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QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
When conducting research, it is possible to move in multiple directions rather than toward a specific focal point. These multiple directions create components of the research that do not align with one another. It is particularly a problem for novice researchers. For this final assignment, it will be critical to ensure that all parts of your submission—problem statement, purpose statement, research questions, and data collection, or sampling—are aligned. This review will help lead to a focused research plan, which is more likely to be successful at addressing the research question.
One important consideration is how valid and reliable the data and collection tools are for a research plan. For reasons of expediency, researchers find a sample of a specific population because it is not possible to research an entire population. In quantitative studies, statistical formulas are used to determine the number required from the sample to ensure validity of the study results. In qualitative studies, the simple rule of 12–20 participants is accepted based on the total population. Participants must meet the criteria outlined as specific for the study. The sample comprises individuals who can represent the total population. From the data gathered, the researcher can determine causation, correlation, or inference.
Remember, reliable data are data findings that can be repeated. In other words, the results from the data collection are consistent across different samples and time periods. Valid data are data findings that are accurate and relevant.
Summary
For this assignment, you will develop a thorough, 5–9 page research plan based on your work on previous assignments. The plan will be based on either qualitative or quantitative methodologies, but not both. In addition to refining your previous work, you will also discuss the concepts of reliability and validity as they pertain to data collection.
Instructions
The purpose of a research plan is to provide a brief overview of the key components of a planned research study. The plan helps to build quality into the research process. During this course, you have developed an abbreviated research plan contributing to a process improvement focused on decreasing the incidence of an HAC of your choice. As you have progressed through the course, you may have improved your ideas and revised your writing based on new information and the expertise you have gained.
To complete this final assignment, combine relevant work from your previous assignments into one seamless research plan. Be sure to incorporate any useful feedback suggested by your instructor and properly cite all resources used to support your plan.
For this assignment, it is suggested that you build on the work that you did in the Research Problem and Purpose Statements assignment, as well as the research questions and methods assignment that fits the method you have chosen.
This assignment has four distinct parts.
Part 1: Problem Statement
For this first part of the assignment, present your revised and finalized problem statement based on your work in the Research Problem and Purpose Statements assignment.
Additionally, explain how the purpose statement is grounded within the context and evidence of your chosen HAC and the health care setting that is being used as the basis for your research plan. Point out the ways in which the problem statement will help to establish the alignment of other parts of the research plan.
This part should be about 1 page long.
Use the following Problem Statement Checklist when finalizing your problem statement.
Problem Statement Checklist
· Identify the problem that led to the research.
· Is it easy to determine?
· Do identifying words justify the problem?
· Is the rationale or justification of the problem clearly stated?
· Do the words in the problem statement indicate the kind of study performed? Which words in particular?
· Is the evidence that was cited for the problem provided in the literature?
Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria
· Explain a given problem statement in the context of a research plan.
· Align the separate parts of a research plan into a unified whole.
· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
Part 2: Purpose Statement
For this second part of the assignment, present your revised and finalized purpose statement based on your work in the Research Problem and Purpose Statements assignment.
Additionally, explain how the purpose statement is grounded within the context and evidence of your chosen HAC and the health care setting that is being used as the basis for your research plan. Point out the ways in which the purpose statement is aligned with your problem statement, as well as how it will help inform an aligned methodological choice for other parts of the research plan.
This part should be 1–2 pages in length.
Use the following Purpose Statement Checklist when finalizing your purpose statement.
Purpose Statement Checklist
· Identify the purpose that led to the research study.
· What is the study intended to accomplish? What are the desired outcomes?
· Is the rationale or justification for the purpose clearly stated?
· Do the words in the purpose statement indicate the kind of study performed? Which words in particular?
· Was the item that was cited as evidence for the purpose published within the last five years?
Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria
· Explain a given purpose statement in the context of a research plan.
· Align the separate parts of a research plan into a unified whole.
· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
Part 3: Research Question
For this third part of the assignment, present your revised and finalized research question. This research question should be based on your work in either the Qualitative Research Questions and Methods assignment or the Quantitative Research Questions and Methods assignment.
Additionally, explain how the research question is grounded within the context and evidence of your chosen HAC and the health care setting that is being used as the basis for your research plan. Point out the ways in which the research question is aligned with the purpose of your research plan, as well as how answering it will help to address your research problem. Also comment on the ways in which the research question helps to provide a guide to which data collection methods can be aligned.
This part should be 1–2 pages in length.
Depending on your chosen methodology, the following checklists could be useful:
Qualitative Research Question Checklist
· Does the purpose statement fit logically with the problem statement? Does the purpose statement use similar words to the problem statement, or does it seem to address a different topic?
· Do the research questions align with the method and design of the study? For instance, are words like perception used that would automatically reject a quantitative study?
· Do questions seek to describe responses to the variables described in the study?
· Do the questions begin with the word why?
· Do the questions focus on a single phenomenon?
· Do the questions include exploratory verbs?
· Is the language nondirectional?
· Are the questions open ended?
· Do the questions specify the participants and research site?
Quantitative Research Question Checklist
· Does the purpose statement fit logically with the problem statement? Does the purpose statement use similar words to the problem statement, or does it seem to address a different topic?
· Based on the problem statement, do the research questions align with the method and design of the study? For instance, are words like perception used that would automatically reject a quantitative study?
· Do questions seek to describe responses to the variables described in the study?
· Do the questions include words like compare or correlate that indicate a quantitative study?
· Do the questions include identification of the independent and dependent variables?
· Does the hypothesis fit with the research questions?
· Does the hypothesis include both the null and alternative hypotheses?
· Do the questions and hypothesis identify the participants for the research study?
· Do the questions and hypothesis specify the participants and the research site?
Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria
· Explain a given research question in the context of a research plan.
· Align the separate parts of a research plan into a unified whole.
· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
Part 4: Data Collection, Reliability, and Validity
For this fourth and final part of the assignment, you will start by building on the data collection methods, tools, and strategies from your work in either the Qualitative Research Questions and Methods or the Quantitative Research Questions and Methods assignment. Make sure you use the data collection considerations that match the methodology of your research question.
In this part, you will describe the ways in which your data collection methods will be valid within the context of your chosen HAC and health care setting, as well as your choice of methodology. Additionally, you will explain how the measurements that your chosen collection methods will produce are reliable and valid. Lastly, you will comment on how the data collection methods are aligned in such a way that they will produce information that will help to answer the research question and create an opportunity to address the research purpose and problem. Use the following scoring guide to help you.
Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria
· Explain a chosen data collection method in the context of a research plan.
· Describe a contextually valid data collection method.
· Explain contextual measurement reliability and validity.
· Align the separate parts of a research plan into a unified whole.
· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
Additional Submission Requirements
· Structure: Include a title page, table of contents, and reference page.
· Length: There is no length requirement for this assignment. Most submissions that fully address all scoring guide criteria will be 5–9 pages long.
· References: Cite at least five current scholarly or professional resources.
· Format: Use APA style for references and citations.
· You may wish to refer to the following APA resources to help with your structure, formatting, and style:
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:
· Competency 1: Explain the different types of health care research methodologies.
· Explain a chosen data collection method in the context of a research plan.
· Describe a contextually valid data collection method.
· Competency 2: Develop a research question based on a hospital-acquired condition.
· Explain a given research problem in the context of a research plan.
· Explain a given purpose statement in the context of a research plan.
· Explain a given research question in the context of a research plan.
· Competency 3: Develop a HAC research project.
· Explain contextual measurement reliability and validity.
· Align the separate parts of a research plan into a unified whole.
· Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with the expectations of health care professionals.
· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
PRESSURE ULCER RATE 1
PRESSURE ULCER RATE 2

Institution Name- Capella University
Student Name- Sudip Basnet
Instructor Name- Dr. Chad Moretz
Course Title- BHA4010 Intro to Health Care Research
Due Date- May 1st, 2022
Table of contents
Contents
Background and Evidence 2
Problem Statement 3
Purpose Statement 4
Purpose Statement Checklist 5
Conclusion 5
References 6
Background and Evidence
It is possible to prevent pressure ulcers from developing in patients who are in acute care, long-term care, or rehabilitation facilities by employing prevention strategies. Malnourished people may develop pressure ulcers on bony prominences, such as the hips, shoulders, coccyx, and spine, as a result of inadequate nutrition. Patients in respiratory distress who wear bi-pap masks are more prone to develop pressure ulcers on the bridge of their nose and on their cheeks as a result of the usage of these masks. Intubation with an endotracheal tube results in mucosal pressure sores (Kim,2021). Incontinent patients are more likely than non-incontinent people to develop pressure ulcers on their buttocks and coccyx as a result of the maceration of their skin. In part because of inadequate tissue perfusion, persons with low blood pressure are more likely to develop pressure ulcers than those with normal BP (Aloweni, 2018). In the United States, about 2.5 million people are diagnosed with pressure ulcers each year in healthcare institutions, and 60,000 of these patients will die as a result of complications related to these ulcers. It costs the healthcare system $3.6 million per year to treat pressure ulcers, which is a 3.6 percent increase from the previous year. However, despite the fact that the occurrence of pressure ulcers has decreased over the past ten years, there is still more that can be done to reduce this preventable disease.
Patient posture, aggressive blood pressure management, and identifying persons at risk for developing pressure ulcers are all effective methods of reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in the hospital setting.
Problem Statement
As a result of lack of understanding about the causes, risk factors, and treatment of pressure ulcers, and erroneous use of medical equipment, there is a potential for preventable pressure ulcers to be developed. Patients and the healthcare system suffer as a result of pressure ulcers. There was a preexisting skin care policy in place at the institution that instructed nurses on how to do skin assessments, document findings, and keep an eye on pressure ulcers. As a result, no policies or specific interventions to reduce pressure ulcer development were discovered.
A biennial pressure ulcer staging examination was part of the facility’s educational requirements. Pressure ulcer prevention became more difficult as a result of a lack of information about the elements that contribute to the development of the ulcers. At-risk patients could be identified by their dietary state, incontinence status, and the usage of specialized medical devices. A patient’s risk of pressure ulcer development is further raised by the nurses’ incorrect positioning of them (Kopuz, 2019). Vasopressor drugs, which are used to treat patients with shock and hypovolemia, were another area where understanding was lacking. These drugs have an effect on tissue perfusion, and as a result, tissue integrity is compromised.
Purpose Statement
Educating nurses at the bedside about pressure ulcers was the goal of the initiative, which aimed to reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers. We talked about things like mechanical loads and tissue response and damage mechanisms as well as susceptibility to developing pressure ulcers and risk factors as well as skin assessment and prevention and control skin care. We also talked about the management of pressure ulcers as well as the pain that comes along with an ulcer. A study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the education provided to bedside nurses by recording the occurrence of pressure ulcers for 60 days before and after the education session (Biçer, 2019). There was an educational skills exhibition that took place on April 17, 18, and 19 of this year, which took place from April 15 and April 28. The occurrence of pressure ulcers was investigated in two different time periods: from February 13, 2019 to April 14, 2019 and from April 29, 2019 to June 28, 2019, respectively.
