I am having difficulty creating a question with this data. I am to create a presentation that is an hour and a half long. So I am thinking of formulating one broad question with three sub questions. Can someone help me? Thank you.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:09 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Please refer to attached file response (also presented below). I hope this helps and take care.
For a question like this, first, you need to examine the data to see if there are any interesting patterns, relationships or trends that emerge. From these patterns, relationships or trends questions often come to mind.
For example, as I looked at this particular data set, the first two things I noticed were that most of the outbreaks occurred in the first two locations (Long Term Care Facility and Seniors Lodge) and of the same type of outbreak Norovirus). Obviously, there is a relationship between location type and the number and type of outbreak. The questions that come to mind were things like, Why is this? What can account for the relationship between location type and the number and type of outbreaks? What is it about these two types of facilities or locations that increases the number of outbreaks and the type of outbreaks? What is the relationship between location of the outbreaks and the number of outbreaks? What causes this high rate of outbreaks in Long Term Facilities and Seniors Lodge, as compared to the lower rates in community and private locations? What implications does this have on quality care for our seniors?
From a medical standpoint, Can we isolate the cause of the outbreak by looking at the type of environment that fosters the outbreak (i.e., Norovirus Infection with the exception of a few) (i.e., what type of environment feed the norovirus infection and what safety measures could the health care facility take to prevent this type of outbreak in the future?). The hospital outbreaks were fewer in number, but interestingly the same organism was identified (Norovirus Infection). What does this mean, is anything? Although age seems to be a factor on the surface, since the type location seems to be significant, the outbreaks may be more a function of the location (i.e., Long Term Care Facility and Seniors Lodge) than of age, per se. Interestingly, under the category Community, there are very few outbreaks that occurred. Are the outbreaks a function of carelessness and poor quality care as a function of age? One has to wonder if this trend reflects the larger societal question, are our seniors being abused in long term care facilities?
Take a look at the dataset, there may other things that jump out at you. Interesting, swimming pools had no outbreaks, with schools and camps with very few outbreaks as well. Hotels and food services had several outbreaks (with a variety of organisms identified).
FINAL COMMENTS. I hope this gives you some ideas for types of questions to use for your presentation. Be sure to look at the dataset yourself, though, as things that jump out at me may not be the same for you. Good luck with your presentations and take care.
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