PH 212 Part C METHODOLOGY
Methodology is an important part of the overall research process in order to carry out theappropriate methods, relevant study design, methods of data collection and selecting a population.
A descriptive study will be used since it is trying to understand events that are occurringin the present (lack of effective communication in hospitals) and the relationship with patients. A survey research will be used as a study design since it examines the frequencyand the relationship between variables which is lack effective communication of inhospitals.
The study population will be the radiology staff of CWM and Lautoka hospital with theinclusion of the patients of the radiology department that undergoes certain radiologicalexaminations (including the ward patients as well as general outpatients).For the staff, the inclusion criteria will be that they have a minimum of two years of work experience. They must be actively involved in patient communication. Staffs that are infiling area and reception area will also be included since they are the first ones seen buythe patientsFor patients, the inclusive criteria should be how informative the radiology staffs are tothem and how much to they understand form the procedures undertaken. A simplerandom sampling technique will be used where all staff will be included andapproximately 150 patients including hospital inpatient and outpatients.
Data collected will be through interviews since it has high response rates with highvalidity. Interviews will be done individually by face to face with the patients as well asthe radiology staff. Data will be collected through oral questionnaires since it is difficultfor some people to read and write.The questionnaires will be created by using a simple and well understood questionsrelated to the study so that is simple for the patients to understand and give an appropriateanswer. Questions asked will include:
The number of times x rays have been performed on them?
Were they aware about radiation
How effective was the interaction with the assisting staff
How many cases are done on average by 1 staff in a day?