Purpose Statement Checklist
Despite the fact that pressure ulcer prevention is a team effort, nurses play a critical role. When it came to healthcare pressure ulcer prevention, the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published clinical guidelines in 1992 that were widely adopted. Using 8 Level 3 evidence, expert opinion, and panel consensus, care for patients at high risk of developing pressure ulcers was delivered. In spite of its publication date of 15 years ago, the AHRQ statement remains a basis for delivering preventative pressure ulcer care and a model for subsequent guidelines on the subject (Russell,2018). This extensive set of guidelines should be thoroughly reviewed by all registered nurses. Pressure ulcers can be prevented by following the measures indicated in the text, and research suggests that doing so reduces the frequency of pressure ulcer development. According to the study, doctors and nurses working together as a team are less likely to experience pressure ulcers. As a result, preventing pressure ulcers should be a patient safety aim.
Conclusion
The systematic assessment of pressure ulcer risk factors acknowledged high-quality field research, consistent risk variable definitions, and improved data sets underpinned by a conceptual process for constructing and evaluating prediction models. Primary prevention and secondary prevention/treatment decision paths were distinguished in the risk assessment framework, which included pain and severe pressure ulcer work packages.
It is possible to reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers in the hospital setting by improving patient posture, controlling blood pressure, and identifying those at risk.

References
Aloweni, F., Ang, S. Y., Fook‐Chong, S., Agus, N., Yong, P., Goh, M. M., … & Soh, R. C. (2019). A prediction tool for hospital‐acquired pressure ulcers among surgical patients: Surgical pressure ulcer risk score.International wound journal,16(1), 164-175.
Kim, S. H., Nah, H. S., Kim, J. B., Kim, C. H., & Kim, M. S. (2021). Relationships Between Oral-Mucosal Pressure Ulcers, Mechanical Conditions, and Individual Susceptibility in Intubated Patients Under Intensive Care: A PCR-Based Observational Study.Biological research for nursing,23(4), 557-567.
Kopuz, E., & Karaca, A. (2019). Evaluation of nurses’ knowledge about risk monitoring and risk prevention for pressure ulcers.Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences,9(2), 157-165.
Biçer, E. K., Güçlüel, Y., Türker, M., Kepiçoglu, N. A., Sekerci, Y. G., & Say, A. (2019). Pressure ulcer prevalence, incidence, risk, clinical features, and outcomes among patients in a Turkish hospital: a cross-sectional, retrospective study.Wound Manag Prev,65(2), 20-8.
Russell, J. (2018).Quality Improvement: Implementing a Pressure Ulcer Program in Long-Term Care(Doctoral dissertation, Grand Canyon University).
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QUALITATIVE RESEARCH QUESTION AND METHOD (PRESSURE ULCER RATE)
Qualitative Research Questions and Methods
Are pressure ulcers in stages III and IV becoming more common?
What can be done to prevent this?
An individual’s story is used to gather data for qualitative research, which is then examined. A narrative technique is used to gather data for qualitative research. It has a disadvantage in that the conclusion of the report may not be supported or supported by the evidence in this case. Phenomenology is the major research approach used by nurses and other health-care workers in their daily work. Because we can put into practice every element of our lives, this path is the only one that makes sense in the long run. In Grounded Theory, people’s personal experiences, reactions, and responses are used to construct a theory or to describe how it works and the process it goes through. This technique is the most effective in situations where there are no theories of interest to the researchers, but a theory has been produced just for the researchers. Anthropology is a qualitative research method that focuses on the culture of a particular group of people or population. Ethnographic studies tend to be more focused on the cultural features of a subject, such as their beliefs, behavior, values, and language than other types of research. “What is the culture of?” is the most often asked question in anthropological research. Observations, interviews, and field notes are frequently used to acquire ethnographic data, which may include a variety of objects and other sorts of information. A case study may include interviews, documentation, observations, artifacts, and other techniques of data collection, all of which are included in the data collection process. When you’re referring to a certain activity or combination of activities, you’re referring to them as “problems.”
Due to its emphasis on in-depth analysis of an event and its ramifications, as well as the relationship between them, the case study technique is particularly well adapted to answering the question of increased stage III and IV pressure ulcers in the elderly.
A case study is an in-depth investigation of a specific topic or set of issues in the context of a broader problem that is being addressed (Yaacob et al,2022).
