HLT-362V-RS2-Article Analysis Example

Article Analysis 1

The interpretation of research in health care is essential to decision making. By understanding research, health care providers can identify risk factors, trends, outcomes for treatment, health care costs and best practices. To be effective in evaluating and interpreting research, the reader must first understand how to interpret the findings. You will practice article analysis in Topics 2, 3, and 5. 

For this assignment: Search the GCU Library and find three different health care articles that use quantitative research. Do not use articles that appear in the Topic Materials or textbook. Complete an article analysis for each using the “Article Analysis 1” template.

Refer to the “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial,” in conjunction with the “Article Analysis Example 1,” for an example of an article analysis.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.


Article Analysis: Example 1

Article CitationUtens, C. M. A., Goossens, L. M. A., van Schayck, O. C. P., Rutten-van Mölken, M. P. M. H., van Litsenburg, W., Janssen, A., … Smeenk, F. W. J. M. (2013). Patient preference and satisfaction in hospital-at-home and usual hospital care for COPD exacerbations: Results of a randomised controlled trial. InternationalJournal of Nursing Studies, 50, 1537–1549.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.03.006Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23582671(Include permalink for articles from GCU Library.)
Broad TopicArea/TitleThe differences in preference and satisfaction based upon hospital care location for COPD exacerbations
Variables and Type of Data for the VariablesTreatment Location-categorical -“home treatment” and “hospital treatment”Satisfaction – Ordinal Scale (1-5)Preference – categorical “home treatment” and “hospital treatment”
Population ofInterest for theStudyCOPD exacerbation patients from five hospitals and three home care organizations
Sample139 patients69   from the usual hospital care group70   from the early assisted discharge care group
SamplingMethodA randomized sampling method was used to select the patients who met the criteria for the study (p. 1540)
DescriptiveStatistics(mean, median, mode; standard deviation) Identifyexamples ofdescriptive statistics in the article.Example descriptive statistics:Usual hospital Age:Mean: 67.8 Standard deviation: 11.30Early assisted discharge Age:Mean: 68.31 Standard deviation: 10.34(p. 1540)
InferentialStatistics Identifyexamples ofinferential statistics in the article.Example of inferential statistics:Overall satisfaction score: Tested difference between HC and EADp-value .863(p. 1543)

HLT-362V-RS2-Article Analysis Example Article Analysis 1 Template

Article Citation and Permalink (APA format)Article 1Article 2Article 3
Broad Topic Area/Title   
Identify Independent and DependentVariables and Type of Data for the Variables   
Population of Interest for the Study   
Sampling Method   
Descriptive Statistics (Mean, Median, Mode;Standard Deviation)Identify examples of descriptive statistics in the article.