TEMPLATE 8-2 Journal: Article Review

IHP 525: Biostatistics

Directions: For many of these responses, if you received positive feedback from prior journal entries, you may use information from previous submissions.

Do NOT modify the table properties. If there is a separate box associated with each article, then the responses should be specific to each article (responses should not be the same in each box). (Do NOT combine boxes in the same row, unless it was done for you.)

Student Name:

Article pairing option (write the number 1, 2, or 3):

Article 1 Article 2
Article Citation

(Copy and paste relevant citation from list on the last page of this template. This should be the same article pairing you selected in week 2 and all subsequent journal entries.)

What is the topic of each article?
Why is the topic in each article relevant to a healthcare professional?
How could biostatistics be used to answer the health question in general?
Why did you choose this pairing over the others?
How can the article inform decision making in healthcare?
What are the major findings of each article?

(This consists of providing one or two concise sentences about the RESULTS of the study. Do NOT merely restate the topic.)

How do biostatistical calculations support the findings? (Include AT LEAST ONE specific statistical analysis technique or method. Some examples include t-tests, regression, etc.)
Why did the authors select the statistical methods they did?
Explain a difference in the statistical methods or data collection methods between the articles.
Explain a similarity in the statistical methods or data collection methods between the articles.
Explain a strength of each study. (This should be your positive critique on the analysis performed. It should NOT restate the results of the study.)
Explain a limitation of each study.
Conclusion. Discuss (1) implications AND (2) areas for future research.

Option 1


Valiee, S., Fathi, M., Hadizade, N., Roshani, D., & Mahmoodi, P. (2016). Evaluation of feasibility and safety of changing body position after transfemoral angiography: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 34 (Vascular Disease Risk Factors), 106–115.



Chair, S., Thompson, D., & Li, S. (2007). The effect of ambulation after cardiac catheterization on patient outcomes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16(1), 212–214.

Option 2


Grunfeld, E., Coyle, D., Whelan, T., Clinch, J., Reyno, L., Earle, C. C., & . . . Glossop, R. (2004). Family caregiver burden: Results of a longitudinal study of breast cancer patients and their principal caregivers. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 170(12), 1795–1801.



Reblin, M., Donaldson, G., Ellington, L., Mooney, K., Caserta, M., & Lund, D. (2016). Spouse cancer caregivers’ burden and distress at entry to home hospice: The role of relationship quality. Journal Of Social And Personal Relationships, 33(5), 666-686.


Option 3


Doering, L. V., McKinley, S., Riegel, B., Moser, D. K., Meischke, H., Pelter, M. M., & Dracup, K. (2011). Gender-specific characteristics of individuals with depressive symptoms and coronary heart disease. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care, 40(3), e4–e14.



Frazier, L., Yu, E., Sanner, J., Liu, F., Udtha, M., Cron, S., & . . . Bogaev, R. C. (2012). Gender differences in self-reported symptoms of depression among patients with acute coronary syndrome. Nursing Research & Practice, 1-5.