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Nursing Research Practice Test

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1.  A nurse who reads research articles and incorporates research findings into nursing practice would demonstrate which of the following research roles?
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2.  Florence Nightingale is most noted for which of the following contributions to nursing research?
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3.  Which of the following historical events had a major impact on the funding for nursing research?
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4.  An example of inductive reasoning is:
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5.  Quantitative and qualitative research approaches are particularly useful in nursing because they:
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6.  Which of the following types of research involve at least some control by the researcher to implement the study treatment?
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7.  In which type of research is there high researcher control, random sampling, and laboratory setting?
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8.  Benner (1984) emphasizes the importance of acquiring clinical knowledge and expertise through:
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9.  What category of research is suggested by the following research question?"Does telephone follow-up by nurses improve patients' compliance with their medication regimens?"
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10.  A researcher investigates the effect of frequency of position change on healing of decubitus ulcers. The study would be described as:
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11.  Applied research seeks to solve a clinical problem in which setting?  
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12.  A researcher designs a study that uses a random sampling method to decrease the likelihood of bias in the study sample. This strategy was used to implement:
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13.  Which of the following definitions best describes rigor in quantitative research?
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14.  A researcher is interested in studying stress and coping in caregivers of elderly stroke victims. The researcher designs a study where data collection takes place in the caregiver's home. This would be an example of which type of research setting?
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15.  Problem identification in the research process would be equivalent to which step in the nursing process?
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16.  The plan in the problem-solving process is equivalent to which step in the research process?
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17.  The research process differs from the nursing process on which of the following?
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18.  Which of the following would identify the specific aim or goal of the study based on the identified problem?
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19.  Research subjects in a study of quality of life (QOL) in liver transplant recipients were asked to complete a questionnaire about their experiences following transplantation. Which of the following would be a likely assumption the researcher made in relation to this study?
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20.  Before implementing a large, multisite research investigation, a researcher conducts a smaller study of the planned study to identify any problematic areas. This smaller study is known as a(n):
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21.  The researcher uses which portion of the research report to capture the reader's attention?
22.  The sentence "The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between health beliefs and breast self-examination" would most likely be found in which section of a research report?
23.  The initial and one of the most significant steps in conducting the research process is:
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24.  The purpose statement should identify the study variable(s) and what other key aspect of the study?
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25.  One important source for identification of a research problem would be:
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26.  In the literature report of a study on quality of life, the researcher describes two previous investigations suggesting that spirituality is related to quality of life. This information suggests the current study is significant because it:
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27.  Feasibility is determined by examining which of the following? 
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28.  In a research proposal, the investigator notes that written permission has been obtained from three local hospitals to access patients for the proposed study. This is an example of what aspect of a study?
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29.  A research hypothesis:
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30.  The statement "This study explores the experience of caregiving by adult daughters of parents with Alzheimer disease" is an example of which of the following?
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31.  What type of hypothesis is the following? "Normal saline flush with heparin is more effective than normal saline flush alone in maintaining patency of an intermittent intravenous site."
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32.  What type of hypothesis is the following?"Cancer patients who receive music therapy complain less frequently of pain and require less pain medication than cancer patients not receiving music therapy." 
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33.  What type of hypothesis is the following? "Low-fat diet is related to lower total cholesterol and higher HDL (high-density lipoprotein)." 
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34.  The dependent variable is:
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35.  Identify the independent variable in the following hypothesis:"Cancer patients who receive music therapy complain less frequently of pain and require less pain medication than cancer patients not receiving music therapy." 
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36.  Hypotheses: "Structured preoperative support is more effective in reducing surgical patients' perception of pain and request for analgesics than structured postoperative support." Question: "Request for analgesics" is the:
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37.  Hypotheses: "Structured preoperative support is more effective in reducing surgical patients' perception of pain and request for analgesics than structured postoperative support." Question: "Perception of pain" is the:
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38.  Hypotheses: "Structured preoperative support is more effective in reducing surgical patients' perception of pain and request for analgesics than structured postoperative support." Question: "Type of support" is
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39.  Hypotheses: "Structured preoperative support is more effective in reducing surgical patients' perception of pain and request for analgesics than structured postoperative support." This hypothesis is
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40.  The statement below is an example of which of the following? "In this study, pain is reflected as a score between 0 and 10 on the Post-operative Pain Rating Scale."
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41.  In which section of the research report might the problem statement be located?
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42.  The literature review section of a research report might include a summary of which of the following?
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43.  Which of the following represents a primary source?
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44.  At what point is the literature review conducted in a qualitative investigation?
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45.  Which of the following types of information is consistently covered in a quantitative literature review? 
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46.  The primary purpose for reviewing relevant literature is to:
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47.  A crucial resource for researchers conducting a literature review would be:
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48.  Which numbers are even
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49.  Which of the following indexes would provide the largest number of relevant nursing sources?
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50.  A critical aspect of beginning a database search for relevant literature on a topic of interest involves identifying:
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51.  In the following APA formatted reference, what does the 21 refer to? Harris, R. M., Bausell, R. B., Scott, D. E.,Hetherington, S. E., & Kavanagh, K. H. (1998). An intervention for changing high-risk HIV behaviors of African American drug-dependent women. Research in Nursing and Health, 21(3), pp. 239-250.
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52.  What is the arrow pointing to?
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53.  One advantage of an integrative review of research is that: 
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54.  A study framework reflects the:
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55.  A researcher theorizes that walking three times per week will minimize the likelihood of premature labor in at-risk pregnant women. The researcher initiates a research program to test this theory. This research study is attempting to validate what aspect of theory?
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56.  Which of the following is true about theoretical frameworks used in research?
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57.  "Abstract" is defined in research as:
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58.  Which of the following is true about the relationship between a study framework and the hypotheses?
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59.  The framework and conceptual map for a study: 
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60.  Which of the following represents the most concrete term?
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61.  Conceptual definitions are important because: 
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62.  In the research report, a theoretical statement:
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63.  Which relationship diagram below best represents the following hypothesis?"Conventional gauze dressings cause fewerskin changes in wound sites than dohydrocolloid or hydroactive dressings."
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64.  Which of the following responses best describes the relational statement that is diagrammed below? Pain perception <------- (+) --------> Anxiety
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