Topic of Interest
The topic I chose is effect of exercise in diabetes. From Walden library multiple databases were utilized to conduct the search. The key words that were used are exercise and diabetes.
There are seven levels shown on the pyramid. The first three level of the pyramid are systematic reviews, critically appraised articles, and critically appraised topics. These are filtered information. The next three levels shown in the pyramid are unfiltered information which includes random control trials, cohort studies and case controlled studies. The bottom of the pyramid is opinions from experts (Polit & Beck, 2012).
The Cochrane database was utilized to conduct the search for level one, systematic reviews. There were 21 results found but many weren’t related to my topic. Many of the articles talked about diabetes in pregnancy. For levels two and three, Joanna Briggs database were utilized and 163 results were found. For levels four to six, the CINAHL was utilized and 5,094 results were found. For level seven, the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library (VHINL) Database was utilized and 4044 results were found. There were many articles that were not related to exercise and diabetes.
When I was doing the literature search which I thought was very helpful, there were many articles that were found. It is very hard to go through all of the articles therefore narrowing the results with articles within the last five years can be very helpful.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Walden University Library. (2012). Levels of evidence. Retrieved from http://libraryguides.waldenu.edu/evidencepyramid