Literature Search Worksheet

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Literature Search Worksheet Select a literature search topic relevant to your practice. The topic must be sufficiently delineated in scope without being trivial. You will revisit this article in the Week Five presentation. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Non-pharmacological pain relief with childbirth
Effects of shift work and fatigue on medication errors
Best practices for pin site care
Nurse satisfaction in magnet hospitals
Accurate temperature assessment methods in neonates
Pain assessment in the cognitively impaired
Childhood type II diabetes and obesity
Complementary and alternative therapies for control of menopausal symptoms
Best practices in nurse-led smoking cessation classes
Thermoregulation in the operating room
Best practices for pain assessment and management in specified area of practice
Complete the table below:
Which topic did you choose?
Childhood type ll diabetes and obesity.
Which three databases will you use?
1. EBSCO Host
2. ProQuest
3. SpringerLink:
Search each database, using key words, for relevant research on this subject. What key words did you use in the Search Strategy fields? Include all attempts and limitations used to refine your search.
1. Childhood type 2 diabetes and obesity, Childhood and obesity type 2 diabetes
2. Obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes in children
3. Incidents of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity in children
To limit and refine the research, the search terms “childhood type 2 diabetes” was settled at, and this returned a considerable number of hits in all the three databases used. The term was thus used to select the appropriate peer reviewed journals in the databases.
Report the number of citations identified from each database in the number of articles found field.
1. EBSCO Host: 117 citations
2. SpringerLink: 3626 citations
3. ProQuest: 1734 citations
Peer-reviewed nursing journal cited in APA format.
Badaru, A. A., &amp. Pihoker, C. C., (2012), Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood: Clinical Characteristics and Role of β-Cell Autoimmunity. Current Diabetes Reports, 12(1), pp. 75-81
Answer the following questions using your selected research article:
1. Is this qualitative or quantitative? What is the study design? What criteria did you use to determine the study design?
Qualitative research involves collecting, analyzing and interpreting data that cannot be meaningfully qualified or summarized in the form of numbers (Amaratunga et al, 2002). On the contrast, Quantitative research is the collection analysis and interpretation of data involving larger, more representative respondent samples and numerical calculation of results. This particular study is qualitative since the data collected is simply analyzed and interpreted without involving calculations.
A research study design refers to the ways in which subjects or constituents of study are organized and observed (Lobe &amp. Vehovar, 2009). The study design adopted here is an observational study design. This type of study design allows freedom of data collection and is the most appropriate to use in the cases where the researcher is dealing with data that is not quantitatively measurable (Lobe &amp. Vehovar, 2009). This study allowed freedom for data collection and included data that may not be measurable quantitatively. In addition there was no intervention group that was used in the above research article, which would help in identifying the effects of intervention as is the case with quantitative research. The study design was thus indentified by examining the
study approach, and determining whether an intervention group was used in the research.
2. How did you confirm that the journal you selected was peer-reviewed or germinal?
The ProQuest database from where the journal was selected provided an option that makes it possible to limit search to peer-review sources by selecting a checkbox on the search screen. In addition, the database had descriptions of the journal that clearly indicated that it is peer-reviewed.
3. Does this research article generate support for evidence-based practice? If not, state why it does not. Please review the critical appraisal guideline on pg. 466-480.
Yes. According to Sackett (1996), “evidence based practice is the ‘conscientious’, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in decisions making concerning the care of individual patients” the study involves investigating the role of β-Cell Autoimmunity in childhood type II diabetes, which would lead to better treatment of children with the condition. The study heavily cites other researches that have been done regarding the same issue, and this might be explained to amount to researching the current best evidence in the specific area. The knowledge gained from these articles is then expounded by the researchers through adding new knowledge on the same topic. This would thus result to better treatment or better understanding of childhood type II diabetes.
Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D., Sarshar, M. &amp. Newton, R., (2002) Quantitative and qualitative research in the built environment: application of mixed research approach, Work Study, 51(1), pp.17 – 31
Lobe, B. &amp. Vehovar, V., (2009). Towards a flexible online mixed method design with a feedback loop. Quality &amp. Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, 43(4), pp. 585-597. DOI 10.1007/s11135-007-9146-7
Sackett, D., (1996) Evidence-based Medicine – What it is and what it isnt. BMJ 312:71-72.