Assignment : Research Proposal Draft
Write 2-page paper addressing the sections below of the research proposal.
• Data Analysis Plans
o Describe plan for data analysis for demographic variables (descriptive statistical tests).
o Describe plan for data analysis of study variables (descriptive and inferential statistical tests).
Assignment Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Data analysis plan for demographic variables is appropriate and fully explained. 10
Data analysis plan for study variables is appropriate and fully explained. 15
Followed APA guidelines for writing style, spelling and grammar, and citation of sources. 5
Problem statement : To lessen the caregivers burden with the nurse intervention
The research question is: Can guidelines designed by a NP specialized in gerontology lessen the burden of caregivers?
The hypothesis is: Caregivers of the patients with dementia will show less burden and improved management of these patients after the nurse intervention.
The dependent variable is the caregivers burden.
The independent variables are age, gender, and the educational level demographic variables).
The extraneous variables that could harm the study can be that one or more participants abandon the study for reasons of sickness, death, or personal problems, or simply because they are not willing to continue being involved in the project.
The well-constructed Zarit Burden Interview is an instrument that measures the level of Burden experienced by caregivers who care for demented patients. Caregiving within the family entails tremendous constraints in terms of freedom and finances along with the emotional stress of dealing with a loved one that makes us feel bound to a person that no longer understand anything and place the caregivers in social isolation. It is therefore important to assess the burden sustained by caregivers to identify theirc burden levels to provide these persons with the proper intervention to lessen their heavy load. Factors such as dementia degrees of severity, duration of caregiving time, social support, and strategies to cope with the disease can be measured (Seng, Luo, Ng, Lim, Chionh, Goh, & Yap, 2010).
The Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) is a 22-item instrument for measuring the caregivers perceived burden of providing family care. The Burden Interview has been especially made to reflect the stress experienced by the caregiver of demented patient. It can be completed by caregivers themselves or as part of an interview. Caregivers are asked to respond to a series of 22 questions about the impact of the patients disabilities on their life (Seng et al., 2010). The 22 items are assessed on a 5 point ranging from 0 = never, 1= rarely, 2= sometimes, 3= quite frequently, 4= nearly always. Item scores are added up to give total score ranging from 0 to 88 with higher score indicating greater burden. Estimations on the degree of burden and be made from preliminary findings. These are 0-20 Little or no burden, 21-40 mild to moderate burden, 41-60 moderate to severe burden, and 61-88 severe burden (Zarit, 1980).
Seng, B. K., Luo, N., Ng, W. Y., Lim, J., Chionh, H. L., Goh, J., & Yap, P. (2010). Validity and reliability of the Zarit Burden Interview in assessing caregiving burden. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 39(10), 758.
Zarit, S. H. (1980). Relatives of the impaired elderly: Correlates of feelings of burden. Gerontologist, 20(6), 649.
From your textbook, The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence, read:
• Introduction to Statistical Analysis
• Using Statistics to Describe Variables
• Using Statistics to Examine Relationships
• Using Statistics to Predict
Grove, S. G., Burns, N., Gray, J. (2013). The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence (7th Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Sounders.