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e) Did the author identify any extraneous variables? If so, briefly describe. Not discussed. f) List the demographic variables that are identified in the study. (Do not describe the sample characteristics here). Sex Ventilator status NPO status Age Question #7. Research Design (For help with these questions, refer to chapters 1, 10, 11 & 18) a) Is the design type descriptive, correlational, quasi- experimental, or experimental. Q uasi-experimental b) Explain how the design type that you picked in a) (above) match the study’s objectives, questions, or hypotheses? The study clearly states the type of design under minor subjects. It also clearly matches all of the elements. c) Explain how the design type that you picked in a) (above) provides a means to examine the study’s purpose? Quasi-experimental design is used when a researcher is comparing differences among an experimental group and a control group as in this study. This study’s purpose is to compare the effectiveness of scheduled and non- scheduled use of ice water swabs to the same type of patient population. d) Does the study include a treatment or intervention? If so, briefly describe. (Hint: you may find this information in the ROL or in the “Methods” section of the article). Yes the article clearly states the intervention for this study. It describes the type of design, patient population and intervention which provided ice water swabs unscheduled in 1 unit and scheduled in another unit. Data was gathered before and after the 7 hours for both groups. e) Were pilot study findings used to design the major study? No pilot Question #8 Strengths and Weaknesses *Hint* use guidelines about strengths and
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weaknesses on page pp. 439-442 Step 2, Chapter 18 a) Identify two strengths of the study b) Identify two weaknesses of the study a. Two strengths include the feasibility of incorpo- rating the interventions with hourly rounding which is already part of patient care. Also utiliz- ing the nurse as the researcher provided for better for more accuracy. b. Weaknesses include that the study what limited to a particular population. Also there were chal- lenges with limited patient enrollment as well as limited number of patients with mechanical venti- lation which experience thirst and dry mouth more commonly. Reference VonStein, M., Buchko, B. L., Millen, C., Lampo, D., Bell, T., & Woods, A. B. (2019). Effect of a Scheduled Nurse Intervention on Thirst and Dry Mouth in Intensive Care Patients. American Journal of Critical Care , 28 (1), 41–46. - org.ezproxy.uta.edu/10.4037/ajcc2019400
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  • Fall '16
  • Denise Cauble
  • Nursing, researcher, Intensive care medicine

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