Background and Methodology of the Research Process to Problems in Health Care

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Background and Methodology of the Research Process to Problems in Health Care
Childhood Obesity
August 2, 2012
Donald Steacy

The purpose of the paper is to show how to develop and understand methodology of the research process when pertaining to health care. The process consists of retrieving a peer-reviewed article and applying the research methodology to the article selected. The article selected for the research methodology was Childhood Obesity: A Global Public Health Crisis written by Sameera Karnik and Amar Kanekar written January 2012. Based on the information in the article will help determine the methods of defining the problem, the purpose of the study, research questions, hypothesis, study
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Parent education is vital to help parents understand how their practices for healthy eating may not be effective and how to improve parenting skills in nutrition. Educating parents, facilities and children is required to show how to promote healthy eating; physical activity can prevent long-term illnesses. Intervention for parents of those children currently suffering from childhood obesity is vital to help with knowing good nutrition vs. bad nutrition. Intervention will also help parents understand about how to help their children eat healthy, help with physical activity and eliminate the chances of long-term illnesses
Research Questions
Is childhood obesity about a matter of genetics, poor eating habits, behavioral factors or lack of physical activity?
Why is childhood obesity a growing concern for the United States and internationally? a. Childhood obesity can be a genetic issue b. Childhood obesity exists due to lack of physical activity c. Childhood obesity can cause diabetes, heart disease, social and psychological issues d. Childhood obesity exists because of poor eating habits
Study Variables
The independent variable would consist of the following question: poor eating habits leads to childhood obesity?
The dependent variable consists of child hood obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, social and psychological concerns.
Conceptual Model


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