Article Analysis 2

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Article Analysis: Example 2

Article Citation

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Utens, C. M. A., Goossens, L. M. A., van Schayck, O. C. P., Rutten-van Mölken, 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, 1537–1549. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.03.006

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23582671

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Point

Description

Broad Topic Area/Title

The differences in preference and satisfaction based upon hospital care location for COPD exacerbations.

Define Hypotheses

Hypothesis not stated. Below is an example from the study:

H0: There is no difference in satisfaction levels based upon treatment location.

H1: There is a difference in satisfaction levels based upon treatment locations.

Define Variables and Types of Data for 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

Sample

139 patients

69 from the usual hospital care group

70 from the early assisted discharge care group

Sampling Method

Mixed methods; quantitative was randomized sampling

How Were Data Collected?

A questionnaire with both open-ended questions and questions with a scale of 1-5 (p. 1539)

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