A literature review is a summary and synthesis that combines information on a topic.
Literature reviews are used by many disciplines to provide foundational information for various projects, such as research studies, grant proposals, health risk assessments, thesis or dissertations.
An Annotated Bibliography (or bibliography) includes a summary of each citation along with how it will be used in your literature review.
To help you complete this assignment, download the Annotated Bibliography checklist from the Learning Resources.
Choose a chronic condition or disease to be the topic for your Literature Review Assignment. It is due in Module 4.
Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that can be treated but not always cured.
You should find at least four peer-reviewed primary research articles (less than three years old) that clearly explain the pathophysiology of your topic.
While you can use more sources than necessary to support your Literature Review paper (as needed), your Annotated Bibliography should be based primarily on primary research.
A high-quality review article or meta analysis may be used, but it does not count towards the four required primary studies.
You should ensure that any secondary sources you use are high quality and scholarly.
This article was written and published by Taylor L.A. Magloire T., Becker K., Becker K., Groff Paris L., Groff Paris L., Dvidson P., and Baptiste D.L.
Contemporary Nurse published this article in 2016.
The authors present the results of the research on nurse-managed education programs for heart failure patients.
This feasibility study revealed that nurses-led management programs for heart failure patients are quite effective in behavior modification.
This article is an excellent resource and should be used for research into the management and treatment of heart failure.
The evidence-based findings suggest that nurses should actively participate in patient sensitization.
Because it is well-researched, it is credible.
Good methods were used to conduct the feasibility study.
This feasibility study can provide useful and reliable information about the effectiveness of nurses in managing heart failure.
Before and after the nurse education intervention, self-care behavior and educational level in patients with heart disease.
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 13(5): 459-465.
Bayes-Genis (A.), de Antonio, M. Cabanes, R. Cano, L. Domingo M. D. M. Lupon, J. and Gonzalez (B.) authored the article, which was published in 2014 by European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
The authors present candidly the results of a study on educational interventions and self-care for heart failure patients.
This qualitative research was conducted on a small sample of heart failure patients.
It was found that heart failure patients who are trained in self-care strategies can improve their own care.
This credible resource was created by respected scholars.
This resource should be added to the list of references for the topic.
It was of high quality.
The research can be used to support a research project on heart failure.
Because self-management plays an important role in heart failure management and treatment, the article will include it in the research.
Sarah, C.Jill P. Gill, W. Gerry, & Lewin R. (2014).
A randomised controlled trial of Nurse-facilitated Self-management Support for People with Heart Failure and their Family Carers (SEMAPHFOR), was conducted.
International Journal of Nursing Studies 51 (2014) 1207-1213.
Lewin, R. Gerry, R. Gill, W. Gill, Jill P., Sarah, C. wrote the article and it was published in 2014 by International Journal of Nursing Studies.
This research was done using randomization.
This research used a computerized randomization method to recruit participants and collect data.
The main finding of this research is that heart failure patients can benefit from the assistance provided by nurses in managing their self-management skills.
This article should be used for research purposes on heart failure.
This article is credible because it was written by academics.
Its findings are consistent and evidence-based.
Self-management is an important concept for the treatment of heart disease.
It is crucial to the success of any treatment.
Self-management is a key component of conducting research.