Article Analysis: Example 1
|Article Citation||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
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|Broad Topic Area/Title||The differences in preference and satisfaction based upon hospital care location for COPD exacerbations|
|Variables and Type of Data for the 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
|Sampling Method||A randomized sampling method was used to select the patients who met the criteria for the study (p. 1540)|
|Descriptive Statistics (mean, median, mode; standard deviation)
Identify examples of descriptive statistics in the article.
|Example descriptive statistics:
Usual hospital Age:
Mean: 67.8 Standard deviation: 11.30
Early assisted discharge Age:
Mean: 68.31 Standard deviation: 10.34 (p. 1540)
Identify examples of inferential statistics in the article.
|Example of inferential statistics:
Overall satisfaction score: Tested difference between HC and EAD p-value .863 (p. 1543)
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