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1.Does the theory have a name? 2. Does the theory provide crucial references for
1.Does the theory have a name? 2. Does the theory provide crucial references for the original and/or current work of the theorist and other authors writing about the theory? 3. Does the theory describe the theorist’s background and how it impacted theory development? 4. Can you describe the theory in your own words? 5. Does the theory talk of the phenomenon of concern or problems? 6. Does the theory talk of the major concepts? 7. Does the author define the concepts in theoretical and operational terms? 8. Does the theory reflect the author’s consistency with the use of concepts and other terms used in the theory? 9. Does the theory provide a concept map to visually demonstrate all the concepts and relationships between them? 10. Does the theory enlist the explicit and implicit assumptions/propositions underlying it? 11. Does the theory describe the four metaparadigm concepts of nursing? 12. Does the theory reflect clarity of thought process? 13. Is the theory lucid and consistent? 14. Does the theory address semantic and structural clarity and consistency? 15. Does the theory explain/discuss the logical congruence of the internal structure of the theory? 16. Does the theory give an indication of the level which helps to describe, explain, predict or control the theory? 17. Does the theory demonstrate the ability to guide nursing actions? 18. Does the theory reveal the extent to which it can guide the phenomenon of nursing? 19. Does the theory find application in primary areas of nursing i.e., practice, education, or research? 20. Does the theory mention any inherent limitations? 21. Does the theory have broad application or is the application only confined within a narrow focus? 22. Is the theory easily understood? 23. Is the theory relevant to practice? 24. Is this a theory for the future?

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