Assignment #3 – PEDro Scale – Reevaluation
This week’s lesson focuses on the PEDro appraisal scale for assessing the quality of a research study. For this assignment, please choose one of the studies you included in your Research Paper #1 and reevaluate is using the PEDro scale. You need to describe the scoring of this article including scores for each individual component of the PEDro scale (1-11) and the overall score. Also, describe your evaluation of the strength or quality of the study after using the PEDro appraisal compared to your initial evaluation of the article using a summary critique method.
This assignment must be in APA format and include a properly formatted reference for the article you evaluated.
Looking ahead: For the Research Paper #2, you will be scoring all of the research studies you used in Research Paper #1 plus at least 5 additional research studies.
Assignment#4 – PEDro Scale- Expansion
For this assignment, please choose one new study related to your research topic that you plan to include in your Research Paper #2 and evaluate it using the PEDro scale. You need to describe the scoring of this article including scores for each individual component of thePEDro scale(1-11) and the overall score. Also, describe your evaluation of the strength or quality of the study after using the PEDroappraisal.
This assignmentmust be in APA format and include a properly formatted reference for the article you evaluated.
Research Paper #2
The first research paper was a summary critique review of literature related to your approved research topic. The second research paper will use a process of appraisals as described in Lessons #3 and #4 to create a systematic review. This paper should include at least 10 research studies that you have appraised using the PEDro scale to assess the relative value of each study. As in the previous research paper, this paper should demonstrate the same level of academic rigor and critical thinking in summarizing the literature, evaluating the value of each study, synthesizing the results of multiple studies and drawing conclusions relative to your chosen topic. As in the previous research paper, you will likely also include citations and information from other professional / peer-reviewed sources in developing your introduction, conclusions and “filling in the blanks”.
Your paper should include a summary of the PEDro score for each article and a summary at the end describing how your conclusions may (or may not) have changed between the two research papers based on the addition of utilizing the PEDro appraisal scale to systematically assess the value of the research examined.
This paper must be in APA format and properly cite and reference all necessary sources. NOTE: You are required to attach full-text PDF’s for all research studies (at least 5 more) that you added since completing Research Paper #1. This paper will be due at the end of Week 8.