The purpose of this study was to see how an effective

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The purpose of this study was to see how an effective use of the Bournemouth Type of Education Course for self management of diabetes would impact the outcomes for diabetic complications, including Diabetic Ketoacidosis. This study was meant to answer the research question: what are the outcomes of structured education to those with episodes of Diabetic complications? Also: would an educational system with adequate time for the patients to practice the skills within the course of the study affect the outcome of recurrent admissions? These research questions are directly related to the purpose of the study.MethodsThe benefits of the study were the potential minimization of adverse outcomes associatedwith a patients diabetes, while the study does not list any apparent risks due to attendance. Informed consent was very explicitly given to those who had decided to partake in this study. Patients who had attended the Bournemouth Hospital who had fit the criteria for the study were offered the program if they so consented, so each participant was voluntarily involved in the study. In order for this study to be conducted, the hospital must require the study to be approved by a review board.The major independent and dependent variables have been defined. The independent variable is the education through the BERTIE program, while the dependent variable is the clinical outcomes. The dependent variable goes into specificity, with Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels being the main measure of outcome, as well as 5 years post-course attendance weight, and other vitals being measured (cite source). The methods of collection werethrough blood samples, weight measures, and patient history. The way data was collected was The time period data collection for the study was originally within six months and one year, in
RUNNING HEAD: Rough Draft Quantitative Research Critique and Ethical Considerations4order to measure true adherence, but the researchers had increases this to 5 years as the initial results had compelled them to do so. The time sequence for data collection were as follows: The initiation of the course had a measure of the initial age, annual severe hypoglycemia rate, annual incidence of DKA (both these incidences obtained through questionnaire forms), the completion of the Problem Area in Diabetes (PAID) Questionnaire, and then blood samples were measure for the HbA1c levels andtheir weight was taken. The same process was done six months post BERTIE course as well as 1 year and 5 years post-course, in order to compare from the baseline set by the researchers. The data was managed by a clinical auditor employed by the hospital. The outcomes were reported as

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