The purpose of this discussion is for you to demonstrate an understanding of the

by | Nov 25, 2021 | Other | 0 comments

The purpose of this discussion is for you to demonstrate an understanding of the DNP-prepared nurse’s role in the work of both appraising statistical tests in quantitative research studies and application of statistical tests to a practice change project.
Instructions
Consider the following scenario:
As a DNP-prepared nurse working in a rural clinic, you have a large population of patients with type 2 diabetes whose HbA1c levels are greater than 7% and body mass index (BMI) is over 30. You design a 9-month practice change project to impact these values.
Based on an exhaustive search and appraisal of research studies, you select an evidence-based intervention—diabetic self-management education (DSME)—to translate to your local rural clinic.
The evidence-based intervention includes exercise, healthy eating, and understanding the importance of regular blood glucose monitoring.
Before implementing the intervention, you retrieve aggregate data from 3, 6, and 9 months from medical records prior to the intervention being implemented. Data included HbA1c levels, BMIs, and numbers of patients with uncontrolled HbA1c. You also collected demographic data.
You collect the same data at 3, 6, and 9 months after implementation of the evidence-based intervention (DSME).
Pre-implementation and post-implementation data include the following.
As a DNP-prepared nurse, you will analyze descriiptive statistics, such as measures of central tendency and variability, to describe outcomes of a practice change project. Reflect upon this scenario and the data presented. What conclusions would you make at the end of this practice change project? What recommendations would you make to stakeholders for continuing the diabetes self-management education (DSME) program based on these results?
In order to respond to this discussion question, you will first need to complete the following calculations and consider responses to your analysis of the descriiptive statistics.
Perform the following calculations:
Based on the data set provided, calculate the average percentage of patients with uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1c>7) both pre-implementation and post-implementation.
Next, calculate the mean pre-implementation and post-implementation HbA1c values for patients involved in this practice change project.
Now calculate the pre-implementation and post-implementation median score of HbA1c levels.
Next, calculate the pre-implementation and post-implementation standard deviation of HbA1c levels of patients involved in the practice change project. The standard deviation will determine the spread of increase or decrease in HbA1c levels.
Finally, calculate the pre-implementation and post-implementation range of HbA1c levels. If no outliers exist, the range will determine how close together HbA1c levels are in the patients involved.
Based on your analysis of the descriiptive statistics, what determinations related to the mean HbA1c levels following implementation of the evidence-based intervention can be made?
As you reflect upon HbA1c levels, you observe that patient #10 HbA1c levels are an outlier. What does this do to your understanding of the data?
Course Outcomes
This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcome(s):
Evaluate selected statistical methods for the purposes of critiquing research to complement the critical appraisal of evidence. (PO 3, 5, 9)
Analyze research and non-research data for the purposes of critical appraisal and judgment of evidence for translation into practice. (PO 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)

Categories

Timely Delivery

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Affordable Prices

Top Quality Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university, or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

24/7 Support

Our support agents are available 24/7 and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

100% Plagiarism Free

Plagiarism is the biggest crime in the academic world. We have strict measures to ensure that all the essay papers are written from scratch to maintain originality and avoid plagiarism.

Professional Writers

We have hired a team of professional writers who provide expert essay help. Most of them are native speakers and PhD holders who are able to take care of any assignment you need help with.

We Protect Your Privacy

Anonymous Communication

We offer nameless communication between clients and writers. We value privacy on both sides.

Secure Payments

We do not collect or store any payment information. The order form is protected using SSL 256-bit encryption.

Personal Data Protection

Your personal information remains private and secure under our comprehensive privacy policy. We strictly follow the rules.

Why Us?

Exceptional quality, professional writers, secure and private, always on time. This is how our clients described their experience working with us. We value our clients above all and strive to uphold the high standards that we have set.

Quality is everything. We make sure that each completed paper that we send is an absolute masterpiece. It is well-written, thoroughly thought out, follows guidelines, has impeccable format and completely original. You can be confident that your paper is one-of-a-kind because we double-check it for plagiarism. Your instructor will be impressed when you turn in your paper.

Quality

Our Team

Wileyscholars.com has special quality assurance team guarantees that all the papers are plagiarism-free and meet the standards or specific requirements of certain academic institutions (these may vary, you know, and they may vary even between different teachers). Upon placing an order, you can communicate with your writer during the entire process and even after it is completed. This ensures a customized service, meeting the exact needs and expectations of any, even the most demanding customers.

Contact Us

support@wileyscholars.com

Get Started

PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH CUSTOM ACADEMIC PAPERS SINCE 2007