Nurses in an acute care setting does a standardized workload decrease RN burnout?

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.
************THE PICO QUESTION IS: For Nurses in an acute care setting does a standardized workload decrease RN burnout?**************
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 Descriiptive, 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
Descriiptive/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, descriiptive, 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.

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