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Need to complete rubic, which is attached to the question.
APA format
This is my PICOT question that is needed for one of the paragraphs
“In adolescents ages 10-16, how does replacing screen time with 30 minutes of activity daily compared to children with sedimentary lifestyle behaviors improve their overall mental health in a 3 month period?”

Evidence Based Practice, Proposal, Scholarly Paper

N5555 Nursing Research: Evidence Based Practice

APA 7th edition*, maximum of 15 pages**. Range of 12 – 15 pages for the body of the paper. Double space per APA; no extra line spacing between paragraphs. In-text references for the scholarly paper content.

Title Page 2pts.

Abstract (maximum of 250 words)
5 pts.

Introduction topic statement, problem or purpose statement, study design statement, population with potential number with setting statement, EBP intervention statement, outcomes to be measured statement, and impact to society statement.

Topic and Significance of Topic
3 pts
Significance paragraph (society, patient, economic, policy, and/ or health system impacts)
Local issue paragraph (nature and severity of the problem or system within the project setting)
Diversity considerations paragraph (diversity content associated with the population and/or local project setting).

Problem, Purpose 2 pts
Concise one statement of the problem. Concise statement of the primary trigger for the change and why important now. Concise purpose statement associated with the EBP project.

Facilitators and Barriers 2 pts

A brief paragraph on some of the major facilitators and the barriers to the change. Address cost of project and if a potential barrier.

Review of the Evidence


Primary PICOT statement and any secondary PICOT statement. Search 5pts

Databases searched, key search words, and ending with number of studies identified that directly provide evidence for the EBP project (state number of quantitative single study, qualitative single study, systematic research, and EBP guidelines).

Synthesis of the Evidence 10 points

A paragraph that introduces the evidence sub-topics that support the EBP intervention.

Sub-topic evidence heading. Synthesize and integrate.

Sub-topic evidence heading. Synthesize and integrate.

Sub-topic evidence heading. Synthesize and integrate.
Continue as appropriate. Sub-topics usually range from 2-6.

This is the completion of the first part of the paper. Please submit this by Thursday of the week it is due so you can receive peer feedback from other students as well. Remember the entire paper is only 15 pages so this part should probably be no longer than 6-7 pages.


Samuel Allen

Article number

Title of article, Author, Year


Sample Size and Type

Level of Evidence

Study Findings



Other info


Combinations of physical activity, sedentary time, and sleep duration and their associations with depressive symptom and other mental health problems in children and adolescents: a systematic review

Year: 2020

Authors: Sampasa-Kanyinga, H., Colman, I., Goldfield, G. S., Janssen, I., Wang, J., Podinic, I., Tremblay, M. S., Saunders, T. J., Sampson, M., & Chaput, J.-P.

School of Epidemiology and Public Health & Healthy Acute Living and Obesity Research Group in Canada

13 cross sectional studies. Involved 115,540 children and adolescents in 12 countries.

Inclusion criteria involved all three:
Physical activity, sedentary time, and sleep duration


If they met all three inclusion criteria it was associated with significantly lower odds of depression among adolescents compared with meeting one or any combination of two of them.

Excessive screen time and mental health problems may be direct or indirect. Direct pathways can affect interpersonal relationships or direct cognitive effects creating low emotional stability. Indirect pathways could be observed through insufficient sleep, and unhealthy eating habits.

The articles used for this study were only published in English or French.

Many of the studies only used a single item measure of mental health problems (e.g., depressive symptoms) which could raise validity and reliability issues.

The quality of evidence assessed using GRADE was “very low” quality mainly because of cross sectional nature.

The findings are favorable between meeting all three recommendations and better mental health among children and adolescents when compared with meeting none of the recommendations.

Meeting the screen time and sleep duration recommendations appeared to be associated with more mental health benefits then meeting the physical activity recommendation.



Screen time and Mental Health Among Adolescents Implications of the Rise in Digital Environment in South Africa

Year: 2022

Authors: Ranjit, K., Ntlantsana, V., Tomita, A., & Paruk, S.

Three public school in South Africa

187 students of whom most were female (142) from grades 8 to 11.

Cross sectional study, descriptive, quantitative, self-administered questionnaire.


Fifty participants (27.9%) reported depressive symptoms with PHQ-9 of 5-9, 29 (16.2%) had scores from 10-14, and 21 (11.7%) had scores of 15 or more indicating severe depression.

Found higher overall screen time to be significantly associated with greater likelihood of depression

Mean screen time during the weekdays were 2.1 hours/day and mean screen time during the weekend was 4.7 hours/day

Include the cross sectional design which only assessed screen use at one point but may change with circumstances, such as the pand

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