8. Study excerpt: “The ALPAM [alternating low-pressure air ma resses] study included a consecutively identified sample of 610 patients 2 from a convenience sample of five Belgian hospitals. Eight geriatric wards and 17 medical wards participated in the study . . . . The patients at risk were randomly assigned to a one-stage ALPAM ( n = 312) or to a multi-stage ALPAM ( n = 298).” Demarre, L., Verhaeghe, S., Hecke, A. V., Grypdonck, M., Clays, E., Vanderwee, K., & Beeckman, D. (2013). The effectiveness of three types of alternating pressure air ma resses in the prevention of pressure ulcers in Belgian hospitals. Research in Nursing & Health, 36 (5), 439– 452. Excerpt from page 441. 9. Study excerpt: Initially, participants were selected in a purposeful manner “based on their familiarity with, interest in, and willingness to reflect and discuss their hope experience.” Additional sampling was done to achieve “theoretical saturation that was defined as theoretical completeness in which no new properties of the categories were identified.” Bally, J. M., Duggleby, W., Holtslander, L., Mpofu, C., Spurr, S., Thomas, R., & Wright, K. (2014). Keeping hope possible: A grounded theory study of the hope experience of parental caregivers who have children in treatment for cancer. Cancer Nursing, 37 (5), 363– 372. Excerpt from page 364. 10. Study excerpt: “We used a prospective, qualitative descriptive design, identifying patients likely to need complex decision-making and interviewing their family members . . . . We applied purposive sampling technique using maximum variation, varying on a ributes shown to explain differences in a itudes about
the use of life support, including ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status (SES). Ethnicity was stratified into 2 main groups, African American and Caucasian; SES was stratified into presence or absence of private insurance (including Medicare with private supplement).” Adams, J. A., Anderson, R. A., Docherty, S. L., & Steinhauser, K. E. (2014). Nursing strategies to support family members of ICU patients at high risk of dying. Heart & Lung, 43 (5), 406–415. Excerpt from page 407.
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