Write a critical appraisal that demonstrates comprehension of two qualitative research studies. Use the "Research
Critique Guidelines – Part 1" document to organize your essay. Successful completion of this assignment requires
that you provide rationale, include examples, and reference content from the studies in your responses.
Use the practice problem and two qualitative, peer-reviewed research article you identified in the Topic 1 assignment
to complete this assignment.
In a 1,000–1,250 word essay, summarize two qualitative studies, explain the ways in which the findings might be
used in nursing practice, and address ethical considerations associated with the conduct of the study.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success
Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the
expectations for successful completion.
It is important for nurses to develop their ability to critique different research articles in order to identify the best evidence for integration into clinical practice. In this regards, this paper is aimed at critiquing two qualitative research articles related to the identified nursing concern of patient fall and identified intervention of using smartphones and smart-watches for fall detection and prevention through patient monitoring.
First Qualitative Article under Critique
The first qualitative article to be critiqued is a study by Boletsis, McCallum, and Landmark (2015).
Background of Study
The study identified dementia as one key problem facing the elderly and a major cause of patient fall. The study established that approximately 35.6 million indiividuals in the world have dementia and that the number would almost double after every 20 years, resulting in approximately 65.7 and 115.4 million people in 2030 and 2050. Most of elderly people with dementia receive home-based care and thus, the study was aimed at establishing the effectiveness of using smart-phone based patient monitoring for prevention of patient fall. As such, the main purpose of the study was to test whether using smartphones for monitoring physical aspects of health among patient with dementia in home-based care would be of any benefit to the patient. The research question for the study was “does smart-watches help in improving patient monitoring for improvement of physical health, including prevention of patient falls?” The study is related to the nursing problem identified and the intervention as well. Please click the icon below to purchase the full solution at $10