Non-experimental Article: This article is a non-experimental prospective study. It is a comparison of three pressure ulcer risk scales, Braden, Song and Choi, and Cubbin and Jackson scales. The purpose of the comparison is to evaluate the most appropriate calculator for predicting pressure ulcer risk in the surgical intensive care unit of a Korean hospital. The results from this study showed the Cubbin-Jackson scale was the most effective. This study has a correlation design. Eun-Kyung Kim, Sun-Mi Lee, Eunpyo Lee, & Mi-Ran Eom. (2009). Comparison of the predictive validity among pressure ulcer risk assessment scales for surgical ICU patients. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing , 26 (4), 87 -94. Retrieved from ? url=- live&scope=site In experimental research, the researcher sets up the study to evaluate an experiment such as a drug, treatment or an intervention. This type of research is also called a Randomized Control Trial (RCT). Some of the patients receive the drug, treatment or intervention and some do not. Selection to each group is random. One group receives the experiment and the other group receives the usual or routine treatment. Quasi-experimental research identifies why things happen. There is not a form of randomization instead a causal relation is looked for between receiving treatment and not receiving a treatment. There is a treatment group and a comparison group. Non-experimental research is a correlation design. Correlation design looks at the relationship between variables. There is no new drug, treatment or intervention instead the variables are manipulated to evaluate outcome correlations (Helbig, 2018). Reference: Helbig, J. (2018). Statistical Analysis. In Applied statistics for health care (1 ed.). Grand Canyon University: Grand Canyon University.
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