Inquiry in Health Care Assessment Task – EVALUATING the usefulness of evidence
Mariana is a first year health sciences student at an Australian university. As a single mother with an 18 month old daughter, she is concerned she might find it difficult to mix with other students as her priorities will be different. She had a difficult childbirth and her daughter suffers from severe asthma. When Mariana is at university her daughter attends the local child care centre. Mariana herself suffers from diabetes and a rare blood disorder. Mariana has limited family support and lives in a small unit a bus ride away from the university.
You know that you must appraise the quality of each paper and you would like to know which of the two papers provided is most relevant to Mariana regarding stress reduction and mood improvement.
von Haaren, B., Haertel, S., Stumpp, J., Hey, S., & Ebner-Priemer, U. (2015). Reduced emotional stress reactivity to a real-life academic examination stressor in students participating in a 20-week aerobic exercise training: A randomised controlled trial using Ambulatory Assessment.
Psychology Of Sport & Exercise, 20, 67-75. Retrieved from
Kim, J., Yang, H., & Schroeppel, S. (2013). A Pilot Study Examining the Effects of Kouk Sun Do on University Students with Anxiety Symptoms. Stress & Health: Journal Of The International Society For The Investigation Of Stress, 29(2), 99-107. Retrieved from
The Outline of the Assessment –
Give full reference of the article and this should include: Author(s).
Title, Journal/source of article and page numbers etc
Level & hierarchy of evidence