Critique of the Study by Sohn and Colleagues, “Simulation-based smoking cessation intervention education for undergraduate nursing students”

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Critique of the Study by Sohn and Colleagues, “Simulation-based smoking cessation intervention education for undergraduate nursing students” In this paper, Sohn and colleagues (2011) study Simulation-based smoking cessation intervention education for undergraduate nursing students will be critiqued with the assistance of Loiselle and Profetto-McGrath’s (2011) book Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research. Title The title of the article is clear and concise. It is only ten words long and clearly states the nature of the study. The population under study is identified, and the issue being considered is included in the title as well. All of these factors contribute in making the title of the article effective. Abstract The main features…show more content…
Several articles were used to explain the underlying motive of the instruments being put in place, such as questionnaires including questions on beliefs about the health benefits of smoking cessation, experience and attitude of smoking cessation intervention, experience of smoking cessation intervention, perceived barriers of smoking cessation intervention, and self-efficacy of smoking cessation intervention. The researchers discovered that the results of this study were found to be consistent with another survey on smoking cessation. The literature in this article summarized existing knowledge on the topic of smoking cessation to complement the results of the study. The authors mention several similar studies, including a survey of 344 Korean nurses and deans or chairs of 44 Korean nursing schools on smoking cessation, and compare the results of previous studies to the results of the study at hand. However, the authors stated that they “were not able to find any previous study exploring the effectiveness of simulation education on smoking cessation intervention” (Sohn, et al., p. 872). With this study being one of the first of its kind to focus specifically on simulation training and smoking cessation, it can help lay a solid basis for a new study. Method Research Design The research design utilized in

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