MSNFP 6030 Capella University Depression in Adolescents PICOT Assessment Assignment
Develop a 5–9-page problem statement that presents information related to the problem-intervention-comparison-outcome-time (PICOT) approach to nursing research.
Note: Each assessment in this course builds on the work you completed in the previous assessment. Therefore, you must complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.
For the first section of your final capstone project you will develop a proposal for an intervention plan to fulfill a need within a specific population. This assessment is meant to capture your initial thoughts about the need and impacting factors to help focus your in-depth analysis later on in the course.
First you will brainstorm and crystallize some of your ideas for this assessment, specifically ideas around needs, a target population, and some initial support from the literature and other sources of evidence. The problem statement is an important part of your capstone project as it will help illustrate the importance of your project, as well as help to clarify your project’s scope.
Note: The assessments in this course are sequenced in such a way as to help you build specific skills that you will use throughout your program. Complete the assessments in the order in which they are presented.
Your problem statement will focus on presenting information related to the problem-intervention-comparison-outcome-time (PICOT) approach to nursing research. You will also present a brief literature review that supports the need you identified in your problem statement and the appropriateness of your broad intervention approach. Provide enough detail so that the faculty member assessing your problem statement will be able to provide substantive feedback that you will be able to incorporate into the other project components in this course, as well as into the final draft of your project.
At minimum, be sure to address the bullet points below, as they correspond to the grading criteria. You may also want to read the scoring guide and the Guiding Questions: Problem Statement (PICOT) document (linked in the Resources) to better understand how each criterion will be assessed.
Reminder: these instructions are an outline. Your heading for this this section should be titled Problem Statement and not Part 1: Problem Statement.
Your Problem Statement (PICOT) should be structured as follows:
PART 1: PROBLEM STATEMENT (2–3 PAGES)
Need Statement (1 paragraph).
Analyze a health promotion, quality improvement, prevention, education or management need.
Population and Setting (1–2 paragraphs).
Describe a target population and setting in which an identified need will be addressed.
Intervention Overview (1–2 paragraphs).
Explain an overview of one or more interventions that would help address an identified need within a target population and setting.
Comparison of Approaches (1–2 paragraphs).
Analyze potential interprofessional alternatives to an initial intervention with regard to their possibilities to meet the needs of the project, population, and setting.
Initial Outcome Draft (1 paragraph).
Define an outcome that identifies the purpose and intended accomplishments of an intervention for a health promotion, quality improvement, prevention, education, or management need.
Time Estimate (1 paragraph).
Propose a rough time frame for the development and implementation of an intervention to address and identified need.
PART 2: LITERATURE REVIEW (10–15 RESOURCES, 3–6 PAGES)
Analyze current evidence to validate an identified need and its appropriateness within the target population and setting.
Evaluate and synthesize resource from diverse sources illustrating existing health policy that could impact the approach taken to address an identified need.
ADDRESS GENERALLY THROUGHOUT
Communicate problem statement and literature review in way that helps the audience understand the importance and validity of a proposed project.
Length of submission: 5–9 pages, double-spaced.
Number of resources: Minimum of 10–15 resources. (Your final project summation will require 12–18 unique sources across all sections.)
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style. Header formatting follows current APA levels.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
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