Nursing Assessment

week 2/ discussion forum/student posted

     Exploring the rate of seasonal-pattern depression in an Inuit Community

Methodology:  Quantitative 

Design:  Ethnography

Rationale:  To assess the rate of seasonal-depression in an Inuit community above 70 degrees N.

2. Democracy in America

Methodology:  Qualitative

Design:  Grounded theory

Rationale:  To review “Democracy in America” by Alexis de Tocqueville and translated and edited by Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop.

3. The relationship between compassion fatigue and burnout among critical care nurses

Methodology:  Qualitative

Design:  Correlation

Rationale:  To evaluate the literature related to emotional distress among healthcare professionals in the Intensive Care Unit, while emphasizing the prevalence of compassion fatigue and burnout.

4. Two drugs for Alzheimer’s show promise

Methodology:  Quantitative

Design:  Quasi-experimental design

Rationale:  The combination of two approved drugs for Alzheimer’s, acamprosate and baclofen, together open up the possibility for a therapeutic approach for the disease.

5. Evaluating technology with student success

Methodology:  Quantitative

Design: Case Study

Rationale:  To show measurements used to monitor student success and describe strategies used to promote online discussion as a key component of effective online courses.

6. Factors that influence weight control among women

Methodology:  Qualitative

Design:  Survey

Rationale:  To investigate the influence of work hours and employment on weight gain and weight loss with middle-aged women.

7. The meaning of living with brain injury and stroke 10 years after the injury

Methodology:  Quantitative

Design:  Survey

Rationale:  To indicate that rehabilitation following an ABI should consider if clients’ use everyday technology influences their activity and participation and adopt appropriate interventions.

8. Exploring the beliefs of healing among Aborigines

Methodology:  Qualitative

Design: Observational

Rationale:  To give insight on the beliefs of the Aborigines.


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Au, N., Hauck, K., & Hollingsworth, B. (2013). Employment, work hours and weight gain among middle-aged women. International Journal of Obesity, 37(5), 718-24. doi:

Chumakov, I., Nabirotchkin, S., Cholet, N., Milet, A., Boucard, A., Toulorge, D., Cohen, D. (2015). Combining two repurposed drugs as a promising approach for alzheimer’s disease therapy. Scientific Reports, 5, 7608. doi:10.1038/srep07608

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Fasse, R., Humbert, J., & Rappold, R. (2009). Rochester institute of technology: Analyzing student success. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 13(3), 37.

Haggarty, J. M., Cernovsky, Z., Husni, M., Minor, K., Kermeen, P., & Merskey, H. (2002). Seasonal affective disorder in an arctic community. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 105(5), 378-384. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0447.2002.1o185.x

Lindén, A., Lexell, J., Lund, M. L., Arbetsterapi, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering, & Umeå universitet. (2010). Perceived difficulties using everyday technology after acquired brain injury: Influence on activity and participation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 17(4), 267-275. doi:10.3109/11038120903265022

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