¢ 1. Overview and Guiding Propositions(s) Described in Theory ¢ 2. Application of Theory to Your Study’s/Project’s Focus Methodology ¢ 1. Sample/Setting: Number and criteria for inclusion and description of place in which data will be collected. ¢ 2. Sampling Strategy ¢ 3. Research design: Type (e.g., Quasi-Experimental), description and rationale for selection. ¢ 4. Instruments: Description, validity and reliability estimates, which have been performed (on a pre-established measure). Include plans for testing validity and reliability of generating your own instrument(s). ¢ 5. Description of the Intervention Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Theoretical Framework is described and includes overview and guiding propositions. 10 Application of theory to proposed study is explained fully. 10 Sample discussion includes justification for number of subjects and criteria for inclusion/exclusion 5 Setting Discussion includes an overview and rationale for setting location 5 Sampling Strategy is fully explained and appropriate to the study focus. 5 Research design is described in detail and is appropriate to answer the research question. 5 Followed APA guidelines for writing style, spelling and grammar, and citation of sources. 10 Total: 50 These are assignments from previous weeks: Problem Statement For decades now, people living with diabetes type 2 have had to struggle with their health though with very little knowledge about how to go about it. Despite the fact that this is a disease just like any other, many people have had to despair along the way, with so many of them having millions of their hard-earned savings heavily spent on their treatment. What about a lasting solution that allows the patients to be their own doctors? This research, therefore, intends to come up with an initiative that is aimed at enlightening people diagnosed with diabetes on how they can live a very successful life that is far much healthier than the current lives lived by many of these patients without necessarily spending excessively. This problem statement shall rhyme extremely well with the student’s role option. Research question Is exercise an option that could be adopted by Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients as an alternative and cost-effective mode of containing the dire repercussions of the disease? ¢ (P) “ Population:Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients aged between 18 and 50 years. ¢ (I) “ Intervention:The research will involve these patients being trained on practical skills that they can implement themselves even from their homes. Areas to be covered during the diabetes exercise sessions will include diet and other weight-loss strategies. These two areas will complement exercise. Family nurse practitioners will be required to create individualized exercise regimens for individuals diagnosed with obesity and exhibiting diabetic symptoms. The exercise regime will be four months including three weekly sessions. Each session will last for about an hour. ¢ (C) “ Comparison: A few patients will not be exposed to the exercise being done by the rest of the population. Their health status will be assessed after the whole program in comparison to their counterparts who will on exercise. ¢ (O) “ Outcome: There will be an improved health status of the participants compared to their counterparts who were excluded from the exercise sessions. The frequency of them visiting clinics shall reduce by significant margins as a result of this program. ¢ (T) “ Time: At the end of the four months’ exercise regime, the family nurse practitioners will carry out programs to ensure that the patients are still adhering to the prescribed therapeutic strategies that they were taught. Their frequency of seeking medical help will also be evaluated then. References Michaliszyn, S. F. & Faulkner, M. S. (2010). Physical activity and sedentary behavior in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Research in Nursing,33, 441-449. New, N. (2008). Teaching so they hear: Using a co-created diabetes self-management education approach. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22,316-325. Oftedal, B., Karlsen, B. & Bru, E. (2010). Perceived support from healthcare practitioners among adults with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66, 1500-1509. Sperl-Hillen, J., Beaton, S., Fernades, O., Worley, A. V., Vazquez-Benitez, G., Hanson, A., Lavin-Tompkins, J., Parsons, W., Adams, K. & Spain, V. (February 2013). Are benefits from diabetes self-management education sustained? American Journal of Managed Care,19, 104-112. Topic research: diabetes type 2 and complications prevention (education, exercise, diet and loose weight) General informations for research: diabetes type 2 Complications can be avoided if the patient is educated and take control of his or her health. In my role as a Family Nurse Practitioner I will develop a program that will educate people diagnosed with diabetes to live a successful, healthier life as a diabetic. It will encourage them to take control of managing his or her diabetes management. Practical skills, information, guidance and support will be provided for my patients. Topics that will be covered during the diabetes education classes are diet, exercise. This research proposes that family nurse practitioners should formulate solutions of dealing with the prevalence of T2D. Family nurse practitioners should create individualized exercise regimens for individuals diagnosed with obesity and exhibiting diabetic symptoms. The exercise regime should be four months long and include three weekly sessions. Each session should last for at least one hour. The exercise regime can be complemented by putting the patient on a specialized diet to assess them to lose weight. The FNP can schedule two classes per week to educate patients on the desired diets. The patients should also be weighed twice a week during the program, and this should be done at the beginning and at the end of the week to evaluate their progress during the program. FNPs should also ensure that the family and relatives of the patients are included in the program to enhance adherence to the treatment and management regime. After the program is completed, the FNPs should also carry out follow-up programs to ensure that the patients are still adhering to the prescribed therapy.