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Kao, M., & Tsai, Y. (2020). Clinical effectiveness of a Self-Regulation Theory-Based Self-management Intervention for adults with knee osteoarthritis: Long-term follow-up.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 52(6), 643-651. doi:10.1111/jnu.12608

 

Research Article Appraisal, Part Two
Legal & Ethical Issues
1. Briefly discuss institutional review board approval for the study. 

2. Explain how ethical principles of research (beneficence/harm, justice, privacy, and 
autonomy) were followed to protect subjects, if that was explained or implied. 

3. If the study included subjects from a vulnerable population as described in the textbook, 
describe any additional safeguards used to protect them.

Measurement Tools

Fill out the table below for the major variables in the study (NOT demographic variables). 
You can add rows as needed, depending on how many measurement tools were used. 
Boxes can be expanded for more content. Name of Tool (Author, year), Level of Measurement, Reliability reported, Validity reported, Data Collection
 

1. Describe data collection procedures described in the study. Include who collected the 
data, at what time points, and how data was collected. Evaluate how clearly and 
completely the procedures were described. 

2. If more than one data collector was used for the study, describe the training of the data 
collectors, and how/whether interrater reliability was adequately assessed.

 

 

 

Data Analysis
1. List the statistical procedures performed to describe the sample or demographic variables. 

2. List the statistical procedures performed to answer the research question(s) or main study 
variables. 

3. Discuss the appropriateness of the statistical procedures for the level of measurement of 
the data collected. Utilize the statistical decision tree in the textbook, Chapter 21, 
Fig.21.7.

4. Describe how the researcher(s) addressed any problems with missing data, if they did. 

5. Describe the level of significance (alpha) set for this study. 

6. Discuss the clarity of the presentation of study results (e.g. if tables or figures were used, 
clear description, etc.). 

Researcher Interpretation of Findings
1. Describe the key findings of the study in relation to the purpose statement or hypotheses. 

2. Evaluate the clarity of the authors’ explanation of key findings, including statistically 
significant & non-significant findings. 

3. Discuss whether the key findings were clinically significant or clinically important.

4. Describe which findings were consistent with those expected, and any which were 
unexpected in your opinion. 

5. Describe the implications for practice identified by the authors.

 

 

 

6. Summarize the suggestions for future studies (research) identified by the authors.
Overall Evaluation of the Entire Study
1. Discuss two strengths of the study. 

2. Discuss two weaknesses of the study, and how each weakness could have been corrected. 

3. Based on the previous research presented in the literature review and the findings of the 
study presented in this article, discuss whether the findings are ready for use in practice.

 

SCIENCE
HEALTH SCIENCE
NURSING
NURS 5366

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