Targeted Data Collection
The collection of data is vital for improving health-care delivery. It’s vital to acquire information on particular properties depending on the criteria you’ve established and the items you have in mind when making improvements. The selection of an outcome measure that is directly related to the project’s intended aim is the first step in the data collection process. Starting with a decision to modify the outcome, data collecting and analysis, and eventually deciding on process actions to improve quality of care through improved data are all necessary steps. In the data collection process, it is important to include both qualitative and quantitative components.
A quantitative data set differs from a qualitative data set since it can only be observed and documented, as opposed to qualitative data, which cannot be measured or represented numerically. (Lowe et al, 2018)
Targeted Data Collection on Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers can be avoided by using the proper instruments, training, and personnel.
Increased numbers of hospital-acquired illnesses (HADs) such as pressure ulcers have been reported, which are mostly preventable and made worse by immobility in the hospital setting. An initial quantitative study can be initiated by collecting data from a randomly selected group of nurses who then participate in a pressure ulcers test. (PUs). When comparing the findings of the pupils, the Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Waistest tests could be utilized. After that, we’d have a better sense of where to begin with education, what should be emphasized, and how to teach our personnel successfully. The fact that 95 percent of PUs are preventable, that their impact on patients’ quality of life is so terrible, and that the hospital spends so much money on treatment make prevention the most prudent course of action. Keeping track of every time a PU occurs at the hospital and then doing an audit to see why it occurred would be valuable as well. The collection and analysis of data on PUs will give us with a more complete picture of what is triggering the occurrence of PUs. On the basis of this information, it is possible to compare the number of pressure ulcers that occurred before and after the adoption of pressure ulcer mats that address the immobility issue (Morin, 2018). Comparing data collected before and after the deployment of a safety precaution, such as the use of pressure ulcer air mats, is a great method of gathering information about the condition.
A big influence on the quality of study and the conclusions reach is the method(s) use to collect data. Following that, we’ll have a look at the various data collection methods.
In surveys, open-ended questions in free-text style should be used to capture qualitative information. It is possible to assess the organization of a technique through the use of a qualitative survey. Interviews, conducted in a one-on-one situation, can be used to gather information by asking pre-planned questions. The need of digging deeper and asking more penetrating questions when conducting an interview cannot be overstated in order to extract new information. The process of conducting and assessing this treatment may take additional time to complete. Focus groups are useful for gathering information in group scenarios because they allow to pose questions that will elicit comparable and varied responses, expressions, and experiences. Tasting, touching, seeing, and hearing are just a few of the senses that can be utilized to create observations. They provide us the opportunity to try to understand why people do what they do rather than relying just on our own opinions about what they are doing or not doing. Documenting specific themes or events through textual or content analysis can be quite beneficial. (Wutich, 2019)
Conclusion
In conclusion, while some PUs is unavoidable due to causes such as paralysis, elderly age, or organ failure, which make it difficult to move a patient, most of the PUs are preventable. We may begin by polling the personnel to learn about their educational backgrounds and the number of years they have spent in their current position, and then quizzing them about pressure ulcers and how to avoid them. This approach may provide for a better understanding of personnel and training. In the case of a large number of new nurses who are not familiar with how to avoid the spread of pus in the workplace, this may be something that should be discussed during the orientation period. When preventing PUs, staff who have been in the field for a longer period may require refresher training, particularly if preventative measures have altered over time. When it comes to the healthcare industry, change is a constant, and staying on top of it can be challenging. If staff members are involved in the treatment of a patient who develops pressure ulcers, it may be required to conduct interviews with them as part of the care team. The employees may reveal a nursing/staffing shortage or a faulty piece of equipment that has to be repaired during the interview process. It is necessary to teach your personnel on a regular basis, but it is also important to remember that the individuals who provide care on a daily basis are the best resource for issue solving.
