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Does listening to music preoperatively reduce anxiety? An evidence-based practice process for novice researchers

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Jacob Walker, Amanda McNaughton

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250-1254
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2018

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This article discusses the development of a clinical research question, the execution of a systematic literature search strategy, and the critical appraisal of a selected article. It demonstrates an evidence-based review process used by nurses to critique and evaluate the evidence used to support their work. This review was conducted by a novice researcher under the supervision of his lecturer. Learning to conduct an evidence-based practice review enables health professionals to understand how to systematically review primary research relating to clinical practice. This learning experience identified the many facets of a research study that need to be considered to ascertain the validity of the results, and their relevance and application to clinical practice.

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