Part4: Research Analysis step 1and 2

Part4: Research Analysis step 1and 2

This week you are going to complete Part 4 of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan as you conduct an analysis of the research article you found in week 5.

Please include:

Your topic

Correct citation of article

Explain how the information will be used in practice

Analyze the article using the Research Analysis Matrix Section

Write 1 paragraph to state if you would recommend the article

Write a 2-3 paragraph summary that describes your approach to peer-reviewed research and strategies that are effective Part4: Research Analysis step 1and 2

Step 1: Research Analysis

Complete the table below

Topic of Interest: Addressing hospital acquired infection
Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI) Guerra-Guerrerro, V., Plazas, P. C., Cameron, B. L., Salas, A. V. S., & Gonzalez, C. G. C. (2020). Understanding the life experience of people on hemodialysis: Adherence to treatment and quality of life. The CANNT Journal, 30(4), 24-32.
Professional Practice Use:

One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concepts presented in the article

The article presents the results of a research study into the life of persons undergoing dialysis with a focus on their adherence to treatment and quality of life. The study identified two themes: embracing the disease and dialysis; and prevention the disease from progressing through the treatment management. The results of the study suggest that patients undergoing dialysis recognize the need for adherence to treatment and quality of life as important aspects of the care. This knowledge is useful for professional nursing and medical practice as it helps the medical personnel to constant assess the care plan and derive self-care and environmental conditions for the patients to ensure better adherence and favorable outcomes.
Research Analysis Matrix

Add more rows if necessary

Strengths of the Research Limitations of the Research Relevancy to Topic of Interest Notes
Primary data was collected in the study through engaging research participants.   Collected primary data that addressed the research objectives. Planning for and collecting primary data ensured that the results addressed the specific research goal and objectives.
Data was collected from both male and female patients.   This ensured that the two genders were represented and the results could be applied to patients of both genders. The data can be generalized for the two genders.
The procedure applied in collecting the data has been well described to include how the participants were recruited.

Part4: Research Analysis step 1and 2


  This helps with validating the research procedure. This is important for replicating the research.
The collected data was subjected to thematic analysis.   The analysis identified recurrent themes. Helped to show the trends occurring among the population.
  Data was collected from 15 patients. This is a small sample and cannot be considered representative of patients undergoing hemodialysis. A larger sample of participants is necessary to ensure that the results are more representative of the population of interest.


The study was conducted in a single facility. Each facility is unique and conducting the study in a single facility means that the research may only be applied in that facility. The study should be conducted in more facilities to make the results more representative of all facilities offering hemodialysis services.


Justification for recommending the article to inform professional practice

Guerra-Guerrerro et al. (2020) would be recommended to inform professional practice. That is because the research applies a scientific approach that attempts to minimize the influence of prejudice and bias in the researcher even as primary data is collected. The scientific approach that is supported by the hermeneutic-phenomenological research methodology can be considered as a standardized and objective approach that improves the value of the results/findings. In applying the scientific approach, there is confidence that the results/findings stick to the facts while limiting the influence of preconceived and personal notions (Parahoo, 2014).


Step 2: Summary of Analysis

A structured approach is applied to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research articles. The first step involves identifying the key words based on the topic of interest. The second step involves conducting a search in databases specific to the area of study. The third step entails looking for clues to indicate that the authors are scholars and researchers. This looks at the credentials and affiliations. The fourth step involves checking for the purpose of the article and if the content is analytical with the aim of creating new knowledge, research based, or merely intended to inform, entertain and persuade. The fifth step entails the structure of the article to include the sections/headings, formatting and length. The final step is checking the publication type, such as a scholarly or academic journal (Parahoo, 2014).Part4: Research Analysis step 1and 2

Two strategies have been identified for finding peer-reviewed articles. The first strategy involves conducting a keywords search in a database specific to the area of study. For instance, PubMed and CINAHL databases are appropriate for conducting a search on nursing and health care topics. The second strategy involves making use of the search settings to refine the search in terms of filtering the publication dates, types, language and country.

An important resource for finding peer reviewed research articles is PubMed. This is a free resource that supports the search and retrieval of literature on health care and nursing subjects. The database contains more than 30 million abstracts and citations with links to the full text articles. Besides that, PubMed facilitates searches in other literature sources to include Bookshelf, PubMed Central (PMC), and MEDLINE (National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2020).


Guerra-Guerrerro, V., Plazas, P. C., Cameron, B. L., Salas, A. V. S., & Gonzalez, C. G. C. (2020). Understanding the life experience of people on hemodialysis: Adherence to treatment and quality of life. The CANNT Journal, 30(4), 24-32.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (2020). PubMed Overview.

Parahoo, K. (2014). Nursing Research: Principles, Process and Issues (3rd ed.). Palgrave Macmillan. Part4: Research Analysis step 1and 2