Critiquing Research Evidence for Use in Practice: Revisited

Juanita Conkin Dale, Donna Hallas, Regena Spratling

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Nurse practitioners need to critically appraise the abundance of research evidence and clinical practice guidelines to make astute decisions about the implementation of the best available evidence to clinical practice. There are numerous ways to appraise research and practice guidelines that are designed to inform clinical practice with the overall goals of improving patient outcomes. This article presents existing tools to appraise the research evidence in addition to a guide for providers on critical appraisal of a research study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-346
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2019


  • Clinical decision-making
  • evidence-based practice
  • nurse practitioners
  • nursing research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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