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NUR600 Meta-Analysis Assignment
Pederson, S. K. A., Anderson, P. N., Lugo, R. G., Andreassen, M., & Sütterlin, S. (2017). Effects of music on agitation in dementia: A meta-analysis. Front. Psychol., 8, (742) https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00742
Janata, P. (2012). Effects of widespread and frequent personalized music programming on agitation and depression in assisted living facility residents with Alzheimer-type dementia. Music Med. 4, 8–15. https://doi: 10.1177/1943862111430509
Learning Activity Instructions:
Please review the two articles posted (Janata, 2012 and Pederson et al., 2017). The first article by Januta presents an original research study, conducted as a single experiment over a 14-week period at a single clinical site. The second article by Pederson et al. is a secondary analysis that aggregates the data from 12 original intervention studies into a systematic review and new statistical meta-analysis. This assignment asks questions that help you to understand a bit more about the relationship between these 2 different types of research papers.
After reviewing the two studies, please answer the following questions:
1. Describe the inclusion criteria met by the Janata (2012) study that made it appropriate for inclusion in the Peterson et al. (2017) meta-analysis.
2. Explain how the Janata (2019) study contributed to the results of the Pederson et al. (2017) meta-analysis. Provide specific examples.
3. Describe similarities and differences between how the Janata (2012) study and the Pederson et al. (2017) meta-analysis discuss application of their respective results.
4. Describe how the Janata (2012) study identifies implications for future research align or do not align with the Peterson et al. (2017) meta-analysis implications for future research.