Topic 8 DQ 1
Evidence based practice is often described as a process consisting of distinct activities including, formulating questions, searching for information, compiling the appraised information, implementing evidence, and evaluating the resulting practice (Boström, et al., 2013). My evidence-based project is based on providing mothers with breastfeeding support from the nursing staff to encourage exclusive breastfeeding for the first six month of their newborn’s life. To do this we are focusing on the support given and collecting information on how long the mothers remain breastfeeding their infant. During this process breastfeeding support and resources will be available. The evaluation process of this project looks at the dependent and independent variables.
Collecting the variables will enable the proponents of the research to make sense of the data that is collected during the project. This is because there is usually a relationship between the independent and the dependent variable. It is this relationship that may provide an answer to the success or failure of my breastfeeding project. A dependent variable is what happens as a result of an independent variable, while the independent variable stands alone and is not changed by other variables (University of Southern California, 2022). My independent variable would be breastfeeding support, for this will be provided to all mothers. My dependent variable would be length of breastfeeding for this can changed based on the support offered. Breastfeeding is a variable that stands alone and is not changed by the length of adherence to breastfeeding, while adherence to breastfeeding does depend on the support provided, hence this is the dependent variable.
Breastfeeding support (Independent variable) can change length of breastfeeding (dependent variable) but
Length of breastfeeding (dependent variable) can not change breastfeeding support (Independent variable)
Based on how you will evaluate your EBP project, which independent and dependent variables do you need to collect? Why?
Using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years. There should be a mix between research and your reflections. Add critical thinking in the posts along with research. Apply the material in a substantial way