Kidney Stone Formation Due to Patients' Lifestyle

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EPI 602
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH RESEARCH

Research Proposal

RESEARCH PROPOSAL

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PART A

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM, RELEVANCE & FIELD APPLICATION

The kidney is an amazing organ. It makes urine and helps to control your blood pressure. It also keeps your bones strong and healthy, and controls manufacture of red blood cells.

However, this organ is challenged with many diseases and complications. Thus, my Research Project is based on one of the most common problem:

S KIDNEY STONE FORMATION A RESULT OF PATIENTS’ LIFE STYLE
There has been an increase in the number of kidney stone cases at Diagnostic & Specialist Medical Centre [DSM Centre, 2 Lodhia Street, Nadi Town] recently. Based on the records for the Year 2012, a tremendous increase in the number of new cases diagnosed with kidney stones was noted. Kidney Stones are increasingly becoming common health condition at DSM Centre Clinic. Therefore, this Research Project seeks to find out if kidney stone formation is just a medical complication or a result of patients’ lifestyle.

Over a million people worldwide are diagnosed with Kidney Stones every year . . . PAGE 1

RESEARCH PROPOSAL

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PART A

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM, RELEVANCE & FIELD APPLICATION

WHERE IS THE PROBLEM OCCURING?

Kidney Stone Disease is a worldwide phenomenon. For this project however, my research is based on patients attending DSM Centre, Nadi. WHO IS AFFECTED BY THE PROBLEM?

Generally both genders and all age groups are affected. My sampling will be constrained on patients attending DSM Centre, aged 30 - 50 years. Upon completion, this research project will reveal, whether lifestyle of patients [aged 30 - 50 years visiting DSM Centre] contributes to kidney stone formation. WHAT SOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT TO ERADICATE THE PROBLEM? WERE THEY SUCCESSFUL?

Patient education and awareness programs in health centres and hospitals are implemented to inform the public about the condition and its consequences....
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