Critical Appraisal of Practice Guidelines
Perform the following tasks to complete this assignment:
Provide a link to your selected guideline and explain why you chose it, supporting your response with an explanation of why you selected it. ( https://uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/falls-prevention-in-older-adults-interventions#fullrecommendationstart )
Using the AGREE II Instrument User’s Manual for reference, complete the “AGREE II Instrument Table” template for chosen guideline.
Include comments after each domain to support rationale for providing the rating and include any considerations that influenced rating decision. Cite all sources referenced.
All sources must be published within the past 3 years, not earlier than that.
The purpose of this assignment is to apply findings from evidence-based practice and research to enhance practice guidelines and health care outcomes.
While there are several tools available for evaluating practice guidelines, the most comprehensively validated appraisal tool is the AGREE II Instrument. This tool can be used both by individual practitioners to critically appraise health guidelines and by decision makers to inform policy decisions. The purpose of the AGREE II Instrument is to provide a framework for assessing the quality of guidelines, present a methodological strategy for developing guidelines, and inform what/how information should be reported in the guidelines.
The AGREE II Instrument examines the following six domains relevant to the practice guideline being assessed:
Domain 1: Scope and Purpose
1. Domain 2: Stakeholder Involvement
2. Domain 3: Rigor of Development
3. Domain 4: Clarity of Presentation
4. Domain 5: Applicability
5. Domain 6: Editorial Independence
In addition to each of the six domains, the tool also includes a space for rating the overall quality of the practice guideline to determine whether it should be recommended for use in practice.
Criteria are rated on a 7-point scale from 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 7 (Strongly Agree). A rating of 1 is given when there is no information relevant to an item, the item is poorly reported, or it is explicitly stated that the criteria is not met. A rating between 2 and 6 is given when the item as reported does not fully meet the criteria. A rating of 7 is given when the quality of reporting is excellent, and the full criteria have been met. Further rating explanations can be found in the User’s Manual section of the AGREE II Instrument resource.
For this assignment, use an evidence-based practice guideline ( https://uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/falls-prevention-in-older-adults-interventions#fullrecommendationstart ) relevant to DPI project (Fall prevention in community-dwelling adults).
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of this assignment.
Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please Review the rubric prior to the beginning to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.