of a novel research proposal15 pages, specific to your role specialization. The
project must include an intervention appropriate to nursing practice and
consistent with your MSN role option.
research question being investigated is “Does pneumococcal/ influenza vaccine/
or smoking cessation counseling prevent or decrease COPD exacerbations?” This could be change if the writer feels that
the research question is not answerable, or feasible. The population for this study will be any patients
with COPD over the age of 18 and based on the COPD Assessment Test (CAT).
the problem statement and research purpose.
your research question aimed at solving (a part of) the problem and include the
following components which will focus the literature review.
Patient, Population or Problem
1 What are the characteristics of the
patient or population?
2 What is the condition or disease you
are interested in?
Intervention or exposure
3 What do you want to do with this
patient (e.g. treat, diagnose, observe)?
4 What is the alternative to the
intervention (e.g. placebo, different drug, surgery)?
5 What are the relevant outcomes (e.g.
morbidity, death, complications)?
Ensure that the research question is answerable, feasible and clinically
PLEASE FOLLOW THE RUBRIC PROVIDED AND YOU MAY MAKE CORRECTIONS AS NEEDED FOR THE LITERATURE REVIEW ( PROVIDED) SECTION. THE POPULATION OF THE SELECTED IS BASED ON
any patients with COPD over the age of
18 and based on the COPD Assessment Test (CAT). The CAT is a patient-completed
instrument that complements existing approaches to assessing COPD, such as FEV1
measurement. It has been designed to provide a straightforward and reliable
measure of health status in COPD and assists patients and their physicians in
quantifying the impact of COPD on the patient’s health. The CAT is a validated,
short (8-item) and single patient completed questionnaire, with good
discriminant properties, developed for use in routine clinical practice to
measure the health status of patients with COPD1. Despite the small number of
component items, it covers a broad range of effects of COPD on patients’
health. Using this assessment scale, the patient that the intervention of
non-pharmacologic treatment could benefit would be patients with a score of 10
and greater no matter age, (American Thoracic Society, 2011).
on the CAT, patient with < 10 scores then most days are good, but COPD
causes a few problems and stops people doing one or two things that they would
like to do. They usually cough several days a week and get breathless when
playing sports and games and when carrying heavy loads. They have to slow down
or stop when walking up hills or if they hurry when walking on level ground.
They get exhausted quickly, (GOLDCOPD, 2011). This is my thought process, could be change to fit better with research
question if needed.
I also included some articles to be used as references. I uploaded the template and the detailed rubric.