Title: RRL#2
Name: [replace this text with your name]
The following questions pertain to: Sanford, J., Townsend-Rocchicciolli,J., Horigan, A., & Hall, P. (2011). A process of decision making by caregivers of family members with heart failure. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 25(1), 55?70.
1) What methods were put in place to ensure that the subjects were giving true informed consent?
2) What was the setting for the study?
3) Was the sample adequate for the research design that was selected?
4) Describe the data collection procedure.
5) What did the authors say about the reliability and validity of their data collection and analysis?
6) What demographic information was reported?
7) What were the variables that were studied?
8) How were the data analyzed after collection? Was there any special software used?
9) Discuss the use of any figures, graphs, and tables. Was the information conveyed in an understandable and meaningful way?
10) Discuss the authors’ conclusions. Do you feel these conclusions are based on the data that they collected?
The following questions pertain to: Schwarz, K., Mion, P., Hudock, D., & Litman, G. (2008). Telemonitoring of heart failure patients and their caregivers: A pilot randomized controlled study. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 23(1), 18?26.
11) What methods were put in place to ensure that the subjects were giving true informed consent?
12) What was the setting for the study?
13) Was the sample adequate for the research design that was selected?
14) Describe the data collection procedure.
15) How did the authors address the reliability and validity of their data collection and analysis of the instruments used?
16) What limitations did the authors face in data collection? How could these have been lessened or minimized?
17) What demographic information was reported by the authors?
18) What were the variables that were studied?
19) Were there any inferential tests used in the analysis of data in this study? If so, what were they?
20) Discuss the use of any figures, graphs, and tables. Was the information conveyed in an understandable and meaningful way?

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