Discuss Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection
Assignment: Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection
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Locate a minimum of 4 research articles related to the topic and PICOT questions that you developed in Week 2. The articles must be current (2002 to the present), and two articles must be quantitative, and two articles must be qualitative. These articles should be somewhat related to your PICOT questions.
Articles used for one assignment can’t be used for the other assignments (students should find new research articles for each assignment).
The selected articles should be original research articles. Review articles, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, and systemic review should not be used.
Mixed-methods studies should not be used.
Write a summary (2–3 pages)
Describe the similarities and differences among the four research articles
Use current APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources.
Submit the 4 completed charts along with your summary.
Please attach the 4 research articles together with the summaries.
PICOT QUESTIONS THAT ARTICLE SHOULD BE RELATED TO:
1)For patients who are 65 or older, how does having indwelling catheter compared to no indwelling catheter influence the risk for developing urinary tract infection in a month?
2)In patients who are 65 or older with symptoms of UTI, does starting an antibiotic without proper diagnosis compared to using alternative modalities more effective treatment or relief in managing the symptoms until appropriate diagnosis are in place?
3)Does treating asymptomatic symptoms of urinary tract infection with antibiotics in patients who are 65 and older reduces the urinary infection and complication after initiation of the medication?
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
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