Quantitative Reasearch Article Critique

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Qualitative Research Article Critique Qualitative Research Article Critique Introduction The title “A Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Delay in Older Adults Seeking Help for Symptoms of Acute Myocardial Infarction” (Tullman, Haugh, Dracup, & Bourguignon, 2007), accurately describes the content of the article as well as the research study. It is clear, accurate, and unambiguous. The abstract describes the study as well as the article in further detail. It provides a clear overview of the article and the research study. The research design, sample size, data collection methods, variables, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are summarized in a brief but concise paragraph. The importance of the study is clearly stated and introduced in the abstract. Its implications on the profession of nursing are described. The review is written clearly and concisely. There is little use of medical jargon. It is well laid out and organized. The credentials of the authors further support the validity of the research findings. Protection of Human Rights This study was approved through all institutional review boards in each facility that participated in the study. The four fundamental moral principles, autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice have been applied to this study. Voluntary, informed consent was obtained from each participant, and participants were free to dismiss themselves from the study at any time during its course. The study does not address specific protection of possible patient identifiers. The study has been designed so that there is minimal risk to the participants. It appears that ethical considerations have been applied and that the rights of the individuals were protected through the course of the study. Problem Statement The problem statement is clearly defined in the abstract: older adults with acute myocardial

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