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Determinant factors contributing to cancellation of elective patients at Kenyatta National Hospital Main Theatre

Team Research Project

In Kenyatta National Hospital Main Theatre

By

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Supervisor: .

Study Submitted To ... As Partial Fulfillment For The Award Of Certificate .. June, 2012.

DECLARATION We the undersigned declare that this project . Signature Signature Date Date

.. Signature Date

The project has been submitted with my approval as the candidates Supervisor Name: Signature: . Date:

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DEDICATION We dedicate this research study to..

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We acknowledge the .

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEFINITION OF TERMS USED IN THE STUDY v

(Define the key terms in your proposal)

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS vi

(Give the full meaning of the abbreviations used like KNH...)

ABSTRACT (Can be structured or Nonstructured) Introduction: vii

Objective: Methods: Results: Conclusions and recommendations:

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CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background


(Give the background of the study - from global point of view to the local view KNH)

1.2 PROBLEM STATEMENT


(State the real problem of your study e.g. cancellation has been seen to cause .)

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JUSTIFICATION ( Give a Convincing statement as to why the study has to be done, Who will benefit from the study)

1.4 1.4.1 1.4.2

OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY ( State Smart objectives in line with your title ) Broad Objectives Specific Objectives

1.5 1.6

RESEARCH QUESTIONS ( Should be in line with the objectives ) HYPOTHESIS ( Should be in line with the Questions)

CHAPTER TWO (Organize your literature as per the specific objectives ) 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3.1 2.4 2.5 LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER THREE 3.0 RESEARCH METHODLOGY 3.1 3.2 3.3 Study Design ( How you are going to do ) Study Area ( Where you will do the study ?) Study Population ( Who will be involved ?)

3.4 Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria ( How will you select the participants ?) 3.4.1. Inclusion Criteria 3.4.2 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8.1 3.9 Exclusion Criteria Sample Size (What is the size of your study group) Sampling Methods ( How will you get the sample) Study Instruments ( What will you use to collect data?) Data Collection Procedure ( How will you collect the data ?) Pilot Study/ Pretesting of Study Instruments Data Management and Analysis ( How will you analyze the data)

3.10 Ethical Considerations ( Who will give you permission to carry out your study) 3.11 Expected Limitation ( What may limit you in the study)

REFERENCES ( Indicate the sites which you got the background information and literature)

APPENDICES Appendix 1: LETTER TO ETHICS

Appendix 2: Consent Explanation Our names are . students taking ... We are conducting a research study on ..................................................................at KNH. It involves You are free to withdraw voluntary from the study without victimization and for any clarification contact the researcher . I have read and fully understood that my participation is voluntary and that I may refuse to participate or withdraw my consent without victimization I hereby consent to take part in the study Participants signature Date ..

Research signature Date

Appendix 3: Research Questionnaire

Budget Item RESEARCHER Unit Required Cost For Each Unit Total Cost

STATIONARY

Research assistant Photocopying Binding Sub -Total Miscellaneous (10% of sub-total ) Grand Total

Time Frame

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Year Activities Months Proposal Development Approval of proposal By KNH/UON ERC Pre-testing questionnaires data collection Data Analysis and and

report writing Submission of report and Dissemination of the results

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