HLT 362 Statistics for Health

HLT 362 Statistics for Health

HLT 362 Statistics for Health

Search  the GCU Library and find two new health care articles that use  quantitative research. Do not use articles from a previous assignment,  or articles that appear in the topic Resources or textbook.


Complete an article analysis for each using the “Article Analysis: Part 2” template.

Refer  to the “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and  Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised  Controlled Trial,” in conjunction with the “Article Analysis Example 2,”  for an example of an article analysis.

Article Citation

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Utens, C. M. A., Goossens, L. M. A., van Schayck, O. C. P., Rutten-van Mölken, M. P. M. H., van Litsenburg, W., Janssen, A., … Smeenk, F. W. J. M. (2013). Patient preference and satisfaction in hospital-at-home and usual hospital care for COPD exacerbations: Results of a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 1537–1549. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.03.006


Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23582671

(Include permalink for articles from GCU Library.)


Point Description
Broad Topic Area/Title The differences in preference and satisfaction based upon hospital care location for COPD exacerbations.
Define Hypotheses Hypothesis not stated.  Below is an example from the study:

H0:  There is no difference in satisfaction levels based upon treatment location.

H1: There is a difference in satisfaction levels based upon treatment locations.



Define Variables and Types of Data for Variables Treatment Location – categorical – “home treatment” and “hospital treatment”

Satisfaction – Ordinal Scale (1-5)

Preference – categorical “home treatment” and “hospital treatment”


Population of Interest for the Study COPD exacerbation patients from five hospitals and three home care organizations
Sample 139 patients

69 from the usual hospital care group

70 from the early assisted discharge care group

Sampling Method Mixed methods; quantitative was randomized sampling
How Were Data Collected? A questionnaire with both open-ended questions and questions with a scale of 1-5 (p. 1539)