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Quantitative Article Analysis Worksheet

Analyze and critique a quantitative nursing research article from a nursing research journal published within the past five years. Include 3 scholarly references—the article, the text, and one outside source. Use the Guidelines for Quantitative Nursing Research Critique to complete the following steps:

1. State the purpose of the study and identify the problem.
Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) often require enteral feeding due to their inability to consume nutrition naturally. Nutrition in the critically ill patient remains a controversial topic. Most clinicians have viewed nutrition as part of patient care but not as a therapeutic intervention
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This overview or snapshot of previous information helps the researchers find a starting point for theory development and hypothesis generation in descriptive studies such as this (Polit & Beck, 2012).

8. Describe and critique the sample and setting.
The sample for this study was 52 neurosurgical ICU patients. This sample represents the accessible population to the researchers which was adequate for the purpose of this study. The setting was unpredictable in this study due to the nature of the underlying disease processes of the patients.

9. Describe and critique the measurement instrument used in the study.
The measurements used for this study were the amount of caloric intake, administration amount of enteral feeding, interruptions and lab values representing measurement of nutrition. These measurements were adequate instruments for determining over and under feeding based on their correlation with the study objective.

10. Describe and critique the procedures for data collection
The procedures for data collection in this study were regimented and followed prescribed formula doses divided into three or four daily administrations. The researchers then took into account interruptions and total volumes received to determine the adequate intake based on caloric needs. Biochemical values then followed. These procedures gave the researchers ranges and specific

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