Patient Care and Outcomes

Week 4- Finding Evidence

Evidence that supports a conclusion is part of the research process. Literature reviews often accompany research papers in the form of a summary and synthesis of the published information about the research topic. Although this week’s assignment is not a literature review, it is designed to familiarize you with the practice of finding appropriate sources and information on a topic.

Find three original research articles that apply to your research topic. The articles must be

  • peer reviewed,
  • recent (published within 5 years), and
  • statistically significant.

Write a 260-word summary of each article in which you identify (include these as headings).

  • participants
  • independent variable(s),* Students have difficulty with variables, I have added a guide for you under Week 4.
  • dependent variable(s),
  • methods, and
  • results.

For each of the articles, determine if the article is suitable for inclusion in a literature review for your research topic.

Compile all summaries in one document.

Do not include the entire article, but include a link to the article

Include the APA citation for each article before each summary.

Submit the APA citation, link to the article and summaries.

It is 260 words per article. 3 articles needed

My research topic is about obesity and how it affects patient care and outcomes

Answer preview

Based on the sample collected, the outcomes indicate that 13.3% of the Spanish adult population are moderately obese while 3.9% are severely obese (Busutil et al., 2017). An analysis of the five dimensions of the health-related quality of life indicated an increased report about problems with increased BMI. The respondents with an obese BMI reported issues with mobility. The obesity-B category recorded increased self-care activities and pain by 20.2% and 28.4%, respectively. Based on the independent variable of gender, the results show that men are likely to be obese through mobility issues. The study conducted a statistical analysis using Stata 11.0 and SPSS 22 software.  The results indicate a probability value of less than 5%, which is considered significant.

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