January 10th, 2018
Quantitative article – Theoretical framework, variables, literature review
The study’s variables differ with differences in the objectives the study sought to assess. For instance, to assess the prevalence of obesity, the dependent variables are the BMI and BF % readings. The independent variables for the BMI measurement are height and weight measurements participants whereas those for BF% are the estimate of body fat mass, lean mass and bone mass obtained from scans. In assessing how BMI misclassification is associated with CRP, CRP is the dependent variable, which is explained by BMI values under different classifications. The researchers do not present a definitive theoretical framework, but the literature review presented highlights the relationship among the aspects the study addresses.
Review of Related Literature
The study presents an organized review of relevant and current literature. At the onset, the study for instance identifies why obesity is an issue of concern by linking it to various diseases and adverse economic outcomes as presented in prior literature. Subsequently, the study’s uses relevant literature to identify why obesity is an issue for the population under study while noting the limited research conducted in such a population to compare efficacy of approaches used to assess obesity in such a population. By identifying this gap in literature, the researchers thus establish the need for the current study. Go to part 3 here.