Efforts were taken to devise the questions to be a neutral without taking any one side for the research. Informing the respondents helped to motivate them to perform better than their counter parts and therefore, increase validity of the obtained responses. Similarly, to ensure ethical soundness in analysing secondary data, proper guidelines of citation and anti-plagiarism were followed with strict adherence.This chapter of the dissertation presents an elaborated discussion of the responses obtained through the questionnaire. For each question, the obtained responses have been compared and contrasted with respect to the sample classification of junior and senior nurses, as explained in the chapter above. When elaborating on the responses gathered, reference will also be taken from the information interpreted through the literatures reviewed.
According to Chair et al. (2008), a patient should be on bed rest for more than 4 hours after going through coronary angioplasty by means of diagnostic catheterization. In general, diagnostic catheterization is used as a procedure to remove obstructions to blood flow as well as balance pressure in the chambers of the human heart, coronary arteries and the valves (The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, n.d.). In response to question number 1 (see Appendix), most of the senior and the junior nurses i.e. 80% of them provided similar answer to the question, reflecting their knowledge about the duration for which a patient should be on bed rest after going through coronary angioplasty through diagnostic catheterization. According to them, a patient must be on bed rest for about 3-4 hours after experiencing coronary angioplasty through the stated method, which did not match the standardized practice of being in bed rest for more than 4 hours after PCI. Among the senior nurses, one respondent provided a different response stating that the bed rest time for a patient after going through coronary angioplasty by means of diagnostic catheterization should be 1-2 hours.