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Running head: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL 1 CONSIDERATIONSRough Draft Quantitative Research Critique and Ethical ConsiderationsStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS 2Rough Draft Quantitative Research Critique and Ethical ConsiderationsQuantitative studies are essential in adding to the available body of knowledge. Quantitative studies use reliable and objectives evaluated through statistical methods to provide results that are generalizable to other populations other than the study sample. Often these studies are useful in establishing a relationship between variables in controlled settings. In nursing, practitioners should evaluate research articles to establish best practices in managing conditions in various populations. Critical appraisal allows the practitioners to establish the relevance of the studies to the current health problem and in doing so, facilitating the integration of evidence-based practices to care delivery. The identified PICOT question is: in older adults with diabetes, how effective are non-pharmacological interventions compared to insulin therapy in self-management over one year. Critically appraising quantitative studies conducted in the use of insulin pumps and diet as well as exercise in managing Diabetes is essential because the results of these studies in generalizable to older adults.BackgroundIn diabetes management, change in behavior is a prerequisite. The first article identified for this study is Self-Management Behaviors in Adults on Insulin Pump Therapy: What Are Patients Really Doing? The article evaluates the effectiveness of self-management behaviors of patients with Diabetes and using insulin pumps. The study is essential to nurses who are the primary caregivers for patients with Diabetes. The goal of diabetes care is often to promote self-management. For nurses, therefore, understanding the effectiveness of pumps in promoting self-management is, therefore, essential in identifying the best practices in the management of Diabetes in older adults. The study’s primary objective is to use IP data to evaluate the effects of insulin pumps in promoting self-management in patients with Type 1 Diabetes. The purpose of
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS 3the article is to shed some light on self-management in adults using insulin pumps since little is known about the correlation between the two.The second article is Do Patients Value Nutritional Therapy? A Quantitative Study in Type-2 Diabetes Patients. The study is an original study evaluating how patients perceive nutritional therapy to identify the factors that hinder and promote the use of nutritional therapy.