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address patient early ambulation. The theory of this research study was that it is not because of evidence positively impacting patients who are ambulated, but the healthcare staff specifically the nurses are the reasons to why it is not performed. As previously mentioned, the article has cited multiple sources showing the functional impact of immobile patients suffering loss of strength, power, and aerobic physical capacity (Doherty-King and Bowers, 2011, Kleinpell et al., 2008, Kortebeinet al., 2008) as well as qualitative and quantitative articles related to inpatients on acute and medical-surgical settings and the reasons hindering ambulation. All sources used in the research study was very recent and within the recommended 5-year limit and were all very relevant and beneficial to the research and study results. The authors used a grounded theory as well as an explanatory, cross sectional study utilizing a self-administered survey of two different hospitals completed by registered nurses. They also used multivariate regressions to define connections between demographic variables to the nurses’ knowledge and perception in regards to patient ambulation. They showcased their findings in descriptive statistical form allowing individuals viewing the article see the results more in detail. The primary method used to obtain the data wasthrough a modified version of the validated and reliable tool “Missed Nursing Care” survey by SurveyMonkey. Their goal was to recruit at least 195 registered nurses of the 1300 registered nurses between the two hospital sites. All hospital units were included from ICU to emergency department. Also, all registered nurses employed full time, part-time, travelers, and per diem were included with the exception of ancillary staff, adult advanced practice nurses, and nursing 3
ROUGH DRAFT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONSadministration. (Alsacia L, 2016) The authors mentioned some limitations on their study which was the use of a purposive sample from the targeted hospitals. The study also had a greater number of female participating RN’s which limited the generalizability of their findings, and mentioned to the readers of the article that a replication of the study should be done so to includeRNs working in acute adult inpatient medical and surgical, rehabilitation, and/or orthopedic units, as activities, patient ambulation goals, and nurses' knowledge and perceptions may differ in these areas of care.” (Alsacia L, 2016)The article prior to initialization obtained the original survey authors permission as well as approval from the institutional review board from the respective hospital sites being studied.

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