What implications does this research have for clinical practice?What methods were used to assess reliability of the instruments in this study? Comment on the adequacy of the instruments’ reliability.

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Walker, L.O., & Kim, M. (2002). Psychosocial thriving during late pregnancy: Relationship to ethnicity, gestational weight gain, and birth weight. JOGNN, 31, 263-274. THIS IS DUE 3/27/15
Link to Article – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.hsclib.sunysb.edu/doi/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2002.tb00048.x/pdf. This link is active and will lead you to the article. (It worked when I checked it on 1/8)

Read the above listed study. This study is available in the HSC library at http://www.hsclib.sunysb.edu/ under “find”, “e-journals” or by clicking the link above. Utilize your readings from Modules 1- 4 to answer the following questions in relation to this study. Paper must be written in APA Format, 6th Edition. Spelling, style, format and grammatical accuracy will be graded. You are expected to include references and a reference list at the end of your paper.
Groups should contain 5 members. Each individual must use a different color pen so that I can evaluate each contribution to the overall paper, however, all members of the group will receive the same final score.

Please create as a WORD document – or the equivalent in Apple Computers – and attach to this assignment. Working directly in this assignment removes the editing (Spell check, etc) and obscures APA formatting.
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1. What type of research design was used in this study?

2. Which concept or theory did the author utilize to frame her study?

3. What methods were used to assess reliability of the instruments in this study? Comment on the adequacy of the instruments’ reliability. NOTICE: this question is asking for comments about reliability of the tools or instruments. This is NOT the same thing as validity. You do not need to comment on the reliability of the results.

4. List major research questions that were tested in this study. Identify the primary variables for each research question as dependent or independent. Research questions should be considered individually. Whether variables are dependent or independent may vary according to the question asked.

5. Write operational definitions for each variable and indicate the level of measurement as used (e.g. nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio).

6. How do the results fit with previous research in this area?

7. What implications does this research have for clinical practice?

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Walker, L.O., & Kim, M. (2002). Psychosocial thriving during late pregnancy: Relationship to ethnicity, gestational weight gain, and birth weight. JOGNN, 31, 263-274.


 

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