NURS 328 ASSIGNMENT 3 - RESEARCH STUDY STUDENT CRITIQUE 1 A Research Study Student Critique on The Adequacy of Nutritional Intake From Food and

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RESEARCH STUDY: STUDENT CRITIQUE1A Research Study Student Critique on:The Adequacy of Nutritional Intake From Food and Supplements in a Cohort of PregnantWomen in Quebec, Canada by Dubois et al.Lila, FarishtaAthabasca UniversityNURS 328December 2017NURS 328
RESEARCH STUDY: STUDENT CRITIQUE2A Canadian nutritional cohort study released in April 2017 published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition entitled “Adequacy of nutritional intake from food and supplements in a cohort of pregnant women in Quebec, Canada: the 3D Cohort Study (Design, Develop, Discover)” by Dubois et al. attempted to shed light on the nutritional inadequacy that effects Canadian pregnant women due to their food consumption patterns in order to add to the very small pool of similar studies in hopes to understand the relationship between nutritional deficiencies and pregnancy health concerns and outcomes. This is important as in order to rectify a concern valid research must first be carried out, allowing for a meta-analysis, hence since credible studies in this field are currently limited there is a need for it. This study selected was an analyzation of the 3D Cohort Study (Design, Develop, Discover). The study was conducted a cohort of 1533 pregnant women from 12 various health centres in Quebec, they were followed from approximately 8 weeks of pregnancy up to birth. Data collection was done mainly by self recording methods as well as professional anthropometrics recordings and questionnaires to gain insights on the subject’s nutritional intake from diet as well as supplements. The study took a non-experimental asno intervention was required however results still used relied on a quantitative analysis approach while using a convenience sample method. After carefully analyzing the various aspects of the study, a few strengths were discovered. Some of these aspects Dubois et al. carried out eloquently, such as the use of advanced software to sieve out any under-reporters, which is a common concern of most cohort studies. The study also fell short in a few significant aspects such as the sample not being a true representation of the population and demographic of Quebec or Canada as a whole. It also lacked the use of common scientific technology methods to track biological markers of sampled individuals and instead, relied heavily on self reporting methods. Overall the design and methodology could have been executed differently to yield more accurate results, though the interpretations were consistent with the results and toother recognizable bodies of related studies. Thus, making the critiqued report a meaningful tool for future innovative research design frameworks, as well as to serve as a comparative analysis.

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