2.8 Assignment: Popular Press Evidence-Based Project
Assignment Submission
2.8 Assignment: Popular Press Evidence-Based Project
Week 2 | Theories of Behavior Change, Part 1
Assignment Goals
The purpose of this assignment is:

To understand the importance of evaluating the evidence and research in the area of health promotion.
To identify current priorities in health promotion in the community at large.
To utilize critical analytic skills in assessing the validity of the information available to consumers since these articles in the popular press represent the information that your clients will be asking you about. A health care provider needs to be able to critically analyze this type of information for his or her clients and families.
Assignment Directions

Students will read one article in the popular press (newspaper, magazine) that discusses current research or a topic in the area of health promotion and disease prevention as well as the original research article that it is based on.

Please complete a one-page summary of the article and your reaction to it. Make sure you answer the following:

Does the popular press article present the same information on the topic as the research article?
What is your evaluation of the original research article? Is it reliable and valid information? How did you come to that conclusion?
Is this information that you would share with your patients? Why?
At least 2 days prior to the live session, submit the following via the Submission tab at the top of this page:

Submit a copy of the original research article
Submit a one-page summary/analysis of the popular press article and your reaction
In addition to submitting, please post your article and summary to the wall below so that it can be downloaded, reviewed, and commented on by your peers. Review and comment on at least one of your classmates’ postings. To post, click on the Join This Discussion at the top of this page.

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