MRC MSN5250 week 1 Assignment 1

| April 14, 2018

Assignment 1 Week 1Grove & Cipher interactive workbook, Pp 3-5 and Pp 13-15.Please answer all study questions. Please answer the questions to be graded.EXERCISE 1 Questions to Be GradedFollow your instructor’s directions to submit your answers to the following questions for grading. Your instructor may ask you to write your answers below and submit them as a hard copy for grading. Alternatively, your instructor may ask you to use the space below for notes and submit your answers online at .elsevier.com/Grove/statistics/”>http://evolve.elsevier.com/Grove/statistics/ under “Questions to Be Graded.”Name: _______________________________________________________ Class: _____________________Date: ___________________________________________________________________________________1. In Table 1, identify the level of measurement for the income variable. Provide a rationale for your answer.2. In Table 1, what is the level of measurement for the marital status variable? Provide a rationale for your answer.3. What is the mode for the child gender variable in the diabetes group? Provide a rationale for your answer.4. What are the mean, SD, and range for the variable age of the 66 children included in this study?125. Were nonparametric or parametric analysis techniques used to analyze the child age data for the asthma group? Provide a rationale for your answer.6. Identify the nonparametric analyses conducted to describe variables in this study.7. Is there a significant difference in gender between the diabetes and asthma groups? Provide a rationale for your answer.8. Ordinal level data need to have exclusive and exhaustive categories that can be ranked. Does the income variable follow these three rules? Provide a rationale for your answer.9. Identify the number of parents included in this study. What were the frequency and percentage of the parents who were fathers? Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent (%).10. What are the mean and SD for the illness severity of the children with asthma in this study? What was used to measure the illness severity variable in this study? What resources are available for nurses to use to decrease illness severity scores for children with asthma?EXERCISE 2 Questions to Be GradedFollow your instructor’s directions to submit your answers to the following questions for grading. Your instructor may ask you to write your answers below and submit them as a hard copy for grading. Alternatively, your instructor may ask you to use the space below for notes and submit your answers online at.elsevier.com/Grove/statistics/”>http://evolve.elsevier.com/Grove/statistics/ under “Questions to Be Graded.”Name: _______________________________________________________ Class: _____________________Date: ___________________________________________________________________________________1. Study excerpt: The focus of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effect of a three stage nursing intervention to increase women’s participation in Pap smear screening. Using “random sampling methodology, each apartment in the target area was identified by a number. Numbers were then drawn from a random numbers table. Women were contacted by home visits. . . . By the end of this stage, 237 participants had completed the pre-test.” Guvenc, G., Akyuz, A., & Yenen, M. C. (2013). Effectiveness of nursing interventions to increase Pap smear test screening. Research in Nursing & Health, 36(2), 146–157. Excerpt from page 148.2. Was the sample identified in the Guvenc et al. (2013) study in Question 1 representative of the population of women requiring a Pap smear test in a target area? Provide a rationale for your answer.3. Study excerpt: “Patients were potentially eligible for recruitment if they had visited the pulmonary department at one university hospital or one county hospital the year before the study started. . . . The patients who were willing to participate were offered an appointment at the outpatient clinic for assessment.” Eckerbald, J., Todt, K., Jakobsson, P., Unosson, M., Skargren, E., Kentsson, M., & Theander, K. (2014). Symptom burden in stable COPD patients with moderate to severe airflow limitation. Heart & Lung, 43(4), 351–357. Excerpt from page 352.224. Study excerpt: “Participants were 559 substance users recruited from multiple sources (parks, streets, prisons, methadone maintenance therapy, and drop in centers) . . . a non-probability sampling technique that is appropriate to use in research when the members of a population are difficult to locate. In this research, we collected data from substance abusers . . . and then asked those individuals to locate other substance abusers whom they knew.” Barati, M., Ahmadpanah, M., & Soltanian, A. R. (2014). Prevalence and factors associated with methamphetamine use among adult substance abusers. Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 14(3), 221–226.5. Study excerpt: “National lists of NPs [nurse practitioners] and PAs [physician assistants] were obtained from Medical Marketing Services and a total of 3,900 individuals (NPs [n = 1,950] and PAs [n = 1,950]) were randomly selected from the lists. . . . The stratified samples were assigned randomly in equal allocations to one of three incentive groups.” Ulrich, C. M., Danis, M., Koziol, D., Garrett-Mayer, E., Hubbard, R., & Grady, C. (2005). Does it pay to pay? A randomized trial of prepaid financial incentives and lottery incentives in surveys of nonphysician healthcare professionals. Nursing Research, 54(3), 178–183. Excerpt from page 179.6. Was the sample identified in the Ulrich et al. (2005) study in Question 5 representative of the target population of NPs and PAs? Provide a rationale for your answer.7. Study excerpt: “Two months after the tornado (July, 2007), advertisements to recruit participants were placed in local newspapers, and flyers were placed in churches and community bulletin boards in recovery centers in and around the city of Greensburg. . . . In-depth interviews were conducted with 26 Greenburg, Kansas residents.” Afifi, W. A., Afifi, T. D., & Merrill, A. (2014). Uncertainty and control in the context of a category-five tornado. Research in Nursing & Health, 37(5), 358–366. Excerpt from page 360.238. Study excerpt: “The ALPAM [alternating low-pressure air mattresses] study included a consecutively identified sample of 610 patients from a convenience sample of five Belgian hospitals. Eight geriatric wards and 17 medical wards participated in the study. . . . The patients at risk were randomly assigned to a one-stage ALPAM (n = 312) or to a multi-stage ALPAM (n = 298).” Demarre, L., Verhaeghe, S., Hecke, A. V., Grypdonck, M., Clays, E., Vanderwee, K., & Beeckman, D. (2013). The effectiveness of three types of alternating pressure air mattresses in the prevention of pressure ulcers in Belgian hospitals. Research in Nursing & Health, 36(5), 439–452. Excerpt from page 441.9. Study excerpt: Initially, participants were selected in a purposeful manner “based on their familiarity with, interest in, and willingness to reflect and discuss their hope experience.” Additional sampling was done to achieve “theoretical saturation that was defined as theoretical completeness in which no new properties of the categories were identified.” Bally, J. M., Duggleby, W., Holtslander, L., Mpofu, C., Spurr, S., Thomas, R., & Wright, K. (2014). Keeping hope possible: A grounded theory study of the hope experience of parental caregivers who have children in treatment for cancer. Cancer Nursing, 37(5), 363–372. Excerpt from page 364.10. Study excerpt: “We used a prospective, qualitative descriptive design, identifying patients likely to need complex decision-making and interviewing their family members. . . . We applied purposive sampling technique using maximum variation, varying on attributes shown to explain differences in attitudes about the use of life support, including ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status (SES). Ethnicity was stratified into 2 main groups, African American and Caucasian; SES was stratified into presence or absence of private insurance (including Medicare with private supplement).” Adams, J. A., Anderson, R. A., Docherty, S. L., & Steinhauser, K. E. (2014). Nursing strategies to support family members of ICU patients at high risk of dying. Heart & Lung, 43(5), 406–415. Excerpt from page 407.

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