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Critique of a Systemic Research Review
Systematic Research Review (SRR) is an important tool in nursing, for reviewing nursing articles to ascertain their evidence-based level in solving health problems. This tool provides systematic steps in the critique and assessment of various phases of a research project. This study shall analyze works done by Grover, Singh, and Sidhu (2015), to check the relevance of their research, research rigor, levels of evidence, clarity of the study, and overall findings.
Relevance of research problem
The study titled A Prospective Randomized Trial of Open Wound Treatment vs Occlusive Dressings in Elective Surgical Cases with Respect to Surgical Site Infections by Grover, Singh, and Sidhu in 2015, sought to compare the post-surgery outcomes of wound dressing and open wound treatment in terms of prevention of surgical site infection. According to the researchers, the act of wound dressing is a popular one and majorly favored by surgeons and nurses as it conceals the wound from patients, offers protections to wound sutures, and provides easier management of wound exudates. Past researches provided conflicting evidence on the safety of using open wound treatment for post-surgery patients, which the researchers sought to demystify the wrong perceptions and offer a solution.
Additionally, the researchers sought to identify the economic and medical importance of op...