Assignment 4: Planning for Evaluation
In 2 pages, write the following section of your paper:
Cite at least 3 sources
Section 5 of Major Assessment 7: Using an Epidemiological Approach to Critically Analyze a Population Health Problem
DNP-prepared nurses are expected to effectively use research methods to analyze data, “design evidence-based interventions, [and] predict and analyze outcomes…,” (AACN, 2006, p. 11).
Every research design requires you to evaluate your results. Epidemiologic studies are no different. In Week 7, you explored how using causal models can assist with evaluating the data analysis section of a study. In this week’s Discussion, you explored how epidemiological data are used to substantiate or negate the need for screening programs; evaluation is critical to ensure the data are sound and suitable as the basis for such decisions. As these experiences demonstrate, if the results of a study are not evaluated, they cannot be used to improve population health.
As you begin working on Assignment 4, Section 5 of the Major Assessment 7 paper, consider how you would evaluate the anticipated results of your population health intervention developed in Sections 3 and 4 of Assignment 4. As noted in the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, as a DNP-prepared nurse, you are expected to predict and analyze outcomes and then design evidence-based interventions based on your analysis. This Assignment provides you with an opportunity to practice that skill.
Begin developing Section 5, which is due by Day 7 of Week 9.
· Review the Major Assessment Overview.
· Review Exhibit 8–7: The Four Stages of Evaluation on page 350 of Epidemiology for Public Health Practice. In addition, review the articles in the Learning Resources that describe program evaluation in various settings.
Section 5: Evaluation
· An evaluation plan based upon the health outcome that you have chosen and your anticipated results
Week in Review
This week, you analyzed the investigative process for disease outbreaks and evaluated the application of health care interventions on emerging or reemerging infectious diseases. You also formulated an evaluation plan for a population health intervention.
Next week, you will examine the study of chronic disease and investigate models and frameworks for managing chronic disease, as well as how the challenges of managing chronic disease inhibit the delivery of quality health care.
Your revised paper is due by Day 3 of Week 11. You should incorporate any feedback received from your Instructor into your Final Paper. You will resubmit all sections of your paper as one cohesive document. This will serve as your Major Assessment for this course.