lation for this paper shall cover patients 30 years and above who were admitted at the _____hospital from _______ to _______ with a diagnosis of atherosclerosis. Patient files will be thoroughly assessed based on materials relevant to the completion of this study. The sample size for this study shall be computed using Slovin’s formula (N/1+Ne2), where N stands for the total population and e stands for the margin of error which is set at 95% with a 0.05 margin of error. The total population for this paper is ____. And after applying Slovin’s formula, the sample size is pegged at ____.
The diagnosis as indicated in the charts shall cover the following tests which ultimately indicate a diagnosis of atherosclerosis: physical exam, blood tests, EKG, chest x-ray, echocardiography, CT-scan, and stress testing. Physicians involved in the diagnosis shall include a cardiologist, a vascular specialist, and a neurologist.
The selection of samples for this study shall be randomized. All patients fitting the inclusion criteria shall be assigned numbers. Numbers based on the table of random numbers shall be used in order to choose samples until the expected sample size shall be reached.
A total of ____ cases will be selected for this study. They shall be assessed based on how they comply with the eligibility criteria. The names of the patients shall be accessed from the coronary care and intensive care unit logbook which contains all the pertinent details and information on the patients admitted to the unit. Before the data will be collected, their details shall be cross-checked with the records on file.
Before the data or charts shall be accessed, permission from the proper ethical panels shall be gained. A letter addressed to the hospital shall be submitted informing hospital administrators of the research being conducted and the authorization which will be gained from the academe and the student’s professor. The letter shall also request the hospital of