Thesis Question and Theoretical Framework

  1. Help! I need some suggestions for which theoretical framework to use on my thesis. My thesis is looking at the relationship between glucose levels and sternal wound infection rates in post-op open-heart patients. It doesn't have to be a nursing theory...just any theoretical framework. Thanks
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  3. by   WashYaHands
    Is there a theory that is personally compatible and useful to you in your practice? I'd start with analyzing that one as a framework. A theory that I might use may not be practical for everyone. Kind of like trying to cram a size 8 foot into a size 5 shoe. Interesting study, do you have a hypothesis?

  4. by   Q.
    Hmmm. Tough question. There are probably a bunch of frameworks you could use, it's just a matter of finding the right one.
    Let me do some review of some theories and get back to you.
  5. by   WashYaHands
    Would a systems theory work? Gestalt theory is a non-nursing systems theory. B. Neuman systems model is a nursing offspring of Gestalt.
  6. by   semstr
    what about good "old" Orem? or Roper?
    These 2 ladies are always good to get started with papers.
    Their daily activities sum it up quite nicely. Then you can always go "deeper"
    Good luck! Renee
  7. by   Q.
    I think Neuman might be a good suggestion.