Research Methods: Evidence-Based Practice

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Research Summary Table Stephanie Adams Chamberlain College of Nursing NR505: Advance Research Methods: Evidence-Based Practice Summer, 2014 Research Summary Table Author, Year Purpose Sample/Number of Participants (provide descriptive statistics Design/Level of Evidence Findings Limitations Perkins et al. (2013) The purpose of this study was to describe the attitudes of low-income or minority parents towards having their sons vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). Convenience sample of 156 participants were approached in Boston at a university medical center that serviced low-income, minority population. There were 120 respondents(eth-nicities broken down): 68 black, 24 white, and 28 Latino. The average age of parents/guardians…show more content…
The HPV Immunization in Sons (HIS) study surveyed parents and their 11–17 year old sons to examine their attitudes and beliefs about HPV vaccination for males. Parents were existing members of a national panel of U.S. households maintained by a survey company. This was a convenience sample because it utilized a national panel that utilized a probability-based sample (a list-assisted, random-digit dialing supplemented by address-based sampling). The survey company invited 1195 parents by email to participate, of whom 752…show more content…
(2011) This study aimed to determine attitudes about, and intention for, male HPV vaccination among a national sample of parents and to evaluate the effect of different types of messages regarding benefits of male HPV vaccination on these outcomes. A nationally representative sample of parents completed a cross-sectional survey shortly before licensure of the HPV vaccine for men. Used random dialing of telephones to screen participants and participants chosen from those who had sons. Then, parents of boys (n = 1178) were asked questions about future intent to vaccinate their sons against HPV after randomly receiving one of 2 different messages about the potential benefits of male HPV vaccination. Survey completion rate was 62%. Most parents (90%) believed that male HPV vaccination was generally important. However, only 51% of parents of boys intended to have their own sons vaccinated against HPV. A quantitative, non- random, descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted by the University of Michigan. Level of evidence #6 according to Melnyk and Overhault’s (2011) pyramid . This was the only study that closely matched the PICOT question. Though this study had better technique for sampling than the other studies, it still could not be generalized to the whole population. This study found the “ strongest predictors of vaccination intent included high perceived benefits of being vaccinated and low perceived

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