Thispaper will discuss the relevance correlational design and how it is used in allareas of research. It will briefly describe the two chosen research articlesthat were selected. Including the description of the results of the studies andthe correlational relationship reported. And explain the strengths andlimitations of using a correlational design in each of the studies.
The first research article that Iwas focus on is from Evaluating theValidity of a Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring for Adolescents;Correlational Design (2015). During this experiment 84 teens between theages 13 and 17 who has asthma, were asked to try out this device known asAutomated Device for Asthma Monitoring (ADAM). This device (ADAM) was designedto evaluate the validity of the device using spirometer data, fractionalexhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), existing measures of asthma symptoms/control andhealth care utilization data, and to examine the sensitivity and specificity ofthe device in discrimination asthma cases from nonasthma cases (Rhee, Belyea,Sterling, & Bocko, 2015). During the study the teens were recordedround the clock for seven days.
The purpose was for the ADAM to record thefrequency of coughing throughout the day during the trail period that lastedseven days. Pearson correlation and multiple regression were used to examinethe relationships between ADAM data and asthma control, quality of life, andhealth care utilization at the time of the from the seven day trial then threemonths later. ROC (receiver operating characteristic) curve analysis wasconducted to examine sensitivity and specificity based on the are under thecurve (AUC) as an indicator of the device’s capacity to discriminate betweenasthma versus nonasthma cases (Rhee, Belyea, Sterling, & Bocko, 2015). The ADAM concluded that this devicewould be very helpful to use as a symptom-monitoring device for teens.
The datathat was collected found that the device predicts asthma morbidity and qualityof life for the near future (Rhee, Belyea, Sterling, & Bocko, 2015). Thedevice monitored the patterns of cough early detection of worsening asthma andhas the potential for preventing serious and costly future consequences forasthma. The second study I wanted to discussis Risk factors for Child abuse:quantitative correlational design (2014). This study was design to identifydifferent risk factors used during suspected child abuse at a hospital. Thestudy involved 114 cases of children that were abused in some type of way thatwas reported.
Although the period of time that was used was not identifiedduring this study. It was noted that physical abuse was found to have the mostreported of all the types of abuse. Most victims of sexual abuse were femaleand at least half the cases of neglect and physical abuse were attributed toparents. The nurses identified most cases in the emergency room. Children olderthan 10 were more susceptible to physical abuse and neglect (Ben-Natan, Sharon,Barbashov, Minasyan, Hanukayev, Kajdan, & Klein-Kremer, 2014). Both cases that I chose were basedoff of things related to children.
I thought that it was important to find outwhat studies and research has been done; to find out and help our children livea much safer life. I think that the correlational design used in the study usedin both studies has its strengths and limitations. In the first study using theADAM device would to able to get children help and/or help parent’s identifywhen an asthma attack is brewing, so that the right measures are taken to helpget the breathing under control. I don’t believe that the correlational designhad any limitations in the ADAM study because; it used both nonasthma teens andthose with asthma, which gave a great finding when coming to the conclusion.During the second case study the correlational design had its strengths andlimitations; one strength was being able to identify abuse at first hand. Manychildren are fearful of the abuser, which hinders them from telling the truth.As a nurse or doctor it is important to identify abuse without having toquestion a child on what really happen. I think the biggest limitation is nothaving a resolution to the problem yes Child Protected Services are in place toprotect children from abuse.
But at what cost they have guidelines that has tobe followed in hopes that it is not to late for the child.ReferenceRhee,H., Belyea, M. J., Sterling, M., & Bocko, M. F.
(2015). Evaluating theValidity of a an Asthma Monitoring for Adolescents: Correlational Design. Journal Of Medical Internet Research,17(10), e234. doi:10.2196/jmir.4975Ben-Natan,M., Sharon, I.
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, Kajdan, D., -Kremer, A. (2014). Risk Factor for Child Abuse: QuantitativeCorrelational Design. Journal OfPediatric Nursing, 29220-227.