The effect of fall prevention education of staff in reducing or preventing falls and injuries in elderly residents living in residential aged care facility. A systematic review of RCT.
Within your systematic review protocol you will also need to explain what you mean by falls prevention education and describe your outcomes.
Proposal title: Make this short, descriptive and no more than 10-12 words; the title should explain succinctly what the project is about.
Abstract: This must be no longer than 250 words; word count will be strictly enforced. It should include a statement of the problem, the aims and methods, and the significance of your proposed study.
Review question, objectives, PICO (500 words): clearly identify the research problem to be investigated and state the review question and list the objectives of the review. Identify the PICO/PICo. Explain the significance of your study.
Background (~1,500 words): Describe the background to your study (i.e. the rationale or impetus for the study) and how the results might be used. Describe the clinical condition, population, interventions, comparisons, phenomenon and outcomes (as appropriate) with appropriate references. Provide a critical justification for your review.
Review design: Discuss the specific type of systematic review being undertaken and justify why this particular approach is being undertaken.
Eligibility or Inclusion criteria: Detail the planned inclusion criteria including population or participants, interventions or the phenomenon, comparators, outcomes, timing, setting or context and language as appropriate to your systematic review design. These should be supported by references used to define and justify these elements, where appropriate. In addition, the types of studies for inclusion should be explained. Specific exclusion criteria should be described and justified.
Search Strategy: The search strategy should be detailed including the steps, data bases and search terms. The search strategy should represent a plan for a robust and exhaustive search of all the available evidence regarding your question. A draft of the specific terms to be used for at least one data base, including planned limits such that it could be repeated, should be included.
Evidence Appraisal: the methods and process related to the selection and appraisal should be described. The plan for documentation of this process should be explained. Planned tools used should be critiqued, appended and referenced.
Analysis: Describe, using methodology-specific references, how you intend to extract and analyse the data collected. Additionally, if you propose to use software, clearly identify which software will be used and why.
Rigour: Describe and justify the processes you will utilise to improve rigour and reduce bias in your review. Provide references to support your processes and justification.
Ethical considerations: Discuss how you will apply ethical principles in your review.
Dissemination of findings: Outline how you propose to share your findings with others.
Timeline: Provide a Gantt chart detailing the steps in this review and time frame related to this undertaking.
Provide a reference list using APA 7th edition format, for all literature cited in the assignment.