Literature Paper On Respiratory Diseases.
Students will independently complete a literature review about a topic related to public health. Students
will write a 3-page (minimum) paper that synthesizes appropriate literature about some health topic of
their choice (i.e., some outcome/dependent variable). ( MUST HAVE COVER SHEET AND REFERENCE SHEET ! This is separate from the 3 pages so in total you should have 5 pages.)
The Literature Review will follow the current American Psychological
Association (APA) edition citation and format style (i.e., 7th Edition). Therefore, it should be
formatted to have double spacing between lines, two spaces after a period, font type Times New
Background (15 points)
a. An in-depth epidemiological background (who, when, where)of the health topic that
you are focused on (e.g., cancer, obesity, anxiety, opioids) using high quality
references. Also, be sure to clearly define the key health topics examined in the literature
b. A purpose statement for the literature review AND a research question(s) that will be
answered from the literature review (both go in last paragraph of this section).
2. Methods (15 points)
a. The electronic databases used to identify literature, the final search strategy used in
PubMed or other database (with specific keywords, Boolean operators, eligibility criteria,),
and all other things related to the process that you used to conduct the literature review.
3. Results (40 points)
a. A brief statement that describes the overall findings of the literature review. For
example, the total number of research studies that were found from the literature review
that were necessary to answer the research question(s).
b. A table that includes the major components of the individual research studies that
were identified from the literature review that were necessary to answer the research
question(s). Identified research studies should be listed in chronological order. (You should
list the references by date in chronological order in one column and the basic
elements of their findings in the next column)
c. A written narrative that compares and contrasts the individual research studies that
were included in the table. In other words, discuss the similarities and differences among
the research studies that you included in the table.
4. Conclusions (20 points)
a. A conclusion statement that responds to the research question(s) that was in the
background section of the literature review, i.e., answer your research question.
5. References (10 points)
a. A list of all references incorporated into the literature review must be included. Make
certain to use APA 7th edition formatting guidelines.