The purpose of this assignment is:
- Integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout NR503 course
- Direct application of course objectives utilizing epidemiological analysis of a chronic health problem, along with state and national level data.
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
See weekly outcomes from Weeks 1-6.
Due Date: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6.
Total Points Possible: 200
This paper should clearly and comprehensively identify the chronic health disease chosen. Select a topic from the following list (topics rotate):
- Polycythemia Vera
- Alcohol Addiction
- Prostate or Breast Cancer
- Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (Select childhood or adulthood for the OCD topic)
The paper should be organized into the following sections:
- Introduction (Identification of the problem) with a clear presentation of the problem as well as the significance and a scholarly overview of the paper’s content. No heading is used for the Introduction per APA current edition.
- Background and Significance of the disease, to include: Definition, description, signs and symptoms, and current incidence and/or prevalence statistics by state with a comparison to national statistics pertaining to the disease. Create a table of incidence or prevalence rates by your geographic county/city or state with a comparison to national statistics. Use the APA text for formatting guidelines (tables). This is a table that you create using relevant data, it should not be a table from another source using copy/paste.
- Surveillance and Reporting: Current surveillance methods and mandated reporting processes as related to the chronic health condition chosen should be specific.
- Epidemiological Analysis: Conduct a
descriptive epidemiology analysis of the health condition. Be sure to include all of the 5 W’s: What, Who, Where, When, Why. Use details associated with all of the W’s, such as the “Who” which should include an analysis of the determinants of health. Include costs (both financial and social) associated with the disease or problem.
- Screening and Guidelines: Review how the disease is diagnosed and current national standards (guidelines). Pick one screening test (review Week 2 Discussion Board) and review its sensitivity, specificity, predictive value, and cost.
- Plan: Integrating evidence, provide a plan of how a nurse practitioner will address this chronic health condition after graduation. Provide three specific interventions that are based on the evidence and include how you will measure outcomes (how will you know that the interventions have utility, are useful?) Note: Consider primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions as well as the integration of health policy advocacy efforts. All interventions should be based on evidence – connected to a resource such as a scholarly piece of research.
- Summary/Conclusion: Conclude in a clear manner with a brief overview of the keys points from each section of the paper utilizing integration of resources.
- The paper should be formatted and organized into the following sections which focus on the chosen chronic health condition.
- Adhere to all paper preparation guidelines (see below).
Preparing the Paper:
- Page length: 7-10 pages, excluding title page and references.
- APA format current edition
- Include scholarly in-text references throughout and a reference list.
- Include at least one table that the student creates to present information. Please refer to the “Requirements” or rubric for further details. APA formatting required.
- Length: Papers not adhering to the page length may be subject to either (but not both) of the following at the discretion of the course faculty: 1. Your paper may be returned to you for editing to meet the length guidelines, or, 2. Your faculty may deduct up to five (5) points from the final grade.
Epidemiological Analysis-Breast Cancer
With the increase in complex diseases affecting public health, epidemiological studies have become fundamental to the development of up-to-date knowledge of genetic as well as environmental risk factors for various diseases. Epidemiological studies allow for the identification of disease distribution, factors that underlie their root cause, and effective prevention and control approaches (Friis & Sellers, 2020). Among the chronic diseases affecting the population is breast cancer which over many decades has continued to be a key cause of human pain and suffering as well as premature deaths, especially among women. This paper will analyze breast cancer in Kentucky state, in comparison to the U.S. The sections included are background and significance, surveillance and reporting methods, epidemiological analysis r, screening guidelines, plan for evidence integration as well as summary.
Background and Significance
Cancer is a disease that occurs following mutations of genes that control the growth of body cells, leading to uncontrollable division and multiplication of the cells. Breast cancer affects the cells of the breasts, forming in the breast ducts, lobules, or the fibrous/ fatty connective tissue within the breast. These uncontrolled cancer cells typically invade the surrounding healthy tissue, moving to the underarm’s lymph nodes and ultimately, the other body parts if not timely treated (Herndon & Holland, 2019).
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