research critique

1. Read the following journal article: Jane, S., Wilkie, D., Galluci, B., & Beaton, R. (2008). Systematic review of massage intervention for adult patients with cancer: A methodological perspective. Cancer Nursing, 31(6), E24-E35. This article provides a methodological review of research studies on massage therapy for cancer patients. The article gives insight into the research methodological issues to consider when reviewing research studies. identify one issue that was identified related to either sampling or measurement in the research studies the authors reviewed. Specifically identify the problem identified in the article and address how it was either a sampling or measurement problem. Also, identify whether or not the problem they identified related to power and sample size and explain your rationale.Your reply postings are due on or before 8 a.m. Monday at the end of Week 4. #2 Use the Hand Hygiene Article for Results and Data Analysis -What are the main findings? Be specific. Note any difference in means, correlations, or measures of clinical effect.Report the significant findings such as for a significant ANOVA result, F=7.6, df=75, p=.03. -What level of significance or alpha was identified? -What statistical analyses are included in the study? -Was there anything about the way the participants were chosen or their characteristics that could have influenced the findings? Explain. -Was there anything about the way the study was done that could have influenced the findings(s)? Explain. -If an intervention was tested, if no difference was found, was the sample size large enough to find a difference if one existed? Explain. – Did the investigators explain how each finding was either consistent with or different from previous findings? Explain. -Are the limitations of the study identified by the researcher? If so, how did these impact the results? Application to Future Research and Summary of Credibility of Study -What implications do the findings have for nursing practice? -Do the implications identified by the authors flow from the study results? Explain. -What recommendations do the authors have for future research? -In summary, would you change a care protocol based on the results of this study? Explain. In your explanation report the following: a) What is the level of evidence of this study and does this support change? b) What is the quality of the study based on the critique? c) What is the power and sample size implications? d) Are there significant findings to consider, e) should patient preferences and clinical expertise be considered in your decision? Format of the Critique Introduction, body, and conclusion structure of the paper; clear syntax and flow; grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and adherence to APA guidelines for scholarly writing.

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