HLT-362V GCU Importance of Statistics Health Sciences Article Analysis

Question Description

The interpretation of research in health care is essential to decision making. By understanding research, health care providers can identify risk factors, trends, outcomes for treatment, health care costs and best practices. To be effective in evaluating and interpreting research, the reader must first understand how to interpret the findings. You will practice article analysis in Topics 2, 3, and 5.

For this assignment:

Search the GCU Library and find three different health care articles that use quantitative research. Do not use articles that appear in the Topic Materials or textbook. Complete an article analysis for each using the "Article Analysis 1" template.

Refer to the "Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial," in conjunction with the "Article Analysis Example 1," for an example of an article analysis.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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Article Analysis 1 Article Citation and Permalink (APA format) Point Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Description Description Description Broad Topic Area/Title Identify Independent and Dependent Variables and Type of Data for the Variables Population of Interest for the Study Sample Sampling Method © 2019. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Descriptive Statistics (Mean, Median, Mode; Standard Deviation) Identify examples of descriptive statistics in the article. Inferential Statistics Identify examples of inferential statistics in the article. 2 Article Analysis: Example 1 Article Citation 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-athome and usual hospital care for COPD exacerbations: Results of a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 1537–1549. Link: (Include permalink for articles from GCU Library.) Category Description 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” Population of Interest for the Study COPD exacerbation patients from five hospitals and three home care organizations Sample 139 patients Satisfaction - Ordinal Scale (1-5) Preference - categorical “home treatment” and “hospital treatment” 69 from the usual hospital care group 70 from the early assisted discharge care group Sampling Method 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) Example descriptive statistics: Usual hospital Age: Mean: 67.8 Standard deviation: 11.30 © 2019. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Identify examples of descriptive statistics in the article. Early assisted discharge Age: Inferential Statistics Example of inferential statistics: Identify examples of inferential statistics in the article. Mean: 68.31 Standard deviation: 10.34 (p. 1540) Overall satisfaction score: Tested difference between HC and EAD p-value .863 (p. 1543) 2 ...
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Article Analysis 1
Article Citation
and Permalink
(APA format)

Article 1
Furlan, A. D., Sandoval, J. A.,
Mailis-Gagnon, A., &
Tunks, E. (2006).
Opioids for chronic
noncancer pain: a
meta-analysis of
effectiveness and side
effects. Canadian
Medical Association
Journal, 174(11),

Broad Topic

Article 2

Article 3

Utens, C. M., Goossens, L.
Lukacsko, A., Poma, C.,
M., Smeenk, F. W.,
Auda, M., & Pivonka,
Rutten-van Mölken,
N. L. (2013). A
M. P., van Vliet, M.,
Quantitative Survey of
Braken, M. W., ... &
205 Healthcare
van Schayck, O. C.
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