How the intervention works (why is it important, what impact will it have on patients

INTRODUCTION
You should provide a broad overview of the subject matter of interest and why it is important to undertake a systematic review in this area. You should then outline the format of the assignment. You should end this part by writing the proposed review question.

DESCRIPTION OF THE CONDITION 

Here you need to provide a critical appraisal of the literature relating to the condition of interest for your review. The following headings may be used:

  •  Critical overview of the condition Here you should include an epidemiological profile of the condition of interest, for example, coronary heart disease. You should include  The prevalence and incidence of the problem,

® The financial cost (to the individual, the health service, and society 3s as a whole) and the impact of the condition {in terms of the quality of life of the individual and their carer’s family).

You should use up-to-date evidence-based literature throughout.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIFIC AREA OF INTEREST RELATING TO THE CONDITION

© Here you should provide a critical appraisal of the Ikerature relating to the The specific outcome of interest, for example, concordance with medication in patients with coronary heart disease. In doing this you should use the following headings:

  • Definition (eg, concordance with medication)
  • Scope of the problem (how common is it among patients with CHD)
  • Significance of the problem (why is it important, what impact does it have on patients, for example. 4 people with CHD don’t take their medications, what will happen to them, also include the impact on the health service and society as a whole)

You should use up-to-date evidence-based literature throughout.

INTERVENTION TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM

© You should provide a critical appraisal of the literature relating to the intervention addressing the problem. for example. aducational interventions disease. In doing this you should use the following headings.

  • Definition (of the intervention, eg, educational interventions)
  • Description of the intervention (who provides the intervention (nurse), how the intervention is provided (e.9. clinical applications, by face-to-face or telephone), when the intervention is provided (e.g. in a hospital)
  • How the intervention works (why is it important, what impact will it have on patients
  • Outline why a systematic review is needed in this area

You should use up-to-date evidence-based literature throughout.