Detailed Critique Of An Academic Search Of A Research

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This assignment aims to present a detailed critique of an academic search of two research papers related to a health or social care policy. It is necessary to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a research study in order to maintain its credibility in practice and eliminate objectivity. Furthermore, this essay will include why it is important within clinical practice. The policy that has been chosen is, ‘Improving quality of life for people with long term conditions’ (Department of Health, 2013). The research question formulated from the chosen policy will be, ‘Is a patient with multiple sclerosis still able to engage in physical activity and adapt a sufficient amount of quality of life?’ The 6 questions tool (Aveyard et al, 2015 in press) will be used throughout the essay in order to trigger critical thinking and to aid in assessing the quality of the chosen research papers. The factors that will be used to appraise are; what it is, where it was found, who wrote it, when it was written, why it was written and how you would know if it was of good quality and reliable.

Multiple sclerosis is defined as a condition that affects the nerves of the central nervous system which is caused by ‘inflammatory demyelination of nerve fibres in the brain, brainstem and spinal cord’ (Veterans UK, 2008). It is an issue that affects people’s daily life and the activities they partake in such as spending time with friends and family, friends and hobbies. (Need to include the…
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