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Based on how you will evaluate your EBP project, which independent and dependent variables do you need to collect?
Based on how you will evaluate your EBP project, which independent and dependent variables do you need to collect? Why?#1:Development of methods to evaluate evidence-based practice need be identified prior to the implementation of the project so that necessary information gathering needed to assess effectiveness can take place at the appropriate time. To evaluate the effectiveness of group debriefing I created a simple 5 question survey focused on the perception of support after critical or adverse events. This survey will be given prior to debriefing training and then again after completion with the same staff. It is possible to give this simple survey after debriefs or at any set time in the process to re-assess how the intervention is working. Asking research questions identifies uncertainties in clinical nursing practice that provides evidence for best practices and to the adoption of practices that are based in the latest research (Polit & Beck, 2018, pg. 29).In research, the dependent variable is the what is being measured by the independent variable which is being manipulated to cause an effect. The outcome is based on the dependent variable while the independent variable causes effect on the dependent or outcome variable (Polit & Beck, 2018, pg.43). The research question, “In members of the health care team how does formal debriefing compare to unstructured or no debriefing influence the perception of being supported from prior to the initiation of the structured debriefing process to post-implementation?”. In this research statement perception of support is the dependent variable while structured debriefing or no structured debriefing are the independent variables that will be used to collect evidence to support this project.Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2018). Essentials of nursing research: Appraising evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.#2:One of the major aims of research is to understand the causes of phenomena. The presumed cause in a cause-effect relationship is called the independent variable, and the presumed effect is called the dependent variable (Flannelly et al., 2014). An independent variable is a variable that is presumed to have an effect on another variable (a dependent variable). The terms treatment, intervention, predictor, and risk factor are essentially synonyms for independent variable. A dependent variable is, quite simply, dependent, in that it depends, in some sense, on an independent variable. It is the dependent variable that the researcher is usually most interested in understanding and possibly interested in predicting (Flannelly et al., 2014).For my project, the independent variable is the delayed bath (waiting until at least 24 hours of age). The dependent variables I will be collecting include axillary temperatures on newborns at birth, 1 hour, 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, 16 hours, 20 hours, and 24 hours of age, breast feeding frequency and length during the first 24 hours of age, weights of all newborns at birth, 12 hours, and 24 hours of age, length of skin to skin contact within the first 24 hours and any blood glucose levels that are collected on hypoglycemic infants.#3:My EBP project consists of the issue being short staffed and the intervention to decrease staff call outs. The implementation plan that is being proposed is for staff to schedule themselves, it is more likely to satisfy the staff’s needs and decrease call outs. For staff shortage the way I determine to evaluate my project is based off the results of call offs between the months of April (which was scheduled by the manager) and May (which was self scheduled by the staff). This will show if there the intervention that was implemented worked.An independent variable is defined as a variable that is controlled to receive results and test the effect for the dependent variable. A dependent variable is what is being measured for the independent variable. “The dependent variable is ‘dependent’ on the independent variable” (ThoughtCo, 2018). The independent variable in this situation is the staff self scheduling themselves. With the scheduling shifting from the managers making the schedule to the staff making the schedule, this is a change from what was normally done before the intervention was implemented. The dependent variable in this situation is how many call off there are. After this intervention, would there be an decrease in call outs, will it stay the same, or will there be an increased call outs? This variable is being measured by the staff scheduling themselves to evaluate the effectiveness if this intervention work and measure of how much it worked. How many call offs based off self scheduling and comparing to the call offs when the managers were scheduling. American Nurse Today Healthy schedule, healthy nurses (May, 2018) obtained May 29,2019 from https://www.americannursetoday.com/healthy-schedules-healthy-nurses/ ThoughtCo Understanding the difference between independent and dependent variables(October, 2018) obtained May 29, 2019 from https://www.thoughtco.com/independent-and-dependent-variables-differences-606115Question asked:Not all EBP projects result in statistically significant results. Define clinical significance, and explain the difference between clinical and statistical significance. How can you use clinical significance to support positive outcomes in your project?