or setting, Address expected participant number and time length impact)

Methods of Evaluation

Primary outcome concise statement and secondary outcome statement, if secondary outcome applies.

Measurement Instruments 3 pts

Instrument(s) to measure each stated outcome(s). An instrument could be physical measure, data from health record, and/or another instrument. State the reliability and validity of the instrument(s). State time involved in participant completion of the instrument and method of completion (web, other), as applies. State permission of instrument or public domain, as applies. Quality of Data

Data collection processes to assure quality and adequacy of data. 3 pts Analysis Plan

Statistical analysis to be used and rational for use.

Comparison to published benchmark or specific research study outcomes.

Anticipated degree and direction of impact of the EBP intervention on the primary outcome. Participant number and EBP project length impact(s). Likelihood that gains may weaken over time and plan to maintain the improvement. 3 pts


The EBP intervention with projected outcome, restate. The practical usefulness of the EBP intervention. Further implementation and outcome studies. 3 pts


References (new page)

Fifteen to 20 research study references. May have additional non-study references, especially for topic and significance section and theory section.

Appendix or Appendices (new page)

**deduction of 3 pts on paper grade for each page over 15 pages (title page, abstract page, references section pages, and appendices, images are not included.)