Journal Club #3: Appraisal Worksheet
- What sampling method used? What measures did the researchers take to reduce bias in their sampling method? Were their measures sufficient? Why or why not?
- What extraneous variables did the exclusion criteria control for? Did this reduce bias in the sample? Why or why not?
- How many people were in the sample? How many people were in the final data analysis? What explanation did the authors give for loss of numbers in the sample? Was this explanation sufficient?
Journal Club #3: Exit Ticket
Review the limitations of the study of the researchers’ conclusions regarding the effectiveness of the dressing in preventing pressure ulcers. Would you, as a nurse manager, implement this particular dressing on a nursing unit with assurance that it would help prevent pressure ulcers? Why or why not?
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