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Your Own Critique: Quantitative Nursing Research Part II

Investigating the effect of a Self-Management Exercise Program on physical fitness in individuals with prehypertension and obesity.

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analyze the following primary report of quantitative nursing research from Clinical Nursing Research [Note that this is a professional, peer-reviewed nursing journal]: Authors: Thida Tongvichean, Yupin Aungsuroch*, Sunida Preechawong Title: Effect of Self-Management Exercise Program on Physical Fitness among People with Prehypertension and Obesity: A Quasi Experiment Study Journal: Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research Year: 2019 Volume (Issue): 23(1) Pg :6-17 (Ignore page 17} Answer each question in the template clearly and thoroughly with explanations and rationales. Simply write on the 2 templates to answer questions. thanks

Your Own Critique: Quantitative Nursing Research Part II

Investigating the effect of a Self-Management Exercise Program on physical fitness in individuals with prehypertension and obesity.

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NUR 39000: Nursing Research
Template for Critical Analysis and Appraisal: Quantitative Nursing Research Part II
This is your own critique. Your responses should be your own words and written in complete
sentences. “Yes” or “no” answers will not be accepted and will result in point(s) deduction.
Your responses should include an explanation/rationale. N/A responses require justification of
why that criteria/question does not pertain to your article. Provide supporting data from your
specific article for your answers. Please include page numbers when referring to your selected
article. Make sure to use correct in-text citations. If you use sources other than your specific
article to support your answers (e.g., text or class lectures), please include a reference page.
Submit template with answers as your final product; please do not write an APA-formatted paper
using paragraph format.
*Names and Summary of Contributions of Group Members completing assignment:
*All group members can view final, submitted assignment in Blackboard. As such, it will be
assumed by faculty that all group members are in agreement with 1) those who participated in
assignment completion as indicated by name inclusion and 2) level of participation as indicated
in each group member’s summary of contributions. If a group member did not participate, please
explicitly indicate in above table.
1. Sample Selection
A. What type of sampling strategy was used? Did they clearly describe the way they obtained
(recruited) the sample?
B. Is the sampling design one that is likely to produce a representative sample?
C. What were the inclusion/exclusion criteria if specified?
D. Did the researchers do a power analysis? If so, how many subjects were required and did the
researchers obtain the correct number?
E. If a power analysis was not done, given the type of design and number of variables, was the
number of subjects sufficient?
F. If a questionnaire was sent to subjects to fill out, did the researchers indicate the response
rate? How does the rate affect the findings?
G. What are the characteristics of the sample group that was used in the study?
H. To what population may the findings be generalized?
2. Collecting the Data
A. Identify the method (s) used to collect data (physiological, observation, questionnaires
(survey)/test, existing data/records).
B. Were the data collection methods the most appropriate way possible to measure the critical
Address C - F where relevant to your study, if not state N/A
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C. Physiological measurements: What instrument (s) is (are) used? Were protocols provided so
that collection of the data would be consistent? Was the precision and accuracy of the
instruments addressed?
D. Observation: Who did the observing? Were the observers trained and supervised to minimize
bias? Is there any reason to believe that the presence of the observers affected the behavior of
the subjects? Was inter-rater reliability calculated? Were field notes used?
E. Questionnaire/survey/test: What is the format of the questionnaire (Likert, open-ended, etc.)?
What evidence of reliability of the questionnaire was presented? What evidence of validity of
the questionnaire was presented? How were the instruments scored? If an instrument was
developed specifically for the study, were the procedures for its development described?
F. Existing medical data/records: Who reviewed the records? Are the existing data used
appropriately considering the research question and hypothesis being studied? Are the data
examined in such a way to produce new information? Is there any indication of selection bias
in the available records?
3. Statistical Analysis and Findings
A. List and define all descriptive and inferential tests that were applied to the data. (Remember
statistical packages/software such as SPSS are NOT statistical tests.
B. Are tables and figures used effectively? (Supplement and economize text, have specific titles
and headings, do not repeat text)
C. What findings were statistically significant?
D. Did any of the significant findings answer the research question or address the purpose of the
E. What were the identified limitations of the study?
4. Recommendations
A. What recommendations for future research investigations were provided?
B. What recommendations were given in regards to nursing practice?
C. Do you think that direct application of the research findings is feasible in terms of time,
effort, money and legal/ethical risks?
5. Application and utilization for nursing practice
A. What strengths and weaknesses did you note in the study? Do its strengths outweigh its
B. How does the research contribute to nursing knowledge?
C. How did the research relate to each element of the metaparadigm of nursing?
D. Was the research clinically significant?
E. If you were the primary researcher, what would you do differently in implementing this
Response to question 1
Random sampling was used. No.
The inclusion and exclusion criteria was based by age, blood pressure, basal metabolic rate and
medications intake.
Yes. 26 was the participants. Yes.
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