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In older adults with subdural hematomas does surgical intervention resulted in better quality of life and decreased mortality compared to conservative management?

Develop an EBP question guided by the Question Development Tool Appendix B in the Dearholt and Dang (2017) text.


PICO question:
In older adults with subdural hematomas does surgical intervention resulted in better quality of life and
decreased mortality compared to conservative management?
Next, using this question, conduct a literature search to investigate the issue or problem. Gather a minimum of 3
primary research study articles (NOT literature review, systematic reviews or meta-analysis studies) to address
the practice question. A primary research study includes collection of either qualitative or quantitative data.
If you have questions about the type of article required for this assignment, please email


This assignment should be organized as follows:
Title Page
Practice Question
Development and Implementation of a Search Strategy.
Appraise 3 articles by addressing the following:
What is the level of evidence (I, II, III, IV, or V)? See the Johns Hopkins Tool Kit (Dearholt & Dang, 2017).
What is the Study Design (experimental, quasi-experimental, non-experimental)?
Please explain your designation of the type of study design in a few sentences and identify the type of data
collected (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods).
Using the “Framework for How to Read and Critique a Research StudyPreview the document“ (American Nurse
Association) as a guide, critique the research article. Provide explanations for your responses.
Reference List using APA (7th ed.) format.
It is anticipated that each article appraisal will be 1-2 pages per article. The entire page count for this
assignment, not including title and reference pages, will be 6-8 pages.
See the Assignment 2 Rubric for grading criteria.
When you are ready, upload the assignment in the appropriate Turnitin dropbox. Keep similarity scores to 25%
or less

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