How do pregnant women newly diagnosed with diabetes perceive reporting their blood sugar levels to their healthcare providers during their pregnancy and six weeks postpartum?
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POST 1 (Karly)
A population of interest is a group of people that the researcher wants to learn more information about. The group will be broken down into smaller portions known as the sample UMSL, n.d.). The group that I chose to focus on is pregnant women who are diagnosed with diabetes. The research will show the importance of maintaining glucose levels within normal limits and the effects it may have on the pregnancy. Working in the hospital, the amount of women seen who have been diagnosed with diabetes is more common than you would think.
Target population is when any inferences from the sample refer only to the defined population from which the sample was selected (Banerjee and Chaudhury, 2010). The accessible population is the portion of the population that the researcher has access (UMSL, n.d.). The target population refers to those who the researcher wants to study versus the accessible population which is who is available for the researcher to study. The target population would be all women who are diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy and an accessible population would be women from obstetrician clinic across from the hospital. The information used will be information from those pregnant women’s files who were diagnosed with diabetes. A woman who does not fit the criteria for the study would be the woman who is not diagnoses with diabetes during pregnancy.
The PICO method stands for population, interventions, comparison, and outcome. The first stage when performing evidence-based practice is to develop a question that can be answered by finding evidence supporting the question (Purdue University, 2018). The question that fits the search literature would be: How do pregnant women newly diagnosed with diabetes perceive reporting their blood sugar levels to their healthcare providers during their pregnancy and six weeks postpartum?
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Purdue University. (2018). Evidence based practice: PICO method. Retrieved from
University of Missouri – St. Louis. (n.d.). Populations and sampling. Retrieved from