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Now that you are done developing your learning contract, the next step is to start thinking about a search strategy for your review of the literature and annotated bibliography as this assignment is the first to be submitted during the Capstone (due in the early part of the semester).

Using the Search Strategy Handout you downloaded, develop and post a search strategy you will use for finding the information needed for your annotated bibliography. Include:

  • What is the thesis statement or research question you are researching. Use the description of the annotated bibliography strategy/measure. You may also want to expand on this by saying something about your goal.
  • Identify and list at least 3 key terms.
  • Make a list of at least 10 synonyms for the three key words listed.*******

    Reply 1 –

I am happy to see that this week’s discussion post is about the annotated bibliography portion of the project. To be honest, that was one of the main components I was preemptively stressing about. After reviewing the different documents and seeing the example provided, I feel like I can relax a bit.

The thesis question I came up with for my project search is: “What constitutes an effective policy in healthcare education?” The three key terms that stood out to me from my thesis question were: Healthcare, education and policy

The synonyms for each key term that I came up with are as follows:

Healthcare Education Policy

1. Hospital 1. College 1. Quality

2. Facility 2. Institute 2. Handbook

3. Respiratory 3. Learning 3. Guidelines

4. Student

Reply 2 –

Literature Search Strategy for Annotated Bibliography

Weber, M. B., Hennink, M. M., & Narayan, K. V. (2020). Tailoring lifestyle programs for diabetes prevention for US-South Asians. Family medicine and community health, 8(2).

Lipscombe, L. L., Banerjee, A. T., McTavish, S., Mukerji, G., Lowe, J., Ray, J., … & Feig, D. S. (2014). Readiness for diabetes prevention and barriers to lifestyle change in women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: Rationale and study design. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 106(1), 57-66.

Troughton, J., Chatterjee, S., Hill, S. E., Daly, H., Martin Stacey, L., Stone, M. A., … & Davies, M. J. (2016). Development of a lifestyle intervention using the MRC framework for diabetes prevention in people with impaired glucose regulation. Journal of public health, 38(3), 493-501.

Alkhatib, A., Tsang, C., Tiss, A., Bahorun, T., Arefanian, H., Barake, R., … & Tuomilehto, J. (2017). Functional foods and lifestyle approaches for diabetes prevention and management. Nutrients, 9(12), 1310.

Sathish, T., Oldenburg, B., Thankappan, K. R., Absetz, P., Shaw, J. E., Tapp, R. J., … & Mahal, A. (2020). Cost-effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in high-risk individuals for diabetes in a low-and middle-income setting: Trial-based analysis of the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program. BMC medicine, 18(1), 1-13.

O’Brien, M. J., Shuman, S. J., Barrios, D. M., Alos, V. A., & Whitaker, R. C. (2014). A qualitative study of acculturation and diabetes risk among urban immigrant Latinas: implications for diabetes prevention efforts. The Diabetes Educator, 40(5), 616-625.

Mathews, E., Thomas, E., Absetz, P., D’Esposito, F., Aziz, Z., Balachandran, S., … & Oldenburg, B. (2017). Cultural adaptation of a peer-led lifestyle intervention program for diabetes prevention in India: the Kerala diabetes prevention program (K-DPP). BMC Public Health, 17(1), 1-13.

Dintsios, C. M., Chernyak, N., Grehl, B., & Icks, A. (2018). Quantified patient preferences for lifestyle intervention programs for diabetes prevention—a protocol for a systematic review. Systematic reviews, 7(1), 1-9.

  1. Research question

What lifestyle choices are healthy for diabetes prevention?

  1. Keywords

Lifestyle healthy diabetes prevention

  1. List of synonyms





  • Living manner
  • Ways of life
  • Life
  • Ways of living
  • Situation
  • Good health
  • Okay
  • All right
  • Well
  • Proper physical condition
  • Diabetic
  • Blood sugar
  • Diabetes-mellitus
  • Glaucoma
  • Avoid
  • Escape
  • Preclusion
  • Averting
  • Deterrence
  1. Search statements

Ways of living AND “Good Health” AND diabetic preclusion

Living manner AND “Proper Physical Condition” AND Blood Sugar Averting

  1. Summary

Diabetes is a condition that strikes late in life following a series of inappropriate lifestyle choices, most of which revolve around eating habits. Diabetes does set in slowly as an aftermath of too much sugar intake. As such, there are several ways in which people can regulate their lifestyles to minimize the intake of raw and processed sugar added into beverages and foods. Avoid sugar in coffee and tea, as well as too sugary cakes and pastries. Where possible, replace sugary drinks with water or seltzer. Also, avoid foods made from refined such as wheat, white rice, or processed cereal. Unprocessed whole grains carry the whole package of nutrients that is absent in processed grains. Replace such foods with brown sugar, whole cereal, whole wheat, oatmeal, and corn. You can also switch these processed grains for vegetables with starch, such as potatoes.

You should also increase your fiber intake every day. The number one advantage of this tip is that the foods with high fiber also tend to be healthier and more nutritive. Foods with high fiber content are fruits, legumes, and vegetables. The high fiber content in the body makes you feel fuller, thus consume fewer calories and helps you reduce weight. This tip goes a long way in diabetes prevention. Research also suggests that fiber improves blood sugar control. For better diabetes prevention, you should also avoid certain fats in foods. Fats from animals are more likely to cause diabetes than oils from plants. Not all fats are harmful, but plenty of animal fats run a higher risk of diabetes. Similarly, red meat consumption has a higher hand at averting diabetes. Iron content in red meat increases the risk of diabetes. Research suggests that people who eat dairy products, fish, chicken, and those that are purely vegetarian avert the risk of diabetes by over 50%. There are high stakes that associate red meat with diabetes. For a healthier lifestyle, also minimize alcohol intake and do lots of exercises.

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