randomized sampling

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 Studies50, 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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