May 10, 2022, 9:09 AM
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Independent variables are what researchers expect will influence dependent variables and dependent variables are what happens because of the independent variable (National Library of Medicine, n.d.). Essentially, independent, and dependent variables are like a cause and effect. The independent variables that need to be collected for evaluation of the EBP project are the elements that are being selected to provide change which are new clinic guidelines for managing hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients in rural Arizona. Implementation of clinic guidelines is the independent variable because it is a variable that can be changed or controlled. The dependent variables would be the components being measured which are HCV medication compliance, insurance authorizations times, and specialty pharmacy fulfillment. The outcomes of the dependent variables are dependent upon the change implemented by the clinic guidelines.