References
Yaacob, W. N. W., Yaacob, L. H., Zulkifli, M. M., & Muhamad, R. (2022). A Journey towards Resilience: Coping Strategies Adopted by Parents with Children Having Autism Spectrum Disorder in Northeast Malaysia.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,19(4), 2458.
Wutich, A., & Brewis, A. (2019). Data collection in cross-cultural ethnographic research.Field Methods,31(2), 181-189.
Lowe, A., Norris, A. C., Farris, A. J., & Babbage, D. R. (2018). Quantifying thematic saturation in qualitative data analysis.Field methods,30(3), 191-207.
Morin, J. F., Dür, A., & Lechner, L. (2018). Mapping the trade and environment nexus: Insights from a new data set.Global Environmental Politics,18(1), 122-139
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Quantitative Research Question, Methodologies and Data Collection Tool
Problem statement
Pressure ulcers are more common than cancer and cardiovascular disease in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the prevalence of pressure ulcers in acute care institutions ranges from 0.03 to 38 percent, while the prevalence in long-term care facilities ranges from 3.5 to 69 percent. The cost of treating a single pressure ulcer in an individual patient ranges from $20,900 to $117,700. Pressure ulcers have resulted in more than 17,000 lawsuits a year because they cost $43,180 each hospital stay, according to Medicare in 2007.
In addition, the victims of pressure ulcers are rendered unable to work, resulting in a loss of revenue and productivity. Even though studies show that elderly people are at a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers due to their nutritional status, immobility, disease condition, injury, and deformity, the teamwork of a nurse, doctor, nurses aid, dietician, and physical and occupational therapist can help prevent these ulcers in nursing homes and hospitals. Evidence-based practices for treating pressure ulcers are still missing in hospitals. This is why evidence-based pressure ulcer prevention should be a top priority in patient care, not just to enhance outcomes and satisfaction, but also to avoid financial losses due to treatment expenses and lawsuits.
Purpose statement
There are 2.5 million patients in the United States each year infected with pressure ulcers, which is a common and depressing nursing indicator (Ting,2021). Patients and medical staff alike have the burden of dealing with the negative consequences of bed sores. Bedsores at the institution can be lessened by several solutions that have been put forth. The repositioning of patients after two hours is one of the solutions that will be discussed in this article.
Pressure on the skin or tissue that has been compressed for a long period of time, according to several studies, is the ultimate intervention for bedsores (Minteer, 2015). Evidence demonstrates that routinely altering a patient’s position can be the most cost-effective and efficient method of preventing bedsores. It’s shocking that our healthcare institutions’ nursing staff doesn’t follow this basic standard of care, given that it’s the most straightforward. In this vein, the PICOT recommends that a patient with pressure ulcers undergo two-hourly repositioning. Hospitals that practice relocating patients have shown beneficial results, and this approach has been supported by a variety of research.
Quantitative Research Questions and Methods for Pressure Ulcers
Quantitative research encompasses a wide variety of methods for methodically researching social issues through the utilization of numerical or statistical data. These methods can be found in a wide number of academic disciplines.
Quantitative research is founded on the idea that phenomena may be quantified and depends on data analysis to reveal patterns and relationships that validate the accuracy of the measurements. This type of study was popularized in the 1960s and 1970s. In its most basic form, quantitative research is the process of compiling numerical data to provide an explanation for a particular occurrence by the formulation of specific questions that can be answered through the application of quantitative research methodology. (Bloomfield, 2019)
Quantitative Research Question and Hypothesis
Would the placement of pressurized air mats on the beds of immobile patients reduce or eliminate the risk of the patient developing a hospital acquired ailment related to pressure ulcers while they are admitted to the hospital? Patients who are immobile and at risk of getting pressure ulcers in the hospital may benefit from the use of compressed air mats, which can help prevent and reduce the risk of developing pressure ulcers.
