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Matrix Document 3 APA Citation Strano, A., Briggs, A., Powell, N., Brockman, J., Taylor, J., Butler, A., Soendker, M., Upschulte, S., Long, E., Wills, R., Ward-Smith, P. (2019). Home Healthcare Visits Following Hospital Discharge. Home Healthcare Now , 37 (3), 152–157. Variable and key concepts This study was conducted to assess home health care visits after hospital discharge for patients with heart failure. Variables in this study included a control group that received usual care and an intervention group that received an altered scheduling of home visits No hypothesis was stated or implied The research question of this study was as follows: does the timing of home care visits after hospitalization for heart failure influence hospital readmission rates Sampling Participants of the study were recently discharged patients with heart failure 67 participants were included in the study. Authors stated 64 were required for adequate sample size, thus the study had enough participants The article does not state exactly how the participants were recruited, this being a downfall of the literature. No drop outs were noted Design and Method Research was designed using a randomized control trial. Randomization to groups was completed using a computer randomization program. This is a quantitative research study Research design was adequate for the question Instruments/Data Collection Two schedules for home health care visits after discharge from the hospital were studied. The type of assessment, monitoring, and education provided by the nurse followed a standardized protocol for both the control group and the intervention group. 9 visits were completed over a 4 week period according to the assigned group schedule Data was summarized using descriptive statistics. Independent sample t-tests were calculated to determine 30-day readmission numbers. Chi square analysis was used to determine if the number and type of adherence problems were similar for the two groups The instruments used for valid for this study Results Results of this study show that no difference was present between the two groups for any of the demographic or patient characteristic data. The study findings also show that a majority of patients were not monitoring their daily weights or following recommended diet restrictions

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