The quality of the abstract for Imes, Dougherty, Pyper and Sullivan (2011) is poor. According to Groves, Burns and Gray (2013) an abstract should be a clear and concise summary of the study. This abstract contains less than 100 words and lacks recommended information by Groves et al. for quantitative studies to appropriately fulfill the clarity for a quality abstract. The intro does not have a stated problem or framework. The methodology of the study contains a weak design and has a very small sample size with no identified analysis methods. The results of the study do not contain interesting findings. The results only refer to identified themes of their research. The conclusion is clearly stated but does not focus on nursing implications. There is no further research recommendations stated. I feel that the abstract does not convey the actual quality of the article.
Grove, S. K., Burns, N., & Gray, J. R. (2013). The practice of nursing research appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (7th ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders.
Imes, C. C., Dougherty, C. M., Pyper, G., & Sullivan, M. D. (2011). Descriptive study of partners’ experiences of living with severe heart failure. Heart & Lung, 40(3), 208-216
What is the purpose in the Houck et al. (2011) study and what is the purpose for the Imes et al. (2011) study?
The purpose of the Houck, Kendal, Miller, Morrell and Wiebe (2011) study is to examine and analyze young adolescents with ADHD cognitive self-image (self-concept) and the relationship of behavioral problems. They examine predicted self-concepts scores with regards to age, ethnicity, gender and behavioral problems (Houck et al., 2011, p. 240).
The purpose of the Imes, Dougherty, Pyper and Sullivan (2011) study focused on partners of heart failure patients classified as functional levels 3 or 4 of the New York Heart Association