Study Design and Research Questions

Study Design and Research Questions

1. Grayson et al
2. Pessoa-Silva et al.
3. Cohen B et al.

Prepare answers to all the questions below for EACH of the 3 papers:

What was the aim of the study (i.e. was it causal (does X cause Y) or was it magnitude (prevalence)? Where in the paper did you find this information (i.e. Title; Abstract; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion)?

What study design was used? Where in the paper did you find this information (i.e. Title; Abstract; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion)?

List the study factor(s) (i.e. independent variable) and the outcome factor(s) (i.e. dependent variable).

What study design would have given the highest possible evidence for the aim of the study?

What study design would have given the highest quality of evidence but would have been feasible and ethical?

Cohen B, Saiman L, Cimiotti J, Larson E. Factors associated with hand hygiene practices in two neonatal intensive care units.. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2003; 22(6): 494–499.

I can’t locate this paper, but you need to find it please. It is the third paper

Factors associated with hand hygiene practices in two neonatal intensive care units
BEVIN COHEN, LISA SAIMAN, MD, MPH, JEANNIE CIMIOTTI, RN, MSN AND ELAINE LARSON, RN, PHD

ARTICLE
Reduction of Health Care–Associated Infection Risk
in Neonates by Successful Hand Hygiene Promotion
Carmem Lucia Pessoa-Silva, MD
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