Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( Copd )

1396 WordsApr 13, 20176 Pages
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the leading cause of death in the world. Because smoking is the main cause of COPD, abstinence from smoking manages it. Medical researchers have conducted novel research to observe the effectiveness of smoking cessation on COPD patients, while some have summarized and analyzed previous research to recommend involvement of nurses in intervention programs. The main aim of research in this field is to measure the severity of the disease and analyze the possible effective ways of reducing the harsh effects of smoking in COPD patients. Research in this field also draws scholarships from broad topics like use of ATS guidelines to measure the severity of restrictive lung disease. The research…show more content…
Both the articles give an abstract that briefly summarizes their objectives, methods, findings, results and their interpretation. This is followed by an introduction that enlightens the readers with the main aim of the research and the methods used to obtain the results. However, there is no reference to previously conducted research. The research published in “The Lancet” studied the efficiency of Bupropion over a placebo in smoking cessation and the one in “Respirology” studied the effectiveness of the new ATS/ERS guidelines for assessing the spirometric severity of restrictive lung disease over the early ATS/ERS guidelines. The methods and subjects are expressed in details which makes us easy to follow the research. The next part is the results which is detailed as well in addition to its expression in the table and graphs that helps us evaluate the results better. Discussion is the last part in the articles in which the authors explain their results, show correlations if present any, and express their view towards the need of large scale research in the field. The organization of the research in nursing journal is quite similar to the research paper organization of the medical journal. This research is published in “Journal of addiction Nursing”. After an abstract that summarizes the research, in Introduction, this article introduces the important role played by the nurses in smoking assessment and cessation
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