The next step in the research process is immersing oneself in the empirical literature on your research topic to determine the extent to which your research question:

n Is obesity (IV) associated with diabetes risk (DV) among Americans aged 35-45? has been addressed.

Part 1. Your task for this assignment is to:

Use the six peer-reviewed journal articles (below) that present studies relevant to your topic, and synthesize these in an evidence table(1-2 pages).

Go to Evidence Table: https://guides.lib.unc.edu/ebpt-home/evidence for more details on what this table should contain.

Part 2. Based on your evidence table, address the following questions in 3-4 pages:

  1. What      are the gaps in the available qualitative and quantitative data about your      selected research topic/question?
  2. Which      study design is most appropriate to address your research question and      test your hypothesis?
  3. What      are the components of this study design? You may describe using a diagram.
  4. Would      this design be considered experimental or observational? Why?
  5. What      are the advantages and disadvantages of the study design you selected?
  6. To      what types of bias/threat is this study design most vulnerable? Please      explain.

Length: 3-4 pages typed, double-spaced, APA format.

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Eckel, R. H., Kahn, S. E., Ferrannini, E., Goldfine, A. B., Nathan, D. M., Schwartz, M. W., . . . Endocrine Society. (2011). Obesity and type 2 diabetes: What can be unified and what needs to be individualized? Diabetes Care, 34(6), 1424-1430. doi:10.2337/dc11-0447

Leitner, D. R., Frühbeck, G., Yumuk, V., Schindler, K., Micic, D., Woodward, E., & Toplak, H. (2017). Obesity and type 2 diabetes: Two diseases with a need for combined treatment strategies – EASO can lead the way. Obesity Facts, 10(5), 483-492. doi:10.1159/000480525

Al-Goblan, A., Al-Alfi, M., & Khan, M. Z. (2014). Mechanism linking diabetes mellitus and obesity. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, 7, 587-591. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.trident.edu:2048/10.2147/DMSO.S67400

Toselli, S., Gualdi-Russo, E., Boulos, D. N., Anwar, W. A., Lakhoua, C., Jaouadi, I., Khyatti, M., & Hemminki, K. (2014). Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adults from North Africa. European journal of public health, 24 Suppl 1, 31–39. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku103

Khabazkhoob, M., Emamian, M. H., Hashemi, H., Shariati, M., & Fotouhi, A. (2017). Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the Middle-age Population: A Priority for the Health System. Iranian journal of public health, 46(6), 827–834.

Staimez, L. R., Weber, M. B., Narayan, K. M., & Oza-Frank, R. (2013). A systematic review of overweight, obesity, and type 2 diabetes among Asian American subgroups. Current diabetes reviews, 9(4), 312–331. https://doi.org/10.2174/15733998113099990061

 
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