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What is the difference between high-, middle-, and low-range theories? Explain yourunderstanding of a middle-range nursing theory. Identify a research study in which a middle-range theory was applied. Discuss the study results and implications for practice.Liehr and Smith in 1999 created a distinction between high, middle, and low level of abstraction,with the high level of abstraction being closest to grand theories. As a result, the "low" middle-range theories tend to be the least abstract and are more comparable to practical or situation-specific theories. (McEwen & Wills, 2019).Middle-range nursing theories provide the foundation for handling complex situationsincomparison to the Grand Nursing theory, this phenomenon is more narrowly defined.The study I found is titled:Towards a middle-range theory of 'Stability of home-based carearrangements for people living with dementia' (SoCA-Dem): findings from a meta-study onmixed research(Köhler et al., 2021). Their study emphasized the perspective of the informalcaregiver. According to the authors, stability is a complex phenomenon involving the followingthree components: (1) the trajectory of the home-based care arrangement comprising a cyclicprocess of change and balancing over time; (2) the characteristics of the care arrangement,including the concepts needs, caregiver role, dyadic relationship, and resources; and (3) the

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