Article Analysis: Example 2
Utens, 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. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 1537–1549. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.03.006
(Include permalink for articles from GCU Library.)
Broad Topic Area/Title
The differences in preference and satisfaction based upon hospital care location for COPD exacerbations.
Hypothesis not stated. Below is an example from the study:
H0: There is no difference in satisfaction levels based upon treatment location.
H1: There is a difference in satisfaction levels based upon treatment locations.
Define Variables and Types of Data for Variables
Treatment Location – categorical – “home treatment” and “hospital treatment”
Satisfaction – Ordinal Scale (1-5)
Preference – categorical “home treatment” and “hospital treatment”
Population of Interest for the Study
COPD exacerbation patients from five hospitals and three home care organizations
69 from the usual hospital care group
70 from the early assisted discharge care group
Mixed methods; quantitative was randomized sampling
How Were Data Collected?
A questionnaire with both open-ended questions and questions with a scale of 1-5 (p. 1539)
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