NU 631 Week 8 Assignment 1: Recruiting Participants for Your EBP Proposal

March 6, 2022

NU 631 Week 8 Assignment 1: Recruiting Participants for Your EBP Proposal

NU 631 Week 8 Assignment 1 Recruiting Participants for Your EBP Proposal REGIS COLLEGE

NU 631 Week 8 Assignment 1 Recruiting Participants for Your EBP Proposal REGIS COLLEGE

NU 631 Week 8 Assignment 1 Recruiting Participants for Your EBP Proposal REGIS COLLEGE

NU 631 Week 8 Assignment 1: Recruiting Participants for Your EBP Proposal

Sample

The investigator will be selecting two long term Care (LTC) facilities from a pool of six locations managed by one company in Massachusetts. Inclusion criteria certified and licensed nursing staff involved in direct patient care at least three times a week for a total of twenty-four hours.  Facility A will be the control group and facility B will be the experimental group. This will be a convenient sample and the participants will be requested to participate in the educational research study to determine whether advanced education impacts pressure ulcer development. Self-report questionnaire completed by the participants to collect demographic information. The demographic questions will include age, sex, type of license, level of education, years of experience and other questions that will be deemed important. A sample of fifty-nine participants (N=59) will be used with non-equivalent groups; standard group will be N=31, the number of staff members on a one single unit, and the intervention group will be N=28 the number of all staff members on that unit.

A letter will be sent out describing the study and inviting nurses and nursing assistants to participate in a confidential online survey will be drafted by the principal investigator and a link will be sent to the nursing home unit managers of the participating facilities. The participants will be able to choose between filling out the demographic survey online or a printed-out copy will also be available in the nursing office. A secure lockbox will be set up in the nursing staff lounge to insert in all the completed forms for pick-up. The survey will close in two weeks after the four-week reminder. All subjects will be adult certified and licensed nurses with an active certified nursing assistant certificate, a nursing license from the state of Massachusetts

Setting

The proposed setting for the study will be the participating health facilities for the filling out of the questionnaire however two eight-hour training sessions including a focus group for the intervention group will be held at the same facility.

Informed Consent

The researcher will request approval from the Institutional Review Boards (IRB) at the participating Long Term Care facilities and will also submit a request to the ethical advising board for approval to conduct the study. No risk to the participants is anticipated as no direct patient care will be jeopardized. The participants will be sent a letter of implied consent stating that when they complete and return the demographic survey it implies consent to be included in the study. The letter will state the purpose of research project, why these subjects were selected, the length of time it will take to complete the survey and any risk or benefits to participating in the study. It will also state that upon completion of the survey all information will be confidential and their consent will be implied.

Week 8 Assignment 1: Recruiting Participants for Your EBP Proposal

Value: 100 points

Due: Day 7

Grading Category: Assignments

Instructions

For this assignment, write the Sample Section of your EBP Project Proposal in a Word document.

Here is a Week 8 Sample Section Example (Word) of what the sample section can look like.

Sample Section Guidelines

This section covers your planned recruitment and ethical considerations for your future participants. It should take up about two to three pages, or approximately 350 to 500 words. The purpose is to tell the reader what your recruitment plan is for the study. You should have subheadings throughout this section of the paper.

In this section, write about the following:

    1. Sample: Cover the following points in no more than two paragraphs each:
      • How subjects will be recruited
      • What the inclusion criteria will be (for more expansion, you may add the exclusion criteria to show what was consciously eliminated)
      • The type of sample (random, purposive, convenience, etc.)
      • The proposed sample size and rationale for this choice
      • The selection method (random table of numbers, flip a coin, etc.— this depends on the type of study)Although this subsection should cover all these items, it may be written in a narrative style.
    2. Setting: Keeping in mind that this is a proposed setting, and it should not be recognizable for confidentiality and privacy reasons. It is a broad view of the setting. For example:The proposed setting for this study is a large teaching hospital in the northeast. The actual place where the study would be carried out is in the three medical–surgical units in this hospital. Each unit has a bed capacity of 25–30 beds with occupancy rates of 92% to 95%. The study will take place in a private conference room.Or, if a mailed questionnaire or survey is to be used:

      The proposed setting for data collection will be by mailing the questionnaire to the homes of the subjects. The researcher would be mailing the questionnaires from home with a return-addressed, stamped envelope.

    3. Informed Consent and Ethical Considerations: Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval will be obtained. In theory, the researcher would submit an application and proposal to the Regis College IRB first. For this course, you will not be doing this step.

After approval from Regis College, the institution where the study will take place usually requires IRB approval as well. The request or application may be one of three types:

Please address means of protecting human subjects, such as the use of pseudonyms for qualitative studies and the use of numbers to identify subjects in quantitative studies. Data storage must be addressed. Make certain that identifying data (informed consent document) is maintained in a locked file separate from de-identified data (demographics, surveys, transcripts) that also will be maintained in a locked file in the researcher’s locked office.

Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.

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Week 8 Assignment Sample Section

Week 8 Assignment Sample Section Rubric – 100 Points
Student Participation Exemplary
Exceeds Expectations
Advanced
Meets Expectations
Intermediate
Needs Improvement
Novice
Inadequate
Total Points
Sampling Method, Sample, and Setting Each component is clear, thorough, and detailed, and it includes:

Recruitment and Sampling methodology (random, purposive, convenience, etc.).

Sample inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Selection method of participants (random table of numbers, random number generator, coin flip, etc.).

Sample Size and Rationale for sample size (power analysis or data saturation).

Setting from which the sample is drawn.

50 points

Most of the components for recruitment, sampling methodology, sample and selection method, and setting are included and are mostly clear, somewhat thorough, but missing details (missing up to 3 important details of sample section components).

44 points

Many of the components for recruitment, sampling methodology, sample and selection method, and setting are missing and are not clearly stated (missing between 4–7 important details of sample section components).

39 points

Most of the components for recruitment, sampling methodology, sample and selection method, and setting are missing (missing 7 or more important details of sample section).

34 points

50
Informed Consent and Ethical Considerations Type of Institutional Review Board Review is specified: exempt, expedited, or full board review, and. justification is provided.

Provides a rationale for selecting the type of review.

Identifies specific ethical issues related to the research and how they are addressed

Identifies how the participants are protected by de-identification, etc.

Data storage description and rationale.

Includes an informed consent as an appendix using the template provided on the Regis College IRB website [submitted in Week 7].

40 points

Most of the components are included and are clearly stated (missing up to 3 important details of the informed consent & ethical considerations section).

35 points

Many of the components are missing and are not clearly stated (missing up to 4–7 important details of the informed consent & ethical considerations section).

31 points

Most of the components are missing and not clearly stated (missing 7 or more important details of the informed consent & ethical considerations section).

27 points

40
APA Format and Writing Mechanics Few to no APA and/or writing mechanic errors (5 or less unique errors).

10 points

Few to moderate APA and/or writing mechanic errors (6–10 unique errors).

8 points

Moderate to many APA and/or writing mechanic errors (11–15 unique errors).

7 points

Many APA errors or APA not followed.

Many writing mechanic errors so that the assignment is very confusing and difficult to follow (more than 15 unique errors).

6 points

10
Total points 100

 

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