Analyzing The Attitudes Of Patients Towards Diabetes Education Essay

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In this articles critique, two articles are evaluated; one using qualitative and the second using quantitative research approaches. Particularly, it contrasts information gathered because of using the approaches, advantages and disadvantages of the two approaches and a response to the claim that qualitative research is not real science.
Schäfer, I., Pawels, M., Küver, C., Pohontsch, N. J., Scherer, M., van den Bussche, H., & Kaduszkiewicz, H. (2014). Strategies for Improving Participation in Diabetes Education: A Qualitative Study; PLoS ONE, 9(4), 1-7.
The study sought to analyze the attitudes of patients towards diabetes education so that barriers so as to outline challenges to their participation and develop strategies to improve patient education. The study uses a borrowed framework from other fields since the authors fail to mention a theoretical framework. The qualitative study uses structured interviews where only eighteen participants take part. Using the technique, the authors make recommendations that include encouraging patients to take part in education based on the content, level, and methodology (Schäfer et al., 2014).
Fortuna, E., Camey, M., Macy, M., Stanley, R., Younger, J., & Bradin, S. (2009). Accuracy of non-contact infrared thermometry versus rectal thermometry in young children evaluated in the emergency department for fever. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 07 (017), 1-4.
The above study sought to determine the accuracy of using non-contact
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