Supporting Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Essay

991 Words Jun 11th, 2016 4 Pages
The aim of this essay is to critically appraise the research article by Rostami et al. (2014) titled “Supporting adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: A qualitative study” using the Critical Appraisal Skills Program (CASP) tool. This assignment will demonstrate an understanding of the research process and use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing. With the guide on CASP tool, the chosen study will be assessed in terms of strengths and limitations, the validity and reliability of its findings as well as established an insight of the research method and its relevance to nursing practice.
The NHS Outcomes Framework (NHSOF) has identified five key domains in order to deliver EPB to the patient. These five domains of the Department of Health (2014-15) focused on the priority areas that need to be improved in terms of health care delivery (Health & Social Care Information Center (HSCIC) (2016). This research article relates to the domain two which is “enhancing the quality of life for people with long-term condition”. Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is a long-term condition, without adequate support it often disturbs in patient’s normal life. Thus, the providing adequate support from the families, friends and healthcare professionals is one of the ways to improve the health condition and enhance the quality of life for the people with T1D (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2015). The rationale for choosing this article is that any interventions that…

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