8105-Section 2 of Methods
This week, you will submit a draft of Section 2 of the Methods section of your project. Remember that Section 2 includes the following information:
Instruments: What instruments will you use? What evidence or research exists for the instruments? Have they been determined to be valid or reliable? If so, for what groups? If you are using an instrument or tool that has not been well studied, ensure that you provide evidence to justify its use in your project.
Data Collection: Are there any other points of data that you will be collecting that have not previously been mentioned? The emphasis in this section should be on fully describing specifically what data you will be using in your study. Part of the purpose of doing this is to detect flaws in the plan before they become problems in the research.
Data Analysis Plan: How will you analyze your data? This section should explain in some detail how you will manipulate the data that you assembled to get at the information that you will use to answer your question. When describing statistical tests, ensure that you have specified the appropriate information, such as significance level and type of confidence interval (one or two sided). Additionally, describe what meaning the “output” of any statistical tests will help answer and how it relates to your PICOT/clinical problem.
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To measure the outcomes or variables of this quality improvement project, an established tool will be used. Pre-test and post-test questionnaires will be used to determine the overall scores of the participants. Pre and post-tests questionnaires are mainly used to examine knowledge levels of the chosen participants before and after implementation of the educational intervention (Shivaraju, Manu, Vinaya, & Savkar, 2017). Thus, the pre-test and post-test questionnaires will be used in the project to measure knowledge levels of primary care providers and clinical staff before and after implementation of educational intervention of PAD screening. Using the questionnaires will assist in determining the effectiveness of the proposed intervention in improving screening and early identification of PAD among at-risk patients.
Data Collection Procedures
An interview-based survey questionnaire will be used to collect data from the primary care providers and clinical staff (See Appendix A). Pre-test questionnaire will be used where the participants’ levels will be measured before implementation of the intervention. Also, post-test questionnaire will be used to assess knowledge and awareness levels of participants after implementing educational intervention. The selected primary care providers and clinical staff will complete self-reported questionnaires with multiple choice questions, and their responses will be used to examine their knowledge levels during the start and after implementation of the intervention. The effectiveness of the educational intervention will be determined by comparing pre and post-survey results of each participant.
The data analysis process of this quality improvement project will be a statistical analysis with a paired t-test. Paired t-test is a statistical method mainly used to determine the mean differences between two variables under investigation. The paired t-test assists in testing the hypotheses and to evaluate the differences between two independent groups (Pandis, 2015). In this quality improvement project, the paired t-test will be used to test whether educational intervention improves PAD screening and early identification of at risk patients by determining the mean differences between the pre and post-tests results.
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