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
HCS/465
August 2, 2012
Donald Steacy

Introduction
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 variables, conceptual model, the review of related literature and the study design of the selected article. Definition of Problem

The problem addressed in the article is childhood obesity. “Childhood obesity is a major public health crisis nationally and internationally” (Karnik & Kaneka, 2012, para. 1.) The concerns for childhood obesity have grown to a government level requiring action to help children to eat healthy and encourage physical activity. One of the causes for childhood obesity is an imbalance between calorie intake and calories utilized. Several factors such as genetics, behavioral and environmental can enhance the chances of childhood obesity. The concerns for childhood obesity have grown as well as the number of children suffering from this condition. The importance to educate parents and children on eating healthy has become vital to children’s health. The urgency to stop the epidemic of obesity is because children can develop long-term illnesses. The illnesses contracted due to childhood obesity are diabetes, heart disease, physical and social health problems. Purpose of Study

The purpose of the study is to determine how to tackle childhood obesity at a population level by education, prevention, and...
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