Select a clinical issue and a corresponding clinical guideline as the focus of the final project.
Write 350–70-word essay justifying your selection of clinical issue based on clinical experiences.
Cite a minimum of two references explaining why this issue is significant enough to investigate.
Explain the relationship between the guideline and the chosen clinical issue.
Clinical Issue Article Analysis
Learning Team A continues to concentrate on different analysis associated with childhood obesity. Parents, schools, and communities are the first environments children learn their eating habits. Each learning team member found a quantitative research article that concentrated on childhood obesity. Different quantitative research studies will allow for multiple ways in assisting parents, schools and the community in prevention and early detection of childhood obesity and, how to teach children proper food choices along with forms of exercise.
First, we reviewed a cross-sectional research study that was conducted with children 5-18 years of age attending a conducted to get base data regarding quality of life with children that are considered obese or over- well appointment along with four children who were attending an obesity clinic nearby. This study was weight compared to children that are at a healthy weight. It also assessed to what extent these measures were to body mass index (BMI).
Next, we reviewed a five year longitudinal study that was conducted comparing children’s BMI waist circumference and waist to height ratio. This study used cross-sectional data supporting that BMI should not be the only data used to diagnose obesity; waist circumference should also be taken into effect. When this is taken into account obesity, is found to be more prevalent.
Finally, we reviewed a research study that used a quasi-experimental design. Nutritional and physical activity data were collected for this study along with body measurements. This study was designed to develop a multi-setting, community based childhood obesity project.
Each article the team members chose included different quantitative research methods and how the information was collected; in contrast each article used questionnaires to collect the data. One article used the State’s Health utilities index (HUI), and formulated a 40-item questionnaire with questions ranging from areas regarding speech, vision, ambulation to self-care and thinking.