Several themes are also integrated throughout the studys findings that further

Several themes are also integrated throughout the

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accurately capture the meaning of the data and fit perfectly with the objectives of the study. Several themes are also integrated throughout the study’s findings that further strengthen them. Such themes as “Baseline PA”, “cognitive scores”, “beliefs”, and “incident cognitive impairment” were used to exemplify the data gathered from the subjects. Taken as a whole, a meta-analysis can be conducted with the study’s findings and the information it provides is applicable to evidence-based practice. Discussion The research findings are interpreted within the appropriate cultural and social contexts. Interpretations of the results are based on what the subjects reported during the interviews and physical exams the researchers conducted. Although the study lacks a conceptual framework, the discussion section connects the findings to the research context seamlessly. The study provides various causal inferences, which are justifiable. In particular, the authors show a connection between the study’s variables (there is a significant relationship between cognitive function and
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ARTICLE CRITIQUE 9 objectively measured PA among the population) (Zhu et al., 2017). These findings are deciphered and discussed within the context of previous studies and are consistent with the study’s limitations. Since similar studies have been undertaken in the past, it is evident that the results of the current research can be generalized (only to a specific sample) and replicated within the nursing domain. Implications and Recommendations It is regrettable that the authors fail to discuss the study’s implications for medical practice. However, the study comprises of various interventions that can form the basis for future research on the problem area. Notably, the authors provide a few limitations of the study that can be researched on to accurately understand the relationship between the current study’s variables (Vance et al., 2013). Despite this flaw, the research has a strong clinical relevance in that it documents interracial and intersex differences between the variables. This can benefit future research to confirm whether the current study is reasonable and relevant to nursing. Global Issue The article is well researched, organized, written, and detailed. There authors provide different headings to separate sections and give readers an overview of what to each section entails. Notably, the study is detailed sufficiently and is critical in its analysis and presentation of facts. For example, the researchers clearly describe the research methods, sample used, and data collection tools – they only fail to provide CONSORT flowchart detailing the flow of subjects in the study (Stroubouki, 2012). Nonetheless, the report’s structure makes it easy to access by both practicing nurses and general readers. The findings are realistic and their tabulation as well as analysis makes it easy to interpret the results properly.
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