Literature Search Worksheet

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Literature Search Worksheet

Childhood type II diabetes and obesity

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

2. Obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes in children

3. Incidents of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity in children

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

A peer-reviewed nursing journal cited in APA format:

Badaru, A. A., & 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

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 involves qualitative research since the data collected is simply analyzed and interpreted without providing numerical calculations.

A research study design refers to the ways in which subjects or constituents of study are organized and observed (Lobe & Vehovar, 2009). The study design adopted here is flexible design. This type of study design allows freedom for 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 & Vehovar, 2009). This study allowed freedom for data collection and included data that may not be measurable quantitatively.

How did you confirm that the journal you selected was peer-reviewed or germinal?

The ProQuest database from where the journal article was selected provided an option that made it possible to limit search to peer-review sources by selecting a checkbox on the search screen. Further the database gave description of the journal and indicated that it is peer-reviewed.

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.

The research article selected generates support for evidence-based practice since it contains the required key elements. It contains a clearly written research and uses data which is primarily generated from care delivery. The data is derived from data repositories of electronic health record systems. The data repositories consulted are the sources of empirical evidence which can be analyzed so as to discover and inform best practices (Dogherty et al, 2010).


Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D., Sarshar, M. & Newton, R., (2002) Quantitative and

qualitative research in the built environment: application of mixed research approach, Work Study, 51(1), pp.17 – 31

Dogherty, E.J., Harrison, M.B. And Graham, I.D., (2010). Facilitation as a role and

process in achieving evidence-based practice in nursing: A focused review of concept and meaning. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 7(2), pp. 76-89.

Lobe, B. & Vehovar, V., (2009). Towards a flexible online mixed method design with a

feedback loop. Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, 43(4), pp. 585-597. DOI