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In order to obtain the greatest benefit from research, it is necessary to interpret results accurately. The development and application of critical thinking skills is paramount when reading and evaluating research articles, rather than to take the research as fact. The following paper is a critique of a qualitative research article published in 2007 by Journal of Critical Nursing, titled “The Effects of Different Maternal Positions on Non-Stress Test: An Experimental Study”.
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The title “The Effects of Different Maternal Positions on Non-Stress Test: An Experimental Study” (Alus, Okumus, Mete, Guclu, 2007) accurately reflected the content of the article and research study. The abstract remained concise as well as provided more detail to the article. The objectives, background, study design, means of data collection and analysis, results; conclusion, and relevance to clinical practice were all mentioned in a brief paragraph.
The importance of the study was clearly stated, obtaining erroneous results from non-stress tests, when, indeed, the fetus is healthy and well oxygenated. The authors further described the supine position showed the least fetal activity, increased maternal back pain as well as maternal shortness of breath. (Alus, Okumus, Mete, & Serkan, 2007).
The introduction was informative and included additional information into the understanding of decreased fetal movement. Alcohol intake, smoking, certain medications as well as the fetus’ sleep cycle, as well as improper placement of equipment during monitor also contribute to inaccurate results. The authors further explained that inaccurate results can contribute to prolonged hospital stays, anxiety and discomfort to the mother and family members, unnecessary procedures and tests, inappropriate decisions as to the type and timing…...

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