Thestudy of the dependence of phenomena on others becomes easy whenchances play little or no role. But when chance plays a role, acareful analysis is necessary to facilitate the understanding of therelationship between variables. is used todiscover how independent variables affect dependent variables(Plichta & Kelvin, 2013). Various studies have employedregression analysis to investigate or predict the relationshipbetween two or more phenomena. Kinder (2016) carried out a study toinvestigate the perceptions of parents regarding their satisfactionwith health service primary pediatric nurse practitioners provide totheir children. The investigator also studied the dependency betwenthe aspects of parental contentment and parents’ desire to maintainthe health care plan. Kinder (2016) used regression analysis tofacilitate the research. This paper purposes to describe how thestudy used regression analysis to investigate the relationshipbetween the variables.
The linearmixture of perceptions of parents of PNPs’ communication abilities,expertise, caring nature, and decision-making ability increases theability of parents to obey care plan compared to any one variablealone.
There is nodifference in parents’ adherence to recommended care plan whenthere is the linear combination of the perception parents regardingPNPs’ communication competence, nature behavior, decision makingcontrol, and clinical competence, and when only one of thesevariables is employed.
The regression analysis statistic
This research employed a descriptive correlational study method.Descriptive statistic described the perception of parents on thegeneral contentment with PNP services as well as the elements ofcontentment. Correlations among these elements regarding the parents’intent to implement the required care plan. Person correlations andmultiple regression facilitated the study of the relationship betweenthe variables parents’ adherence to recommended care regimen.
The independentvariables (IVs) used in the study include the general perceptions ofparents of their contentment with health services, and the fourelements of satisfaction communication abilities, clinicalcompetency, decision-making ability, and caring behavior. The ordinallevel of measurement was used to study these variables. This level ofmeasurement has categories which can be rank-ordered based on howmuch of that variable they are.
The dependentvariable in the research is the parents’ adherence to therecommended health care plan. The DV was measured at the ordinallevel of measurement.
Data and test used for analysis
The data wasquantitative in nature. The components of parents’ satisfactionwere measured using PPSC-PNP instrument. The scores of each variablewere recorded and used for analysis. Scores of parents’ adherenceto the care plan were obtained using A 100 mm VAS equipment. Pearsoncorrelations, collinearity statistics, and multiple regressionanalysis were used to analyze data to show the relationship betweenthe independent variables and dependent variables. Chi-square,independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, cross tabs, and descriptivestatistics were used to study to relationships between thedemographic variables and research variables.
The assumptionsof multiple regression analysis include variables are normallydistributed, linear relationship between IV and DV, and themeasurement of variables without error (Plichta & Kelvin, 2013).Kinder (2016) addressed these assumptions by conducting validity andreliability tests of the data collected. The investigator ensuredhigh reliability of the instruments before starting the study.
According to themultiple regression analysis, clinical competence was statisticallysignificant. This shows that the clinical competence has an influenceon the parent’s intent to adhere to PNP healthcare plan (Grove,Burns & Gray, 2013).
Regressionanalysis shows the relationship between independent variable anddependent variable. This analysis uses statistical significance toshow that independent variable influences dependent variable.
Grove S. K., Burns N. & Gray J. (2013). The practice ofnursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence.St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier/Saunders.
Kinder, F. D. (2016). Parents` Perception of Satisfaction WithPediatric Nurse Practitioners` Care And Parental Intent to Adhere ToRecommended Health Care Regimen. Pediatric Nursing, 42(3),138.
Plichta S. & Kelvin A. (2013). Munro’s Statistical Methods forHealth Care Research. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams &Wilkins