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Rapid Appraisal of Articles
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Rapid Appraisal of Articles Name Course Instructor’s Name Date Abstract The essay aims to address a two-fold objective to wit: (1) to summarize the articles; and (2) to identify the research elements such as design, methods, population, strengths, and limitations.
323). Data were collected from 85 patients with diabetic ulcers but due to attrition, only 54 patients were analyzed. The result of the study found out that a statistically significant difference (p<0.001) between the gauze and bioactive dressing groups exist as for the number of healed pressure ulcers (p<0.05), indicating that the use of a moist bioactive wound dressing increased the healing rate and saved costs more than the traditional dressings used in the hospitals. The design of the study is quantitative, randomised controlled trial where methods such as exclusion criteria, randomisation, blinding, intervention in the treatment group and standard wound care in the control group, debridement, use of National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) classification scale for pressure ulcers, Wagner scale for diabetic foot ulcers, and use of analysis of variance (ANOVA) and chi-square test in the data analysis were employed in the study. The study population included 1200 inpatients from five major teaching hospitals in Tehran, 85 of which were randomized to the treatment and control group. ...
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