Trouble Identifying Sampling Design

  1. I am having trouble identifying the sampling design used in this study.


    "Transplant recipients living in a Midwestern metropolitan area were recruited through clinician referral, direct mailings from patient advocacy groups, and brochures placed in outpatient clinics and pharmacies.
    Inclusion criteria were a function- ing solid-organ transplant (ie, kidney, kidney/pancreas, pancreas, lung, liver, heart, or heart-lung), age 18 years or older, ability to read and write English, and willingness to attend classes.
    To avoid the confounding effects of surgical recovery, patients were at least 6 months posttransplant. Exclusions were being medically unstable or on dialysis, having serious preexisting mental health issues, or having previously practiced MBSR."


    Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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  3. by   Boomer MS, RN
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    I am having trouble identifying the sampling design used in this study.


    "Transplant recipients living in a Midwestern metropolitan area were recruited through clinician referral, direct mailings from patient advocacy groups, and brochures placed in outpatient clinics and pharmacies.
    Inclusion criteria were a function- ing solid-organ transplant (ie, kidney, kidney/pancreas, pancreas, lung, liver, heart, or heart-lung), age 18 years or older, ability to read and write English, and willingness to attend classes.
    To avoid the confounding effects of surgical recovery, patients were at least 6 months posttransplant. Exclusions were being medically unstable or on dialysis, having serious preexisting mental health issues, or having previously practiced MBSR."


    Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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  4. by   magnolia nurse
    The sample design is usually discussed in the methodology section of the article.
    Go to google scholar and pull up the FULL article, so you can review it .. if you can't find it there go to your school library online and look for the article.
  5. by   heybro
    woops
  6. by   lalalaine
    From what you described, you were very specific on the criteria of choosing your sample, so it definitely wasn't random. You can put your samples in clusters according to 1)age / age range; 2)type of organ transplant done; 3)gender; 4) facility where the transplant was done, etc. There are so many ways you can classify your sample. I think it would be best for you to decide how you want to proceed and how you would organize your samples, then work from there.

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