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Author Hittle, Shannon, author

Title Research design : challenges in examining neonatal abstinence syndrome / Shannon Hittle, Sharon Kirkby, Cheryl Monturo
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019
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Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary Research studies do not always produce the desired results. Our hypothesis was that prone positioning would positively affect the medical course of a baby suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome. As the neonatal abstinence syndrome population is on the rise, we did not foresee any issues with enrollment numbers. Basing our enrollment goal on retrospective data from the previous year, 50 babies treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome, we calculated our sample size to be 45. Our project was slow to enroll due to low numbers of babies meeting study inclusion criteria. We closed the project due to low enrollment, and we were prompted to consider why our numbers were so low. Our project quickly changed direction, not answering our original question, but opening a new list of questions. Out of a project going in one direction, for which we still do not have an answer, we now have many avenues to explore. The lesson learned is that no research is a failure, but may just be a door opening to answer a new question or questions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Drug abuse in pregnancy -- Research -- Case studies.
Drug withdrawal symptoms -- Case studies.
Fetus -- Effect of drugs on -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Kirkby, Sharon, author
Monturo, Cheryl, author
ISBN 152648501X
9781526485014 (ebook)