NR715 week 4 Qualitative Article Critique


The purpose of this discussion is for you to search for qualitative evidence that contributes to practice change and improvement of a National Practice Problem. You will be proficient in research critique when using the Johns Hopkins Appraisal Tool. You will gain experience in judging qualitative research for applicability to the practice problem. The critique of research focuses on potential solutions and interventions to improve outcomes.


  1. Conduct a search of the Chamberlain library to find a single source of qualitative research on the National Practice Problem selected in Week 3. Be sure to use the most recent evidence available (within the past 5 years).
  2. The qualitative source of evidence you select must be a single source of evidence. Systematic reviews and mixed-methods are not permitted for this assignment.
  3. Present the written reference and permalink for the article selected.
  4. Summarize the article to include the method, design, aim/purpose, sample size and sample type, key findings/results, level, and quality grade.
  5. Describe the value of the qualitative research findings related to the National Practice Problem.
  6. Attach the completed Johns Hopkins Appraisal Tool to the discussion.


Wild, S. H., Hanley, J., Lewis, S. C., McKnight, J. A., McCloughan, L. B., Padfield, P. L., … & McKinstry, B. (2016). Supported telemonitoring and glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes: Telescot diabetes pragmatic multicenter randomized controlled trial. PLoS medicine13(7), e1002098.

The national problem identified is poor management of type 2 diabetes mellitus among the patients. This study sought to explore if the viewing of telemetrically transmitted self-monitored glucose results by the healthcare professional would help in improving the glycemic control among the people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes. The researcher selected the randomized controlled trial design. This is a research method where the study participants are randomly assigned to either control or the intervention group. …..