Research Study On A Nurse Practitioner Operated Diabetic Clinic With A Population Of 2500 Patients

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Research Methodology
Sample Setting and Strategy
The setting for this research proposal study will be a Nurse practitioner operated diabetic clinic with a population of 2,500 patients. A targeted population of older adults from age 45 to 70 years, who have graduated from high school, and were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for greater than 6 months will be used. The inclusion criteria for this research study will be: age 45 years or older, high school graduates, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for 6 months or greater, with a hemoglobin AIC of 7.0 or greater; exclusion criteria would be: age less than 45 years, did not graduate from high school, not diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and a hemoglobin AIC of less than 7.0 (Riley, 2013). Of the 2,500 overall clinic population, 120 patients met the study inclusion criteria, but the sample size was reduced to 30 participants per study group (Riley, 2013). A power analysis was performed which determined that 60 was an adequate sample size (Grove, Burns, & Gray, 2013). A 20% attrition rate was added increasing the sample size to 72 participants. A confidence level of 95%, an alpha (confidence interval) of 0.05, and a standard margin of 5 was used to determine the power analysis (Grove, Burns, & Gray, 2013).
Research Design
A quasi-experimental study, including a pretest and posttest with a comparison group will be the research design utilized (Grove, Burns, & Gray, 2013). Non-probability/non-random convenience sampling will be…
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