Quantitative Matrix

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Article 1

Relationships between obesity management and depression management ina university-based family medicine center

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(APA 6th)

Qualitative Approach (Design)

Research Problem (broader topical area)

Research purpose or question (specific for this study)

Setting

Where was the study conducted? [This can include geographical location and type of healthcare institution.]

Sampling

Type of sample.

Who was in the study?

Ethical Protections

Data Collection

What techniques and instruments were used to collect the data?

Data analysis

How were the data analyzed?

Key Findings

(Emily et. al., 2013)

The study was carried out using a cross-sectional, quantitative, predictive and non-experimental descriptive design.

Obesity and depression have significantly led to morbidity and mortality of a larger population in the United States and even globally.

What are the relationships among sociodemographics, depression management and obesity management in Appalachian adults?

The target population was those individuals who lived in a federal designated Appalachian country especially those who had started attending primary care at University family medicine clinic within a duration of twelve months.

The data was collected from the sample of 240 adults who were selected randomly.

The researcher had promised to use the information obtained solely for this research purpose.

The data was collected through administration of questionnaire

Data analysis was achieved with the use of SPSS software. To minimize errors, the data was entered into an SPSS file where appropriate coding was dome later.

The result of the study confirmed that there is no significant treatment of obesity and depression as their rate is growing.

A Recent study by some scholars revealed that obesity and depression are linked with each other. The two occurring concurrently is linked to increased healthcare cost that eventually adds the burden on the healthcare system.

What are the current practices clinic for depression management and obesity management in a university-based family practice clinic in Appalachian adults?

Persons who were pregnant, homeless and those diagnosed with dementia were excluded from the study.

More information and data was also obtained from the outpatient electronic medical records (EMRs)

The analysis was well designed to ensure that the data obtained could give all the necessary information to explore all the variables in the study.

Finally, regression analysis was carried out using the variables to ascertain the possibility of a significant relationship.

This was contrary to findings in the previous studies which suggested that there is gender biases in diagnosis and treatment of the two. The study found that there is under-treatment of depression and obesity.

Article 2

GlycemicControl in Cardiac Surgery: Implementing an Evidence-Based InsulinInfusion Protocol

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Citation

(APA 6th)

Qualitative Approach (Design)

Research Problem (broader topical area)

Research purpose or question (specific for this study)

Setting

Where was the study conducted? [This can include geographical location and type of healthcare institution.]

Sampling

Type of sample.

Who was in the study?

Ethical Protections

Data Collection

What techniques and instruments were used to collect the data?

Data analysis

How were the data analyzed?

Key Findings

(Joelle, 2014)

The researcher used a cross-sectional design

This study was based on the cardiovascular unit in a community teaching hospital where the nurses completed a prescribed self-developed questionnaire that was intended to measure their knowledge of glycemic control

The main purpose of this project is to initiate a revision of the outdated IIP that targets tight glycemic control and characterize it with moderate glycemic control in the patients.

This project was implemented at AtlantiCare Medical Center, which is an integrated healthcare system located in South New Jersey.

The sampling technique used in this study was a random sampling.

The information was treated with confidentiality

The data was collected by retrospective review of electronic health record (EHRs). A self-developed tool involving 76cardiac surgery patients treated two months before and after the introduction of new IIP was selected.

The data was recorded in an Excel spreadsheet for analysis. During the analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics was applied to accomplish the comparison of the test scores of the nurses.

The study found that increasing the knowledge of the nurses on glycemic control would increase the effectiveness of treating acute hyperglycemia that results from cardiac surgery.

Another purpose of this study is to educate responsible nurses about glycemic control during cardiac surgery.

This system was selected since the institution has got a high number of nurses and two campuses.

The newly instructed nurses were selected and performed a POC measurement of the blood glucose level while the blood samples were being taken.

Data concerning age, sex and information about diabetic or nondiabetic was also collected.

The test scores were also compared before and after the blood glucose and their education levels in cardiac surgery.

Article 3

Thetheory-practice relationship: reflective skills and theoreticalknowledge as key factors in bridging the gap between theory andpractice in initial nursing education

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Citation

(APA 6th)

Qualitative Approach (Design)

Research Problem (broader topical area)

Research purpose or question (specific for this study)

Setting

Where was the study conducted? [This can include geographical location and type of healthcare institution.]

Sampling

Type of sample.

Who was in the study?

Ethical Protections

Data Collection

What techniques and instruments were used to collect the data?

Data analysis

How were the data analyzed?

Key Findings

(Ida &amp Riksaases, 2011)

The study was carried out using a cross-sectional, correlational design and existing data were used.

There is a need to consider the key factors that exist between theory and practice.

This report shows the correlation of the acquired reflective skills and theoretical knowledge from the nursing students’ perspective.

This study was targeting nursing students from two universities in Norway in the year 2007.

The study involved a total of 446 nursing student from two universities in Norway who were in their third year of training.

The students were informed on their right not to participate, and the option of skipping the question that they felt could compromise with their anonymity.

The necessary data was collected from the student database and through the administration of the questionnaire.

The data collected was analyzed with SPSS (version 17) and Mplus (version 5). This was followed by assessing the marginal distribution of each variable.

The results indicated that students perceive a coherence between theory and practice that is directly influenced by theoretical knowledge and reflective skills.

This is because the reflective skills may be generic in nature that develops from theoretical knowledge.

The study reveals more about the coherence between theory and practice.

The response rate was 71 percent of the target population which constituted 628 students.

The students were asked to indicate the extent they perceive that theoretical knowledge and reflective skills relate.

Regression analysis, skewness, and kurtosis were also performed to measure the relationships between the variables.