Posted: September 17th, 2022
Article Analysis: Example 1
Utens, C. M. A., Goossens, L. M. A., van Schayck, O. C. P., Rutten-van Mlken, M. P. M. H., van Litsenburg, W., Janssen, A., Smeenk, F. W. J. M. (2013). Patient preference and satisfaction in hospital-at-home and usual hospital care for COPD exacerbations: Results of a randomised controlled trial.International Journal of Nursing Studies,50, 15371549. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.03.006
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Broad Topic Area/Title
The differences in preference and satisfaction based upon hospital care location for COPD exacerbations
Variables and Type of Data for the Variables
Treatment Location-categorical -home treatment and hospital treatment
Satisfaction – Ordinal Scale (1-5)
Preference – categorical home treatment and hospital treatment
Population of Interest for the Study
COPD exacerbation patients from five hospitals and three home care organizations
69 from the usual hospital care group
70 from the early assisted discharge care group
A randomized sampling method was used to select the patients who met the criteria for the study (p. 1540)
Descriptive Statistics (mean, median, mode; standard deviation)
Identify examples of descriptive statistics in the article.
Example descriptive statistics:
Usual hospital Age:
Mean: 67.8 Standard deviation: 11.30
Early assisted discharge Age:
Mean: 68.31 Standard deviation: 10.34 (p. 1540)
Identify examples of inferential statistics in the article.
Example of inferential statistics:
Overall satisfaction score: Tested difference between HC and EAD p-value .863 (p. 1543)
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