Pain management for traumatic long bone fractures

What is the most effective pain management for traumatic long bone fractures in adults prior to surgical intervention?

Research Question Templates for Selected Clinical Problems

Pass or Fail

Name:___________________________ Pass or Fail ____________
directions: Start by writing a brainstorming paragraph in the Written section of the Research Question Template.  Think about what problem relational to nursing or health care [nursing practice, education, administration, and specialty areas of nursing] speaks to you.  Think about what is your passion!  What are you currently experiencing in your clinical practice area?  What is a friend, peer, or family member experiencing within the health care system?  How could researching the problem add to the body of knowledge?

 

In this course, you develop a research question applicable for a research proposal: a proposed research study.  You do not complete the research study.  However, as you move to the capstone courses essentially the research proposal becomes an actual research study.  Many students utilize this course work as the foundation for developing a capstone project.  However, developing a proposal for a capstone course is not the purpose of the course, but you should be aware it is possible to use some of this work for the upcoming capstone courses.

 

Written Section Brainstorming Paragraph: [This is a mental exercise to facilitate your thoughts; putting pen to paper so to speak.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next fill in the blanks for each of the quantitative research questions with the information generated from your brainstorming paragraph above.  Identify the population, independent, dependent, and moderator variables, as well as time.  If you feel comfortable with this process, you should try to substitute other populations, and variables.  Submit the completed form in the drop box.

 

For clarity, avoid using abbreviations; use full terminology.

 

This is a pass/fail assignment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: P = Population; IV = Independent Variable(s); DV = Dependent Variable(s); MV = Moderator Variable(s); T = Time

 

Avoid abbreviations within the research question.

 

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH QUESTIONS—Complete all Quantitative Templates

 

Basic Research Questions About Relationships (correlational Design)

 

  • In or For ________________________________________, population
  • what is the relationship between _____________________, IV independent variable/intervention
  • and ____________________________________________? DV

 

  • In or For _______________________________________ , population
  • what is the correlation between _____________________ , IV independent

○    variable/intervention

○    and____________________________________________?      DV

 

Treatment/Intervention Research Questions

  • Basic:
    • In or For ________________________________________, population
    • what is the effect of _______________________________, IV: independent variable/intervention
    • in comparison to _________________________________, IV: comparison intervention
    • on _____________________________________________ DV

o    over _________________________________?                          Time

 

  • With a Moderator:
    • In or For _______________________________________ , population
    • does the effect of _________________________________, IV: independent variable/ intervention
    • in comparison to __________________________________, IV: comparison intervention
    • on _____________________________________________, DV
    • vary by _________________________________________? MV

 

Prognosis Research Questions

  • Basic:
    • In or For ________________________________________ , population
    • does ____________________________________________, IV: disease/condition
    • relative to ________________________________________, IV: comparative disease
    • increase the risk for (or influence) _____________________, DV

o    over the duration of ________________________________?     Time

 

  • With a Moderator:
    • In or For _________________________________________, population
    • does ____________________________________________, IV: disease/condition
    • relative to ________________________________________, IV: comparative disease
    • increase the risk for (or influence) _____________________ DV
    • equally for ______________ as for____________________? MV

 

Causation/Etiology/Harm Research Questions (Experimental or Quasi-Experimental Design)

  • Basic:

○   In or For __________________________________________,        population

○   what is the effect of _________________________________,        IV:  independent variable

○   on _______________________________________________?       DV

 

  • Does _____________________________________________ IV: exposure/characteristic
  • compared to _______________________________________ IV: comparative exposure
  • affect/increase the risk for ____________________________ DV
  • in _______________________________________________ population

o    over _____________________________________________?        Time

  • With a Moderator:
    • Does _____________________________________________ IV: exposure/characteristic
    • compared to _______________________________________ IV: comparative exposure
    • affect/increase the risk for ____________________________ DV
    • in _______________________________________________ population
    • equally for ______________ as for____________________? MV

 

Comparative Diagnosis/Assessment Research Questions (Comparative Design)

  • Basic:
    • In or For _________________________________________, population
    • does ___________________________________________ tool/procedure
    • yield more accurate or appropriate diagnostic/assessment

information than __________________________________                        comparative tool

  • about ____________________________________________? outcome

 

Descriptive (Quantitative) Research Questions (Descriptive Design)
  • Basic:
    • In or For__________________________________________, population
    • what is the frequency/prevalence/average value of ________

____________________________________________________?        variable of interest

 

  • Quality of a Diagnostic/Assessment Tool:
    • In or For __________________________________________,       population
    • does _____________________________________________       tool
    • yield valid and reliable information about ________________? Outcome

 

 

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