Article Analysis: Example 2
|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
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|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|
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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