Coping With Extended Facedown Positioning After Macular Hole Surgery

1952 Words Dec 9th, 2016 8 Pages
Qualitative research seeks to understand the human condition, instead of analyzing variables and relationships (Grove, Burn & Gray 2016 p. 3010). In this Critical appraisal, we will be examining “Coping with Extended Facedown Positioning After Macular Hole Surgery: A Qualitative Diary Analysis”. This review encompasses a Qualitative study that reviews a patient’s diary, who underwent Macular hole surgery and is in the rehabilitative phase. The rehabilitative phase is very difficult as patients must maintain a facedown position for twenty-one days. In the case of the subject in this study, she went seventy-seven days. We will explore the aspects and components of the Descriptive qualitative approach, one of the five main approaches or traditions for qualitative research. An evaluation of rigor/quality and credibility/consistency will be produced.
“Coping with Extended Facedown Positioning After Macular Hole Surgery”
Critical Appraisal II Grove, Burn & Gray (2016) state, qualitative research describes a perspective from the subject involved in the research, it is an insight into the human experience. Qualitative research seeks to understand a phenomenon, not to measure concepts such as in Quantitative research (Grove, Burn & Gray, 2016 Kindle p. 3010). In “Coping with Extended Facedown Positioning After Macular Hole Surgery” Wittich & Southall (2008) examine the contents of a diary written by a patient who underwent Macular Hole Surgery and is in the process of recovery by…

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