This is a paper that is focusing on the student to write a two part report on the current evidence available on two CASP. The paper also provides additional information to use in the writing of the assignment paper. Below is the assessment description to follow:
Write a two part report on the current evidence available. Two CASP Checklists will need to be fill out and used at the basis for the critical appraisals (one for a RCT, one for a qualitative study). These checklists can be brief and will be in the appendix.
PART ONE: Randomised controlled trial appraisal (750 words) – Formulate an answerable research question and create a PICO table with keywords (truncators, wildcards as appropriate) – Design and conduct a search of relevant databases – Select one recent RCT study (within 5 years) for the appraisal – Summarise quality, results and relevant data from chosen study based on CASP checklist – Assess the overall effectiveness of the intervention – Write a recommendation to the sporting association
PART TWO: Qualitative study appraisal (750 words). (This can be generalised to supplementation in a broader sense, not specifically about caffeine supplementation). Formulate an answerable question and create a table (use PICO, PIER or SPICE) with keywords. (truncators, wildcards as appropriate) for the search – Design and conduct a search of relevant databases – Select one relevant qualitative study for the appraisal. Summarise quality, results and also relevant data from chosen study based on CASP checklist. Assess the overall qualitative reports of experiences, beliefs and concerns on the consumption of nutritional supplements in athletes. Write a recommendation to the sporting association. APENDIX: CASP Checklist for Part A (~250 words) CASP Checklist for Part B (~250 words)
You work for a sporting association and are to develop a position statement on caffeine supplements for sports performance in regard to safety and efficacy. You will need to locate and also appraise peer reviewed research articles.