Descriptive Data In Systolic Blood Pressure

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Question Three
Descriptive data
The following is a discussion of the descriptive data for the variables systolic blood pressure , diastiloc blood pressure, gender and nationtonal insitute of health hypertension category used to decribe the sample. Within this sample of 50 particpants, the average systolic blood pressure obtained was 135.88. This average takes into consideration all scores obtained within this sample population (Loiselle et al., 2011). If the scores were rearrange from the lowest score obtained which was a minimum of 90 to the maximum score obtained which was 220, the midpoint in the distribution of systolic blood pressure that divides the scores in half was 134 (Loiselle et al., 2011). The scale of systolic blood pressure
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Lastly, the sample has an average deviation of values for systolic blood pressure from the sample mean of 135.88 to be 25.97 (rounded to two decimal points) (Loiselle et al., 2011). There is a wide range of scores within the variable systolic blood pressure with a range of 110 a minimum score of 90 and a maximum score of 200 as reported in table 1.3. The wide variation of scores in systolic blood pressure is more heterogeneous (Loiselle et al., 2011). The variable diastolic blood pressure has an average score of obtained of 87.58 measured on a scale of 0 to 220. The sample of 50 participants has a median value of 88 and the most frequently obtained diastolic blood pressure of 88 (Loiselle et al., 2011). The distribution of scores for diastolic blood pressure within this sample has a range of 62 with a minimum score of 58 and a max score 120. The average deviation from the mean of 88 is 15.47, thus the results obtained lead to a less heterogonous distribution compared to the variable systolic blood pressure (Loiselle et al., 2011). The sample has a total of 50 participants; the frequency count of females within this sample is 28 while the frequency count of males is 22. There are total of 4 more …show more content…
For the variable systolic blood pressure, future research should consider how measuresments for this variable were obatined. For example, was the arm of the participant supported at heart level? (Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, 2005). According to Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (2005) the arm of the participant when obtaining the blood pressure should be support at heart level. This is one criteria the nurse should consider in practice to ensure that the results obtain are accurate (Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, 2005). The criterion for obtaining results of blood pressure as discussed by Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (2005) also applies to the variable diastolic blood pressure and should be considered in future research and nursing practice. The variable gender has an implication to future research for the study on hypertension. Future research should include health history of both male and female participants and the impact this could have on hypertension. In nursing practice, nurses should collect as much data related to each participant about health history in order to have a better understanding of the participants health as a whole (Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, 2005). The categories of hypertension from the

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