Identify and describe the research problems, purpose, objectives, and hypothesis of the research. Evaluate the credibility and validity of the study. The research problem is a pilot study to evaluate an outpatient service for people with advanced lung cancer. This research was conducted in the UK. It was a mixed research using Quantitative and Qualitative data. According to the article, lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer and the most common cause of cancer death, with almost 35000 people dying each year (Cancer Research UK, 2009). The purpose of this research was to maximize the quality of life (QOL) of patients diagnosed with lung cancer through the use of specialist palliative care in parallel with other non-pharmacological approach. The objective was to reduce the multiple symptoms associated with lung cancer which are dyspnea (breathlessness), cough, weight loss, pain, fatigue and psychological disorders affecting the quality of life (QOL). The Hypothesis of the research was to explore anxiety, depression, and quality of life (QOL) in five patients. These patients were male with an average age of 74 years old who attended the ‘Breathing Space' clinic over a 4-week period. Breath Space is a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic using integrative care for patients with lung cancer. The credibility and the validity of the study was a feasibility study conducted with a small sample group of five male patients. Therefore, qualitative and the quantitative data need to be confirmed through further research involving a much larger sample.
References: Roulston, A., Bickerstaff, D., Haynes, T., Rutherford, L., & Jones, L. (2012). A pilot study to evaluate an outpatient service for people with advanced lung cancer. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 18(5),225–233. less 1 Unread 1 Replies 2 Views View profile card for Susan Wall Last post April 22 at 7:30 PM by Susan Wall WK2 Discussion Topic 1 Williams Contains unread posts Heather Williams posted Apr 14, 2018 5:37 PM Subscribe WK2 Discussion Question 2 NSG 3029 Research Problem: The patients are often excluded in the end-of-life decision-making process. The family’s and physicians believe that patient involvement may result negatively and cause pain or distress. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to assist healthcare professionals and physicians to better understand how to interact with older Korean adults regarding end-of-life care (Ko, Nelson-Becker, Park & Shin, 2013). Objectives: The objective of the study was for healthcare professionals and physicians to gain more knowledge of the older Korean adult viewpoints about end-of-life care and be able to provide them with culturally appropriate information. By becoming more involved in the decision making this may help to lessen the distress when the topics arises.
Hypothesis: The study was qualitative which involved interviewing 54 older Korean adults. There was no hypothesis to be tested at this time.
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