Quantitative Methodologies and Data Collection Tools
To collect information regarding the frequency of pressure ulcers, one method of research known as causal comparative research can be utilized to make a comparison between patients who have pressurized air mats and those who do not. The selection of a subset of a population from which samples are to be collected can be accomplished through the use of the causal comparative method in conjunction with the data gathering approach known as probability sampling. This data can be used to do an analysis on any pressure ulcers that manifested themselves either within six months of making use of the pressurized air mats or within six months of ceasing to do so. The information would disclose whether or not the mats are preventing or decreasing the amount of PU incidents that have been recorded.
Analyzing Quantitative Data
Once the data have been obtained, it is essential to accurately analyze them to report the results of the comparison between the projected and actual outcomes. Several different approaches to data analysis will be utilized in order to investigate the problem as well as the hospital’s reaction to it. It’s possible to identify strengths and weaknesses in the quality of care delivered by employing the acronym SWOT analysis, which stands for Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities for Improvement/Threats (SWOT). What are the opportunities, threats, strengths, and weaknesses? In order to reveal any patterns or trends in the amount of PUs that have been reported as a consequence of human error, inferior product quality, and so on, cross tabulation will be used. Secondary quantitative research methodologies will be used when comparing the outcomes obtained before and after the pressurized air mat was implemented (Serova, 2019). It could be useful to conduct a poll among the nursing staff to find out what they think about the possibility of employing compressed air mats as a preventative strategy against pressure ulcers.
With the use of all of this information, we will be able to determine how the risk of developing pressure ulcers and how they might be avoided in hospitals (Nardi, 2018).
Importance of methodologically relevant data collection
Methodology used in the study and analytical model play a critical role in determining how the data obtained is used and what answers it may provide. Making well-informed judgments, ensuring quality control, and maintaining the integrity of research all depend on having accurate data. Researchers must define data categories, data sources, and data collection methods before they can begin collecting data. The procedure of gathering data is a critical one in any study. The sort of data one intends to collect, whether qualitative or quantitative, and how one intends to gather it, will influence the tool one chooses to gather the data.
Conclusion
The approach that is taken to collect data plays a vital role in determining the type of explanation or solution that is developed. It is absolutely necessary to have a clearly outlined plan for collecting data, in addition to a quantitative question, a hypothesis regarding the most likely conclusion, a timeline for when data will be collected, and methods for analyzing the results. The findings of this study will be used to assess whether or not there is a need for changes to be made about the level of care provided, policies and procedures, or the education of employees. As more data is collected, a more accurate picture of the problems and their potential solutions emerges. The purpose of the investigation that is now being carried out is to look into what caused this to occur. Even while pressure ulcers can be avoided in the vast majority of situations, one should not assume that this is always the case. Patients who have ulcers like this one may also have a comorbid condition involving a chronic illness. Patients with ulcers should be encouraged to examine the sources of their symptoms once they have received a diagnosis of ulcers. Patients who are battling many conditions at the same time should get their ulcers treated.
References
Bloomfield, J., & Fisher, M. J. (2019). Quantitative research design.Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association,22(2), 27-30.
Nardi, P. M. (2018).Doing survey research: A guide to quantitative methods. Routledge.
Serova, E. G., Vorobyev, P. F., & Fainstein, E. M. (2019). Quantitative SWOT analysis and its application to strategic management: The case of chain restaurant business.
Stone, A. (2020). Preventing pressure injuries in nursing home residents using a low-profile alternating pressure overlay: a point-of-care trial.Advances in Skin & Wound Care,33(10), 533-539.
Ting, J. J., & Garnett, A. (2021). E-Health Decision Support Technologies in the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers: A Systematic Review.CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing,39(12), 955-973.
Minteer, D. M., Simon, P., Taylor, D. P., Jia, W., Li, Y., Sun, M., & Rubin, J. P. (2020). Pressure ulcer monitoring platform—a prospective, human subject clinical study to validate patient repositioning monitoring device to prevent pressure ulcers.Advances in wound care,9(1), 28-33.

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