from the usual hospital care group

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 Studies50, 1537–1549. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.03.006

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23582671

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Category Description
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
Sample

 

 

139 patients

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)

 

 

Inferential Statistics

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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