Telemonitoring of heart failure patient

Requirements
1.Retrieve the following research articles:

  1. Sanford, J., Townsend-Rocchicciolli, J., Horigan, A., & Hall, P. (2011). A process of
    decision making by caregivers of family members with heart failure. Research and Theory
    for Nursing Practice, 25(1), 55-70.
    2.Schwarz, K. A., Mion, L. C., Hudock, D., & Litman, G. (2008). Telemonitoring of heart
    failure patients and their caregivers: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Progress in
    Cardiovascular Nursing, 23, 18-26. Your paper does NOT need to follow APA formatting;
    however, you are expected to use correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and write in complete
    sentences.
    The following questions pertain to: Sanford, J., Townsend-Rocchicciolli,J., Horigan, A., &
    Hall, P. (2011). A process of decision making by caregivers of family members with heart
    failure. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 25(1), 55-70.
    1)What methods were put in place to ensure that the subjects were giving true informed
    consent?
    2)What was the setting for the study?
    3)Was the sample adequate for the research design that was selected?
    4)Describe the data collection procedure.
    5)What did the authors say about the reliability and validity of their data collection and
    analysis?
    6)What demographic information was reported?
    7)What were the variables that were studied?
    8)How were the data analyzed after collection? Was there any special software used?
    9)Discuss the use of any figures, graphs, and tables. Was the information conveyed in an
    understandable and meaningful way?
    10)Discuss the authors’ conclusions. Do you feel these conclusions are based on the data
    that they collected?
    The following questions pertain to: Schwarz, K., Mion, P., Hudock, D., & Litman, G.
    (2008). Telemonitoring of heart failure patients and their caregivers: A pilot randomized
    controlled study. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 23(1), 18-26.
    11)What methods were put in place to ensure that the subjects were giving true informed
    consent?
    12)What was the setting for the study?
    13)Was the sample adequate for the research design that was selected?
    14)Describe the data collection procedure.
    15)How did the authors address the reliability and validity of their data collection and
    analysis of the instruments used?
    16)What limitations did the authors face in data collection? How could these have been
    lessened or minimized?
    17)What demographic information was reported by the authors?
    18)What were the variables that were studied?
    19)Were there any inferential tests used in the analysis of data in this study? If so, what
    were they?
    20)Discuss the use of any figures, graphs, and tables. Was the information conveyed in an
    understandable and meaningful way?

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Reading research literature

Sanford, J., Townsend-Rocchicciolli, J., Horigan, A., & Hall, P. (2011). A process of
decision making by caregivers of family members with heart failure. Research
and Theory for Nursing Practice, 25(1), 55–70.
What methods were put in place to ensure that the subjects were giving true
informed consent? To ensure that true consent was being delivered, those conducting the study
ensured that they first studied the basic social process of skills the caregivers used to make
decisions. They also asked questions to the group. Moreover, they ensured that for one to be a
participant, he was related with at least the caregiver. What was the setting for the study? The
study was conducted yearly by the South Australian Health Omnibus Survey with the support of
the government. Australia supported the survey assisted by private health insurance. Was the
sample adequate for the research design that was selected? The sample selected was
adequate because the people were all caregivers of people with heart failure. If the people who
were participating were selected randomly, then the design could not cater for all of them
(Sanford et al. 2011).
Describe the data collection procedure. A qualitative method was used where 20
participants used unstructured open- ended interviews. What did the authors say about the
reliability and validity of their data collection and analysis? They find their data collection
method effective since they were able to get the results they wanted. What demographic
information was reported? The demographic information showed that a very big burden was
placed on people taking care of the people with heart failure. The burden was also extended to
the community. What were the variables that were studied? The mean age for the caregivers
of the people with heart failure can change. Just a sample was used. Therefore, if the whole

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population was used, then the results could change. How were the data analyzed after
collection? Was there any special software used? The data was analyzed using audio- taped
interviews and the key points in the notes were highlighted. Data was then entered into Nnivo
software program line by line. Discuss the use of any figures, graphs, and tables. Was the
information conveyed in an understandable and meaningful way? The data was analyzed
using a table which was a simple and easily understandable way of displaying the results. The
use of graphs was also a good way of displaying the results. Discuss the authors’ conclusions.
Do you feel these conclusions are based on the data that they collected? The conclusions
made were that the caregivers had a lot of burden. The access of the services for the caregivers
of those people with heart failure is very different from those people who were dying from other
conditions. I feel the researchers were able to get this information from the study (Sanford et
al.2011).
Schwarz, K. A., Mion, L. C., Hudock, D., & Litman, G. (2008). Telemonitoring of heart
failure patients and their caregivers: A pilot randomized controlled trial.
Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 23, 18–26.
What methods were put in place to ensure that the subjects were giving true
informed consent? The methods used were interviewing the patients immediately they were
discharged and then three months later. What was the setting for the study? 20 heath centers
in the Bilbao health care district participated in the study. This is the same region where the
study took place. Was the sample adequate for the research design that was selected? The
sample was not adequate. If the nurses were included in the sample, they could also give
adequate information. The sample should not have only been limited to the patients. Describe
the data collection procedure. The data was collected from the patients through interviewing

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them. The patients were divided into two groups and interviewed three weeks after their
discharge (Schwarz et al. 2008). How did the authors address the reliability and validity of
their data collection and analysis of the instruments used? They felt their data collection and
analysis methods used were efficient and reliable because most of them were electronic. That
would help them in storing the collected data for a long time. By questioning the participants,
they were able to get first-hand information. What limitations did the authors face in data
collection? How could these have been lessened or minimized? Interviewing the patients
immediately after they were released was not good because maybe the patients could not be able
to give effective answers. They could have done their first interview after three months of the
patients’ discharge. What demographic information was reported by the authors? For
medically unstable elderly patients, home telemonitoring can be an alternative method of
providing health care. 21 intervention patients were followed up for a year and 12 had some
admissions. 9 did not have. What were the variables that were studied? The socio-
demographic and clinical data were collected over the previous year. Were there any
inferential tests used in the analysis of data in this study? If so, what were they? The
inferential test used was the use of only two hundred patients whereas the whole population
could be used. Discuss the use of any figures, graphs, and tables. Was the information
conveyed in an understandable and meaningful way? Through the use of graphs and tables,
the information was well presented and clearly understood (Schwarz et al. 2008).

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References

Sanford, J., Townsend-Rocchicciolli, J., Horigan, A., & Hall, P. (2011). A process of decision
making by caregivers of family members with heart failure. Research and Theory
for Nursing Practice, 25(1), 55–70.

Schwarz, K. A., Mion, L. C., Hudock, D., & Litman, G. (2008). Telemonitoring of heart failure
patients and their caregivers: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Progress in
Cardiovascular Nursing, 23, 18–26.

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