Yes it describes the concerns for patients experiencing these symptoms. d) Briefly explain how the studies reviewed in the ROL are sum-marized.The studies are briefly summarized with only the important topics related to this study. Not too much detail just enough to relate to the specific issues. Question #4: Study Framework. (For help with these questions, refer to chapters 8 & 18)a) How do the authors describe the study’s framework? Is it implicit or explicit?Impliedb) List the important concepts found in the framework.N/Ac) Does the framework present therelationships among the concepts? (yes / no) If yes, giveone example of a relationship between two concepts. If therea map or model provided in thearticle, give the page number.N/AQuestion #5. Research objectives, questions, or hypotheses. (For help with these questions, refer to chapters 6 & 18)a) Does this article have objectives, questions, or hypotheses? Be specific and say which one of these three it has.Hypothesis and objectivesb) List the article’s objectives, questions or hypotheses. Be specific and say which one of these three it has. Quote this directly from the article and citeit appropriately. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of scheduled useof ice water oral swabs and lip moisturizer with menthol compared with unscheduled use in relieving thirst and dry mouth for intensive care unit patients (VonStein et al., 2019). Hypotheses: We hypothesized that providing patients with regularly scheduled applications of ice water oral swabs and lip moisturizer with menthol would decrease the patients’ perception of thirst intensity, thirst distress, and dry mouth more than would providing these interventions upon patients’ request (VonStein et al., 2019). Question #6. Variables (For help with these questions, refer to chapters 6 & 18)
a) List the major study variables. thirst and dry mouth, scheduled nurse interventions and non-scheduled nurse interventions b) Are the major study variables independent, dependent, or research variables? Thirst and dry mouth is a dependent variable. Scheduled nurse interventions and upon request nurse interventions are independent variables. c) What are the conceptual definitions of the major variables (Hint: from the review of literature)? Thirst and dry mouth is common discomfort among ICU patients. Scheduling ice water swabs along with lip moisturizer can have an impact and improve patient discomfort. d) What are the operational definitions of the major variables? (Hint: you may find this information in the ROL or in the “Methods” section of the article). Adult patients admitted to 2 intensive care units at a community hospital were provided with ice water oral swabs and lip moisturizer with menthol. One unit provided scheduled interventions and the other unit provided unscheduled interventions (VonStein et al., 2019).
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- Fall '16
- Denise Cauble
- Nursing, researcher, Intensive care medicine