Psychosocial Variables Depression

4149 Words Sep 15th, 2014 17 Pages
Running head: CRITIQUE PSYCHOSOCIAL VARIABLES OBESE WOMEN

Research Critique Psychosocial Variables of Obese Women
Wendy Cockron Group 2 Nurse Researchers: Miles, J., Nweke, K, Thompson, J., Williams, R. Zober, A.
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing

In partial fulfillment of the requirements of
N3321 Nursing Research
Denise Cauble PhD (c), RN, CWOCN
April 26, 2014

“Research is a diligent, systematic inquiry or study that validates and refines existing knowledge and develops new knowledge” (Burns & Grove, 2011, p. 4). In nursing, we want to use evidence-based practice to further our knowledge and provide the most effective outcomes for everyone involved. To acquire evidence –based knowledge, nurses
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The review of literature is well organized and demonstrates a progressive development of ideas. It sites a study that collected data from individuals over a 15-month period. Study measures gathered are demographics of age and BMI, self-rated health questionnaire, stress test, loneliness, self-esteem and sleep quality. All measures are a part of psychosocial variables that could relate to obesity. Summary of current empirical and theoretical knowledge provides a basis for the study. Current information about the relationship between obesity and the psychosocial variables of perceived stress, sleep quality, loneliness, and self-esteem is expounded on with this study. Smith et al. (2014) implies that psychosocial variables should be addressed in hopes of improving health for young adult women.
Study Framework The framework is not explicitly presented in the review of literature and must be extracted (Smith et al., 2014). This is an implicit framework relating the psychosocial variables of perceived stress, quality of sleep, loneliness, self-esteem and self-rated health ratings among obese young women. Some of the concept variables of interest are conceptually defined in the framework. Self-rated health is a personal rating and widely used measurement of health using a five-point scale. Perceived stress is individual perceptions of life situations measured using a 10-item tool. Sleep quality was less defined