Quantitative Article Critique Of A Functional Performance Of Obese Elderly People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Quantitative Article Critique

Quantitative Article Critique This study consisted of quantitative research because it used precise measurements to obtain data that were statistically analyzed. The purpose of the study, Model of functional performance in obese elderly people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by Dr. Jochebed Bosede Ade-Oshifogun (2012), was to test the relationships among percent truncal obesity; disease severity; dyspnea; functional capacity; and functional performance of elderly people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The research is significant and relevant to nursing because COPD is the fourth-leading cause of chronic morbidity and mortality in the United States and the annual prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults 20 years of age and older has increased from 22.9% in 1994 to 32.2% in 2004 (Ade-Oshifogun, 2012). The obesity rate is about 23% in adults 60 years of age and older (Ade-Oshifogun, 2012). The study will increase nursing knowledge for practice as Ade-Oshifogun (2012) stated that the effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation would improve when nurses teach about weight loss as a controllable factor for obese clients. Not all of the literature used in this study was completed within the last five years; some of it dates back to 1994. The review of literature established that the rationale and direction of the study were to develop a model, which demonstrated the correlation…

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