Answer each questions using the research journal.i will upload the research i choose quantitative research assessment 1(b), in the learning guide from page 12 -15.journals.Assessment 1 (b) – Guided Critical Review of a Journal Article
This guide is used to critique the following paper:
Edwards, H. Courtney, M., Finlayson, K., Shuter, P. and Lindsay, E. (2009). A randomised controlled
trial of a community nursing intervention: improved quality of life and healing for clients with
chronic leg ulcers. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 1541-1549.
Please use the questions provided in this guide to critique the journal article. When answering
each question please explain and justify responses where necessary with reference to the current
literature. Please see Standards and Criteria on page 13-15.
1. Background of the study (Total: 5 marks)
1.1 Briefly describe the health issue of the study’s focus?
1.2 What is the significance of the study?
2. Overview of the research design (Total: 5 marks)
2.1 What was the aim of the research?
2.2 What research design did the researchers use? Was it appropriate? Why /why not?
3. Sampling (Total: 10 marks)
3.1 Who were the study participants and what sampling technique was employed in this
3.2 What are the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the sample? Why is it important to have
these criteria identified before recruitment?
3.3 How were the participants allocated into groups? Was this appropriate? Why/why not?
3.4 Describe the treatment the intervention and control group received during the study?
4. Data collection (Total: 10 marks)
4.1 What are the independent and dependent variables in this study? Why?
4.2 What instrument/s was/were used to collect the data?
4.3 How was the data collected?
4.4 Define the concept of reliability and discuss how reliability has/has not been
demonstrated in this study?
4.5 Define the concept of validity and discuss how validity has/has not been demonstrated in
5. Results (Total: 10 marks)
5.1 What differences in outcomes were identified between the intervention and control
5.2 Were the results significant and why?
5.3 Can the study results be generalised to other settings?
6. Evidence utilization (Total: 5 marks)
6.1 Would you implement the findings of this study in clinical practice? Why/why not?
7. Presentation (Total: 5 marks)
7.1 Referencing in-text and in reference list conforms to APA referencing style
7.2 Critique support by relevant literature using at least 3 recent academic references
published from 2010
7.3 Correct sentence, paragraph, grammatical construction, spelling, punctuation and
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