(Solution) NR351 Week 5 Discussion: Evidence to Support Nursing Practices

The purpose of this discussion is for learners to demonstrate their ability to search for evidence in the scholarly nursing literature and share with colleagues.

Course Outcome

This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcome:

  • CO 5: Discuss theories and evidence-based practice in the planning of patient-centered care. (POs 1, 8)

Due Date

  • Answer post due by Wednesday 11:59 p.m. MT in Week 5
  • Two replies to classmates and/or instructor due by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5

Points Possible

50 points


  • Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
    • Integrate scholarly resources
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
    • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
    • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.

Evidence is necessary to improve our nursing practice. Using the CINAHL database in the Chamberlain Library, search for and locate a scholarly professional nursing journal article that meets these criteria:

  • Full-text
  • English language
  • Peer-reviewed
  • NOT an Evidence-Based Care Sheet or CINAHL Guide
  • Published in the past five years
  • Contains evidence to support a nursing practice in your practice area

Summarize this article in one paragraph. Explain why you selected this article. Provide an APA reference for this article.

Reply to a peer who has selected a different article. Provide feedback on that peer’s article choice and APA reference format. Your peers will also provide feedback on your article choice and APA reference format.


The article selected is a systematic review by Saligheh et al. (2017), “Can exercise or physical activity help improve postnatal depression and weight loss?” This study was aimed at systematically assessing the current knowledge concerning behavioral physical activity interventions (including an activity monitor in overweight or obese adults. The databases searched included CENTRAL, PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO, and PEDro where full-text articles were published up to July 1st, 2015. The review included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that described the outcomes of physical activity among overweight and obese adults. The methodological quality of the studies was assessed using the risk of bias tool by Cochrane Collaboration…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5