Qualitative Critique

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Qualitative Critique Review The research article, “ Perceptions of patient-provider communication in breast and cervical cancer-related care: A qualitative study of low-income English and Spanish- speaking women. The article is qualitative study because its aim is to explore perceptions of Spanish-speakers who experience a experience a combination of patient-provider language concordance and discordance through the care continuum. It uses direct quotations of the participants to explain its findings. Melissa Simon, Daiva Ragas, Narissa Nonzee, Ava Phisuthikul , Thanh Luu, XinQi Dong, who are the authors of article, collected and analyzed the data. Therefore, which makes it a primary sources. This paper will summarize the article; analyze…show more content…
Descriptive theories accounts for and thoroughly describe a phenomenon. The framework of the Chronic Care Model and elements of the socio-ecological Model guided the development of the interview guide. The purpose of the study was to explore patient perceptions of patient-provider communication in cervical cancer related care among low-income English-and Spanish speaking women. The research design used in this research article is ethnographic research. Ethnographic research is a type of qualitative research that studies cultures. The culture under study was low-income English and Spanish speaking women, who had an abnormal screening test or diagnosis of cervical cancer.
Sampling Plan The study had 78 participants who were selected by purposive sampling. The process of sampling required women who were English and Spanish- speaking, who were receiving follow-up care after they had an abnormal screening test or a diagnosis of cervical cancer. Inclusive criteria included low-income, uninsured or underinsured ethnic minority women. Exclusive criteria included women who were had been previously treated for cancer, under the age of 18, who were institutionalized and mentally impaired.
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The first limitation identify by the research is that the researchers were unable to assess the Spanish language proficiency of the language-concordant providers or the actual quality of the interpretation. Secondly, the health literacy of the Key informants were not formally analyzed as a potential confounding variable and functional health literacy may play a role in health information exchange and patient comprehension. Thirdly, clinical support staff may have affected perceived quality of or satisfaction with patient with patient-provider
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