Integrative Review Methodology Appraisal Tool (IRMAT) User Guide Open Access Deposited

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Finalized as a pilot tool in the summer of 2023 as doctoral dissertation research, the Integrative Review Methodology Appraisal Tool (IRMAT, “ear-mat”) is designed to appraise whether recommended methodological elements are present in published integrative reviews in the nursing literature. The IRMAT demonstrates evidence of construct validity, internal consistency reliability, and inter-rater reliability. The IRMAT has implications for educating doctoral nursing students and nurses in clinical practice on appraising integrative reviews in the nursing literature. The IRMAT may also be used by editors and peer reviewers to appraise submitted nursing integrative reviews prior to publication. The IRMAT User Guide includes all 18 items, with general instructions and descriptions of each item alongside a rubric to assist with scoring each item, and is available in PDF and Word formats.

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  • The research project of designing and testing the Integrative Review Methodology Appraisal Tool (IRMAT) was part of doctoral dissertation research and was supported by the Medical Library Association, Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship 2023 and used software resources provided through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, Award Number 2UL1TR001425. The output off this research, including the IRMAT User Guide, is the authors’ responsibility and does not reflect the official views of the Medical Library Association nor the National Institutes of Health.

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