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Respond to this prompt following rubric guidelines as posted:

1. State your overall appraisal of this article (include/exclude/seek further info) and provide a rationale of ~2-3 paragraphs, citing evidence from the article, as to why you think the article is appropriate to include or not in the making of a clinically-based decision.

In your initial posting, refer to at least 2 of the components of the CASP_RCT_Checklist_PDF_Fillable_Form-2.pdfDownload CASP_RCT_Checklist_PDF_Fillable_Form-2.pdf critical appraisal tool that you already completed.

2. Ask 2 follow-up questions to your peers.  For example: “The measurement of the outcome variables was confusing to me- how did you interpret the reliability of the measurement?”  or “The methods section lacked enough detail for me to be able to replicate this study. What would have helped that?” 

Rubric for grading

Student introduces topic (1), cites article to be appraised, and appraisal tool utilized (1), provides 2-3 sentences summarizing the overarching appraisal strengths and weaknesses of the article (2), and includes summary statement that indicates that the article was “include”, “seek further information” or “exclude” (1

The student chooses 2 criteria from the assigned appraisal tool that were found to be weaknesses or that introduced bias into the study. In a sentence the student states what the 2 criteria are that they will be expanding upon

The student: 1. Explains the criteria and why it is important 2. States whether and how the article meets the desired level of quality for the criteria 3. The student cites the article, the appraisal tool, and other resources as necessary for explanation.

The student includes 2 thoughtful questions that are related to the article content and appraisal with their initial post.