Research Study On A Nurse Practitioner Operated Diabetic Clinic With A Population Of 2500 Patients
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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…show more content… The rational for this selection is that quasi-experimental designs are used to determine the effects of an intervention, such as diabetes group office visits on participants receiving and not receiving this intervention (Grove, Burns, & Gray, 2013). Even though convenience sampling is known to be a weak method of sampling due to its lack of bias control, it can work significantly well when knowledge and care is used to perform a study (Grove, Burns, & Gray, 2013).
Extraneous Variables Extraneous variables are variables that are not desired by the researcher, but they influence the relationship of the study variables (Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research, 2010). In order to properly interpret study results, the goal of the research design is to control these variables (Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research, 2010). A study environment that is not controlled introduces extraneous variables, so it is important to have an environment that is equal to all participants (Grove, Burns, & Gray, 2013). An example of an extraneous variable in this study would be previous diabetes knowledge, because level of education is an important extraneous variable (Grove, Burns, & Gray, 2013). It would be ideal if all participants had the same education level. An