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1Research Article Appraisal, Part One AssignmentBrenda ArnettCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation, University of Texas at ArlingtonNURS 5366: Principles of Research in NursingDenise Cauble, PhD, RN, CWOCN Clinical Assistant ProfessorJanuary 25, 2020
2This is a critical appraisal of a study completed by seven researchers in the United States. The article, Reducing nurses' stress: A randomized controlled trial of a web-based stress management program for nurses, was published in the Applied Nursing Researchjournal in Aprilof 2016 (Hersch et al, 2016). The focus will be to evaluate the authors, identify the elements of the study, appraising the strengths and weaknesses of the study, and assessing the credibility, trustworthiness, and meaning of the study (Gray et al, 2017). Critical Appraisal of a Research Study for a Stress Management Program for NursesAuthor AppraisalAll of the authors that contributed to this research topic are citizens of the United States, where the research took place. According to Dr. Rebekah Hersch's Linked inprofile, she receivedher Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia, Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Clark University, and her Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from George Washington University. Dr. Hersch has over 30 years of experience in research and data analysis and is currently working with George Mason University's research department (Hersch, n.d.). Dr. Hersch has authored and published 17 other research articles in the field of healthcare and psychology and is an associate of the International Studies Association (ISA) (Orcid, n.d.). Dr. Hersch and Dr. Cook are owners of the application, "BREATHE" which was tested in this study (Hersch et al, 2016).Dr. Royer Cook is the Founder, Owner, and President of ISA and The Center for Workforce Health (CWH) since 1978. CWH is an extension of ISA. Dr. Cook has over 30 years of experience researching and publishing articles related to stress management. Dr. Cook has over 100 published works and several for Fortune 500 companies (Center for Workforce Health, n.d. & ISA Group, n.d.). According to his Facebookprofile, he received his Bachelor's of
3Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Kansas State University in 1968 (Cook, n.d.). His most current work has focused on information technology with health behavior change (ISA Group, n.d.).Dr. Diane Deitz is a registered nurse and the Senior Research Scientist for ISA and CWH who specializes in the areas of substance abuse prevention, cardiovascular and caregiver health (ISA Group, n.d.). She has developed multiple online programs in the area of health and wellness(Center for Workforce Health, n.d.). According to her Linked inprofile she received her Ph.D. in Health Psychology/Epidemiology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1991 (Deitz, n.d.).