Identification of the Health Problem
Comprehensively and succinctly states the problem/concern. Clear presentation of the problem as well as the significance with a scholarly overview of the papers content.
Background and Significance of the Health Problem
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Background and significance is complete, presents risks, disease impact and includes a review of incidence and prevalence of the disease within the students state compared to national data. Evidence supports background. If the student discovers a gap in data (no state level data), this is stated within the section. A student created table is included using APA format. In the case of a gap in data the student will select two other sets of data to use in the student created table.
Current Surveillance and Reporting Methods
Current state and national disease surveillance methods are reviewed along with currently gathered types of statistics and information on whether the disease is mandated for reporting. Supported by evidence.
Descriptive Epidemiological Analysis of Health Problem
Comprehensive review and analysis of descriptive epidemiological points for the chronic health problem. The 5 Ws of epidemiological analysis should be fully identified. Supported by scholarly evidence.
Screening, Diagnosis, Guidelines
Review of current guidelines for screening and diagnosis. Screening tool statistics related to validity, predictive value, and reliability of screening tests are presented.
Plan of Action
Integrating evidence, provide a plan of how a nurse practitioner will address this chronic health condition after graduation. Provide three specific interventions that are based on the evidence and include how you will measure outcomes (how will you know that the interventions have utility, are useful?) Note: Consider primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions as well as the integration of health policy advocacy efforts. All interventions should be based on evidence connected to a resource such as a scholarly piece of research.
The conclusion thoroughly, clearly, succinctly, and logically presents major points of the paper with clear direction for action. Includes scholarly references