5-1 Quantitative EvaluationOne example of a quantitative design is a quasi-experimental, nonequivalent controlgroup before-after design. According to Polit & Beck (2018), this type of design involves two ormore group of subjects observed before and after the implementation of intervention. A study conducted by Cameron-Watson (2016) in UK involves 1094 patients whosevascular access device (VAD) were covered with antiseptic barrier caps (Curos) to protect IVneedleless connectors from contamination and getting catheter related bloodstream infection(CRBSI) or central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). A retrospective review ofblood cultures 6 months before the intervention were collected to serve as baseline and 6 monthsafter the implementation. This type of study is best described as quasi-experimental.Qualitative research design can improve quality of care by examining the baseline andcompare it to the new model. The resulting data gives the researcher a supportive data that are
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