HCS 465 - Week 2 - Individual - Part I Article Analysis

Apr 4th, 2015
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Resource: Part I-- Application of the Background and Methodology of the Research Process to Problems in Health Care Grading Criteria. **USE ONE OF THE 6 ARTICLES POSTED IN our Course Materials Forum on 1/13/2012 by Ms Mapes** Respond to the following questions in a 700- to 1,050-word paper: • Definition of the problem o What is the problem the study was conducted to resolve? o Why is the problem important for health care administrators to study? • Study purpose: What is the purpose of the study? • Research question o What is the main research question? o If it is not stated, what would you say the research question is? • Hypothesis o What is the study hypothesis? o If it is not stated, what would you say the hypothesis is? o It there is more than one study hypothesis, state the hypothesis or hypotheses. • Study variables: State the independent & dependent variables. • Conceptual model / theoretical framework: In what way was a conceptual model or theoretical framework used to gu

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Part I Article AnalysisHCS 465Part I Article AnalysisThe article titled "School Nurses and Childhood obesity: An Investigation of Knowledge and Practice Among School Nurses as They Relate To Childhood Obesity" by Colleen, Claire, and Yvonne, is discussing the issue of childhood obesity being on the rise and the lack of knowledge the school nurses have when dealing with this issue. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) have reported an increase on the amount of children overweight in the past 40 years. And over the last 20 years the problem has tripled involving childhood obesity (Ogden, Flegal, Carroll, & Johnson, 2002). New Jersey has the highest rate of obese children under the age of 5, which is almost 17% of the children living in that state (CDC, 2004). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention there are many factors involved with childhood obesity such as genetic, environmental factors, and behavioral issues and that is why specialists are trying to teach the importance of appropriate interventions. The article states that school nurses can play a big role in prevention on childhood obesity and the prevention of it.Because school is a large part of a child's life, the nurses should become more knowledgeable on childhood obesity and the damage it can do if the issue is not addressed in the appropriate way. The school nurses should involve themselves more when a child that is obese is standing right in front of them.

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