customers opinions of us. The patient's give feedback of; always, most the time, and never. We always want the always category and we want it to be 100% of the time. With quanitative we record our fall rates on our floor. How many and by what causes. I do believe that we use both of these types of research and taylor it to our needs at the time. Both are useful. Reply | Quote & Reply Mar 05, 2019 06:43 PM0 LikeSubstantive Post
Profile Picture Lisa Mason 5 posts Re:Re:Topic 4 DQ 1 Sabitri, I liked your subject on the quasi-experimental research. I added to this with another article that is also quasi-experiemental. Its also on alcohol impregnated caps. When they implemented this cap it resulted in a 34% hospital wide decrease in HA-CLABSI rates. We also use these caps at our hospital and I agree with this study. It's nice to see the statisical data on it show the credibility also. Kamboj, M., Blair, R., Bell, N., Son, C., Huang, Y. T., Dowling, M., Lipitz-Snyderman, A., Eagan, J., … Sepkowitz, K. (2015). Use of Disinfection Cap to Reduce Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection and Blood Culture Contamination Among Hematology-Oncology Patients. Infection control and hospital epidemiology , 36 (12), 1401-8. Reply | Quote & Reply Mar 05, 2019 06:13 PM0 Like Profile Picture Lisa Mason 5 posts Re:Topic 4 DQ 1
The term quasi-experimental means to study a causal relationship between something that has not received treatment and something that has. The study is not considered experimental because it is not randomized (Ambrose, 2018). In an article on the study of fall compliant flooring. A quasi-experimental study was conducted on regular flooring versus compliant flooring in an older population subsidized residential living facility. The reason the study is considered quasi-experimental is that the researchers had no control on what apartments received the flooring or how many people would be in each unit. The conclusion of the study found that with the exclusions of six outliers, the compliant flooring reduced falls to 63% compared to the regular flooring with a confidence Index of 0.25–0.54. The mean age was 84.9 years of age, the average Body Mass Index (BMI) was 24.7, and there was a mean of 6.57 (SD: 15.28) falls per individual (Gustavsson, et al, 2018). In an experimental study, the research focuses on an experimental drug, treatment, or intervention. In the experimental study, they make use of randomized control trials (RCT). This is considered the gold standard in research (Ambrose, 2018). In an experimental study on 30 persons ages 65 to 80 years old. A convenience sampling was taken in a random manner from 100 people. The amount of people studied because of exclusions, was 30. There were 15 in the experimental group and 15 in the control group that were chosen due to the fall related gait kinematics. They used the Student t test to find the significance of the Fall Efficacy Scale (FES) and Cadence (Time measured by stopwatch to walk 16 meters). The experimental group were instructed in strength training and the other 15 subjects in Control were instructed in general training exercises without strength training. What was discovered was a mean decrease of 1.93 ± 1.16 in the experimental
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