12 Pages not including title and ref page. APA Format
Thesis: I hypothesize that patients between the ages of 18 and 65 that have been diagnosed with
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) could benefit greatly from the remede System in comparison to the alternative treatments
such as Positive Pressure Devices (PPD’s) and medication, ultimately decreasing morbidity
while improving patient compliance and quality of life.
c. Review of Literature (Results)
i. Comprehensive review and sharing of pertinent published medical literature
ii. Contains the raw data and statistical analysis from the resources you researched.
Statements made without this…are just statements.
iii. Qualify and quantify words used such as reduced, increased, significant, large,
remarkable, and important.
iv. Demonstrates support of your subtopics and thesis
v. Example (minimum of 3 subtopics):
1. Subtopic 1: narrative of x# of article supporting this subtopic
2. Subtopic 2: narrative of x# of article supporting this subtopic
3. Subtopic 3: narrative of x# of article supporting this subtopic
vi. Syllabus: this is a review of credible, relevant, and published medical literature related to
the topic and includes the statistical data with which arguments are being made in
support of, and in opposition to, the thesis. The intent is for each student, using their
subtopics (Tier 2 Heading) for organizational structure, to provide a review of factual
data and demonstrate synthesis of the articles.
1. Example: if your topic was on the “Prevention of Childhood diabetes” and the
three subtopics are exercise, nutrition, and education. A way to approach
presenting data would be to have approx. 5 or more articles in support of and in
opposition of each subtopic.
i. Thoughtfully organized synthesis of medical literature
1. Demonstrate relationships among publications (similarities, differences)
2. Integration of supporting research
3. Lays out your argument for your thesis, subtopics
4. Explains and brings relevance to the data presented in the Results section.
a. Synthesis of how narratives from the subtopics support your thesis
ii. This is a thoughtful synthesis of the relationships among the research studies cited (in
previous Tier 1 Heading – ROL) in order to further develop the paper an must include a
minimum of three subtopics (Tier 2 Heading). It brings meaning and relevance to the
data presented previously. Consider your target audience (fellow clinicians) and gear
your discussion and argument to that group.
1. Example: in the ROL, statistical significance of each of the subtopics would be
provided to bring validity to your argument. In the discussion, an explanation
would be given to show how each of the subtopics, collectively, prove argument.
Clearly and succinctly state both the potential limitations of your review and their
implications for your conclusions. Example: If your topic was new your references or research
may be limited, how would you expect that to affect your results? Limitations of the research (
including the statistical and clinical significance of results, and forms of bias and confounders)
that may affect the application of the results.
i. This is the concluding division of the body of the paper and should contain:
1. Original summary of findings
2. Original discussion of the significance of those findings (particularly for pt care)
3. Presentation of practical implications for health care and clinical proactive from
ii. Thesis and subtopics are restated and declared if they were proven or supported by your
iii. A short summary of findings
iv. Discussion of the significance of findings
v. Discussion of the theoretical or practical implications of findings
vi. Recommendations for future studies
2. Minimum of 15 resources from relevant and current, peer-reviewed sources from the literature < 8 years old (I Have all 15 I will send them to you)
a. Academic journals
c. NOT…magazines, Wikipedia, unpublished works