NR715 Week 3 Assignment Quantitative Article Search and Summary


Follow these guidelines when completing each component of the assignment. Contact your course faculty if you have questions.

  1. Review the characteristics of quantitative research within the Explore section of this week’s module and readings.
  2. Use the most current version of Microsoft Word that is the format for all Chamberlain University College of Nursing. You can tell the document is saved as the current version because it will end in “docx.”
  3. Review the rubric for the grading criteria.

The assignment includes the following components:

  1. Title page
  2. Introduction (The word “introduction” is not used – include title of paper as level one heading)
    1. Introduce the selected practice problem.
    2. Literature chosen is < 5 years old.
    3. Provides incidence and/or prevalence of the problem.
  3. Literary Search Strategy
    1. Identify the databases searched to locate the recent quantitative literature.
    2. Include keywords used in your search.
    3. Describe filters used.
  4. Critique of Article Using the John Hopkins Appraisal Tool
    1. Present aim of the study.
    2. Share research method and design used.
    3. Provide sample size and description of the sample.
    4. Present overview of the findings.
    5. Share strengths and limitations of the study.
    6. Appraise the level and grade the quality of the study.
  5. Summary (Using your own words- as if you were sharing the highlights with a friend)
    1. Provide a summary detailing the main points and overall findings.
    2. Discuss if this is a solution that can contribute to the practice problem.
  6. Conclusion
    1. Provide a clear and logical conclusion in 1-2 concise paragraphs.
    2. Highlight the summary of findings.
    3. Highlight overall quality (level and grade).
    4. Conclude value of study to practice problem.
  7. Reference page
  8. Appendix
    1. Embed the completed Johns Hopkins Appraisal Tool as an Appendix. More on this course


Quantitative Article Search and Summary

Among the national practice problems facing the U.S is diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) which according to the national diabetes statistics report affects 34.2 million people, which is 10.5% of the total U.S population (the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2020). It is only 26.9 million persons, out of which 26.8 million are adults. The rest, 7.3 million (21.4%) remain undiagnosed. If not addressed, DM2 could continue affecting the U.S significantly, considering that 88 million (34.5%) 18+year-olds and 24.2 million 65+year-olds have prediabetes (CDC, 2020). This paper reviews and discusses a quantitative article about DM2. It includes the literature search strategy used, a summary of the article’s quality based on the John Hopkins Appraisal tool, and a conclusion.

Literature Search Strategy

Search for evidence-based articles requires the use of literature search strategies and skills. I log into the university’s library and searched from various databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, Medine, Cinhal Plus, Embase, and PsycINFO. Among the strategies I applied to obtain the article included keywords which were: diabetes, diabetes mellitus, diabetes mellitus type 2, type 2 diabetes mellitus, high blood sugar, and quantitative research on diabetes. The limiters used included publication date (published within the last 5 years), full text, peer-reviewed/ scholarly, quantitative, and English-language. I reviewed the articles’ abstracts and authors to ensure they met the inclusion criteria. The initial search retrieved 10 articles which I conducted a thorough review and critique of strengths and limitations to ensure I selected the most applicable research article…………..